Rick Cornish is a former Marine Officer with an earned doctorate degree from Denver Seminary as well as a masters degree in Greek and history from the University of Nebraska.
He has experience as a pastor in the U.S., and is the founder of “Teaching Truth International.” Rick teaches systematic theology, New Testament, and church history at several international universities and pastoral training centers, and previously served as U.S. Director and teacher of New Testament and systematic theology at Donetsk Christian University in Ukraine.
He has authored three books that have been published in several other languages: 5 Minute Theologian, 5 Minute Apologist, and 5 Minute Church Historian, all published by NavPress.
Rick met his wife Tracy through Youth for Christ, and were married in 1974. During their years in ministry she has been active with youth ministry, women’s ministry, and music. She is currently the assistant to the women’s ministry director at Bethlehem Baptist Church in Minneapolis, and has traveled with Rick to Ukraine, Australia, Nicaragua and China.
They have two sons, Scott and Ben. Scott holds a Masters degree in Christian Thought from Bethel Seminary in St. Paul, Minnesota as well as a B.A. in music from the University of Arkansas. Ben has a B.A. in history from the University of Minnesota and worked for two years with Campus Crusade for Christ in Brisbane Australia. He is now on staff with Teaching Truth International and is working through seminary.