Dick Paetzel is Professor Emeritus at Taylor College and Seminary, having served as in various roles between 1974 and 2000 (including Professor of New Testament and Academic Dean). He currently serves as Visitation Pastor and Pastor to Seniors at Greenfield Community Church, and is Pastor Emeritus.

Dick served as a pastor in several churches in the United States before becoming Professor of New Testament at Taylor College and Seminary (North American Baptist College). He has served in ministry for over 50 years and enjoys his semi-retirement years. Dick enjoys reading (biographies and mystery novels, loves people and has a life-long interest in cars.