Kaspars is an assistant professor of Old Testament interpretation at The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary. He was born in Latvia (Northern Europe) but grew up in California. Fascinated with ancient languages since his teens, he has studied Indo-European historical linguistics at the doctoral level. Kaspars came to faith in Christ while a PhD student at UCLA. He felt called to ministry and subsequently attended The Master’s Seminary. Prior to coming to Southern, Kaspars was previously a research associate in Old Testament at Tyndale House (Cambridge). He is married to Ieva, and they have two children: Ēriks and Valters.