Victor M. Matthews, STD Legacy Professor

Education:

  • Chicago Lutheran Theological Seminary, STD
  • Calvin Theological Seminary, ThM
  • Grand Rapids Baptist Theological Seminary, BD
  • Calvin College, AB
  • Simpson Bible Institute and Grand Rapids Baptist Theological Seminary, Diploma in Bible

Teaching Career:

  • Professor Emeritus, Grand Rapids Theological Seminary (1990-2008)
  • Professor of Systematic Theology, Grand Rapids Theological Seminary (1949-1989)
  • Taught courses in apologetics, biblical studies, and theology
  • Volunteered thousands of hours teaching weekly night Bible classes to the general public in addition to training Christian businessmen and community leaders
  • Launched Thursday Evening Bible Class (TEBC), which remains active today in Western Michigan
  • Studied in Israel and taught courses in Liberia, West Africa

Other Career Highlights:

  • Ordained Baptist preacher
  • Pulpit supply pastor
  • Pastor in Seattle, Washington
  • Active member, Evangelical Theological Society (53 years)
  • Member, American Statistical Association
  • Board Member and Secretary of the Board, Galilean Baptist Mission
  • Regular speaker at various conferences, retreats and camps throughout the Midwest
  • Nationally recognized as a leading expert on spiritual warfare
  • Cornerstone University named its auditorium in his honor and designated its highest athletic scholarship after Dr. Matthews and his wife, Bonnie

Publications:

  • Various church and ministry publications, including booklets on “Biblical Inspiration,” “Textual Inerrancy,” and “Theological Integrity”
  • Numerous books, including Confessions to a Counselor,Personal SuccessPlant My Feet on Higher GroundGrowth in Grace, and Neo-Evangelicalism
  • The famous “Warfare Prayer”

Courses Taught

Christian Evidences