Dr. Mark Wilson

Dr. Mark Wilson

Dr. Mark Wilson is the founder and director of the Asia Minor Research Center in Antalya, Turkey, a country in which he and his wife Dindy have lived since 2004. He received a D.Litt. et Phil. from the University of South Africa (Pretoria) where he serves as a Research Fellow in Biblical Archaeology. He is a Visiting Professor of Early Christianity at Regent University and also Associate Professor Extraordinary of New Testament at Stellenbosch University. Mark regularly leads study trips for the Biblical Archaeology Society to Turkey, Cyprus, and Greece. He also blogs periodically for Bible History Daily. He is the author and editor of numerous books, articles, and reviews including Biblical Turkey: A Guide to the Jewish and Christian Sites of Asia Minor. His particular research interest is the ancient Jewish communities, Roman roads, and Biblical routes in Turkey. Mark has been married to Dindy for thirty-nine years; they have four adult children, four grandsons and four granddaughters

Donald J. Westblade

Donald J. Westblade

Assistant Professor of Religion

Education Ph.D. cand. (abd) Yale University, New Haven, CT Religious Studies (New Testament) M.Phil., 1987 Yale University, New Haven, CT Religious Studies (New Testament) M.A., 1983 Yale University, New Haven, CT Religious Studies (New Testament) Spec. Stud., 1981 Denver Seminary, Denver, CO Hebrew 3ème Degré, 1980 Alliance Francaise, Paris, France French Mittelstufe II, 1980 Goethe Inst., Freiburg/Berlin, FRG German M.Div., 1978 Fuller Theol. Seminary, Pasadena, CA New Testament B.A., 1974 Williams College, Williamstown, MA Political Economy, Magna cum Laude Diploma, 1970 South High School, Denver, CO Salutatorian

Dr. Linford Stutzman

Dr. Wayne House

Tour Director and Teacher

Dr. H. Wayne House (M.A., Th.D., J.D.) is Distinguished Research Professor of Biblical and Theological Studies at Faith Seminary, Tacoma, WA. He has taught Bible and Theology for more than thirty years at institutions such as Western Seminary and Dallas Seminary. He is author or editor of more than thirty books, and scores of articles and has conducted tours to Israel, Jordan, Egypt, Greece, and Turkey, in addition to speaking internationally.

Dr. Mark Fairchild

Dr. Mark Fairchild

Dr. Fairchild received his Ph.D. in New Testament Studies from Drew University. He also completed Ph.D. coursework at Union Theological Seminary (NY) and Princeton Theological Seminary. Dr. Fairchild has twice received research grants from the National Endowment for the Humanities. In 1992, he collaborated with 11 other scholars at Yeshiva University exploring the Greek encounter with Judaism during the Hellenistic Period. In 2002, he joined 20 other scholars at the University of Chicago to investigate societal transformations and the legitimization of power in the early Islamic states.

Fairchild’s recent discovery of two previously unknown ancient synagogues in Turkey (including the world’s oldest known synagogue) was published in the Biblical Archaeology Review in 2012. Research at this ancient synagogue was also published in the Journal of Ancient Judaism in 2014. The Biblical Archaeology Review also published Fairchild’s research on St. Paul’s first mission from Perga to Antioch (2013) and another article on the biblical city of Laodicea (2017). Fairchild’s book on Christian Origins in Ephesus and Asia Minor (originally published in 2015) has been expanded and a second edition is currently available with Hendrickson Publishers (2017).

Dr. Fairchild is currently the Program Director for the Ephesus Meeting, an academic conference at the ancient site of Ephesus in Turkey. He annually travels to Turkey, Greece, Israel, Egypt and Jordan for research and to conduct study tours.

William Subash

William Subash

Crossroad Church Bangalore

Born and raised in south India, William J. Subash became a follower of Jesus Christ in 1983 at the age of nineteen. After a brief career in a tea and coffee plantation, Subash decided to spend rest of his life to preach about Jesus and his life-transforming message of God, which is popularly known as “the Gospel.” Subash teaches New Testament Studies at two institutions: SAIACS in India and Liberty University Online, VA, USA. Currently, Subash serves as the chief point person for GROW Gospel Initiatives and the Lead Pastor of the Crossroad Church, Bangalore

Tim Foster

Tim Foster

Ridley College

Tim is married to Alison, and they have three children (Caitlyn, Harry and Lucy). He became a Christian in 1985 while at Sydney University. After completing an Arts degree he served as a Youth Minister in multicultural Earlwood. He studied at Moore Theological College (1990-93), before being ordained and working in monocultural Gymea in Sydney’s south. While at Gymea Tim began his Doctor of Ministry through Fuller Seminary, focussing on mission and church in the post-Christendom context. He also developed the People of God evangelism resource. Tim then headed up the Training Division at Anglican Youthworks where he founded Youthworks College. In 2002 he returned to parish ministry as Vicar of All Souls’ Leichhardt. He has also completed a Master of Management in non-profit management.

John Johnson

John Johnson

Professor of Theology

"I prepared my first year of college for the Air Force Academy. This was the focus of my life. It was 1969, and the Vietnam War was raging. I nonetheless felt a call to serve my country. At the same time, I was invited to go into ministry. This created a huge dilemma, one that was not resolved until the morning I was to report to Colorado Springs. I went through some months of serious regret for not attending. Gradually God showed me how serving Him on campus, and eventually in church ministry was what He created me for. The irony is that becoming a pastor was the last thing I wanted to be, but I have devoted most of my life (32 years) to being a Lead Pastor. The power of the gospel changed everything—and still does."

Todd Bolen

Todd Bolen

Associate Professor of Biblical Studies

Until 2007, Todd taught at the Israel Bible Extension, leading geography field trips, participating in archaeological excavations, and directing the student life program. He developed the 18-volume Pictorial Library of Bible Lands, a collection of photographs from all over the biblical world designed for pastors and teachers of the Bible. Todd has also produced the Historic Views of the Holy Land, a series of electronic resources from the 19th and early 20th centuries. He was co-author of Bible Atlas and Companion, has written articles for the Archaeological Study Bible, and recently contributed the “Chronicles” chapter in What the Old Testament Authors Really Cared About. Todd’s research interests include biblical archaeology, the Israelite monarchy, Isaiah, and the life of Christ. He enjoys bike riding, traveling, and reading. Todd and his wife Kelli have five children.