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Feb 27

Getting to Know Fred G. Zaspel, Clarus ’12

2012 | by Trent Hunter | Category: Clarus 12

This is the second of two posts introducing this year’s Clarus speakers. Read about Dr. Carson here.

Like Dr. Carson, this is not Dr. Zaspel’s first time to DSC.

In 2010, Dr. Zaspel  joined us for a weekend to speak on, Romans 9 and the wonder of God’s sovereignty in salvation and in suffering. This past July, Dr. Zaspel joined us for a Parenting Seminar weekend, “The Word on Parenting,” in which he addressed three critical aspects of Christian parenting: Parenting with a GoalSaving our ChildrenDirecting and Disciplining our Children. These are all memorable and helpful messages.

But even if you weren’t with us for these seminars, you’ve still felt the reach of Dr. Zaspel’s shepherding love for God’s people, a he is one of Ryan’s closest friends in the ministry. In Ryan’s own words, “he’s really been a long-distance Paul to this Timothy.” Over a dozen years or so, Ryan and Dr. Zaspel have shared hundreds of emails and hours of conversation about the decisions and struggles of life and ministry.

Here’s a short biography on Dr. Zaspel with links to his various writings:

Dr. Zaspel (Ph.D., The Free University of Amsterdam) is a pastor on staff at Reformed Baptist Church of Franconia, PA and is the interim Senior Pastor at New Hyde Park Baptist Church on New York’s Long Island. He is an instructor in Bible and theology at To Every Tribe missions, and Adjunct Professor of Systematic Theology at Calvary Baptist Seminary in Lansdale, PA.

His recent book, The Theology of B. B. Warfield: A Systematic Summary is the fruit of his Ph.D. dissertation and has received high acclaim. Another work on this important American theologian will soon be published: Warfield on the Christian Life: Living in Light of the Gospel. He also co-authored (with Tom Wells) New Covenant Theology. Hundreds of Fred’s sermons, articles, and booklets are online at He is also a regular contributor to Credo Magazine.

Dr. Zaspel and his wife, Kimberly, were married in 1979 in Columbus, Ohio and have two children. In his spare time, Dr. Zaspel enjoys motorcycles, playing guitar, and boating.

Clarus is a Regional Conference of The Gospel Coalition taking place March 9-11 with speakers D.A. Carson and Fred G. Zaspel. Visit the Clarus page for more information or to register for this year’s conference.