Monday, July 2, 2012

GPTS Men in New Denominational Leadership Roles

Two GPTS men were elevated to leadership roles during their respective Presbyterian denominations' national assemblies in June.

Dr. Tony Curto, associate  professor of practical theology in missions and apologetics, was elected moderator of the Orthodox Presbyterian Church at its General Assembly in Wheaton, Ill. Dr. Curto was a pastor for 15 years in Southern California, serving as a regional home missionary in Southern California for 2 years. For 9 years, he served the OPC foreign missions committee as a missionary evangelist to Uganda and continues his service as a part-time missionary evangelist to Ethiopia. He will be teaching apologetics at Puritan Reformed Theological Seminary in Grand Rapids, Mich. this Fall.
GPTS Board Member Jeffrey J. Kingswood was chosen moderator of the Associate Reformed Presbyterian Church at the ARP's General Synod in Flat Rock, North Carolina. Rev. Kingswood is pastor of Grace Presbyterian Church of Woodstock, Ontario, Canada. He is a former editor of the Pioneer Christian Monthly and has served on the board of the London Ligonier Study Centre (Ligonier Ministries of Canada). Rev. Kingswood's election came during a meeting once again marked by heated controversy over the ARP's affiliation with Erskine College and Seminary, which conservatives claim have drifted into liberalism on several fronts.