Jon A. Herrin – Writer

While born in south Alabama, Herrin left the US when he was just turning four-years-old. His parents—missionaries Manget and Elaine Herrin—raised Jon and his two brothers in Guyana, South America, and on the island of Grenada in the West Indies. After coming to the US when he was turning 17-years-old, he studied English in university (B.A., M.A.T.). While in graduate school the first time around, Jon met his wife, Jeanne. From grad school, Herrin went on to become an Asst. Prof. of English.

While being a life-long educator (college, university, and seminary; teacher and administrator), Jon is also an ordained minister in the United Methodist Church. Having studied theology and the Bible extensively (M.T.S., M.Div., Th.M., Th.D.), he enjoys teaching and preaching in the Church and the Academy. In addition to serving as a pastor presently, he is also an Assoc. Prof. of Biblical Studies in a regional seminary. Jon’s calling is to help others know God and to live life with joy.

With his wife, Jeanne, and three children, Jon lived and served in both Venezuela and Mexico over the course of seven years in international missions. Jon and Jeanne settled in the Rio Grande Valley of south Texas, on the US/Mexico border, where they love the culture, food, and climate…and the slower speed of life.

Herrin’s hobbies and happy places include theology, teaching, hiking, and espresso.

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Previous works:
A Journey through Suffering: A New Reading of Job in the 21st Century (2021) and Making Sense of It All: Reflections of the Ancient Narratives of Genesis (2020).
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