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March 18, 2013

Northeastern Seminary Names Biblical Scholar to Faculty

ROCHESTER, NY—Northeastern Seminary (NES) is pleased to announce the appointment of Dr. Nijay K. Gupta as assistant professor of biblical theology and exegesis starting July 1, 2013. His expertise in Pauline theology and Greek along with his experience and commitment to ministry in our culture will contribute to the Seminary’s mission to prepare men and women for service to the church and world.

Gupta who holds degrees from the University of Durham (Ph.D.) and Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary (M.Th. and M.Div.) has taught at Durham, Ashland Theological Seminary, Seattle Pacific University/Seminary, and Eastern University in biblical studies. He is recognized for his scholarship through multiple awards and is active in the Institute for Biblical Research as a program co-chair and board member. 

Among a broad scope of publications are his books Worship That Makes Sense to Paul: A New Approach to the Theology of Paul’s Cultic Metaphors (2010)  and Prepare, Succeed, Advance: A Guidebook for Getting a Ph.D. in Biblical Studies and Beyond (2011), and a new commentary on Colossians as part of the Smyth and Helwys Commentary Series.

“I have dreamt of teaching at a thriving seminary, working with pastors, missionaries, and other Christian leaders – a place just like NES,” notes Gupta in his blog CRUX SOLA. “I will have outstanding colleagues, wonderful students, and [live in] a quaint city (Rochester). I can honestly say that, from the first interview I had with NES, I knew that this was an ideal place for my teaching and scholarship. The leadership is exemplary, the staff exceptionally warm, and the campus itself (of Roberts Wesleyan College) is impressive.

Gupta’s appointment comes at the retirement of founding faculty member and professor of biblical and systematic theology, Dr. Paul Livermore, who has served at Roberts Wesleyan College and Northeastern Seminary for 33 years.


Since opening its doors in 1998, Northeastern Seminary on the campus of Roberts Wesleyan College has continued to grow in prominence as a significant resource for the church community in upstate New York. Northeastern Seminary is a multi-denominational graduate school of theology offering five academically and professionally accredited degrees: Master of Divinity, Master of Arts of Theological Studies, Master of Arts in Theology and Social Justice, Master of Arts in Transformational Leadership, and Doctor of Ministry. The student body is comprised of more than 30 different Christian faith traditions represented among 180 students and 300-plus graduates ministering around the nation and world.  For more information visit or call 585.594.6800.