- Born: in The United States.
- Description: R.P. NETTELHORST is a writer of biblically and theologically related works, science fiction, and fantasy, among other things. He did a weekly newspaper column for a small Northern California newspaper called The Ridge Rider News from 2004 through 2016. He intermittently blogs for the Jerusalem Post. Since August 2015 he has been the interim pastor at Quartz Hill Community Church.
He was a volunteer with the X-Prize Foundation at the winning launches of SpaceShipOne. He's the founder and Academic Vice President of Quartz Hill School of Theology where he also serves as Professor of Bible and Biblical Languages. While an undergraduate, he spent two summers working on a kibbutz in Israel. He went on to complete his graduate work at UCLA in the Department of Near Eastern Languages and Cultures, majoring in Semitic languages. Before founding Quartz Hill School of Theology, he taught at Christian Heritage College and Los Angeles Baptist College (now the Master's College).
He is married, with three daughters. A cat and a dog also live with them in their house in southern California.