I am Jason DeRouchie, and I welcome you to www.jasonderouchie.com. Following the lead of both Jesus and Paul (Matt 4:23; Luke 4:43; Acts 1:3; 20:25; 28:31), I have devoted this website to proclaiming the good news of God’s 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. I am a churchman, scholar, husband, and father; I am committed to helping others exalt Jesus and treasure the hope of the gospel from the whole of Christian Scripture—the Old and New Testaments. I have six children, three of whom my wife and I adopted from Ethiopia. I am a former associate pastor and presently serve as an elder of Bethlehem Baptist Church. I have taught in a number of Christian colleges and seminaries and joyfully serve now as Professor of Old Testament and Biblical Theology at Bethlehem College & Seminary in Minneapolis. This website is an expression of my hope that my writings, sermons, and lectures would encourage and strengthen the church worldwide for the glory of God. For more on my background and interests, see below.
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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 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. Whenever possible, I love to return to Ethiopia to help the church there train its leaders, care for the poor, evangelize the lost, and reach the unreached.
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 parenting, shepherding, 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
- Hebrew language
- Old Testament discourse analysis
- PhD, The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary (2005)
- Major: Old Testament Literature; Minors: Old Testament Language and New Testament Theology
- Dissertation: A Call to Covenant Love: Text Grammar and Literary Structure in Deuteronomy 5–11 (Piscataway, NJ: Gorgias, 2007).
- Primary Dissertation Supervisor: Daniel I. Block; Secondary Supervisor: Peter J. Gentry
- MDiv, Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary (1999)
- BA in Biblical Studies and minor in applied music, Taylor University (1995)
- Additional Graduate Studies: Harvard Divinity School, Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary, Jerusalem University College (Institute of Holy Land Studies)
- Post-doctoral Studies: Visiting Scholar, Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary (sp 2015)
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)
- How to Understand and Apply the Old Testament: Twelve Steps from Exegesis to Theology (Phillipsburg, NJ: P&R Publishing, 2017).
- What the Old Testament Authors Really Cared About: A Survey of Jesus’ Bible (Grand Rapids: Kregel, 2013)––contributing editor.
- For Our Good Always: Studies on the Message and Influence of Deuteronomy in Honor of Daniel I. Block (Winona Lake, IN: Eisenbrauns, 2013)––contributing editor with Jason Gile and Kenneth J. Turner.)
- A Modern Grammar for Biblical Hebrew (Nashville: Broadman & Holman, 2009)––coauthored with Duane A. Garrett.
- A Modern Grammar for Biblical Hebrew: Workbook (Nashville: Broadman & Holman, 2009)––coauthored with Duane A. Garrett.
- A Call to Covenant Love: Text Grammar and Literary Structure in Deuteronomy 5–11, Gorgias Dissertation 30, Biblical Studies 2 (Piscataway, NJ: Gorgias, 2007).