On April 22-24, 2014, Rev. Eric R. Hausler (M.Div. ‘89) delivered the annual den Dulk Lectures on Pastoral Ministry. Rev. Hausler is a church-planting pastor for the Orthodox Presbyterian Church (OPC) in Naples, Florida, and a graduate of WSC.
The theme for this year was "Equip the Saints!" The three lectures were titled, "Equip the Saints…with Thanksgiving and Joy," "Equip the Saints…with Forgiveness and Grace," and "Equip the Saints…with Gospel Urgency and Resurrection Hope." The three-lecture series was held in the WSC Chapel at 10am each day. Audio downloads will be available online after the event.
About the Lectures
The Robert G. and Nellie B. den Dulk Lectures on Pastoral Ministry were endowed by friends of Westminster Seminary California and of the den Dulks in 1993, when Bob den Dulk resigned as the second president of the Seminary. In appreciation for the den Dulks' 30-year service to the Westminsters in Philadelphia and California and in recognition of their passion for the preparation of pastors to preach the word of God faithfully and powerfully, Westminster Seminary California designated the proceeds of this endowment to bring an experienced pastor to the campus each year to address students preparing for the ministry of the Word and pastors engaged in ministry, for their encouragement and wise counsel regarding the rigors and joys of shepherding Christ's flock.
About the Speaker: Rev. Eric R. Hausler
Rev. Eric R. Hausler received a B.A. in International Politics and Latin American Studies from the University of Kansas in 1983 and a M.Div. from Westminster Seminary in California in 1989. Rev. Hausler was ordained in the Presbyterian Church in America (PCA) in 1990 and served two PCA churches in South Florida before accepting a call to be a church planter for the OPC. In 1998, he moved to the Grand Rapids, Michigan area for 15 years to establish and shepherd Redeemer Presbyterian Church (OPC) of Ada, Michigan. The Hauslers returned to South Florida in 2013 to accept a call from the Presbytery of the South of the OPC to plant a church in Naples, Florida, combined with a call from the OPC’s Committee on Foreign Missions as a part-time missionary to Haiti. In his spare time, Rev. Hausler loves to spend time with his wife and sons, cook, swim laps, read World War II survivor stories, and preach the Gospel in the Naples jail.