Which Christian Leaders Believe in Headcovering?
Last Updated: May 20, 2021
One of the false impressions of headcovering is that it’s “theology-lite”. Meaning, it’s only practiced by those that have a simple faith and don’t understand hermeneutics (how to interpret their Bible correctly). To help lay this myth to rest, we’ve compiled a list of modern evangelical Christian leaders that believe that head covering is for today. Many of these leaders have exceptional academic training and are trusted by millions for their sound theological teaching. We will continue to update this list as we discover new names.
If you know of a notable Christian leader that believes that this symbol is for today, please e-mail us so we can look into it.
|Dr. Michael Barrett||PhD, Bob Jones University||Former President of Geneva Reformed Seminary. Professor of Ancient Languages and Old Testament Theology at Bob Jones University for almost 30 years. Now the Academic Dean and Professor of Old Testament at Puritan Reformed Theological Seminary.|
|Tim Bayly||MDiv, Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary||Former Executive Director of The Council on Biblical Manhood & Womanhood 1996-2000. Pastor at Clearnote Church since 1996. Writer at Bayly Blog.|
|Dr. Joel Beeke||PhD, Westminster Theological Seminary||President and Professor at Puritan Reformed Theological Seminary. Editorial Director of Reformation Heritage Books. Author of "A Puritan Theology".|
|Dr. Gerald Bilkes||PhD, Princeton Theological Seminary||Professor of New Testament and Biblical Theology at Puritan Reformed Theological Seminary.|
|Dr. Robert Culver (1917-2015)||ThD, Grace Theological Seminary||Author of "Systematic Theology: Biblical & Historical". Has taught at Grace Theological Seminary, Wheaton College, Trinity Evangelical Divinity School and Northwestern College.|
|Dr. S. Lewis Johnson Jr. (1915-2004)||ThD, Dallas Theological Seminary||Professor of Systematic Theology at Dallas Theological Seminary for 31 years. Also taught at Trinity Evangelical Divinity School. Pastor for 40+ years.|
|Dr. David Gooding||PhD, University of Cambridge||Professor Emeritus of Old Testament Greek
at Queen’s University (Belfast). Member of the Royal Irish Academy. Author of numerous books.
|Wayne Jackson||MA degree (unknown school)||Founder and editor of the Christian Courier. President Emeritus of Apologetics Press. Author of numerous books including "A New Testament Commentary".|
|Dr. Elliot Johnson||ThD, Dallas Theological Seminary||Senior Professor of Bible Exposition at Dallas Theological Seminary. Founder of the Asian Theological Seminary. Author of "Expository Hermeneutics".|
|Mary Kassian||Studied Systematic Theology at the doctoral level.||Professor of Women’s Studies at the Southern Baptist Theologial Seminary. Author of "Girls Gone Wise" and "The Feminist Mistake".|
|Dr. Martyn Lloyd-Jones (1899-1981)||MD, London University||Minister of Westminster Chapel in London for almost 30 years. Author of numerous books and commentaries.|
|Witness Lee (1905-1997)||N/A||Founder of Living Stream Ministry. Chief editor of a new translation of the New Testament into Chinese and English (Recovery Version). Author of "The Life-Study of the Bible" which comprises of 25,000+ pages of commentary on every book of the Bible. Ministered alongside Watchman Nee.|
|William MacDonald (1917-2007)||MBA, Harvard Business School||President of Emmaus Bible College. Author of "Believer's Bible Commentary"..|
|John Murray||ThM, Princeton Theological Seminary. ThM, New College, Edinburgh||Professor of Systematic Theology at Princeton Theological Seminary and Westminster Theologial Seminary for nearly 40 years. Also helped found Westminster Theologial Seminary.|
|Watchman Nee (1903-1972)||N/A||Influential Chinese Leader who started the "local church" movement. Author of "The Normal Christian Life". Imprisoned for his faith for 20 years until his death.|
|Dr. Ian R.K. Paisley (1926-2014)||Honorary doctorate of divinity from Bob Jones University.||Founder of the Free Presbyterian Church of Ulster/North America. Minister for 60+ years. Founder of the Democratic Unionist Party and former First Minister of Northern Ireland.|
|Zac Poonen||N/A||Author of 25+ books. Church planter (India) for 40+ years. International conference speaker.|
|Derek Prince (1915-2003)||Language scholar (Greek, Latin, Hebrew, Aramaic). He studied at Cambridge University (England) and Hebrew University (Jerusalem).||International Bible teacher and founder of Derek Prince Ministries International. Wrote more than fifty books.|
|Dr. Charles Ryrie||ThD, Dallas Theological Seminary. PhD, University of Edinburgh. LittD, Liberty Baptist Theological Seminary||Editor of "The Ryrie Study Bible". Former professor of Systematic Theology and dean of doctoral studies at Dallas Theological Seminary.|
|Andrée Seu||Graduate of Westminster Theological Seminary||Senior Writer for WORLD Magazine. Instructor at the World Journalism Institute. Author of "Won't Let You Go Unless You Bless Me".|
|Dr. R.C. Sproul Sr. (1939-2017)||PhD, Whitefield Theological Seminary||Founder of Ligonier Ministries. Can be heard daily on the Renewing Your Mind radio broadcast. Written over 60 books including "The Holiness of God".|
|Dr. R.C. Sproul Jr.||D.Min, Whitefield Theological Seminary||Founder of Highlands Ministries. Chair of Philosophy and Theology, Reformation Bible College. Former editor of Tabletalk magazine. Author of "When You Rise Up".|
|Dr. W. Andrew Smith||Ph.D. in Biblical Studies, University of Edinburgh||Assistant Professor of New Testament and Early Christianity, Shepherd's Theological Seminary. Greek Scholar specializing in Textual Criticism.|
|Alexander Strauch||MDiv, Denver Seminary||Author of "Biblical Eldership". Served as an Elder at Littleton Bible Chapel for over 40 years. Former professor of Philosophy and New Testament literature at Colorado Christian University.|
|Dr. Bruce Terry||MDiv, Abilene Christian University; PhD, University of Texas||Professor of Bible and Humanities at Ohio Valley University|
|Milton Vincent||MDiv, The Masters Seminary||Author of "A Gospel Primer for Christians". Former Faculty Associate of Old Testament Language and Literature at The Master's Seminary. Conference speaker. Pastor of Cornerstone Fellowship Bible Church since 1992.|
|Dr. Bruce Waltke||ThD, Dallas Theological Seminary. PhD, Harvard University||Taught at Dallas Theological Seminary, Regent College, Westminster Theological Seminary, Reformed Theological Seminary and now Knox Theological Seminary. Former President of the Evangelical Theological Society. On the translation committee for the NASB and NIV.|
|Dr. K.P. Yohannan||BA, Criswell College. Honorary degree of divinity from Hindustan Bible College (India).||Founder of Gospel for Asia. Author of "Revolution in World Missions" and many others. Bishop of Believers Church (Christian denomination) which has 2.6 million members.|
|Dr. Latayne C. Scott||PhD in Biblical Studies from Trinity Southwest University||Author of 25 published books including "The Mormon Mirage" (2010, Zondervan) & "Talking with Teens about Sexuality" (2021, Bethany House).|
|Dr. H.A. Ironside (1876-1951)||Honorary doctorates from Bob Jones University & Wheaton College.||Former Pastor of Moody Church. Prolific author of 100+ books and pamphlets.|
|A.W. Pink (1886-1952)||N/A||Influential American/Australian pastor. Author of “The Attributes of God” and “The Sovereignty of God“.|
|Israel Wayne||Unknown||Conference speaker and founder of Family Renewal. Author of "Pitchin’ a Fit" and "Education: Does God Have an Opinion?"|
|R.J. Rushdooney (1916-2001)||Honorary Ph.D. from Valley Christian University||Founder of the Chalcedon Foundation. Prolific author.|
|Dale Partridge||Unknown||Founder of Relearn Church. Author of People Over Profit (2015, HarperCollins Leadership) and Saved From Success (2018, Thomas Nelson).|
|Doreen Virtue||M.A. in Biblical and Theological Studies from Western Seminary||Author of Deceived No More: How Jesus Led Me Out of the New Age and Into His Word (2020, Thomas Nelson)|
|Dr. Finny Kuruvilla||MD, Harvard Medical School, PhD in Chemistry and Chemical Biology from Harvard University, ||Professor at Sattler College; Author of King Jesus Claims His Church (2013).