Dr. McKechnie joined the faculty of CIU’s Seminary & School of Ministry after teaching Psychology in the Bible College from 1992 until 1995; he has taught Ministry Care from 1995 until the present. Before coming to Columbia, he served as associate pastor in Pennsylvania, youth pastor, staff therapist, and director of counseling and family life in Illinois. In addition to his teaching responsibilities, he has published several articles, co-planted a church, and served as teaching pastor.
Dr. Pruitt joined the faculty of CIU’s Seminary & School of Ministry in 2001 and has taught Missionary Care from that date until the present. Before coming to Columbia she taught, counseled, and provided member care services in Asia and Europe. She is licensed as a therapist and supervisor in South Carolina, is certified in REBT Therapy with the Albert Ellis Institute in New York, and continues to provide missionary care services around the world with Pentecostal Holiness World Ministries.
- Currently writing as a major contributor on a book on care needs of single missionary.
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B.S., Houghton College; Ed.M., Temple University; Ed.D., University of South Carolina
Elaine's background and on-going experience in curricular issues, instructional supervision, and curriculum evaluation and development, make her a valuable asset to the M.Ed. and Ed.D. programs.
Science Teacher, Boonville Central School, 1959-1962; Research Geochemist, Columbia University Lamont Labs, 1962-1966; Teacher, Asheville Christian Academy,1976-1981; Teacher, Director of Curriculum and Instruction, Ben Lippen School, 1981- 2006; Southeast Region Commissioner, Chairperson for Accreditation Teams Southeast Region, ACSI, 1995-present; Chairperson for Accreditation Teams, NC, SC, GA, SACS, 2000-present ; Adjunct Faculty, Resident Faculty, Professor Emeritus, Columbia International University, 1995-present.
B.A., Asbury College; M.Div., Columbia Theological Seminary; M.C.S., Regent College; M.Ed., Florida Atlantic University; Ph.D., The Ohio State University
James Watson currently serves Columbia International University as a professor in the College of Education. Dr. Watson’s teaches in the Ph.D., M.Ed. and M.A.T. programs. He has served churches, Christian schools, and colleges as pastor, teacher, coach, school administrator, and professor. He and his wife, Lynn, were married in 1970. Their older daughter, Jennifer, teaches at Roslyn Academy in Nairobi, Kenya and Susan and her husband, Ben, live in Columbia where Susan is a teacher.
Teacher, Westminster Academy 1974-1981; Associate Pastor, Coral Ridge Presbyterian Church, 1974-81; Assistant Superintendent, Grace Brethren Christian Schools, 1983-85; Administrator, Wheaton Christian High School, 1985-89; Adjunct Professor, Grace Theological Seminary, 1985-95; Associate Professor, Asbury College, 1989-93; Pastor of Adult Education, Community Church of Greenwood, 1993-98; Director, Trinity Evangelical Divinity School Indianapolis Extension, 1993-98; Adjunct Professor, Trinity Evangelical Divinity School, 1993-2000; Adjunct Professor, Indiana Wesleyan University, 1998-2000; Administrator, Christian Academy, 1998-2000; Adjunct Professor, Resident Faculty, Columbia International University, 1995-present.
B.A., Columbia Bible College; M.A., Ph.D., University of South Carolina
Lindsay Hislop was raised in southern Scotland and southern Ontario and now lives in the southern United States. He worked in the engineering field for 15 years (mostly in Canada) before pursuing an academic career. He serves as an elder in his church, where he teaches regularly and preaches sometimes. He is married to a wonderful wife Pam and has two terrific children, Holly, who lives in Canada, and Doug, who lives in Columbia. His four grandchildren, Isaac, Madeline, Lindsay, and Dolan, are also pretty special. He likes doing carpentry and odd jobs around the house.
B.A., Columbia Bible College; M.A., Ph.D., University of South Carolina; teaching assistant, University of South Carolina, 1982-83; faculty member, Columbia Bible College, 1983-1992; faculty member, Columbia International University Seminary & School of Missions, 1992-present.
B.A., Wheaton College; M.Ed., George Mason University; Ph.D., Texas A&M
Dr. Wagner is a professor in the undergraduate and graduate programs at CIU. Larry began his walk with Christ at age 13 when he went forward at a Billy Graham Crusade. His desire for ministry germinated during his years at Wheaton College. Inner-city ministries in Chicago and Los Angeles solidified God's call on his life to help people who are hurting. Larry has fulfilled this call as an associate pastor, guidance counselor, and psychologist. In addition to his love for teaching, he is passionate about helping couples and training lay counselors in the local church. He is married and has two children. When Larry wants to wind down, he engages in sports activities.
B.A., Wheaton College; M.Ed., George Mason University; Ph.D., Texas A&M University; associate pastor, Arlington Memorial Church, Arlington, Va. 1978-82; director of guidance, Westminster Christian School, Miami, Fla., 1984-86; graduate teaching assistant/lecturer, Texas A&M University, 1986-89; research consultant/psychologist, Family Studies Foundation, Atlanta, Ga., 1990-92; psychologist/clinical supervisor, Atlanta Counseling Center, Atlanta, Ga., 1992-96.
B.A., University of South Carolina; M.A., Columbia International University; additional graduate studies, University of South Carolina
Raised by missionary parents in Costa Rica and Mexico, Mark grew up speaking English and Spanish and developed an abiding fascination with languages. Over the years he has studied Chinese, Korean, and, most recently, Hebrew. He and his wife -- raised as an MK in Zimbabwe -- served for two years in Seoul, Korea, as teachers in a Korean missionary training institution and were preparing to go to a similar work in Argentina before God called them to serve at CIU as trainers of cross-cultural witnesses of Christ Jesus. The Wengers devote their time to raising their four young children, and they love to host people in their home (Mark cooks a mean Korean barbecue).
B.A., University of South Carolina; M.A., Columbia International University; director, International Friendship English Program, Columbia, S.C., 1991-93; adjunct faculty, Columbia Bible College and Seminary, 1992-93; adjunct faculty, English Program for Internationals, University of South Carolina, 1993-94; faculty, Columbia Bible College, 1993-94; missionary, Mission to the World, 1995-99; Director, Summer English Program, Ben Lippen High School, 1995; teacher and director of Chinese Student Program, Ben Lippen High School, 1996; adjunct faculty, Columbia International University, 1999-2001. 2001
Dr. Rogers joined the faculty of CIU’s Seminary & School of Ministry after teaching Pastoral Ministries in the Bible College until 2010; he has taught Church Ministry from 2010 until the present. Before coming to Columbia, he served as associate pastor, assistant pastor, and director of youth ministries in South Carolina and Texas. In addition to his teaching responsibilities, he has planted and pastors a church in the Columbia area. He is ordained by the Gethsemane Baptist Association.
Dr. Schiffman joined the faculty of CIU’s Seminary & School of Ministry after serving as director of instructional development for distance education from 1989 until 2006; she has taught Ministry Studies from 2006 until the present. Before coming to Columbia, she taught in two secular universities, served as a consultant for the Virginia Department of Education, and facilitated a graduate-level program for the FBI Academy in Quantico, Virginia. She is a member of the North American Professors of Christian Education and has ministered cross-culturally in India and Germany.
Dr. Powell joined the faculty of CIU’s Seminary & School of Ministry after teaching Family and Church Education in the Bible College from 1981 until 2010; he has taught Church Ministry from 2010 until the present. Before coming to Columbia, he taught at Southeastern Bible College and served as a director of Christian Education. He is a member of the North American Professors of Christian Education and has ministered cross-culturally in Ukraine, Zimbabwe, Namibia, Kenya, Korea, St. Vincent, Greneda, St. Lucia, India, Sri Lanka and Switzerland. He is licensed to preach in the Presbyterian Church of America. His has written three books in the Daring Disciple Series.
- Making Youth Programs Go, Victor Books, 1973
- Nobody's Perfect, Victor Books (Bible Characters), 1978
- Advance: Adults In the Vanguard of Continuing Education, Harvest Publications,1979
- You Want Me to Know What? Harvest Publications (Bible doctrine for young teens), 1981
- Stand Tough, Victor Books (fbr teens Ofl fighting temptation, handling problems), 1983
- Heroes and Zeroes, Victor Rooks (Bible characters), 1987
- Welcome To Your Ministry, LAMP: Lay Action Ministry Program (every-member-ministry in local churches), 1987
- Welcome To The Church, LAMP (Basic truths for new believers), 1987
- Learning to Serve, LAMP (issues related to serving Christ), 1989
- Wise Up, Victor Books (teen edition: themes in Proverbs), 1990
- Balanced Living On A Tightrope, Victor Books (adult edition: themes in Proverbs), 1991
- You Can Lead A Bible Discussion Group, Multnomah Book, 1996
- Lord Give Me Wisdom (re-publication of Balanced Living On A Tightrope), by Winepress, 1999
- Series of four “Daring Disciple” courses, co-authored with Dr. Bill Jones (Christian Publications), 2000
- Now That's A Good Question (on leading Bible discussions,) Standard Publishing, 2007
Contributions to Books with Multiple Authorship
- Process ‘80: Revitalizing the Sunday School, Harvest. (Baptist General Conference) Chapters titled “Learner-focused Teaching” and “The Caring Teacher.” 1980
- Nine articles in the Baker Dictionary of Christian Education (Baker Book House), 2001
- Sunday School, Mid-Week Clubs.
- Success with Youth: Whirl birds, Alpha Teens, and Omega publications.
- Scripture Press, Junior/Senior High Sunday School curriculum
- David C. Cook Ministries, Understanding the Bible for Today Adults, Teacher Lessons for Ephesians, Joel, Jonah, 1-2 Kings.
- Leader's Guides for teachers, accompanying the following books (electives for youth or Adult Sunday School.
- Disciples Are Made, Not Born, Walter Henrichsen, 1974
- How to Succeed in Business without Being A Pagan, Victor Books, Glen Hale Bump, 1974
- Now A Word From Our Sponsor, (The Ten Commandments) by Leslie Flynn. Victor, 1975
- Good News For Bad Times (1 Peter), Victor Books, Richard Dc Hann., 1975
- Is There A Man in The House’?, Victor Books. Charles Stanley, 1975
- Caution: Christians Under Construction. Victor Books, Bill Hybels., 1978
- You Want Me to Know What?, Harvest., 1981
- Stand Tough. Victor Books, 1983
- Heroes and Zeroes, Victor Books, 1987
- Truths that Transform, LAMP, Robert Samms,1988
- Outreach As A Lifestyle, LAMP, 1988
- Be Courageous. Victor Books, Warren Wiersbe, 1988
- Be Faithful, Victor Books, Warren Wiersbe, 1988
- Wise Up, Victor Books, 1990
- Balanced Living On A Tightrope, Victor Books, 1991