I enjoy studying, teaching, and writing about Holy Scripture. I received a call from God when I was sixteen years old that led to this life. Over the past fifty-five years since His call, I have graduated from two Bible colleges, earned the M.A. in Exegetical Theology with highest honors and the Th.M. with honors from Western Seminary and the Ph.D. in Renewal Studies with dual emphases in Christian Theology and Christian History from Regent University School of Divinity. I have eighteen books in print and served as a professor of biblical studies at Urshan Graduate School of Theology until I retired on July 1, 2018 as professor emeritus. Previously, I served Christian Life College (Stockton, CA) as executive vice-president for nineteen and one-half years and as president for five and one-half years. During those twenty-five years, I also served as chair of the department of theology. I was ordained by the United Pentecostal Church International in 1968, but I received my first ministerial license in 1965. My wife is the former Susan Fuller, whose late husband, Robert, went to be with our Lord in 2008. My late wife, Judy, went to be with Christ in 2011. Susan and I are deeply grateful for the way God brought us together. We know it was His hand that directed our steps from mourning to joy.
Now that I am retired, I plan to concentrate on research and writing, with my first major project to complete the second volume of my commentary on Psalms. The first volume, The Messiah in the Psalms: Discovering Christ in Unexpected Places, was published in 2007 and covers Psalms 1-72. I plan to be involved in other writing and teaching projects as well.
My entire employment history appears in my July 2, 2018 blog.