Faculty of College of Biblical Studies (CBS)

CBS demonstrates a strong commitment to the institution's educational mission through faculty who demonstrate scholarship and a heart for ministry. CBS full-time faculty members have significant ministry experience as well as academic qualifications. For instance, 100% of full-time faculty members and 94% of adjunct faculty members have served in a staff position at a local church. Some of these ministries include: Missionary, Church Pastor, Associate Pastor, Director of Church Counseling, Coordinator of Pre-Marital Counseling, Student Ministry Pastor, Pastor of Leadership Development, Evangelism Minister, Christian Education Director, Discipleship Pastor, Worship Leader, Church Planting Pastor, Hispanic Pastor, Pastor of Assimilation, Director of Membership and Maturity, Church Consultant, Consultant for Children's Homes, School Principal, Minister of Missions, Camp Director, Chaplain and Minister to Prisons.

The mission of the College of Biblical Studies (CBS) is to provide college level Bible education and biblically based general education for the Body of Christ, with primary focus on African-American and other ethnic minority groups, and to equip its students with a biblical worldview for ministry in and for the church and the world. The mission of the College of Biblical Studies requires the College to provide high-quality instruction from a biblical perspective. The College is committed to hire and retain highly qualified faculty in order to accomplish its mission. 


Full-Time Faculty at College of Biblical Studies (CBS)

Dr. Mike Ayers, Professor

France Brown, Jr., Ernest L. Mays Assistant Professor of Expository Preaching and Biblical Teaching

Dr. Richard M. Cozart, Professor

Dr. Nicolas Ellen, Professor

Dr. Venessa Ellen, Professor of Women's Ministry & Program Coordinator

Dr. Sergio Estrada, Professor

Dr. Harold Fisher, Professor

Alex Hernandez, Assistant Professor

Guy K. Jackson, Associate Professor

Dr. Paul R. Shockley, Professor

Dr. Phillip Luke Sinitiere, Professor

Dr. Debra D. Watkins, Professor


Administrative Faculty at College of Biblical Studies (CBS)

Dr. William "Bill" Blocker, President, Professor

Dr. Douglas Brooks, Academic Advisor, Instructor

Dr. Bryce Hantla, Associate Professor

Paul Keith, Executive Director, Institutional Effectiveness and Student Affairs Dean of Students

Chad Kniffen, Instructor

Leonette Lewis, Student Services Coordinator, Instructor

Artis Lovelady, III, Director of Library Services; Assistant Professor

Dr. Israel Loken, Chair, Bible and Theology Departments; Professor

Dr. Marvin R. McNeese Jr., Chair, General Education Department; Professor

Dr. Joseph Parle, Vice President of Academic Affairs; Academic Dean, Professor

Dr. Steve Sullivan, Chair, Ministry Skills Department; Senior Professor