Rev. Dr. Gary Staats
Rev. Dr. Gary Staats is retired as the Gale and Harriette Ritz Professor of Old Testament at Winebrenner Theological Seminary, where he has taught since 1999. His areas of interest are Hebrew and Biblical Studies, with a goal of seeing Jesus Christ revealed in the Scriptures.
In his academic background, he has a B.A. from Southeastern Bible College (1963), a Th.M. from Dallas Theological Seminary (1967) where he majored in New Testament Greek, a Th.D. from Dallas Theological Seminary (1971) where he majored in English Bible, a M.A. from Dropsie College (1983) where he majored in Hebrew Bible, and his Ph.D. from New York University (1989) where he majored in Hebrew Bible and Ancient Near Eastern Languages. He has an Honorary D. Sac. Litt. (Doctor of Sacred Literature).
Many of Dr. Staats' 50+ ebooks are available on Google Books, and Logos/FaithLife. He also has a number of audio recordings on Biblical Hebrew and Greek grammars, Youtube, Winebrenner Seminary Channel videos, and on his commentaries and other works, available on this website.
Dr. Staats enjoys memorizing classic passages from the Hebrew Old Testament. He has memorized most of the Messianic texts and other classic texts in the Hebrew.
He is an American Baptist minister and has taught and pastored for over 40 years. He is married to Janet L. Staats, who supports him in every area of life and ministry. His hobbies include walking and reading the Bible and other books with his wife Janet. His real passion as a teacher is that students can grow in their knowledge of the Bible and in their devotion to Jesus Christ, and to pass on to others what they have learned.