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Bob Ekblad

Executive Director/Pastor, Tierra Nueva and the People’s Seminary
BA (Seattle Pacific University), MTh, ThD in OT (Institut Protestant de Théologie, France)
Bob Ekblad is executive director of Tierra Nueva and The People’s Seminary in Burlington, Washington. A minister in the Presbyterian Church (USA), he holds a ThD in Old Testament and is known internationally for his courses and workshops on reading the Bible. He has 25 years of mission experience in South America, Africa, and North America. Dr. Ekblad and his wife Gracie minister at Tierra Nueva and at their home-based retreat center, New Earth Refuge. They have three children.

Areas of expertise

  • Liberation theology
  • Biblical perspectives on social justice & holistic liberation (advocacy, healing, deliverance)
  • Mission/ministry to people on the margins
  • Genesis, Exodus, and Isaiah

Media & Publications

  • A New Christian Manifesto: Pledging Allegiance to the Kingdom of God Book Publication
  • Reading the Bible with the Damned Book Publication
  • Isaiah’s Servant Poems According to the Septuagint: An Exegetical and Theological Study Audio Publication