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Lecturers

Dr. Jason Borders

Dr. Borders currently holds the position of Professor of New Testament in the Religion Department at Huntingdon College, Montgomery, AL, where he has taught for the past 18 years. In addition, Dr. Borders serves as the Theologian in Residence for First United Methodist Church, also in Montgomery. Dr. Borders holds a Ph.D. in New Testament from the London School of Theology, an M.Div. in Biblical/Theological Studies from Candler School of Theology/Emory University, and a B.S. in Physics from Millsaps College. Additionally, Dr. Borders completed the Graduate Year Program of the Hebrew University of Jerusalem and the Intensive Summer Ulpan of the University of Haifa while living in Israel during this time. Dr. Borders’ experience living, studying, and traveling in Israel is extensive, having first traveled to the Holy Land at the age of 9. Since then, he has led numerous groups through the land of the Bible. Dr. Borders was awarded the two highest teaching honors offered at Huntingdon (the Dr. & Mrs. John N. Todd Award for Excellence in Teaching and the Exemplary Teaching Award of the General Board of Higher Education and Campus Ministry of the United Methodist Church) and supports the ministries of First United Methodist Church in the area of teaching and preaching. He is an Ordained Elder in Full Connection, serves on the Board of Ordained Ministry for the Alabama-West Florida Annual Conference, teaches in both the Alabama Course of Study and the Emory Course of Study Schools, and is an instructor for the Jerusalem Center for Biblical Studies.

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Dr. Samuel Pagan

Dr. Samuel Pagan is a Bible scholar from Puerto Rico. He has been recognized as one of the leading translators of the Bible in the Spanish-speaking world. As a prolific writer, he has over 70 books and thousands of articles published of biblical, theological and pastoral themes; and he has edited five Study Editions of the Bible. He is an ordained minister of the Disciples of Christ Church, and with his wife, Dr. Nohemi C. Pagan, teaches not only in the Hispanic communities in the USA, Europe and Latin America, but in the Holy Land and the Middle East.

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