Who We Are
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- Co-Founder, President & Director
Newton Isaac “Ike”
Tennison received his B.A. degree (Greek major and Religion minor) from Baylor
University and his M.A. and Ph.D. degrees (Classical Languages and Literature)
from the University of Texas at Austin. He
has over 19 years of college teaching experience (the University of Texas at
Austin, Austin College in Sherman, Texas, Dallas Baptist College, and, the
University of Texas at Arlington); 14 years of pastoral experience (6 years for
the Joppa Baptist Church in Burnet County, Texas, and 8 years for the First
Presbyterian Church in Hamilton, Texas); 17 years of federal program experience
in programs authorized by the Comprehensive Employment and Training Act and the
Job Training Partnership Act; 12 years as a Consultant primarily for employment
and training programs at the local, state, and national levels; 8 years in
executive positions (Director of Planning and Administrative Services, Fiscal
Officer, Dean, Executive Director, Chief Administrative Officer); and, 12 years
as a Trustee, Director, and/or Officer of non-profit corporations.
Tennison has written plans, proposals, and policies at the local, state,
and national levels and has published articles in several publications.
He is currently President of the Biblical Heritage Center, Inc.
Myers - Co-Founder, Vice President & Director
James Edgar “Jim” Myers, Jr. graduated from the School of Banking of
Louisiana State University and worked in banking, investment, and
financial consulting. He was President of the Believer’s Word Center, Inc., which he founded in 1981.
In addition to conducting meetings and study sessions in many places and
being Publisher and Editor-in-Chief of several periodicals (Through
Their Eyes, Discovering the Bible,
Understanding Your Belief System, Teshuvah,
The Biblical Analyst, and The
Informed Believer), Jim took the time to study Hebrew, Greek, and
Linguistics at the University of Texas at Arlington and the Summer Institute of
Linguistics. He received his
diploma and ordination from the Word of Faith World Outreach Center.
He then received the Th.D. degree (Biblical Studies) and the Ph.D. degree
(Biblical Linguistics) from the Logos University Graduate School.
Jim served as Adjunct Professor of Victory Christian University.
He co-founded the Center for Biblical Analysis, the research and
educational division of the Believer’s Word Center, Inc. The work of the
Center for Biblical Analysis included research, analysis, and study of the texts
of the Scriptures. Jim developed
the Linguistic Method for Biblical Analysis and the Biblical Analyst
Certification Program. He has
written many articles for the publications listed above and others as well. Jim, who currently serves as Vice President of the Biblical
Heritage Center, Inc., designed and manages this web site. Read
about Jim's journey.
- Secretary-Treasurer & Director
Susan is Jim's wife and Secretary-Treasurer of the Biblical Heritage Center. She
was a co-founder of the Believer's Word Center and the Biblical Heritage
Jeff was teaching a
class at the Jewish Community Center in Dallas, Texas and Jim enrolled in his
class. He served as the rabbi of
Congregation Beth Torah in
Richardson, Texas for sixteen years prior to becoming the rabbi for Congregation
Beth El Binah in Dallas. Rabbi Leynor is also a police chaplain with the
Plano Police Department and a bereavement coordinator and chaplain at Century
Hospice in Dallas. In addition he is a registered suicide intervention trainer
for the military and police.
Rabbi Leynor received his education from Rutgers University and The Jewish
Theological Seminary in New York. He has been studying and working with Jim
Myers since 1990. Jeff has written articles for Discovering the
Bible and The Informed Believer.
Articles about Rabbi Leynor - Jeffrey
Leynor: Losing Weight, Changing Direction;
Rabbi Finds Hope in Tragic Loss
& Before Rabbi Leynor Became a Rabbi.
in health education and promotion, as well as marketing. He has
helped BHC's work in many different areas. Rick is an important advisor to
In addition to those above, BHC works with an expanding network of scholars and
independent researchers from which it draws much of this information.
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