College of Biblical Studies Leadership

God has graciously provided the College of Biblical Studies with deeply faithful Christian leaders who have a common desire to deliver exceptional transformational education. These leaders possess a superior blend of skills and talents that uniquely position CBS as a leader in launching thousands of knowledgeable students who have a deeper relationship with Christ, a fuller understanding of the Bible and will bring a biblical worldview to bear on some of the world’s toughest challenges – starting right here in Houston.  


Committed to our mission of providing a biblically based education for the Body of Christ and equipping our students with a biblical worldview for Christian service to the church and the world, the College of Biblical Studies believes we must deliver an exceptional quality education. As a result, this will allow us to develop Godly leaders, respectful citizens and impactful servants to the body of Christ.


CBS Leadership

Blocker-web-125x150 William "Bill" Blocker, DMCE

Paul D. Keith, M.A.B.S.
Vice President of Administration; Chief Operating Officer

   Joe Parle Joseph D. Parle, Ph.D.
Vice President of Academic Affairs
Academic Dean
   “Andy Andy Lively
Controller; Chief Financial Officer
   Lisa Stewart Lisa Stewart, Ph.D.
Associate Vice President of Enrollment and Student Affairs
Dean of Students; Associate Professor

Board of Trustees



  • Ivory L. Varner, DLitt, Chairman
  • Vernus C. Swisher, DMin, Vice Chairman
  • James T. Fox,  Secretary
  • David Tauber, Sr., Treasurer


  • Matthew Barnes, MS
  • William W. Blocker, DMCE
  • Barksdale Hortenstine, JD
  • Thomas Lampkin
  • Beverly L. Lindgren, CPA
  • Laura A. Petersen, MD
  • Ralph McBride, JD
  • Bruce E. Munsterman
  • David Oelfke
  • Thomas D. Owens
  • Robert S. Simmons, JD
  • A.W. Willis

Board of Regents

  • Bruce E. Munsterman

Administrative Officers

  • William W. Blocker, DMCE
  • Paul D. Keith
    VP of Administration; Chief Operating Officer
  • Joseph D. Parle, PhD
    VP of Acadmics & Academic Dean
  • Andy Lively
    Controller, CFO


Organizational Chart