Don Bassett was a native of San Diego, California. He and his wife, Nancy, have two grown children and six grandchildren.
Prior to becoming Co-Founder and CEO of the Museum of Biblical History, Bassett completed 35 years of service in local ministry, and currently preaches on Sundays in Corinth, MS. His special interests during this period of service were the development of religious libraries and curricula for church classes in Bible studies and creation of family-oriented Bible study aids.
He has traveled in Bible lands and visited museums in England, Europe, the Near East and the United States in pursuit of his interest in historical and archaeological backgrounds of the Bible.
He holds degrees from Florida Christian College, University of South Florida, Harding Graduate School of Religion and a Doctorate in Religious Studies from Trinity College & Seminary. He has done post-graduate work at the University of Memphis, Western KY University, Hebrew Union College, and the University of Cincinnati. His religious studies have included biblical and classical languages, Roman history, archaeology, and a study of the Dead Sea Scrolls at Oxford University in the UK.
In addition to academic lectures and presentations, Bassett conducts tours to the Holy Land including Turkey, Israel, Jordan, and Egypt. He was a member of the Evangelical Theological Society, American Alliance of Museums, and International Council of Museums. He was selected for “Who’s Who in Collierville 99 and 2000” and received Rotary’s Paul Harris Fellow award in 2004.
Thank You For Your Prayers
4/9/40 – 9/8/16
The family would like to thank the many friends and supporters for their prayers and donations at the passing of our founder, Don Bassett. Your compassion and support during this period has been heartfelt, and we are encouraged by the hope we have in God, and the promises shared in the book Don dedicated his life to. For over 21 years, he shaped and guided the mission of his work, and labored to help everyone understand the world of the bible and its meaning for our time.