Herbert W. Bateman IV
Ph.D New Testament Studies
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LET'S KNOW the BIBLE CONFERENCE TEAM (pictured 2017)

 

 

Back row: Lee Compson, Aaron Peer, Tim Sprankle, Ryan Elainska  
Front row: Cindy Bateman, Herb Bateman, Mike Hontz 

Herbert W. Bateman IV

Herb, founder of the Cyber-Center for Biblical Studies, earned his B.S. in Biblical Studies from Cairn University (1982); his Th.M. (1987) and Ph.D. (1993) in New Testament Studies from Dallas Theological Seminary, and completed postdoctoral study at the University of Notre Dame. 

After over forty years of teaching Bible courses in academic institutions, the local church and mission field, Herb is retired (1978–2020). 

He has spoken at various conferences and written for the church and the academy. Some of his publications include: Authentic Worship (Kregel, 2001), Four Views on the Warning Passages in Hebrews (Kregel, 2006), Interpreting the Psalms for Preaching and Teaching (Chalice, 2010), Jesus the Messiah (Kregel, 2012), Interpreting the General Letters (Kregel, 2013), and a Jude for the Evangelical Exegetical Commentary series (Lexham, 2015), Understanding the Gospels: A Guide for Preaching and Teaching (Kregel, 2017), John's Letters for the Big Greek Idea series (Kregel, 2018), Hebrews for the Kerux Commentary series (Kregel, 2019), James for the Big Greek Idea series (Kregel, 2022).

 

Cindy Ann Bateman

Cindy, retired Vice President of Marketing at Lake City Bank, earned a B.S. in Biblical Studies from Cairn University. She has studied at the University College Jerusalem Israel, and took numerous courses for an MABS degree at Dallas Theological Seminary.

She has served as a short-term missionary in United Arab Emirates (1977), Philippines (1996), and Guatemala (2006). Her community work involves Junior Achievement, CASA, and Big Brothers and Sisters. She was an officer for the Cyber-Center for Biblical Studies and the treasurer for the Let’s Know the Bible since 2014–2020.

She is married with one child, Leah who is married to Travis Price and lives in Fort Worth, Texas.

 

R. W. Lee Compson

Lee, Senior Pastor at Milford First Brethren Church in Northern Indiana has earned his B.S. from Grace College (2003) and M.Div. degree from Grace Theological Seminary (2007).

He has been involved in vocational ministry since 2002 when he began as an intern at Pleasant View Bible Church focusing on college and young adult ministry. In January 2013, God led Lee and his wife Stephanie to Milford First Brethren where they enjoy serving and leading.

Lee was a contributing author to Glimpses of Christ: Sermons from the Gospels (Kainos Books, 2013), has written several articles for The Voice magazine, co-author of 1 and 2 Kings for the Kerux Commentary series, and has served as an instructor at Grace College. He was on the LKBC board from 2015–2018.



Ryan Elainska
Ryan, IT Manager for Lasting Change, Inc. in Fort Wayne, IN. has earned his B.S. undergraduate degree from Grace College (2003). He has been working in technology and media production since 2003, in both corporate and freelance settings.

Ryan worked in the television and film business for two years in Los Angeles, CA, providing production and post-production services, before returning to Northern Indiana, where he has worked in information Technology for the past five years. Ryan also writes and publishes fiction; in 2017 he published Her True Name, a collection of short stories, and Beneath the Trees, his first novel. Both are available on his website: ryanelainska.com. Ryan, video technican, was part of the LKBC team from 2015–2017.



Michael Hontz

Mike, Senior Pastor at Pleasant View Bible Church, in Northern Indiana has earned his B.A. from Appalachian Bible College (2001) and his M.Div. from Grace Theological Seminary (2007).

He began as a Youth Pastor in Pennsylvania. After moving to Indiana, he began ministering at Pleasant View Bible Church as a pastoral intern in the areas of youth and music. After graduating from Grace Seminary, Mike became Pleasant View's Youth Pastor and eventually transitioned to become the Associate Pastor in 2009 and the Senior Pastor in 2011.

Mike has served as an instructor at Grace College, co-author of Isaiah for the Kerux Commentary series, and the author of the invitation video for the 2017 LKBC. He was on the LKBC board from 2016–2019.


Aaron C. Peer

Aaron, retired Senior Pastor at Charter Oak Church in Churubusco in Northern Indiana has earned his B.A. from Grace College (2000) and M.Div. degree from Grace Theological Seminary (2003).

He pastored Charter Oak Bible Church from 2004–2021 and taught New Testament Greek courses, Scripture and Interpretation, and Understanding the New Testament at Grace College and Seminary. He was on the LKBC board from 2014–2017.

He has authored, 33 Days in the Gospel of Mark: A Family Devotional Guide, Translating 2 and 3 John Clause by Clause (CCBS, 2015), a workbook that is digitially appended to Herbert Bateman’s Intermediate Greek Grammar (Kregel, 2006), co-authored three books: God’s Big Picture: An Overview of God’s Developing Story (CCBS, 2015), Translating 1 John Clause by Clause (CCBS, 2017), and John's Letters for the Big Greek Idea series (Kregel, 2018).

 


Timothy D. Sprankle

Tim, Senior Pastor at Leesburg Grace Brethren Church in Northern Indiana has earned his B.A. from Grace College (2001), M.Div. degree from Grace Theological Seminary (2004), and current DMin student at Talbot Theological Seminary. 

He has taught Bible in academic and church settings since 1995 and pastored since 2008.

He has spoken at conferences; written, organized, and directed a play that was published in Authentic Worship (Kregel 2001). He has also read papers at Meetings of the Regional Midwest Evangelical Theological Society. Finally, he has co-authored three books: God’s Big Picture: An Overview of God’s Developing Story (CCBS, 2015), Philippians for the Kerux Commentary series (Kregel, 2018), Zephaniah to Malachi for the Kerux Commentary series (2020). 

He regularly posts on his SprankledAnkle blog about local church ministry, leadership, theology, family, and adoption. He was on the LKBC board from 2014–2019. Tim is married with three children.


Pictures were taken and donated to the Cyber-Center for Biblical Studies by Karla Ellis, who attends First Baptist Church of Warsaw, Indiana.

 

 



An Exegetical Guide for Interpreting the General Letters (2013)

Kerux Commentary on Hebrews a Commentary for Preaching Teaching (2021)Big Greek Idea Commentary on James (2022)

Big Greek Idea Commentary on John's Letters (2018)

Evangelical Exegetical Commentary on Jude (2015, 2017)