J. Dwight Pentecost
(born April 24, 1915) is a Christian theologian best known for his book Things to Come
He currently is Distinguished Professor of Bible Exposition, Emeritus, at Dallas Theological Seminary, one of only two so honored. He holds a B.A. from Hampden-Sydney College and Th.M. and Th.D. degrees from Dallas Theological Seminary. During his academic career he has taught biblical subjects for nearly half a century (Philadelphia College of Bible, 1948-55; Dallas Theological Seminary, 1955-present). His nearly twenty books are written mostly for the general Christian reader.
Dwight Pentacost is the guitarist for Slim Cessna's Auto Club. He takes his name from this Dwight Pentecost.
His pastoral career has continued through this period.
- Ordained at Cambridge Springs, Pennsylvania (Presbyterian Church) in 1941
- Pastor at the same Cambridge Springs, Pennsylvania (Presbyterian Church) from 1941 to 1946
- Pastor at Devon, Pennsylvania (Saint John's Presbyterian Church) from 1946 to 1951
- Pastor at Dallas, Texas (Grace Bible Church) from 1958 to 1976
He travels worldwide speaking on his specialist subjects.
A Festschrift, Essays in Honor of J. Dwight Pentecost
, has been written. Edited by Stanley D. Toussaint and Charles H. Dyer. Published by Moody Press in January 1986, ISBN 0-8024-2381-7