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A native of Germany, Dr. Manfred Kober grew up under Communist oppression in the war-torn province of Saxony. In 1952, he left his brother and sister behind and travelled to Bavaria. A year later he arrived in the USA.

Dr. Kober studied at Baptist Bible Seminary in Johnson City, New York; the University of Erlangen in western Germany; and subsequently received his Th.M. and Th.D. degrees from Dallas Theological Seminary.

Due to his background, Dr. Kober has a special love for America and a unique perspective on its place in history. He periodically hosts a Reformation Country Tour to Europe, visiting the homes of the Pilgrim Fathers and tracing the rise of the Reformation on the Continent. Dr. Kober has also hosted over 40 tours to the Holy Land.

Besides contributing to a number of books and periodicals, Dr. Kober taught from 1969 until 1999 at Faith Baptist Bible College in Ankeny, Iowa, chairing the Department of Theology. He spent the next 14 years as the research assistant for Russ Doughten Films and Mustard Seed International, a worldwide evangelism ministry through Christian films and discipleship training.

Dr. Kober resides in Bondurant, Iowa. He and his wife Sharon have two children and three grandchildren.