Bethlehem College and Seminary announces Jason C. Meyer as Assistant Professor of New Testament beginning Fall 2010. Dr. Meyer brings to BCS a wide range of teaching, writing, preaching, missions, and pastoral experience. He has a passion to proclaim the whole counsel of God in both the church and the academy for the glory of God. He longs to see the nations worship God, who alone is worthy of worship. The mission statement of Bethlehem is the mission statement of His life: to spread a passion for the supremacy of God in all things for the joy of all peoples.
Meyer has authored a book on the difference in Paul between the old covenant and the new covenant, entitled The End of the Law: Mosaic Covenant in Pauline Theology (B & H Academic, 2009), contributed the chapter on the prison epistles in The Cradle, the Cross, and the Crown: An Introduction to the New Testament (B & H Academic, 2009), and is presently writing a biblical and practical theology of preaching (Crossway).
Prior to coming to Bethlehem, Meyer was the Dean of Chapel and Assistant Professor of New Testament and Greek at Louisiana College in Pineville, LA from 2006-2009. Meyer also taught New Testament for the Spring 2010 semester at the Evangelical Theological College in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. Before this, he served as the pastor of Orville Baptist Church while completing his Ph.D. in New Testament under Thomas R. Schreiner at The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary in Louisville, KY.
This ministry appointment feels like a homecoming to the Meyers, who studied at Bethlehem from 1999–2001 as part of The Bethlehem Institute. At Bethlehem College and Seminary, Meyer will give oversight in the area of New Testament and teach and write for the seminary in his areas of specialization: Paul’s epistles and theology, the Law and the New Testament, preaching, biblical theology, and Greek language.
Jason and his wife, Cara, have been married since 1999, which have been the best ten years of their lives. God has blessed them with two daughters, Gracie and Allie, and they are in the process of adopting two boys from Ethiopia. As a family, the Meyers enjoy camping, hiking, fishing, sports, and music.