Jeff Hunt

Gary Steward
Assistant Professor of History, School of Humanities and Sciences


Gary Steward grew up in rural South Dakota and majored in history at South Dakota State University. He then studied for three years under John Piper at the Bethlehem Institute in Minneapolis and then completed a master’s of divinity degree in Louisville. He served for seven years as a pastor in St. John’s, Newfoundland, Canada, where he and his wife, Amy, had three kids.  While a pastor there he also completed a master’s of theology in historical theology, with his thesis focusing on J. W. Alexander’s views on Christian social reform in nineteenth century America.  Out of this study grew his first book, which overviews the theologians and theology of Princeton Seminary in the nineteenth century (P&R, 2014). His most recent project has been a doctoral dissertation that examines the American Revolution and the American clergy’s support of it.  This project combined Gary’s interests in American History, theology, and political philosophy.