Christmas is the day the world celebrates the birth of Jesus Christ, yet the world knows very little about the pre-existence of Christ and how he actually came to be begotten in the flesh, born and his resurrection as the firstborn among many brethren. The first chapter of John offers the most direct proof of his pre-existence while many other important scriptures throughout the Bible reveal the names, responsibilities, prophecies and attributes of the one who would in great humility become our savior Jesus Christ.
Before his retirement in 2021, Dr. Donald Ward pastored churches in Texas and Louisiana, and taught at Ambassador Bible College in Cincinnati, Ohio. He has also served as chairman of the Council of Elders of the United Church of God. He holds a BS degree; a BA in theology; a MS degree; a doctor’s degree in education from East Texas State University; and has completed 18 hours of graduate theology from SMU.