The RTS Board of Trustees has elected Dr. J. Ligon Duncan, III, as chancellor and CEO of Reformed Theological Seminary. Duncan is currently the John E. Richards professor of systematic and historical theology at RTS in Jackson, Miss., and the senior minister of historic First Presbyterian Church (1837), where he has served for the past 17 years. He is the president of the Council on Biblical Manhood and Womanhood, and served as President of the Alliance of Confessing Evangelicals from 2004-2012.
Board Chair Richard Ridgway commented, ““We are thankful for the Lord’s provision in the appointment of Dr. J. Ligon Duncan as the next Chancellor of Reformed Theological Seminary. We also have a deep appreciation for Dr. Thomas and his team at SIMA for their tremendous help in assisting us through our selection process. Dr. Duncan is uniquely gifted for this important leadership position at RTS. He is a well-known theologian, pastor, preacher and churchman and has served on the faculty of RTS for 23 years. He is an effective communicator with great leadership ability.”
Duncan will continue to teach systematic and historical theology for RTS, and will serve as senior minister at First Presbyterian Church until the end of this year. His appointment as chancellor and CEO of RTS follows his good friend Dr. Michael Milton, who retired as chancellor in May 2013.