Education:

  • University of Texas, Dallas: PhD, June 2017
    Dissertation: A Re-appropriation of Jerzy Kosinski’s Moral Universe in Light of Emmanuel Levinas’ Ethical Demand for the Stranger
  • Certificate of Holocaust Studies from the University of Texas, Dallas (2014)
  • Masters of Arts in Theology (Advanced Standing): December 2010 Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary: Fort Worth, Texas (Additional Greek Courses taken at Dallas Theological Seminary (27 hours of Greek)).
  • Masters of Humanities Humanities/English: December 2001 University of Dallas: Irving, Texas
  • Bachelors of Arts in Religion: Emphasis in New Testament Greek: May 1996 Liberty University: Lynchburg, VA

Ministry Experience:

  • Sunday School Teacher in the Family Matters Class, Wedgewood Baptist Church
  • Assistant Pastor, Heritage Family Baptist Church, Tomball, Texas, 2008-2010
  • Director of Greenfield Ministries, Lynchburg, Virginia, 1996-1999
  • Member of FIRM Foundation, 1998-1999
  • Director of Fellowship of Christian Athletes, 1990-1992
  • Director of San Joaquin County Youth for Christ, 1992-1993

Academic Experience:

  • Administrator and Associate Professor at Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary (2011-Present)
  • Administrator and Professor at the College of Biblical Studies Houston: (2006-2011)
  • Adjunct Professor at Lone Star College (2002-2011)

  • Adjunct Professor at Houston Community College (2001-2006)

  • Administrator, Teacher and Coach at Second Baptist School (2000-2006)

  • Teacher/Coach at Shady Grove Christian Academy (1997-2000)
  • Assistant Wrestling Coach, Teacher's Assistant for the severe and profound, for the emotionally disturbed at Arlington Independent School District (Bowie High School) (1996-1997)

  • Teacher’s Assistant for Liberty University (Theology Department) (1993-94)

Pending Publications, Publications and/or Presentations:

  • Paul’s Proposito and Corporate Solidarity (Both Supervised by Dr. William Johnston (Dallas Theological Seminary)) (2007)
  • Monograph, Conflict as Suspense in the Fourth Gospel and Setting as Foreshadowing in the Gospel of John (Analysis of the Gospel of John through the Greek Text)
  • “Whirrled View” (2006): A brief analysis of colleges and professors. The Epistle.
  • “Risky Literature and Resolute Living” (2002). Texas Association of Baptist Schools

  • “Risky Literature and Resolute Living” (2011 for university model schools)

  • “Teaching General Education with the End in Mind” (2006): The benefit of using diagrammatical analysis to teach English. South East Texas Home School Association

  • Many Education Conferences (2006-2011)

  • “Foreshadowing as setting in the Gospel of John” at National ETS meeting in the fall of 2011

  • “Halakhah and Aggadah in Levinas and Heschel” at the North American Levinas Society at Ocean City, Maryland (May, 2014)

  • “Reading Holocaust Literature Ethically” at the PAMLA conference at Chaminade University in Honolulu, HI (November, 2017)

  • “Memory and Ethics in Levinas and Wiesel after Trauma” at The Annual Scholar Conference (March, 2018)

  • Moderator and Presenter at SBL wisdom of the ages 2018

  • Presiding Officer: PAMLA Jewish Culture 2018

Family:

  • Monica (Married in 97), Children (6): Audrey (’99), Zachary (’01), Olivia (’04), Grayson (’06), Cara (’08), Chaz (’10)