Tracy Winkler | College of Biblical Studies

Tracy Winkler

Assistant Campus Store Manager, and Adjunct Professor 

  • A.B.S., College of Biblical Studies (Biblical Studies) 
  • B.S., College of Biblical Studies (Leadership)
  • M.A.C.E., Dallas Theological Seminary (Christian Education, Educational Leadership)
  • Ed. D., University of Mary-Hardin Baylor (Educational Administration)


Tracy L Winkler attended Houston Bible Institution or (HBI) in the early 1990’s when (CBS) was meeting at a local radio station for some of its classes. His goal was to learn Biblical literacy and find where God wanted him to serve in the Body of Christ. After being away for more than a decade, he came back to the College of Biblical Studies in 2005 to finish and pursue an Associates in Bible. He graduated in 2008  and then completed a Bachelor in Leadership from CBS in 2010. Since then, he completed a Master’s in Christian Education from Dallas Theological Seminary with a concentrate in Educational Leadership and a Doctorate in Educational Administration with a concentrate in Higher Education from the University of Mary-Hardin Baylor. He married his lovely wife, Cathy, in 2000. They have four teenage children which is among his interests in serving the Lord. His other interests are Special Needs ministry, (where he serves on a board of a local special needs organization,) Church history, with a specific focus on The Reformation, and revival/ spiritual awakening in the past. He has taught in the church in various capacities from Bible study, preaching as a pulpit supply and a missions coordinator for local para-church organizations. Dr. Winkler has recently joined the faculty of CBS with an appreciation of what he considers a “full circle” of educational endeavor. From being a student at CBS and now teaching as an instructor. One of his instructors, though many have inspired him, has stood out in his mind. Roy Ledgerwood, from the (HBI) days of CBS taught Church history, for example. Roy’s passion for church history has influenced and sparked his desire to continue a lifelong interests in Church history along with his other educational endeavors. It is with this same passion that Dr. Winkler wants his students to be inspired and explore their biblical interests as they serve the Lord and it is his hope to influence the next generation of CBS students to pursue a lifelong endeavor to learn. Some of his prior learning experiences in life has also uniquely prepared him to teach a class on Prior Learning Assessment or PLA. With this in mind, Dr. Winkler is teaching an elective class to help students benefit from their prior learning experiences. Students can receive credit for life experience through the PLA elective courses offered at CBS. 

Publications and Awards

  • Evangelical America: An Encyclopedia of Contemporary American Religious Culture (Santa Barbara, CA: ABC-CLIO Publishers, 2017. Articles written for the encyclopedia on: Dr. Tony Evans Dr. Charles Swindoll)
  • Dissertation:  “Faculty Perceptions of Training and Support for Providing Effective Instruction for Students with Disabilities in Higher Education”