Richard Holdeman

Dr. Richard Holdeman is the pastor of the Bloomington Reformed Presbyterian Church in Bloomington, IN.  He is a graduate of Yale University where he received a B.A. in biological psychology and of Indiana University where he earned a PhD in molecular and cellular biology.  He has been teaching as a Lecturer in the Department of Biology at Indiana University since 1997.  In 2005 he graduated from the Reformed Presbyterian Theological Seminary with a Master of Divinity and was ordained as a minister of the gospel that same year.

In addition to interests in science and theology, Dr. Holdeman is an avid sports enthusiast.  He coached the Indiana University Ice Hockey Club for 13 seasons and retired as the coach with the most wins in the history of the program.  Dr. Holdeman serves as President of the Board of Lighthouse Christian Academy in Bloomington, IN.  Without a doubt his strongest asset is his wife, Amy.  They have been married since 1989 and have four daughters.


  1. Gabriel Silva November 16, 2015 at 9:58 pm #

    Hello, my name is Gabriel and I’m from Brazil. I just met reformed gospel and I’d like to know more about it. I live in middle of petencostalism and I see too much things that it is not in scripture. One of the things and one of the reason of my message is that here the preaching is about God loveing everyone and prosperity gospel but I do not see anything about sin, about the nature of men. I’d like to question you on it: ” When we preach love and just love, but we do not talk about sin and where we came from, are we doing something really bad of wrong?

    Thank you for your attention.
    I’m sorry the bad english (I”m still learning!)

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    • Austin Brown November 16, 2015 at 10:45 pm #

      Hello Gabriel,

      If what you are describing is really the case, then yes, that theology is very bad. I would like to help you in some way (talk some more), so if that would be of interest, would you be willing to pass along your email? We can then talk more privately.

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