Dr. Monte Cox serves as the Dean of the College of Bible and Ministry at Harding University where he also teaches Bible. He also serves as the Preaching Minister of Downtown Church of Christ in Searcy, Arkansas. He holds a B.A. in Bible from Harding, an M.A. in Missiology and Church Growth from Harding School of Theology, and a Ph.D. in Intercultural Studies from Trinity Evangelical Divinity School in Chicago. Before coming to Harding, Monte and his wife, Beth, were missionaries for ten years in Kenya where they planted churches. Monte and Beth have three grown children.