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Harold Holmyard

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Harold Holmyard is a member of Fellowship Dallas (Kurt Pressler, pastor, at Park Lane & Central Expressway) and is a weekly chapel speaker at Dallas LIFE, a Christian homeless shelter in downtown Dallas, where he is also a board member. Harold accepted the Lord through his mother’s influence. She accepted Christ through a Billy Graham Writers’ School and later worked for the Billy Graham Ministry. She became friends with Ruth Graham, who recommended a Christian drug ministry when Harold took LSD twice and marijuana after his college closed due to Vietnam-War protests in the spring of 1970. Harold stayed at Turning Point in Pompano Beach and then in a foster family program until he was ready to do college again. He graduated with a B.A. in Bible from Miami Christian College in 1977, spending a couple of summers working with Teen Missions in Merritt Island, Florida. He took a Th.M. in theology from Grace Theological Seminary in Winona Lake, Indiana. He worked at Christian Service Corps, a short-term mission board in Silver Spring, Maryland, from 1982-1987, spending the last two-and-a-half years teaching at Trinity Bible College in Anyigba, Nigeria. Then he graduated from Dallas Theological Seminary with a Th.D. in Old Testament in 1992. He volunteered at maintenance work for First Baptist Church of Dallas for some years, moving his membership to Fellowship Dallas in 1997. He was an Old Testament translator for the original translation of the Holman Christian Standard Bible, published in 2004. He did some proofreading for A Reader’s Hebrew Bible. He has been an Old Testament Consultant for New English Translation (NET Bible). He is on the board of Youth Believing in Change, an after-school and summer-camp ministry in Dallas.