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Meet the Team

Jordan McClinton

3J Museum Co-Director, Shiloh Square Supervisor, TBS Student

• Bachelor of Science in Computer Information Systems, University of Houston

• Master of Arts in Biblical History and Archaeology (in process), The Bible Seminary

Jordan serves a square supervisor at Shiloh. He began volunteering with ABR in 2018 and has dug multiple seasons at Shiloh, and also worked on the Mount Ebal sifting project in 2020. Jordan lives in Katy Texas with his wife, three daughters and multiple pets. He holds a Bachelor's degree in Computer Information Systems from the University of Houston and a Masters Degree in Biblical History and Archaeology from The Bible Seminary. Jordan has worked in numerous corporate roles over the past 20 years as well as has served on staff as an Associate Pastor at The Waters Church in Katy Texas since 2012. Jordan has a passion for biblical history, the ancient near east and how archaeology illuminates both of them.

Shelly Neese

The Jerusalem Connection President, TBS Student

Shelley Neese is President of The Jerusalem Connection. She writes regular articles for TJCI and her writing has also appeared in The Jerusalem Post, Arutz Sheva, Patheos, Algemeiner, Israel Today, and FrontPage Magazine. Shelley is also the author of the #1 New Release, The Copper Scroll Project. While living in Boston, Shelley was the assistant to the Consul General at the Consulate of Israel to New England. In addition, she worked as a consultant at Conflict Management Group, a nonprofit connected to Harvard Law School. Shelley lived and studied in Israel for over three years and has returned many times since. She spent the months leading up to the Gaza disengagement in Israel, working with a team of negotiators in a status report on issues relating to the “day after” Israel’s withdrawal from Gaza. In 2008 and 2009, Shelley followed the story of an archeological dig in Qumran based on the Copper Scroll. Shelley studied in Israel from 2000 -2003, where she received her M.A in Middle Eastern Studies from Ben Gurion University. The high point of her studies—and first crack at investigative journalism—was her masters thesis examining the secret, multilateral negotiations ending the 2002 siege of the Church of the Nativity in Bethlehem. A native of Louisiana, she received her B.A. in Political Science from Louisiana State University. Shelley speaks some Hebrew and has dedicated her life to supporting Israel. She currently resides in Northern Virginia with her four children and her husband, who is a Lieutenant Colonel and family physician in the U.S. Air Force. A member of the Jewish National Fund’s Speaker’s Bureau, Shelley is an experienced public speaker and is available to speak at your church, synagogue, or organization. She has a passion to educate Christians on the spiritual, historical, and moral reasons why they should actively support Israel. She has also made the media rounds for interviews about her book, The Copper Scroll Project. Shelley has recently done interviews on the Eric Metaxas show on TBN, SkywatchTV, the Watchman with Erick Stakelbeck, Jerusalem Dateline with Chris Mitchell on CBN, and many more.

Brent Hoefling

Shiloh Director of Information Technology, TBS Student

Brent serves as the Shiloh Director of Information technology, and has served on site as a volunteer and assistant square supervisor. Brent has been Pastoring in North-East Texas since August of 2013 and has been active in the ministry since 1982. Brent has worked in IT support/management and IT project management for the last two decades as well. He has been married since 1998, and has two grown children and two grandchildren. Brent attended Shalom Bible College and Seminary in Des Moines. He received his Bachelor of Theology in 1999 and dual Master’s degrees in Christian Education and Technology in 2002 (Suma Cum Laud). Pastor Brent is currently attending The Bible Seminary seeking another degree in Church History and Archaeology. Over the past 30 years of ministry, Brent has also served as treasurer, building administrator, deacon, elder, clerk, youth pastor, and many other ministries director positions. For the last dozen years, Brent has been actively helping with technologies and media for his church organization’s World Missions, and Ladies Retreats in various central and southern United States regions. Pastor Brent also serves as a member of the Communications and Creative Services Ministry Advisory Team for the church organization’s main offices in Cleveland, Tennessee. He is active in his local city council meetings and events committees.

Dr. Scott Stripling

ASI Director, JJJ Museum Director, Shiloh Director of Excavations, TBS Provost and VP of Donor Relations

• Bachelor of Science in Physical Education and English (1984), UT Pan American

• Master of Arts in English (1988), UT Pan American

• Master of Arts in Biblical Literature (1995), Assemblies of God Theological Seminary

• Doctor of Ministry in Leadership (2006), Vision International University

• Ph. D. in Archaeology and Biblical History (2020), Veritas International University

Dr. Stripling serves as Provost, Vice-President of Donor Relations, and Director of the Archaeology Institute at The Bible Seminary in Katy, Texas. Stripling is the Director of Excavations for the Associates for Biblical Research (ABR) at Ancient Shiloh (2017 to present). Previously, Stripling directed the ABR excavations at Khirbet el-Maqatir, served as Field Supervisor at Tall el-Hammam in Jordan, and as a supervisor of the Temple Mount Sifting Project in Jerusalem. Stripling did his graduate studies at the University of Texas (M.A.), Assemblies of God Theological Seminary (M.A.), and Veritas International University (Ph.D.). Stripling serves as Vice-President of the Board of Directors of the Near East Archaeological Society and has published widely in peer-reviewed journals, popular magazines, and books. He is a popular speaker at churches and conferences around the world and a guest on numerous television programs and documentaries such as Fox News, The 700 Club, The New York Times, TBN, History Channel, and Discovery Channel. His passion is connecting the material culture of the Holy Land with the biblical text. Scott and Janet, his wife of 38 years, have four grown children and four grandchildren. | LinkedIn | YouTube

The Bible Seminary

Consortium Leader

The Bible Seminary

An independent, non-denominational, 501(c)(3) charitable institution of higher education incorporated in Texas in 2010 to offer training for laity and vocational ministry professionals. On-campus and Distance Education programs include Bible Certificate and Vocational Ministry Certificate non-degree programs, as well as Dual Degree Completion, Master of Arts, and Master of Divinity degree programs. The seminary is an Accredited member of the Transnational Association of Christian Colleges and Schools (TRACS), a member of the National Council for State Authorization Reciprocity Agreements (NC-SARA) approved to offer Distance Education, an approved CEU provider for the Association of Christian Schools International (ACSI), and an accredited member of the Evangelical Council for Financial Accountability (ECFA). TBS aims to help nurture a biblically literate populace via comprehensive, strategic, Bible-based training. Faculty seek to integrate studies of the Bible with instruction in historical, theological, and practical disciplines critical to developing professional skills for life and ministry. Experiential education occurs through classroom instruction, study tours, hands-on ministry training, and community-based training with ministry professionals.

University of Northwestern, St. Paul

Consortium Partner

University of Northwestern, St. Paul

A private Christian university located in the heart of the Twin Cities of Minneapolis and St. Paul, Minnesota offering undergraduate, PSEO and Early College, graduate, and adult undergraduate degree programs.

Dr. Craig Evans

TBS Adjunct Professor

• Bachelor of Arts in History (1974), Claremont McKenna College

• Master of Divinity (1977), Western Baptist Seminary

• Master of Arts in Biblical Studies (1980), Claremont Graduate University

• Ph.D. in Biblical Studies (1983), Claremont Graduate University

• DHabil (2009), Károli Gáspár Református University

Craig is a well-known evangelical scholar, an elected member of the prestigious Society of New Testament Studes (SNTS), Director of the Christian Thinkers Society Fellows Program and Strategic Studies, and the John Bisagno Distinguished Professor of Christian Origins at Houston Baptist University. He has also been awarded the D.Habil. by the Karoli Gaspar Reformed University in Budapest. Evans began his teaching career at McMaster University in Hamilton, Ontario, Canada, and then taught at Trinity Western University in British Columbia for twenty-one years where he directed the graduate program in Biblical Studies and founded the Dead Sea Scrolls Institute. Evans then taught for thirteen years at the Divinity College at Acadia University in Nova Scotia, and was a Visiting Fellow at Princeton Theological Seminary in Princeton, New Jersey. Author and editor of more than seventy books and hundreds of articles and reviews, Professor Evans has given lectures at Cambridge, Oxford, Durham, Yale, and other universities, colleges, seminaries, and museums, such as the Field Museum in Chicago, the Canadian Museum of Civilization in Ottawa, and the Royal Ontario Museum in Toronto. He is a Fox News Opinion contributor and also regularly lectures and gives talks at popular conferences and retreats on the historical Jesus, Archaeology, the Dead Sea Scrolls, and the Bible. Along with countless interviews on radio networks across Canada and the US, Evans has been seen on Dateline NBC, CBC, CTV, Day of Discovery, and many documentaries aired on BBC, The Discovery Channel, History Channel, History Television, and others. He has also served as a consultant for the National Geographic Society and for The Bible miniseries, produced by Mark Burnett and Roma Downey.

Dan Lawless

3J Museum Docent, TBS Student

Dan is an experienced Senior Executive Vice President with a demonstrated history of working in the financial services industry. Skilled in Business Planning, Sales, Management, Risk Management, and Business Development. Strong business development professional with a Master of Business Administration focused in Finance from Arizona State University. He served as President of the Rio Grande Region of the Chase Bank of Texas for 23 years and Senior EVP SBA Lending for LiftFund for seven years before retiring to work part-time as a Volleyball Referee. Dan is a Master of Arts student at The Bible Seminary.

Abigail Leavitt

Shiloh Assistant Dig Director, TBS Alumni

• Certificate (2017), Frontier School of the Bible

• Bachelor of Arts in Christian Studies (2021), The Bible Seminary

• Master of Arts in Biblical History and Archaeology (2021), The Bible Seminary

A native of Idaho, Abigail Leavitt earned her Master of Arts in Biblical History and Archaeology at The Bible Seminary and is currently a PhD student studying archaeology at Ariel University in Israel.

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Mid-Atlantic Christian University

Consortium Partner

Mid-Atlantic Christian University

A private Christian university in Elizabeth City. It is supported by Christian churches and churches of Christ, which is part of the Restoration Movement. MACU is a four-year, co-educational institution and is authorized to award Bachelor's degrees, Associate's degrees and certificates.

Patrick Wise

3J Museum Docent, TBS Student

Patrick is a student at The Bible Seminary, manager at Pearl & Vine Restaurant, and former Manager of Peli Peli Restaurant.

Dr. Chris McKinny

TBS Adjunct Professor

• B.S. in Biblical Studies (2008), The Master's College

• Master of Arts in Biblical History and Geography (2011), Jerusalem University College

• Master of Arts in Archaeology and Land of Israel Studies (2014),Bar-llan University

• Ph.D in Archaeology an Land of Israel Studies (2016), Bar-llan University

Dr. McKinny has a PhD from Bar Ilan University (Israel). His dissertation focused on the historical geography and archaeology of the town lists of Judah and Benjamin in the book of Joshua. Chris is also a senior staff member of the Tel Burna Archaeological Project (Biblical Libnah) in which capacity he has contributed a wide-range of peer-reviewed articles, conference papers, and popular essays. Besides being involved in several other writing and research projects, including the Lexham Geographic Commentary Series (ed. B. Beitzel) and the Photo Companion to the Bible(ed. T. Bolen), Chris also authored "My People as Your People: A Textual and Archaeological Analysis of the Reign of Jehoshaphat" (Peter Lang, 2016), "The Tribal Allotments of Judah and Benjamin in the Book of Joshua: A Historical Geography" (Eisenbrauns in process), and co-edited "Tell it in Gath: Studies in the History and Archaeology of Israel Essays in Honor of A. M. Maeir on the Occasion of his Sixtieth Birthday" (with I. Shai, J. R. Chadwick, L. A. Hitchcock, A. Dagan, and J. Uziel - Zaphon, 2018) and "‘And the Canaanite was then in the land’ (Gen. 12:6): Selected Studies on the Late Bronze and Early Iron Ages of Southern Canaan" (with A. M. Maeir and I. Shai - DeGruyter, in press). In addition, Chris serves as an adjunct faculty member at Texas A&M University Corpus Christi, The Bible Seminary, The Master’s University (IBEX), and William Jessup University.

Dr. K. Lynn Lewis

Shiloh Director of Photography, Shiloh Network News Executive Producer, TBS President

• B.S. in Agricultural Engineering (1985),University of Georgia

• Master of Divinity (1989), Asbury Theological Seminary

• Doctor of Ministry (2002), Asbury Theological Seminary

• Beeson Pastor Certificate in Biblical Preaching & Church Leadership (2002), Asbury Theological Seminary

A creative, seasoned entrepreneur with a diverse professional background in business, education, and ministry, Dr. Lewis began his career as a hydrologist and dam engineer. After accepting a divine call to “leave your job and go to seminary,” he served as a full-time pastor, founded the media communications company InspireUSA, Inc. (registered trademark Celebrating the Best of America®), served as Director of Institutional Advancement at an 1800-student private Christian school, and then helped start The Bible Seminary. He has served on and/or led Boards of a K-12 private Christian school, university foundation, a pregnancy care center, a counseling center, an adventure ministry, and served as co-founder and Executive Producer of a fine arts program producing annual Broadway plays. An ordained minister (United Methodist Church, 1989-2022; Global Methodist Church, 2022-present), prolific author, producer, and publisher, he is the Founder and Executive Producer of Shiloh Network News and Founder and Executive Director of Nehemiah Press. He and his wife, Wendy, have three children and three grandchildren. | LinkedIn

Clayton Van Huss

3J Museum Assistant Director, TBS Student Services Coordinator, TBS Student

• Associate of Arts (1995), The Academy of Arts Christian College

• Bachelor of Arts in Theatre with a minor in Radio, Television, and Film (2013), East Tennessee State University

• Master of Arts in Biblical History and Archaeology (in process), The Bible Seminary

Born on the island of Okinawa, Japan and raised in communities across the U.S. during his father’s military service until they settled in northeast Tennessee, Clayton holds a B.A. in Theatre from East Tennessee State University with a minor in Radio, Television, and Film. He also earned an A.A. in Dramatic Production from The Academy of Arts Christian College located in Taylors, South Carolina. Clayton recently worked with Refuge Media to produce several Christian films, including The Brothers' Christmas, 1517 The Flame Rekindled, Born in a Stable, and Goodwill to Men. He is now following the path given by the Lord to The Bible Seminary in Katy, Texas where he is working toward an M.A. in Biblical History & Archaeology.

Evangel University

Consortium Partner

Evangel University

An accredited, liberal arts university with more than 70 academic programs on the cutting edge of today’s professional fields. Our commitment to the integration of faith, learning and life attracts students from a wide variety of Christian denominational backgrounds who have a strong commitment to academics with a desire to combine their Christian faith with every aspect of their lives.

Allison Taylor

3J Museum Marketing Coordinator, TBS Marketing Director, and TBS Student

Allison is owner and agent of Taylor Insurance of Texas, former Resident Chef at Sur La Table, and a student at The Bible Seminary.

Emmaus Bible College

Consortium Partner

Emmaus Bible College

A 4-year private college located in Dubuque, IA by the Mississippi river that prepares students for a career and life as Christians. The minor in Archaeology offers hands-on experience with how archaeological evidence is discovered, processed, conserved, analyzed, and used to explain the past. The archaeology program combines 15 credit hours of classroom instruction with a required archaeological field study approved by the Archaeology Program Director. Students have opportunities to participate in an archaeological excavation, including at Tel Shiloh, to gain valuable field experience.

Lee University

Consortium Partner

Lee University

A private, comprehensive university located in Cleveland, Tennessee, in the foothills of the Appalachian Mountains. Lee is emerging as a leader in higher education in the southeastern region and is consistently ranked in the "Top Tier" of the Best Regional Universities in the South by U.S. News and World Report. Over the past two decades, Lee has become one of the largest Christ-centered private institutions in Tennessee and the largest in the Appalachian College Association.

Dr. Brian Peterson

TBS Adjunct Professor, Shiloh Square Supervisor

• Journeyman's License in Carpentry (1987), Moncton Technical Training School

• Bachelor of Bible (2001), Zion Bible College

• Master of Theological Studies (2003), Beeson Divinity School

• Master of Arts in Old Testament (2004), Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary

• Ph.D. in Old Testament Studies (2009), Wycliffe College at the University of Toronto. Thesis, "Ezekiel in Context: Ezekiel’s Message Understood in its Historical Setting of Covenant Curses and Ancient Near Eastern Mythological Motifs."

Dr. Peterson is an Associate Professor of Old Testament and Hebrew at Lee University in Cleveland, Tennessee, where he has taught for seven years. Prior to coming to Lee, Dr. Peterson taught at Prairie Bible College in Alberta, Canada and for a short period in the Gambia West, Africa. He did his PhD in Hebrew Bible at Wycliffe College in Toronto, Canada. His dissertation focused on understanding the book of Ezekiel in its ancient Near Eastern context. Brian is married to Christine Curley and together they have three children, Maddie, Mark, and Kevin.

Near East Archaeological Society

Consortium Partner

The Near East Archaeological Society (NEAS) was founded in 1957. The focus of NEAS is on research in the lands of the Bible, the modern Middle East, with a distinctively evangelical perspective. In other words, the members of NEAS view the Bible as a valuable ancient document providing useful data complimentary to the archaeological record.

Colorado Christian University

Consortium Partner

Colorado Christian University

Premier interdenominational Christian college in Colorado and the eight-state Rocky Mountain region, delivering world class education to thousands of students. The University offers more than 200 academic program options in a variety of disciplines for traditional and adult students.

Blake Quimby

3J Museum Guide Graphic Designer, TBS Communications Director, TBS Alumni

• Wharton County Junior College (2003)

• Bible Certificate, The Bible Seminary (2020)

Blake grew up in the Richmond-Rosenberg, Texas area and has served in local church ministry leadership for over 20 years. His roles have included Worship Leader, Childrenʼs Pastor, Youth Pastor and Administrative Pastor. He is married to Krystle and they have 2 children, Madison and Reese.

Dr. Mark Hassler

Shiloh Square Supervisor

Dr. Hassler serves as director of publications and field archaeologist for the Shiloh excavations. He worked at Khirbet el-Maqatir from 2013 to 2016. Dr. Hassler is associate professor of Old Testament and director of the ThM program at Virginia Beach Theological Seminary. He is the editor of the Near East Archaeological Society Bulletin (NEASB), a peer-reviewed journal established in 1958. Mark earned his graduate degrees at The Master’s Seminary (PhD, Old Testament; ThM, Old Testament; and MDiv). In 2020 he will complete the editorial training program at the University of Chicago with a specialization in developmental editing. Previously, Dr. Hassler taught at The Master’s Seminary and Capital Seminary and Graduate School. He is the first vice president of the Evangelical Theological Society's eastern region, and he serves on the board of directors for the Near East Archaeological Society.

Gary Urie

3J Museum Guide Photographer and Docent, Shiloh Photographer, and TBS Student

Gary is a retired police officer and Master of Arts in Biblical History and Archaeology student at The Bible Seminary.

Angela McClinton

TBS Development Director, TBS Alumni

• Bachelor's in Early Childhood Education (2002), Texas A&M University

• Master's in Library Science (2007), Sam Houston State University

• Master of Divinity (2018), The Bible Seminary

A TBS Valedictorian and Summa Cum Laude Master of Divinity graduate, Angela has served as Executive Pastor of The Waters Church since 2018, where she has been a volunteer in church leadership and service ministries since her and her family helped found the church in 2003. She has worked as a freelance writer for Katy Magazine, a 2nd Grade Teacher at Odessa Kilpatrick Elementary School (2003-06), and a Kindergarten Teacher at Bear Creek Elementary School (2002-03). A native of Katy and a graduate of Mayde Creek High School, Angela also has a Bachelor’s in Early Childhood Education from Texas A&M and a Master’s in Library Science from Sam Houston State University. She and her husband, Jordan, have three daughters.

The University of Pikeville

Consortium Partner

The University of Pikeville

A private university affiliated with the Presbyterian Church and located in Pikeville, Kentucky. It was founded in 1889 by the Presbyterian Church and is located on a 25-acre campus on a hillside overlooking downtown Pikeville.

Carousel Pieterse

3J Museum Scheduling Coordinator, TBS Office Manager and Registrar

Carousel is a native of South Africa and has served as Chief of Customer Relations and Billing for Wise Information Technology (2018-19), volunteer Program Director for Katy Cares (2016-present), CEO and Managing Director of Heartware Life Skills Upgrade for Teens, CEO and Managing Director of Puisano Training Institute (2005-10), Executive Director and Chief of Strategic Relations and Corporate Communications for Puisano Business Development Group (1998-2005), National Marketing Manager of Perskor and Orion Publishers (1996-98), Carousel and her husband, Dawid, have two children: Davied (20) and Eanthe (16). She speaks Afrikaans, English, and understands Dutch.

Dr. Charles Savelle

TBS Adjunct Professor, Shiloh Square Supervisor

• Bachelor of Arts in Biblical Studies (1998), The Criswell College

• Master of Theology in Bible Exposition (2003), Dallas Theological Seminary

• Ph.D. in Bible Exposition (2013), Dallas Theological Seminary

Dr. Savelle is committed to the discipline of Bible exposition and has taught and preached the Bible locally, nationally, and internationally (Egypt, Hungary, Israel, Jordan, Korea, and the Philippines). He has earned a BA in Biblical Studies from the Criswell College and a Th.M. and Ph.D. from Dallas Theological Seminary. While Dr. Savelle enjoys teaching all sixty-six books of the Bible, his research interests relate to the book of Acts, and in particular, the Jerusalem Council (Acts 15). Other interests include the role of the Mosaic Law and the Christian and Biblical archaeology. He is also passionately committed to the ministry of the local church where he has served in a variety of capacities. Charles is married to Kathy, and they have three grown children, Charlie, Amy, and Becky.

Associates for Biblical Research

Consortium Co-Leader

Associates for Biblical Research (ABR) is a Christian apologetics ministry dedicated to demonstrating the historical reliability of the Bible through archaeological and biblical research. ABR provides teaching on subjects related to Creation and Evolution, Genesis 1-11 with special attention to biblical chronology, the global Flood and Noah’s Ark, ancient man and cultures from the Flood to Abraham and from Abraham to the formation of Israel in Egypt, the Exodus, the Conquest of Canaan, and the Monarchy. The teaching ministries of ABR include published research, popular articles in ABR publications and other magazines and journals, Digging for Truth TV, video presentations, seminars, and children’s educational ministries. The Shiloh excavation is one of ABR's key projects.

Dr. Matt Glassman

TBS Adjunct Professor, Shiloh Square Supervisor

• BGS in Political Science (2005), University of Kansas

• Master of Arts in Theology and Biblical Studies (2008), Franciscan University, (2012), Boston College

• Ph.D in Near Eastern Languages and Civilizations (2019), Yale University

Dr. Glassman is a professor of religion and history at Fairfield University, Western Connecticut State University, and the University of New Haven. He has a BGS in Political Science from the University of Kansas, masters degrees in theology and Biblical Studies from Franciscan University and Boston College, and a Ph.D. in Near Eastern Languages and Civilizations from Yale University. He has been excavating in Israel and Iraq since 2014.

Tommy Chamberlin

Shiloh Square Supervisor, TBS Student

Tommy serves as Chief Assistant County Attorney in Pike County, Kentucky, as Adjunct Professor at University of Pikeville, and is a student at The Bible Seminary working toward his Master of Arts in Biblical History and Archaeology.

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