Emeritus Professor of New Testament

Central Christian College of the Bible

New Testament History ACTS

New Testament Epistles Romans

New Testament Epistles 1Corinthians

New Testament Epistles 2 Corinthians

New Testament Epistles Paul's Prison Epistles

New Testament Epistles Timothy and Titus

New Testament Epistles Hebrews

New Testament Epistles James and 1,2,3 John

New Testament Epistles 1 & 2 Peter, Jude

Born September 29, 1932, in northeastern Indianan, he was graduated from Garrett High School in 1950. He was ordained to the Christian ministry by the First Church of Christ, Garrett, Indiana, on July 19, 1954.

He preached his first sermon in southern Michigan while still in High School. During his college days in the Cincinnati Bible Seminary, he held ministries at Milford, KY, Cedar Lake Church of Christ near Waterloo, Indiana, and at Fairborn, Ohio. He was also assistant minister at the Lockland Christian Church in Cincinnati, Ohio. While in the Seminary he was active in the Phileusebian Literary Society, the college chorale, and traveled for several years as a member of a quartet. He received 6 letters in basketball from the Seminary.

He has earned three degrees from the Cincinnati Bible Seminary. He received his BA in 1954 and delivered the Valedictory address at the commencements services.  He received his MA in 1955, and his M.Div. In 1957. He did post-graduate work under Merrill C. Tenney at Wheaton College. In 1983 he received a MA in Library Science from the University of Missouri.

Since 1957, he has been the head of the New Testament Department at Central Christian College of the Bible in Moberly, Mo. In addition to teaching courses on New Testament books, he has served as professor Greek Language in the school, and also taught courses in missions and apologetics. For 14 years he served as head coach of the basketball team, and for over 20 years as athletic director at the college. He then served as faculty representative to the Midwest Christian College Conference, an athletic conference of several Bible Colleges, which he helped found in 1962. From 1958 to 2001 he served as the Librarian at the college. He is a member of the Evangelical Theological Society and the Near Eastern Archaeological Society. He is listed in the first and second editions of Who’s Who in Religion, and in the 1994 and later editions of Who’s Who Among America’s College and University Teachers.

His wife and partner in ministry and publication is Kathleen Beerbower Reese. Beginning in 1957, she served as CCCB’s Bookstore manager and served in this capacity for over 49 years. In addition she taught Church Secretarial Training, Shorthand, and English classes for the college. They were blessed with two sons, Jonathan and Timothy.  During the summer of 1973, he and his family helped in the new church planting work on the mission field in the Anchorage, Alaska area. In the summer of 1974, he and his wife helped in the new mission work in the Boston, Mass., area. Again in the summer of 1978 he revisited both these areas, to help in the work, and to evaluate the areas in preparation for recruiting more missionaries to go to these areas. In the summer of 1994, at the invitation of one of our missionaries in Thailand, he was part of a group called “Teachers ‘n Thailand” (TNT), who were involved in an intensive training session for local church leaders from the villages around Chiangmai.

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