James (Buck) Hatch read the Bible with remarkable perception, and he taught his students to do the same. He was the best teacher and professor I ever had, and I still listen to his videos and recordings – fifty years after having sat at his feet at CIU. His humble intensity, inductive reasoning, and drawling voice captured my student heart then and now; and only God knows how much of my ministry has flowed from what I learned from him. Mr. Hatch’s teachings must never be lost. I earnestly want my grandchildren to learn as much from him as I did.