After spending over a decade as a licensed carpenter after high school, Brian Peterson felt God calling him to a life of ministry. In 2001, Peterson finished his undergraduate work at Zion Bible College, an Assemblies of God Bible School in Barrington, Rhode Island where he received a bachelor’s degree in Biblical Studies. In 2003 he completed a Master of Theological Studies from Beeson Divinity School in Birmingham, Al. where he received the “Outstanding M.T.S. Student Award.” Peterson’s second master’s degree was from Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary in South Hamilton, Mass., completed in 2004. He went on to do doctoral studies at Wycliffe College at the University of Toronto.
While in Toronto, Peterson taught adjunct courses in a number of venues. Since then he has also taught classes at the Gambia Theological Institute in the Gambia, West Africa as well as spending a year as an Assistant Professor of Old Testament at Prairie Bible College in Alberta, Canada.
Peterson spends a portion of his summers doing archaeology in Israel. His passion is combining biblical narrative with historical and archaeological records. He also enjoys playing hockey and watching professional sports.
During the summer of 2011, Peterson joined the Lee faculty as a part of the School of Theology in the Religion Department where he presently teaches a variety of Old Testament classes and Introductory Hebrew.
Peterson is from New Brunswick, Canada, and has lived in various places, mostly connected to his time in school. He and his wife, Christine, have three children, Madeline, Mark and Kevin.