Pastor Dewey Roberts (born 1951) is a graduate of Belhaven College (1973) and Reformed Theological Seminary (1976). He was ordained on June 16, 1976 by Mississippi Valley Presbytery of the Presbyterian Church in America. For the past 22 years he has ministered in Destin, FL. He is the founding and current pastor of Cornerstone Presbyterian Church in Destin. He is a retired army/army reserve chaplain in the rank of Colonel and spent the last eight years of his service as an instructor/writer at the US Army Chaplain Center and School at Fort Jackson, SC, where he also served as Deputy Assistant Commandant for nine months.
Pastor Roberts has made twenty-two mission trips to Russia and is executive director of Church Planting International which has missions in Uganda, Russia, India, Myanmar, and Portugal.
He served four terms as a member of the Standing Judicial Commission of the Presbyterian Church in America. In that capacity, he was involved in several cases dealing with the Federal Vision heresy.
In 2007, he was the prosecutor for the Standing Judicial Commission in a case against Louisiana Presbytery for harboring Steve Wilkins in the teaching of heretical viewpoints. That case was successfully prosecuted by a vote of 11-7 and represents only the second time in American Presbyterian church history when a presbytery has been sanctioned by the General Assembly for harboring heresy. The other time was the Albert Barnes case in 1837 when the General Assembly of the original denomination known as the Presbyterian Church in America censured the Second Presbytery of Philadelphia.
In 2009, Roberts was the chairman of the judicial panel which upheld the first complaint against Pacific Northwest Presbytery concerning TE Peter Leithart, and found Leithart’s views to be out of accord with the Westminster Standards. That case was returned to the lower court for additional adjudication which resulted in a trial of Peter Leithart. That resulted in a second complaint being sent to the Standing Judicial Commission against the actions of Pacific Northwest Presbytery. Pastor Roberts represented the complainant, RE Gerald Hedman, in the hearing before the full Standing Judicial Commission on March 6, 2013, which denied the complaint. That decision initiated a firestorm of criticism against the Standing Judicial Commission for permitting heresy to be taught with impunity.
As a result of his close involvement in several cases dealing with the Federal Vision heresy, Pastor Roberts has learned things that are overlooked by others in their assessment of the FV. It is for this reason that he sensed the need to write a book which would help others to understand the errors of this false gospel.