Faculty

Resident Faculty
Photo of Lynn Hoekstra, CIU Education Professor Lynn Hoekstra
Teacher Education Program Director, Education Professor
B.A., Calvin College; M.A., Western Michigan University; Ed.D., Azusa Pacific UniversityRead More...
A photo of Don Howell, professor of New Testament and Greek. Don N. Howell, Jr.
Professor of New Testament and Greek
B.I.E., Georgia Institute of Technology; Th.M., Th.D., Dallas Theological SeminaryRead More...
Peggie Etheredge Johnson Peggie Etheredge Johnson
Adjunct Education Professor
R.C., Kenneth Shuler’s School of Cosmetology; B.A., W.L. Bonner College; M.A., Columbia International University, M.Ed., Columbia International UniversityRead More...
Dr. Bill Jones William H. Jones
President
B.S., Georgia Institute of Technology; Certificate in Theology, Western Conservative Baptist Seminary; D.Min., Columbia Biblical Seminary & Graduate School of Missions; D.Min., Gordon-Conwell SeminaryRead More...
Roy M. King
Professor of Ministry Studies
B.S., East Tennessee State University; M.A., Columbia International University; D.Min, Fuller Theological Seminary; Ph.D., Oxford Graduate School   Read More...
A photo of Markus Klausi, CIU professor of New Testament & Greek. Markus Klausli
Professor of New Testament & Greek
B.A., Seattle Pacific University; M.Div., Columbia International University; S.T.M., Ph.D., Dallas Theological SeminaryRead More...
A photo of Michael Langston, professor of Chaplain Ministries at CIU. Michael W. Langston
Professor of Chaplain Ministries
B.S., University of Louisiana; M.A., The Naval War College; M.Div., Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary; D. Min., Bethel Theological Seminary Read More...
A photo of James Lanpher, CIU Provost. James Lanpher
Provost & Sr. Vice President for Academic and Student Affairs
B.S., Georgetown University; M.Div., Alliance Theological Seminary; M.A., Ph.D., University of Notre DameRead More...
Warren Larson Warren F. Larson
Professor Emeritus
Diploma, Peace River Bible Institute; B.Th., Vancouver Bible College; M.Miss., Canadian Theological Seminary; M.Div., Trinity Western University; Ph.D., Fuller Theological SeminaryRead More...
Joe LeTexier, TEFL Minor Program Coordinator Joe LeTexier
TEFL Minor Program Coordinator
B.A., Crown College; M.A., M.Div. Columbia International UniversityRead More...
A photo of Rod Lewis, CIU's Music Program Director. Rod Lewis
Music Program Director
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 CarolinaRead More...
Chris Little, Professor of Intercultural Studies Christopher Little
Professor of Intercultural Studies
B.S., University of Southern California; M.Div., Talbot Theological Seminary; Th.M., Ph.D., Fuller Theological SeminaryRead More...
Alex Luc Alex T. Luc
Professor of Old Testament and Hebrew
B.A., Trinity College; M.Div., Trinity Evangelical Divinity School; B.Th., Theological College of Vietnam; M.A., Ph.D., University of Wisconsin – Madison Read More...
Mark McCann Mark McCann
Master of Arts in Teaching (M.A.T.) Program Director
B.A., Florida Bible College; M.S., Nova Southeastern University; Ed.D., University of Central FloridaRead More...
Allan D. McKechnie
Professor of Ministry Care
B.B.E., Columbia International University; M.Div., Trinity Evangelical Divinity School; D.Min., Bethel SeminaryRead More...
Kevin McWilliams Kevin McWilliams
Bible Division Chair, Bible and Intercultural Studies Professor
B.A., Columbia Bible College; M.A., Columbia Biblical Seminary and Graduate School of Missions; D.Min., Trinity Evangelical Divinity School, Trinity International UniversityRead More...
Johnny V. Miller
President, 1991-1999
B.A., Arizona State University; Th.M., Dallas Theological Seminary; Th.D., Dallas Theological Seminary Read More...
Connie Mitchell
Dean of the College of Education
B.A., Florida Bible College; B.S., Bryan College; M.A., Ed.D., University of MiamiRead More...
Debbie Moore Debbie Moore
M.Ed. Program Director
B.S., Toccoa Falls College; M.Ed., Bob Jones University; Ed.D., Columbia International UniversityRead More...
Linda Murdaugh Linda Murdaugh
Director of Professional Education Field Experiences
B.A., California Baptist College; M.A., California State UniversityRead More...
Michael Naylor Michael Naylor
New Testament Professor
B.A., Moody Bible Institute; M.A., Trinity Evangelical Divinity School; Ph.D., University of EdinburghMike Naylor is a New Testament professor in the College of Arts and Sciences. Originally from Iowa, Mike has also lived in Chicago, Edinburgh (Scotland), and Maryland. Mike joined the faculty at Columbia International University in 2012 after serving as an adjunct faculty member at Liberty...Read More...
David Olshine David Olshine
Professor of Youth Ministry, Family, and Culture
B.G.S., Ohio University; M.Div., Asbury Theological Seminary; D.Min., The Eastern Baptist Seminary  Read More...
Harvey Payne
Dean of the College of Counseling
B.S., Lancaster Bible College; M.A. in Counseling, Denver Seminary; Psy.D., Massachusetts School of Professional PsychologyRead More...
Terry Powell Terry D. Powell
Professor of Church Ministry
B.A., Carson-Newman College; A.M., A.M., Wheaton College; Ed.D., Trinity Evangelical Divinity SchoolRead More...
RPruitt Rhonda Pruitt
Professor of Missionary Care
B.S., Holmes College of the Bible; M.A.C.E., Columbia International University; M.Ed., Regent University Read More...

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