Authors

of Northeastern Baptist Press
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Mark Ballard

(PhD, Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary) is the Founding President and Professor of Applied Theology & Church Planting at Northeastern Baptist College. Mark has authored numerous books and has served as a church planter and pastor in New Hampshire, Virginia, Florida, North Carolina, and Texas. He is the husband of Cindy and father of Ben.

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Timothy Christian

(ThD, University of South Africa; DMin, Mid-America Baptist Theological Seminary) is the Senior Content Editor at Northeastern Baptist Press. Tim has served as professor of theology at Northeastern Baptist College and Mid-America Baptist Theological Seminary, as well as pastor in the southeast, northeast, and in Naples, Italy. Tim and his wife, Judy, have two married children and seven grandchildren.

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Jared August

(PhD, Baptist Bible Seminary) is Associate Professor of New Testament & Greek at Northeastern Baptist College. He has published articles in journals such as Bibliotheca Sacra, Bulletin for Biblical Research, Themelios, and Tyndale Bulletin. Jared and his wife, Allie, live in Arlington, VT with their son, Ransom.

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Mark McGinniss

(PhD, Baptist Bible Seminary) is Assistant Dean and Professor of Old Testament Literature, Languages, and Exegesis at Baptist Bible Seminary in Clarks Summit, PA. His academic interests include wisdom literature, Biblical Hebrew poetry, and especially the Song of Songs. Mark and his wife Joy have five adult children.

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Kenneth M. Gardoski 

(PhD, Trinity Evangelical Divinity School) is Professor of Systematic Theology and Director of Doctoral Programs at Baptist Bible Seminary in Clarks Summit, PA. His areas of academic interest include soteriology, the divine sovereignty and human responsibility tension of Scripture, and First Corinthians. Ken enjoys spending time with his wife Sharon and their adult children.

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Wayne T. Slusser 

(PhD, Baptist Bible Seminary) is Dean and Professor of New Testament and Greek at Baptist Bible Seminary in Clarks Summit, Pennsylvania. Dr. Slusser produces a weekly blog, “Greek for a Week,” at www.NTresources.com that offers exegetical insights and strategies to learn, retain or grow one’s knowledge of New Testament Greek. He and his wife, Melissa have two sons, Jack and Nick.

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Dorothy Kelley Patterson

(ThD, University of South Africa; DMin, Luther Rice Seminary) is a homemaker and has helped her husband Paige Patterson, formerly president of Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary, serving as professor of theology in women's studies for almost four decades in three institutions. With graduate and postgraduate degrees in theology, Dr. Patterson teaches, speaks, and writes for women. She is a member of the Evangelical Theological Society, serves on the founding board for the Council for Biblical Manhood and Womanhood, and attends Birchman Baptist Church. The Pattersons have moved to Plano, Texas, but travel extensively throughout the world. Their children Armour and Rachel Patterson live in Texas and Carmen and Mark Howell, with their daughters Abigail and Rebekah, live in Texas as well.

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Melton Winstead

(MDiv and PhD, Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary) teaches Biblical Studies at Southern Evangelical Seminary and has pastored the historic Mt. Moriah Baptist Church in Marshville, NC for the past 15 years. He and his wife and two daughters reside in Marshville, NC. In addition to teaching and pastoral duties, Dr. Winstead speaks at apologetics conferences, leads local summer mission trips, and periodically helps with North Carolina Baptist Men's Disaster Relief (recovery and rebuild).

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Stephen Rummage

(MDiv, Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary; PhD, New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary) is the Senior Pastor of Quail Springs Baptist Church in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma. He is the founder of Moving Forward, a radio teaching ministry which airs daily nationwide. Before moving to Oklahoma, Stephen pastored churches in Florida, North Carolina, Virginia, and Louisiana. He has been a professor of preaching at Southeastern Seminary and New Orleans Seminary, and currently serves on the faculty of Midwestern Baptist Theological Seminary. Stephen and his wife, Michele, have one son, Joshua, who lives in Florida with his wife, Morgan.