Dr. Daniel Doriani is Senior Pastor of Central Presbyterian Church.
Central is an historic congregation of the Evangelical Presbyterian Church. A congregation with 1,700 members, it is located in the heart of the business, art, and university district of Clayton, Missouri, in metropolitan St. Louis.
Prior to his return to the pastorate, Dr. Doriani served as Dean of the Faculty, Vice President of Academics, and Professor of New Testament at Covenant Theological Seminary in St. Louis from 1991 to 2003. Doriani earned a Ph.D. and M.Div. from Westminster Theological Seminary, an S.T.M. from Yale University and a B.A. from Geneva College. He has twice been a research fellow at Yale University. Before coming to St. Louis, Doriani was Assistant Professor of Biblical Studies at Geneva College (1986-1991) and pastor of Faith Presbyterian Church of Cumberland, MD (1981-1986). While in academia, he remained active in the local church and served as theologian-in-residence at Kirk of the Hills in St. Louis from 1996 to 2003. Dr. Doriani has written six books: Women and Ministry (Crossway, 2003); The Life of A God-Made Man (Crossway, 2001); Putting the Truth to Work: The Theology and Practice of Biblical Interpretation, (P & R, 2001); Getting the Message: A Plan for Interpreting and Applying the Bible, (P & R, 1996); David the Anointed, and Teach the Nations (Great Commission, 1984, 1991). He is New Testament editor for the Reformed Expositional Commentary series, contributing volumes on Matthew and James. Doriani has also contributed chapters to several books on family issues, including Women in the Church: A Fresh Analysis of 1 Timothy 2:11-15 (Baker, 1995); Christian Perspectives on Sexuality and Gender (Eerdmans, 1996); Biblical Foundations for Building Strong Families (Crossway, 2002); and The Case for Covenantal Infant Baptism (P & R, 2003).