The Holiness of God

God is "holy, holy, holy" (Isa. 6:3) and has called us to be holy and to pursue holiness. Join us for our annual Reformation Heritage Conference as we strive to recover this essential biblical and Reformation doctrine for our worship, our churches, our families, and our lives.

[Registration will open in summer, 2019]

  • Ligon Duncan

    Dr. J. Ligon Duncan III is the Chancellor/CEO of Reformed Theological Seminary and the John E. Richards Professor of Systematic and Historical Theology. Duncan has been Moderator of the PCA General Assembly (the youngest minister to serve as moderator in the denomination’s history) and has authored, co-authored, edited, or contributed to more than 35 books including, The Unadjusted GospelDoes Grace Grow Best in Winter?, and The Westminster Confession in the 21st Century. In 2006, Dr. Duncan co-founded Together for the Gospel (“T4G”)—a major catalyst for the young reformed resurgence. He is founder and chairman of Reformed Academic Press and serves on numerous boards/councils including The Council on Biblical Manhood and Womanhood, Highland Theological College, The Gospel Coalition, and The Gospel Reformation Network.

  • Chad Van Dixhoorn

    Dr. Chad Van Dixhoorn (PhD, Cambridge University) is a Professor of Church History and the Director of the Craig Center for the Study of the Westminster Standards at Westminster Theological Seminary. He also serves as an Honorary Research Fellow at the University of East Anglia, Norwich, UK. Dr. Van Dixhoorn’s academic interests include the historical documents of the Westminster Assembly, English Puritanism, and Presbyterian history. He has been widely recognized for his publication of a five-volume work on the Westminster Assembly, The Minutes and Papers of the Westminster Assembly, 1643–1652, and has published numerous articles on a variety of theological topics.

  • Jon Payne

    Dr. Jon D. Payne is the organizing pastor of Christ Church Presbyterian (PCA) in Charleston, South Carolina. He is series co-editor of and contributor to the Lectio Continua Expository Commentary on the New Testament and author/editor of several books including John Owen On the Lord’s SupperIn the Splendor of Holiness: Rediscovering the Beauty of Reformed Worship for the 21st Century, and A Faith Worth Teaching: The Heidelberg Catechism’s Enduring Heritage. Rev. Payne has contributed to a number of publications including Tabletalk, Expositor, The Gospel Coalition, Reformation 21, and Modern Reformation. He and his wife, Marla, have two children.

  • Michael Barrett

    Dr. Michael Bar­rett serves as Vice President for Academic Affairs/Academic Dean and Professor of Old Testament at Puritan Reformed Theological Seminary. Dr. Barrett is a minister in the Heritage Reformed Congregations and has authored a number of books, including Beginning at Moses, Complete in Him, Love Divine and Unfailing, The Hebrew Handbook, and The Beauty of HolinessHe is a mem­ber of the Evan­gel­i­cal The­o­log­i­cal Soci­ety and has pub­lished numer­ous arti­cles in both pro­fes­sional and pop­u­lar jour­nals. He and his wife, Sandra, have two children.

  • Brian Cosby

    Dr. Brian Cosby serves as senior minister of Wayside Presbyterian Church (PCA) on Signal Mountain, Tennessee, visiting professor at Reformed Theological Seminary, Atlanta, and adjunct professor at Covenant College, Lookout Mountain, Georgia. He is the author of over a dozen books, including Uncensored: Daring to Embrace the Entire Bible (David C Cook). He has also written for Tabletalk, Modern Reformation, Ministry Today, Puritan Reformed Journal, and The Gospel Coalition. Dr. Cosby serves as the general editor of the Works of John Flavel (Banner of Truth Trust, forthcoming, 2020).

  • Charles Barrett

    Dr. Charles "Chuck" Barrett serves as associate minister of Wayside Presbyterian Church (PCA) on Signal Mountain, Tennessee. He has taught at the seminary level for over ten years and currently teaches as adjunct professor at Belhaven University, Chattanooga. He has written for several publications, including the Puritan Reformed Journal. In addition, Dr. Barrett contributed two chapters to The Beauty and Glory of the Christian Worldview (Reformation Heritage Books, 2017).

The Reformation

Heritage Conference

Each year, Wayside Presbyterian Church sets aside a weekend to focus on our Reformed heritage, stemming from the Protestant Reformation of the sixteenth century. We invite world-class scholars in Reformation history to present a series of lectures for every-day Christians, which are meant to encourage a love for the Scriptures, to foster an appreciation for those who have gone before us, and to cultivate a joy for God through Christ.

In recent years, we've been privileged to have a variety of excellent speakers, including:

  • Derek Thomas
  • Carl Trueman
  • Harry Reeder
  • Stephen Nichols
  • Collin Hansen
  • Richard Phillips
  • Hans Madueme
  • Gordon Reed
  • Joel Beeke
  • Kelly Kapic
  • Timothy George