Sellers Crain, Jr.

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Dr. Sellers S. Crain, Jr., has been teaching and preaching for fifty years and has served congregations in Louisiana, Alabama, Kentucky, and Tennessee. A graduate of Athens State University in Alabama, Crain holds master's degrees from Alabama Christian School of Religion (now Amridge University) and Luther Rice Seminary. He earned his D.Min. degree at Trinity Evangelical Divinity School (now Trinity International University) in Deerfield, Illinois.

Crain has been a teacher in the Tennessee public school system and several schools of biblical studies, serving as director for the School of World Evangelism in Guin, Alabama, and Mid-South School of Biblical Studies in Madison, Tennessee. He has also taught in Ukraine, Greece, Peru, and Panama and has made twenty-three mission trips to eleven countries.

A prolific writer, Crain has authored more than 1,500 articles and thirtyseven curriculum books. His articles have appeared in various journals, including Gospel Advocate and Power for Today. For five years, he wrote the Gospel Advocate Companion, an annual adult lesson commentary. He has served on the board for The World Evangelist and has edited junior and senior high Bible class materials for 21st Century Christian.

In addition, he has spoken at numerous lectureships, gospel meetings, and special events. His lessons have also been broadcast on radio and television programs.

Sellers and his wife Wanda were married in 1961. They have three children and four grandchildren.


Matthew 1—13 Sellers Crain, Jr., D.Min.
Matthew Cover The Gospel According to Matthew opens the New Testament by introducing Jesus Christ, the King who came to fulfill Old Testament promises and prophecies. In the first half of his study on Matthew, Sellers Crain examines the events surrounding the birth of the King and His teachings about the coming kingdom. He shows how the people's reactions to Jesus began to brew into a storm. (482 pages)
Matthew 14—28 Sellers Crain, Jr., D.Min.
Matthew Cover In the second half of his study on Matthew, Sellers Crain continues his analysis of Jesus' teachings and works during His earthly ministry. Those who embraced Jesus misunderstood His role as King, and those who rejected Him had Him crucified. Only after He was raised from the dead and ascended to the Father did Christ's followers begin to realize how His life, death, and resurrection had fulfilled the promises and prophecies of the Old Testament. (510 pages)