Every quarter, Explore the Bible partners with a leading Bible teacher and scholar to serve as General Editor. Learn more about who is guiding each study below.

Jason K. Allen

Summer 2018 General Editor

Elected on October 15, 2012, Dr. Jason K. Allen serves as the fifth president of Midwestern Baptist Theological Seminary, in Kansas City, Mo., and is one of the youngest presidents in all of American higher education. Since coming to Midwestern Seminary, he has led the institution to become one of the largest and fastest growing seminaries in North America.

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Clint Pressley

Spring 2018 General Editor

Clint Pressley is Senior Pastor of Hickory Grove Baptist Church in Charlotte, N.C. He is leading the church through her three pillars: Exalting Christ, Making Disciples, and Passing the Torch.

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Daniel L. Akin

Winter 2017-2018

Dr. Akin is married to Charlotte Akin. They have been married since May 27, 1978 for 37 years. They have four sons who all currently serve in the ministry. He has 3 daughters-in-law and 11 grandchildren!

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Steve Gaines

Fall 2017

Steve Gaines serves as the Senior Pastor at Bellevue Baptist Church, Memphis, TN. He has served in four churches as senior pastor over the past 30 plus years. He holds a Ph.D. in Preaching from Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary, Ft. Worth, TX and currently serves at the President of the Southern Baptist Convention. Steve is married to Donna Gaines and they have four children...

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Robert Smith

Summer 2017

Robert Smith is a professor of Christian preaching and holds the Charles T. Carter Baptist Chair of Divinity at Beeson Divinity School in Birmingham, Alabama. He is the author of Doctrine That Dances. He is married to Dr. Wanda Taylor-Smith, and they have four adult children with one in heaven.

Rodney Woo

Spring 2017

Rodney M. Woo is the senior pastor of the International Baptist Church in Singapore. Before his call to Singapore, he was the senior pastor of Wilcrest Baptist Church in Houston, Texas, and a professor at Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary and Houston Baptist University. Dr. Woo holds a BA from East Texas Baptist University and an MDiv and a PhD from Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary. He is the author of The Color of Church: A Biblical and Practical Paradigm for Multiracial Churches.

Jeff Iorg

Fall 2016

Dr. Jeff Iorg is the president of Gateway Seminary. Prior to his service at the Seminary, Dr. Iorg was the Executive Director of the Northwest Baptist Convention for almost ten years. He was also the founding pastor of Greater Gresham Baptist Church in Gresham, Oregon and has served as a pastor in Missouri and a staff pastor in Texas...

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Eric Geiger

Summer 2016

Eric Geiger serves as one of the Vice Presidents at LifeWay Christian Resources, leading the Resources Division. Eric received his doctorate in leadership and church ministry from Southern Seminary. Eric authored or co-authored several books including Creature of the Word and the best selling church leadership book, Simple Church...

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Vance Pitman

Spring 2016

Raised in a Christian home and mentored by his father, a Southern Baptist Minister, Vance surrendered control of his life to Jesus Christ at age seventeen. At age eighteen, in response to God's call, he relinquished his life to preach the Gospel, and vowed to serve the Lord the rest of his life...

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Gregg Matte

Matthew (Part 1) - Winter 2015-16

Gregg Matte is the senior pastor of Houston's First Baptist Church. Under his leadership, this historic church founded in 1841 has moved to the cutting edge of ministry and experienced tremendous growth. Before coming to Houston in 2004, Gregg founded Breakaway Ministries at Texas A&M University...

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Afshin Ziafat

Genesis (Part 1) - Fall 2015

Afshin was born in Houston, Texas. He moved with his family to their native country of Iran when he was two years old. In the midst of the Islamic Revolution in Iran, Afshin's family moved back to Houston when he was six years old. In the second grade, he was given a Bible by a tutor who was teaching him the English language. He read that Bible...

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Jim Shaddix

1,2,3 John, Revelation - Summer 2015

Jim Shaddix(BS, Jacksonville State University; M.Div., D.Min., Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary; Ph.D., New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary) serves in a dual role as Professor of Preaching at Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary in Wake Forest, N.C., and Pastor of Teaching and...

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Dr. George Guthrie

Minor Prophets - Spring 2015

Dr. George Guthrie serves as the Benjamin W. Perry Professor of Bible at Union University in Jackson, TN. As a student of the New Testament and Koine Greek, he is the author of numerous articles and has written eleven books, including, The Structure of...

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Tony Evans

Esther, Ezra, Nehemiah - Winter 2014-15 / Winter 2016-17

Dr. Tony Evans is one of the country's most respected leaders in evangelical circles. He is a pastor, best-selling author and frequent speaker at Bible conferences and seminars throughout the nation...

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David Jeremiah

Hebrews - Fall 2014

Dr. David Jeremiah serves as senior pastor of Shadow Mountain Community Church in El Cajon, California. He is the founder and host of Turning Point, committed to providing Christians with sound Bible teaching relevant to today's changing times through radio and television...

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