Archaeology Blog

Check out our Archaeology Blog to learn more about interesting artifacts that can be seen in the museum


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About The Museum

Mission Statement

To present to the public, especially young people, the historical and cultural context of the Bible the living word of God.

The vision of this independent, non-denominational museum of the Bible began twenty years ago with a series of meetings around the kitchen table of its founding board member. Subsequent travels to Bible lands and negotiations with institutions like the Louvre in Paris and the British Museum in London led to the acquisition of a fine collection of archaeological artifacts and exact full-sized replicas of major archaeological discoveries from Bible lands. Today, visitors come from around the globe to this museum on what Parade Magazine has called ďAmericaís Finest Main StĒ on the historic town square of Collierville, Tennessee. They come in order to see this museumís testimony to the Bibleís accuracy and historical reliability.


Craig Gyergyo, Executive Director
Craig is an accomplished minister and has served as educator, leader, and pastor in churches and schools for over 20 years. He has led large children's ministires and is passionate about educating people of all ages on the truth of the Gospel. He has also led mission trips to Belize and Kenya. Craig holds a B.A. degree in Elementary Education from Grove City College, Grove City, PA.

Read about Craig's appointment as Executive Director

Nancy Bassett, Interim Director
Nancy is the former Director at the Carter House Museum in Franklin, Tennessee and co-founder of the Museum of Biblical History. She has studied Museum Management at Middle TN State University and the Smithsonian, and holds a degree in Museum Management from the University of Memphis. In addition to serving as a museum evaluator for the American Alliance of Museums, she and Don have excavated in Israel and led numerous tours to Biblical sites for interested students of the Scriptures.

Eve Olsak-Smith
Eve Olsak-Smith comes to us with a strong background in office management and operations.. As a part-time employee, she is responsible for managing the funds of the museum and our donor base. Eve also works part-time at Brooks Collection and brings her decorating talents to our Museum Store and organizing our sales and product management.

James Barnette
James Barnette currently serves at the museum on a part-time basis. He is involved with organizing programs for group presentation, as well as personal tours. James is currently working on his Masterís in Divinity/Ministry at Freed-Hardeman University and recently toured Israel as part of his studies. He has also received the Bronze Star Medal and several commendations for his military service overseas.

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