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September 22, 2011

Darrell Bock Named to Wheaton College Board of Trustees


Wheaton College President Philip G. Ryken announced today that New Testament scholar Dr. Darrell L. Bock has been appointed to the Wheaton College Board of Trustees.

“Darrell Bock is a world-class theologian and Bible scholar with a first-rate intellect, a heart for the worldwide work of the gospel, and a loving spirit that enables him to build strong relationships both inside and outside the church,” Ryken said. “His wisdom will strengthen the work of Wheaton College.”

Bock is currently Research Professor of New Testament Studies at Dallas Theological Seminary, where he also serves as Professor of Spiritual Development and Culture at the Howard G. Hendricks Center for Christian Leadership. He has received numerous awards for excellence in teaching and writing.

He received degrees from the University of Texas at Austin (BA, 1975, European and Reformation History), from Dallas Theological Seminary (1979, Th.M., Old Testament with High Honors), and the University of Aberdeen in Scotland (1983, Ph.D., New Testament). In addition to his study in Scotland, Bock has studied at Tubingen University in Germany at four different times in the last twenty years.

His publications include more than 30 books, both scholarly and popular. Bock’s New York Times bestseller, Breaking the DaVinci Code, won numerous awards, and brought his expertise to the attention of major media with numerous major television interviews from 2004-2006.

Bock serves as elder emeritus at Trinity Fellowship Church, is editor at large for Christianity Today, and served as president of the Evangelical Theological Society for 2000-2001. Bock and his wife Sally have two married daughters, a son, and two grandsons.

Bock will join the Board of Trustees at its October meeting. The board meets each fall, winter, and spring.

“We look forward to Dr. Bock’s service on the Board of Trustees,” says Chairman Dr. David Gieser. “His many years of research, writing and teaching will provide a unique and important perspective for the work of the board.”

“Wheaton College has had a long standing, historic role in Christian education,” Bock says. “I look forward to being a part of the community as it reflects on how best to be a leader in education and intellectual thought for the church and kingdom in a needy, chaotic world.”

The Wheaton College Board of Trustees is comprised of up to 20 members who serve ten-year terms as they exercise spiritual and fiscal oversight of Wheaton College.



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