The Rev. Dr. Ted Wardlaw
Denomination: Presbyterian Church (USA) (PCUSA)
Organization: Austin Presbyterian Theological Seminary, Austin, TX
The Rev. Dr. Theodore J. Wardlaw is president and professor of homilectics at Austin Presbyterian Theological Seminary in Austin, TX.
Dr. Wardlaw became the ninth president of Austin Presbyterian Theological Seminary on November 9, 2002. Wardlaw came to Austin Seminary from Atlanta, Georgia, where he served as pastor of Central Presbyterian Church from 1991-2002. Prior to being called there, he served the Setauket Presbyterian Church in Setauket, Long Island, New York; Grand Avenue Presbyterian Church, Sherman, Texas; and Germantown Presbyterian Church, Germantown, Tennessee.
A consummate Presbyterian, Wardlaw has served the larger church with distinction. In 2001, Wardlaw was moderator of the Presbytery of Greater Atlanta as well as a commissioner to the 213th General Assembly of the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) where he chaired the committee on church polity. Wardlaw is a member of the Pastors Working Group of the Louisville Institute. He has twice been editor-at-large of the Presbyterian Outlook and served on the board of directors for the Journal of Reformed Liturgy and Music.
President Wardlaw maintains close ties with several Presbyterian seminaries. He has served on the Union / P.S.C.E. Board of Trustees and on its alumni/ae Board of Directors, chairing their 1996 alumni/ae giving campaign. Wardlaw has been an adjunct professor of preaching at both Union / P.S.C.E. and Columbia Theological Seminary and was a member of the board of visitors for Johnson C. Smith Seminary.
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