Paul Kooistra

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Paul Kooistra is the President of Erskine College and Erskine Theological Seminary in Due West, South Carolina.[1]

Kooistra was born in Duluth, Minnesota, and received an M.Div. from Columbia Theological Seminary in Decatur, Georgia and a Ph.D. from the University of Alabama.[citation needed]

Kooistra is a Presbyterian minister and the past coordinator of Mission to the World, the missions agency of the Presbyterian Church in America (PCA), which has become the largest Presbyterian missions agency in history under his tenure, with more than 600 career and several hundred short-term missionaries abroad.[citation needed] He was elected moderator of the 2008-2009 General Assembly of the PCA.[2]

He served as a pastor and professor at Belhaven College and Reformed Theological Seminary in Jackson, Mississippi, and president of Covenant Theological Seminary (the official seminary of the PCA).[citation needed]

Kooistra has written devotional booklets Thirty-One Days of Grace, Supper's Ready and Pursuit of Joy.

On July 18, 2014, he was elected president of both Erskine College and Erskine Theological Seminary, which are affiliated with the Associate Reformed Presbyterian Church.[1]


  1. ^ a b "Erskine Board Calls Paul Kooistra as President". The Aquila Report. July 18, 2014. Retrieved July 18, 2014. 
  2. ^ "TE Paul Kooistra Elected Moderator of 36th PCA General Assembly". The Aquila Report. Retrieved 2008-07-16.