A.J. Swoboda (PhD, University of Birmingham) is a church planter and pastor of Theophilus Church in Portland, Oregon. An adjunct professor at L.I.F.E. Pacific University, Canby Bible College, Concordia University, and Eternity Bible College, Swoboda is a frequent speaker at church conferences and seminars. He is a member of the American Academy of Religion, the Society of Biblical Literature, and the Evangelical Theological Society, and has written several articles and book reviews in magazines and journals.