Faculty

Jerry Jones, M.T.S.
Christian Ministry Program Director, Assistant Professor of Theological & Pastoral Studies

M.T.S., Urshan Graduate School of Theology, 2017

Dan Littles, D.M.A.
Music Program Director, Associate Professor of Music

B.M., Trumpet Performance, Southeast Missouri State University, 2005
M.M., Music Education, Boston University, 2007
D.M.A., Music Education, University of Houston, 2014

Thomas McCall, M.A., M.T.S.
Communication Studies Program Director, Lecturer of Communication Studies

M.A., Communication Studies, Arkansas State University, 2014
M.T.S, Urshan Graduate School of Theology, 2019

Jennifer McCurrach, M.A., M.A.C.M.
Human Services Program Director, Lecturer of Human Services

B.A., Psychology, Lamar University, 1997
M.A., Psychology, Houston Baptist University, 2003
M.A.C.M., Urshan Graduate School of Theology, 2016
Ph.D., Counseling Education and Supervision, Regent University (in progress)

Jeremy Painter, D.Litt., Ph.D., D.Min. (ABD)
General Education Program Director, Assistant Professor of English

B.A., Religious Studies, Regent University, 2008
M.A. English Literature, Mercy College, 2009
M.Div. Biblical Studies, Regent University, 2012
D. Litt. English Literature, University of Pretoria, 2015
Ph.D. Theology, Radboud University, 2019
D.Min. Practical Theology, Regent University, 2020 (ABD)

Thomas O’Daniel, Ed.D.
Organizational Leadership Program Director, Professor of Organizational Leadership

Diploma, Bible and Theology, Conquerors Bible College, 1973
B.A., Bible/Theology, Global University, 1987
M.A., Social Science, Azusa Pacific University, 1991
Ed.D., Leadership, The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary, 2005

M. Jean Bland, Ed.D.
Director of Student Success Center, Associate Professor of General Education

B.A., Christian Education, Gateway College of Evangelism, 1996
M.A., Secondary Education, Pensacola Christian College, 2002
Ed.D., K-12 School Leadership, Regent University, 2012

Cullen Chrestman, M.T.S.
Lecturer of New Testament Theology & Theological Studies, Academic Assessment Coordinator

B.A., Christian Ministry, Urshan College, 2015
M.T.S., Urshan Graduate School of Theology, 2017
Ph.D., Biblical Interpretation and Theology, Assemblies of God Theological Seminary (in progress)

Laura Payne, M.M.
Choral Director

B.A., Christian Music, Christian Life College, 1993
B.A., Music Education, Butler University, 1995
M.M., Music Education, University of the Pacific, 2005

Ann Ahrens, Ph.D.
Professor of Worship Studies

B.A., Music, Gateway College of Evangelism, 1994
B.A., Church Music, Missouri Baptist University, 1998
M.A., Piano Pedagogy and Performance, Webster University, 2001
M.T.S., Urshan Graduate School of Theology, 2012
Ph.D., Christian Worship, Southern Baptist Theological Seminary

David K. Bernard, D.Th.
Chancellor; Professor of Biblical Studies and Apostolic Leadership

B.A.; Mathematical Sciences, Managerial Studies; Rice University; 1978
M.Th., New Testament, University of South Africa, 2006
J.D., University of Texas, 1981
D.Th., New Testament, University of South Africa, 2015

David S. Norris, Ph.D.
Professor of Theological Studies

Diploma, Theology, Apostolic Bible Institute, 1975
B.A., Liberal Studies, Neumann University, 1989
M.A., Theological Studies, Palmer Theological Seminary, 1992
Ph.D., Religion, Temple University, 2000

Carolyn Simoneaux, Ed.D.
Professor of General Education, Student Academic Support Officer

B.S., Religious Education, Great Lakes University, 2006
M.Ed., Education Administration, Liberty University, 2008
Ed.D., Educational Leadership, Liberty University, 2015
M.A.C.M., Urshan Graduate School of Theology, 2017