John Himes is a professor of Ancient Languages, Bible, and Bible Translation at Baptist College of Ministry and Baptist Theological Seminary. Before joining the faculty at BCM and BTS, John and his wife Patty served the Lord in Japan for 33 years. John enjoys playing games with his family and collecting baseball cards. He is trained in and practices several Asian methods of self-defense. His greatest burden in the ministry is missions, especially in the area of Bible translation. He truly enjoys teaching all of his missions and translation classes, sharing with the students his burden for fulfilling the Great Commission.