Degree Major Emphasis Institution Year
Ph.D. New Testament Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary 1995
M.Div. Theology Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary 1984
B.A. Religion/Greek Union University 1980

Biblical Interpretation
Old Testament Survey
New Testament Survey
Introduction to Koine Greek
Intermediate Greek
Pentateuch & Former Prophets
Latter Prophets & Writings
Jesus & the Gospels
Paul & the Early Church
Ministry with Youth
Current Trends in Youth Ministry
Supervised Ministry
International Missions Practicum

New Testament Introduction
Synoptic Gospels Study
New Testament Interpretation of the Old Testament
New Testament Greek
Biblical Archaeology

Teaching Fellow, Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary, 1993-1995
Adjunct Professor, Gateway Seminary, 2019-2020

Ph.D. dissertation, "Old Testament Apocalypticism as a Source of the Messianic Secret: A Traditio-historical Study of the Synoptic Transfiguration Narratives," Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary, 1995.

"The Crucifixion of Jesus," in The Baker Illustrated Bible Handbook, Baker Books, 2011.

The Grove Community Church, Riverside, CA (Elder)

Pulpit supply in churches throughout Southern California

Family: wife Georgia, adult children Cameron and Connor.
Hobbies: Amateur artist

I am not Ezra and my audience is not Israel, but Ezra 7:10 capsulizes my life-mission: "For Ezra had set his heart to study the law of the LORD and to practice it, and to teach His statutes and ordinances in Israel" (Ezra 7:10, NASB).

Martin Luther, before the Diet of Worms in 1521, communicates my passion for the Word of God: "I am mastered by the passages of Scripture which I have quoted, and my conscience is captive to the Word of God. I cannot and will not recant, for it is neither safe nor honest to violate one's conscience. I can do no other. Here I take my stand, God being my helper. Amen."