After graduating from the University of Oregon (B. S. in Public Administration), I enrolled at Western Seminary
where I earned my Master of Divinity (M.Div.) and Master of Theology (Th.M) degrees. From Western, I went to Dallas
Theological Seminary where I earned my Doctorate of Theology (Th.D).
Since 1977, I have been a Bible teacher at Western Seminary in Portland and have also served as interim-pastor
in a dozen different churches including a Bayview Baptist church on the island of Guam.
I have been privileged to author a number of books, many of which are out of print, but can still be found on
Amazon.com or in used book stores. My articles have been published in theological journals and Christian magazines.
Spending many summers in Israel studying, teaching and participating in archaeological excavations, I enjoy teaching
the Bible classes and specialize in courses dealing with the historical, geographical and cultural backgrounds of
If interested, you can visit my personal blog:
J Carl Laney