Gary Byers currently serves as the Co-Director of the Shiloh excavations for ABR and as the Dean of the College of Archaeology, Trinity Southwest University in Albuquerque, NM. A graduate of Liberty University with a BS (1974) and MCE (1980) and Baltimore Hebrew University with a MA (thesis: “Domestic Architecture in Iron Age I Palestine”), he is currently completing his PhD at Veritas International University – dissertation subject “The Intermediate Bronze Age Domestic Quarter on the Lower Tall at Tall el-Hammam, Jordan.”
Gary's excavation and field experience include: Assistant Director at Shiloh, Israel (2017-present); Assistant Director at Tall el-Hammam, Jordan (2006-present); Administrative Director at Khirbet al-Maqatir and Senior Archaeologist, Israel (1995-2000, 2009-2011); square supervisor at Khirbet Nisya, Israel (1993-1994) and excavation staff at Tel Miqne/Ekron, Israel (1984).
Adjunct professor at Faith Theological Seminary in Towson, MD (2013-2018), Gary is a member of the board of directors of the Near East Archaeological Society (2000-present), served on the board of directors of the Associates for Biblical Research (2004-2019) and is a member of the American Schools of Oriental Research.
He also spent over 20 years (1998-2019) as Spiritual Life and Deputy Directors at Helping Up Mission in Baltimore, Maryland, where over 500 men reside in a 12-month residential Spiritual Recovery Program for drug and alcohol addiction and was the founding and senior pastor of Fredericktowne Baptist Church (1974-1991) in Frederick, Maryland.