Short Biography

Dr. J. Ligon Duncan, III

Dr. J. Ligon Duncan, III, is the chancellor & CEO of Reformed Theological Seminary and the John E. Richards professor of systematic and historical theology. He will continue to serve as senior minister of the historic First Presbyterian Church (1837) in Jackson, Miss., where he has served for the past 17 years, until Dec 31, 2013. He is the president of the Council on Biblical Manhood and Womanhood and served as president of the Alliance of Confessing Evangelicals from 2004-2012. He studied at Furman University, Greenville, SC (BA); Covenant Theological Seminary, St. Louis (M.Div., MA, cum laude ); and the University of Edinburgh, Scotland (Ph.D.). Duncan has edited, written, and contributed to numerous books. Ligon and his wife Anne have two teenagers and they reside in Jackson, Miss.