Robert Godfrey

For the Presiding Bishop of the Anglican Orthodox Church, see Robert J. Godfrey. For the British composer and pianist, see Robert John Godfrey.
W. Robert Godfrey
Nationality American
Occupation Professor, Seminary President, Minister
Notable work An Unexpected Journey, God's Pattern for Creation, Pleasing God in Our Worship
Spouse(s) Mary

Theological work

Tradition or movement Reformed

W. Robert Godfrey is a minister in the United Reformed Church and the third President of Westminster Seminary California, where he is also Professor of Church History. He has taught at Westminster Seminary California since 1981 and has previously taught at Westminster Theological Seminary in Philadelphia, as well as Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary and Stanford University. Godfrey is a Council member of the Alliance of Confessing Evangelicals, an organization composed of pastors and theologians from the Baptist, Presbyterian, Reformed, Anglican, Congregational, and Lutheran church communities. He has been a speaker at many theological conferences including those sponsored by the Philadelphia Conference on Reformed Theology, Ligonier Ministries, and the Lausanne Committee for World Evangelization.[1]

Godfrey earned his Masters of Divinity from Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary and a Master of Arts and PhD from Stanford University.

He currently lives in California with his wife Mary Ellen, with whom he has three grown children who also reside in California.[2]

Published works

Godfrey is the author of the following books:

He has written chapters or articles for the following books:

Godfrey has also written articles for journals such as the Westminster Theological Journal, Archive for Reformation History, and Sixteenth-Century Journal.


  1. Dr. W. Robert Godfrey, retrieved 2012-11-29
  2. W. Robert Godfrey Biography (PDF), retrieved 2012-11-29
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