Courses

Courses

Fall Semester

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Introduction to Bible I: Doctrine of Scripture

This course explores the claims the Bible makes of itself and how the Scriptures came from God to us, exploring the process of revelation, inspiration, collection, transmission, and translation. This course is one part of a three-part Introduction to Bible credit.

Introduction to Bible II: Biblical Overview

A course designed to give a broad picture of the Bible, which enables the student to visualize the Word as a whole. Emphasis is on the historical flow of the scriptures throughout redemptive history. This course is part two of a three-part Introduction to Bible credit.

Backpack Trip (Elective)

In the early fall, students will experience a challenging but exciting week backpacking. Students will be seeing the sights of the Bob Marshall Wilderness – the largest wilderness area in the continental US – which happens to be our backyard! This course will also give the student a new awareness of the environment from a Biblical viewpoint. This course is a one credit elective course.

Introduction to Bible III: Christ in All of Scripture

The aim of this class is to reveal that the Lord Jesus would be seen more clearly and accurately as the great point of all Scripture. This course is part three of a three-part Introduction to Bible credit.

Biblical Creation (Elective)
This class will explore what the Bible teaches about how God created the world around us.  At a time in our culture when the world is desperate to show there is no God, this course will show the student how Scripture compares to the hollow theories set up against it.  This course is a one credit elective course.
Old Testament Survey I: The Pentateuch

This class will study the theology, content and unity of the first five books of the Old Testament. Various readings and discussion will introduce the student to various critical approaches to the origin and development of the Pentateuch and to the ways it continues to guide and shape God’s people today. This course is part one of a four-week Old Testament Survey credit.

Old Testament Survey II: Historical Books

This course will give the student a detailed overview of all the historical Old Testament books with a focus on the main characters and events contained within. Also, one of the books will receive special attention. This course is part two of a four-week Old Testament Survey credit.

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Old Testament Survey III: Wisdom & Literature

This study of Job, Psalms, Proverbs, Ecclesiastes, and The Song of Solomon leads students through poetry and prose unrivaled in all secular literature. The Wisdom Books are beautiful Holy Spirit-inspired literature, containing narrative, history, instruction, celebration, prayer, passion, prophecy, and more unfolding of the drama of divine redemption, looking toward it’s ultimate fulfillment in the atoning of Jesus Christ. This course is part three of a four-week Old Testament Survey credit.

Old Testament Survey IV: Prophets

This class looks at the role and significance of Old Testament prophets as emphasized in light of Biblical history. This overview includes a focus on select prophets and prophetic oracles. This course is part four of a four-week Old Testament Survey credit.

I Timothy – The Church (Elective)

This course is a verse-by-verse look at Paul’s letter to Timothy as he takes on the role of pastoring the church in Ephesus. In this book, God inspired Paul to instruct Timothy and subsequent church leaders how the local church should be set up and run. Students will learn the Biblical standards and priorities for the local church. This course is a one credit elective course.

New Testament Survey I: Jesus & the Gospels
New Testament Survey II: Pauline Epistles

This course is an introductory look into the letters God inspired Paul to write, as well as a general overview into Pauline theology. This course is part two of a three-week New Testament Survey credit.

New Testament Survey III: General Epistles

This course is an introductory look into the other New Testament letters not written by Paul, including James, Hebrews, 1 & 2 Peter, Jude, and the Johannine epistles. This course is part three of a three-week New Testament Survey credit.

Spiritual Disciplines (Spiritual Formations - Night Course)

This course gives the basis for and a brief look at the many different spiritual disciplines that the Bible encourages believers to participate in in order to grow in their Christian life. This course is a one credit elective course.

Courses

Spring Semester

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Systematic Theology I: Doctrine of God, Jesus & the Holy Spirit

This course concentrates on seeing God as He is and the impact that this understanding can have on the Christian life. Additionally, this class will examine the sufficiency and necessity of the life, death, and resurrection of Christ as God’s means to rescue the world. Finally, this course seeks to give students an introductory level of insight into what the Bible has to say about the third person of the Triune God, the Holy Spirit. This course is  part one of a three-part Systematic Theology credit.

Systematic Theology II: Doctrine of Man and Sin

This course seeks to take a concentrated look at gaining a biblical understanding of man as made in God’s image, what really happened at the fall and the consequences of the fall. This course is part two of a three-part Systematic Theology credit.

Systematic Theology III: Doctrine of the Church and Last Things
This course seeks to give students insight into what the Bible has to say about end times and the second coming of Christ.  This course is part three of a three-part Systematic Theology credit.
Ephesians (Elective)

This course is a verse-by-verse look at Paul’s letter to the church in Ephesus. In this book, students will learn the critical things that the Apostle Paul teaches the members of the Ephesian church. This course is a one credit elective course.

Apologetics I: Introduction to Worldview

As a Christian, the defense of our faith is our responsibility. As we learn to defend our faith we see that it is a confirmation to believers and conviction to non-believers. This course shows how the Gospel gives Christians a new way of seeing everything in the world around them. This is part one of a three-week Apologetics credit.

Apologetics II: Contemporary Issues & Objections

In this course students will look at how Christianity responds to some of the main contemporary issues that are facing Western culture today. This course is part two of a three-week Apologetics credit.

Apologetics III: Current Issues

This course examines the current issues arising in recent and current modern culture through the lens of a biblical worldview. Students will be introduced to each issue from both a secular viewpoint and a biblical viewpoint. The purpose of this class is to prepare each student to think critically and Biblically about each issue. This course is part three of a three-week Apologetics credit.

Romans 1-8 (Elective)

This course is a verse-by-verse look at chapters 1-8 in the letter to the Christians living in first century Rome. In this book, God inspired Paul to instruct and encourage the Roman believers to understand great doctrine while living out those doctrines on a daily basis. Students will learn the Biblical theology and the necessary truths to live in a Christ-centered manner. This course is a one credit elective course.

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Romans 9-16 (Elective)

This course is a verse-by-verse look at chapters 9-16 in the letter to the Christians living in first century Rome. In this book, God inspired Paul to instruct and encourage the Roman believers to understand great doctrine while living out those doctrines on a daily basis. Students will learn the Biblical theology and the necessary truths to live in a Christ-centered manner. This course is a one credit elective course.

Introduction to Missions I: Global Missions

This course will provide a Biblical foundation for understanding God’s mission among the nations, a historical overview of missions, and exploring the calling all Christians have to be a part of God’s mission in the world. This course is part one of a three-week Missions credit.

Introduction to Missions II: Missional Living

The aim of this course is to show students the importance of living for God’s purpose and mission in the world as a Christian, whether or not they are in vocational ministry, and what that looks like in today’s culture. Missions will be examined at the micro level. This course is part two of a three-week Missions credit.

Introduction to Missions III: Evangelism
Church History I: Book of Acts

This class will take a look back at the New Testament Church and the foundations of Christianity so that we can learn how to live and function in the Church today. Discussions will contrast God’s view of the role and relationship of the Church against those ideas contrived by man. Emphasis will be on backgrounds of denominations today and present teachings. This course is part one of a three-week Church History credit.

Church History II: 100 AD – Reformation

This course will offer an overview of Church history, from AD 100 to the Reformation. Special attention will be given to theological and denominational development, as well as a study of the lives of many of history’s religious leaders. This course is part two of a three-week Church History credit.

Church History III: Reformation – Present Day

This course will offer an overview of Church history, from the Reformation to the present. Special attention will be given to theological and denominational development, as well as a study of the lives of many of history’s religious leaders. Like in the previous week, the goal is for the student to come to an understanding that history is more than memorized facts, but that it is affecting them even today. This course is part three of a three-week Church History credit.

Practical Christian Living (Spiritual Formations)
This class is designed to help students apply Scriptural principles to their everyday life. This class will explore a few elements of Christian life such as: Recognizing hindrances to victorious Christian living; Understanding key principles for healthy relationships; Understanding the Biblical principles of conflict resolution; Examining how to face and overcome adversity; Understanding Biblical and practical principles on finance; Examining practical ways to serve the local church; Researching scriptures relevant to class topic.  This course is a one credit elective course.

Instructors

Dave Barnhart

Missions Pastor at Grace Bible Church

Bozeman, MT

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Dave is a pastor at GRACE BIBLE CHURCH in Bozeman. He has taught modular classes in Ukraine, Kenya, and Zambia as well as at Bible institutes in Montana and is a frequent camp and banquet speaker. He and his wife, Terry, have two sons and one daughter. Dave loves the outdoors, is an avid hunter, and enjoys gardening and reading. Dave earned a BS in Secondary Education from St. Cloud State University and an M. Div with a Pastoral Emphasis and a ThM from Western Seminary in Portland, OR in 2011.

Frank Cirone

Director at Ravencrest Chalet & Bible School

Estes Park, CO

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Frank was born and raised in Rhinebeck, New York. Frank graduated from Philadelphia Biblical University with a BS in Biblical Education in 1989 prior to joining the staff at Ravencrest Chalet. He now serves as Director and Principal of RAVENCREST CHALET. He holds a Master’s Degree in Christian Leadership from Denver Seminary. Frank and his wife, Krista, have four children –Andrew, Ben, Isaak and Anikka. He is passionate about motivating students to a deeper knowledge of God’s Word and personal spiritual growth. Frank spends time traveling and speaking at various events in the US and overseas.

John Erickson

Pastor at Augusta Community Church

Augusta, MT

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John served as the Executive Director of C Bar N Ministries and Montana Wilderness School of the Bible for over twenty years. Today he is the pastor of AUGUSTA COMMUNITY CHURCH in Augusta, MT. He is married to Terry and they have two adult children who are both married and have six grandchildren. John has his Master’s Degree in Leadership & Management/Organizational Leadership from Briercrest Seminary in Caronport, Sask., Canada and graduated in 2002.

Chad Everhart

Dr. Chad Everhart

Professor at University of the Cumberlands

Williamsburg, KY

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Dr. Chad Everhart serves as Senior Pastor of Bethel Baptist Church in Vilas, NC and Professor of Missions and Ministry at the University of the Cumberlands where he currently teaches online graduate courses in Christian Theology, Christian Leadership, Christian Education, and Hermeneutics. He formerly served as a Regional Campus Missionary for the Kentucky Baptist Convention as well as the Department Chair
for Missions & Ministry and Campus Minister at the University of the Cumberlands in Williamsburg, KY.
He and his wife, April, have three daughters, Emerson, Mabry, and Taylor as well as a son named Bridger who live on a small farm and orchard in western North Carolina.

Zach Fallon

Pastor at Christ Church

Tyrone, GA

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Zach is a pastor at Christ Church, a new church plant in the South metro Atlanta area. He saw his need for Christ and received him the summer after his freshman year in college. He and Christine met while students at Wheaton College and have been married since 2010. Together they have four children and are excited to live all of life in light of the gospel and invite others to do the same. Previously, Zach served as a pastor for five years at College Church in Wheaton, IL. Before that, he and Christine lived and served in ministry for five years at Montana Wilderness School of the Bible. Zach has been privileged to be trained for ministry through Southern Baptist Theological Seminary and Trinity Evangelical Divinity School.

Micah Forsythe

Professor at Montana Bible College

Bozeman, MT

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Micah joined the staff at MONTANA BIBLE COLLEGE in 2011. He grew up in Colorado and was a Supervising Manager at Recreational Equipment Inc. (REI). Then, in 2004, he and his wife moved to Montana where he took on the roles of Financial Director and Instructor at Montana Wilderness School of the Bible. He has a passion for teaching and sharing God’s Word and enjoys other hobbies such as photography, backpacking, cycling, and most outdoor activities. Micah and his wife Christa have three young children. Micah earned a BS in Bible/Theology and Educational Ministries from Multnomah Bible College in 2004 and an MA in Curriculum and Instructional Design from Colorado Christian University in 2017.

Dr. Sandy Good

Director of the Live 10:27 Ministries

Lititz, PA

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Lititz, PA

Dr. Ryan Hanley

Professor at University of the Cumberlands

Williamsburg, KY

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Dr. Ryan Hanley is Assistant Professor of Biblical Studies at the University of the Cumberlands in Williamsburg, KY. He primarily teaches in the area of Old Testament. He taught previously at Boyce College in Louisville, KY. Ryan and his wife Kathleen have been involved in church ministry together for the last 15 years, serving in nursery, college ministry, and in young couples ministry. He also preaches on occasion. Together, they have five children, which is as busy and crazy and wonderful as it sounds.

Dr. Chris Hopf

Pastor at Second Baptist Church

Houston, TX

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Chris is originally from Chicago, but now resides in Katy, TX which is a suburb of Houston. He is married to Loren and they have four children. Chris currently serves as the associate pastor of adult ministries at Second Baptist Church in Houston, TX. Chris is also an adjunct professor of theology at Houston Baptist University. In addition, he serves as the chaplain to three agencies: the Katy ISD Police Department, the Fort Bend County Sheriff’s Office, and the FBI. He received his BA in theological studies from the Moody Bible Institute, his THm from Dallas Theological Seminary, and his DMin also from Dallas Theological Seminary. In his spare time he enjoys relaxing with his family, reading, and playing golf.

Dr. Kevin Horton

Founder, Institute for Biblical Authority

Montana

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Dr. Horton practiced veterinary medicine on both large and small animals in the Bitterroot Valley of Montana for 20 years. During the last five years of veterinary practice he answered God’s call to church leadership and established two churches in the Valley. He served Crossroads Christian Fellowship of Victor, MT as senior pastor for 20 years. He began as full-time as director of IBA in the spring of 2018. Dr. Horton has a passion to see God’s Word correctly understood. He is convinced that as people begin to grasp the intended meaning of scripture, they gain a solid foundation to navigate this difficult life.

Dr. Adam Howell

Professor at Boyce College

Louisville, KY

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Adam Howell grew up in the hills of Appalachia in the northeast corner of Tennessee. He attended East Tennessee State University, earning a double major in Microbiology and Chemistry. Howell played football for the ETSU Buccaneers as a long snapper for both punts and extra points. While in college, Howell served as a college pastor at Boone Trail Baptist Church and served in several on-campus college ministries, including Campus Crusade for Christ, Fellowship of Christian Athletes, and a grass roots ministry called The Well. In addition to a regular teaching schedule, Howell has contributed to Hebrew dictionaries and published articles in both the Journal for the Study of the Old Testament and Luther Rice Journal of Christian Studies. Howell serves as the Old Testament Book Review Editor for the Journal of Biblical and Theological Studies, and is on the peer review board for the Journal of Discipleship and Family Ministry. Howell is also a regular contributor to DAILY DOSE OF HEBREW, which seeks to keep pastors engaged with their Hebrew Bibles for life. Adam is married to Liz and they have four children: Noah, Tovah, Judah, and Norah.

Bryan Hughes

Senior Pastor at Grace Bible Church

Bozeman, MT

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Bryan is senior pastor of GRACE BIBLE CHURCH in Bozeman. He and his wife, Bev, have three children. Bryan enjoys hunting, reading, and playing basketball. Bryan has also taught a modular class at a Bible college in the Ukraine. Bryan earned his BA in Greek and Theology from Moody Bible Institute, an MA in Exegetical Theology from Western Seminary, and a Doctor of Ministry in Hebrew and Greek from Trinity Seminary in Newburgh, IN, having graduating in 2001.

Dan Jacobson

Director of the Trailhead Gap-Year Program

Westboro, WI

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Dan Jacobson was born and raised in Wisconsin where he still lives. His passions have always been good books, the outdoors, and life’s big questions. His degree is in Literature and he was a small business owner before entering ministry. He is the founding director of the TRAILHEAD GAP-YEAR PROGRAM (a one-year Bible and life-skills program) at Forest Springs Camp and Conference Center in Wisconsin. He teaches Bible, worldview and other topics as diverse as gun safety and pig-butchering. He is married to Laura and they have two boys – Charlie and Mason. Dan has a bachelors in literature from Taylor University in Upland, Indiana, having graduated in 2001.

Lawrence Jensen

Lawrence Jensen

Pastor at New Sweden Mission Church

Wetaskiwin, Alberta

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Lawrence Jensen ministers as a pastor at the NEW SWEDEN MISSION CHURCH in Wetaskiwin Alberta just south of Edmonton. Prior to this he served as the Assistant Director and Principal of a Bible School at Capernwray Harbour Bible Centre on Thetis Island. He is husband to Lori and father to son, Daniel and daughter, Mary; the joys of his life. Lawrence is effectively involved in countless lives, young and old alike, in teaching and preaching, discipling, encouraging and leading others to discover Christ as Life. With love for the Lord, clarity of vision and consistent walk in Christ, Lawrence’s joy is to see the Lord Jesus Christ glorified in our midst so that others may come to know Him and His saving life and power. He received a 2 year certificate in Bible Studies and Leadership Training at Capernwray Harbour Bible Centre. He also participated in a 6 year internship/mentorship program with the Director of Capernwray Harbour Bible Centre with the goals of Theological Study, Bible Teaching and Practical Ministry Skills.
Barry Joslin

Dr. Barry Joslin

Pastor at Sanibel Community Church

Sanibel, FL

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Dr. Joslin is currently serving in full time pastoral ministry in Florida after teaching for 17 years at Boyce College and The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary in Louisville, Kentucky. While in Louisville he taught Greek, New Testament, Hebrews, Hermeneutics, and Systematic Theology from 2004 – 2021 and was the department head for the Biblical and Theological Studies program at Boyce College for almost 10 years. Locally, he also served in the role of Pastor of Worship and Worship Development at two local churches in Louisville. In October 2021 the Lord called Dr. Joslin and his family to SW Florida to serve the body at Sanibel Community Church where he leads worship, preaches, teaches, as well as helps to coordinate the SCC Pastoral Apprentice and Internship Program. When he is not his church or family, you can find him playing guitar, fishing, or cheering (loudly) for LSU Tigers football. He has been married to Jessica for over 22 years and they have 4 amazing kids, Haddon, Carson, Elisabeth, and Mary, and two very spoiled dogs. 

John Klaassen

Dr. John Klaassen

Director, Doctor of Missiology
The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary

Louisville, KY

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John Klaassen was born in Colombia, South America, but grew up in Kansas City, Missouri. He married Shari in 1985 and they have two sons, Seth and Andy. Before moving overseas John pastored in the state of Kentucky.

John and Shari moved cross culturally to live first in Spain and then in North Africa from 1992 to 2010. John helped to direct their relief and development agency to national attention such that they were invited to work in communities all over their country of residence.  He supervised teams in three distinct regions of the country. That relief and development group worked in the areas of primary education, clean water and health education. Since moving back to the US, John and Shari have served Southern Seminary and Boyce College and they have worked with Iraqi and Syrian refugees in the Louisville area.

John has been a Lead Pastor, Missionary, Local Missions Pastor and Church Revitalization Pastor.

Dr. Daniel Lambert

Pastor at Easthaven Baptist Church

Kalispell, MT

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Daniel is a native of Louisiana, but spent most of his formative years in Texas. It was during his junior year in high school that he felt God’s call to preach the message of salvation in Jesus Christ. Daniel married Vicki in 1989 and shortly after, God confirmed a call to serve in the northwest. Daniel came to EASTHAVEN at the age of 26 and has been the pastor since 1991. Daniel and Vicki have two children: Daniel William and Adrianna. Their family enjoys camping, snow skiing, and traveling. Daniel is an avid hunter and loves being in the outdoors. His desire is to see others come to faith in Jesus Christ, plant new churches and fulfill the great commission around the world. Daniel holds a Bachelor’s degree in Communications from Baylor University, and a Master of Divinity and a Doctorate Degree in Ministry from Golden Gate Baptist Theological Seminary in 2002.

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John Luhmann

John Luhmann

General Contractor and Former Pastor

Lolo, MT

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John Luhmann formerly served as a pastor since 1999 and was on the staff of SOVEREIGN HOPE CHURCH since 2005, where he oversaw preaching and teaching. He is a graduate of Wheaton College and Trinity Evangelical Divinity School and is currently pursuing a Doctor of Ministry. He and his wife Korinda have seven children. John earned his Masters of Divinity from Trinity Evangelical Divinity School, Deerfield, IL in 1997.

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Dr. Randall McKinion

Professor at Cedarville University

Cedarville, OH

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Dr. McKinion (Randy) was saved, began to follow Christ, and was baptized when he was 9 years old. He attended the University of South Alabama, where he majored in mechanical engineering and played baseball. He was active in Baptist Campus Ministries during his time at USA and was involved in college ministry at Cottage Hill Baptist Church. During those years, God moved his heart toward preparation for ministry. Upon graduation, he married April and moved to the Los Angeles area to attend The Master’s Seminary, where he graduated in 2001. It was while studying at Master’s that he began to desire further study in the Old Testament. He began studying at Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary (Wake Forest, NC) in 2001 and received his PhD in Biblical Studies with an emphasis in Old Testament in 2006. While at SEBTS, he began teaching at Shepherds Seminary (Cary, NC), where he taught and worked in various administrative positions from 2003 until 2014. While at Shepherds, he participated as an elder in the planting of Redeemer Community Church in Fuquay-Varina, NC. In 2014, God moved Randy and April, along with their three kids, Caleb, Caden, and Zoe Grace, to Cedarville University, where he is currently Professor of Old Testament.

Tom Miller

Tom Miller

Rancher and Former Director
of Arrowhead Bible College

Tappen, ND

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Tom lives in Tappen, ND and works full-time on an organic farm. Tom was previously the Director of Arrowhead Bible College for 14 years at Beartooth Mountain Christian Ministries in Fishtail, Montana. He received a Masters of Ministry from Pacific Evangelical School of Ministry and He is an alumni of MWSB (’98).

Nate Newell

Nate Newell

Pastor at Mission Church

Lancaster, PA

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Nate Newell is Pastor of Mission & Ministry Development at Mission Church in Lancaster, PA where he overseas the discipleship and leadership pathway, church planting, and global missions. He previously served as Senior Pastor at an international church in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia as well as planting a church in rural Pennsylvania. Nate and his wife Marie have been involved in church ministry for the past 20 years in many capacities, but have found a passion for coaching men and women in ministry. They love their three children and Labrador retriever. 

Chris Sherrod

Discipleship Minister at South Spring Baptist Church

Tyler, TX

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Chris Sherrod began teaching at MWSB in 2004, covering such classes as Apologetics, Foundations of Biblical Morality, and Biblical Creationism. Graduating from Auburn University with a BA in Education in 1993, Chris went on to get a MA in Religion from Liberty University in 2003 and has spent his years in ministry to students and families through teaching, writing, pastoring, coaching, and speaking. Chris and his wife Katie have eight wonderful children (and two daughter-in-laws), and their passion is for their family to be used by God to show His glory and grace, and to equip believers to live, defend, and share their faith.

Jordan Thomas

Jordan Thomas

Lead Pastor at Grace Church Memphis

Memphis, TN

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God opened Jordan’s heart to believe the gospel during his freshman year of college. He has been preaching the gospel since 1997, is husband to Tracy, and has six children—four daughters and two sons.  While serving with the other elders to provide soul-care to the flock, Jordan is a pastor-teacher at GRACE CHURCH MEMPHIS overseeing vision and spiritual leadershipHe has a M.Div, from Mid-America Baptist Theological Seminary in Memphis, TN (g. May, 2003).

Peter Wetendorf

Director at Rocky Mountain Bible Mission and Former Pastor at Conrad Mission Church

Conrad, MT

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Peter Wetendorf had served as the pastor of Conrad Mission Church for over twenty years. He lives in Conrad with his wife, Lori, and has three grown children. Since graduating from Moody Bible Institute, Peter has served in pastoral ministry for over thirty five years. Peter has also earned an MA in Ministry from Moody Theological Seminary in 1980, as well as attended courses through Jerusalem University College in Israel.

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