Gary W. Derickson

Professor of Biblical Studies and Greek
Chair, Biblical Studies and Theology

(503) 315-2944


  • B.S. Texas A&M University
  • M.S. Texas A&M University
  • Th.M. Dallas Theological Seminary
  • Ph.D. Dallas Theological Seminary


Dr. Derickson has authored numerous journal articles for Bibliotheca Sacra and other journals. He contributed study notes to The Nelson Study Bible, has authored “1 Peter” in the Grace New Testament Commentary (GES), 1, 2 & 3 John in the Evangelical Exegetical Commentary (Lexham Press), Exegetical Theology of 1-3 John (Lexham Press), and co-authored The Disciplemaker: What Matters Most to Jesus (Charis Press). He regularly presents biblical exposition papers at meetings of the Evangelical Theological Society and serves in its General Epistles Consultation Study Group. He is presently completing a book, The Decline of Miracles in the New Testament Era, and co-authoring a commentary on Revelation for Kregel Publishers in their Kerux series.


“The New Testament Church as a Mystery.” Bibliotheca Sacra. Vol. 166, 2009, 436-45.

“Matthew’s Chiastic Structure and its Dispensational Implications.”  Bibliotecha Sacra. Vol. 163, 2006, 423-37.

“Matthean Priority/Authorship and Evangelicalism’s Boundary.” The Master’s Seminary Journal. Vol. 14, No. 1, 2003, 87-103.

“The Cessation of Healing Miracles in Paul’s Ministry.” Bibliotheca Sacra. Vol. 155, 1998, 299-315.

“Viticulture and John 15:1-6.” Bibliotheca Sacra. Vol. 153, 1996, 34-52.

“What is the Message of 1 John?” Bibliotheca Sacra. Vol. 150, 1993, 89-105.


Gary is married to Rebekah, and they have a son, Ian. In his spare time, he enjoys writing fiction (fantasy and science fiction). His first fantasy novel, To Take a Name, has been accepted for publication. He also teaches an adult Sunday school class at his church.

Why Corban

“I enjoy seeing students grow spiritually and make life-changing decisions to follow Christ.”