Denny Prutow grew up in southern New Jersey. After high school and one year at the University of Delaware, he attended the US Military Academy at West Point. After graduating in 1963, his first tour of duty was in South Korea where he came to faith in Christ through the ministry of an Army Chaplain. Denny then attended Fuller Theological Seminary in Pasadena, California. There he met the former Erma Jean Orr and the two of them married in 1967. After graduating from seminary, Denny served as an Army Chaplain with Special Forces at Fort Bragg and then with a mechanized infantry battalion in Vietnam. After his time in the military, he served as a pastor in the Orthodox Presbyterian Church in Bartlesville, Oklahoma and in the Reformed Presbyterian Church in Sterling, Kansas. He also attended Reformed Theological Seminary, Orlando and became Professor of Homiletics and Pastoral Theology at Reformed Presbyterian Theological Seminary in 2001. He retired in 2013 after forty-five years of active ministry and is now RPTS Professor Emeritus of Homiletics. He and Erma have three grown daughters and seven grandchildren.