On November 2, 2018, the Seminary community gathered at the Reformed Presbyterian Church of the North Hills (Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania) to inaugurate Keith Evans as the very first Professor of Biblical Counseling.
Rev. Rut Etheridge, Chaplain at Geneva College, represented the RPTS Board of Trustees. Rev. Jared Olivetti, Pastor of Immanuel Reformed Presbyterian Church, West Lafayette, Indiana, brought greetings from the denomination. Dr. Scipione spoke to Rev. Evans as a mentor and friend. RPTS faculty/adjunct Barry York, Jerry O’Neill, Jeff Stivason, Richard Gamble, and CJ Williams also participated. A reception followed with a special cake for Rev. Evans’ wife, Melissa, who graciously shared her birthday with dozens of family and friends.