Rodrick K. Durst


Professor of Historical Theology

Ph.D. Golden Gate Baptist Theological Seminary
M.Div. Golden Gate Baptist Theological Seminary
B.A. California Baptist College
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Dr. Rodrick Durst has served as faculty and administration at Golden Gate since 1991.
  • 1991-1994 Director at the Southern California Campus of Golden Gate
  • 1994-2005 Vice President of Academic Affairs
  • 2005-2013 Director of Online Education
Dr. Durst loves the classroom. He teaches theology and history from a leadership formation perspective. His passion is for developing life-changing ways of communicating and teaching Christian truth for transformation, retention and rapid reproduction. 

His current research includes study of emerging church movements, ecclesiology for rapid cell and simple church multiplication, research into a biblical doctrine of the Trinity, and faith and film. 

Dr. Durst tests what he teaches in his local church and ministers in churches in the Bay Area and the west. From 1978-1991 he was a pastor in Santa Rosa and Vallejo.

He loves cooking, hiking, and art. He and his wife, Kristi, belong and serve at their local church in San Rafael. The Dursts have three children and two grandsons.

To contact this faculty member

Office: Admin. Bldg. 215
Mail: GGBTS-904, 201 Seminary Drive, Mill Valley, CA 94941-3163
Phone: 415-380-1508
Fax: 415-380-1302
Cell: 415-377-8026
Email: rickdurst@ggbts.edu
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