Rob Dalrymple is currently serving as the Senior Pastor at Northminster Presbyterian Church in Bakersfield, Ca, and overseeing the planting of a new church Grove Community Church in Shafter Ca.
Rob has a ThM and a PhD in Biblical Interpretation and New Testament Studies from Westminster Theological Seminary and an MA in Philosophy. He has been teaching and in ministry for more than twenty-five years at the seminary, college, and the local church levels. He previously served as the Dean and Professor of NT at Koinonia Graduate School of Theolgy, as a teaching fellow in NT Greek at Westminster Theological Seminary, and as an Adjunct Professor of New Testament and Biblical Greek at Biblical Seminary in Hatfield, Pa. He has taught and lectured at conferences and seminaries around the world. His books include: Revelation and the Two Witnesses (Wipf and Stock, 2011), Understanding the New Testament and the End Times: Why it Matters (Wipf and Stock, reprint 2018; previously published as Understanding Eschatology: Why it Matters, 2017), These Brothers of Mine: A Biblical Theology of Land and Family and a Response to Christian Zionism (Wipf and Stock, 2015), and Follow the Lamb: A Guide to Reading, Understanding, and Applying the Book of Revelation (Weaver Books, 2017). He is a contributor to the Baker Illustrated Bible Dictionary, and author of numerous scholarly articles and reviews.
In addition to his writing Rob serves as the co-chairman of the Book of Revelation Study Group for the Evangelical Theological Society.
He loves to spend time with his wife Toni and their four children. He has been involved in their children’s homeschooling, managing their little league and AAU baseball teams, coaching their youth soccer teams, and their involvement with junior golf. He enjoys reading and studying the Word of God and, as a native New Englander, cheering for the Red Sox, Patriots, Celtics, and Bruins, and most anything that comes out of Boston. Rob is an avid golfer.
These Brothers of Mine: While the conflict in the Middle East continues to fester, many Christians advance a theology that perceives these events to be the hand of God. Has God truly brought the Jewish people back to the land in fulfillment of biblical prophecies? Must we truly bless Israel in order to be blessed by God?