Dr. Rodrick Durst has served as Professor of Historical Theology and a variety of administration roles at Gateway Seminary since 1991.
1991-1994 Director at the Southern California Campus of Gateway
1994-2005 Vice President of Academic Affairs
2005-2013 Director of Online Education
2016-Present Director of the San Francisco Campus
Dr. Durst loves the classroom. He teaches theology and history from a leadership formation perspective. His passion is for developing life-changing ways of communicating and teaching Christian truth for transformation, retention and rapid reproduction.
His current research includes study of emerging church movements, ecclesiology for rapid cell and simple church multiplication, new paths for apologetics, single adults in the church, and faith and film. He has recently published Reordering the Trinity (Kregel, 2015) and has multiple essays in Church Fails: 100 Blunders in Church History and what we can learn from them (B&H Publishing Group, 2016) and the chapter “Robust Ecclesiology” in the book edited by President Iorg, Ministry in the New Marriage Culture (B&H, 2015).
Dr. Durst tests what he teaches in his local church and ministers in churches in the Bay Area and the west. From 1978-1991 he was a pastor in Santa Rosa and Vallejo.
He loves cooking, hiking and art. He and his wife, Kristi, belong and serve at their local church in San Rafael. The Dursts have three children and three grandchildren.
Degrees & Accolades
Ph.D. Golden Gate Baptist Theological Seminary
M.Div. Golden Gate Baptist Theological Seminary
B.A. California Baptist College