John Matthew Powell earned a bachelor of arts degree in Bible and theology and a master of arts in theological studies. He also has a second bachelor (BS) and second masters (MS) degrees in nontheological-related disciplines. He is currently a PhD candidate, pursuing a doctor of philosophy (PhD) in Bible exposition (comprehension, interpretation, and application). He enjoys reading and writing “Bible and Theology,” leading congregations, preaching and teaching, traveling with his family, and having long Bible discussions with people. His favorite subjects are on the Second Temple period, New Testament epistles, and the afterlife (not explicitly limited to eschatology). He does lots of research and investigation on the subjects of heaven and hell.