Adult Bible Studies Author & Presenters Page - Summer Quarter

Student Book Writer

Robert (Bob) P. Gardner is a retired minister in The United Methodist Church. He spent 41 years (34 in the Memphis Annual Conference) as a full-time elder. He attended Vanderbilt University and Oral Roberts University School of Theology and Missions.

Bob enjoys exercising, occasionally watching human interest movies, and teaching a monthly adult Sunday school class at First United Methodist church in Murray, Kentucky. He and his wife, Jackie, are now empty-nesters but have a blended family of six children and three grandchildren.

Teacher Book Writer

 Martha Myre has a ministry of teaching and writing. Her background is diverse, with a degree from Vanderbilt University in molecular
biology, as well as the more usual degrees from Perkins School of Theology (MTS) and Southern Methodist University (Ph.D. in Hebrew Bible).

Martha enjoys music, and reading, and she has three adult children. You can reach Martha at

DVD Presenters

 Carol Cavin-Dillon serves a senior pastor of West End United Methodist Church, Nashville, TN. She previously served Christ United Methodist Church, Franklin, Tennessee as associate and then senior pastor. She has also served at Brentwood United Methodist Church, Brentwood, Tennessee. She holds degrees from Duke University and Candler School of Theology at Emory University. She and her husband David are parents of son, Tate, and daughter, Martha.

David A. deSilva is Trustees' Distinguished Professer of New Testament and Greek at Ashland Theological Seminary and is an ordained elder in the United Methodist Church. The author of over 25 books, Dr. deSilva is also a gifted musician, having served as an organist and choir director in the church setting since his undergraduated years. He holds an undergraduate degree from Princenton University, a Mastor of Divinity degree from Princeton Theological Seminary, and a PhD from Emory University. He and his wife, Donna Jean, have three sones.

 Brian O. Sigmon is acquisitions editor at the United Methodist Publishing House, where he edits books, Bible studies, and official resources for The United Methodist Church. He has a PhD in Old Testament Studies from Marquette University. Brian finds great joy in thinking deeply about the Christian faith and helping people of all backgrounds deepen their understanding of Scriptures. Brian lives in Kingston Springs, Tennessee with his wife Amy and their three children.