Book: Why Were You Born?

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Fred R. Coulter attended the University of San Francisco and graduated from San Mateo State College before graduating from Ambassador University (Ambassador College), Pasadena, California, with a BA in Theology in 1964. He was ordained a minister of Jesus Christ in 1965 and pastored churches of God in the Pacific Northwest, the Mountain States, the greater Los Angeles area, and Monterey, California, including the central coast area. Mr. Coulter completed advanced biblical and ministerial studies in 1972-75 under the Ambassador University Master’s Program. While completing these studies, he was encouraged by his professor of koiné Greek, Dr. Charles V. Dorothy, to consider translating the books of the New Testament.

For the next twenty years, Mr. Coulter diligently studied, continuing to expand his knowledge of koiné Greek, being mentored and guided by Dr. Dorothy. While undertaking a verse-by-verse study of the Greek New Testament, he was moved to translate the New Testament into clear, easy-toread English for contemporary readers—resulting in The New Testament In Its Original Order (now incorporated into The Holy Bible In Its Original Order—A Faithful Version With Commentary).

With a ministry now spanning over 50 years, Fred Coulter has dedicated his life and talents to Restoring Original Christianity for Today. Laying aside all traditions of men, he has preached and translated the truth of the Scriptures as taught by Jesus Christ and the apostles—proclaiming Jesus as personal Savior for all. Since 1983, Mr. Coulter has been the president of the Christian Biblical Church of God, headquartered in Hollister, California. He has an active ministry that reaches all parts of the United States and Canada, with hundreds of fellowship groups and numerous congregations. There are additional offices in Australia, New Zealand, the United Kingdom, South Africa, Ethiopia, Kenya, and Nigeria.

Each year over two million people from around the world actively utilize the church’s Web sites where you will find timely, inspiring weekly messages—audio and video—and in-depth verse-by-verse biblical study materials covering virtually all of Scripture (, and