I joined the faculty at Union Theological College in the Autumn of 2021. I am the director of the MTh in New Testament and the director of the Post Graduate Certificate in Biblical Greek. I moved here with my wife Robyn and our two sons Asher and Emmett. We moved here from North Carolina, but this is not our first experience living in Europe. Both my wife and I are the children of missionaries. I spent seven years of my childhood in Budapest, Hungary and my wife spent several years in Moscow, Russia. We are thrilled that the Lord has brought our family to Northern Ireland.
I completed my BA in Biblical Studies: Languages at Union University in Jackson, Tennessee (2010). After my wife finished her BA in nursing in 2011, we moved to Canada for me to pursue further studies. I received my MDiv from the Canadian Southern Baptist Seminary in Cochrane, Alberta in 2015. Shortly after the birth of our son Asher, we moved to Wake Forest, North Carolina, where I attended Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary and studied under Dr. Charles Quarles. I graduated with my PhD in Biblical Studies: New Testament in May 2021.
My main area of study is in biblical Greek and the Synoptic Gospels. Though other areas such as textual criticism and biblical backgrounds also pique my interest. The title of my dissertation is “First Jerusalem, Then the Parousia: A Case for a Simple Preterist–Futurist Interpretation of Matthew 24–25.” My greatest passions in teaching are helping students come to a deeper understanding of the New Testament and the teachings of Christ and helping them understand the importance of learning biblical Greek for interpretation and ministry.