Dr. Alan D. Strange
Professor of Church History | Registrar | Theological Librarian
Professor Strange served Providence Orthodox Presbyterian Church in Glassboro, New Jersey, for over nine years before coming to Mid-America. He is an associate pastor at New Covenant Community Church (OPC) in Joliet, Illinois, frequently preaching there or speaking in other church and conference settings.
Dr. Strange is active in the Presbytery of the Midwest and serves on or chairs various OPC committees, including the Committee on Appeals and Complaints, the Psalter Hymnal Special Committee, the Committee on Christian Education and the Board of Trustees of Great Commission Publications. He served as chairman of the Committee on Creation Views and as vice-chairman of the Justification Committee, producing substantial reports for both of those study committees. He teaches the course for the Ministerial Training Institute of the OPC on the Form of Government and has written extensively on church polity. He also served as the Moderator of the 75th OPC General Assembly (2008), and as general editor of the Trinity Psalter Hymnal (2018).
Professor Strange has done extensive youth and college student work over the course of his ministry and has published historical works for use in Christian education and homeschooling. He has published articles on colonial American intellectual history and the history of American Presbyterianism, and has been a frequent contributor to the OPC denominational magazine New Horizons, Ordained Servant, and to the Mid-America Journal of Theology. He has also written for and serves as a contributing editor to The Confessional Presbyterian. He has contributed essays to several volumes and has recently published The Doctrine of the Spirituality of the Church in the Ecclesiology of Charles Hodge (P&R). Another book, on The Imputation of the Active Obedience of Christ at the Westminster Assembly (RHB), is forthcoming. He is a member of the Evangelical Theological Society, the Evangelical Homiletical Society, the Conference on Faith and History, and the American Society of Church History.
B.A. Centenary College 1984
M.A. College of William and Mary 1986
M.Div. Westminster Theological Seminary 1989
Ph.D. University of Wales 2014
Apologetics and Church History Courses:
AS 112: Introduction to Apologetics
AS 213: Applied Apologetics
CH 113: Ancient Church History
CH 234: Medieval and Reformation Church History
CH 334: Modern and American Church History
ED 333: Denominational History and Government
The Doctrine of the Spirituality of the Church
The Westminster Standards