Don Sweeting is the president of Reformed Theological Seminary (RTS) in Orlando, Florida. He is also a professor of church history at RTS and teaches a challenging and interesting class. Don is also an ordained minister in the Evangelical Presbyterian Church.

Before coming to RTS, Don served as the pastor of two churches. For the last twelve years Don was the senior pastor of Cherry Creek Presbyterian Church in Greenwood Village, Colorado (EPC). His ministry there culminated with the 2010 General Assembly of the EPC being held at his church. Previous to that Don served for eleven years as the founding pastor of the Chain of Lakes Community Bible Church in Northern Illinois.

Don received his education at Moody Bible Institute (Dipl.), Lawrence University (B.A.), Oxford University (B.A., M.A.), and Trinity Evangelical Divinity School (Ph.D). Don and his wife Christina have four children–all home schooled in the early years. Two are now in college. Don currently serves on the Board of Trustees of Colorado Christian University, and until recently taught as adjunct faculty at Denver Seminary.

Don has a show on WTLN 950 AM Radio called TAKE 5 which airs on weekdays @ 6:55 AM & 5:55 PM.

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  1. John Manning says:


    I stumbled across your blog. Enjoyed your article on homeschooling. We have four children as well and homeschooled all of them from kindergarten through high school (at least the first three. Our youngest is 13 so we have a few more years to go). Glad to hear you are doing well. We have been living in the Dallas, Texas area for the last 10 years. I work for UPS as the Communications manager for the area. I look forward t reading more of your blogs.

    John Manning

    • dwsweeting says:

      John, Thanks for your comments. Conscientious home schooling parents need all the encouragement they can get. It is not easy, but in the end, there can be a lot of deep satisfaction in it and wonderful fruit from it. You’re not done, neither am I. 13 is a critical age you know. God bless you in your relationships.


  2. Kevin Musser says:

    Great posts about Lausanne Global Conversation. Do you know if the talk by the North Korean woman you wrote about is available online to view? I’d love to be able to watch it.


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  4. Don
    Stumbled on your blog thru facebook and since there are not that many Sweetings out there, I needed to comment. My wife Sharon and I also have four kids and homeschooled in the early years. God changed our path about nine months ago and we are now in Kenya with Wycliffe Associates, providing construction management at a site where they translate the Bible into signed languages for the Deaf. By any chance are you related to George Sweeting? I attended Phila College of Bible in the 70’s and was always asked if I where related but at the time I didn’t even know who he was.
    Our adventure is shared on a blog,
    Mark Sweeting

    • dwsweeting says:

      Mark, God bless you for your ministry in Kenya with Wycliffe. Yes, George is my dad. He is 86 and still going strong in the Chicago area.
      Okay, I’ve got to find out about your background. We are obviously related! Are you on facebook? If you are let’s connect that way.

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  6. ron bergen says:

    HI DON: from Sarasota. Attended Cherry Creek some during my yrs in Denver. Trinity Grad. Studied with F Schaeffer, there is more. Would like to interact with you indepth re: how to ignite gifted church members so each takes seriously our calling to act as ‘members of His body’,,,

    My sense is over the passt decades the ‘church’ , in our push to get bigger and bigger, we find ourselves essentially marginalized in our society.
    May we talk?

    Most sincerely RON BERGEN

  7. deborah wetzel says:

    Hello Mr. Sweeting,
    I am an alumni of Moody Bible Institute (’02) and now work as a Licensed Professional Counselor at Lawrence University, Appleton WI. My husband and I were just looking at the schedule for Founder’s week next year and notice that you are scheduled to speak.
    I wanted to tell you that people still remember your legacy at Lawrence University. Shortly after I arrived at Lawrence I heard about a group of students who left moody and came to LU to be missionaries in the late 1970’s (I think). I was also told that the Christian ministry on campus would bring in over 100 students and had an extraordinary impact on the student body. Now that I work at LU, I wanted to thank you and the other moody students who left such a rich heritage behind. It’s a privilege to serve Christ at LU!
    Deborah Wetzel

  8. Jeff Hilton says:

    Dr Sweeting,
    Heard you do the Sermon at The Falls Church (Falls Church, VA on Oct 16th, 2011 on Revelation 2:18-29 – Church of Tyratira. Just wanted you to know, you helped me see the Seminary I was attending (Wesley Theological {Methodist}) was leading me to be too tolerant of non-Biblical beliefs. Non-Inspiration of God’s word, embracing the LGBT agenda. I was trying to be a voice, but was convicted (after 3 semesters and a lot of prayer) that I was indeed in the wrong place. Starting Capital Bible Seminary in two weeks (going after a counseling degree) with not a lot of transfer credits, but a clear conscience. I am using the Post 911 VA program and didn’t find the Reformed Seminary on the VA list. Hope you all can get added sometime. Blessings Jeff Hilton,

    • dwsweeting says:

      I just returned from a weekend where John and Susan Yates were the speakers! What a joy to be at The Falls Church this past Fall.
      Jeff, you have made a huge decision. Even though you have to back up a bit in your training, I pray that this decision bring great gospel, and theological riches into your life and ministry that enables you to be a wonderful counselor.

  9. Don,
    I have thoroughly enjoyed your new book and have already passed it around to several “second half” people who are trying to figure out how to finish strong.

    Kevin McBride

  10. Don,
    Thoroughly enjoyed the new book. Have already passed it aorund to several “second halfers” trying to figure out how to finish strong.

    Kevin McBride

    • dwsweeting says:

      Thanks Kevin. We see so many people who do not have a vision for the second half of life. It was born out of that concern and opportunity.,

  11. Carrie says:

    Hello Don,
    I am also a blogger on WordPress. While finishing a piece on All Saints last night, I did a Google image search for ‘All Saints’. The artwork most appealing was from a blog you wrote last year- All Saints 2011.
    I always try to credit the material I have borrowed and so have referenced your blog. The artwork has been very popular! There are some asking for information on artist and such. When returning to your blog I was not able to find any details.
    Do you have any information that I might share with others? It would be wonderful to know more about this artist.
    I look forward to hearing from you.
    In God’s peace,

  12. Carrie says:

    Thank you. Happy Thanksgiving!

  13. Hello, Don,

    I am a literary publicist and came across one of your blog posts. I am currently working with a client whose books I think you would appreciate. His name is Dr. Theodore Morrison Homa. His books are Archimedes’ Claw and Standing at the Gates of Heaven and the Precipice of Hell: A doctor’s experience with the After Life. I would like to talk to you about guest blogging, or even just sending you a copy of one or both of his books. Do you have an email where I can tell you more? You may contact me a landryleigha (at) gmail (dot com). I have included Dr. Homa’s website as my own in the comment login so as not to have this marked as spam.

    Leigha Landry

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