FROM COVENANT THEOLOGICAL SEMINARY
Dr Bradley J. Matthews
Dr Brad Matthews has been in the faculty at Covenant Theological Seminary since 2008. He began his professional life as a mechanical engineer before entering seminary. During his time as an Mdiv degree student at Covenant, he served as a pastoral intern in youth ministries and director of campus ministry. He then pursued PhD studies at the University of Durham in England while serving as an adjunct lecturer in both Greek and Hebrew at Cranmer Hall, and completed his thesis on the nature of Christian Maturity, which involved an interdisciplinary evaluation of modern perspectives and theories using a biblical theology of maturity.
Dr. Matthews has published on the topics of Christian maturity and interpretive issues in Colossians. His interest in these subjects and experience at Covenant in the formational aspects of the curriculum have uniquely equipped him to support and connect with students.
Dr Daniel M. Doriani
After a decade as senior pastor of Central Presbyterian church in Clayton, Missouri, Dr Dan Doriani returned to Covenant Theological Seminary in October 2013 to serve as Vice President of Strategic Academic Projects and Professor of Theology at Covenant Theological Seminary, and became Professor of Biblical and Systematic Theology and Vice President at large in 2019.
He teaches two core courses for the Master of Divinity (MDiv) program — Christian Ethics and Reformation and Modern Church History — as well as some elective courses on exegesis and church life. He also speaks in churches and conferences.
Dr. Doriani has extensive teaching and pastoral experience as an interim, assistant, associate, and solo pastor, and has been involved in several planning and study committees at the presbytery level. He has written many books and commentaries, and is a contributing blogger for The Gospel Coalition.
Dr Zack Eswine
Dr Zack Eswine is the Director of the Homiletics Program and Adjunct Professor of Homiletics at Covenant Theological Seminary, where he teaches homiletics and oversees the Seminary’s adjunct and visiting homiletic preaching instructors.
He is a Resident Scholar of the Francis Schaeffer Institute, and continues to serve as Lead Pastor at Riverside Church (EPC) in Webster Groves, Missouri. Dr. Eswine and his wife, Jessica, serve ministry leaders and those who doubt by opening their home and pursuing the wisdom of Jesus for the questions of life. Dr. Eswine also teaches advanced-level courses in pastoral leadership, apologetics, and preaching at various seminaries, and has authored several books.
Dr Aaron Goldstein
Dr Aaron Goldstein is currently the Assistant Professor of Old Testament at Covenant Theological Seminary,
Prior to coming aboard full time at Covenant, Dr Goldstein served for eight years as a pastor at Cornerstone Church, a local congregation in St. Louis, Missouri, and taught as an Adjunct Professor of Religion at Lindenwood University. He holds a PhD in biblical studies from Concordia Seminary in St. Louis.
Dr David W. Chapman
Dr David Chapman is currently the Professor of New Testament and Archeology at Covenant Theological Seminary,
Dr Chapman previously worked in college ministry with Campus Crusade for Christ, and continues to be active in local and international church ministry and teaching. He serves on the Board of Presbyterian Mission International, assisting international students studying at Covenant to return to full-time ministry in their home countries. His recent research focuses on enhancing appreciation of the New Testament through study of relevant Jewish and Graeco-Roman literature and archaeological investigation. He has contributed to many publications, including being the associate editor for New Testament Archaeology for the ESV Study Bible.
Dr Tasha Chapman
Dr Tasha Chapman is currently the Professor of Educational Ministries at Covenant Theological Seminary, and started teaching education courses and mentoring women at the seminary in 2002.
Prior to that, she worked in campus ministry and directed women’s ministry in local churches in the United States and England. She views educational ministry as the lifelong process of growing toward maturity in Christ through the power of the Holy Spirit with the body of Christ. Her courses explore ministry-relevant applications of current educational and leadership research, learning theories, and teaching and leadership / management methods. Her current consulting and research focus on leadership, self-stewardship for resilience, cross-cultural learning, and instructional and curriculum design.
Dr Mark Dalbey
Dr Mark Dalbey brings over 45 years of experience as a teacher and pastor to his responsibilities as Covenant Seminary’s President and now President Emeritus. He came to the Seminary in 1999 following serving as senior pastor, pastor and chaplain and Bible Instructor at various churches and institutions. Dr. Dalbey also serves as Professor of Applied Theology.
Dr. Dalbey’s doctoral work focused on corporate worship. His heart for worship is evident as he teaches the MDiv worship class and advises worship pastors and leaders throughout the denomination. He also teaches a DMin class on grace-based leadership and co-teaches a class on gospel-centered parenting with his wife, Beth.