“It’s an honor to appoint such wise, learned and experienced brothers to such a committee,” Donahoe said. “While each man’s views undoubtedly vary to some degree, I’m confident this committee will be unified and will help provide guidance and leadership on the issues—both in the PCA and more-broadly.”
Howie Donahoe, moderator of the 47th General Assembly, has announced his selections for the Ad Interim Study Committee on Sexuality. The committee members are Teaching Elders Bryan Chapell, Kevin DeYoung, Tim Keller, and Jim Weidenaar, and Ruling Elders Derek Halvorson, Kyle Keating, and Jim Pocta.
The committee has the authority to appoint its own advisory members.
According to the approved overture from Chicago Metro Presbytery, the study committee is to “study the topic of human sexuality with particular attention to the issues of homosexuality, same-sex attraction, and transgenderism.”
“It’s an honor to appoint such wise, learned and experienced brothers to such a committee,” Donahoe said. “While each man’s views undoubtedly vary to some degree, I’m confident this committee will be unified and will help provide guidance and leadership on the issues — both in the PCA and more-broadly.”
Chapell is Senior Pastor of Grace Presbyterian Church in Peoria, Illinois, and the founder of Grace Unlimited, a radio and online Bible-teaching ministry. From 1985-2013 Chapell served at Covenant Theological Seminary, first as a professor, then dean of faculty, president, and chancellor. He was moderator of the 2014 PCA General Assembly in Houston and serves on the PCA’s Standing Judicial Commission.
DeYoung has been Senior Pastor of Christ Covenant Church in Matthews, North Carolina since 2017 as well as assistant professor of systematic theology at Reformed Theological Seminary (RTS) in Charlotte. Prior to moving to Charlotte, DeYoung was senior pastor at University Reformed Church, East Lansing, Michigan, and a Chancellor’s Professor at RTS. He is a member of the General Assembly’s Committee on Administration, and the author of more than a dozen books, including “What Does the Bible Really Teach About Homosexuality?” in 2015.