General Editor, Dr. Gary Hill
Gary Hill, cum laude (B.S.) in education from Chicago State University, pursued graduate theological studies at Trinity Evangelical Divinity School (Trinity International University, 1972-73). In 1990 he was awarded an honorary doctoral degree (Litt.D.) in recognition of his work in biblical Hebrew and Greek embodied in the best-selling study Bible, The Discovery Bible New Testament, (Moody Publishers, 1987; consulting editor, Dr. Gleason L. Archer).
Organizing Editor, Joan Hill
Joan Hill works full-time with HELPS Ministries, Inc. doing editorial work. She pursued theological studies at Wheaton College (Wheaton, IL) and worked for 25 years as an RN. Bringing a fruitful background in missions and ministry, her desire is to share practical Bible teaching on relevant issues, especially to women.
Consulting Editor, Dr. Gleason L. Archer
Dr. Gleason Archer (summa cum laude, Ph.D. in comparative linguistics, Harvard University) served as academic dean at Fuller Theological Seminary and professor of biblical languages at Trinity Evangelical Divinity School (Deerfield, IL) in his 50 year teaching ministry. Fluent in 30 languages, Dr. Archer actively contributed to this original language project for over 27 years.
The Discovery Bible New Testament is a product of H.E.L.P.S. Ministries Inc., a not-for-profit 501(c)(3), tax-exempt corporation dedicated to bringing Bible literacy and leadership training throughout the world. This ministry sponsors leadership institutes for plumbing the fuller meaning of the sacred original text of Scripture. The approach focuses on developing skills for effective preaching and teaching of the Word of God. H.E.L.P.S. Ministries began in 1987 with the release of the best-seller study-Bible, The Discovery Bible New Testament (Moody Publishers) by Drs. Gary Hill and Gleason Archer. This work provides insights from the Greek NT so all motivated Bible readers can appreciate “beyond-translation-insights” of the sacred, original text. Dr. Hill has conducted “practical exegesis” seminars in hundreds of cities in a dozen countries, including over twenty Christian universities and seminaries as well as many Christian radio and television programs. More than 30,000 church leaders (pastors) have participated. Sponsors include: Regent University, Liberty University, Moody Bible Institute, Dallas Theological Seminary, Bibles for Africa, Mindanao Crusade (Philippines), Scripture Press (England).
As a ministry couple, Gary and Joan Hill have a burning call from God to help people grow in their preaching and teaching abilities. Areas of particular interest are: •applying original language insights for building sermons with a “functional" Hebrew and Greek approach to interpretation. •learning through debate by developing critical thinking skills, logic, etc. •acquiring an in-depth understanding of the great terms of Scripture (such as faith, hope and love). •developing hermeneutical skills. During conferences, as Gary teaches on the areas listed above, Joan leads practical discussions (particularly for women) on key topics like: how to have a healthy/vibrant sexual relationship in marriage, gender-distinctives, the role of women in the church, sanctification and abundant living, and studying New Testament prophecy.