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Faculty & Administration

Dr. David Hirschman

Dr. David W. Hirschman
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  • Acting Dean, Liberty Baptist Theological Seminary                                   
  • Assistant Professor of Religion
Dr. John Durden

Dr. John A. Durden
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  • Chair, Curriculum and Assessment
  • Associate Professor of Theological Studies
Dr. Chet Roden

Dr. Chet Roden
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  • Chair, Biblical Studies
  • Assistant Professor of Biblical Studies
Dr. Chad Thornhill

Dr. Chad Thornhill
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  • Chair, Theological Studies
Dr. Benjamin Forrest

Dr. Benjamin K. Forrest
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  • Chair, Practical Studies
  • Director, Master of Arts in Religion

Full-time Faculty

Dr. David Baggett

Dr. David Baggett
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  • Professor of Apologetics
Dr. Timothy Chong

Dr. Timothy Chong
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  • Dean, Center for Asian Ministries
  • Professor of Theology & Biblical Studies
Dr. Ken Cleaver

Dr. Ken Cleaver
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  • Associate Professor of Church History & Theology
Dr. Charlie Davidson

Dr. Charlie Davidson
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  • Director, Doctor of Ministry
  • Assistant Professor of Counseling
Dr. Rod Dempsey

Dr. Rod Dempsey
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  • Director, Master of Arts in Christian Ministry
  • Professor of Educational Ministries
Dr. Carl Diemer

Dr. Carl Diemer
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  • Professor of Church History
Dr. Don Fanning

Dr. Don Fanning
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  • Director, Master of Arts in Global Studies
  • Professor of Global Studies
Dr. Gary Habermas

Dr. Gary Habermas
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  • Chairman, Department of Philosophy and Theology, (SOR)
  • Distinguished Research Professor of Apologetics and Philosophy
Dr. Steve Keith

Dr. Steve Keith
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  • Professor of Chaplaincy
Dr. Daniel Kim

Dr. Daniel Kim
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  • Director of Korean Student Enrollment
  • Distinguished Professor of Church History and Mission
Dr. Sungtaek Kim

Dr. Sungtaek "Seattle" Kim
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  • Director of Korean Ministries
  • Assistant Professor of Practical Theology
Dr. Kevin King

Dr. Kevin King
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  • Director, Master of Divinity
  • Associate Professor of Homiletics and Historical Theology
Benjamin Laird

Benjamin Laird
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  • Assistant Professor of New Testament
Dr. Dan Mitchell

Dr. Dan Mitchell
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  • Director, Master of Arts in Theological Studies
  • Professor of Theology
Dr. Michael Mitchell

Dr. Michael Mitchell
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  • Associate Professor of Christian Leadership
Dr. John Morrison

Dr. John Morrison
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  • Professor of Philosophy & Theology
Dr. Leo Percer

Dr. Leo Percer
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  • Director, Doctor of Philosophy in Theology and Apologetics
  • Associate Professor of Biblical Studies
Dr. David Pettus

Dr. David Pettus
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  • Associate Professor of Biblical Studies
Dr. Frank Schmitt

Dr. Frank Schmitt
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  • Professor of Educational Ministries
Dr. Fred Smith

Dr. Fred Smith
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  • Associate Professor of Theology and Biblical Studies
Dr. Gary Yates

Dr. Gary Yates
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  • Director, Master of Theology
  • Associate Professor of Old Testament

LBTS Administrative Staff

Vanessa Bhalla

Vanessa Bhalla
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  • Faculty Administrative Assistant
Young Choi

Young Choi
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  • Korean Program Administrator
 

 

 

  • Internal Communication Coordinator
Rebecca Mahle

Rebecca Mahle
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  • Online Faculty Support Coordinator
Maria Marsico

Maria Marsico
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  • Residential Operations Coordinator
Amanda Melton

Amanda Melton
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  • Seminary Administrator
Laverne Smith

Laverne Smith
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  • Assistant for Curriculum and Assessment
Lauren Valle

Lauren Valle
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  • Program Assistant, Doctoral Programs