Dr. William "Bill" Blocker | College of Biblical Studies

Dr. William "Bill" Blocker

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  • D.Min., Dallas Theological Seminary (Christian Education) 
  • M.Div., Chicago Theological Seminary



Dr. William “Bill” Blocker, DMCE, was appointed president of the College of Biblical Studies in Houston, Texas, in 2012. During his tenure, CBS-Houston became one of a handful of colleges in the nation to achieve accreditation by both the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC) and the Association of Biblical Higher Education (ABHE).

Prior coming to CBS, Dr. Blocker served at Moody Bible Institute in Chicago as vice president and dean of educational services. He also led a number of strategic initiatives including marketing, global impact, technology, the school’s media ministry, and many others. Dr. Blocker also served as senior pastor of Christian Fellowship Church on the south side of Chicago. 

A respected scholar, author, international speaker, and renowned Bible class teacher, Dr. Blocker teaches and lectures on biblical leadership, marriage and family. 

He established the international alliance with Karunya University in India and has served as a chapel presenter and international speaker in India and Israel. His radio ministry, “Word to the Wise,” is heard on radio stations locally and across the nation. The positive response to the radio program resulted in a book being published in 2016.

Dr. Blocker is also in high demand in academic circles for his expertise in accreditation and college administration. He is a member of ABHE Flagship Presidents, and he is often called to serve as an expert evaluator of other colleges and universities for the regional accrediting body SACSCOC. 

He and his wife Zelda regularly lead tours to Israel, and in 2009 wrote an article focused on his journeys: Making the Most of Your Trip to Israel: A Spiritual Formation Guide. The Blockers have four grown daughters (Zaneta, Angela, Rebekah, and Victoria), a son (Jeremiah), and two grandchildren.