…Congregations May Exist within the Body of Messiah, as Long as They Don't Function Contrary to the New Testament, Arnold G. Fruchtenbaum The Future of Messianic Judaism, David Stern Louis Goldberg (ThD, Grace Theological Seminary), general editor, served on the faculty of Moody Bible Institute … more
Dr. William Varner is Professor of Bible and Greek at The Master’s College in Santa Clarita, California. After earning degrees from Bob Jones University and the Biblical Theological Seminary, he served as a pastor in Pennsylvania for seven years, during which time he earned another master’s degree and took his first trip to Israel—an experience that would leave an indelible mark on his ministry. While serving for 17 years with The Friends of Israel Gospel Ministry in New Jersey, he earned a third master’s degree (in Jewish Studies at Dropsie College, now the Center for Advanced Judaic Studies at the University of Pennsylvania) and a doctorate (at Temple University in Philadelphia).
Besides teaching Bible exposition courses and Greek Exegesis at The Master’s College, Dr. Varner is Director of IBEX, the college’s overseas campus in Israel, and has led 46 study trips to Israel. He has also pastored the Sojourners fellowship in Grace Community Church for 16 years.
Dr. Varner is the author of several books, including The Chariot of Israel: Exploits of the Prophet of Elijah, Awake O Harp: A Devotional Commentary on the Psalms, and The Letter of James, along with a popular commentary on James for Lexham Press. He has also written over 100 articles appearing in academic journals and popular magazines. He loves participating in Civil War reenactments, reading the fiction of J.R.R. Tolkien and Daniel Silva, and traveling overseas with his wife Helen.