Administration & Academic Staff

Matt Morrell


Brett Williams

Provost / Executive Vice President

Jon Pratt

VP of Academics and Professor of New Testament

Ron Gotzman

Vice President of Advancement

Todd Kilburn

VP of Institutional Finance

L. Mark Bruffey

Registrar / Librarian

Stephen Davis

WCTS Station Manager

Full-time Faculty

Kevin Bauder

Research Professor of Systematic Theology

Roy Beacham

Senior Professor of Old Testament

Preston Mayes

Professor of Old Testament  

Assessment Coordinator

Matt Shrader

Director of Recruitment and Retention

Associate Professor of Church History

Visiting Professors 

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.

Seminary Staff

Debbie Bauder

Administrative Assistant

Diploma in Bible and Secretarial Skills, Faith Baptist Bible College

 When Debbie met Kevin, she had no clue of the travels and places they would be experiencing. From childhood on the farm to adulthood with her husband in church ministries and education in Colorado, Iowa, and Texas, she feels very blessed in having met so many people along the way. She is thankful to have been a full-time mom during much of Kevin’s education years and pastorates. When not in the office, she still enjoys all things housework, playing piano, and thrifting. They have two adult children.

Bob Fuller

Announcer, WCTS Radio

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

Dr. Fuller has served for over 40 years in pastoral ministry.  

Laura Glassel

Student Billing

A.A.S., Bob Jones University
B.S., Bob Jones University
B. S., Excelsior College
M.A., Bob Jones University

Laura grew up in the New England area, Germany, and Minnesota. She returned to Minnesota after graduate school. Beyond working at Central Seminary, Laura also teaches middle and high school science and history in various homeschool groups in the Twin Cities. In her spare time, she enjoys playing piano, writing, and reading.

Tim Kauffman

Internet Technology

B.S., Maranatha Baptist University

Joanna Harmon

Human Resources

B.S., Northland International University

Joanna has served as administrative support staff at Fourth Baptist Church and School and Central Baptist Theological Seminary since 2015. She desires to assist the next generation of servant leaders. Joanna grew up in the Netherlands as a missionary kid of CBTS alumnus Ralph Harmon and his wife Karla. She enjoys going on adventures abroad from the pyramids of Egypt, to swimming in Israel’s Dead Sea, to Austria’s salt mines.  She cherishes tea time with friends and family.

Micah J. Tanis

Director of Communications

B.A., Maranatha Baptist University
M.Div., Central Baptist Theological Seminary

Micah has served as a pastor in Minnesota for ten years and enjoys shared family time with his wife, Ranae, and their four children.

Adjunct Faculty

Ardel Caneday

New Testament

B.A., Byron College, History
M.Div., Grace Theological Seminary
Th.M., Grace Theological Seminary
Ph.D., Trinity Evangelical Divinity School

Dr. Caneday is a respected retired professor of Greek and New Testament and is well-known in his field.

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

Brent Belford


B.A., Northland International University
M.A., Northland Graduate School
M.Div., Faith Baptist Theological Seminary
D.Min., Northland Graduate School
Ph.D., Ridley College

Dr. Belford serves as the Senior Pastor of Colonial Baptist Church in Virginia Beach, VA, and on faculty at Virginia Beach Theological Seminary. 


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

Pastor Malone was used by the Lord to plant and pastor three churches in Philadelphia and Chicago. After retiring as pastor of All Nations Baptist Church in Minneapolis, he relocated to Arizona to serve on the staff of International Baptist College & Seminary.

Jeff Brown


B.S., Ball State University
M.Div., Central Baptist Theological Seminary
Th.M., Central Baptist Theological Seminary
Ph.D., Central Baptist Theological Seminary

Dr. Brown served as a pastor and missionary church planter in Germany with Baptist Mid-Missions for over 30 years.


Bob Freiberg

Military and Civilian Chaplain Ministries

B.E.S., Saint Cloud University
M.Div., Central Baptist Theological Seminary
Th.M., Trinity Evangelical Divinity School
D.Min., Talbot Seminary (BIOLA)
D.D., Central Baptist Theological Seminary

Dr. Freiberg (CDR, CHC, FMF, USN-ret.) served as a military Chaplain with the Navy, Coast Guard and Marines. His tour of duties include: Command Chaplain for the largest Chapel program in the Navy, Force Chaplain for the US Navy SEALs (SPECWARCOM), US Coast Guard, and 3 Marine tours (1 combat tour for Operation Iraqi Freedom). He has also served as an adjunct professor at Southern California Seminary for 25 years, as well as served as Administrative Dean for 3 years.

Vanessa Ellen

Biblical Counseling

B.B.S., The College of Biblical Studies
M.A., The Master’s College
M.A., Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary
Ph.D., Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary

Dr. Ellen is the President of Real Life Women’s Ministry, LLC. and Vice President of Expository Counseling Training Center and has been internationally recognized as a speaker, lecturer, and trainer in women’s ministry for over 25 years. 


Mark Shaw

Biblical Counseling

B.A., University of South Alabama
M.A. Birmingham Theological Seminary
M.S., Florida State University
D.Min., Birmingham Theological Seminary

Dr. Mark E. Shaw is the Director of Counseling at Grace Fellowship Church in Florence, KY, and has been ACBC certified since 2002. He is the Founder of The Addiction Connection, a network of Commissioned Addictions Biblical Counselors (CABC) who offer the “Hope of the Gospel for the Heart of Addiction.” He has authored over twenty publications, including The Heart of Addiction and Understanding Temptation: The War Within Your Heart.

Stuart Scott

Biblical Counseling

B.A., Columbia International University
M.Div., Grace Theological Seminary
Th.M., The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary
D.Min., Covenant Theological Seminary

Prior to joining the faculty at Bob Jones Seminary as Director of Biblical Counseling, Dr. Scott served on the faculty of Southern Seminary and The Master’s College and Seminary in the area of biblical counseling. He is a fellow and member of the Association of Certified Biblical Counselors (ACBC) and serves as the executive director of the One-Eighty Counseling and Education ministry (a nonprofit ministry partnering with local churches to help equip them in soul care).

Mark Stuckey

Biblical Counseling

B.A., University of Minnesota
M.D., University of Minnesota

Dr. Stuckey served as a Staff Anesthesiologist and as Clinical Assistant Professor at the University of Minnesota with 37 years of medical experience.

Rob Lillo


B.S., Western Baptist College
Th.M., Northwest Baptist Seminary
Ph.D., Central Baptist Theological Seminary

Dr. Lillo has served in Nigeria with Wycliffe Bible Translators and edited “Let’s Study NT Greek.”

Doug Bookman

Old Testament

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

Dr. Bookman served on the faculty at Pillsbury, The Master’s University, and with the Friends of Israel Gospel Ministry as their National Ministries Representative from 1998-2009. Currently, he is on the faculty at Shepherds Theological Seminary and serves as their Director of Public Relations.

Dr. Bookman and his wife Diane have three children and twelve grandchildren.

Daniel Berger

Biblical Counseling

B.A., Bob Jones University
M.S., Bob Jones University
M.A., Bob Jones University
D.Min., Bob Jones University

Dr. Daniel R. Berger II is the founder and director of Alethia International Ministries (AIM), where he continues to speak around the country at various conferences and ministries. He is also an experienced pastor, counselor, school administrator, and the author of numerous books on Christian counseling, practical theology, education, and the history and philosophy of the mental health construct. Daniel attended Bob Jones University and Florida International University, where he earned four degrees in counseling and theology. He is also a certified member of the International Association of Biblical Counselors (IABC). When he is not speaking, he and his wife Oriana live in Greenville, SC, with their three children.