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Staff and Faculty

Staff

Fruitland’s staff is made up of people who love God, love ministry, and love students.

Dr. David B. Horton

PRESIDENT
Professor of Biblical Exposition 101/102

  • B.A., University of North Carolina
  • M.Div., Ed.D., Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary
Dr. Scott Thompson

VICE PRESIDENT OF ACADEMIC AFFAIRS
Professor of Research 101/102, Ethics 301/302, Greek 101/102, Hebrew 101/102

  • A.A. Fruitland Baptist Bible College
  • B.A. Criswell College
  • M.Div. Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary
  • Ed.D. Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary
Lisa Furstenberg

STUDENT DEAN

  • B.S. Gardner-Webb University
Kimberly Green

ADMINISTRATIVE ASSISTANT TO THE PRESIDENT/BUSINESS SERVICES

  • A.S. Columbia State Community College
Madelyn Allen

ADMISSIONS AND COMMUNICATIONS COORDINATOR

  • A.A. Fruitland Baptist Bible College
Ben Tackett

DIRECTOR OF ONLINE SERVICES/REGISTRAR
Professor of Computers 201/202, Literature 301/302

  • B.A. University of Tennessee
  • M.Div. Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary
Bobby Garrett

DIRECTOR OF CAMPUS FACILITIES

  • A.A.S. Blue Ridge Community College
  • Chaplain for Henderson County Emergency Services
Kevin Parsons

DIRECTOR OF SERVICES

  • Studies at Fruitland Baptist Bible College
Melissa McKnight

ADMINISTRATIVE ASSISTANT TO FACULTY AND STAFF/RECEPTIONIST

  • A.B.A., Richmond Community College
Zack Minnick

STUDENT RECRUITMENT

  • Studies at Emory and Henry College
  • Studies at Fruitland Baptist Bible College
Roberto Fernandez

DIRECTOR OF SPANISH THEOLOGICAL EDUCATION

  • A.A. Fruitland Baptist Bible College
  • B.A. Luther Rice Seminary
  • M.A. Luther Rice Seminary
Preston Stevenson

ASSISTANT DIRECTOR OF CAMPUS FACILITIES

  • A.A. John Wesley College
  • Studies at Fruitland Baptist Bible College
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Faculty

Fruitland’s faculty is made up of men and women who are ministers of the Word, and care about their students’ success.

Justin Alexander

PROFESSOR OF YOUTH MINISTRY 301/302

  • B.A., Jacksonville State University
  • M.Div., Ph.D., Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary
Hazel Ashburn

PROFESSOR OF ENGLISH 101/102

  • B.S., M.A. Western Carolina University
Steven Blanton

PROFESSOR OF BIBLICAL EXPOSITION 201/202

  • A.A. Fruitland Baptist Bible College
  • B.A. Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary
Raymond W. Brickhouse

PROFESSOR OF PERSON AND MINISTRY OF CHRIST 401

  • A.A., Fruitland Baptist Bible College
  • B.A., The College at Southeastern
Stephen D. Briggs

PROFESSOR OF CHRISITIAN EDUCATION 401/402

  • B.S. University of North Carolina Chapel Hill
  • Th.M. Dall Theological Seminary
  • M.R.E. Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary
Brian Buckner

PROFESSOR OF WESTERN CIVILIZATION 201/202

  • A.A. Fruitland Baptist Bible College
  • B.A. Mars Hill College
  • M.Div. Southern Baptist Theological Seminary
  • Currently pursuing D.Min. from Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary
Dr. Branton Burleson

PROFESSOR OF NEW TESTAMENT 201/202, HERMENEUTICS 301/302

  • A.A. Fruitland Baptist Bible College
  • B.A. North Greenville University
  • M.A., B.S., M.Div. Reformed Theological Seminary
  • Ed.D. Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary
Dr. Lon Chenowith

PROFESSOR OF CHURCH ADMIN 201/202

  • B.A. Oklahoma Baptist University
  • M.Div. Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary
  • D.Min. Luther Rice Theological Seminary
  • ThD. Covington Theological Seminary
Dr. Scott Eanes

PROFESSOR OF NEW TESTAMENT 401/402

  • B.A. Gardner-Webb University
  • M.Div. Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary
  • D.Min. Southern Baptist Theological Seminary
Dr. Stephen Cutchins

PROFESSOR OF APOLOGETICS 401/402

  • B.S., M.Ed. Winthrop University
  •  MTh., D.Min. Southern Evangelical Seminary
  • Ph.D. Dallas Baptist University
Jack Givens

PROFESSOR OF MISSIONS 401/402

  • Diploma in Theology, Trinity Baptist College
  • B.A. Crichton College
  • M.Div. Mid America Baptist Theological Seminary
Dr. Steve Gouge

PROFESSOR OF CHURCH ADMIN 201/202, CHURCH GROWTH 301/302, PASTORAL MINISTRY 401/402, SUPERVISED MINISTRY 301/302

  • B.A. Western Carolina University
  • M.Div. Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary
  • M.R.E. Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary
  • D.Min. Southern Baptist Theological Seminary
Dr. Chris Gray

PROFESSOR OF APOLOGETICS 401/402

  • A.A. North Greenville University
  • B.A. Carson-Newman College
  • M.Div. The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary
  • D.Min. New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary
Dr. James D. Grant

PROFESSOR OF DISCIPLESHIP 101/102, PASTORAL MINISTRY 401/402

  • A.A. Fruitland Baptist Bible College
  • B.A. Western Carolina University
  • M.Div. New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary
  • Ed.D. Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary
William Grisham

PROFESSOR OF NEW TESTAMENT

  • B.A. Baylor University
  • M.A. Southwestern Seminary
Steve Harris

PROFESSOR OF SUPERVISED MINISTRY 301/302

  • B.S. Western Carolina University
  • M.Div. Southwestern Seminary
  • PhD. Fuller Theological Seminary
Dr. Chris Hefner

PROFESSOR OF WESTERN CIV 401/402

  • A.A. Fruitland Baptist Bible College
  • B.A. North Greenville University
  • M.Div. Southern Baptist Theological Seminary
  • PhD. Southern Baptist Theological Seminary
Dr. Robert Hefner

PROFESSOR OF THEOLOGY 101/102, PM OF CHRIST 401/402, PM OF HOLY SPIRIT 401/402

  • A.A. Fruitland Baptist Bible College
  • B.A. North Greenville University
  • M.Div. Southern Baptist Theological Seminary
  • Ed.D. Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary
Hannah Heise

PROFESSOR OF COMPOSITION 301/302

  • B.S. Appalachian State University
James Henson

PROFESSOR OF THEOLOGY 101/102

  • B.S. Appalachian State University
  • M.A. Southern Baptist Theological Seminary
Dr. Charles M. Jacumin

PROFESSOR OF NEW TESTAMENT 201/202

  • B.A. North Carolina State University
  • M.Div., Ph.D. Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary
Michael D. Horton

PROFESSOR OF NEW TESTAMENT 101/102

  • B.A. University of North Carolina State University
  • M.Div. Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary
Bradley Johnson

PROFESSOR OF ENGLISH 401/402

  • A.A. Fruitland Baptist Bible College
  • B.A. The College at Southeastern
  • M.A., D.Min. in Progress, Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary
Dave Marshall

PROFESSOR OF YOUTH MINISTRY 301/302

  • B.A. Belhaven College
  • M.A. Wesley Biblical Seminary
Greg Mathis

PROFESSOR OF EVANGELISM 101/102

  • B.A. Gardner-Webb University
  • M.Div. Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary
  • D.D. Gardner-Webb University
Peter McDonald

PROFESSOR OF YOUTH MINISTRY 301/302

  • A.A. Fruitland Baptist Bible College
  • B.A. North Greenville University
  • M.A.R. Liberty Baptist Theological Seminary
Dr. Ronnie Owen

PROFESSOR OF OLD TESTAMENT 201/202

  • B.A. Mars Hill College
  • M.Div. Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary
  • D.Min. New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary
James Russell Reaves

CONTINUING EDUCATION

  • A.A. Fruitland Baptist Bible College
  • B.A. Lancaster Bible College
  • M.Div. Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary
Anthony Marc Reynolds

PROFESSOR OF RESEARCH 101/102

  • A.A. Fruitland Baptist Bible College
  • B.A., North Greenville University
  • M.Div., Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary
Dr. Chris Roberts

PROFESSOR OF MUSIC 301/302

  • B.A. Gardner-Webb University
  • M.C.M. Southern Baptist Theological Seminary
  • D.W.S. The Robert E. Webber Institute for Worship Studies
Lance Scarlett

PROFESSOR OF ENGLISH 201/202

  • A.A. Fruitland Baptist Bible College
  • B.A. North Greenville University
  • M.Div. Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary
Steve Scoggins

PROFESSOR OF NEW TESTAMENT 101/102 AND CHURCH HISTORY 201/202

  • B.A. Samford University
  • M.Div. Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary
William Seeler

PROFESSOR OF ENGLISH 201-202

  • B.A. Muskingum College
  • Ed.D. Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary
Dr. Steve Stewart

PROFESSOR OF ENGLISH 101/102, ENGLISH 401/402, OLD TESTAMENT 101/102

  • A.A. Fruitland Baptist Bible College
  • B.A. Wingate University
  • M.A. Criswell Graduate School of Bible
  • M.Div. Criswell Graduate School of Bible
  • Th.D. Trinity Theological Seminary
Collin Terenzini

PROFESSOR OF BIBLICAL EXPOSITION 101/102

  • A.A. Fruitland Baptist Bible College
  • B.S., Liberty University
  • M.A., Midwestern Baptist Theological Seminary
Dennis Thurman

PROFESSOR OF COUNSELING 401/402

  • A.A. Fruitland Baptist Bible College
  • B.A. Luther Rice Seminary
  • M.A. Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary
Jerome Wilkerson

PROFESSOR OF OLD TESTAMENT 101/102

  • A.A. Fruitland Baptist Bible College
  • B.A., M.Div., Ph.D. In Progress at Piedmont Bible College
Eric Williamson

PROFESSOR OF ETHICS 301/302

  • B.A. Boyce College
  • M.A.T., Ph.D. Southern Baptist Theological Seminary