Oak Ridge, Tennessee
Dr. C. N. Willborn, Pastor-Teacher
Dr. C. N. "Nick" Willborn is an ordained minister/teaching elder in the Presbyterian Church in America (PCA) and was installed as the Senior Pastor-teacher on August 2, 2009. Dr. Willborn had served CPC as Interim or Stated Supply Pastor since June 2008.
Dr. Willborn is former Associate Professor of Historical and Biblical Theology in the Greenville Presbyterian Theological Seminary and has held pastorates in Tennessee and Alabama. He holds the B.S. from Tennessee Technological University, the M.Div. from Mid-America Baptist Theological Seminary, and the Ph.D. in Historical Theology from Westminster Theological Seminary. Dr. Willborn is a frequent conference speaker and preacher and a regular contributor to Reformed journals and books. Representative publications include "Adoption: A Historical Perspective with Evangelical Implications," in Sanctification: Growing in Grace (2002); "The Diaconate: God's Office of Temporal Affairs," in Confessing Our Hope (2004); and "The 'Ministerial and Declarative' Powers of the Church and In Thesi Deliverances," in The Confessional Presbyterian (2005); "Gilbert Tennent" in Colonial Presbyterianism (2007); "Biblical Theology in Southern Presbyterianism" in The Hope Fulfilled (2008); "The Deacon: A Divine Right Office with Divine Uses," in The Confessional Presbyterian (2009). He is currently co-editor of The Confessional Presbyterian and is completing the first critical biography of the noted 19th century American theologian John L. Girardeau, the famous preacher to slaves. Dr. Willborn and his wife, Carol, live in Knox County with their three children--Sophie, Cas, and Iain.