Wheaton College names Philip Ryken president
Written by Mickey McLean
According to a report on Christianity Today’s website, Philip Ryken, the pastor of Tenth Presbyterian Church in Philadelphia, has been named president of Wheaton College, a prominent Christian liberal arts college near Chicago. Ryken, a 1988 Wheaton graduate and the son of Wheaton English professor Leland Ryken, succeeds Duane Litfin who retires as president this summer. Ryken became a pastor at Tenth in 1995 and was named senior pastor following the death of James Montgomery Boice in 2000.
Earlier this week, Kenneth Starr was named the new president of Baylor University, a large, private Baptist-affiliated school located in Waco, Texas.