Ministry in Restricted Contexts

In this episode, Dr. Darrell L. Bock, David Semmelbeck, Lawrence Nees, and John and Natalie McLaughlin discuss the ministry of BEE World, focusing on work in restricted areas and closed countries.

About the Contributors

Darrell L. Bock

Dr. Bock has earned recognition as a Humboldt Scholar (Tübingen University in Germany), is the author of over 40 books, including well-regarded commentaries on Luke and Acts and studies of the historical Jesus, and work in cultural engagement as host of the seminary’s Table Podcasts. He was president of the Evangelical Theological Society (ETS) from 2000–2001, served as a consulting editor for Christianity Today, and serves on the boards of Wheaton College and Chosen People Ministries. His articles appear in leading publications. He is often an expert for the media on NT issues. Dr. Bock has been a New York Times best-selling author in nonfiction and is elder emeritus at Trinity Fellowship Church in Dallas. When traveling overseas, he will tune into the current game involving his favorite teams from Houston—live—even in the wee hours of the morning. Married for over 40 years to Sally, he is a proud father of two daughters and a son and is also a grandfather.

David Semmelbeck

Dave Semmelbeck is the president of BEE World, an organization that exists to provide biblical training to those in counties where access to biblical training is limited. Dave left his role as a pastor in the United States to join BBE World, where he has served for over a decade.

John McLaughlin

John McLaughlin serves on the staff of BEE World. Before joining BEE World, John worked with Athletes in Action, where he was responsible for AIA baseball internationally. John earned his Masters in Biblical Studies from Dallas Theological Seminary in 2010.

Lawrence Nees

Lawrence Nees serves as a facilitator for BEE World. Lawrence has earned multiple degrees from Dallas Theological Seminary, completing his Masters in Theology in 1976 and his Doctor of Ministry in 1998.

Natalie McLaughlin

Natalie McLaughlin has been involved with women’s ministry in a number of different roles. She was previously on staff with Athletes in Action and now serves with BEE World. She is currently a student at Dallas Theological Seminary.