Henry Krabbendam was born on December 19, 1935 in Rotterdam, Netherlands. He married Beth Nee Vandooren on August 20, 1960, and together they had four children. He earned his BA in ‘54 and his M.Div. in ‘59 from the Theological University in the Netherlands. From 1960 through 1969, he pastored several congregations in the Canadian Reformed and Orthodox Presbyterian Churches. During this time, he earned his Th.M. in Systematic Theology (‘62) and his Th.D. in Apologetics (‘69) from Westminster Theological Seminary in Philadelphia.
Dr. Krabbendam then became a professor in the department of Biblical Studies at Covenant College in 1973, and has continued to serve there to this day. At Covenant College he has taught courses covering a variety of subjects, including Evangelism, Christian Doctrine, Apologetics, Ethics, Hermeneutics, and Greek. In addition, he has taught classes at Covenant Theological Seminary, Sangre De Cristo Seminary, and Greenville Theological Seminary.
He has also demonstrated his dedication to spreading the gospel by co-founding the Africa Christian Training Institute and serving on a variety of missions, including outreaches to Ireland, Kenya, Korea, Uganda, Australia, South Africa, and the Seychelles. In addition, reflecting his diverse interests and abilities, Dr. Krabbendam has served on the Advisory Board of The International Council of Biblical Inerrancy, the Steering Committee of the Congress on Revival and Reformation, and as a member of the Evangelical Theological Society.