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Raymond C Ortlund, Jr

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Name  Raymond Ortlund,

Role  Jr.
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Education  University of California, Berkeley
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Raymond C. Ortlund Jr. is pastor at Immanuel Church in Nashville, Tennessee. He also serves as President of Renewal Ministries, Regional Director in the Acts 29 Network, and Council Member of The Gospel Coalition.



Ortlund received his B.A from Wheaton College in 1971. He then earned his Th.M from Dallas Theological Seminary in 1975. He went on to receive his second master's degree, a M.A at the University of California, Berkeley in 1978. Lastly, he was awarded a PhD at The University of Aberdeen, Scotland in 1985.


Ortlund was ordained by Lake Avenue Congregational Church, Pasadena, California in 1975. He served as a pastor in various church from 1975-1989:

  • 1975–1981: Pastoral staff, Peninsula Bible Church, Palo Alto, California.
  • 1982–1985: Assistant Pastor, Banchory Ternan West Parish Church of Scotland.
  • 1985–1989: Organizing Pastor, Cascade Presbyterian Church, Eugene, Oregon with Presbyterian Church in America-(PCA).
  • 1989–1998: Associate Professor of Old Testament and Semitic Languages, Trinity Evangelical Divinity School in Deerfield, Illinois.
  • 1998–2003: Senior Pastor, First Presbyterian Church (PCA) Augusta, Georgia.
  • 2007–present: Senior Pastor at Immanuel Church in Nashville, Tennessee.
  • Immanuel Church was started as church plant of a non-denominational church in Nasvhille where Ray became and is currently serving as the Senior Pastor.


    He is married to Jani Ortlund and has four children. He is the son of Raymond C. Ortlund Sr. and Anne Ortlund. The senior Dr. Ortlund was a long time pastor at Lake Avenue Congregational Church in Pasadena, California during the 1960s-1970s and also served as a teaching pastor at Mariner's Church, Newport Beach, California. Dr. Ray C. Ortlund Sr. hosted the Haven of Rest broadcast radio program that was on the air for 17 years. Dr. Ray C. Ortlund Sr. and Anne wrote 25 books together. Together with his wife Anne, he founded Renewal Ministries. Raymond C. Ortlund Jr.'s son is Dane Ortlund, Senior VP for Bible Publishing at Crossway and one of his sons is Rev. Gavin Ortlund.


  • "Christian Liberty: Both Open and Principled," The Presbyterian Journal, 18 March 1987, pages 11–13
  • "Living in the Shadows," The Evangelical Beacon, 2 April 1990, pages 16–17
  • Review of The Message: Psalms, by Eugene Peterson, Christianity Today, 9 January 1995, pages 64–65
  • "From Shame to Glory: The Doctrine of Man," Moody Magazine, January/February 1996, pages 20–21
  • "Providence in the Book of Ruth," Tabletalk, May 1996, pages 8–9, 16
  • "Finding God in Failure," Moody Magazine, January/February 1997, pages 26–29
  • "One Father, Many Sons," Tabletalk, September 2001, pages 14–16, 55
  • Review of Strength for the Journey, by Joseph Stowell, Moody, January/February 2002, page 58
  • Essays

  • "Male-Female Equality and Male Headship: Genesis 1-3," in Recovering Biblical Manhood and Womanhood: A Response to Evangelical Feminism, edited by John Piper and Wayne Grudem (Crossway, 1991)
  • "Book of the Year" award, Christianity Today, 1992 and "Biblical and Theological Studies" award, Christianity Today, 1992
  • "The Sovereignty of God: Case Studies in the Old Testament," in The Grace of God, the Bondage of the Will, edited by Bruce Ware and Tom Schreiner (Baker, 1995); re-issued in Still Sovereign (Baker, 2000)
  • "John Gill as Interpreter of the Old Testament," in The Life and Thought of John Gill (1697–1771): A Tercentennial Appreciation, edited by Michael A. G. Haykin (E. J. Brill, 1997)
  • "Don't Neglect Revival," in Dear Timothy: Letters on Pastoral Ministry, edited by Thomas K. Ascol (Founders Press, 2004)
  • Books

  • A Passion for God: Prayers and Meditations on the Book of Romans (Crossway, 1994)
  • God's Unfaithful Wife: New Studies in Biblical Theology, edited by D. A. Carson (InterVarsity, 1996)
  • When God Comes to Church: A Biblical Model for Revival Today (Baker, 2000)
  • Supernatural Living for Natural People: Studies in Romans 8 (Christian Focus, 2001)
  • Isaiah: God Saves Sinners, Preaching the Word, edited by R. Kent Hughes (Crossway, 2005)
  • Proverbs: Skill in Living, Preaching the Word, edited by R. Kent Hughes (Crossway, 2012)
  • Articles

  • "The Power of the Gospel in the Church Today," Trinity Journal 18 N.S. (1997): 3-13
  • "Revival: Blessing or Problem?" Reformation & Revival 11 (Summer, 2002): 9-17
  • Misc Projects

  • Introduction and Study Notes for Obadiah in The New Geneva Study Bible, edited by R. C. Sproul, et al. (Thomas Nelson, 1995)
  • Psalms 76-150 in The New Living Translation (Tyndale House, 1996)
  • "Apostasy," "Man and Woman" and "Marriage" in the New Dictionary of Biblical Theology, edited by Desmond Alexander and Brian Rosner (InterVarsity, 2000)
  • Editor, The Psalms, The English Standard Version (Crossway, 2001)
  • Introduction and Study Notes for Isaiah in The English Standard Version
  • References

    Raymond C. Ortlund Jr. Wikipedia

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