The Rev. Dr. William Carl, III

Denomination: Presbyterian Church (USA) (PCUSA)
Organization: Pittsburgh Theological Seminary

The Rev. Dr. William Carl III is president of Pittsburgh Theological Seminary in Pittsburgh, PA.

In addition to serving as the Seminary's fifth president, the Rev. Dr. William J. Carl III is a professor of homiletics. Before coming to the Seminary, Carl served as pastor of the 1,700-member First Presbyterian Church in Dallas, Texas, for 22 years.

Carl graduated from the University of Tulsa with a bachelor's in religion and philosophy. He earned his master's of divinity from Louisville Presbyterian Theological Seminary where he was a Patterson Fellow in New Testament Greek. In 1977, he received his doctorate of philosophy in rhetoric and communication from the University of Pittsburgh where he also worked as an instructor. He was ordained in the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) in 1973.

Carl's previous teaching experience includes associate professor of homiletics and worship and instructor of New Testament Greek at Union Theological Seminary (Va.). Thirty years ago, he was an instructor at Pittsburgh Seminary and more recently served as an adjunct professor at Austin Theological Seminary.

He has lectured at Oxford, Princeton, Boston University, the Moscow Theological Academy, the Kerala United Theological Seminary in India, the Beijing Theological Seminary in China, and dozens of other divinity schools and conferences both here and abroad. Carl has published six books, including his newest one The Lord's Prayer For Today (WJK, 2006) and more than 50 scholarly articles and reviews.

Carl is married to Jane. They have two sons: Jeremy, associate director of external affairs for National Credit Union Administration, and David, an actor in New York City, and a daughter-in-law (married to Jeremy), Melissa, who is a lobbyist for the American Society of Mechanical Engineers.

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The Rev. Dr. William J. Carl sits down with our host, Peter Wallace, and discusses the life of a seminary president and coming up with a modern mission statement, also his writing career and his future.