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Dr. John Bechtle

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Adjunct Professor

Phone: (317) ***-****  HQ Phone
Crossroads Bible College
601 N. Shortridge Rd.
Indianapolis , Indiana 46219
United States


Employment History

  • Director
    The Telos Institute International
  • Professor of New Testament, Registrar, and Vice President of Academic Affairs for 26 Years
    Arizona College of the Bible
  • Professor and Administrator
    Arizona College of the Bible
  • Professor, Registrar and Academic Dean
    Arizona College of the Bible
  • Director, Academic Dean and Professor of Bible and Greek
    The Telos Institute
  • Instructor
    Verity Institute
  • Ezra Project


  • New Testament
    Talbot Seminary
  • Doctor of Ministry degree
    Western Conservative Baptist Seminary
  • M. Div.
    Talbot Theological Seminary
  • B.A. , Bible and Pastoral Studies
    Arizona Bible College
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Web References
Verity Institute | Vocational Training | Bible Certificate, 22 Nov 2011 [cached]
Dr. John Bechtle Bible Certificate Instructor: Dr. John Bechtle
Dr. John Bechtle earned a Master of Divinity from Talbot Seminary (1972) and a Doctor of Ministry degree from Western Conservative Baptist Seminary (1979). He currently serves as Director of The Telos Institute International. Before coming to Telos, he spent over 25 years as professor, registrar and academic dean at Arizona College of the Bible. He was featured speaker on a daily Bible study radio program for 17 years, and has written a beginning Greek textbook, the commentary on the Johannine Epistles and Jude for the Complete Biblical Library, and the verse-by-verse commentary on Proverbs in the Holman Bible Commentary. He and his wife Peggy live in Indianapolis, Indiana and are delighted to have three grown children and two grandchildren.
For additional information, e-mail Dr. John Bechtle at or call Verity Institute at 866.9VERITY.
The Ezra Project -- Gateway to New Testament Greek, 10 Feb 2009 [cached]
The author and developer of the Ezra Project is Dr. John Bechtle.Dr. Bechtle holds a B.A. in Bible and Pastoral Studies from Arizona Bible College, an M. Div. in New Testament from Talbot Theological Seminary, and a D. Min. from Western Conservative Baptist Seminary.He was professor of New Testament, Registrar, and Vice President of Academic Affairs for 26 years at Arizona College of the Bible.He has also taught Greek and church history for extension classes of Western Conservative Baptist Seminary, Talbot Seminary, Phoenix Seminary, and Southwestern College.He has presented radio Bible studies for over 15 years, and has written both popular articles for Moody Monthly and various other publications, and scholarly commentaries and word studies for The Complete Biblical Library.He currently serves as director of The Telos Institute International, a distance learning college program in Indianapolis, Indiana.
About Us, 10 Feb 2009 [cached]
It is a ministry project developed by Dr. John Bechtle, an experienced professor and writer who has spent several decades helping people understand the Scriptures.
Dr. John Bechtle first learned Greek as a Bible college student back in 1967-8.
Dr. Bechtle majored in New Testament 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 and its application to the learning of ancient languages. As part of the program, he wrote a self-teaching textbook for beginning Greek, Greek Behind the Prof's Back.
He served as a professor and administrator at Arizona College of the Bible from 1972 to 1997, teaching Greek, Bible, and other related subjects. He has also taught Greek and church history as an adjunct instructor for extensions of Talbot Seminary, Pacific Christian College graduate school, Western Conservative Baptist Seminary, and Phoenix Seminary.
John also spent over a year as an instructor of the Old Testament Walk Thru the Bible Seminar, as well as producing a daily Bible study radio program for the college.
Dr. Bechtle has been involved in writing projects, both scholarly and popular. He did the research for the verse-by-verse commentary on Proverbs in the Holman Old Testament Commentary series edited by Dr. Max Anders. He also participated in the Complete Biblical Library project, contributing Greek and Hebrew word studies and writing the commentary on 1 John-Jude.
For the last few years, he has served as Director of the Telos Institute International, a college-level distance learning program serving home school families. He also serves as elder, teaches adult Sunday School, and participates in the music ministry of his local church in Indianapolis, Indiana.
INTERaction, 18 Dec 2004 [cached]
Dr. John Bechtle, Telos Institute
Verity Education :: Summer Semester 2004, 25 Sept 2003 [cached]
Dr. John Bechtle - Director of The Telos Institute, with nearly thirty years of experience as an academic dean and professor of Bible and Greek.
BIBL 104 Old Testament Survey (3 semester hours) - Dr. John Bechtle
BIBL 106 New Testament Survey (3 semester hours) - Dr. John Bechtle
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