Assistant Professor, Christian Studies & Philosophy
Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, who according to His great mercy has caused us to be born again to a living hope through the resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead, 1 Pet 1:3
BS - Florida State University
BS - Mississippi College
MA, ThM, PhD - New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary
I have been teaching at MC since 2012. I continue to serve as an adjunct instructor of New Testament for Leavell College (since 2008) and New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary (since 2009). While in New Orleans I worked for the H. Milton Haggard Center for New Testament Textual Studies helping develop the NT Critical Apparatus available through Accordance, BibleWorks, and Logos Bible softwares (2007-12). Presently, I am sponsoring upper level MC Greek students in the Greek Paul Project associated with the Scholars Initiative of the Museum of the Bible and the Institute for New Testament Textual Research. I have also served as pastor and interim pastor, and have been preaching and teaching in local churches since 1998.
My passion is to know God's Word, to teach it to others, and to equip students for ministry. I also enjoy the study of New Testament textual criticism. My favorite quote is from the 18th century pastor and textual scholar Johann Albrecht Bengel (1687-1752) "Apply yourself wholly to the text; Apply the text wholly to yourself"
BIB 110 Introduction to the Old Testament
BIB 120 Introduction to the New Testament
BIB 121 An Intensive Analysis of the New Testament
BIB 220 Interpreting the Bible
BIB 324 New Testament Text & Canon
BIB 329 Hebrews & the General Epistles
GRK 101-202 Elementary and Intermediate New Testament Greek
GRK 490 Museum of the Bible Greek Paul Project