Faculty of College of Biblical Studies (CBS)

Full-Time Faculty   Administrative Faculty

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, the majority of full-time faculty members and adjunct faculty members serve or 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, Senior Professor

Dr. Sergio Estrada, Professor

Dr. Harold Fisher, Professor

Alex Hernandez, Assistant 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. Joel Badal, Dean of Institutional Effectiveness; Professor

Esmeralda Barrera, Senior Academic Advisor; Instructor

Dr. Jayanthi BenjaminDean of Spiritual Formation, Professor

Zelda BlockerAssociate Dean of Women’s Discipleship, Instructor

Dr. William "Bill" Blocker, President, Professor

Shane BootheDistance Education Associate Dean of Operations; Assistant Professor

Dr. Douglas Brooks, Academic Advisor, Assistant Professor

Dr. Brittany BurnetteDistance Education Associate Dean of Faculty and Curriculum Development; Professor

Luzmar CobosAssistant Librarian; Instructor

Dr. Venessa Ellen, Chair of Women's Ministry Department

Dr. Bryce HantlaAssociate Academic Dean; Professor

Debbie HarperAcademic Advisor; Instructor

Paul Keith, Vice President Administration and Chief Operating Officer; Assistant Professor

Dr. Leonette Lewis, Student Service Coordinator, Assistant Professor

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, Provost; Academic Dean; Professor

Dr. Lisa Stewart, Associate Vice President of Enrollment and Student Services; Dean of Students; Professor

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

Dr. Tracy WinklerAssistant Bookstore Manager; Instructor