Peter A. Lillback, Ph.D., is the president of The Providence Forum, the non-profit scholarly organization committed to preserve, defend and advance the faith and values of America’s founding and founders. He is also the president of Westminster Theological Seminary, one of the world’s leading institutes of higher reformed theological education. He has also been Professor of Church History at Reformed Episcopal Seminary in Philadelphia.
Dr. Lillback holds degrees from Cedarville University (B.A.), Dallas Theological Seminary (Th.M.), and Westminster Theological Seminary (Ph.D.). He is the author of the USA Today, Washington Post, and #1 Amazon.com national bestseller "George Washington’s Sacred Fire," representing the culmination of 20 years of primary-source research and scholarship on the life of George Washington. He is most recently the author of the children’s book "Lessons on Liberty – A Primer for Young Patriots," which has received a Silver Medal from the Moonbeam Children’s Book Awards; as well as the bestselling "Wall of Misconception – Does the Separation of Church and State Mean the Separation of God and Government?," a Finalist in the Eric Hoffer Book Awards. He is also the author of "The Binding of God: Calvin’s Role in the Development of Covenant Theology," co-author of "The Theological Guide to Calvin’s Institutes," and the editor of and contributor to "The Practical Calvinist: An Introduction to the Presbyterian and Reformed Heritage." He has published many articles, including as a contributor to The Washington Times, The Philadelphia Inquirer, and The Bulletin.
In July 2005 Dr. Lillback became only the fourth president of Westminster Theological Seminary in its rich 80-year history. He is a tenured Professor of Historical Theology and has taught courses through the whole range of church history, with a special interest in the Reformation and early modern era.
Living between Philadelphia and Valley Forge for many years, Dr. Lillback has pursued an avid interest in the history of the Judeo-Christian heritage of the United States. He has performed research and study on the founding and founders of America through examination of original source documents in countless libraries and archives worldwide. Among the outgrowths of his research are the books "Freedom's Holy Light...with a firm reliance on Divine Providence," and "Proclaim Liberty… a Broken Bell Rings Freedom to the World."
Beyond his historical interests, Dr. Lillback is a very popular speaker and writer on many worldview issues, and has participated in many highly popular debates with Christians, atheists, government, and secular leaders and personalities. He is a leading expert on the foundational history of the United States, the intersection of faith, politics, and government, and the separation of church and state, and is a frequent guest and spokesperson on television, radio, and in the mass media. His unparalleled scholarship, warm disposition, and unique style have made him a much sought-after speaker at secular, religious, historical, and academic events and venues around the world.