I believe that my qualification for writing a commentary on the most controversial book in the Bible is based on my educational background, ministry experience, and a life time of Bible study and research of the relevant literature. I graduated with a Bachelor of Arts degree with a double major in Bible and English and a minor in Greek from Bob Jones University, where I learned to love and defend the inspired, inerrant Word of God. I received the Master of Arts degree from the School of Education at Eastern Michigan University where I majored in Guidance and Counseling. While working on my Master’s degree, I earned my teaching credentials and taught in the elementary school, and worked subsequently as a Guidance Counselor in junior high and senior high schools in Michigan.
As a ten year old boy, I came to know the Lord and preached my first sermon on the streets of Detroit when I was thirteen. I served in full time ministry for almost forty years in a variety of positions, including the two churches as their senior pastor. The tenure at my last church lasted nineteen years. After my retirement, I was honored with an appointment as pastor emeritus by a church in which I served as a young man.
My passion is teaching the Word of God and much of my time has been spent in writing lessons for elective classes for adults. I want ordinary believers to enjoy the thrill of discovering that, with a little help; they can feed themselves on the milk and meat of the Word and grow in their personal knowledge of God.
My wife and I moved from our home in Michigan and are actively engaged with the body of Christ in a wonderful church in Georgia. I have found great joy in mentoring younger men and seeing them thrive in the Lord. I spend my spare time writing in order to pass along what the Lord has taught me to those who want to learn. I look forward to giving a good account of myself to the Lord when He asks me, “What have you done with the gifts I entrusted to you?” I find that to be a sobering thought.