Before coming to serve at Southwestern, Dr. Benware was on the faculty of the Los Angeles Baptist College (now the Master’s College), and on the faculty of the Moody Bible Institute in Chicago. Following his years at MBI, he taught in the School of Biblical Studies at Philadelphia Biblical University. Throughout his years of teaching in the college classroom, he has continued his involvement in several local churches, often holding pastoral or staff positions. This local church involvement reflects his conviction that the local church is primary in doing Christ’s work in the world today.
Dr. Benware has written seven books including Understanding End Times Prophecy, The Believer’s Payday, surveys of both the Old and New Testaments, and a newly published commentary on the Book of Daniel. He has also contributed to several other books and has published articles in several journals and magazines.
He holds the B.A. degree from the Los Angeles Baptist College, Th.M. degree from Dallas Theological Seminary and a Th.D. degree from Grace Theological Seminary.
Dr. Benware lives with his wife, Anne, in Litchfield Park, Arizona. They have four children and six grandchildren.