Charles M. Jacumin

Professor of New Testament 201-202

B.A. North Carolina State University M.Div. Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary PhD. Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary

Dennis Thurman

Professor of Counseling 401-402

A.A. Fruitland Baptist Bible College; B.A. Luther Rice Seminary; M.A. Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary

Ailene Vayas


BA en Educación Secundaria, concentración en Historia – Universidad de Puerto Rico (2000); MA en Currículo y Enseñanza – Universidad de Puerto Rico (2008); Certificación en Educación Secundaria concentración en Español – Universidad de Puerto Rico (2013) MA en Consejería Cristiana – Gordon Conwell Theological Seminary (En progreso);      

Chris Gray

Professor of Apologetics 401-402

A.A. – North Greenville College; B.A. – Carson-Newman College; M.Div. – The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary; D.Min. – New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary

Jack Givens

Professor of New Testament 201-202

Diploma in Theology – Trinity Baptist College; BA in Biblical Studies – Crichton College; MDiv – Mid America Baptist Theological Seminary;

Brian Buckner

Professor of Western Civilization 201-202

A.A. Fruitland Baptist Bible College; B.A. Mars Hill College; M.Div. The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary; Currently pursuing D. Min. from SEBTS;

Donna C. Gibbs

Professor of Counseling 401-402 Online

B. A. in Psychology, North Carolina State University; M. S. in Community Counseling, Western Carolina University; Ph. D. in Christian Counseling and Psychology, Louisiana Baptist University; North Carolina Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor Supervisor Board Certified Professional Christian Counselor, American Association of Christian Counselors Eating Disorder Intuitive Therapy Certified

Michael Horton

Professor of New Testament 101-102 Online

B. S. in Business Administration, the University of North Carolina, Greensboro; M. Div. in Pastoral Ministry, Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary; Ed. D. in Christian Leadership, Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary – in progress;

Stephen Cutchins

Professor of Apologetics 401-402

Bachelor (1999) and Master Degrees (2002) in Education – Winthrop University; Masters of Religion (2008) and Doctorate of Ministry Degree (2012) – Southern Evangelical Seminary; Continued Doctoral Studies – Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary (2014); Ph.D. in Higher Education Leadership – Dallas Baptist University (IN PROGRESS – Anticipated graduation, 2021);

Steve Stewart

Professor of English 101-102 Online, English 401-402, Old Testament 101-102 Online

A.A., Fruitland Baptist Bible College; B.A. Biblical Studies, Wingate University; M.A. Biblical Studies, Criswell Graduate School of the Bible; M.Div. Criswell Graduate School of the Bible; Th.D. Trinity Theological Seminary

Dr. Luis Tejera


Campus Pastor (Latin American Campus) at Hickory Grove Baptist Church B.A. in Bible, Puerto Rico Baptist College Master of Theology, Baptist International Seminary Doctorate in Leadership and Discipleship Ministry, Midwestern Baptist Seminary

Steve Scoggins

Professor of NT 101-102; Church History 301-302

B.A., Samford University; M.Div., Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary