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February 24

Christopher Wisdom

On this day Orthodox Presbyterian chaplain Christopher Wisdom was born in East Orange, New Jersey. After graduating from Nyack College in 1973, Mr. Wisdom served on the staff of Inter-Varsity Christian Fellowship until 1976. He then enrolled at Westminster Theological Seminary and joined Trinity OPC, Hatboro with his wife, Virginia. Ordained as a deacon at Trinity Church, he graduated with his M.Div. from WTS in 1980. The next year he was ordained as a gospel minister by the Presbytery of the Dakota to labor as an associate pastor and then evangelist in Roswell, New Mexico.

In 1986, he started dual service as associate pastor of Grace OPC, San Antonio, Texas, working with Pastor Jack Peterson, and as a chaplain in the U.S. Army. When he retired in 2014 from the Army at the rank of colonel, Mr. Wisdom held the title of Battalion Chaplain. In those twenty-eight years, he also earned a M.B.A. from Syracuse University in 1993, a D. Min. from Erskine Seminary in 2004, and a Master of Strategic Studies from the U.S. Army War College in 2008. He served as vice president of Erskine Theological Seminary from 2014-2016.

Homepage Picture: Chris Wisdom speaking at the 2003 General Assembly.

picture: From the left, Jack Peterson, John Hilbelink, and Chris Wisdom at the 2010 General Assembly.

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