Administration & Staff

Matt Morrell


Ron Gotzman

Vice President of Advancement

Matt Shrader

Director of Recruitment and Retention

Full-time Faculty

Kevin Bauder

Research Professor of Systematic Theology

Roy Beacham

Professor of Old Testament

Jon Pratt

VP of Academics and Professor of New Testament

Preston Mayes

Professor of Old Testament  

Part-time Faculty

Nicolas Ellen

Biblical Counseling

B.A., Business Administration – University of Houston, TX
M.A., Christian Education – Dallas Theological Seminary
M.A., Biblical Counseling – Master’s University
D.Min., Biblical Counseling – Southern Baptist Seminary
Ph.D., Biblical Counseling – Southwestern Baptist Seminary

Dr. Ellen is certified counselor and fellow with the Association of Certified Biblical Counselors (ACBC).
He is the founder of the Expository Counseling Center, LLC and senior member of the Biblical Counseling Framework.

Joshua Stephens

Biblical Counseling

B.A., Youth Ministries – Pillsbury Baptist Bible College
M.A.B.C., Central Baptist Theological Seminary
M.Div., Central Baptist Theological Seminary
D.Min., Southern Baptist Seminary

Dr. Stephens is certified with the Association of Certified Biblical Counselors (ACBC) and is the Founder/Executive Director of the Biblical Counseling Alliance.

Bryan Blazosky

New Testament

B.A., Bob Jones University
M.A., Northland International University
M.Div., Faith Baptist Theological Seminary
Ph.D., Ridley Melbourne

Dr. Blazosky is the pastor of Richfield Bible Church in Richfield, MN.

Michael Riley

Systematic Theology

B.A., Bob Jones University, Bible
M.Div., Detroit Baptist Theological Seminary
Ph.D., Westminster Theological Seminary

Dr. Riley is the pastor of Calvary Baptist Church in Wakefield, MI. 

Don Odens

Homiletics & Expository Preaching

B.A., Pillsbury Baptist Bible College
M.Div., Central Baptist Theological Seminary
Th.M., Central Baptist Theological Seminary
D.D., Central Baptist Theological Seminary

Dr. Odens is a retired pastor and police chaplain.


Charles McLain

Old Testament

B.A., Pillsbury Baptist Bible College
M.Div., Central Baptist Theological Seminary
Th.M., Central Baptist Theological Seminary
M.A., Dropsie College (research degree)
Ph.D., Westminster Theological Seminary

Lee Ormiston


B.S., North Dakota State University
M.A., Central Baptist Theological Seminary
D.S.M., Northland International University

Dr. Ormiston is the pastor of Family Baptist Church in Minneapolis, MN.

Emmanuel Malone

Pastoral Theology

B.S., Southern University
M.B.S., Case Western Reserve University
M.Div., Calvary Baptist Theological Seminary
D.Min., (in progress), Trinity Evangelical Divinity School

Mr. Malone is a retired pastor, church planter, and dean.