ITS Professors


ITS Professors

Dr. David S. Schrock

Dr. David Schrock (PhD in Systematic Theology from The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary) is pastor of preaching and theology at Occoquan Bible Church (Woodbridge, VA). He pastored in Indiana for five years, and has taught adjunctly at Crossroads Bible College and The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary. He also writes regularly for many academic journals and online periodicals (e.g., The Gospel Coalition, 9Marks, SBJT, etc.). He is married to Wendy and has three sons and one daughter on the way. We are thrilled to have Dr. Schrock's combination of academic and pastoral experience in the classroom.

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You can connect with Dr. Schrock through his blog (Via Emmaus) or Twitter (@davidschrock). Listen to some of his recent sermons here.

Dr. Stephen J. Wellum

Stephen J. Wellum (PhD, Trinity Evangelical Divinity School) is professor of Christian theology at The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary and editor of the Southern Baptist Journal of Theology. He has more than twenty years of teaching and pastoral service, and has has written numerous article and book chapters. He also authored (with Peter Gentry) Kingdom through Covenant and the forthcoming book God the Son IncarnateDr. Wellum is married to Karen and has five children. We are truly blessed that he'll be teaching Systematic Theology I here at ITS this year.

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[Read some of Carl Trueman's thoughts on Dr. Wellum and his newest book here.]
[Listen to a recent Symposium in which Dr. Wellum participated over his book Kingdom through Covenant.]

Dr. Nicholas G. Piotrowski

Dr. Nicholas Piotrowski (Ph.D. in Biblical Theology [New Testament] from Wheaton College) is a Professor of Biblical and Theological Studies and the Associate Dean of Academics at Crossroads Bible College, as well as an Adjunct Professor at Capital Seminary & Graduate School.  He is also the Associate Pastor of Theological Development at Northside Baptist Church.  His publications include articles in the Tyndale Bulletin, Currents in Biblical Research, Bulletin for Biblical Research, Mid-America Journal of Theology, Criswell Theological Review, and The Southern Baptist Journal of Theology as well as reviews in the Journal of the Evangelical Theological Society and the 9 Marks e-Journal.  His first book, Matthew's New David at the End of Exile, was published last year with Brill.  Dr. Piotrowski brings years of classroom, academic and pastoral experience to ITS.

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You can read Dr. Piotrowski's monthly Vision articles here, and listen to some of his sermons here.

Rev. Brian Allred

Brian has served as the associate pastor at New Life Presbyterian Church (PCA) in Yorktown, Indiana since 2009. He earned his M. Div. at Mid-America Reformed Seminary in 2007, and upon graduation served as a church planter at Trinity Presbyterian Church (PCA) in DeMotte, Indiana and as adjunct faculty at Mid-America teaching New Testament Greek. He has also taught courses for LAMP Theological Seminary.

Brian holds both a bachelor’s and master’s degree in Health Science from Ball State University. Prior to attending seminary, he served on the faculty of the Department of Physiology and Health Science from 1995-2004 while also serving as the coordinator of college and young adult ministry at Westminster Presbyterian Church (PCA) in Muncie, Indiana.

Brian and his wife of 21 years, Stacey, live in Yorktown with their two children, Aaron and Miriam.

Dr. L. Timothy Swinson

Dr. Tim Swinson (Ph.D. in New Testament from Trinity Evangelical Divinity School) has been ordained for over 23 years, serving in pastoral ministry from 1989 to 2012. Beginning in 2010, he began teaching with Liberty University, and now serves as an Assistant Professor and Instructional Mentor with Liberty’s School of Divinity. Over the course of his teaching and pastoral ministry his studies have entailed chiefly biblical exegesis, with much of his work concerning the Pastoral Epistles. His dissertation was published by Wipf and Stock in 2014, under the title What is “Scripture”?: Paul’s Use of Graphe in the Letters to Timothy. Tim and Beth Ann have two children, Maia and Eric.

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Rev. John F. Peoples Jr.

Rev. John Peoples (M.Div., Covenant Theological Seminary) is the Associate Pastor of Grace Presbyterian Church. He has served as a Solo and Senior Pastor in Bloomington, IN and South Florida, as well as a Youth Pastor in a Chinese Church in St. Louis. Within the larger Presbyterian Church in America John has served as the Chairman of the Theological Examining Committee for the Great Lakes Presbytery, Ohio Valley Presbytery and South Florida Presbytery, and currently the Central Indiana Presbytery. He is also a member of the leadership board of the Reformation Society of Indiana, and Leadership Team of the Mid-West Chinese Bible Conference. In addition to being a conference speaker for various college and young adult ministries, John has taught Communication Theory and Public Speaking courses for Ivy Tech. He brings years of pastoral experience and a deep love for working in the original biblical languages with him into the classroom.

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Hear some of Rev. Peoples' sermons here.


Rev. Daniel Herron

Engaged in evangelism and discipleship-focused university-city ministry since his undergraduate days, Dan and his family have been in the process of scratch-planting a new PCA church in Bloomington since the summer of 2012.  Before this, Dan served in various ministry roles with Redeemer Presbyterian in Indianapolis, as adjunct faculty at Africa Renewal University in Kampala, Uganda, The Journey Fellowship and Acts 29 Network in St. Louis, MO. Previous to this, Dan served 5 years as campus staff with Great Commission Ministries at the University of Illinois, and 2 years as a High School History teacher among at-risk young people. While at Covenant Theological Seminary Dan was a student under and assistant to Jerram Barrs (Professor of Christian Studies & Contemporary Culture and Resident Scholar of the Francis A. Schaeffer Institute) as well as Bryan Chapell (professor of Homiletics and former President of Covenant Seminary). Through the influence of these mentors God has shaped a grace-centered foundation as well as deep sensitivity for those outside of the Christian faith. Dan’s other interests include road cycling, mountain biking, swimming, and cooking & eating great meals. Dan and his wife, Erica, have 3 young children.

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You can hear some of Rev. Herron’s teachings at a recent evangelism forum here.