Rev. Dr. Chris Holmes

Adjunct Professor

Rev. Dr. Chris Holmes is the John H. Stembler, Jr., Scholar in Residence and Director of Biblical and Theological Education at First Presbyterian Church (Atlanta, GA). In this capacity, he serves as the resident scholar and chief creator of unique learning opportunities and platforms for teaching Bible, history, and theology that bridge the church and the academy. In addition, he is currently a visiting assistant professor of New Testament at Columbia Theological Seminary (Decatur, GA), an instructor in UMC’s Course of Study Program at Emory University, and an adjunct professor at McAfee School of Theology. His research interests include the Epistle to the Hebrews, Revelation, Paul’s Letters, ancient rhetoric, and theological interpretation of Scripture. He lives in southeast Atlanta with his spouse, Jenelle who is a minister in the Presbyterian Church (USA). Together they have two children, Micah (15) and Darcy (13), two dogs, and a three-legged cat. He is an avid Atlanta United fan and enjoys running and riding his bike in and around Atlanta.


  • Ph.D., Emory University, 2016
  • M.Div., Princeton Theological Seminary, 2011