Dr. John Bergsma serves as Professor of Theology at the Franciscan University of Steubenville and Vice President at the St. Paul Center. He holds the M.Div. and Th.M. degrees from Calvin Seminary, Grand Rapids, Michigan, and served as a Protestant pastor for four years before entering the Catholic Church in 2001 while pursuing a Ph.D. in Theology from the University of Notre Dame. He specialized in the Old Testament and the Dead Sea Scrolls, graduating with high honors in 2004.

Other popular books include Jesus and the Dead Sea Scrolls: Revealing the Jewish Roots of the Church, Introduction to the Bible: The Old Testament, the Bible Basics series, and Stunned by Scripture which details John’s conversion story.

Dr. Bergsma over the years has become a sought-after speaker and author. Last year alone John spoke to over 1,000 Priests. He is the bestselling author of numerous books on Scripture including his most recent release: The Word of the Lord: Reflections on the Sunday Mass Readings for Year A. 

John can be also found frequently each week on the St. Paul Center’s Letters from Home podcast and YouTube channel. He also hosts a weekly show with Dr. Scott Hahn titled: Word of the Lord which is reaches Catholics around the world at stpaulcenter.com.

Most importantly: John and his wife Dawn have been married since 1993 and have eight children!

Please welcome Dr. John Bergsma to St. Patrick Parish!

Evening Itinerary:

6:00pm: Meet & greet/ book sales start
6:30pm-7:30pm: Main Presentation
7:30pm-8:00pm: Q&A
8:00pm-8:30pm: Book sales