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OBU to Host Winter Bible Study Clinic

October 7, 2013

The clinic, featuring Paul's letter to the Colossians, is designed to assist pastors, preachers and laymen preparing to teach from the book of Colossians as a series, a winter bible study emphasis, or for personal spiritual growth.

"Both clinicians are passionate for God's Word and for preaching," Dale Griffin, OBU dean of spiritual life, said. "These professors will provide excellent guidance that unpacks the selected passages of scripture in powerful ways for the seasoned minister and for the individual approaching the challenge of teaching scripture for the first time."

Bandy is a Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary graduate with ministry experience as pastor, student pastor and children's pastor. He has written several journal articles, most recently "The Layers of the Apocalypse: A Holistic Approach to Revelation's Structure," published in the Journal for the Study of the New Testament. He is the author of the book "The Prophetic Lawsuit in Revelation" and is currently writing "The Theology of Revelation" to be published by Zondervan.Bandy joined the Herschel H. Hobbs College of Theology and Ministry faculty as the Rowena R. Strickland assistant professor of New Testament in the fall of 2009. Before arriving at OBU, Bandy served as assistant director of doctoral studies for Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary. Prior to that he was an assistant professor of Christian studies at Louisiana College and served as an adjunct professor for Liberty University Online.

Pace joined the Hobbs College of Theology and Ministry as the Jewell and Joe L. Huitt assistant professor of applied ministry in 2009. He was named the Reverend A.E. and Dora Johnson Hughes Chair of Christian Ministry in 2011. Pace earned a bachelor's degree in accounting from North Carolina State University in 1997. He completed a master of divinity degree from Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary in 2002 and earned a Ph.D. in applied theology from the seminary in 2007.

Pace served for more than a decade as a student pastor, associate pastor of doctrine and, most recently, as teaching pastor and administrator at First Baptist Church of Daytona Beach, Fla. He previously served as a corporate accountant and in the private sector as a business manager.

There is no charge for the clinic, and no advanced registration is required. An on-campus lunch will be available for $8, which may be paid at the door.

For more information about the event, contact Griffin in the Spiritual Life Office at 405-585-5700 or email