Bro. Barry Burton is a layman from central Texas that published a very useful book titled “Let’s Weigh the Evidence” that challenges the Christian to reconsider his use of modern Bible versions. “Evidence” has been instrumental in both bringing people to an understanding of the King James Bible issue and in strengthening the faith of those that already believed in the KJB but had questions. You can find him on Facebook.
Dr. Samuel Gipp
Dr. Sam Gipp is a former pastor, an evangelist, teacher, author and Bible conference speaker. He has the unique ability to digest large amounts of information and then present it in an analytical, understandable, format. His humorous, informative and forceful preaching style make him popular with all ages and keeps him in demand as a Revivalist and Bible conference speaker. He has authored numerous books on the subject of the King James Bible and other versions. His materials are available through Daystar Publishing. Dr. Gipp is a highly sought-after speaker, and has recently produced a series of apologetic videos titled “What’s The Big Deal?”
Dr. William P. Grady
Dr. William P. (Bill) Grady was born and reared in New York City as a strict Roman Catholic. After attending the University of Delaware and Goldey Beacom Business College, he sold office equipment for three years before entering the airline industry as a marketing representative for British Airways.
Dr. Grady was saved and baptized in 1974 at the historic Marcus Hook Baptist Church in Lynwood, Pennsylvania, and called to preach later that year.
Having studied at Calvary Bible Institute and Philadelphia College of Bible, he enrolled in Hyles-Anderson College, earning a B.S. in Pastoral Theology and an M.Ed. in Christian Education. He received a D.D. from Anchor Baptist Bible College, and holds a Th.M. in English Bible from Baptist International School of Theology, and a Ph.D. in History from Baptist International Seminary.
He founded and pastored the Kootenai County Baptist Church in Post Falls, Idaho, from 1981 to 1986, at which time he returned to Hyles-Anderson College as a faculty member, continuing in that position through 1996. He then went into full time evangelism, speaking in more than 500 churches over the next ten years.
He is a board member of the Baptist History Preservation Society of Rockwell, North Carolina.
Dr. Grady is also the author of four best-selling reference works: Final Authority, What Hath God Wrought, How Satan Turned America Against God and Given by Inspiration. Distributed by Ingram Books, these titles have generated twenty-eight printings to date. Dr. Grady’s third book has maintained a five star review at Barnes & Noble and was featured in USA Today, with the Afterword written by the esteemed Jewish physicist, Sam Cohen, “Father of the Neutron Bomb”.
In the fall of 2006, while pursuing further studies at the University of Tennessee, Dr. Grady was called to the Flint, Michigan, area to start the Macedonia Baptist Church in Swartz Creek.
Edward F. Hills
(From Wikipedia) Edward Freer Hills (1912–1981) was an American Presbyterian scholar, perhaps the greatest 20th Century Traditional (“Byzantine”) Text, and Received Text defender. Dr. Hills integrates his theological perspective alongside New Testament criticism. Reading Dean John William Burgon inspired Dr. Hills to approach textual criticism from a “logic of faith” (1952 is the year that Dr. Hills made a definite commitment to this view). As to the relationship of the King James Bible to the Received Text, Hills wrote “the King James Version ought to be regarded not merely as a translation of the Textus Receptus but also as an independent variety of the Textus Receptus.”
Bro. Will Kinney is a long-time defender of the King James Bible, and is well-known on internet message boards and forums by his username “Brandplucked.” Bro. Kinney has an array of articles available at his website, many of which may be of use to a defender of the King James Bible.
Note: Bro. Kinney is a Calvinist, so some of his articles are more in line with that theology. Overall, his KJB defense material is exceptional.
Dr. Al Lacy has been serving the Lord in full-time ministry since 1961. He pastored until 1972 when he answered the call to full-time evangelism. While he has become a highly sought-after speaker, traveling all over the world preaching the Gospel, it is for his expertise and defense of the King James Bible that he has become best known. For more than thirty years Dr. Lacy has passionately championed the cause of a perfect King James Bible while opposing the modern translations of the New Age movement.
Dr. David Peacock
David Peacock trusted Jesus Christ as his personal Saviour at the age of seven, when he was led to the Lord by his father, Ben Peacock, a Baptist Pastor and Evangelist. In March of 1992, Dr. Peacock founded and began pastoring the church while a Lieutenant with the Jacksonville Sheriff’s office. He served as a policeman with a combined total of 3 years with both the Atlantic Beach and St. Augustine departments, and after 17 years of service with Jacksonville and the rank of Captain, the Lord led him to leave to continue his full-time Pastoring of the church.
Dr. Peacock is also the president of The Bible Doctrines Institute, a distance correspondence course designed to teach the Bible Believer how to Rightly Divide and understand the Scriptures. Dr. Peacock served as the Vice President of Blue Ridge Bible Institute while Dr. Lince was living and helped establish Bible institutes with Dr. Lince in the Philippines and Romania. It is Dr. Peacock’s desire to carry on with what Dr. Lince started.
Dr. Gail Riplinger
G.A. Riplinger has B.A., M.A., and M.F.A. degrees and has done additional postgraduate study at Harvard and Cornell Universities. As a university professor, the author taught seventeen different courses, authored six college textbooks and was selected for the Honor Society’s teaching award and membership in a national Education Honorary. The seventh textbook, New Age Bible Versions, is an international best seller and for it the author was honored with a Doctorate from the College of the nation’s largest church. The author is in several editions of Who’s Who, and was invited to be a member of President’s Reagan’s Citizen Ambassador Program as a representative to Russia. (Ps. 62:9, Luke 16:15, 1 Cor. 2:5)
Dr. Sightler graduated from Furman University in 1959 with a B.S. in Chemistry, and from Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine in 1968, having obtained an M.S. in Biochemistry in 1966. He was an intern in Pediatrics at Duke Hospital and took his residency at the Johns Hopkins Hospital and at the Boston Floating Hospital for infants and children, now known as Tufts-New England Medical Center. He served in the U.S. Army Medical Corps as a Pediatrician from 1970 to 1972. He is Board Certified in Pediatrics and has been in private solo practice in Greenville, SC since 1973. He has taught General Biblical Introduction and Baptist History at Tabernacle Baptist College since 1990.
Dr. Douglas Stauffer
Dr. Douglas D. Stauffer was born in Huntsville, Alabama. He was saved at the age of twenty while a member of the Air Force, stationed in Florida. Upon his honorable discharge, he was awarded the Air Force Commendation Medal for meritorious service and returned to his home in Pennsylvania.
After graduating from The Pennsylvania State University with a B.S. degree in Accounting, he began attending Bible college in Alabama. The Lord dealt with him about preaching during his first semester; whereupon, he dedicated himself to preaching in rescue missions, juvenile detention centers, nursing homes, jails, and prisons. In addition, he had a radio broadcast three times a week. He graduated with a B.A. in Bible and was ordained.
While attending Bible college, Dr. Stauffer passed the CPA exam. He then worked as Controller of several organizations. In 1994, he gave up his work as C.F.O. of a multi-million dollar company along with managing his own firm when God began dealing with him about dedicating his time more fully to the ministry. Since that time, he has earned his Th. M. in Theology and Ph. D. in Religion.
Dr. Stauffer currently serves as president of Key of Knowledge Ministries. He has thousands of hours teaching experience, ten years serving in pastoral ministries, and has authored several books. Each of these books, as taught by Dr. Stauffer, has been produced into cable television segments. One of Dr. Stauffer’s most recent projects included his participation as consulting editor for Oxford University Press, Inc. Many of his writings have been published in Christian magazines, journals and periodicals.
In 2004, Dr. Stauffer was the featured speaker on national and international radio broadcasts. The radio programs were heard on over 100 stations in the continental U.S., as well as, Russia, Europe, Central and South America, Asia, Australia, and India.
Laurence M. Vance is an author, a publisher, a lecturer, a freelance writer, the editor of the Classic Reprints series, and the director of the Francis Wayland Institute. He holds degrees in history, theology, accounting, and economics. The author of twenty-two books, he has contributed over 500 articles and book reviews to both secular and religious periodicals.
Vance’s writings have appeared in a diverse group of publications including the Ancient Baptist Journal, Bible Editions & Versions, Campaign for Liberty, LewRockwell.com, the Independent Review, the Free Market, Liberty, Chronicles, the Journal of Libertarian Studies, the Journal of the Grace Evangelical Society, the Review of Biblical Literature, Freedom Daily, and the New American. His writing interests include economics, taxation, politics, government spending and corruption, theology, English Bible history, Greek grammar, and the folly of war.
He is a regular columnist, blogger, and book reviewer for LewRockwell.com, and also writes a column for the Future of Freedom Foundation. Vance is a member of the Society of Biblical Literature, the Grace Evangelical Society,and the International Society of Bible Collectors, and is a policy adviser of the Future of Freedom Foundation and an associated scholar of the Ludwig von Mises Institute.