Faculty

Administrative Teaching Faculty

Dr. Richard Miller – College President

  • Ph.D. in Old Testament, New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary (2002)
  • M.Div. New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary (1985)
  • B.A. in Ministry, Southeastern University of the Assemblies of God (1979)
  • Ordained: May 1994, Louisiana District Council of the Assemblies of God
  • One of five Founders of School of Urban Missions (SUM), (1993 – 2012)
  • Chief Academic Officer, SUM Bible College (2002 – 2012)

Rev. Justus Freeman – Vice President for Academic Affairs

  • Ph.D. Candidate, New Testament, B. H. Carroll Theological Institute
  • M.A., Biblical Studies with a concentration in Biblical Languages, SUM Bible College and Theological Seminary (2013)
  • B.A., Biblical Studies, SUM Bible College and Theological Seminary (2011)

Rev. Joshua Evans – Vice President for Student Life

  • M.S., Clinical Counseling/Psychology, Southwestern Assemblies of God University (2015)
  • B.S., Counseling/Psychology, Southwestern Assemblies of God University (2012)

Rev. Anthony Freeman – Provost

  • M.A., Missiology with a concentration in Biblical Studies, Assemblies of God Theological Seminary
  • Th.B., Jimmy Swaggart Bible College
  • Professor and President, SUM Bible College and Theological Seminary
  • One of five Founders of School of Urban Missions (SUM), (1992 – 2005)

Non-Administrative Teaching Faculty

BIBLE/ THEOLOGY; APPLIED THEOLOGY


Rev. Zach Beardsley

  • M.A., Christian Leadership, SUM Bible College and Theological Seminary (2016)
  • B.A., Biblical Studies, SUM Bible College and Theological Seminary (2012)

William Bowen

  • M.A., Theological Studies, Cincinnati Christian University (2005)
  • B.A., History, Miami University (1997)

Benjamin Coats

  • M.A., Biblical Studies, S.U.M. Bible College and Theological Seminary (2018)
  • B.A., Biblical Studies, S.U.M. Bible College and Theological Seminary (2016)

Rev. David L. Craun

  • Ed.D. (ABD), New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary (1971-1976)
  • M.R.E., Interdenominational Theological Center, Atlanta University (1971)
  • B.A., Major in Bible, Minor in Music, Southeastern University (1969)

Rev. David Irwin

  • M.A., Vanguard University, California, Leadership & Spirituality (2013)
  • B.A., Bible, Central Bible College (1977)

Larry Johnson

  • M.A., Ministerial Leadership and Theology, Southeastern University (2018)
  • B.A., Ministerial Leadership and Education, Southeastern University (2008)

Rev. Lee Northup

  • M.Div., Southwestern Assemblies of God University (2013)
  • M.A., Theological Studies with a specialization in Bible and Theology, Southwestern Assemblies of God University (2010)
  • B.A., Professional Studies with a specialization in Professional Development, Southwestern Assemblies of God University (2007)

Dr. Gary Pickens

  • D.Min., Theological Reflection, Bethel Theological Seminary (1995)
  • M.Div., New Testament, Ashland Theological Seminary (1989)
  • B.S., Pastoral Studies, North Central University (1980)

Rev. Christopher Rhoades

  • M.Ed., Leadership in Mathematics Education, Regent University (2019)
  • M.A., Theological Studies, Southwestern A/G University (Jan. 2011-Dec. 2012)
  • B.S., Business, Southwestern A/G University (Sep. 2008-Dec. 2012)
  • A.A., Foreign Language and Bible, Southwestern A/G University (Sep. 2008-Dec. 2010)

Rev. Dale Sanger

  • M.T.S., Tyndale/Masters Seminary, Toronto, ON (2013)
  • Th.B., Masters Seminary, Peterborough, ON (1991)
  • Doctor of Practical Theology Studies, McMaster Divinity School (In Process)

Dr. Michael Savage

  • Ph.D., General Psychology: Cognition and Instruction, Grand Canyon University (2020)
  • M.A., Human Services, Liberty University (2013)
  • M.A., Religion, Liberty University and Seminary (2011)

Rev. Robert Storey

  • M.Div., Counseling, New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary (1996)
  • B.S., Psychology, Shorter University (1979)

Rev. David Watts 

  • M.Div., Biblical Studies, Southwestern Assemblies of God University (2014)
  • M.A. in Theological Studies, Bible and Theology, Southwestern Assemblies of God University (2012)
  • B.S. in Church Ministries, Southwestern Assemblies of God University (2000)
  • D. Min. Studies, Expository Preaching, Southern Baptist Theological Seminary (In Process)

Rev. Kevin Wells

  • M.A., Church Ministries, Pentecostal Theological Seminary (2019)
  • B.A., Jimmy Swaggart Bible College (1992)
  • Doctor of Strategic Leadership Studies, Liberty University (In Process)

Rev. Stephen Williams

  • M.T.S., Pentecostal Studies, Tyndale Seminary, Toronto, Ontario (2019)
  • B.Th., Pastoral Studies, Vanguard College, Canada (2014)

GENERAL STUDIES


Rev. Deszi Hill

  • M.A., Human Services, Liberty University (2016)
  • B.A., Biblical Studies, SUM Bible College and Theological Seminary (2014)

Melissa Keenan

  • M.S., Medical Laboratory Science, University of Southern Mississippi (2013)
  • B.S., Biology, University of Southern Mississippi (2008)

Michelle Ochillo 

  • M.L.I.S., Library and Information Science, Louisiana State University (2001)
  • M.S.W., Tulane University (1995)
  • B.S., Xavier University (1994)

Dr. Olasehinde Gbengro Owoseni

  • Ph.D. in Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering, Tulane University (2016)
  • B.S. in Chemical Engineering, Obafemi Awolow University (2008)