All articles by Derek Thomas
Originally from Wales, Derek Thomas is Senior Minister of First Presbyterian Church, Columbia, South Carolina, and the Robert Strong Professor of Systematic and Pastoral Theology at Reformed Theological Seminary in Atlanta, Georgia.
After pastoring for 17 years in Belfast, Northern Ireland, Thomas returned to the USA in 1996 where, in addition
to his service to the Jackson campus of RTS, he served as the Minister of Teaching at First Presbyterian Church
in Jackson until 2011, when he joined the staff at FPC, Columbia. As well as serving in the pastorate, Derek has
served as editor of the Evangelical Presbyterian, a monthly denominational magazine.
A graduate of RTS in 1978, he gained a Ph.D. from the University of Wales, Lampeter in Calvin’s preaching on the
book of Job. He has written or edited several books .