Faculty

Your Academic Team

Wayne Ballard, Jr., Ph.D.

Interim President and Chief Executive Officer

Head of Department of Biblical Studies

Dr. Wayne Ballard, Jr. is a native of Wooster, Ohio who grew up in Fort Gibson, Oklahoma. He is a graduate of Oklahoma Baptist University (BA in Religion), Golden Gate Baptist Theological Seminary (M.Div.), Southern Baptist Theological Seminary (Ph.D. in Old Testament/Hebrew), and The University of Tennessee/Knoxville (Ph.D. in Higher Education Administration).

Over the years Dr. Ballard has taught for several institutions including the Southern Baptist Theological Seminary, Gardner-Webb University, Phillips College, Morling College (Sydney, Australia), The Evangelical Theological Seminary of St. Petersburg, Russia, Campbell University, and Carson-Newman University where he served as a tenured Full Professor.

Dr. Ballard has published several books including Glimpses from State Street; The Exile and Beyond; The Divine Warrior Motif in the Psalms; An Analysis of the Values and Spirituality Profiles of College and University Presidents by Carnegie Classification, and co-authored several others. He frequently writes Bible Study Curriculum for various Christian entities and has published dozens of additional articles.

His career also includes serving churches across the United States including staff positions in Oklahoma, California, Indiana, Ohio, Tennessee, and North Carolina. He has served as Senior Pastor and Interim Senior Pastor in several churches. He was licensed to the Gospel Ministry in 1983 at Crescent Valley Baptist Church in Tahlequah, Oklahoma. In addition, Ballard served churches in Montana leading student led revivals on behalf of the Home Missions Board of the SBC. Ballard also served in Spain in conjunction with the World Cup of 1982 with the International Missions Board.

In addition to his service to churches and Charlotte Christian College & Theological Seminary, he currently runs a successful Financial Services Business as a Regional Vice President with Primerica Advisors in Uptown Charlotte.

Ballard makes Charlotte his home with his lovely wife Kim. They enjoy life with two grown sons, two daughters in law, and two granddaughters. They are expecting their first grandson in June.

Christopher Harris, Ed.D.

Vice President of Academic Affairs

B.A. Charlotte Christian College and Theological Seminary

B.A. North Carolina Agricultural and Technical University

M.Div. Charlotte Christian College and Theological Seminary

Ed.D. Liberty University

 Christopher Harris, Ed.D., serves as the Vice President of Academic Affairs at Charlotte Christian College and Theological Seminary.  Dr. Christopher Harris is the Vice President of Academic Affairs at Charlotte Christian College and Theological Seminary. He is a native of Washington, D.C., and is a graduate of the prestigious Howard D. Woodson Senior High School of Washington. In 1983, Dr. Harris continued his education at North Carolina A&T on a football scholarship. Later he followed the call to ministry and earned a Bachelor of Arts in Theological Studies (1998) from New Life Theological Seminary (now known as Charlotte Christian College and Theological Seminary), and he further earned a Master of Arts in Divinity (1999) with the academic distinction of Magna Cum Laude, simultaneously matriculating in both programs. Continuing the pursuit of education, Dr. Harris graduated with a Bachelor of Arts in Liberal Studies from North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University in 2014, and he earned a Doctor of Education Degree in Christian Leadership from Liberty University in 2020. Dr. Harris serves as the Senior Pastor of Flint Hill Baptist Church of Rock Hill, S.C., and as a 5th grade teacher with Charlotte Mecklenburg Schools.

Garry Baldwin, D.Min

Head of Department of Pastoral Studies

Dr. Garry Baldwin has ministered and Pastored Churches across North Carolina and has led Mission Teams around the World for over 40 years. Since 2004, he has served in Charlotte, NC as Pastor of Midwood Baptist Church in the Plaza Midwood/NoDa area.  His love for discipleship inspired him to begin teaching at Charlotte Christian College and Theological Seminary in 2005 in order to help train and mentor Urban Pastors.  He now serves as Department head for Pastoral Studies and the Masters of Divinity Degree. Dr. Baldwin earned a Bachelor of Arts in History from The Citadel, Charleston, SC, May 1976, a Master of Divinity with Religious Education, Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary, Wake Forest, NC May, 1981, a Doctor of Christian Counseling, Bethany Theological Seminary, May 1988  and a Doctorate of Ministry in Leadership Studies, with a focus on Marriage and Family Discipleship and Counseling. Carolina Graduate School of Divinity, Greensboro, NC, May, 2015 (Magna Cum Laude Graduate)   DISSERTATION: Marriage and the Family Made in Heaven(Applying the Biblical Principles of Galatians 5:22-23 to the Practical Issues of Marriage and the Family)

Dr. Baldwin has served as Adjunct Professor of Pastoral Studies with Southern Theological Seminary in Owensboro Kentucky, 2001-2004.  Guest Adjunct Professor, Baptist Theological Seminary of Malawi, Africa 2003. NC Baptist Convention Missions Leadership 2005-Present  (Leadership Training Conferences in Singapore, Malaysia, Canada, Nepal and Kenya, Africa)

Dr. Baldwin is the author of  3 books, “The Fruit Flavored Family”, “Here we Stand: Romans, a study guide”, and “Dr. Luke Discusses Discipleship: A devotional study through the book of Acts.”

Dr. Baldwin is a member of the American Association of Christian Counselors 2005 – Present. A Board Certified Pastoral Counselor (Board of Christian Professional and Pastoral Counselors) 2016- Present . He is a Certified SYMBIS Pre-Marital Counselor and a Certified DISC Personality Profile Trainer He also was Teacher of the Year at Charlotte Christian College and Theological Seminary 2009 and 2015.

James Logan, D.Min.

Head of the Department of Urban Christian Ministry

Serves as Senior Pastor of Kingdom Fellowship Christian Center in Charlotte, NC and as Presiding Bishop over Kingdom Fellowship of Churches International. He is Professor & Department Chair of Urban Christian Studies at Charlotte Christian College & Theological Seminary in Charlotte, NC. He also serves as Adjunct Professor of Urban Ministry at Gordon Conwell Theological Seminary-Charlotte, NC.

He has led National & International Seminars & Conferences through Jim Logan Evangelistic Ministries and has been an Active Advocate and Participant in congregational renewal as President and Founder of Jim Logan Evangelistic Ministries.

Dr. Logan has pursued Ph.D. coursework at Regent University concentrating in Theology and Ecclesiology. He received his Doctor of Ministry degree in Evangelism from Columbia Theological Seminary in Decatur, GA. His Dissertation was entitled: Evangelism in the African American Presbyterian Congregation: Equipping the Church for Growth. He earned his Master of Divinity degree from Princeton Theological Seminary in Princeton, NJ concentrating in Speech communication. He received his Bachelor of Arts degree from Kenyon College in Gambier, OH majoring in religion.

He has received additional training in Neurolinguistic Programming; served as an Evangelism Consultant in the Presbyterian Church, USA; served as a trainer in Parish Visitation Skills, Listening Skills, and Conflict Resolution through LEAD Consultants Incorporated.

Prior to founding Kingdom Fellowship Christian Center, he served as Senior Pastor/Head of Staff of Bread of Life Christian Ministry in Charlotte, NC; Adjunct Professor, Urban Ministry and Urban Evangelism, Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary, Charlotte, NC; Adjunct Professor of Evangelism and Homiletics at Hood Theological Seminary in Salisbury, NC; Instructor in Homiletics at More Than Conquerors School of the Ministry in Charlotte, NC; Pastor at Covenant Presbyterian Church in Norfolk, VA; Campus Minister at Norfolk State University, Norfolk, VA; Racial Ethnic Minority Recruiter, Admissions Department, Princeton Theological Seminary; Trustee, Board of Trustees, Princeton Theological Seminary, Princeton, NJ; Chair, Student Life Committee, Princeton Theological Seminary, Princeton, NJ, (Oversaw the range of student issues from admissions, to student indebtedness, to field work, placement, housing and health. Also served on the Investment Committee responsible for the seminary’s endowment.); Member, Academic Affairs Committee, Princeton Theological Seminary, Princeton, NJ (Oversaw the five- and ten-year reaccreditation review through ATS (2004) and MSCHE (2009), First curriculum overhaul in thirty years. Oversaw, reviewed and recommended to the full board appointments of faculty and executive staff, worked with the President and Academic Dean in institutional assessment, library (including overseeing 70 million dollar new library), Continuing Education, special projects such as the Dead Sea Scrolls Project, etc.; Member, Board of Advisors, Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary, Charlotte Campus; Alumni Trustee, Board of Trustees, Princeton Theological Seminary, Princeton, NJ; Served on the Student Affairs Committee (Now Student Life), Library Committee (Incorporated into Academic Affairs, and the Technology Committee (Incorporated into Academic Affairs).

Among the many awards he has garnered over the years, he received the Outstanding Young Men of America, 1980, 1987; International Who’s Who of Intellectuals, 1981; International Who’s Who in Community Service, 1980, 1982; and, Alumnus-in-Residence, Princeton Theological Seminary, 1991.

Among his published works are the following: Article: Second-Career Students Offer Greater Depths of Urgency to the Church: published in PTS Alumni/ae News, Spring 1991; Article: Worship in the African American Religious Experience: published in Reform: What Is Christian Worship? 2000; Article: Worship: An African American Perspective: published by Reformed Liturgy & Worship: volume xxxi, Numbers 3 & 4, 1997; Article: Black Pentecostalism: published in Encyclopedia of Pentecostal and Charismatic Christianity, Stanley M. Burgess, editor, 2006; Sermon: There’s No Place Like Home: included in A Passion for the Gospel, Confessing Jesus Christ for the 21st Century: Geneva Press, 2000; Sermon: Reopen the Door: included in A Cry of Need and of Joy, Confessing the Faith in a New Millennium, volume One, Reformation Press, 2002; and, a book entitled: Moses: A Profile in Effective Christian Leadership, 2019.

He has taught, lectured and preached all over the world including but not limited to: More Than Conquerors School of Ministry Instructor: Homiletics; Hood Theological Seminary Adjunct Professor: Four courses, two per semester: Senior Preaching: Preparation and Delivery of Sermons; Resources for Preaching; and Evangelism; Kinshasa, Democratic Republic of the Congo: Taught Pastors for a week on issues relative to pastoral leadership (2004); Preached in churches across the country leading renewal events, men’s retreats, homiletics seminars, marriage retreats/workshops and Bible conferences; and, CUPEI, Brussels, Belgium: Lecture on Introduction to Urban Ministry.

Michael Marsh, M.A.

General Studies Department Head

Rev. Michael Anthony Marsh was born in Greensboro, NC, and was raised in Charlotte, NC. He graduated with a diploma from Olympic High School in 1994.  After high school, Rev. Marsh went back to Greensboro, NC, to attend NC A&T State University, graduating with a Bachelor of Arts in History in 2000.  In 2002 he graduated from Westminster Theological Seminary in Philadelphia, PA, with a Master of Arts in Religion concentrating in biblical studies.  Rev. Marsh went on to earn a Graduate Certificate in Teaching (2017), a Master of Arts in Teaching (2019) with a concentration in secondary education, and a post-graduate certificate in School Administration (2020), all from the University of North Carolina at Charlotte.  Rev Marsh is currently pursuing a Doctor of Education in Educational Leadership with a concentration in School Administration from High Point University.  Rev Marsh co-authored the book “BFF:  Black Father Figures,” which is currently in the publication process with Austin MacAuley Publishers and due for release in Spring 2022.

Rev. Marsh was licensed to preach the gospel in 1998 and has faithfully served in the ministry for the last 20 years. In 2006 he was called to be the senior pastor of Hope Chapel Missionary Church. This new urban church plant focused on serving the inner-city poor and disenfranchised population of Charlotte, NC.  The following year in August 2007, Rev. Marsh was called to be the interim pastor of the Mount Pisgah Missionary Baptist Church located in Waxhaw, NC. A year and a half later, in January 2009, Rev. Marsh was called to be senior pastor at Mount Pisgah, and during his tenure, the church was thoroughly renovated debt-free, and many new souls and ministries were added.  He served faithfully at Mount Pisgah until December 2017.  In February of 2018, Rev Marsh began ministry as the senior pastor of Henderson Grove Presbyterian Church. His God-given vision for “Spirit-filled” and “Spirit-led” excellence has already caught hold of the congregation to do beautiful things for God’s kingdom!

Rev. Marsh is also multi-vocational and currently serves as a school administrator within the Rowan-Salisbury County School (NC) system.  Rev Marsh is a military service veteran, having served in Operation Enduring Freedom (Afghanistan) and was awarded the Meritorious Service Medal for his distinguished service.  He currently holds the field grade commissioned officer rank of Major in the US Army Reserves, operating in logistics.  Rev Marsh is also a proud member of Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity, Inc, the North Carolina School Administrators Association, the North Carolina’s Educators Association, and the Veterans of Foreign Wars.

Rev. Marsh is wedded to the Mrs. Cassandra L. (Watts) Marsh of Charlotte, NC.  They have been married for 21 years and have two children, Elijah (19 years old) and Imani (15 years old). He and his family currently reside in Charlotte, NC.

Wesley McCarter, D.Min.

Head of the Doctor of Ministry Program

M.A. in Biblical Studies, Carolina Graduate School of Divinity
D.Min.  in Biblical Preaching, Carolina Graduate School of Divinity
Ph.D. Candidate in Theology (New Testament), North-West University

Dr. Wesley C. McCarter serves as the Director of the Doctor of Ministry Program of the Charlotte Theological Seminary in Charlotte, NC. He also enjoys teaching courses as a Professor of Preaching in the D.Min. Program. In addition to his academic work, he serves as the Lead Pastor of the Rural Hall Christian Church near Winston-Salem, NC.

A native of Lenoir, NC, Dr. McCarter received the Bachelor of Arts degree from Carolina Christian College in Winston-Salem, NC. He holds the Master of Arts and the Doctor of Ministry degrees (in biblical studies and biblical preaching) from the Carolina Graduate School of Divinity in Greensboro, NC, studying under Dr. Douglas Moo of Wheaton College Graduate School as well as other reputable evangelical scholars such as Dr. Walt Kaiser, Dr. Bill Mounce, and Dr. Kent Hughes. His D.Min. dissertation, written under the supervision of Dr. Moo, was titled, “He Loved Them to the End: A Commentary on John 13-17.” He is currently enrolled with the Faculty of Theology of the North-West University in Potchefstroom, South Africa pursuing the Doctor of Philosophy degree in Theology (New Testament). Matthean scholar Prof. Dr. Francois Viljoen is promoting his research in the Gospel of Matthew.

Before being appointed as head of the D.Min. Program at the Charlotte Seminary, Prof. McCarter served on faculties as both an assistant professor of ministry and as an adjunct professor of biblical and theological studies. He has experience teaching courses on the undergraduate, graduate, and doctoral levels, both on-site and online. A participant in the academic guild, he is a full member of both the Evangelical Theological Society and the Stone-Campbell Scholars Community. As a pastor-theologian, he is proud to maintain active ministries in both the church and academia.

Prof. McCarter is a Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu practitioner with several years of training. Jiu-Jitsu is a fantastic physical exercise, an interesting hobby, and a useful system of self-defense. Dr. McCarter is an associate teacher at the martial arts academy where he has the opportunity to minister to people from all walks of life.

Most importantly, Dr. McCarter is a family man. He is happily married to Bridget, and they have two adorable daughters. Life is always busy, interesting, fun, and joyful in the McCarter household. The whole family is regularly involved in Christian ministry together.

 

Ursula Jacobs-Guidry, M.L.S.

Head Librarian

Ursula Jacobs-Guidry, M.L.S., serves as the Head Librarian for Charlotte Christian College and Theological Seminary. Mrs. Guidry started at Charlotte Christian College and Theological Seminary in November of 2023.

Mrs. Guidry holds a B.A. in Sociology and a minor in Non-Profit and Grant-Writing from Salem College, a Master’s in Library Science from North Carolina Central University, and this steered her career to hold several leadership positions locally and nationally. Mrs. Guidry also holds a Master’s in Adult Education/Instructional Technology from Strayer University, where she also served as the Learning Resource Center Manager.

Ursula is a self-professed technology nerd, and she has a special interest in applying technology as a tool to convey concepts and disseminate information to teach others how to enhance their communication and technical skills to build positive, and strong community relationships. Ursula is married to Keary Guidry, and they are a blended family with three children and very active grandchildren. As a biblical storyteller, Ursula brings the bible to life to audiences of all ages, and her new hobby is creative digital stories to share God’s practical life lessons. Currently, she is earning a Ph.D. in Biblical Archaeology and enjoys traveling.

Helen McEachin, Ed.D.

Compliance Officer

Helen McEachin, Ed.D., became the Compliance Officer in January 2023 after serving as the Interm Chief Academic Officer for a year and a half as Charlotte Christian College and Theological Seminary searched for a full-time Vice President of Academic Affairs.

Dr. McEachin holds a B.S. in Computer Information Systems from Strayer University in Washington, DC, a Master of Arts in Religious Education from the Maple Springs Bible College and Seminary, Capitol Heights, Maryland, a Master of Arts in Education Curriculum and Instruction and a Doctor of Education in Educational Leadership from the University of Phoenix. In addition, to serving as Compliance Officer, Dr. McEachin has served as a member of the faculty since January 2019.

Dr. McEachin has also served as an additional teaching resource with experience in giving seminars and facilitating courses in the Neuse River and Wilson County Baptist Association, where she serves as Chairperson of the Christian Education Department since 2010.  In a temporary status, she served as the online designer using Scholar360 Learning Management System at Eastern Carolina Bible College and Seminary in Roanoke Rapids, N. C.

Dr. McEachin has over a decade of educational and administrative experience in the areas of Distance Learning pedagogy and five years in the development of curriculum. Prior to receiving her doctorate, Dr. McEachin was employed at Strayer University Quality Assurance Specialist in 2005 in Strayer University in their first classes in Distance Learning. She instructed and trained teachers in eCollege, Horizon Wimba, and Blackboard in the synchronous and asynchronous distance learning platforms.

Dr. McEachin loves archaeology and the examination of religious artifacts. She is an ordained minister. She is a member of the Johnson Chapel Missionary Baptist Church, where she serves as an Associate Minister, an Assistant teacher in Biblical Studies, and an Assistant Superintendent in Christian Education. She wrote “The Best Place to Travel: Making a Choice for Heaven” in 2009 to supplement Vacation Bible School. In 2006, she was awarded the Vision Leadership Seminar Recognition at Strayer University.

Garry Gates, D.Min.

Professor

Garry Gates is an educator and pastor with thirty years’ experience in teaching, training, pastoral counseling, small group development, community integration, and first impressions ministry.  He is passionate about impacting others for Christ by joining God in bringing healing and hope to the lives of others through the power of the gospel.

He earned a Bachelor of Science Degree from Elon University and a Masters of Divinity with Religious Education from Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary.

Garry began teaching part time for Charlotte Christian College & Theological Seminar in January of 2020. He also serves as Associational Missions Strategist (Associational Director of Missions) for the Mount Zion Baptist Association.  Garry has served in various churches in North Carolina, with the Hope Counseling Center, and has served in the Marine Corps Reserve.

Garry is a Certified Prepare/Enrich Pre- Marital/Marriage Counselor and a Certified DISC Personality Profile Trainer.

Billy O. Fleming, D.Min.

Professor

Dr. Bill Fleming, Jr. is a semi-retired pastor living in Waxhaw, North Carolina. He teaches preaching and spiritual formation at Charlotte Christian College and Theological Seminary in Charlotte. Bill is also a practicing spiritual director. He served as a parish minister in the Associate Reformed Presbyterian denomination for forty years. He has pastored seven churches and served in several denominational offices. He has taught at Charlotte Christian since 2005 and was the Director of Pastoral Studies at Charlotte Christian for five years. He has also served as a Hospice chaplain, a church developer, and an instructor in the Dominican Republic and Guinea Bissau, Africa. He currently teachers at Charlotte Christian and practices personal spiritual direction with the Emmaus Center for Spirituality in Charlotte. He is a certified spiritual director and is a member of the Evangelical Theological Society, Spiritual Directors International, and the Evangelical Spiritual Directors Association.

Bill holds a B. A. in Bible from Asbury University in Wilmore, Kentucky, a Master of Divinity from Erskine Theological Seminary in Due West, South Caroline, a Doctor of Ministry degree from Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary in Hamilton, Massachusetts, and a certificate in Spiritual Direction from Richmont Graduate University in Atlanta. He is a member of the Evangelical Spiritual Directors Association, Spiritual Directors International, and is an associate with the Emmaus Center for Spirituality in Charlotte.

He also enjoys storytelling, writing, and music.

Bill is the author of Mapping the Christian Life, published by RevPress in 2010, Prayer: The Adventure: A six part study in Prayer, The Fruit of the Spirit: God’s Garden of Heavenly Delights, Personal Evangelism, Wild Child and Good Son: A Parable for Fathers and Sons, and How To Tell a Story: The Art of Being Interesting. He is currently working on two book—The Faith Matrix and At Play in the Garden of the Lord. He has also published two books of poetry. He has been published in The Herald, The Associate Reformed Presbyterian, Christianity Today, Preaching, and The Wittenburg Door.

Bill manages a resource website for Spiritual Formation—www.faithmatrix.com, which provides connections for those seeking to grow in the Spirit.

Fred Smith, Ph.D.

Professor

Dr. Fred Smith obtained his PhD is from Southwestern Seminary in Fort Worth Texas. Dr. Fred Smith is the author of _Developing a Biblical Worldview, and written articles on the inerrancy of the Bible, the nature of our salvation, various world religions (Tibetan Buddhism, Hinduism, Shinto) and numerous book
reviews. Dr. Fred Smith has made presentations at the International Society for Christian Apologetics, the Evangelical Theological Society, the New Orleans Conference on Apologetics, the SBL Southwest Regional Conference and
the Southwest Conference on Christianity and Literature.

Dr. Fred Smith research focuses on Christianity and Westsern Culture.Dr. Fred Smith pastored in Texas as a PhD Student.
Dr. Fred Smith is a member of the Evangelical Theological Society. Dr. Fred Smith has s been at Charlotte Christian College for four years. Dr. Fred Smith has current book available: Developing a Biblical Worldview: Seeing Things God’s Way  Available in paperback or e-book form at online book sellers or bookstores.

Moses Taiwo, Ph.D.

Professor

Moses O. Taiwo, PhD, DM/IST, is a Certified Clinical Pastoral Educator by the Association for Clinical Pastoral Education (ACPE), Inc. since 2012. At present, Dr. Taiwo serves as the Manager of Clinical Pastoral Education (CPE) with Kettering Health Network in Kettering, OH since May 2017. He is also Chair of the Research Committee in ACPE until December 2021.

Prior to his coming to Andrews University, Berrien Springs, MI in 1997, Dr. Taiwo had served as professor of New Testament Theology and Interpretation at Babcock University (defunct, Adventist Seminary of West Africa) in Ilisan-Remo, Ogun state, Nigeria between 1987 and 1997. After earning his PhD in Religion (New Testament) in 2003 at Andrews, Dr. Taiwo also explored training in clinical pastoral education, and he was certified as a Board Chaplain by Association of Professional Chaplains (APC) in 2007.

While in training to become a CPE Educator at Atrium Health’s Carolinas Medical Center in Charlotte, NC, Dr. Taiwo served on faculty at Charlotte Christian College and Theological Seminary (defunct, New Life Theological Seminary) in 2006. He was later appointed as Head of Department of Urban Studies between 2007 and 2010. Dr. Taiwo also earned a second doctorate from University of Phoenix, Phoenix, AZ in 2015 in Organizational Leadership with emphasis on Information Systems and Technology. Dr. Taiwo’s research experience includes a qualitative phenomenological study that explored physicians’ perceptions and lived experiences of the effect of information technology on medical practice, and the revelations of obstacles to adoption. In addition to his wealth of education and practice of clinical ministry, Dr. Taiwo continues to assist pastors and lay people to experience CPE through distance learning. This is also important for individuals exploring a call into professional chaplaincy.

Frank Tallerico, D.Min.

Professor

Dr. Frank Tallerico pastored churches in southern Ohio for 34 years. In addition to preaching teaching, and leadership development, He provided counseling services to various congregations and to the local community. Dr. Tallerico moved to Charlotte, NC in 2012 to take a position with the Mecklenburg County Sheriff’s Office to work with the resident population of the county detention center. He has worked as a chaplain and as an adult program specialist providing reentry services to the residents. Dr. Tallerico earned a Bachelor of Arts (Pre-Seminary) from Cedarville University in Cedarville, Ohio, a Master of Arts (Theological Studies) from Reformed Theological Seminary in Orlando, FL, a Doctor of Ministry (Pastoral Care) from Trinity Evangelical Divinity School in Deerfield, IL, and a PhD in Psychology (Industrial & Organizational Psychology) from Grand Canyon University in Phoenix, AZ. Dissertations: A Disciple-making Strategy of Hope for the Alcohol Addict (DMin) and A Qualitative Study: Burnout and Calvinistic Pastors in the United States (PhD).

Dr. Tallerico has served as Adjunct Professor of Bio-medical ethics and Business ethics with Shawnee State University in Portsmouth, Ohio, 1998-2000. Adjunct Professor of Bible, Theology, Ethics, and Psychology with Grand Canyon University in Phoenix, AZ., 2011 to Present. Adjunct Professor of Chaplaincy and Pastoral Counseling with Charlotte Christian College & Theological Seminary in Charlotte, NC, 2012 to Present. Dr. Tallerico has traveled to the Ukraine and Romania to teach indigenous pastors Bible, theology, and counseling courses.

Additional Faculty

David Bailes

  • M.C.M., Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary
  • B.S., Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary

Brack Ballard

  • M.Div., Gardner-Webb University

Steve Benson

  • D. Ed. Min., The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary
  • M.A.C., Covenant Theological Seminary
  • M.Div., Reformed Theological Seminary
  • B.A., Covenant College

Darryl Cunningham

  • M.o.M., Anderson University
  • B.A., Morris College

David Paulsen

  • Ph.D., University of Chicago
  • M.A., University of Chicago
  • B.A., Concordia

Neil Gant

  • Ph.D., Mid-America Baptist Theological Seminary
  • M.Div., Mid-America Baptist Theological Seminary
  • B.A., Blue Mountain College

LaShonn Freeman

  • Ed.D., North Central University
  • M.A., Queens University
  • B.A., The University of North Carolina at Wilmington

Charles Ewing

  • M.Div., Vanderbilt University
  • B.A., Carson-Newman College

Brian Freeland

  • M.S., College of Arts & Science
  • B.S., College of Arts & Science

Michelle Ellis

  • Ph.D., Texas Tech University
  • M.S., Walden University

Darrell Hurley

  • M.A., Dallas Theological Seminary
  • B.A., New Life Theological Seminary

Elizabeth Hall

  • Ph.D., Old Dominion University
  • M.S., King University
  • M.S., Liberty University
  • B.S., Liberty University

Greg Hargrave

  • D.Min., Carolina Graduate School of Divinity
  • M.Div., Carolina Graduate School of Divinity
  • M.A., Carolina Graduate School of Divinity
  • B.S.N., Winston Salem State University

S. Ross Hickling

  • Ph.D., North-West University
  • M.A., Biola University
  • M.A., Liberty University
  • B.S., Libery University
  • A.A., Saint Leo University

James Hight

  • D.Min., Carolina Graduate School of Divinity
  • M.A., Carolina Graduate School of Divinity
  • B.S., Southwestern Christian University

Kathy Larson

  • M.A., Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary
  • B.A., Eastern University

Scott Infante

  • Ed.D., Trevecca Nazarene University
  • Ed.S., Nova Southeastern University
  • M.S., Nova Southeastern University
  • B.A., Indiana University

William Jacobs

  • M.A., Johnson University
  • B.A., Johnson University

David Kiehn

  • Ph.D., Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary
  • M.Div., Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary
  • B.A., University of Pennsylvania

James Klukow

  • D.Min., Reformed Theological Seminary
  • M.Div., Westminster Theological Seminary
  • B.A., Gordon College

Deborah Quick

  • Ph.D., Vanderbilt University
  • M.A., Vanderbilt University
  • B.A., University of North Carolina at Charlotte

Aileen Maddox

  • D.Min., United Theological Seminary
  • M.Div., Emory University
  • B.S., South Carolina State University

Teresa McIlwain

  • D.Min., United Theological Seminary
  • M.Div., Christian Theological Seminary
  • B.S., University of South Carolina

Honore Missihoun

  • Ph.D., University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
  • M.A.T., Kent State University
  • M.A., Universite Nationale de Cote D’Ivore
  • B.A., Universite Nationale de Cote D’Ivore

Tonnell Oliphant

  • M.Ed., Winthrop University
  • M.S., Hunter College
  • B.S., South Carolina State University

Deborah Woodard

  • M.Ed., North Carolina State University
  • Emergency Medical Science (EMS)
  • Professional Educator’s License, State of North Carolina, State Board of Education

Pamela Phillips

  • Ph.D., North Carolina State University
  • M.Ed., East Carolina University

Douglas Potter

  • D.Min., Southern Evangelical Seminary
  • M.A., Southern Evangelical Seminary
  • M.A., Ball State University
  • B.S., Ohio Northern University

Susan Putnam

  • M.A., University of Dayton
  • B.A., Purdue University

Laverne Smith

  • Ph.D., University of Birmingham (UK)
  • M.A., Liberty University
  • M.A., Mid-America Baptist Theological Seminary
  • B.A., Mercer University

Matthew Rouse

  • M.Div., Duke University
  • B.S., North Carolina A&T State University

Jason Schnur

  • M.A., Charlotte Christian College and Theological Seminary
  • B.S., Grand Canyon University
  • B.A., Grand Canyon University
  • A.A.S., Catawba Valley Community College

George Shears III

  • D.Min., Charlotte Christian College and Theological Seminary
  • S.T.M., Lutheran Theological Southern Seminary
  • M.Div., Gardner-Webb University
  • B.A., Benedict College

Trevor Smith

  • M.Div., Gordon Conwell Theological Seminary
  • B.A., English College of William & Mary

Michelle Waleski

  • Ed.D., Trevecca Nazarene University
  • M.S., Arizone State University
  • B.S., Old Dominion University

Jeremiah Shipp

  • Ed.D., Texas A&M University
  • M.A., Piedmont International University
  • B.S., Tennessee State University

Stephen O. Stout

  • Ph.D., Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary
  • D.Min., Covenant Theological Seminary
  • Th.M., Westminster Theological Seminary
  • M.Div., Grace Theological Seminary
  • B.A., Columbia Bible College

Tamara Thomas

  • D.Min., Charlotte Christian College and Theological Seminary
  • M.S., Mercy College
  • M.A., New York University

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