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William Campbell

Founder & President, Scripture Awakening

The son of the founders of Community Bible Study, Bill knows from personal experience that people grow in spiritual depth and Biblical knowledge when they use carefully constructed Bible studies illuminated with well researched commentary background. Bill saw Community Bible Study develop from his parents’ living room to an international ministry serving many thousands of people. Having written commentaries for Community Bible Study, he began writing material for the churches he pastored so he could connect Sunday sermons to weekly devotional reading, and small group Bible studies. He tested and improved materials in congregations over a period of 15 years, and through his Doctor of Ministry studies at Fuller Theological Seminary, he researched the most effective ways to build the BNEXT ministry. He also holds a Master of Divinity degree from Princeton Seminary and a Bachelor of Biology from Westmont College. Bill has written a variety of articles, publications, and books. Bill serves as executive director and president of the board for Scripture Awakening.

Stephen Eyre

Stephen Eyre is minister of congregational development at Madeira-Silverwood Presbyterian Church in Cincinnati, Ohio. He is also a writer for the Connections series and a consultant for Scripture Awakening, providing guidance, coaching and resources for small groups in churches of all different sizes and denominations. He has written many books and Bible studies, including five LifeGuide Bible studies for InterVarsity Press.

Ted Cooper

Ted Cooper, Jr. founded the Bible in 90 Days ministry in 2002, following almost 20 years in the computer industry. In 1999, a lifelong agnostic, Ted read the Bible from cover to cover in three months. Not only did this experience transform Ted into a believer, it led him to develop a unique curriculum to help others succeed in reading the Bible in 90 days. Ted’s ministry has helped churches, communities, small groups and individuals in 49 states and 13 foreign countries host the Bible in 90 Days curriculum. Churches hosting Bible in 90 Days include: Assembly of God, Baptist, Bible, Catholic, Christian, Church of Christ, Community, Episcopal, Evangelical Free, Lutheran, Mennonite, Methodist, Non-denominational, Pentecostal, Presbyterian, United Methodist, and Vineyard. Ted has served on a number of professional and charity boards, and is an elder at First Presbyterian Church of Houston. Ted and his wife Becky live in Houston with their three children.

Mark Strauss

Mark L. Strauss (Ph.D., Aberdeen) is professor of New Testament at Bethel Seminary San Diego, where he has served since 1994. He is the author of various books and articles including, How to Read the Bible in Changing Times (Baker, 2011); Four Portraits, One Jesus: An Introduction to Jesus and the Gospels (Zondervan, 2007); “Mark,” in the revised Expositor’s Bible Commentary (2010); How to Choose a Translation for All It’s Worth (with Gordon D. Fee; 2007); The Essential Bible Companion (with John Walton; 2006); Truth and Error in the Da Vinci Code (2006); Distorting Scripture? The Challenge of Bible Translation and Gender Accuracy (InterVarsity, 1998); “Luke” in the Zondervan Illustrated Bible Background Commentary (Zondervan, 2002), and The Davidic Messiah in Luke-Acts (Sheffield Press, 1996). He was co-editor and contributor to The Challenge of Bible Translation: Communicating God’s Word to the World (Zondervan, 2003), New Testament Editor of the Teach the Text Commentary Series, and contributing scholar for the Expanded Bible (Thomas Nelson, 2011). He also serves as vice-chair on the Committee for Bible Translation for the New International Version and as an associate editor for the NIV Study Bible.

John Walton

John H. Walton (Ph.D., Hebrew Union College) is professor of Old Testament at Wheaton College. Previously he was professor of Old Testament at Moody Bible Institute in Chicago, Illinois. Some of his books include Ancient Near Eastern Thought Essential Bible Companion, Old Testament Today (with Andrew Hill), Genesis NIV Application Commentary and IVP Bible Background Commentary (with Victor Matthews and Mark Chavalas).