Rev. Eric C. Redmond is Assistant Professor of Bible at Moody Bible Institute in Chicago, IL, where he began teaching in January 2015. He is a Ph.D. Candidate in Biblical Studies at Capital Seminary and Graduate School in Greenbelt, MD (CSGS).
He also serves as Associate Pastor of Adult Ministries at Calvary Memorial Church in Oak Park, IL. Formerly he served as Senior Pastor of Reformation Alive Baptist Church, Temple Hills, MD, and Assistant Professor of Bible and Theology at Washington Bible College (WBC), Lanham, MD.
Rev. Redmond and his wife Pam have been very happily married since July 1991. They have five children – Charis, Chloe, Candace, Calvin, and Codell – and they reside in Brookfield, IL.
Pastor Redmond’s ministry emphasis lies in expositional preaching and teaching of the Scriptures, development of godly male leadership, and the cultivation of Biblical community within the local church. His favorite courses and workshops to teach concern interpreting and understanding Biblical narrative and parables, Biblical poetry, and the mechanics of and Biblical preaching. He also has a passion to encourage academic theological studies at research levels among young African-American church leaders, and to see the rearing and sending of African-Americans into international missions work.
Rev. Redmond also blogs regularly at A Man from Issachar at http://www.ericredmond.wordpress.com. He is the author of, Where Are All The Brothers? Straight Answers to Men’s Questions About the Church (Crossway 2008) – a book written to reach men outside of Christ and outside of the church. He is also a contributor to Becoming a Pastor Theologian: New Possibilities for Church Leadership (IVP, 2016), Glory Road: the Journeys of 10 African Americans into Reformed Christianity (Crossway, 2009), and Don’t Call it a Comeback: The Old Faith for a New Day (Crossway, 2011). Recently he completed a commentary on Jonah in the Christ-Centered Exposition series (B&H Publishers, 2016), and a study guide on Ephesians in the Knowing the Bible series (Crossway, 2016).
In the Southern Baptist Convention (SBC), Pastor Redmond has served as the 2007-2008 Second Vice-President. He also has served on the Trustee Board of Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary and the Executive Board of the National African American Fellowship of the Southern Baptist Convention. In addition to his SBC associations, he served as a council member of The Gospel Coalition (2004-2014), and he maintains membership in the Evangelical Theological Society. Rev. Redmond holds degrees from Washington Bible College and Dallas Theological Seminary.
Rev. Redmond loves the Lord Jesus and is humbled by the blood He poured out for his soul. His favorite Scriptures are Romans 8:1, “there is therefore now no condemnation to those who are in Christ Jesus,” Job 26:14, “And these are but the outer fringe of His works; how faint a whisper we hear of Him! Who then can understand His power?” and Psalm 115:3, “our God is in heaven; He does whatever He pleases.”