C.V.

William C. Roach

PERSONAL INFORMATION

Ordained: February 17, 2007, Pleasant Valley Baptist Church, Fort Mill, SC.

Church Membership: Grace Baptist Church, Wake Forest, NC.

EDUCATION

PhD     Theology and Philosophy of Religion, Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary, 2014 (Graduated with high honors). Research Languages: Latin, German. Dissertation: Hermeneutics as Epistemology: A Critical Assessment of Carl F. H. Henry’s Epistemological Approach to Hermeneutics. (Passed with high honors). Examiners: Bruce Little, R. Albert Mohler, and Jamie Dew.

 ThM   Biblical Studies: New Testament, Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary, 2016.

MA     Philosophy, Southern Evangelical Seminary, 2009.

BA       Bible and Theology, Southern Evangelical Bible College, 2007.

TEACHING EXPERIENCE

Adjunct Faculty, Columbia Evangelical Seminary. Spring 2017—Present.

 Adjunct Faculty, Lancaster Bible College and Capital Theological Seminary. Spring 2015—Present.

Adjunct Faculty, Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary. Spring 2013—Present.

International Faculty, Nueva Providencia: Instituio Biblico Reformando, Fall 2015—Present.

Adjunct Faculty and Teachers Assistant, Southern Evangelical Seminary and Bible College. Fall 2007—2010.

 Teaching Fellow, Main Instructor: Focus on the Family’s Truth Project and North Carolina Family Policy Council, Sept. 2009—2013.

SPECIALIZATIONS/COMPETENCY AND COURSES TAUGHT

Areas of Specialization: Philosophy of Religion, Systematic Theology, Apologetics, Hermeneutics, and Philosophy of Hermeneutics.

 Areas of Competency: Church History, Biblical Theology, New Testament, and Greek.

Courses Taught or Co-Taught: Systematic Theology (All Areas), History of Philosophy (Ancient, Medieval, Modern, and Contemporary), Apologetics, Christian Evidences, Christian Ethics, Philosophy of Science, Faith and the Arts, Francis Schaeffer, C. S. Lewis, Problem of Evil, and Logic.

ACADEMIC PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

Assistant to Former President and Dean, Southern Evangelical Seminary. Fall 2007—Spring, 2011.

Teaching and Research Assistant, Dr. Bruce Little at Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary (Fall 2010—Fall 2012); Dr. Norman Geisler at Southern Evangelical Seminary and Veritas Evangelical Seminary (Fall 2007—Spring 2010).

Vice-President, International Society of Christian Apologetics. 2016—Present.

Senior-Editor, Journal of the International Society of Christian Apologetics. 2012—2017.

MEMBERSHIPS

  • Evangelical Theological Society
  • International Society of Christian Apologetics
    • Executive Committee, 2011—Present.
    • Journal Editor, 2012—2017.
    • Vice President, 2016—Present.

PUBLICATIONS AND PRESENTATIONS

Books

  • Co-Editor, Vital Issues in the Inerrancy Debate (Eugene: Wipf & Stock, 2016).
  • Authored, Hermeneutics as Epistemology: A Critical Assessment of Carl F. H. Henry’s Epistemological Approach to Hermeneutics (Eugene: Wipf & Stock, 2015).
  • Contributor, The Jesus Quest: The Danger From Within, editors Norman L. Geisler and David Farnell (Xulon Press, 2014).
  • Co-Authored with Norman L. Geisler, Defending Inerrancy: Affirming the Accuracy of Scripture For a New Generation (Grand Rapids: Baker, 2011).
  • Co-Authored (Norman Geisler), The Shack: Helpful or Heresy (Matthews: Bastion Books, 2012).
  • Christian Ethics, 3rd, 2010 by Normal L. Geisler. Contributor and co-author to numerous updated chapters.

Articles

  • Justification by Faith Alone Apart From Works of the Law: Galatians 2:16 (Spring, 2017), Journal of the International Society of Christian Apologetics.
  • The Resurgence of Neo-Evangelicalism: Craig Blomberg’s Latest Book and the Future of Evangelical Theology (Fall, 2015), The Masters Seminary Journal.
  • A Response to Objections Raised Against Carl F. H. Henry’s Cognitive-Propositionalist Model of Epistemology and Hermeneutics (Spring, 2015), Journal of the International Society of Christian Apologetics.
  • The Revelation of God: The Theanthropic Book and Man (Spring, 2013), Journal of the International Society of Christian Apologetics.
  • Defending Inerrancy: A Response to Methodological Unorthodoxy (Spring, 2012), Journal of the International Society of Christian Apologetics.
  • Campus Culture and the New Sexual Revolution, Family Policy Council: North Carolina (Summer, 2011 Edition).
  • The Importance of Worldview and Public Policy, Family Policy: North Carolina (Spring, 2010 Edition).

Book Reviews

  • Themelios (forthcoming), Book Review: John Frame, Theology of My life: A Theological and Apologetic Memoir. 
  • Journal of the Evangelical Theological Society (Spring, 2017): Book Review: Biblical Authority After Babel.
  • Themelios (Spring, 2017), Book Review: Calvinism and the Problem of Evil.
  • Themelios (Spring, 2016), Book Review: Reformation Readings of Paul: Explorations in History and Exegesis.
  • Family Policy Council: North Carolina (Summer, 2010 Edition), Book Review: The Son of Hamas.
  • The Journal of Apologetics, Southern Evangelical Seminary (Spring, 2009), Book Review: The Shack.

 Edited: Senior Editor, Journal of the International Society of Christian Apologetics.

  • Journal of the International Society of Christian Apologetics, Vol. 10 No. 1 April 2017.
  • Journal of the International Society of Christian Apologetics, Vol. 9 No. 1 April 2016.
  • Journal of the International Society of Christian Apologetics, Vol. 8 No. 1 April 2015.
  • Journal of the International Society of Christian Apologetics, Vol. 7 No. 1 April 2014.
  • Journal of the International Society of Christian Apologetics, Vol. 6 No. 1 April 2013.
  • Journal of the International Society of Christian Apologetics, Vol. 5 No. 1 April 2012.

Websites

 Presentations (Select Number): Conferences and University Addresses

  • Dallas, TX: International Society of Christian Apologetics, 2017: Justification by Faith Alone Apart From Works of the Law: Galatians 2:16.
  • Southern Evangelical Seminary, 2015. Topic: The New Perspective on Paul.
  • Southern Evangelical Seminary, 2015. Topic: The Background of the ICBI Chicago Statement on Inerrancy.
  • Southern Evangelical Seminary, 2015. Topic: The Resurgence of Neo-Evangelicalism.
  • TEAM Event, Wilmington, NC, 2014. Topic: East of Eden: An Evangelical Evaluation of the Current Missiological Context.
  • Denver, Colorado: International Society of Christian Apologetics, 2014. Topic: “Evangelicalism and the Word of God.
  • Southern Evangelical Seminary, The National Conference on Christian Apologetics, 2014. Topic: Co-presentation with Norman Geisler: Defending Inerrancy.
  • The Hope Center, 2013. Topic: Cross Currents in Contemporary Bibliology and the Historical Adam.
  • North Carolina State University, Raleigh, NC, 2012. Topic: How to and How to Not, Interpret Your Bible.
  • North Carolina State University, Raleigh, NC, 2012. Topic: Bart Ehrman and New Testament Reliability.
  • Midwestern Baptist Theological Seminary, 2012. Topic: Defending Inerrancy: A Response to Methodological Unorthodoxy.
  • Midwestern Baptist Theological Seminary, 2012. Topic: The Revelation of God: The Theanthropic Man and Book.
  • Southern Evangelical Seminary, The National Conference on Christian Apologetics, Topic: The North Carolina Marriage Amendment.
  • Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary, 2011. Topic: Mental Representationalism And The Philosophy of Language: The Relationship Between Epistemology And The Linguistic Turn.
  • North Carolina State University, Raleigh, NC, 2010. Topic: The Doctrine of Inerrancy.
  • University of North Carolina, Charlotte, NC. April 23, 2009. Topic: The Differences Between Roman Catholics and Protestants on the Doctrine of Justification.
  • Appalachian State University, Boone, NC. October 12th, 2009. Topics: An Evangelical Assessment of Environmentalism; An Evangelical Assessment of Animal Rights.
  • Barclay College, Haviland, KS. March 11, 2008. Topic: The Effects of Post-Modernism Upon the Church. March 11, 2008.
  • Columbia University, New York, NY, 2007. Topic: The Historicity of the New Testament.
  • Columbia University, New York, NY, 2007. Topic: The Resurrection of Jesus Christ.

 MINISTRY EXPERIENCE

Church

  • Sunday School Teacher to college and working professionals, Providence Baptist Church, Raleigh, NC, 2011–2014.
  • Associate Pastor and Minister to Youth, Pleasant Valley Baptist Church, Fort Mill, SC, January 2006–2009.
  • Associate Pastor, Fellowship of Friends, Chicago IL (Cabrini-Green), 2002–2005.
  • Short Term Missions, Fellowship of Friends, Chicago IL (Cabrini-Green), Various times from 1999-2002.

Para-Church

  • Apologetic Speaker and Worldview Trainer (Southeast Region), Focus on the Family’s Truth Project.
  • Conference Speaker for Ratio Chrisi: An Academic Ministry for College Ministries with Southern Evangelical Seminary.
  • Conference Speaker for T.E.A.M. (Truth, Evangelism, Apologetic, Ministry), a ministry of Southern Evangelical Seminary in association with Ravi Zacharias International Ministries (RZIM).
  • Youth worker for Youth for Christ, Greensburg KS, Fall 2004–Spring 2005.

REFERENCES

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PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

Upper Management

  • Financial Manager, Hixson and Bumgarner Orthodonist’s, April 2012—Present.

Management

  • Director of Special Projects, Focus on the Family and North Carolina Family Policy Council, Sept. 2009—2013.
  • Director of Conferences, Focus on the Family’s Truth Project and North Carolina Family Policy Council, Sept. 2009—2013.