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Gil Crosby, Th. M
Dr. Crosby currently serves the Gulf Atlantic Diocese of the Anglican Church in North America as Dean of the Tallahassee Region. He retired from the pastorate of All Saints Anglican Church in Tallahassee in January 2012 and had previously served as pastor of St. Francis of Assisi from 1991 until July 2006. Before his pastorate at St. Francis of Assisi, Gil served as a deacon, and then the pastor, of St. Mark's Episcopal Church in Starke, FL. He graduated from Seabury-Western Theological Seminary in Evanston, Illinois. Prior to his theological training, Gil had earned his B.S. and M.S. in Forestry from the University of Florida, completed additional graduate work in ornithology at the University of Tennessee and was a high school biology teacher.
JEAN P. WILLIAMS, Ph. D.
Dr. Jean Williams teaches at the Center for Biblical Studies as well as serving as the Academic Advisor. She also coordinates the Training Program which provides requested training for local churches and faith-based groups and assists in developing student, congregational and community outreach and application. Jean worked for the Florida Department for Education for twenty years in both K-12 and teacher education as well as being the program director for In-service Staff. She holds a Ph.D. in Human Systems from Florida State University, an M.S. in Guidance and Counseling and a B.S. in Biology from Florida A & M University.
JOSEPH AMANFU, Ph. D.
Dr. Joe Amanfu is a certified Life & Leadership Coach and is the current President of Seed Word Communications LLC as well as the President of the Tallahassee Chapter of the Project Management Institute (PMI). He is certified by Boston University to teach in their Management Development Programs and was an instructor with the Graduate School of Engineering at Southern Methodist University in Plano, Texas. Joe has 39 years of experience in the IT industry and has worked in leadership positions in Ghana, Nigeria, Sierra-Leone, Brazil, Canada, Japan, Thailand, Germany, Turkey, South Africa and the USA. Along with his employment he has also held officer positions in several professional and civic organizations.
EDWARD "HARRY" HORNE, Th.M.
Harry Horne currently teaches at the Center for Biblical Studies. He has previously served as a pastor and an associate pastor in local churches in Georgia and Florida. He was also a missionary doing Christian education and youth work in Grand Cayman with the Presbyterian Church (USA). Harry served as a professor of Bible with a theological education program related to the Latin American Bible University in Costa Rica. Harry received his D. Min. and Th.M. in New Testament Studies from Columbia Theological Seminary in Atlanta, his M.Div. from Austin Presbyterian Theological Seminary, and his BA in Sociology from Eckerd College.
STANLEY J. KMET, Ph.D.
Dr. Stanley Kmet is a licensed minister and is currently President of Holy of Holies Ministry in Tallahassee. He has organized a number of "Radical Worship Conferences" in Florida and "Worship 2000" in New York City. Stan has preached and ministered at a number of churches in Florida, New York, Alabama, and Georgia. He has also written a manuscript entitled Radical Worship - Rebuilding David's Tabernacle and has produced music CDs. Stan obtained his Ph.D. in economics/education from Florida State University and his B.S. degree in education from Northwestern University.
DAVID E. HULL, M. Div.
David Hull is a full-time professor and biblical scholar who has served at the Center for Biblical Studies since 1995. He is also the founder of Treasures of God Ministries, a Christ-centered Bible study and ministry training program. David has authored Christ in the Law, Jesus Christ in All the Scriptures, and The Priesthood of All Believers. He has served as a professor at Louisville Bible College, Kentucky Christian College and has taught courses at Jamaica Christian. David has completed his residency work for the Ph.D. in Practice Ministries at Southern Baptist Theological Seminary. He received his M. Div. from Emmanuel School of Religion and his BA in Bible from Phillips University.
TERESA L. CHRISTMAS, M. Div.
Teri Christmas was hired as Operations Manager for the Center for Biblical Studies in August 2014 and will continue in her position as Associate Professor, a position she has held since 2000. Along with teaching at the Center for Biblical Studies, she has previously taught at Four Oaks Community Church, Celebration Baptist Church, Baptist Campus Ministry (FSU), and First Baptist Church, Chipley. Teri has also developed and taught seminars for various women's retreats. Along with teaching, she has worked as the executive administrative assistant to the managing partner in Christmas, Spano, & Owen. Teri received her M. Div. from Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary after earning her B.A. in Philosophy/Religion with an emphasis in Greek.
MARGARET SWINGER, M. A.
Margaret Swinger currently teaches at the Center for Biblical Studies as well as serving alongside her husband, Arlen, with the Foursquare Organization in Tallahassee. She has previously served with Arlen in Sylvania, GA, Mooresville, NC, Waynesboro, VA, and Concord, NC. Margaret is a well-known Worship Leader, has served in Women's Ministries at state and district levels, was involved in leadership for Aglow International, speaks at churches, and leads retreats and conferences for women. Margaret received her MA in Biblical Studies and has taught both Old Testament and New Testament studies at the Center for Biblical Studies as well as her Standard Ministry and BA Degrees in Ministry from Mt. Vernon Bible College.
Margaret is a licensed, ordained minister in the Foursquare Gospel Church. She is a well-known Worship Leader, has served in Women's Ministries at state and district levels, was involved in leadership for Aglow International, speaks at churches, and leads retreats, and conferences for women. She continues in ministry along with her husband, Pastor Arlen, with the Foursquare Organization. She entered Pastoral Ministry and served with her husband, Arlen, in Sylvania, GA, Mooresville, NC, Waynesboro, VA, Concord, NC, and Tallahassee, FL.
JOSEPH HENDERSON, D. D.
Rev. Joseph Henderson, Ph.D. Candidate, is Senior Pastor and Executive Director of Celebrate Life Tabernacle. He received his B.S. from Florida A&M University and a B.A. from the University of Biblical Studies.
KENNITH BARRINGTON, Ph. D.
Dr. Kennith Barrington and his wife, Helena, pastor Metropolitan Cathedral of Truth. His experience and background in business have been developed in his work with Barrington Enterprises, Inc., a family based corporation, which includes several local businesses and real estate ventures. . He has also gained expertise in the field of sound engineering and has served many churches as a sound consultant, helping to select and install quality sound systems and training sound technicians. Kenneth is a graduate of the Florida A & M University School of Business and Industry with a degree in Business Management.
HELENA BARRINGTON, Ph. D
Dr. Helena Barrington has written thousands of songs, musicals, cantatas and oratorios, and is considered one of America's pioneers in the sounds of praise and worship. Her songs are being sung in churches around the world. She also composes award-winning soundtracks for PBS documentaries. Helena serves as Dean of Seminars and Advisory Board member for the National College Black Gospel Choir Workshop, the Urban League Board of Directors, and is a founding Board member of the Prophetic Music and Arts Conference. She also established the nation's first Christian Performing Arts Academy.
SCOTT FLANAGAN, Ph. D
Dr. Scott Flanagan received his Ph.D. from Stanford University, his M.A. from the University of California at Berkeley, and his B.A. from Union College. He taught political science at Florida State University and has served as a missionary in Japan.
FREDDY DAVIS, D. Min.
Dr. Freddy Davis. is currently the Executive Director of Market Faith Ministries as well as an author, seminar speaker, pastor, owner of TSM Enterprises and Florida State Minister for Capitol Commission. Freddy's particular area of expertise is on worldview, as it relates to living the Christian life and sharing an effective witness. He speaks to businesses and other organizations on the topics of personal development, decision making, influence, and leadership. Freddy received his M. Div. and D. Min from Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary after earning his BA in Communications from Florida State University. He spent many years overseas serving as a missionary in Japan and the former Soviet Republic of Latvia.
ROBERT GARMENT, M. Div.
Bob Garment currently serves as pastor of Hope Evangelical Presbyterian Church in Tallahassee as well as a Board Certified Pastoral Counselor and teacher with Live the Life Ministries. He has taken classes in the doctorate program at Reformed Theological Seminary, received his M.Div. from Louisville Presbyterian Theological Seminary and is an ordained Presbyterian minister in the Evangelical Presbyterian Church. His undergraduate work is in the area of psychology and sociology. Bob and his wife, Mary, have been a passionate part of the pro-life ministry throughout Florida. He is past president of Florida Right to Life and a founder of the Care Net Crisis Pregnancy Services in Port St. Lucie. Mary served as the Center Director and continues as a counselor with A Women's Pregnancy Center in Tallahassee.
CLIFTON SINGLETARY, M. Div.
Cliff Singletary currently serves Gordon-Conwell as System Administrator. His interests include Old Testament studies and linguistics, as well as the development of distance education initiatives, the merging of technology and theological education. Clifton earned his M. Div. from Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary after receiving his B.S. degree from Florida State University.
ANN DEWS GLEATON, M. A.
Ann Gleaton serves as Missions Director in her church as well as teaching at the Center for Biblical Studies. In 2005, Ann's book, "The Spoken Blessing: A Spiritual Posture" was published. Ann has served as Children's Church pastor for Christian Heritage Church which involved writing curriculum and creatively presenting the Gospel every Sunday. She has spoken to women's conferences, Sunday School classes, Christian education development courses, youth groups, philanthropic social groups, as well as both men and women inmates. She continues to teach the biblical principle of the Spoken Blessing.
Brian Bailey is an author with four books published including A Great Crowd of Witnesses Series, Vol. 1 and 2. A fifth book, Joseph, A Life of Providence, Injustice and Forgiveness is currently under review by the publisher. He is currently enrolled in the Master of Arts in Biblical Studies program at the Center for Biblical Studies. Brian earned a bachelor's degree in education from Florida State University and has over 30 years of employment in the private sector.
RABBI JOSHUA LESSARD
Rabbi Joshua Lessard is currently the rabbi and worship director at Tikvat Ami Messianic Synagogue in Tallahassee, FL. He has twelve years of experience as a messianic cantor and has compiled a Messianic Shabbat Siddur (a Sabbath prayer book). In addition to bachelor's and master's degrees, Josh has studied in biblical and Jewish studies at Gratz University, Old Dominion University, Netzer David International Yeshiva, the Center for Biblical Studies, and Yeshiva classes from the International Association of Messianic Congregations and Synagogues and Union of Messianic Jewish Congregations.
W. FREDERICK THOMSON, CPA
Fred Thompson currently serves on the Board of Directors at the Center for Biblical Studies as well as teaching. He operates Thomson Consulting which provides estate planning, personal financial planning and consulting services. He has retired from being the managing partner in Thomson, Brock and Cherry, a public accounting practice in Tallahassee. While with Thomson, Brock and Cherry Fred specialized in forensic accounting in the area of family law and personal financial planning services. Fred has served on the Board of Directors and been President of Easter Seals of Tallahassee, Tallahassee Chapter of the American Red Cross, Live the Life Ministries in Tallahassee, and the Community Foundation of North Florida. He currently serves on the Board of Women's Pregnancy Center in Tallahassee. Fred is also on the teaching faculty at Wildwood Church (PCA) in Tallahassee. His special areas of interest include community spiritual transformation, restoration of covenant marriage, Biblical conflict resolution, mentoring younger men, and providing biblical financial counsel.
CARLOTTA WALDMANN, R. N.
Carlotta Waldmann leads a seminar at the Center for Biblical Studies titled "Adjusting Your Personality Style". She is also host "Cross Walk Talk Radio" internet radio where she offers personal prophetic ministry to callers as well as being on the global teaching team to teach "How to Hear God's Voice" for Christian Leadership University. After she was ordained as a Minister of Counseling, she began to lead seminars training others to do Restoration Prayer Ministry and prophetic team ministry. She founded Cross Walk Life, Inc. in 2000 and www.NowFaith.TV Ministry Training School online in 2006. Carlotta is certified in personal prophetic ministry with Christian International, Elijah House International and Proclaiming His Word Ministry. She holds a Bachelor's degree in Theology and is a retired RN.
Sherry Dahl, BSN
Sherry Dahl teaches Christian counseling at the Center for Biblical Studies as well as being a Theophostic Prayer teacher. She earned a BSN from Florida State University as well advanced degrees in theology and philosophy from universities in Chicago. Sherry has had Theophostic Apprenticeships and training as well as ministry experience since she began her ministry as a lay leader in inner healing in the early 1990's.
DR. TAL DAVIS, D. Min.
Dr. Tal Davis is currently the Executive Vice President of Market Faith Ministries and specializes in interfaith witness. He has more than 35 years of experience training Christians regarding cults and non-Christian world religions. Tal has served as a senior pastor, college instructor, and trainer. He served for 23 years with the Southern Baptist North American Mission Board specializing in training Christians in interfaith evangelism. Tal has been a contributing writer to several books including: Mormonism Unmasked by R. Phillip Roberts with Tal Davis and Sandra Tanner (Broadman & Holman Publishers); Faith Discipleship: FAITH Reaching Out to Cults (LifeWay Press); and Faith Discipleship: FAITH Reaching Out to World Religions (LifeWay Press). He is also a contributing writer to Home Life, Parent Life, Bible Express, The Deacon, and other magazines. Additionally, he has written numerous pamphlets and articles (see: www.marketfaith.org and www.4truth.org). Tal received his D. Min. from New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary, a M.Div. from Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary and a bachelor's degree from Florida State University.
KAY CAMPBELL-WILLIAMS, M. A.
Kay Campbell-Williams currently teaches seminars at the Center for Biblical Studies and is active in missionary work around the globe. She has earned an MA in Biblical Studies as well as the following degrees: MA in International Relations & Strategic Planning, Master of Public Administration, M.S. in Operations Management, and an MA in Human Resource Management. Kay is a retired naval officer. Her specialty while in the armed services was an Education and Training Management Specialist. She has been a Bible instructor for many years and has led Sunday school classes for senior adults.
ARRIET FOSTER, M. A.
Arriet currently instructs an eighteen week introductory theology course at her church on the Foundations of Christian Doctrine. She has worked with adolescents and teens as well as serving as a volunteer at a crisis pregnancy counselor. She earned her Master's degree in Religion with a concentration in Biblical Studies from Liberty University and her Bachelor's degree in English Literature and Psychology from Florida State University.
FRANCES "FRANKIE" ALLEN
Frances Allen is a playwright and freelance conference coordinator and has taught courses at the Center for Biblical Studies and various churches in the region for many years. Her Bible-based course on the Ministry of Angels touches on the origin and creation of different types of heavenly beings and the nature and functions of angels. She also teaches on our relationship with these heavenly beings and their relationship with God.
JUDITH WARREN HAWKINS, M.S., J.D.
Judge Judith Hawkins serves as a Leon County Judge in Tallahassee, FL. When elected in 1996, she was the first African-American to be elected to that position. Judge Hawkins was selected as the Tallahassee Democrat's 28th Anniversary Volunteer of the Year for Education, 2006, and recognized as the 2008 Outstanding Mentor at Appalachee Elementary School. Judge Hawkins has combined her passion for travel and service to do international mission trips. She helped build a school in Costa Rica and has conducted evangelistic campaigns in Kenya, Dominican Republic, Taiwan, Romania, Mongolia, Papua, Indonesia, Mexico, and Brazil. She has also served in Haiti.
Sherry Anderson currently leads Writers Aglow in Panama City, FL where she has trained and coached writers for the past seven years. She is also an adjunct professor at Gulf Coast State College where she teaches "Life Story Writing." Sherry has published two nonfiction books, "Rising From Defeat" and "My Memory Serves Me Well", a memoir by Holocaust survivor, Ed Holzman. She has also published several manuals on prayer and understand prophets and prophecy in the 21st century. Her first novel will be released this year.
DENA OETJEN WOODBURN
Dena Woodburn currently leads a seminar at the Center for Biblical Studies on prayer. She is also a Bethel Bible teacher. Many people describe Dena as a "mighty woman of prayer". Dena completed two years at Florida State University. She attended Landon High School in Jacksonville after spending the first years of life in Cuba.
JIM & PATRICIA BANKS
Jim and Pat Banks founded House of Healing Ministries and established the Healing Rooms of The Swannanoa Valley. Through House of Healing Ministries they travel the Southeastern states helping churches, large and small, house churches, and home Bible studies become equipped to serve the growing inner healing and deliverance needs of their congregations and communities. Jim previously worked in the private sector as an electrical design engineer and then in sales and marketing management with several manufacturers of electrical measurement and control systems and devices.
DARWIN BOX, M. Div
Darwin is an ordained minister with the Presbyterian Church of America as well as a chaplain with Big Ben Hospice. He has served as a church planner and pastor, doing counseling and preaching in various pulpits in Virginia and Florida. Darwin Box received his M.Div. from Reform Theological Institute. He did undergraduate work in Psychology and Sociology at Columbus State University and Augusta State University as well as business administration at Oglethorpe University. Darwin is a military veteran of the United States Navy having served in Vietnam.
EMERY AND LESSIE COLLIER
Pastor Emory Collier is a pastor of Fire & Hammer International Training Center as well as serving as the Volunteer Chaplain of the Leon Regional Juvenile Detention Center. He is an ordained elder certified teacher of Christ Likeness Training and Prophetic Gifts Training. Emery received his bachelor's degree in Psychology from Florida A&M University.
Lessie Collier, also an ordained elder, works alongside her husband at Fire and Hammer International Training Center. She is actively involved in establishing intercessory prayer groups.
Alloydice Gaines is a Mental Health Counselor, Substance Abuse-HIV/AIDS Counselor, a member of the Graduate Chapter of Beta Delta Sigma Chapter of Sigma Gamma Rho, Inc., Jake Gaither Life Skills Facility and Mentor (C.H.O.I.C.E.S.), and a volunteer in Leon County Schools. She is also District Trainer and Coordinator of Evangelism for the North West District of Florida, FGBCFI, serves with "Flow Word" prayer lines, and FGBCI State Workshop Leader. Alloydice has presented a host of trainings/ presentations and currently serves as an Elder at Innovation Baptist Church after being ordained in 2007. Along with serving as an elder, Alloydice also serves as a teacher for the Ministry of Christian Education, Interim Servant-Leader of Missions and Evangelism Ministry, Assistant Servant-Leader of the Intercessory Prayer Ministry and Armor Bearer's Ministry.
Mark Geppert is the President and founder of the South East Asia Prayer Center, which is committed to creating new and networking existing prayer cells in South East Asia. He has taught leaders in Latin America, China, India, and Europe and throughout the U.S. His radio and television experience has made him noted as a "master communicator."
Tom Gillan is Director of the PSU Management and Training Group. He developed and implemented the FIND Program (Families In Need of Direction), an educational program for at risk youth and their parents, and manages the Central Florida Police Stress Unit. He is a certified law enforcement trainer and has assisted with curriculum development for subjects including Human Trafficking Awareness Training, Law Enforcement Stress, Trauma, and Suicide Awareness, and Workplace Violence Prevention and Crisis Response. Tom has a degree in Broadcast Communication and worked as a radio announcer and news reporter in Washington, D.C. and Central Florida. As a media consultant he created and produced marketing plans for various clients. He is currently perusing a Florida State Certification in Addiction Recovery and Christian Counseling.
JEANNETTE STORMS, D. Min.
Jeannette Storms, D. Min., has served as a missionary in Mexico, Zambia (C. Africa), Japan and London (UK) as well as planting two churches and pastoring. Her ministry has carried her to more than 40 nations. She has taught classes on prayer, missions, evangelism, biblical studies and leadership at The King's University. Jeanette holds a D. Min. degree from Regent University and a MA in Theology from Fuller Theological Seminary.
ROGER C. HUGHS
Roger Hughs, an ordained minister and church planter, is currently serving as Chaplain of a new halfway house in Tallahassee, FL as well as being an intenerate missionary. He has been involved in training events in Peru, Brazil, Mexico, Haiti, Russia and most of the Eastern bloc countries. He began his missionary career in the Philippines where he was the director of an evangelism and church planting ministry after graduating from Taylor University.
Joan West, civic leader and author of "God's Odds", has served on the Board of Directors for the Center for Biblical Studies. She is also serving, or has served, on the following boards: Florida Heritage Foundation, Tallahassee Music Guild, The Artist Series, The Museum of Art Angels, Inc., and The National Museum of Women in the Arts Florida Committee. Joan earned her M.A. in Classical Philosophy at the University of Delaware, her M.M. in Music History at Florida State University, and her A.B. in English Literature at Wesleyan College in Macon, GA.
KIMBERLY R. JOHNSON
Kimberly serves as Florida's networking coordinator for the US Reformation Prayer Network, Southeast Regional Coordinator for the Heartland Apostolic Prayer network, and the Strategic Prayer Action network. She is the Founder and Executive Director of Watchmen Arise International, Inc. based in Lakeland, Florida. Kim has developed several training courses in intercession such as Teach Me How to Pray and Preparing for Battle. She has recorded several worship CD's including Tip the Bowls, The Earth is Crying Out, Encounter, and Infinity's Song. Kimberly has a Masters in Theology degree from Spirit Life School of Theology in Lakeland, Florida.
Bev Lewis is currently involved in performing, and teaching others to perform, the lively and life-changing spiritual discipline of Biblical Storytelling by searching and researching the text and then embodying the very words of Scripture. She is also a classically-trained professional actor and has worked as a waitress, news anchor, member of the Governor's Press Office, maker of documentaries for PBS, receptionist and the Creative Services Manager of Florida's Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles.
BEVERLY DRU LEWIS
Beverly Dru Lewis, owner of LifePoint, has a strong background in communications and marketing. She has worked as a professional sales leader, independent sales agent, sales and marketing director and professional speaker. With this vast experience Beverly has the ability to plan, create, organize and implement resourceful approaches to tasks and situations.
Mark currently serves as a member of the KAIROS prison ministry for the Jefferson County Correctional Facility. He has successfully completed a M.Div. in Apologetics at Luther Rice Seminary in Atlanta Georgia. His primary focus was on the philosophical debates surrounding theism and Christ involving His life and resurrection along with parts of His ministry while He was here as man. Mark also has earned a degree in Finance from Florida State University.
Herb McRae currently serves on the Board of Directors at the Center for Biblical Studies as well as teaching a seminar on the Beatitudes. He has been fascinated with the Beatitudes since surrendering his life to Christ and has written the book The Truth Revealed in the Eight Beatitudes. Herb is a long-time resident of Tallahassee and a former business owner in partnership with his wife, Carol. He is a member of Good Samaritan United Methodist church and enjoys serving his church in a variety of ways. He leads a weekly Bible study for his Good Samaritan home group and is involved in two small study groups for men.
WILLIAM H. NEAL JR.
Bill Neal is President and CEO of Capital Electrical and Security, Inc. and has been a businessman and entrepreneur for many years. He is also a Certified Financial Independent Consultant and Seminar Leader with Financial Independent Network Limited. He received his M.Div. from Harvest Bible University and is studying to be ordained.
Doug Ott founded "Fathers in the Infield - It Starts at Home," an annual community event. After Hurricane Katrina, he served with the Governor's Commission on Volunteerism (Volunteer Florida), where he launched and marketed a $2 million unprecedented program reimbursing Florida's churches and non-profit organizations (with FEMA funds), for their assistance to evacuees that came to Florida. He also was the state lead in the response and recovery efforts for Florida's seniors during the historic 2004 hurricane season. Doug also ministers with his cello and has produced a CD called Cello for the King.
PAMELA D. OUSLEY
Pam Ousley is an author with two books being published. She is also the founder of Bold Appeals Ministry and is dedicated to reaching out to any individual who is interested in exploring freedom from sexual sin as she herself has enjoyed freedom from 22 years of lesbian identification. In addition to leading the ministry, she is a speaker and professional photographer.
Quin Sherrer, author and international lecturer, has appeared on more than 300 radio and television programs. She has served on the International and U.S. board of directors for Women's Aglow Fellowship. Quin earned her B.S. degree in Journalism from Florida State University and attended Bible College in Dallas.
VIOLET BEASLEY SPEIGHTS
Violet Beasley Speights currently serves a minister at Christians Temple Church of Faith and Works in Tallahassee, Florida, where she is under the leadership of her husband Bishop Philip Speights, Senior Pastor. Violet is a speaker for women conferences, prayer breakfast meetings and panel discussions. She is certified instructor to teach relationship courses to single adults and youth groups as well as being a certified HIV/AIDS and Domestic Violence Counselor. Violet is also the Executive Producer of a stage play and has written an early offenders prevention program for juvenile delinquents.
RAYMOND J. WANN
Ray Wann, an accomplished businessman, has taught Business by the Book at the Center for Biblical Studies. He is a member of the Service Core of Retired Executives and Civil Air Patrol as well as having received a Certificate of Graduation in Management Training from the Ford Motor Company, Assembly Plant in St. Louis, Missouri. Ray has earned his MA degree in Biblical Studies as well doing graduate work in Commercial Science at Rollins College. He earned a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration from Southern Illinois University where he majored in Management.
TRAVIS F. VINING
Travis Vining is an author, teacher, and inspirational speaker. His recently published book, Transforming Darkness to Light for Giving, will help reader's better transform tragic events they have experienced in their lives. He also authored The Garden of Miracles - A Journey through the Seven Gardens of Forgiveness. Travis teaches a course in Forgiving and facilitates intensive healing retreats that focus on family of origin issues. Travis lived the real-life horrors of learning his father was a serial killer. He overcame many physical and emotional illnesses that included suppressed memories, paralyzing migraine headaches, crippling back pain, and depression resulting from a tragic family environment that included being raised by a sociopathic father who is now on Florida's death row. In a search for the truth, this nightmare became an inspirational journey of forgiveness, faith, hope and miracles.
Becky Dvorak is a missionary, Bible teacher, minister and author. She is the co-founder of LIFE Unlimited Ministries - Guatemala, where she, alongside her husband of more than 33 years, have founded LIFE Homes - Guatemala for children that have been orphaned, abandoned and born infected with the HIV Virus. Becky also ministers at DARE to Believe Healing Schools, Services, Seminars and Conferences. She has resided with her husband in Guatemala, Central America as Mutual Faith Ministries, Int'l missionaries since 1994.
ALLEN ROSS, Th. D.
Dr. Allen P. Ross is currently a professor of Divinity at Beeson Divinity School, Samford University in Birmingham, Alabama. He has authored commentaries on Proverbs and Leviticus, as well as Creation and Blessing: A Guide to the Study and Exposition of Genesis. He also assisted in translating the Living Bible and the New King James Bible. His articles have appeared in Biblical Viewpoint, BibliothecaSacra, and Kindred Spirit as well as contributing to the Bible Knowledge Commentary, the Christian Life Bible, and the Biblical Hebrew Handbook. Dr. Ross was on the faculty at Dallas Theological Seminary and at The Graduate School of Bob Jones University. He earned his Th.M. and Th.D. from Dallas Theological Seminary, his Ph.D. from St. Johns College of Cambridge University and studied at Winona Lake School of Theology after receiving his B.A. from Bob Jones University.
MICHAEL W. PETTY, Ph. D.
Father Michael Petty currently serves as an associate rector at St. Peter's Anglican Church where he has served since it was founded. He is the author of A Faith That Loves the Earth: The Ecological Theology of Karl Rahner, published by the University Press of America. During his twenty plus years of ordained ministry, he has served a large suburban congregation, a campus ministry at a medical school and a hospital chaplaincy. Michael earned his Ph. D and M. Div. from Vanderbilt University and his B.A. from Austin College.
ANDREW A. MILLER
Andy Miller, L.C.S.W., serves as director for Tallahassee Healing Prayer Ministries and has practiced as a professional individual, marriage and family therapist for the past twenty years. The bulk of his practice is focused on resolving dissociation and trauma in those with severe abuse backgrounds by actively incorporating biblical healing principles. Andy is ordained as a priest in the orthodox Communion of Evangelical Episcopal Churches and serves as Chaplain to the Archbishop, Dr. Russell McClanahan. He travels several times a year to train prayer ministers in the use of the Heart Sync Ministry model.
ROBERT SCHUCHTS, Ph. D.
Dr. Bob Schuchts is a Marriage and Family Therapist in private practice who incorporates spiritual healing with relationship counseling. He has led local workshops and seminars regarding varied topics such as hospice training, parent and teenage education, marriage, family reconstruction, and satanic ritual abuse, as well as speaking to audiences as far away as Kenya, Africa. Bob earned his Ph.D. in Family Relations from Florida State University, his M.S. in Family Relations and his B.S. in Psychology from Columbia University.
DAVID FRITZ, M. A.
David Fritz currently heads the African Book Project and is host of "Proud to be an American" on WTAL Radio. He earned his M.A. in Biblical Studies from the Center for Biblical Studies and his B.A. in History from Florida State University. Dave is a deacon in his church and has been a Bible teacher and radio program host for many years.
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