Pittsburgh Theological Seminary

Jerome F. D. Creach

Robert C. Holland Professor of Old Testament
Year Started at PTS: 2000


Contact Info



  • Ph.D., Union Theological Seminary in Virginia / Bible (Old Testament)
  • Th.M., Southern Baptist Theological Seminary / Systematic Theology
  • M.Div., Southern Baptist Theological Seminary
  • B.A., Gardner-Webb University Year / Religion


The Rev. Dr. Jerome Creach is the Robert C. Holland Professor of Old Testament. Before joining the faculty of Pittsburgh Seminary in 2000, he taught at Barton College (1994-2000), the College of William & Mary, Randolph-Macon College, and the Baptist Theological Seminary at Richmond. Creach earned his doctorate at Union Theological Seminary in Virginia (now Union Presbyterian Seminary). Prior to his study at Union, he earned his M.Div. and Th.M. (in systematic theology) at the Southern Baptist Theological Seminary. Creach is interested in Old Testament theology and the appropriation of the Bible to the life of the Church. Psalms and Prophets are his primary areas of research. He has published five books and numerous articles and reviews in journals for biblical studies. Creach’s publications include The Ten Commandments for Today (WJK, 2015), Violence in Scripture (WJK, 2013), The Destiny of the Righteous in the Psalms (Chalice, 2008), Joshua: Interpretation: A Bible Commentary for Teaching and Preaching (WJK, 2003), Psalms Interpretation Bible Studies (Geneva, 1999), and Yahweh as Refuge and the Editing of the Hebrew Psalter (Sheffield Academic Press, 1996). He also has two books in progress: Discovering the Psalms and Reading the Psalms. A Minister of the Word and Sacrament in the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.), Creach has served congregations in Virginia and North Carolina and preaches and teaches regularly in churches in the Pittsburgh area. He is married to Page L.D. Creach, also a minister in the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.). They have two children, Adair and Davis.

Church Association

Ordination: PC(USA), Minister of Word and Sacrament

Professional Competencies

Areas of Specialty

  • Old Testament Psalms and Prophets
  • Violence in the Bible

Professional Service

Leadership for Professional Societies

  • 2007-present: Editorial Committee member, Horizons in Biblical Theology
  • 2001-2003: Book Review Editor, Horizons in Biblical Theology
  • 1998-present: Steering Committee member, Society of Biblical Literature, Book of Psalms Section
  • 1997-2000: Steering Committee member, Southeastern Commission on the Study of Religion, Hebrew Bible Section


  • 2007: Theological Scholars Grant, Association of Theological Schools, for research and writing of Violence in the Bible (one of 10 annual awards)
  • 2005: General Grant, Louisville Institute for “A Consultation on the Problem of Violence in Scripture"
  • 1998: Young Scholars’ Fellowship, Catholic Biblical Association (one of two annual awards to support research of scholars who have taught fewer than seven years)
  • 1996: Christian Faith and Life Teaching-Team Grant, Louisville Institute (to support a study of the implications of biblical conceptions of creation on ecological issues in Eastern North Carolina)

Additional Resources

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