Dr. Pickard was born and raised in Texas, later earning his B.S. from Texas A&M University. After earning his M.Div. at Westminster Theological Seminary in 2010, he obtained his Ph.D. in Systematic Theology at the University of Otago in New Zealand. His doctoral dissertation examined John Owen and T.F. Torrance on Christ’s mediation. His research interests include the doctrine of God, metaphysics, ecclesiology, Owen, Torrance, and Stephen Charnock.
In addition to his academic work, Dr. Pickard is a faithful churchman. Receiving his ordination in the Presbyterian Church in America (PCA), he has served various churches and Christian groups, including six years as campus minister with Reformed University Fellowship International at Texas A&M University. Most recently, Dr. Pickard has been serving as Associate Pastor of Grace Presbyterian Church of Ashburton, New Zealand.
Dr. Pickard has been teaching systematic theology at Grace Theological College in Auckland, New Zealand, since 2021. In addition, he has taught various courses in systematic theology, church history, and apologetics at Westminster Theological Seminary in Philadelphia since 2018.
Dr. Pickard and his wife, Sarah, have three children.