Division of Biblical and Theological Studies Faculty


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Rev. Phyllis Borchert
B.S., University of Louisville, Sociology & Religion
M.Div. in Higher Education, Southern Baptist Theological Seminary

Dr. Timothy Borchert
Biblical and Theological Studies
B.A., Georgetown College
M.Div., Southern Baptist Theological Seminary
Doctor of Worship Studies, The Robert E. Webber Institute for Worship Studies

Dr. Tim Borchert, currently serves as the senior pastor the First Baptist Church of Oak Ridge, TN. Dr. Borchert earned his M.Div from the Southern Baptist Theological Seminary. In addition, Dr. Borchert recently received a doctorate from the Robert E. Webber Institute for Worship Studies. A graduate of Georgetown College, KY, Dr. Tim served as the director of the Carroll Youth Center in Wisconsin, where he developed and led QUEST, a summer youth conference for the American Baptist Churches USA. He also served as pastor of First Baptist Church of Tipp City, Ohio, and as Minister of Adult and Family Life at First Baptist Church of Columbus, Indiana. Dr. Tim also teaches in the worship studies program at Carson Newman College.

Dr. Chris Brewer
Biblical and Theological Studies
B.A., Biblical and Theological Studies & Youth Ministries, Gordon College
M.Th., Theological Studies, The Kaleo Institute
Doctor of Worship Studies, The Robert E. Webber Institute for Worship Studies

Dr. Chris Brewer knew that the Lord had called him into full time ministry on his first day of sixth grade youth camp. The calling would lead him to study at Gordon College in Wenham, Massachusetts where he would earn a Bachelor of Arts with a double major in Biblical and Theological Studies and Youth Ministry. Soon after graduation he married and moved to St. Petersburg, Florida to serve as the youth minister at Northeast Presbyterian Church. Wanting to be closer to his parents he eventually moved his family to Jacksonville and took a job as the youth pastor at Memorial United Methodist Church in Fernandina Beach. Simultaneously, Chris released his first studio album, Why Calvary? and began a traveling ministry as a camp and conference worship leader and speaker. He was the guest speaker and musician for numerous Methodist, Presbyterian and Lutheran youth camps all over the country. In 2001, Chris helped his father found Brewer Christian College and continued his own studies, graduating from The Robert E. Webber Institute for Worship Studies in 2008. His doctoral thesis, which examined the concept of online chapel, was completed under the supervision of his mentor and good friend Dr. Andrew Hill, noted Old Testament scholar from Wheaton College. Since earning his doctorate, Chris served as the Director of Distance Learning at The Robert E. Webber Insitute for Worship Studies, has led worship and served as a workshop speaker for the annual conferences of The Association of Biblical Higher Education (ABHE), speaking on online chapel and distance learning technology.

Dr. Larry Ellis
Theological Studies
Master of Worship Studies, The Robert E. Webber Institute for Worship Studies
Doctor of Worship Studies, The Robert E. Webber Institute for Worship Studies

Dr. Ellis has served as a bible teacher and Minister of Worship and Music in Baptist, Presbyterian, and Episcopal churches in Denver, Colorado for approximately 30 years. He holds a Doctor of Worship Studies degree from the Robert E. Webber Institute for Worship Studies, doing his research in Christian spiritual formationĀ in the ancient church. He has also done graduate studies in organ improvisation and choral conducting at Westminster Choir College, Princeton NJ. Dr. Ellis was ordained to the gospel ministry in 1987 and also has composed over 90 sacred musical works. He is the President/CEO of Adoration Publishing Company.

Rev. Bruce Hallman
Counseling/Biblical and Theological Studies
M.Div., Gordon Conwell Theological Seminary

Rev. Jeff Marks
Biblical and Theological Studies
B.S., Dartmouth University
M.A., Dartmouth University
M. Div., Gordon Conwell Theological Seminary

Prof. Marc A. Pitman
Biblical and Theological Studies
B.A., Gordon College
M.A, Regent University

Chapel Faculty

Dr. Mary Jane Brewer
Dean of Chapel
B.S.M., Logos Christian College
M.S.M., Logos Graduate School
D.D., Logos Graduate School

Simon Miner
Artist in Residence
B.S., Gordon College
M.W.S., The Robert E. Webber Institute of Worship Studies

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