Erbey Galvan Valdez, Senior Pastor at New Spirit Baptist Church, San Antonio, Texas, is a PhD candidate at Columbia International University. He holds multiple advanced degrees, including a Master of Theology, Liberty University; a Master of Theological Studies and Master of Divinity, Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary; and a Master of Education, Angelo State University. Mr. Valdez has been published in the Texas Study of Secondary Education and has presented for the Evangelical Theological Society. He is also a member of the Society of Biblical Literature. He and his wife, Maricruz, have two children and live in San Antonio.