The material on this Web site was produced by David Padfield, evangelist for the Church of Christ in Zion, Illinois. Padfield was born in Kokomo, Indiana and began preaching while he was still in high school. He and his wife, Sharon, were married in 1978 and they have three children.
His first "full-time" work was in Bowling Green, Kentucky at the Eastside Church of Christ. In 1980 he and his family moved to work with the Northwest Church of Christ in Evansville, Indiana. While in Evansville he helped to establish the Eastside congregation, and Harry Lewis came to work with the Northwest congregation. David and Harry worked together on a weekly call-in radio program for seven years. In 1993 the Padfield's moved to Zion, Illinois to work with the brethren there.
Over the years Padfield has engaged in numerous public debates on a wide variety of topics. He has also authored several hundred articles on Bible topics, and has written class books on nearly every book of the Bible. His trips to Israel, Jordan, Turkey, Greece, Italy and Egypt have made it possible to post a large number of photographs of the Bible lands on this website. These photos are often used in college text books and other publications around the world. He is also a full member of the Society of Biblical Literature.
For several years he owned and operated Padfield Consulting Service, a website design and inservice training company. He was also a charter member of the National Association of Photoshop Professionals, and an Adobe Certified Expert in Photoshop. David Padfield, Gene Taylor and Jeff Asher also operate another website which offers free sermon outlines and another one offering Bible class books. On a personal note, Padfield is an Endowment Member of the National Rifle Association. For more information, you can view his profile on LinkedIn.
Adobe Creative Cloud is used for the production of this site. This software suite includes: Adobe Dreamweaver, Adobe Photoshop, Adobe Flash, Adobe Illustrator and Adobe Acrobat Professional.
Most of the photographs of the Bible lands were taken with Nikon digital cameras. Older photographs were shot on 35mm Kodachrome slide film and then scanned with a Nikon Coolscan V slide scanner. Some prints were scanned on an Epson Perfection 2450 Photo scanner. All images were color corrected and adjusted in Adobe Photoshop.
A network of Apple Macintosh computers were used to create this site. The primary computer is an iMac Intel Core Duo with dual processors. No Microsoft products were used in the creation of this site.
All of the pages on this site are validated for DOCTYPE XHTML 1.0 Transitional, and pages employ Cascading Style Sheets.