J. Michael Thigpen, Executive Director

Educational Background

  • B.A. Religious Studies, The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
  • M.Div. Columbia International University
  • M.Phil. Hebrew Union College-Jewish Institute of Religion
  • Ph.D. Hebrew Union College-Jewish Institute of Religion

Select Publications

"Lord of All the Earth: Yahweh and Baal in Joshua 3." Trinity Journal 27 (2006): 245-254.
iVocab Biblical Greek 2.0: Vocabulary for Six Beginning Grammars. with David Hoffeditz. Grand Rapids, Kregel, 2008.
iVocab Biblical Hebrew 2.0: Vocabulary for Eight Beginning Grammars. Grand Rapids: Kregel, 2008.
iVocab Biblical Greek: Advanced Vocabulary by Frequency. with David Hoffeditz. Grand Rapids: Kregel, 2009.
iVocab Biblical Hebrew: Advanced Vocabulary by Frequency. Grand Rapids: Kregel, 2009.
iVocab Syriac. with George A. Kiraz. Grand Rapids/Piscataway: Kregel/Gorgias, 2010.

About Dr. Thigpen

Before beginning his academic career, Dr. Thigpen served as an eBusiness Senior Project Manager and Call Center Operations Manager for US Bank. Prior to his appointment as Executive Director in 2009, he taught Old Testament and Hebrew at the undergraduate level. In addition to working with the Society, Dr. Thigpen serves as adjunct faculty for the Southern Baptist Theological Seminary and is a pastor at Sojourn Community Church in Louisville, Kentucky.

Dr. Thigpen is married to Bonnie, and they have two daughters, Abigail and Hannah.