James A. DeJong

Former President at Calvin Theological Seminary

James A. DeJong

James A. DeJong

Former President at Calvin Theological Seminary

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DeJong, James A.
James A. De Jong (1941- )
President 1983-2002

A native of Paterson, NJ and the son, grandson and great-grandson of pastors in the Christian Reformed Church, James Allan De Jong graduated from Calvin College (1963), Calvin Theological Seminary (1966), and earned a Th.D. from the Free University of Amsterdam in 1970. He was ordained in 1970 and taught at Trinity Christian College, Palos Heights, IL and later Dordt College, Sioux Center, IA. An author and editor, he specializes in church history, particularly the history of Reformed theology and the history of missions.

De Jong's Calvin Theological Seminary presidency (1983-2001) spanned a period in the denomination's history filled with debate about its place amid rapidly changing social diversity. Issues such as academic freedom, human origins, the role of women in the church, and denominational identity have polarized the denomination. During his tenure, the seminary remained confessionally focused and united, stressing the importance of preparing excellent, dedicated Reformed pastors while also training theological leadership for the global church. During his presidency the seminary building was enlarged and remodeled, a Ph.D. program was added to the curriculum, student housing facilities were built and acquired and a hundred scholarships were added.

De Jong is married and has three married children and seven grandchildren.

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