Dr. John Bechtle majored in New Testament studies at Talbot Seminary, then completed a Doctor of Ministry degree from Western Conservative Baptist Seminary. His doctoral program focused on New Testament Greek with an emphasis on educational psychology. As part of the program, he wrote a self-teaching textbook for beginning Greek, Greek Behind the Professor's Back. Since then, he has taken opportunities to study and teach with Walk Thru the Bible, The Telos Institute International, Arizona College of the Bible, and several other Bible colleges and seminaries. His writing projects have included contributions to the Complete Biblical Library project and the Holman Bible Commentary. He has also developed the Ezra Project, a website with resources to help Christians gain access to the riches of the Greek New Testament. His grasp of Hebrew and Greek has afforded him numerous ministry opportunities in local churches, as well as in Austria and Japan.