Professor

W. Robert Godfrey, PhD


Education

  • Stanford University, MA and PhD
  • Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary, MDiv
  • Stanford University, BA

Teaching Career

  • President, Westminster Seminary California
  • Professor of Church History, Westminster Seminary California
  • His church history courses, including his specialty on the Protestant Reformation, have gained national acclaims
  • Professor, Westminster Theological Seminary in Philadelphia (1974-1981)
  • Professor, Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary (1968-1970)
  • Professor, Stanford University (early 1970s)
  • Visiting professor, Trinity Evangelical Divinity School and Reformed Theological Seminary

Other Career Highlights

  • Ordained minister in the United Reformed Churches
  • Pastor of several churches in Pennsylvania and California
  • Elder delegate to multiple Synods
  • Preacher and lecturer in Europe and Asia
  • Honorary key speaker in Geneva, Switzerland for the 500th anniversary of John Calvin’s birth
  • Speaker at many conferences, including those sponsored by the Lausanne Committee for World Evangelization, the Philadelphia Conference on Reformed Theology, and Ligonier Ministries
  • Editor of the Westminster Theological Journal

Publications

  • Numerous books, including An Unexpected Journey, Reformation Sketches, Pleasing God in Our Worship,and God’s Pattern for Creation
  • Contributor to numerous other books and journals and author of journal articles on John Calvin and Martin Luther, among others

Courses