About the Author
My name is Daniel Stanfield. I am both the primary author and the webmaster for BibleSanity.org, located near Dallas, Texas. I would describe myself as a life-long Christian worker and Bible student, and a careful expository Bible teacher.
My Personal Faith - I was raised in an independent Baptist church and accepted Jesus Christ as my Savior during the summer between 9th and 10th grade. At the tail-end of my Senior year of high school, I decided to serve God and dedicated my life to Him. I was then baptized, surrendering to His call to the ministry in the following months.
By Profession, I am a technical writer and also do corporate training. My vocational background includes both analog and digital electronics and computer programming. I'm also a US Marine and a lifetime chess player. My personality and background are reflected in my Bible study - I tend to be very analytical, and take Scripture very seriously!
My Bible education
Self-Educated - I am largely self-taught, having no opportunity for Bible College early in life. My first three years after high school were spent fully immersed in Bible study. My professors were my home pastor, my Navy chaplains, my Scofield Bible, and many authors such as Charles Spurgeon, J. Vernon McGee, Henry C. Thiessen, James Dobson, and Josh McDowell.
Although I did eventually receive some formal Bible College, I still consider myself primarily self-educated. My studies since my first pass at Bible College have been based on the classes I've taught, and my own personal interests or questions.
Bible College - My formal Bible education consists of a 3-year diploma in Advanced Biblical Studies from Tyndale Theological Seminary and Biblical Institute, which I obtained in 1999. I have recently (2012) returned to Tyndale to learn my Greek and Hebrew and to complete a Bachelor's in Biblical Studies.
Tyndale is nondenominational and has a core emphasis on original language and careful, investigational Bible study. Theologically, the school conforms to traditional Baptist doctrines. While not formally associated with Dallas Theological Seminary, Liberty University, or Moody Bible Institute, these are examples of doctrinally comparable schools which have been represented by textbook authorships and cooperative fellowships/conferences/seminars during my time with them.
Seminary Church - Besides attending Tyndale, my family were members of the school's parent church for seven years. That's seven years of seminary-level expository and systematic teaching for both morning and evening services, from many great Bible teachers. During this period, I also attended several seminars, workshops and intensives - some of which were nothing short of extraordinary.
My Ministerial background does NOT include any full-time ministry or any time as a pastor, but it does include over 25 years of continuous teaching and preaching in church, and leading independent Bible studies.
I have over 10 years' experience in deacon service, have served as a licensed Baptist Minister for 7 years, and have served as an Elder/Overseer for 1 year.
I've worked with adults, singles, teens, and children. Children's ministries I've been involved with include Child Evangelism Fellowship, Royal Ambassadors, and (especially) AWANA. I have also held regular services at 3 separate Nursing Homes for a combined total of about 5 years.
My Church memberships have been with Baptist churches or non-denominational Bible churches. I am conservative, evangelical, non-charismatic, and non-eucaminical. I am currently a member of Northwest Bible Church in Fort Worth, TX.
Please feel free to contact me with any feedback or questions!
Daniel J. Stanfield