Associate Professor of Old Testament Studies | M.T.S. Program Director
A.B. Dordt College 2000
M.Div. Westminster Seminary California 2007
M.A. University of California, Los Angeles, 2011
Ph.D. University of Pretoria, South Africa, 2023
Dr. Compton is a minister in the URCNA and pastored at Christ Reformed Church (Anaheim, CA) before coming to Mid-America. He is currently an associate pastor at Redeemer United Reformed Church (St. John, IN).
After graduating from Dordt College, Dr. Compton taught high school band and orchestra before attending seminary at Westminster Seminary California. After seminary, he studied at the Claremont Graduate University and then the University of California, Los Angeles, where he completed doctoral coursework before finishing his M.A. He has also studied pastoral counseling at Westminster Theological Seminary. Dr. Compton earned his Ph.D. in Old Testament from the University of Pretoria with a dissertation on the Book of Ezekiel entitled, "A Priest Coping with a New Place: A Vocational Psychology and Trauma Reading of Ezekiel's Priestly Identity."
Dr. Compton has taught and lectured at UCLA in the Department of Near Eastern Languages and Cultures, has delivered papers at regional meetings of the Evangelical Theological Society and the Society of Biblical Literature, and has contributed articles to the New Interpreters Dictionary of the Bible and the Lexham Bible Dictionary. He has published articles in the Mid-America Journal of Theology, Svensk Exegetisk Årsbok, Tabletalk, and The Outlook, and reviews in the Westminster Theological Journal, the Calvin Theological Journal, and Themelios; he also serves as a co-editor of the Mid-America Journal of Theology.
Dr. Compton is a member of the Evangelical Theological Society, the National Association of Professors of Hebrew, and the Society of Biblical Literature.