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About Kenneth Gentry

Kenneth L. Gentry, Jr. is pastor of Living Hope Presbyterian Church in the Greenville, SC, area. On this site he offers "Serious Studies for Serious Christians" in a broad range of theological and exegetical issues from a Reformed theological perspective. Some of the key issues for which we have educational materials include: Calvinism, reformed theology, Presbyterianism, eschatology in general, postmillennialism, preterism, the Book of Revelation, theonomy, six-day creation, presuppositionalism, predestination, lordship salvation, infant baptism, the Christian worldview, Christian education, the Christian and alcohol, and more.

We have produced in-depth materials critiquing and rebutting dispensationalism, hyperpreterism, the framework hypothesis, paedocommunion, exclusive psalmody, charismatic phenomena, annihilationism, and other popular views.

Because of our interest in promoting the Christian worldview, we also offer a Christian writing correspondence course: "Righteous Writing." This course is designed to train you in reading techniques, research method, improving writing style, securing a publisher, and techniques of book promotion. Writing well can be an important means of promoting the faith in the marketplace of ideas.

Dr. Gentry, is a graduate of Tennessee Temple University (B.A., cum laude), Reformed Theological Seminary (M. Div.), Whitefield Theological Seminary (Th. M.; Th. D., summa cum laude). He also attended Grace Theological Seminary for two years, while a dispensationalist.

He is the Executive Director of GoodBirth Ministries, a non-profit religious educational ministry committed to sponsoring, subsidizing, and advancing serious Christian scholarship and education. For more information on his conference and research ministry please see the GoodBirth Ministries website. You will also find some helpful eschatological questions answered under the page titled "Questions & Answers."

He also pastors a Living Hope Presbyterian Church in Greer, SC, and is an ordained minister in the Reformed Presbyterian Church, General Assembly. You may see our church website at: www.LivingHopeSC.com. There you can download many of his sermons. 

Dr. Gentry has published scores of articles in various periodicals including: Tabletalk, the Chalcedon Report, Westminster Theological Journal, The Journal of the Evangelical Theological Society, Christianity Today, Christianity & Society, The Banner of Truth, The Presbyterian Journal, Contra Mundum, Christian Statesman, Evangelical Beacon, Ordained Servant, The Fundamentalist Journal, Pulpit Helps, The PCA Messenger, The Freeman, and Antithesis.

He has written several books on eschatology, including The Beast of Revelation; Before Jerusalem Fell: Dating the Book of Revelation; He Shall Have Dominion: A Postmillennial Eschatology; The Greatness of the Great Commission: The Christian Enterprise in a Fallen World, The Book of Revelation Made Easy, Olivet Discourse Made Easy, and Postmillennialism Made Easy.

He is a contributor to three eschatological debate books: C. Marvin Pate, ed., Four Views of the Book of Revelation (Zondervan); Darrell L. Bock, ed., Three Views of the End of History (Zondervan); and Thomas D. Ice and Kenneth L. Gentry, Jr., The Great Tribulation: Past or Future? (Kregel). He has contributed a chapter to Keith L. Mathison, ed., When Shall These Things Be? A Reformed Response to Hyper-Preterism (P & R).

He also has published other books on a variety of subjects, including creation (Yea, Hath God Said: The Framework Hypothesis / Six Day Creation Debate), abortion (The Christian Case Against Abortion), the Christian view of wine drinking (God Gave Wine), charismatic phenomena (The Charismatic Gift of Prophecy), salvation (Lord of the Saved: Getting to the Heart of the Lordship Debate), biblical law (God's Law Made Easy; and Covenantal Theonomy), predestination (Predestination Made Easy), as well as a composite work on a variety of subjects important to Presbyterians (Nourishment from the Word: Studies in Reformed Theology).

He lectures widely, having been a featured speaker in over eighty conferences throughout America, in the Caribbean, and Australia. Though he cannot accept all invitations due to his busy schedule, he is always glad to consider invitations. He may be contacted at: KennethGentry@cs.com.

He may be heard from time-to-time on Christian radio and television programs. He has spoken on the following programs, to name but a few: Janet Parshall's America (Washington, DC); KKLA (Hollywood, CA); WMCA (New York City); WMUZ (Detroit); WLFJ (Greenville, SC); "The Peggy Denny Show" WGGS-TV (Greenville, SC); KJSL (St. Louis); KGBI (Omaha); BNN Network (Savannah), WNIV (Atlanta); the Peter Weissbach Show (Talk Net Radio), WHCB (Bristol, TN); WPMH Radio, Chesapeake, MD; "Cross Talk Program" with Rich Agazzino, KBRT Costa Mesa, CA; "On the Mark" (Mark Gillman, WMUZ); Pilgrim Radio with Bill Feltner; KORE Radio (Eugene, OR); KNEO (Missouri); "Andy Andersen Live" WMCA (New York City); KCSI (Seattle); and many others.

He and his wife (married since 1971), have three grown, married children, who are all conservative, Reformed Christians. They also have several grandchildren.

For more information on various ministries by Dr. Gentry, he may be contacted by e-mail at: kennethgentry@cs.com