Dr. Skip MacCarty is a long-time associate pastor for evangelism at Pioneer Memorial Church. He holds a doctor of ministry degree from the Seventh-day Adventist Theological Seminary and is a recognized authority and seminar presenter on the relationship between stress and spiritual life.


Dr. MacCarty's credentials specifically related to the subject of Biblical covenants include:

  • Author of In Granite and Ingrained: What the Old and New Covenants Reveal About the Gospel, the Law and the Sabbath, published in 2007 by the Andrews University Press. This book is a North American Division of Seventh-day Adventists option for continuing education credit for Adventist pastors.

  • Co-author of Perspectives on the Sabbath: Four Views, published by B&H Academic, 2011. Skip represented the seventh-day Sabbath view in Christianity; other authors were Joseph Pipa (Greenville Presbyterian Theological Seminary) Sunday sacredness view, Charles Arand (Concordia Seminary) Lutheran view that rest and worship are required but no day is sacred, and Craig Blomberg (Denver Seminary) Christ fulfilled the Sabbath and no Sabbath command binding in the new covenant era.

  • Presented covenant seminars at ministerial worker’s meetings for the Oregon, Indiana, Montana, Michigan, Illinois, Wisconsin, Minnesota and Iowa-Missouri Conferences; at camp meetings in Idaho, Montana, Wisconsin, Michigan and Oregon; and for the religion students and faculty at Southern Adventist University as part of the Robert H. Pierson Lectureship Series.

  • Taught seminars on the covenants for the Amazing Facts College of Evangelism annually since 2010, and the Northeastern Evangelism Training School since 2012, and for PEACE lay-training program in England in 2013-2014.

  • Taught on the covenants in various classes at the Seventh-day Adventist Seminary at Andrews University as an adjunct professor (20-35 hours per year) for the past 7 years. Taught as the primary teacher for a one-semester PhD and MDiv class in 2013. The lecture series on this website was taped in the Contemporary Adventist Theological Issues class in the summer of 2014.