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Professor Dunning teaching along the Nazareth Ridge.

Professor Dunning teaching along the Nazareth Ridge.

Craig Dunning is the lead professor of intercultural studies at Baptist Bible College in Springfield, MO. He earned a master’s degree in Biblical History and Geography from Jerusalem University College. It was during these studies, that Craig’s love for the land and people of the Bible was birthed.

Craig lived in Israel for 16 years, which gave him the opportunity to become an expert in the religious and social practices of the Jewish and Arab populations in Israel and the West Bank. For more than 25 years Craig has combined his knowledge of the local culture and the history and geography of the Bible to help students and tourists grow in their faith and understanding of the Bible.

Craig is married to Colleen, they have two children, Grace and Zachariah.

At the Garden Tomb, Jerusalem, Israel,

Steve Dillard and Ray Adams at the Garden Tomb, Jerusalem, Israel.

Ray Adams has been a professor at Baptist Bible College for 39 years. He teaches History of Baptists, New Testament History, History of Western Civilization, History of Christianity, and Old Testament Survey.

Ray has extensive experience in Israel. He has participated in several archaeological digs, including the City of David, and led over 15 tours throughout the Bible lands. He was most recently in Israel in June of 2017.

Ray has been on staff at Cherry St. Baptist Church for 38 years. He has been married to his wife, Beth, for 42 years and has two married sons and 8 grandchildren; all live in Springfield and serve together at their local church, Cherry Street Baptist Church.


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