Speaker Biographies

Derek W.H. Thomas, a native of Wales, is the Senior Minister at First Presbyterian Church (ARP) in Columbia, South Carolina. He is also a Chancellor’s Professor at Reformed Theological Seminary (Atlanta) as well as a Teaching Fellow with Ligonier Ministries and Dean of their Dmin Program. He previously served as the Chairman of the Theology Department at Reformed Theological Seminary (Jackson) and the Minister of Teaching at First Presbyterian Church (PCA) in Jackson, Mississippi. Dr. Thomas holds a Bachelor of Science in Mathematics from the University of Wales, a Masters of Divinity from Reformed Theological Seminary (Jackson), and a Doctor of Philosophy from the University of Wales (Lampeter). He was ordained in the Evangelical Church of Ireland, and served Stranmillis Evangelical Presbyterian Church in Belfast for 17 years before moving to the United States. He has published more than twenty books and contributed to many others.