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Samuel Logan

served as the International Director of the World Reformed Fellowship from July 1, 2005, to March 27, 2015

About Samuel Logan

Dr. Samuel Logan served as the International Director of the World Reformed Fellowship from July 1, 2005, to March 27, 2015, and has served as Associate Internationbal Director since that latter date. He was born in Vicksburg, Mississippi, in 1943. He attended Princeton University (B.A., 1965), Westminster Theological Seminary (M.Div., 1968), and Emory University (Ph.D., 1972). He taught at Barrington College in Rhode Island from 1970 to 1979 and worked at Westminster Theological Seminary (Philadelphia) from 1979 to 2007. During his years at Westminster, Dr. Logan served in numerous capacities, including Vice President for Academic Affairs (1986 - 1991), President (1991 - 2005), and Chancellor (2005 - 2007). He currently holds from Westminster the titles of President Emeritus and Professor of Church History Emeritus. He was a Visiting Fellow at Christ’s College, Cambridge, in 1988 – 1989, and he served as Special Counsel to the President at Biblical Theological Seminary in Hatfield, Pennsylvania, from 2007 to 2013. 

Dr. Logan has worked extensively with the Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools and with the Association of Theological Schools, serving the latter organization on its Executive Committee, as Chair of its Research Grants Selection Panel, and as Chair of its Nominating Committee. He has Chaired accreditation teams for both Middle States and ATS.  He is a minister of the Orthodox Presbyterian Church, presbytery of New York and New England.

Dr. Logan’s publications include The Preacher and Preaching(editor and contributor), Sermons That Shaped America(co-editor and contributor), and numerous articles on Jonathan Edwards.  Dr. Logan edited the papers of the 2006 General Assembly of the World Reformed Fellowship and these were published in August of 2007 under the title Confronting Kingdom Challenges: A Call to Global Christians to Carry the Burden Together. He also edited the papers of the 2010 WRF General Assembly in Edinburgh, Scotland, and these were published in August of 2013 under the title Reformed Means Missional: Following Jesus Into the World.  This last volume may be purchased directly through the WRF website. 

Dr. Logan and his wife Susan live in Glenside, Pennsylvania, and have two sons and two grandsons.