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Robert B. Strimple

President Emeritus, Professor Emeritus of Systematic Theology

Dr. Strimple retired in 2001 after 41 years of teaching and was honored as President Emeritus and Professor Emeritus of Systematic Theology. In 2003, an endowed Robert B. Strimple Chair of Systematic Theology was established at WSC. After studying under John Murray at Westminster Theological Seminary in Philadelphia, Dr. Strimple taught at Eastern Christian Schools in Paterson, New Jersey, Toronto Bible College (now Tyndale University College), and Westminster Theological Seminary in Philadelphia. He moved to California in 1979 to serve as the founding dean and first president of Westminster Seminary California. Dr. Strimple has served the Orthodox Presbyterian Church on theological study committees and as moderator of the 50th anniversary General Assembly (1986). He has taught church leaders in China, Puerto Rico, Mexico, and England.

What I Want to Instill in My Students
“Our being raised with Christ, and knowing all spiritual blessings in heavenly places in Christ, is not to breed a cold, heartless triumphalism which is insensitive to earthly pain and loss…As you and I present the good news of Christ to sinful, suffering men and women, it must be with sensitivity.”