Meet our Faculty . . .
Tawanna Hall: General Education
Florida State University, Ph. D
Troy State University, M. S.
University of Alabama, B.S.
Dr. Hall's professional experience includes teaching and instructing
at both the Elementary and College level. She has spent several
years as a Program Coordinator of Psychoeducational Services
and as a school Psychologist. Furthermore, she has served as
a Contact Psychologist and for three years as Transfer Coordinator
of Student Support Services with a state college.
In June of 1995, Dr. Hall was appointed as
Dean of General Educational courses with Bethany, later to
be named as Chair of Bethany's Educational Theology Track.
Lynn Miley: Missions & Religious Education
Bethany Bible College and Seminary, D. D.
Troy State University, M.S.
Free Will Baptsit Bible College, B. A.
Having a missionary for a father, Dr. Miley
was raised on the Ivory Coast of Africa. He went on to serve
eight years as a missionary to France and three years on the
Ivory Coasts. In addition to his experience as a missionary,
he has served over 20 years as a pastor.
Dr. Miley's teaching experience includes
not only teaching missions and mission related subjects at
the college level, but also the French language at the secondary
education level in a private Christian school in the Dothan
His philosophy of the Ministry is that "the
pastor is primarily a shepherd of God's flock, discharging his
responsibilities of teaching, preaching, counseling, and evangelism
with loving, compassionate authority, modeling in his own life
those Christian virtues that he seeks to develop in his congregation."
Tom Nash: Divinity: Ministry
Westminister Theological Seminary, D. Min.
Westminister Theological Seminary, M. Div.
Samford University, B. A.
Dr. Nash has a wide ministry experience,
having spent a year in South America doing missionary work,
nine years as a church-planter and pastor, and providing service
as a counselor from drug and alcohol rehabilitation. In addition
to being a member of the core faculty with Bethany, Dr. Nash
serves as the Associate Chair in the Ministry Theology Track.
His philosophy of the ministry is that the
minister is to be a guide and resource to the members of the
congregation. "According to the Scriptures all believers
are to share in the work of God's kingdom. Through the Great
Commission we are told to go and make disciples and teach
them to observe what God has commanded. This involves the
whole body of believers, each using his or her God-given gifts.
The minister is to be the prime example of this and is to
train and demonstrate with his preaching, teaching, and manner
J.D. O'Donnell: Practical Theology
New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary, D.T
New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary, B. Div..
Bob Jones University, B. A
Dr. O'Donnell has served as a pastor for over
30 years. His professional experience includes: President of
Bethel Bible Institute, Paintsville, KY (1978-82); President
of Hillsdale College, Moore, OK, (1965-71); Professor at the
Free Will Baptist College, Nashville, TN (1961-65); Tutor, Union
Baptist Theological Seminary, New Orleans, LA (1960-61); and
Principle, Chandler Mountain High School, Steel, AL (1949-50)
Dr. O'Donnell has authored a number of books
which include: Faith For Today, (1965); A Survey of Church
History, (1973); Handbook for Deacons, (1973); The Preacher
and His Preaching, (1974); and Precious Bible Promises, (1983).
He co-authored the following courses: A Survey of the Pentateuch,
Books of Poetry, Books of History, and Books of the Bible.
William J. Stauff
Professor in Undergraduate Studies
Bethany Divinity College and Seminary, Ph. D.
Bethany Divinity College and Seminary, D.S.T.
Suffolk University in Boston, M.B.A.
Moody Bible Institute of Chicago, B.B.S.
Northeasten University in Boston, B.S.
Dr. Stauffs' professional experience includes
teaching at the college level at Bethel College and Northwest
College in St.Paul Minnesota and Erskine College in Due, West
South Carolina. He spent 4 years at the Billy Graham Evangelistic
Association servies in ministries in India, Amsterdam, Nicaragua
and Guatemala. He currently leads small groups and teaches systematic
theology in several Bible studies. He has spent 28 years in
Senior Administrative position in Higher Education including
Harvard University, University of Virginia and University of
Phillip W. Hunter : Pastoral Ministry / Bible
Bethany Divinity College and Seminary, D. Th.,
Bethany Divinity College and Seminary, D.R.E., D.M.
Trinity Theological Seminary, Ph. D.
Trinity Theological Seminary, M.M.
Faith Evangelistic Christian Bible College, B.S.M.
Dr. Phillip W. Hunter attended Faith Evangelistic Christian
College where he recived an Bachelor of Sacred Ministry. He
was granted both a Master of Ministry and a Doctor of Philosophy
degree at Trinity Thological Seminary. He also attended Bethany
Divinity College and Seminary where he received the following
degrees Doctor of Ministry, Doctor of Religious Education, Doctor
of Philosopgy in Christian Counseling, and Doctor of Theology.
Dr. Hunter has spent over 30 years in pastoral ministries. During
these years he has been pastor at the Community Baptist Church
in Owensboro, Kentucky.
Bill Edge Sr
Bethany Divinity College and Seminary, D.M.
Master Graduate School of Theology, D.Th.
Dr. Carl W. Warden: Counseling
Louisiana Baptist University, Ph.D.
National Christian Counselors Association, L.C.P.C.
Bethany Bible College and Seminary, B.Min., Th.M., D.S.T.
Baptist Bible College, Th.G.
Edison E. Wiltshire: Ministry / Counseling
Bethany Bible College and Seminary,
M.Min. C.C., D.Div., Ph.D.
Institute of Pastoral Training, Nova Scotia, S.P.E.
Acadia Divinity College, Nova Scotia, Dip.P.M.
Acadia University, Nova Scotia, B.Th.
Memorial University of Newfoundland, C.Crim
New Orleans Baptist Seminary, M. Div
Dr. Myung B. Park: Dean of Korean Affairs
B.S., M.Div., D.R.E., D.S.T.,
Inha University, Korea,
Colorado Baptist College,
Florida Baptist Theol. College,
Bethany Theological Seminary
Dr. Suung Kim: Korean Professor
B.A., Th. B., M.Ed., M. Div., Ed. D.,
D. Min., D.R.E.
Sunkul University, Anyang, Korea
Jackson College of Ministries,
Jackson, MS, USA
Myungji University Graduated School, Seoul, Korea
Joongang Presbyterian Theological Seminary, Seoul, Korea
Kalos M.A. College, Baguia, Philippines
Ashland Theological Seminary, Lynchburg, VA, USA ( Candidate
Bethany Divinity College and Seminary
Dothan, Alabama U.S.A.
Dr. James W. Clifton - Professor
Professor of Bible and Bible Related
Bethany Divinity College and Seminary, Ph. D.
Latin American Faculty for Theological Studies, M. T. S.
California Coast University, M. S.
California College for Health Sciences, M. S.
Bethany Divinity College and Seminary, Th. M.
Delta State University, B. S.
Licensed Clinical Social Worker
Licensed Mental Health Counselor
Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist
Dr. Joseph J. Finn - Professor
Professor of Church History
Greenwich School of Theology , Ph. D.
California State University, M. A.
American Christian College and Seminary, M. A.
Florida International University, B.A.
Dr. Michael V. Stine - Professor of Graduate Studies
Professor of Homiletics, Evangelism, Philosophy
Ashland Theological Seminary, D. Min.
Ashland Theological Seminary, M. Div.
Ohio State University, B. A.
Dr. Gary S. Day - Professor
Professor of Bible , Theology
American Bible College and Seminary, D. Min.
New York Theological Seminary & New Brunswick Theological
Cross-cultural Comm. / A/G Graduate School / A/G Theological
Northeast bible College / Phoenixville Christian College, B.S.
Dr. Richard E. Tompkins - Professor of Graduate Studies
Professor of Apologetics, World Religions, Cults
Southern Evangelical Seminary, D. Min.
Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary, M. A.
Southern Illinois University, M. B. A.
Southeast Missouri State University, B.S.A.
Dr. Laurence Goding - Professor of Graduate Studies
Professor of Christian Education and Bible
Nova Southeastern University, Ed. D.
Denver Seminary, M. A.
Southwestern College, B. A.