[Note: This biography is edited from the extended biography.]
For the past thirteen years, Bob Young has worked in mission and ministry efforts that focus on developing healthy churches, developing biblical leaders, evangelism and discipleship training, and congregational transitions. He has traveled to Latin America frequently (six to eight times in some years), spending 2-3 weeks on each trip, visiting mission points, encouraging churches and Christians, and presenting conferences and seminars. He also works with Hispanic churches in the US and is frequently invited to preach and teach in English-speaking churches.
Early in 2010, Bob concluded a second tenure as preaching minister for the Main and Oklahoma Church of Christ in McAlester, Oklahoma (2002-2004, 2007-2010). He served as director of Graduate Bible (now School of Theology) at Oklahoma Christian University from 2004 to 2007. He maintains a website (www.bobyoungresources.com) that provides ministry and mission resources in English and Spanish. He also maintains a YouTube channel -- "Bob Young Ministry and Missions." He speaks in seminars, lectureships, and special series; assists with interim ministries; and is involved in various mission efforts. His most recent books include six volumes in a set of Bible Study Guides and a New Testament devotional reading guide, Dwelling in the Word. He has also authored a book on evangelism in Spanish.
From 1995 to 2002, he served at Ohio Valley University as professor of Bible, Bible program director, and executive vice-president. At OVU, he led a number of student mission campaigns, both domestic and foreign. He was named to Who's Who Among America's Teachers in 1998, 1999, and 2007. He was named to the 10th edition of American Scholars in 2000.
He served as a minister in churches of Christ in Kansas, Arkansas, Oklahoma, Michigan, and West Virginia for over 40 years, and his in-person ministry in preaching and teaching over 55 years has extended to 26 states and 18 countries. The outreach of his online ministry is beyond measure.
He was a charter member of the American Association of Christian Counselors and maintains a limited involvement in counseling. He is certified in oncology chaplaincy and small groups ministry. He has been involved in several prison ministries.
He holds BA and MA degrees from Oklahoma Christian and earned his DMin at Abilene Christian University with an emphasis in preaching and leadership cohesion. He earned minors in Greek and Biblical Languages. His doctoral thesis focused on team building and intervention for church leadership groups. He frequently writes about evangelism, discipleship, church leadership, team dynamics, church culture, missional growth, and mission work. He continues to produce study materials in Spanish for mission churches.
[This is a briefer biography, adapted for use in printed materials.]
After spending more than 25 years in pulpit ministry, Bob served in Christian higher education for a dozen years. He served as Bible professor and executive vice-president at Ohio Valley University and as director of the graduate Bible program at Oklahoma Christian. In his retirement, he remains very active as a missionary, author, and speaker, maintaining a full schedule with churches in the US and across Latin America where he is actively involved in a dozen nations. He is editor and translator of a Spanish evangelism series with more than 50,000 lessons in print. In 2020 his devotional reading guide for the New Testament, Dwelling in the Word was published. He continues work on a series of Bible Study Guides; volumes completed include Second Corinthians, Paul's Early Letters, Paul's Prison Letters, Paul's Pastoral Letters, Hebrews, and the General Letters. He has published a book in Spanish, Evangelismo: Equipando y Energizado a la Iglesia (Evangelism: Equipping and Energizing the Church). He has also published three monographs (How to Read the Bible as Theology, A Simple Model for Bible Exegesis, and How to Move from the Biblical Text to Sermon), available in both English and Spanish. His website (bobyoungresources.com) provides links to videos, audios, and written materials. His YouTube channel can be found at "Bob Young Ministry and Missions."
Biografía de Bob Young
Después de más de 25 años de ministrar y predicar en iglesias locales, Bob comenzó a trabajar en la educación superior cristiana. Sirvió como profesor de estudios bíblicos y vicepresidente ejecutivo en la Universidad Ohio Valley, y como director del programa bíblico posgrado en la Universidad Oklahoma Christian. En su jubilación, sirve como misionero, autor y orador, manteniendo un horario completo con iglesias en los Estados Unidos y en América Latina, donde participa activamente en una docena de países. Es editor y traductor de una serie de evangelización (en español) con más de 50.000 lecciones impresas. Su publicación más reciente es una guía de lectura devocional del Nuevo Testamento, Dwelling in the Word (en inglés). Ha publicado un libro en español, Evangelismo: Equipando y Energizado a la Iglesia . Ha publicado tres monografías (Cómo leer la Biblia como teología, Un modelo simple para la exégesis bíblica, y Cómo moverse del texto bíblico al sermón. Su sitio (www.bobyoungresources.com) proporciona enlaces a videos, audios y materiales escritos. Su canal de YouTube se puede encontrar en "Bob Young Ministry and Missions".