Archives and Manuscript Repository for the Continuing Presbyterian Church

Staff of the PCA Historical Center:

Wayne Sparkman has served as Director of the PCA Historical Center since September of 1998. He is an ordained ruling elder in the PCA, holds several graduate degrees in theology, and maintains standing as a Certified Archivist. Mr. Sparkman has been married for 41 years and he and his wife are the parents of two adult children. He currently writes for a blog sponsored by the PCA Historical Center, This Day in Presbyterian History.


University of Oklahoma, Bachelor of Arts, 1976
Westminster Theological Seminary, Master of Arts & Religion, 1996
Covenant Theological Seminary, Master of Divinity, 1998
Covenant Theological Seminary, Master of Theology, 2008
[Th.M. thesis: Literary and Linguistic Structures in Psalm 104.]

Professional Certification:
Academy of Certified Archivists, September 2010-ongoing

Professional Affiliations:
Association of St. Louis Area Archivists [served as co-chair of ASLAA, 2010-2013]
Midwest Archivists Conference

"A Guide to Archival Collections Related to Religious Revivals in North America," in Encyclopedia of Religious Revivals in America, edited by Dr. Michael McClymond. Westport, CT: Greenwood Press, 2007. Volume 2, pp. 603-638.

Authors of Articles in the Biblical Repertory and Princeton Review, Volume 1 (1829) through Volume XL (1868), edited by Wayne Sparkman, with corrections, addition of pagination and information for volumes XLI (1869) through XLIII (1871).

Bibliography for James Henley Thornwell, in Collected Works of James Henley Thornwell. Birmingham, AL: Solid Ground Christian Books, 2004. Volume 4, 20 pp.

"Bottoms, Lawrence Wendell [1908-1994]," - Biographical entry in The African American National Biography. New York: Oxford University Press, 2008. Vol. 1, pg. 493.

"Chapter 1: Church Government," together with the Introduction and Conclusion of A Comparative Study of Presbyterian Denominations. St. Louis: PCA Historical Center, 2004, pp. 1-5, 35-36. [a study prepared under contract for a philanthropic foundation]

Literary and Linguistic Structures in Psalm 104. St. Louis, MO: Covenant Theological Seminary, 2008 [Th.M. thesis]. ix, 102 pp.

"Presbyterians and Congregationalists," The American Midwest: An Interpretative Encyclopedia. Bloomington, IN: Indiana University Press, 2007, pp. 759-761.

"Samuel Miller, D.D. (1769-1850)--An Annotated Bibliography," The Confessional Presbyterian 1 (2005): 11-30.

"Succession of Presidents, Faculty and Trustees, 1956-2005," in All For Jesus: A Celebration of the 50th Anniversary of Covenant Theological Seminary. Fearn, Ross-shire, Great Britain: Mentor, 2006.

"The Rev. Dr. Alexander M'Leod, An Annotated Bibliography with Extracts from his Diaries," The Confessional Presbyterian 3 (2007): 231-234.