Dr. Ben Gutierrez is the Vice Provost for Academic Administration at Liberty University, in Lynchburg, VA. He also serves as an associate Pastor of Thomas Road Baptist Church. Dr. Gutierrez received a Diploma from WOLBI in 1994. He received his AA and BS in Religion from Liberty, a Master of Arts in Religion and MDiv from Liberty Baptist Theological Seminary and PhD at Regent University, Virginia Beach Virginia. He has published 8 books with Broadman & Holman Academics, some of which are also translated into Spanish and Portuguese. Books include “Learn to Read New Testament Greek Workbook” (2009) which is an excellent resource to supplement one’s study of the Koine Greek language; “Ministry Is: How to Serve Jesus with Passion and Confidence” (2010) a practical guide on how to serve effectively in the local church; and “The Essence of the New Testament: A Survey” (2012) which provides the history, archaeology, and wisdom of the biblical world with an eye on the application of their moral principles, theological insights, and practical application to today’s world. His book “Living Out The Mind of Christ” is required for this course. Ben and his wife have two beautiful daughters.