David Garland received his M. Div. and Ph.D. degree from The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary and served faculty for 21 years. Dr. Garland is an elected member of Studiorum Novi Testamenti Societas and has authored, co-authored, and edited twenty-two books. He also has published more than fifty articles. Dr. Garland remains connected to local church ministry and has served as Interim Pastor of sixteen churches in Kentucky, Indiana, and Texas and has preached in numerous churches throughout the U.S. and in Australia and Africa.