American Friends of Tyndale House Cambridge
Steve Oman, Chairman of the Board
Attorney, Scottsdale, AZ
Steve Oman has significant experience in providing legal guidance to businesses operating in corporate, partnership and other formats, including general commercial, corporate, merger and acquisition, securities and tax matters. He has served as a director of public and non-public companies. Mr. Oman also has additional significant experience in all areas of real estate law including acquisition, development, construction and sales. A major emphasis of Mr. Oman’s practice for the last twenty-five years has been to provide quality estate planning services, including wills, trusts, powers of attorney and tax planning. Mr. Oman received his Bachelor of Mechanical Engineering degree in 1970 from the University of Minnesota, Institute of Technology, and his J.D. from William Mitchell College of Law, St. Paul, Minnesota in 1975. Mr. Oman is a member of the State Bar of Arizona and the Maricopa County Bar Association.
He was born in St. Paul, Minnesota in 1948 and moved to Arizona in 1986. Mr. Oman is married to Catherine (Kitty) and they have four children. They are involved with a number of Christian organizations.
Senior Pastor, Evangelical Free Church of Hershey, PA
George Davis has served two churches (Hershey Free Church and Salem Evangelical Free Church) as the senior pastor; in each case with the opportunity to follow the church’s founding pastor. These experiences have included the challenge of leading a church community into a new season of ministry, while not losing the church’s rich history and heritage.
Rev. Dr. Davis holds a PhD from the University of Cambridge in New Testament and attended Southern Baptist Theological Seminary. He is also a member of the Board for Regents/Trinity International University.
Associate Professor of Christian Studies, Union University, Jackson, TN
Brad Green is the author of several books, including The Gospel and the Mind: Recovering and Shaping the Intellectual Life (Crossway, 2010), Colin Gunton and the Failure of Augustine: The Theology of Colin Gunton in Light of Augustine (Wipf and Stock, 2011), and Covenant and Commandment: Works, Obedience, and Faithfulness in the Christian Life, New Studies in Biblical Theology, (IVP Academic, 2015). He also edited and contributed to Shapers of Christian Orthodoxy: Engaging with Early and Medieval Theologians (IVP Academic, 2010). He is currently working on an introductory volume on Augustine (Christian Focus Publishers), as well as a volume in InterVarsity Press’ Reformation Commentary on Scripture. He has also contributed essays and reviews to International Journal of Systematic Theology, Chronicles, First Things, Touchstone, and The Churchman.
Brad and his wife Dianne have three children—Caleb, Daniel, and Victoria. Brad and Dianne also helped co-found Augustine School, a Christian liberal arts school in Jackson, Tennessee. Dr. Green serves on the Board of Directors at Augustine School, and serves on the Board of Directors of American Friends of Tyndale House Cambridge. He is also Senior Contributor for The Imaginative Conservative and has served as Writer-In-Residence at Tyndale House Cambridge.
Businessman, Dallas, TX
Jack Hodge founded J.A.S.C.O. Distributors Inc. in Dallas Texas IN 1985 and opened an additional warehouse in Atlanta GA in 1994. J.A.S.C.O. imported and distributed import auto parts from Japan and distributed nationally until he sold the company in 1999. In 2002 he became a consultant for Remy International in Anderson Indiana, retiring in 2006. Still devoting his life to service, Mr. Hodge serves on the Boards of American Friends of Tyndale House, Cambridge, and Advisory Board, CSNTM in Dallas; and formerly served on Advisory Board for Josh
McDowell Dallas Ministries.
Jack graduated with BA in Marketing and Management and earned his MS
in Management and Human Relations, from Abilene Christian University.
Jack and wife of 31 years, Laura, reside in Dallas Texas and have two adult children, Jack and Natalie. Jack enjoys fly fishing, travel, and assists in maintaining his family of origin’s farm and ranch.
Professor of Christian Ethics at Southern Baptist Theological Seminary, Louisville, KY
Kenneth Magnuson joined the faculty of Southern Seminary in 1999. He is Director of The Commonweal Project on Faith, Work, and Human Flourishing at Southern Seminary, which focuses on helping future pastors to understand and equip their congregations for discipleship in all of life. He serves as a deacon in his church, on the editorial board for Themelios (an online theological journal), and as a board member for the American Friends of Tyndale House (in Cambridge, UK), and BsideU for Life (a crisis pregnancy and life skills center in Louisville).
He teaches and writes on a range of topics in Christian ethics and discipleship, including marriage and sexuality, singleness, infertility and reproductive technologies, abortion, and contraception. He has published journal articles and contributed chapters to several books, including “Ethical and Moral Reasoning,” in Faith and Learning: A Handbook for Christian Higher Education, and “Is Abortion Murder? Rhetoric and Reality in the Abortion Controversy,” in Christian Cultural Engagement (forthcoming). He is currently working on a book manuscript for an Introduction to Christian Ethics.
Christopher Martin is one of the most recognized insurance attorneys in Texas. He is the author of three legal Treatises on Texas Insurance Law, he is a frequent speaker at state and national insurance programs and conferences, and previously he served as the professor of Insurance Law at the University of Houston Law School for 10 years. He has tried numerous insurance coverage and bad faith lawsuits in Texas and in 14 other states and he has received multiple recognitions for his skills in trying insurance lawsuits.
Owens graduated from Texas A & M University with a BS in Building Construction and received his MBA from the University of Texas at Austin.
Speaker and author, Phoenix, AZ
Naomi Rhode, CSP, CSPGlobal, CPAE Speaker Hall of Fame is Past President of the National Speakers Association, The Global Speakers Federation and Co-Founder of Smarthealth.
Naomi is known for her inspirational, dynamic speaking to healthcare, associations, corporations and Christian Ministries. She is the author of three inspirational books, The Gift of Family – A Legacy of Love, More Beautiful Than Diamonds – The Gift of Friendship, and My Father’s Hand – A Daughter’s Reflections on a Father’s Wisdom and has co-authored Speaking Secrets of the Masters, Meditations for the Road Warrior and many other multi-authored books including many of the Chicken Soup for the Soul Series. She has also authored many CD/Video/DVD products, including Marriage: A Celebration of Unity and Uniqueness and is a leader/speaker at the Annual Staff Appreciation Seminar in Hawaii.
Peter J Williams
Principal of Tyndale House Cambridge, UK
Peter J. Williams is the Principal of Tyndale House, Cambridge, a world-leading institute for research of the Bible. He received his MA, MPhil, and PhD from the University of Cambridge in the study of ancient languages related to the Bible. Formerly a Senior Lecturer in New Testament at the University of Aberdeen, he now teaches Hebrew in the University of Cambridge. He is a member of the Translation Oversight Committee of the English Standard Version (esv.org) and is Chair of the International Greek New Testament Project (igntp.org). Having written and edited several technical books, his first readable book was published with Crossway at the end of November, entitled, Can We Trust the Gospels? He is married to Kathryn and they have two children. In the summer he leads a beach mission in France.