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Kevin McWilliams

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Kevin McWilliams
Bible and Intercultural Studies Professor
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(803) 807-5602

B.A., Columbia Bible College; M.A., Columbia Biblical Seminary and Graduate School of Missions; D.Min., Trinity Evangelical Divinity School, Trinity International University

Having grown up in Ohio, Kevin has spent his adult life thawing out in Florida, the West Indies, and South Carolina. His ministry has included discipling some awesome young people as a youth pastor in Orlando, Fla., helping churches in the West Indies to train their leaders, and church planting back in Orlando. Seeing believers nurtured and equipped for life and ministry is what gets him up in the morning. Kevin's favorite people are his wife Lainie, their wonderful children and spouses, and their precious grandchildren.  And whenever he finds time, he enjoys walking and woodworking.  He is amazed at God's grace and grateful for the privilege of serving Him at CIU.

B.A., Columbia Bible College; M.A., Columbia Biblical Seminary and Graduate School of Missions; D.Min., Trinity Evangelical Divinity School, Trinity International University. assistant pastor, Westwood Alliance Chapel, Orlando, Fla., 1979-81; missionary, president, TREQ Ministries International, 1985-92; pastor, Southwest Community Alliance Church, Orlando, Fla., 1993-96; worship leader, Sandhills Community Church, 1999-2006.

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Rod Lewis

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Rod Lewis
Music Program Director
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(803) 807-5190
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B.A. in Music Education, Alderson Broaddus College; M.M. in Guitar Performance, University of South Carolina;n D.M.A. in Guitar Performance, University of South Carolina

Dr. Rod believes that as a Christian he is called to use his music in three ways: to worship, to reach non-believers with the gospel and to encourage other believers. The desire to participate in all these areas has led him to simultaneously explore diverse musical paths. Dr. Rod recognizes that the art of learning, creating, and making music is a parable for life, and specifically, the Christian life. He finds it difficult to separate music and art from any aspect of life; therefore, it is an expression of his relationship with Christ, a tool for evangelism, and an offering back to the Giver. As a teacher, his desire is to show students that music can be effective in all these areas and that there need not be a dichotomy between the Christian and secular aspects of life, or between calling and vocation.

B.A. in Music Education, Alderson Broaddus College; M.M. in Guitar Performance, University of South Carolina; D.M.A. in Guitar Performance, University of South Carolina; studio guitarist, Harvest Gospel Studio, 1985; teacher, Greencastle Antrim High School, 1986-88; private guitar lessons, 1981-present. 1990

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Stephen H. Farra

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Psychology Program Director
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(803) 807-5125
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B.A., Wheaton College; M.A., Wheaton College; Ph.D., University of Minnesota; Albert Ellis Institute

Dr. Farra grew up in a missionary family before attending Wheaton College and Graduate School. At Wheaton, Dr. Farra met his wife Sharon. After graduating with his Master's degree, he taught psychology courses, coached cross-country, and served as the pastor of a small church in Minnesota while concurrently completing his Ph.D. at the University of Minnesota. He and his growing family moved even further north to the Brainerd Lakes area, where he directed two mental health clinics, one of them in a regional medical center, before moving to South Carolina to join the faculty of CIU. Dr. Farra and Sharon have been blessed with six children; two are graduates of CIU. Besides the study of human psychology, Dr. Farra loves church ministry, singing in quartets, macro photography, and deep-sea fishing.

B.A., Wheaton College; M.A., Wheaton College; Ph.D., University of Minnesota; Associate Professor of Psychology and Cross-Country Coach, Northwestern College, 1975-85; Founder/Therapist/Operational Director, Christian Counseling and Reconciliation Service, Brainerd, MN, 1985-95; Supervising Psychologist, Center Lakes Medical Center, Crosby, Minn., 1991-95; Court Appointed Examiner, Cass County, Minn., 1991-95. 1995

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Daniel F. DeLozier

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Professional Studies Division Chair, Communication Program Director
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(803) 807-5163
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B.S., Lancaster Bible College; M.S., Temple University; Ed.D., Temple University

Dan's passion for "Communicating Christ Creatively" is seen in his life, ministry and family. As the chairman of the communication program, his desire is to incorporate technology into the communication process in such a way that it is not obtrusive or distracting from the message. Building on his past experience as the director of communication at Lancaster Bible College, and his current ministry role as minister of communication at Gateway Baptist Church, Dan continues to pursue the challenges associated with the evolution of technology and its impact on the world and the Word of God.

Dan is married to Lanie, and they have two daughters.

B.S., Lancaster Bible College; M.S., Temple University; Ed.D., Temple University; director of Communications, Lancaster Bible College, 1982-89; pastor of ministries, Faith Bible Fellowship Church, Lancaster, Pa., 1990-95; minister of communication, Gateway Baptist Church 1996-2003.

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John Crutchfield

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Middle Eastern Studies Program Director
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(803) 807-5633
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Certificate form Torchbearer Schools, Capernwray Hall, England and Tauernhof, Austria; B.A., Columbia Bible College; M.A., Columbia Biblical Seminary and Graduate School of Missions; M.Div., Trinity Evangelical Divinity School; Israel Study Tour, 1990; M.Phil., D.Phil., Hebrew Union College–Jewish Institute of Religion, Cincinnati

John grew up in the suburbs of Cleveland, Ohio, and enjoys being outside in cold weather. As a kid in the '70s, he played ice hockey and watched the Browns and Indians lose a lot of games. As a college student, he traveled extensively in Europe and Israel. He counseled troubled youth for the Hamilton County Juvenile Court in Cincinnati, Ohio, for five years before pastoring churches in suburban Cincinnati and in Ohio farm country. As professor of Bible, John is passionate about attaching young people to God as their primary source of self-image, security, fulfillment, and purpose in life. He believes all of life should be lived with joyful passion to the glory of God. He enjoys studying, taking long walks, and spending time with his wife and four children.

Certificate, Torchbearer Schools, Capernwray Hall, England and Tauernhof, Austria; B.A., Columbia Bible College; M.A., Columbia Biblical Seminary and Graduate School of Missions; M.Div., Trinity Evangelical Divinity School; Israel Study Tour, 1990; M.Phil., D.Phil., Hebrew Union College-Jewish Institute of Religion, Cincinnati, Ohio; pastor, Christ Evangelical Free Church, Cincinnati, Ohio, 1996-1998; pastor, Fairhaven Community Church, Camden, Ohio, 1998-2001; instructor in Old Testament, New Life Bible College, Moscow, Russia, 2000. 2001

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Bryan E. Beyer

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Encountering the Book of Isaiah cover Encountering the Book of Isaiah: An Historical and Theological Survey Bryan E. Beyer

In this new addition to the Encountering Biblical Studies series, Bryan Beyer offers a comprehensive introduction to the book of Isaiah that surveys the book's content, its meaning in its original context, and its application for people today. Beyer...

Encountering the Old Testament cover Encountering the Old Testament: A Christian Survey Bryan E. Beyer

Co-authored with Bill T. Arnold. A college/seminary textbook used across the country and now in German, Portuguese, Chinese, and Korean, with Spanish translations coming. The 2nd edition appeared in 2008.
 

Holy Bible Holman Christian Standard Bible cover Holman Christian Standard Bible Bryan E. Beyer

More than fifteen years in the making, the Holman CSB is the work of 100 scholars collaborating on-line, in real time, with the benefit of the latest breakthroughs in Bible scholarship. No other translation comes as close to faithfully representing the...

Readings from the Ancient Near East cover Readings from the Ancient Near East: Primary Sources for Old Testament Study Bryan E. Beyer

Co-edited with Bill T. Arnold. A supplementary volume to EOT (above) containing 90 ANE texts related to the OT and describing their signficance for biblical study.

Associate Provost and Dean of the College of Arts & Sciences
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(803) 807-5630

B.A., Colorado State University; M.Div., Denver Seminary; Ph.D., Hebrew Union College – Jewish Institute of Religion

Dr. Beyer came to CIU in 1985 to teach Bible. He served as undergraduate academic dean from 1994 - 2001; dean of students from 2001 - 2004; and faculty member in the Seminary & School of Ministry from 2004 - 2011, prior to assuming the current role as associate provost and dean of the College of Arts & Sciences . Dr. Beyer enjoys the outdoors, as well as spending time with his family. His desire is to help students however he can to know God better, find His direction and fully go after it. Indeed, Dr. Beyer's desire to impact the lives of students is what gets him up in the morning!

Since 1997, Dr. Beyer has served as Chair of the Associated Schools for Jerusalem University College, and since 2003, as General Bible/Old Testament Book Review Editor for the Journal of the Evangelical Theological Society (JETS). He has served as faculty advisor to the International Students Ministries at CIU and regularly takes students to Israel on summer study tours. His overseas ministry has included teaching at Portantorchas Bible School in Costa Rica, at the Center for Christian Leadership in Tirana, Albania, at CIU's branch campus in Korntal, Germany, and Israel study tours for church groups.

B.A., Colorado State University; M.Div., Denver Seminary; Ph.D., Hebrew Union College-Jewish Institute of Religion; instructor, Denver Seminary, 1978-80; pastor, Jonahs Run Baptist Church, Harveysburg, Ohio, 1984-85; undergraduate faculty, Columbia International University, 1985-94; visiting faculty member, Denver Seminary, summer 1987; undergraduate academic dean, Columbia International University, 1994-2001; dean of students, Columbia International University, 2001 - 2004; Columbia International University Seminary & School of Ministry, 2004-2011; associate provost and dean of the College of Arts & Sciences, 2011-present.

  • The Mission of God in the OT (smaller topics: the MOG in the Torah, in the Historical Books, in the Poetical Books, in the Prophets)
  • The Great Commission Implications of the Book of Isaiah OR Isaiah and the Great Commission
  • Jesus the Living Word and the Mission of God
  • OT Bible Book Overviews
  • Israel and the Palestinians Today
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Steve Baarendse

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English Minor Program Coordinator
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(803) 807-5421
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B.A., Taylor University; M.A., Indiana University; Ph.D. Candidate, University of South Carolina

Steve was born and raised in Austria, where his parents served as missionaries. Before joining CIU’s undergraduate faculty in 2001, he studied literature and art at Taylor University and Indiana University in the Midwest, and taught third culture kids at Black Forest Academy in Germany.  Steve enjoys teaching, reading old books, helping to lead student tours to Europe, playing soccer, and spending family time with his wife and best friend Sara and their three children Abigail, Jacob, and David.  Steve’s passion for his students is that they might grow into maturity in Christ—in every area of life (Col. 1:28-29). 

B.A., Taylor University; M.A. (Art History), M.A. (Comparative Literature), Indiana University; Ph.D. Candidate, University of South Carolina; adjunct faculty, Taylor University, 1996; missionary and teacher, Black Forest Academy, Germany, 1996-99; teacher, Lighthouse Christian Academy, Bloomington, Ind.,
2000-2001.

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Steve Auld

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Steve Auld
Assistant Academic Dean
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(803) 807-5632
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B.S., Columbia Bible College; M.Ed., Reformed Theological Seminary; additional study, Wilmington College; Ph.D. Candidate, University of South Carolina; teacher, Kannapolis Public School System, Kannapolis, NC. 1976-79

Steve was born and reared in Columbia, S.C. He graduated from CIU and moved to North Carolina to teach Bible in a public school. He also taught Bible in public schools in Liberia, West Africa, where he served as a missionary with SIM. He met his wife in Liberia, and his first child was born there. After leaving Liberia, Steve worked as a headmaster of a school on the Eastern Shore of Maryland. Steve considers teaching students to be Bible teachers a great blessing and privilege. He also is enjoying living in South Carolina again. When not at CIU, Steve and his family often may be found on the soccer field, watching or playing.

B.S., Columbia Bible College; M.Ed., Reformed Theological Seminary; additional study, Wilmington College; Ph.D. candidate, University of South Carolina; teacher, Kannapolis Public School System, Kannapolis, N.C., 1976-79; teacher, Monrovia Public Schools, Monrovia, Liberia, West Africa, 1980-85; teacher, administrator, Grace Brethren Christian Schools, Clinton, Md., 1985-89; headmaster, Salisbury Christian School, Salisbury, Md., 1989-96; teacher, Chapelgate Christian Academy, Marriottsville, Md., 1996-97.

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