Don R. Camp

Don Camp

Don Camp is a pastor, high school teacher, and lifelong student of the Bible.  He began as a student of the Bible in high school Bible classes at Northwest Christian High School in Spokane, Washington, then studied Bible and Greek during the 60s at Warner Pacific College in Portland, Oregon. He completed his undergraduate studies and  received a B.A. in English in 1969 from Portland State University. Following graduation he  taught Language Arts in public schools in Oregon then in 1987 returned to school to earn an M.Div.  from Western Baptist Seminary in 1990. For the next twelve years he pastored a church in Eastern Oregon.

In 2002 he moved to the Washington coast where he taught high school and served as Associate Pastor at Faith Community Church in Ocean Shores. In 2005 and for the next nine years, the author taught high school Language Arts, World History, Old Testament, Christianity, and photography at Northwest Christian High School in Lacey, Washington.

It was as a Bible teacher at NCHS that he realized the need for curricula that was both challenging and accessible to students. He began  writing a handbook/textbook on the Gospel of Matthew and the research for a second book on the history of Christianity.

In 2014 the author and his wife moved to India where he taught Survey of the New Testament, Historical Theology, and Language and Rhetoric at Metro Delhi International School in New Delhi. While in India he met and talked with Indian Christians and pastors from the Mar Thoma churches of India and began to realize that the history of Christinity as he had been taught and as it is taught in the West largely ignored the tremendous advances and vitality of the church in the East. That experience provided additional background for the forthcoming book on the history of Christianity for students.

Presently the author resides in Lacey, Washington, with his wife. He spends his time writing, teaching high school, and serving as a layman in a Christian and Missionary Alliance church.