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Academic Tutors

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Timothy Bertolet

Timothy Bertolet currently serves with the missionary sending agency ABWE International, located in Harrisburg, PA. He has also served as youth, and then a senior pastor at two different churches, and earned a PhD in New Testament Studies from the University of Pretoria.

Susan Booth

Susan Booth serves as the Professor of Evangelism and Missions at the Canadian Southern Baptist Seminary & College in Cochrane, Alberta, Canada. Susan and her husband Steve are under appointment with the International Mission Board of the Southern Baptist Convention.

Mark Dubis

Mark Dubis is Professor of Biblical Studies at Union University in Jackson, TN. He is the author of 1 Peter: A Handbook on the Greek Text among other publications. He has a particular passion for biblical and ancient languages, having taught Greek, Hebrew, and Latin for many years.

Timothy Gabrielson

Timothy Gabrielson is Assistant Professor of Biblical Studies at Sterling College in Kansas. He enjoys engaging the Bible, both academically and personally, with students. He is married to Amy.

Lainey Greer

Lainey Greer is an author, speaker, and personal trainer with over 10 years experience working in the local church. Her masters in Christian leadership and doctorate in theology were formative to her academic journey. She is most passionate about how Scripture addresses the human body.

Dennis Greeson

Dennis Greeson grew up in South Asia, the son of missionary parents, before relocating to Texas for university and North Carolina for seminary and doctoral studies. He has a passion for exploring how theology and theological education can transcend cultural boundaries.

Christopher Hlavacek

Christopher Hlavacek serves as the Associate Vice President of Finance and teaches Old Testament & Hebrew at Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary in Wake Forest, NC.

Wade Hobbs

Wade Hobbs has been in ministry for almost 40 years. Wade is Dean of the Missional College of Missional University, a Teaching Elder at City Church in West Columbia, SC and is also Executive Director of the Scooter Scott Project, a ministry to underserved teens.

R. Gregory Jenks

Greg Jenks is Associate Professor at Saddleback College in Southern California where he teaches courses in Bible and philosophy. He has taught New Testament at Moody Bible Institute—Spokane, and Greek for Bible translators for Dallas International University.

Dougald McLaurin

Dougald McLaurin is a Native North Carolinian. He is active in a local church and serves over the Reference Section of the Library at Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary in Wake Forest, North Carolina.

Graham Michael

Graham Michael teaches at St. David’s School in Raleigh, North Carolina where he also chairs the History Department. He and his wife Susan have four children and are members at Exchange Church in Rolesville, North Carolina.

Peter G. Riddell

Peter Riddell is Professorial Research Associate in History at SOAS University of London, and Senior Research Fellow at the Australian College of Theology. He has previously taught at several schools including the London School of Theology and the Melbourne School of Theology.

David Roach

David Roach is pastor of Shiloh Baptist Church in Saraland, Alabama.  He is a church historian and journalist, and teaches across the theological disciplines at several Christians colleges and seminaries. His writing has appeared in Christianity Today and Baptist Press among other outlets. 

Gregory Soderberg

Gregory Soderberg

Gregory is a teacher, writer, and speaker. He teaches online with Logos Online School and served as the founding Academic Dean for LAMP Seminary RDU in Raleigh, NC. He has 20 years of experience teaching various subjects in the humanities, and earned a Ph.D. in historical theology at Vrije Universiteit of Amsterdam.

Jordan Steffaniak

Jordan Steffaniak is a PhD candidate in Philosophy at the University of Birmingham, UK. He is married with two sons. He is co-founder of the London Lyceum, a weekly podcast and online center for analytic, baptist, and confessional theology.

Drew Yancey

Drew Yancey is an adjunct professor of theology at Denver Seminary and author of Transforming Enterprise? Drew is an avid traveler (having visited nearly 40 countries) and proud sixth-generation northern Coloradoan where he lives with his amazing wife and three kids.

Philemon Zachariou

Philemon Zachariou is a native Greek and retired Greek professor. He currently develops New Testament Greek instructional material, is an adjunct professor of English at Northwest University, and a BibleMesh Greek tutor.

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Timothy Bertolet

I was born into a Christian family and made a profession of faith at a young age. As a teenager I felt God’s calling into ministry when I was given a chance to teach a short Bible sermon at a youth group event. At fourteen, my family moved to the mission field and I got to experience a number of different cultures on the island of Guam. I continued to pursue my calling to ministry by attending Lancaster Bible College and Westminster Theological Seminary. At Bible college, I fell in love with theology and New Testament studies. After seminary, I served as youth, and then a senior pastor at two different churches. Along the way, the Lord allow to be fulfill my lifelong dream of getting a PhD in New Testament studies. I currently serve with the missionary sending agency ABWE International, located in Harrisburg, PA.

Location: York, PA (USA)

Church Affiliation: Bible Fellowship Church

Academic degrees:
-Ph.D. New Testament Studies, University of Pretoria

Research interests:
Hebrews, Ascension, Christology, Use of the OT in the NT, Pauline Studies

Personal hobbies/interests:
Hiking, Reading, Coffee, Science Fiction, Star Trek.

Why I teach with BibleMesh Institute:
I am passionate about seeing the next generation of pastors and missionaries raised up.

Susan Booth

Location: Cochrane, Alberta, Canada

Church Affiliation: Canadian National Baptist

Academic degrees:
-PhD in Applied Theology with Missions/Evangelism Concentration, Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary (2013)
-MDiv, Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary
-MEd, University of Georgia
-BA English Education, Clemson University

Research interests: Biblical Theology of Mission and God’s Presence; Habakkuk; Evangelism

Personal hobbies/interests: Being Mimi to our two small grandsons

Why I teach with BibleMesh Institute: Helping believers grasp God’s mission and find their role in it is one of my greatest joys.

Full bio: Susan Booth serves as the Professor of Evangelism and Missions at the Canadian Southern Baptist Seminary & College in Cochrane, Alberta, Canada. Susan and her husband Steve are under appointment with the International Mission Board of the Southern Baptist Convention. They lived in Budapest, Hungary, for seven years before transferring to Canada in 2000. Susan is the author of The Tabernacling Presence of God and Longing for Home.

Mark Dubis

Location: Jackson, Tennessee

Church Affiliation: Southern Baptist

Academic degrees:
-Ph.D. in Biblical Studies, Union Theological Seminary in Virginia
-Th.M. in New Testament, Calvin Theological Seminary
-M.Div., Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary
-B.S. in Chemical Engineering, Clemson University

Research interests: Petrine literature; Greek grammar

Personal hobbies/interests: Camping; enjoying South Carolina’s coast and sea islands

Why I teach with BibleMesh Institute: I teach with BibleMesh Institute because it offers a way for those who are isolated from seminaries and Christian colleges to pursue a quality biblical and theological education.

Timothy Gabrielson

Location: Sterling, Kansas

Church Affiliation: Methodist

Academic degrees:
-Ph.D., Marquette University, Judaism and Christianity in Antiquity
-M.A., Denver Seminary, New Testament
-B.S., Colorado School of Mines, Mathematics
-B.S., Colorado School of Mines, Economics

Research interests: Paul, James, apocalyptic literature, Adam and Eve in Jewish literature, the biblical canon and the relationship between the testaments

Personal hobbies/interests: Running, hiking, traveling, reading fiction, and rooting for Denver sports teams

Why I teach with BibleMesh Institute: I hope students learn to interpret the Bible well, to love it, and most of all to love the triune God of the Bible

Lainey Greer

Lainey Greer is an author, speaker, and personal trainer with over 10 years experience working in the local church. Her masters in Christian leadership and doctorate in systematic theology were formative to her academic journey, and she is most passionate about how Scripture addresses the human body.

Location: Louisville, KY (USA)

Church Affiliation: Southern Baptist

Academic degrees:
-PhD. Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary
-ThM. Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary
-MACL. Dallas Theological Seminary
-BSE. University of Tennessee

Research interests:
Systematic Theology, Human Embodiment, Biblical Counseling

Personal hobbies/interests:
Hiking, college football, working out

Why I teach with BibleMesh Institute:
It is an honor to be a part of the equipping BibleMesh offers its students. Their desire to make academic training accessible to those in gospel ministry is thrilling because I earned my masters while working in ministry. The biblical/theological education I received was critical to my job, which makes me especially grateful and excited for the opportunity to teach with Bible Mesh and pass on what I have been taught.

Dennis Greeson

Location: Nashville, Tennessee

Church Affiliation: Southern Baptist

Academic degrees:
-BA, MDiv, pursuing PhD in Systematic Theology.

Research interests: Research interests include the doctrine of creation, developing a theology of culture, and especially exploring the contributions of Dutch Neo-Calvinists such as Abraham Kuyper and Klaas Schilder.

Personal hobbies/interests: Cycling, running, photography, and hiking.

Why I teach with BibleMesh Institute: I have a passion for exploring innovative ways of providing rigorous theological education to students across the globe.

Christopher Hlavacek

Location: Wake Forest, North Carolina

Church Affiliation: Southern Baptist

Academic degrees:
-B.B.A. Accounting & Finance, Texas Christian University
-M.Div. Biblical Studies, M.A. Biblical Languages
-Ph.D. Student Old Testament, Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary

Research interests: Hebrew Language, Old Testament Theology, Hosea.

Personal hobbies/interests: Running, St. Louis Cardinals Baseball, Coaching Youth Sports.

Why I teach with BibleMesh Institute: Good theology leads to doxology. I love helping others discover the truth, and then watching that truth change lives.

Wade Hobbs

Wade A. Hobbs has been in ministry for almost 40 years. His mission is to seek to glorify God by developing in his family, others, and himself a heart for God and His world. Wade id Dean of the Missional College of Missional University, a Teaching Elder at City Church in West Columbia, SC and is also Executive Director of the Scooter Scott Project, a ministry to underserved teens in his community. Wade has served as a missionary, as a youth pastor, as a senior pastor and in adjunct faculty positions. Wade loves to challenge people to know God’s heart and to reach the world with the Gospel of Jesus Christ.

Location: Columbia, SC (USA)

Church Affiliation: City Church in West Columbia, SC (Elder)

Academic degrees:
-PhD. from Columbia International University
-M.A. in Religion from Baptist Missionary Alliance Theological Seminary
-M.A. in Bible from Columbia International University
-B.A. in Bible & Christian Education from Columbia International University

Research interests:
Bible, theology, leadership, missions, & culture

Personal hobbies/interests:
Swimming, tennis, reading, oceanography

Why I teach with BibleMesh Institute:
I love teaching and investing in others. I am committed to studying the Word and teaching it to others. Desire to invest in the next generation of spiritual leaders.

R. Gregory Jenks

Greg Jenks is Associate Professor at Saddleback College in Southern California where he teaches courses in Bible and philosophy. He has taught New Testament at Moody Bible Institute—Spokane, and Greek for Bible translators for Dallas International University. He has published Paul and His Mortality: Imitating Christ in the Face of Death, has served for eight years as a missionary in Italy, and is married to his Italian wife, Angela.

Location: Orange County, California

Church Affiliation: Independent Bible

Academic degrees:
-Ph.D. in New Testament Studies, Dallas Theological Seminary
-Th.M. in New Testament Studies, Dallas Theological Seminary
-A.A. in Italian language and culture, University for Foreigners, Perugia, Italy
-B.A. in Biblical Studies, Columbia International University
-Certificate in Bible, Torchbearers Bible School—Bodenseehof, Germany

Research interests: Pauline theology; Intertextuality; New Testament backgrounds, textual criticism, and historical criticism; Greek exegesis and translation

Personal hobbies/interests: Open water swimming, Camping, hiking in nature, languages, writing, discipleship

Why I teach with BibleMesh Institute: I teach with BibleMesh Institute because I am passionate about promoting an accurate and relevant understanding of God’s Word for all nations. I want to invest my time in people who want to know Jesus better and make him known.

Dougald McLaurin

Location: Wake Forest, North Carolina

Church Affiliation: Southern Baptist

Academic degrees:
-B.A. Biblical Studies, M.Div Adv. Biblical Studies
-Th.M. Old Testament, Ph.D. Student, Old Testament

Research interests: Hebrew Language (Grammar, Syntax, Historical Linguistics), Old Testament Theology, Comparative Semitics (esp. Syriac/Aramaic), Ephrem the Syrian, Syro-Hexapla.

Personal hobbies/interests: Weight Lifting, Durham Bulls Baseball, Board Games, and sitting on the front porch.

Why I teach with BibleMesh Institute: I am committed to providing high level instruction to students wherever they are.

Graham Michael

Location: Raleigh, North Carolina

Church Affiliation: Southern Baptist

Academic degrees:
-B.A. Auburn University (2006)
-M.A. Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary (2014)
-Ph.D. University of Aberdeen (2018)

Research interests: Biblical Theology, Biblical Languages, Sabbath, Vocation, and Discipleship

Personal hobbies/interests: Family Adventures, Running, and Reading

Why I teach with BibleMesh Institute: I teach with BibleMesh because I believe in the mission to provide excellent education, resources, and training for the church and those serving in a missional context. It is a joy and a vocational fulfillment to be part of Christ’s equipping the church for his work through theological education.

Peter G. Riddell

Peter Riddell is Professorial Research Associate in History at SOAS University of London, and Senior Research Fellow at the Australian College of Theology. He has previously taught at the Australian National University, the Institut Pertanian Bogor (Indonesia), the London School of Oriental and African Studies, the London School of Theology, and the Melbourne School of Theology, . He holds a Ph.D. from the Australian National University.

Location: Melbourne, Australia and London, England

Church Affiliation: Anglican

Academic degrees:
-PhD, Australian National University, Islam (Qur’anic Studies in Southeast Asia)
-MA (Asian Studies) Qual., Australian National University, Arabic & Linguistics
-GradDipDiv., Sydney College of Divinity
-GradDipEd., University of Sydney, Teaching
-BA, University of Sydney, French and Indonesian Studies Majors

Research interests: Islamic Studies (Qur’anic Exegesis; Islamic Theology; Islam and Modernity); Christian-Muslim Relations (history & methods); Southeast Asian Studies (Indonesia, Malaysia especially); Modern History & Political Science; Linguistics

Personal hobbies/interests: Playing guitar and bass

Why I teach with BibleMesh Institute: In the 21st century the world of Islam represents one of the most important issues facing the Church. I am passionate about training Christians to engage with Muslims. To be effective, this engagement needs Christians to both understand about Islam and to be clear about their individual gifts and callings.

David Roach

David Roach is pastor of Shiloh Baptist Church in Saraland, Alabama. He is a church historian and journalist, and teaches across the theological disciplines at several Christians colleges and seminaries. His writing has appeared in Christianity Today and Baptist Press among other outlets. He has pastored a Baptist church in Shelbyville, Kentucky, and served on staff at churches in Kentucky and New Mexico. He holds a doctor of philosophy in church history and a master of divinity from The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary.

Location: Nashville, Tennessee

Church Affiliation: Southern Baptist

Academic degrees:
-B.S., Vanderbilt University; M.Div., The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary
-Ph.D., The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary

Research interests: Research interests include Baptist history, with emphasis on the Southern Baptist Convention in the 20th century, and the American civil rights movement.

Personal hobbies/interests: Spending time with my wife and kids, reading.

Why I teach with BibleMesh Institute: It’s exciting to equip students around the world to apply their Christian worldview to ministry work and everyday life.

Gregory Soderberg

Full Bio:

Gregory is a teacher, writer, and speaker. He teaches online with Logos Online School and served as the founding Academic Dean for LAMP Seminary RDU in Raleigh, NC. He has 20 years of experience teaching various subjects in the humanities, and earned a Ph.D. in historical theology at Vrije Universiteit of Amsterdam. He holds a B.A. in Liberal Arts and Culture from New St. Andrews College. After studying at Reformed Theological Seminary, he earned a M.A. in Church History from the University of Pretoria. He also studied liturgical theology at Trinity Theological College. He has spoken at conferences in the US, Germany, and South Korea and has served in a wide range of ministries and non-profits. He loves investing in students and leaders of all ages through teaching, writing, and speaking. He aims to help people learn lessons from the past, to inspire them to live wisely in the present.

He is married to a wise and godly woman, with five rambunctious children, who all serve with Safe Families for Children. He has volunteered with many ministries and non-profits, ranging from prison ministry to a community partnership between local churches and law enforcement. He loves investing in leaders for the local church. His passion is to help churches and ministries design, develop, and implement strategic opportunities to equip, connect, and serve, both locally and globally.

Location: Fuquay Varina, North Carolina

Church Affiliation: Christian Reformed Church

Academic degrees:
-Ph.D. in Historical Theology at the Vrije Universiteit of Amsterdam
-M.A. in Church History from the University of Pretoria
-B.A. in Liberal Arts and Culture from New St. Andrews College

Research interests: church history, Reformation history, patristics, New Testament theology and historical context, theology of worship, theology of justice and mercy ministry.

Personal hobbies/interests: reading, hiking, boating, visiting historical sites all over the world, watching my kids play baseball

Why I teach with BibleMesh Institute: the Christian tradition is too rich and profound to remain a purely academic matter. I have a passion to connect the academy with the local church, and to help equip leaders wherever they are.

Jordan Steffaniak

Jordan L. Steffaniak is a PhD candidate in Philosophy at the University of Birmingham, UK. He is married with two sons. He is co-founder of the London Lyceum, a weekly podcast and online center for analytic, baptist, and confessional theology. He also serves as a research fellow for the Center for Faith and Culture at Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary. He has published in academic journals such as Journal of Reformed Theology, TheoLogica, Philosophia Christi, The Journal of Biblical and Theological Studies, and Jonathan Edwards Studies. He works full-time in the finance industry, constantly pursuing his curiosity for all things.

Location: Raleigh, NC (USA)

Church Affiliation: Southern Baptist

Academic degrees:
-PhD. Candidate, University of Birmingham, UK
-ThM. Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary
-MDiv. The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary
-B.A. Liberty University

Research interests:
Reformed theology, Metaphysics, the Philosophy of Mind, and Philosophical Theology.

Personal hobbies/interests:
Reading, writing, podcasting, weightlifting, and playing outside with his family.

Why I teach with BibleMesh Institute:
I’m passionate about education—especially theological education. I believe there are few greater and more rewarding tasks than teaching and training pastors and local church members. BibleMesh is the perfect blend of rigorous academic training and flexibility for local church ministry.

Drew Yancey

As a dually engaged theologian and business executive, Drew lives out a passion for practical theology. He has over a decade of strategy consulting and executive leadership experience across multiple industries, helping clients solve challenging problems at the nexus of risk, strategy, and innovation.  His career started in the food industry, where he was the Director of Strategy for a Top 50 Foodservice Distributor, helping lead the company through its acquisition by a Top 5 Distributor. He then became CEO and led the turnaround of a produce merchandising and distribution company. After that, he was a consultant at Clareo, helping Fortune 500 clients create new growth paths. Drew has a Master of Divinity from Denver Seminary, an MBA from Texas A&M University, and a PhD in religion from the University of Birmingham (UK). He is an adjunct professor of theology at Denver Seminary and author of Transforming Enterprise? Drew is an avid traveler (having visited nearly 40 countries) and proud sixth-generation northern Coloradoan where he lives with his amazing wife and three kids.

Location: Colorado, USA

Church Affiliation: Non-denominational

Academic degrees:
-PhD in Religion from University of Birmingham (UK)
-MDiv from Denver Seminary
-MBA from Texas A&M University

Research interests: 
-Theological and business management ethics
-Contemporary practical theology
-Sacramental theology
-Business strategy and innovation

Personal hobbies/interests: 
-Spending time with family and friends in the great Colorado outdoors!
-Road biking
-Social entrepreneurship

Why I teach with BibleMesh Institute: 
Theological education is rapidly changing. BibleMesh is at the cutting edge of innovation and technology to equip the body of Christ to flourish into the future!

Philemon Zachariou

Location: Sacramento, California

Church Affiliation: Capital Christian Center, Assemblies of God

Academic degrees:
-Diploma in biblical studies, International Bible Training Institute in England
-B.A. and M.A. degree in applied linguistics from the University of California
-Ph.D. in religious education from the International Seminary in Florida

Research interests: 
-The development of the historical Greek sounds with special focus on the phonological features shared by New Testament Greek and Neohellenic.
-New Testament Greek word study with special emphasis on features that show closer affinity to Neohellenic than to Classical Greek.

Personal hobbies/interests: Writing, music, and reliving childhood through my grandchildren.

Why I teach with BibleMesh Institute: The BibleMesh Institute offers courses and instruction from established scholars and ministries combined with personal mentorship from a Proctor. With cutting-edge technology, BibleMesh Institute delivers globally a biblically sound and professionally solid New Testament Greek curriculum, thereby affording me an opportunity to serve students as a Proctor on a very individual, personal, and self-paced basis. I count it a privilege and a blessing to have such an opportunity through BibleMesh Institute.