Steve Mathews is a pastor and professor specializing in New Testament studies. A graduate of Florida Baptist Theological College (B.A., theology), he holds master’s degrees in philosophy and apologetics (M.A., Trinity Theological Seminary), divinity (M.Div., Liberty Baptist Theological Seminary), and business administration (M.B.A., Liberty University). He holds two earned doctoral degrees: the D.Min. in applied theology from Liberty Baptist Theological Seminary, and the Ph.D. in biblical and religious studies from the University of Pretoria. He is the author of numerous articles and several books, including Know the New Testament and Holy Habits: Spiritual Disciplines for Christian Living. Steve serves on the faculty of several institutions of higher education, including Fruitland Baptist Bible College, South African Theological Seminary, and Seminary Extension. In 2010, Mathews traveled to Israel, Jordan, and Egypt, and explored such areas as Petra, Giza, Nazareth, Galilee, Jerusalem, Akko, Masada, the Dead Sea, Eilat, Cairo, and Alexandria. When not researching, writing, or teaching, Steve can be found enjoying outdoor activities with his wife, Dawn, and their two sons.