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A Little Biography and Personal History
about Corey

I have had a few people ask what is my background and personal history. Some have wondered what are my qualifications to put together a Web site that attempts to teach the basics of New Testament Greek. I hope the following few words help to explain this.

First and foremost, I am a Christian who loves and treasures the Word of God (Job 23:12b). I believe it is the very inspired breath of God and profits us as we breath it in (2 Timothy 3:16). It is our very food and daily supply (Matt. 4:4). Our goal in studying the Bible is to know the Author; if we only know the black and white pages, our efforts are in vain (John 5:39). The Bible that was inspired was written in Hebrew and Greek, not English (not to discount our Sovereign Lord’s hand over various translations).

I believe it was for these reasons that the Lord put it on my heart to be able to read His Word in the language in which it was written. So after high school, I went to the University of Washington with the intention of graduating in Classics and then continuing on to Seminary. In my time at the UW, I studied two years of Latin and three years of the Classical Greek language, not to count many Latin and Greek history classes. I also worked into my curriculum some upper division Koine Greek by taking a class at Seattle Pacific University. During this time I also felt led to study Business and Computers. So in 1984 I graduated from the UW with two bachelors degrees, one in Classical Studies and one in Business with a concentration in Information Systems. A couple years later I went to Western Washington University and picked up another bachelors degree in Computer Science/Business. I have more recently finished my Masters degree in Theology at Fuller Theological Seminary, and a Master of Science degree in Computer Information Systems (concentrating in computer security) at Nova Southeastern University.

Since that time, I have continued to teach Greek courses to various groups of people, both in a small, private Christian High School and adult courses where I fellowship. From 1999 to 2005, I have taught beginning and intermediate Greek at Southwestern Bible College in Phoenix, Arizona. I have used various first and second year Greek Grammar books (supplemented with my own material), based upon the needs/goals of the class. (If you really want to learn Greek, teach it for a few years!) I have quite a library of Greek grammar books and technical commentaries which I read/consult quite often.

At one time I set out to write a book teaching various aspect of New Testament Greek, which would have included some of the information that I have posted on this website. My fulltime work, teaching, PhD research, and being involved in church-life and ministry keeps me too busy to be able to seriously devote the time needed for such an endeavor as writing. (The reason I felt the need to write a book is along the lines that I explain in the "Introduction" of our presentation of Greek on this website.) This outlet of the Internet helps give an outlet for my desire to enable the common seeker of God’s Word to use the original language to dig out riches not able to be found in a translation alone. However, a recent book by William Mounce, "Greek for the Rest of Us" (seen at may perform a large part of the function that I originally set out to accomplish.

I hope this brief history helps you to understand my background, qualifications, and my heart in presenting the information contained in these pages. I welcome inquires or questions, however I am not always able to answer in a timely fashion due to all the demands on my time.

The Lord bless you as you endeavor to know Him and His Word. "He who testifies to these things says, ‘Surely I am coming quickly.’ Amen. Even so, come, Lord Jesus! The grace of our Lord Jesus Christ be with you all. Amen." (Rev. 22:20-21)

Please be aware that I am usually not able to answer questions very readily, and sometimes not at all. I feel your questions are valid and important, but my life doesn't usually afford me the time to answer too many emails. If you want to contact me you can at Please see the page on Questions and Answers for other resources.


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