Presbyterian Family - Biographies By Last Name

Allen, Horace Newton

Horace Allen (1858-1932) was the first resident Protestant missionary in Korea. His medical and diplomatic contributions helped soothe anti-Christian policies in the region.

Blake, Eugene Carson

Eugene Carson Blake (1906-1985) was a prominent Presbyterian minister best known for his commitment to ecumenism and the civil rights movement.

Buck, Pearl S.

Pearl Buck (1892-1973) was an award-winning novelist, whose liberal views on theology and Presbyterian missions drew criticism from conservative Presbyterians.

Dabney, Robert Lewis

Robert Lewis Dabney (1794-1884) is considered one of the most influential Southern theologians of the 19th century.

Davies, Samuel

Samuel Davies (1723-1761) helped spread Presbyterianism to Virginia and served Princeton University early in its establishment.

Finney, Charles

Charles Finney (1792-1875) was a prominent evangelical and revivalist during the Second Great Awakening.

Fosdick, Harry Emerson

Harry Emerson Fosdick (1878-1969), prominent New York City minister and theological liberal. Famous for criticizing fundamentalists in his sermon entitled "Shall the Fundamentalists Win?"

Gloucester, John

John Gloucester (1776-1822) founded the first African-American Presbyterian Church and was one of the earliest black Presbyterian ministers.

Hodge, Archibald Alexander

Archibald Alexander Hodge (1823-1886) was a conservative Presbyterian pastor and Princeton theologian. He was popular for his warm, witty, and clear writing style.

Hodge, Charles

Charles Hodge (1797-1878) was the leading 19th century Old School Presbyterian theologian in the United States.

Keller, Timothy

Timothy Keller (1950-present) is an evangelical pastor, theologian, and best-selling author. His intellectual preaching style attracts educated young professionals to his New York City megachurch.

Kennedy, Dennis James

Dennis James Kennedy (1930-2007) was an evangelical pastor of Coral Ridge Presbyterian Church and a significant figure in the New Christian Right.

Machen, John Gresham

John Gresham Machen (1881-1937) was a Presbyterian clergyman and New Testament scholar at Princeton Theological Seminary. He is famous for denouncing more liberal interpretations of the Bible.

Makemie, Francis

Francis Makemie (1668-1708) is known as the father of American Presbyterianism.

McIntire, Carl

Carl McIntire (1906-2002) was a militant fundamentalist, who helped found the Bible Presbyterian Church, International Council of Christian Churches, and radio show "Twentieth-Century Reformation Hour."

Mears, Henrietta

Henrietta Mears (1890-1963) reignited the popularity of Sunday schools through her high quality teaching methods and publications.

Mouw, Richard

Richard Mouw (1940-present) is a Presbyterian evangelical theologian/philosopher, and former president of Fuller Theological Seminary, who is well known for his interfaith dialogue.

Occom, Samson

Samson Occom (1723-1792), an evangelical Presbyterian minister from the Mohegan tribe, founded the Indian-Christian community of Brothertown, New York.

Parkhurst, Charles Henry

Charles Parkhurst (1842-1933) was a Presbyterian minister and social reformer who exposed the moral and political corruption of New York City.

Rogers, Fred McFeely

Fred Rogers (1928-2003), a Presbyterian minister, hosted a popular kids' show called "Mister Rogers' Neighborhood" on public television from 1968 until 2001.

Rushdoony, Rousas John

Rousas John Rushdoony (1916-2001), Presbyterian theologian and homeschooling advocate, laid the foundations for Christian Reconstructionism.

Schaeffer, Francis

Francis Schaeffer (1912-1984) was a famous evangelical apologist who denounced the spread of relativism in modern society.

Tennent, Gilbert

Gilbert Tennent (1703-1764) was an Irish-born "New Side" Presbyterian minister and revivalist. His criticism of more conservative Presbyterians led to a schism in 1741.

Tennent, William

William Tennent (1673-1746) was a Presbyterian minister famously known for establishing the first Presbyterian seminary in America.

Thornwell, James

James Henley Thornwell (1812-1862) was the antebellum South’s most eminent Presbyterian theologian.

Van Til, Cornelius

Cornelius Van Til (1895-1987) was a Dutch-American theologian, famous for his unique brand of Christian apologetics known as presuppositionalism.

Warfield, Benjamin

B. B. Warfield (1851-1921) ranks in the forefront of great Presbyterian theologians of Princeton Seminary.

Witherspoon, John

John Witherspoon (1723-1794) was a Presbyterian minister, president of the College of New Jersey, and the only clergy signatory of the Declaration of Independence.

Woosley, Louisa

Louisa Woosley (1862-1952) was the first female ordained minister in the Presbyterian Church.

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