Academic Tutors

Learn more about our Academic Tutors

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.

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.

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 serves as Vice Principal (Academic) at the Melbourne School of Theology (an affiliated college of the Australian College of Theology) and as Professorial Research Associate in the Department of History at SOAS University of London.

David Roach

David Roach is former chief national correspondent for Baptist Press, the Southern Baptist Convention’s news service. He also serves as a theology and church history instructor at three Christian universities and has pastored a Baptist church in Kentucky. He and his wife Erin have 3 children.
Gregory Soderberg

Gregory Soderberg

Gregory Soderberg serves as the Academic Dean at LAMP Seminary RDU and has 16 years of classroom experience teaching Theology, Literature, Church History, and Biblical Greek at classical Christian schools.

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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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

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.

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

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.

Full bio: Peter Riddell serves as Vice Principal (Academic) at the Melbourne School of Theology (an affiliated college of the Australian College of Theology) and as Professorial Research Associate in the Department of History at SOAS University of London. He previously taught at the Australian National University, the Institut Pertanian Bogor (Indonesia), SOAS and the London School of Theology. He has published widely on the study of Southeast Asia, Islam and Christian-Muslim Relations.

David Roach

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

Location: Fuquay Varina, North Carolina

Church Affiliation: Christian Reformed Church

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

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.

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.