Sam Hamstra, Jr.

Affiliate Professor of Church History and Worship


Ph.D in Historical Theology from Marquette University (Milwaukee, WI)

M.A. in Biblical Studies from Wheaton College (IL)

M. Div from McCormick Theological Seminary (Chicago, IL)

B.S. in Music from Lipscomb University (Nashville, TN)


Sam Hamstra, Jr., a Chicago native, is a veteran pastor with over 35 years of experience serving congregations in both the Reformed Church in America and the Christian Reformed Church in North America. He is also the founder and president of ChapterNext, a leader in the area of Pastor Search Consultancy.

Works Published

Dr. Hamstra's publications include Reformed Confessionalism in Nineteenth Century America: Essays on the Thought of John Williamson Nevin (Scarecrow Press, 1995); The Reformed Pastor: Lectures on Pastoral Theology by John Nevin (Pickwick Press, 2006); and Principled Worship: Biblical Roots for Emerging Liturgies (Wipf & Stock, 2006).


Read his blog here.

Faculty Profile

Sam Hamstra, Jr.

Sam Hamstra, Jr.

Affiliate Professor of Church History & Worship

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