Princeton Theological Seminary president to be guest speaker at Village Church


The Village Community Presbyterian Church of Rancho Santa Fe will host the president of Princeton Theological Seminary, the Rev. Dr. M. Craig Barnes, on Sunday, Nov. 23.

Barnes will preach at the 9 a.m. and 10:30 a.m. services, then give a lunchtime lecture at the Fellowship Center. All are welcome for this free event.

“Supporting the preparation and training of women and men for ministry is an important calling to which the Village Church has been steadfastly committed,” says the Rev. Dr. Jack Baca, senior pastor. “We are pleased to welcome Dr. Barnes to our community, to support his vision for theological education and of Princeton Theological Seminary, and very much appreciate his sharing his insights on the state of Christianity in the United States and how we might play a part in that.”

Barnes became the seventh president of Princeton Theological Seminary in 2013, where he was also installed as professor of pastoral theology. A prolific writer, preacher, and teacher, he served previously as the senior pastor of the Shadyside Presbyterian Church in Pittsburgh, while concurrently serving as the Robert Meneilly Professor of Pastoral Ministry at Pittsburgh Theological Seminary. He has served pastorates in Washington, D.C., and Madison, Wis. To learn more about Barnes, see

To RSVP for the lunchtime lecture, contact or call 858-756-2441. The church is at 6225 Paseo Delicias in Rancho Santa Fe.