Faculty

Administrative Faculty

Dr. Richard Miller

President of Bridges Christian College

  • 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)

Justus Freeman

Vice-President for Academic Affairs

  • M.A. in Biblical Studies with a concentration in Biblical Languages, SUM Bible College and Theological Seminary (2013)
  • B.A. in Biblical Studies, SUM Bible College and Theological Seminary (2011)
  • Ph.D. Presently enrolled at B.H. Carroll Theological Institute (2016 – present)

 

 

TEACHING FACULTY

BIBLE/ THEOLOGY; APPLIED THEOLOGY


Zach Beardsley

  • Vice-President for Student Life
  • M.A. in Christian Leadership, SUM Bible College and Theological Seminary (2016)
  • B.A. in Biblical Studies, SUM Bible College and Theological Seminary (2012)

William Bowen

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

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)

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

Brian Fulthorp

  • M. Div., Biblical Theology with a focus in Biblical Languages, Assemblies of God Theological Seminary (2007)
  • B.A., Special Education, Western Washington University (2000)
  • A.A., Drafting, Green River Community College (1989)
  • Currently enrolled in Th.D., Biblical Theology, Evangelical Theological Seminary

Lee Northup

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

Dr. Gary Pickens

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

Christopher Rhoades

  • 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)
  • Currently enrolled in M.Ed., Leadership in Mathematics Education, Regent University (Oct. 2018-Present)

Dale Sanger

  • M.T.S., Tyndale/Masters Seminary, Toronto, ON (2013)
  • Bachelor of Theology, Eastern/Masters Seminary, Peterborough, ON (1991)
  • Currently in Doctor of Practical Theology program at McMaster Divinity School

Michael Savage

  • M.A., Human Services, Liberty University (2013)
  • M.A., Religion, Liberty University and Seminary (2011)
  • Ph.D. Studies, General Psychology: Cognition and Instruction, Grand Canyon University (anticipated graduation 2018)

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, Expository Preaching, Southern Baptist Theological Seminary (In Process)

 

 

GENERAL EDUCATION


Dr. Aundrea Bartley

  • Ph. D in Neuroscience, University of Texas (2007)
  • B.S. in Molecular Biology and Biochemistry, Montclair State University (2001)

Dr. Leslie Bartley

  • B.A., Education, Northwestern State University (1972)
  • M.Ed., University of Texas, Tyler (1978)
  • M.Ed., Stephen F. Austin University (1980)
  • Ph.D., Walden University (1990)

Joshua Evans

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

Deszi Hill

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

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., Louisiana State University (2001)
  • M.S.W., Tulane University (1995)
  • B.S., Xavier University

Dr. Olasehinde Gbengro Owoseni

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

 

COHORT ADVISOR


Dr. Iris Barrett

  • Ed.D. in Adult Education, Regent University
  • M.B.A. in Business Administration, Duke University (1986)