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 and Student Affairs
Dean of Students

   Joe Parle Joseph D. Parle, Ph.D.
Vice President of Academic Affairs
Academic Dean

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 & Student Affairs
  • Joseph D. Parle, PhD
    VP of Acadmics & Academic Dean
  • Andy Lively
    Controller, CFO


 Organizational Chart