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Following the lead of both Jesus and Paul (Matt 4:23; Luke 4:43; Acts 1:3; 20:25; 28:31), this website is devoted to proclaiming the good news of the kingdom—that the reigning God saves and satisfies believing sinners through Christ Jesus’ life, death, and resurrection. The message about God’s reign over God’s people in God’s land for God’s glory climaxes in the person of Christ, with the Old Testament providing foundation, and the New Testament providing fulfillment. Jason DeRouchie is a churchman, scholar, husband, and father; he is committed to helping others exalt Jesus and treasure the hope of the gospel from the whole of Christian Scripture—the Old and New Testaments. Dr. DeRouchie has adopted internationally, pastored churches, and taught in Christian colleges and seminaries. This website is an expression of his hope that his writings, sermons, and lectures would encourage and strengthen the church worldwide for the glory of God. For more on DeRouchie, see below.

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Dr. Jason DeRouchie

Dr. Jason DeRouchie

Elder, Bethlehem Baptist Church; Professor of Old Testament and Biblical Theology, Bethlehem College & Seminary

Ezra 7:9b–10 – “The good hand of his God was upon him, because Ezra set his heart to study and to practice the Torah of Yahweh and to teach both statute and rule in Israel.”

Hi! My name is Jason DeRouchie, and I serve as an elder of Bethlehem Baptist Church and as Professor of Old Testament and Biblical Theology at Bethlehem College & Seminary. My passion is to exalt Christ through whole-Bible theology and to help train the next generation of church leaders here and abroad how to faithfully interpret and appropriate their Hebrew Old Testaments as Christian Scripture.

I treasure my wife Teresa, to whom I have been married since 1994. The Lord has blessed us with six children––three black and three white, three boys and three girls, and the younger three all came from Ethiopia, a land that I love. As a family, we delight in academic and church ministry and are delighted to be a part of the Bethlehem community. Being here has changed us, helping us cherish the gospel more and birthing within us a love for the nations, especially among the poor. I now have so many from other cultures whose names and stories I know and whom I love and long to see celebrating Christ in eternity. As a family, we enjoy camping, hiking, canoeing, and moose-watching, and our favorite place to get away is the north shore of Lake Superior.

Before coming to Bethlehem College & Seminary, I served as Assistant Professor of Old Testament and Hebrew at University of Northwestern––St. Paul in Minnesota (2005–2009), as an associate pastor in a Southern Baptist church in Indiana (2001–2005), and as an instructor of biblical Hebrew and Greek at Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary and Gordon College in Massachusetts (1997–2000). My desire is to be a lead worshipper, whether I am teaching, researching, or writing, and I hope that the time you spend on this site will move you to exalt our risen and reigning savior.

Areas of Specialization

  • Old Testament biblical theology
  • Pentateuch with special focus in Deuteronomy
  • Zephaniah
  • Hebrew language
  • Old Testament discourse analysis

Academic Credentials

Ministry Credentials and Experience

  • Professor of Old Testament and Biblical Theology, Bethlehem College & Seminary (2016–present)
  • Associate Professor of Old Testament and Biblical Theology, Bethlehem College & Seminary (2009–2016)
  • Adult Sunday School Teacher, Bethlehem Baptist Church (2006–present)
  • Assistant Professor of Old Testament and Hebrew, University of Northwestern – St. Paul (2005–2009)
  • Ordained to the Gospel Ministry, The Southern Baptist Convention (2004)
  • Associate Pastor for Adult Discipleship, Oak Park Baptist Church, Jeffersonville, IN (SBC) (2001–2005)
  • Instructor of Biblical Languages, Gordon College and Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary (1997–2000)

Books

Full Bibliography