Dr. John R. Sittema

Visiting Lecturer in Practical Theology

  • Practical Theology | Guest Faculty | Charlotte

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Trinity Christian College, B.A.
Calvin Theological Seminary, M.Div.
Westminster Theological Seminary California, D.Min.


A Chicago native, John Sittema served as a Pastor in the Christian Reformed Church from 1975—2002, at which time he entered the PCA by way of Call and Transfer. He served at Christ Covenant PCA in Matthews NC for 3 years, followed by nearly a decade at Christ Church PCA in Jacksonville, FL. He has taught courses at Mid America Reformed Seminary (Chicago area) in Education, and for 6 years has taught in the Doctoral Program at RTS Charlotte. He served for some years as President of WorldServe Ministries, and currently serves as Chairman and Lead Missiologist at Rivers of the World (ROW), a holistic Reformed mission resource ministry, with whom WorldServe merged in September of 2014. 


  • With a Shepherd’s Heart: Reclaiming the Pastoral Office of Elder. (Grandville MI: Reformed Fellowship Publications, 1996)
  • Meeting Jesus at the Feast: Israel’s Festivals and the Gospel. (Grandville MI: Reformed Fellowship Publications, 2010)

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