Gary Braness, PhD

Gary is a consulting entomologist and owner of Yosemite Environmental Services, Fresno, California. Gary obtained a PhD in urban and industrial entomology from Purdue University. He has written chapters on insecticides and safety for the 8th, 9th and 10th editions of the Mallis Handbook of Pest Control. His research has been published in the Journal of Economic Entomology. Many of his articles have appeared in industry trade magazines.

Wayne Braudrick

Wayne Braudrick is the Sr. Pastor of Frisco Bible Church in Frisco, Texas.

Born May 16, 1963 in Oklahoma City, Wayne has been gratefully and joyfully married to Janna Lynn Powell Braudrick since May 23, 1987. They are blessed to parent Jessica Lynn, Michael Wayne, and Benjamin Powell Braudrick. In 2005, Wayne earned his Ph.D. Prof. through Middlesex University, London. Previously, he had attended Dallas Theological Seminary (M.A.B.S.) and Baylor University. At Baylor, he read in history and literature, gaining a lifetime teaching certification in each.

Dr. Braudrick has received the following recognitions and honors: Chester Cathedral Scholar (2004), Metropolitan Directory of Achievement (2003), Choctaw Nation Scholar (2003-2005), National Who’s Who Registry (2001), Honors Graduate, Dallas Theological Seminary (1994), Outstanding Young Men of America (1987 and 1992), Outstanding Teacher, Trinity Christian Academy (1989), National Merit Scholar (1981-1985).

Wayne plays racquetball weekly with a group of accountability partners. He is a voracious reader and goes fly fishing as often as he possibly can.

John DeLancey

John DeLancey is a pastor and founder of Biblical Israel Tours, a ministry designed to help people have a firsthand experience of Israel and other Bible lands. He has led nearly 50 tours of the Holy Land and has excavated at multiple archaeological sites in Israel.

He holds a degree in Biblical Studies from Cedarville University, a Master of Divinity degree from Westminster Seminary, and a Doctor of Ministry degree from Trinity Seminary. He has studied for one year at the Jerusalem University College in Israel. He and his wife, Sue, have thee children.

Timothy J. Demy

Timothy J. Demy, Ph.D., is a professor at the U.S. Naval War College. He previously served as an officer in the U.S. Navy for 27 years. He is the author and co-author of numerous books and articles on a variety of topics in military history, ethics, religion, and security.

Nicole DeRosa Canella

Nicole DeRosa Cannella began her writing career with The Ribbit Exhibit, a children’s book that explores bullying and compassion, soon to become a series. Her years of teaching, and working in theatre, led her to combine her love of children and the arts into writing form; focusing on subjects that aren’t always easy to discuss and presenting them in ways that children can identify with.

Her most valued role is raising her three wonderful children alongside her husband. She lives in the Boston area, and is working on several writing projects. She feels blessed to have collaborated with Dorian and Melissa and prays that Leaving a Mark offers hope to children and their families facing pediatric cancer while aiding in the funding to eradicate it altogether.

W. Robert Cook

W. Robert Cook attended Westmont College in Santa Barbara, CA, where he double majored in NT Greek and the Bible, graduating in 1951. Robert immediately entered the Dallas Theological Seminary, earning a Th.M. in Systematic Theology in 1955. After spending three years as a pastor in Washington state, he returned to Dallas Seminary for a Th.D. in Systematic Theology.

After teaching Bible and New Testament Exegesis at Northwestern College, Robert joined Western Baptist Seminary in Portland, Oregon, where in addition to teaching for over 29 years, served as Academic Vice President and Dean of Faculty. The material for The Christian Faith was developed during those years, as well as during two sabbaticals while teaching in Israel.

Daniel G. Garland

Daniel G. Garland has served in pastoral ministries in Idaho and Oregon since 1974. He has a Doctor of Ministry from Faith Evangelical Seminary, Tacoma, Washington. Dr. Garland is an adjunct professor at Corban University, Salem, Oregon, and Faith Evangelical Seminary.

John D. Gibbon

John D. Gibbon is Emeritus Professor of Applied Mathematics at Imperial College London. He was an undergraduate at the University of Birmingham and received his Ph.D. in Mathematics from the University of Manchester. He has published more than 100 research papers and co-authored two books.

H. Wayne House

H. Wayne House is a distinguished Research Professor of Theology, Law, and Culture at Faith Evangelical College and Seminary in Tacoma, Washington. He holds a Doctor of Theology from Concordia Seminary, St. Louis and a Juris Doctorate from Regent University. Dr. House is author, co-author or editor of over thirty books, author of scores of journal and magazine publications, and a contributor to several books, dictionaries and encyclopedias. Among his many books are the Nelson Study Bible (NT editor) and Nelson’s New Illustrated Bible Commentary (NT editor).

Walter C. Kaiser, Jr.

Walter C. Kaiser, Jr. (Ph.D., Brandeis University) is distinguished professor emeritus of Old Testament and president emeritus of Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary in South Hamilton, Massachusetts, Dr. Kaiser has written over 40 books, including Toward an Exegetical Theology: Biblical Exegesis for Preaching and Teaching; The Messiah in the Old Testament; and The Promise-Plan of God; and coauthored An Introduction to Biblical Hermeneutics: The Search for Meaning. His website is

R. M. Huffman

R. M. Huffman is an author, physician, illustrator, and lifelong Texan. An avid reader from the time he was able, he has lifelong interests in Biblical history and the world-building fiction of masters like Lewis and Tolkien; in the first chapters of Genesis, he found the perfect setting in which to explore those interests. As a freelance artist, he has done work from gaming illustration to concept art, and those elements are finding their ways into this project as well. He practices as an anesthesiologist in north Texas, where he lives with his wife, two baby daughters, and two young sons who know more about animals than he does.

In addition to Leviathan, he continues the epic saga in the forthcoming Fallen and Remnant.

Kathy J. Langston

Kathy J. Langston, PhD, teaches professional communication at the University of South Carolina. A native of Greenville, South Carolina, Kathy embraced military spouse life and enjoyed her ministry with Navy and Marine Corps spouses. She taught university religion and English courses to military students for over fifteen years. Her degrees include: Doctor of Philosophy in English, Master of Arts, Master of Divinity, and Bachelor of Arts.

The Langstons are parents of three children, two of whom are in college and one who is a Naval Flight Officer (NFO) in the U.S. Navy and is married with two children. Kathy and Mike have been married over thirty years.

Michael W. Langston

Michael W. Langston, DMin, is Professor of Chaplaincy in the Seminary and School of Ministry at Columbia International University in Columbia, South Carolina. He retired after 36 years of service (30 active) in the U.S. Marine Corps (infantry officer) and the U.S. Navy Chaplain Corps receiving a diagnosis of severe PTSD after his tours in Afghanistan and Iraq.

Mike is a graduate of the University of Louisiana in Lafayette, Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary, Bethel Theological Seminary, and the Naval War College. He is currently completing a PhD at King’s College, University of Aberdeen in Aberdeen, Scotland.

Louis Markos

Louis Markos is a Professor of English and Scholar in Residence at Houston Baptist University, where he teaches courses on British Romantic and Victorian Poetry and Prose, the Classics, C. S. Lewis and J. R. R. Tolkien, and Film. He holds a B.A. in English and History from Colgate University and an M.A. and Ph.D. in English from the University of Michigan. He is the author of numerous books and articles on literature and C. S. Lewis.

Susan R. Posterro

Susan is the Founder and Executive Director of Binkeez for Comfort. Binkeez for Comfort is a Guide Star Platinum-rated 501(c)3 nonprofit organization that supports sacred pediatric communities; those of babies and children struggling to survive life-threatening illnesses and acute developmental disorders.

Randall Price

Dr. Randall Price, Th.M., Ph.D., is a leading expert on the Middle East and Israel. His bestselling books are distinguished by his great love for the bible and archeology. From 2002 to 2012 he served as Director of Excavations on the Qumran Plateau in Israel, the site where the famous Dead Sea Scrolls were found.

His is founder and President of the World of the Bible Ministries, Inc, Director of the Center for Jewish Studies at Liberty University in Lynchburg, Virginia, and an adjunct professor of apologetics at Veritas Theological Seminary. He has received several awards for his research and regularly appears as a guest on various television shows.

Josh Shoemaker, MA

Josh is an Associate Certified Entomologist with over 20 years of experience in urban pest management. He has taught hundreds of seminars on insect and arachnid biology. A former adjunct professor at Arizona Christian University, he also has an MA in Christian apologetics from Biola University, a minor in chemistry, and is the author of Discover the Bible.

Steven P. Sullivan

Steven P. Sullivan is Chair of the Ministry Skills Department and Senior Professor at the College of Biblical Studies–Houston, Texas. He earned a Th.M. and D.Min. at Dallas Theological Seminary and a Ph.D. at the University of Wales Trinity St. David. He has done post-doctoral research at Tyndale House, Cambridge, England.

Michael J. Vlach, Ph.D.

Michael J. Vlach, Ph.D. is a Professor of Theology at The Mater’s Seminary in Sun Valley, California. He is also editor of “The Master’s Seminary Journal.”

Dr. Vlach earned the Ph.D. in Systematic Theology from Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary in Wake Forest, North Carolina. He specializes in the areas of Systematic Theology, Philosophy, and World Religions and is the author of five books. Additionally, Dr. Vlach has appeared on several national radio and television broadcasts including The History Channel.

William C. Watson

William Watson received a B.A. in history from California Polytechnic State University, a M.Div. from Talbot School of Theology, a M.A. in European history, and a Ph.D. in seventeenth-century and eighteen-century English history both from the University of California, Riverside.

He was a U.S. Army intelligence linguist listening to bugged East German telephones in Berlin in the 1970s, and a graduate student in the 1980s and early 1990s during which he helped to compile the English Short Title Catalogue (English works published between 1473 and 1800) that led to creation of the Eighteenth Century Collections Online. He was a Fulbright Senior Scholar to Moldova in 2004, a visiting fellow at Oxford-Brookes University in 2007, and is occasionally an adjunct instructor at the University of Colorado, Boulder.

Dr. Watson specializes in seventeenth-century and eighteenth-century English clergy, spending much of his free time researching in historical archives, mostly in the U.K. His doctoral dissertation was on the politics of the late seventeenth-century and eighteenth-century clergy (either divine-right Tory or Lockean Whig). He then studied their scientific ideas (especially their willingness to reinterpret Scripture to accommodate an old-earth chronology). For the past decade he has studied the eschatology of these English clergy (resulting in this book).

He has been professor at Colorado Christian University for the past twenty years, always teaching a full load of undergraduate courses. He lives near Denver with his wife and three children.

Forrest S. Weiland

Forrest S. Weiland is professor of Biblical Studies, and director of Master of Arts and Biblical Studies program, at Veritas Evangelical Seminary. he holds a Th.M. and Ph.D. in Biblical Studies from Dallas Theological Seminary. Professor Weiland has written a variety of articles on Biblical themes and has taught for several years in conjunction with Greater Europe Mission, particularly in Germany and in the Ukraine.