ABOUT: FACULTY & STAFF
Ray O. Brooks, B.S., Th.D.
EDUCATION: B.S. from Texas A&M University; Doctor of Theology and Bachelor of Theology from Texas Baptist Institute & Seminary.
MINISTRY: Pastor, Long Branch Missionary Baptist Church, Long Branch, TX since 1953. Faculty member with Texas Baptist Institute & Seminary since 1955, serving as President since 1972. Bro. Brooks has served as Registrar, Dean, and Vice President of Texas Baptist. He has served as President/Moderator for the Missionary Baptist Association of Texas and the American Baptist Association. Bro. Books served in the Naval Air Corps from 1942-1946 serving as a blimp pilot.
PERSONAL: He enjoys life and living. Including traveling, meeting people, cooking, playing domino games, western movies, especially Gunsmoke and John Wayne movies.
Steve Butler, B.M.E., B.E.B., M.A.R.,
Th.M., Th.D., D.Ed.Min.
CEO / ACADEMIC DEAN
EDUCATION: Bachelor of Music Education from Quachita Baptist University, AR; Master of Theology and Doctor of Theology from Texas Baptist Institute & Seminary; Master of Arts Religion from Baptist Missionary Association Theological School, Jacksonville, TX; Doctor of Education Ministry from Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary, Fort Worth, TX; PhD candidate in Organizational Leadership from Columbia International University.
MINISTRY: Associate Pastor, Calvary Baptist Church, Henderson, TX 1975-2018. Faculty member with Texas Baptist Institute & Seminary since 1975. Dr. Butler has served Texas Baptist as CEO and Academic Dean since 2014. Dr. Butler is certified with the Biblical Counseling Institute and Center for Biblical Counseling.
PERSONAL: He enjoys being with his family, hunting, fishing and livestock.
Robert Wallace, B.S., Th.B., M.A.ML., Th.D.
CFO / VP OF ADVANCEMENT
EDUCATION: Bachelor of Science, Accounting, University of Arkansas, Monticello, AR; Bachelor of Theology and Doctor of Theology from Texas Baptist Institute & Seminary; Master of Arts in Ministry Leadership, Emphasis in Executive Leadership, Crown College, Minneapolis, MN. Pursuing a PhD in Organizational Leadership, Columbia International University, Columbia, SC.
MINISTRY: Youth Pastor, Calvary Baptist Church, Henderson, TX 1989-1996; Founder/Chairman of the Board/Speaker/Leader Trainer, Youth Frameworks, Henderson, TX 1996-2017; Faculty member with Texas Baptist since 2001; Vice President of Advancement/CFO since 2003 for Texas Baptist.
PERSONAL: He enjoys hunting and other outdoor activities. He and his wife, Dee Ann, like to kayak and go for “Wind Therapy” (riding backroads in the Jeep without the top and doors). He always enjoys watching his beloved Razorbacks play. Win, lose, or draw.
James Roney, B.A., M.S.
DEAN OF STUDENTS
EDUCATION: Master of Science in Clinical Psychology, Texas A&M University; Bachelor of Arts in Psychology, The University of Central Florida, Orland, FL; Associate of Church Music Education Certificate, Texas Baptist Institute & Seminary.
MINISTRY: Faculty member at Texas Baptist Institute & Seminary since 2017. Served in Youth and Music Ministry from 1978-2009. Facility Director with the Northeast Texas Treatment Center, Overton, TX from 2000-2002. Residential Supervisor, Education Coordinator, CSR Coordinator, Counselor with the Northeast Texas Treatment Center, Overton, TX from 1996-2000.
PERSONAL: He enjoys teaching others.
Jimmy Jones, B.S., B.E.B., M.A.C.M.
REGISTRAR / MINISTRY DIVISION CHAIR
EDUCATION: Bachelor of English Bible, Texas Baptist Institute & Seminary; Bachelor of Science, Music/Bible, Arlington Baptist College; Master of Church Ministry, Worship, Liberty Baptist University.
MINISTRY: Associate Pastor, Longview Missionary Baptist Church, Longview, TX since 2002; Served in Music and Youth Ministry since 1981; Faculty member at Texas Baptist since 2005.
PERSONAL: He enjoys spending time with is family and golfing.
Francisco Barros, B.A., Letters, Th.B., M.Classics, PhD.
BIBLE LANGUAGE DIVISION CHAIR
EDUCATION: Ph.D. in Classics, Greek Language and Literature, University of São Paulo, Brazil; Master in Classics, Greek Language and Literature, University of São Paulo, Brazil; Specialization in Classical Studies, Federal University of Ceará, Brazil; Bachelor in Letters, Federal University of Ceará, Brazil; Bachelor of Theology, Texas Baptist Institute & Seminary, Henderson, TX
MINISTRY: Faculty member at Texas Baptist since 2018. Instructor of Ancient Greek Language, Interdepartmental Language Center, Faculty of Philosophy, Letters, and Human Sciences, University of São Paulo, Brazil, 2013-2014. Researcher in the Burnam Classical Library at the University of Cincinnati, Ohio in 2016.
Frank Lane, B.S., Th.M., Th.D.
GENERAL STUDIES DIVISION CHAIR
EDUCATION: Master of Theology from Dallas Theological Seminary, Dallas, TX; Bachelor of Science, Business Administration/Accounting, The University of the Ozarks, Clarksville, AR.
MINISTRY: Associate Pastor of Calvary Baptist Church, Henderson, TX since 2000. Faculty member of Texas Baptist Institute & Seminary since 2007. Served as Kid’s Kamp Director at Pine Springs Baptist Camp and a member of the Evangelical Training Association.
PERSONAL: He enjoys spending time with his family, running and CrossFit, cheering for the Dallas Cowboys, reading, and being involved with his church family.
David L. Proctor, Th.B., Th.M., Th.D., D.Min.
BIBLE DIVISION CHAIR
EDUCATION: Master of Theology and Doctor of Theology, Texas Baptist Institute & Seminary; Doctor of Ministry in Expository Preaching, Union University, Jackson, TN; PhD Candidate in Preaching at Southern Seminary; Graduate of Stephen Olford Institute for Biblical Preaching, Memphis, TN. He was inducted as a distinguished Fellow of Expository Preaching. Studied preaching at Oxford University, UK.
MINISTRY: Pastor, Emmaus Baptist Fellowship, Lakeport, TX, 2010-present; Faculty member at Texas Baptist since 2000; Member of the Evangelical Homiletics Society and the Academy of Homiletics. Director of the Fellowship of the Logos Preaching Ministry. He is the author of the book Preaching the Text Driven Sermon to the Text Driven Generation: a Fresh Look at the Preparation, Development, and Proclamation of the Expository Sermon. Currently, he is writing a commentary on the book of Romans.
PERSONAL: He enjoys spending time with his wife and daughter, scuba diving, reading and hunting.
Gib M. Allen, DMin, MDiv, ThB, BBA
EDUCATION: PhD in New Testament (in progress), Baptist Bible Seminary, Clarks Summit, PA, scheduled to graduate in 2024. Doctor of Ministry in Pastoral Leadership and Master of Divinity with Biblical Languages, Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary, Ft. Worth, TX. Bachelor of Theology, Texas Baptist Institute and Seminary, Henderson, TX. Bachelor of Business Administration, Stephen F. Austin State University, Nacogdoches, TX.
MINISTRY: Pastoral Ministry since 1981, serving churches in Texas and Arkansas. Counselor-Family and Marriage, Conflict Resolution, Grief and other services. Police Chaplain with the El Paso Police Department for 6 years and the Franklin County Sheriff’s Department in Ozark, AR for 9 years. Adjunct Professor at Howard Payne University Extension Campus in El Paso (2002-2007). I published The Moses Way: A Pastor-Directed Model to Address Conflict in 2020.
PERSONAL: Teaching is my passion. I love to teach at all levels and all settings: in the church, in small groups, and in conferences and seminars and in college and graduate programs. I have a wonderful Christian wife, who is a great partner with me in the ministry. She and I have 4 beautiful children, one of who died in a rock-climbing accident. I also have 3 grandchildren. They are active and supportive in the Lord’s work.
John B. Bryant, Th.B., Th.M.
EDUCATION: Bachelor of Theology 1977; Master of Theology 2015 from Texas Baptist Institute and Seminary.
MINISTRY: Served in Pastoral Ministry since 1977, Serving Bacliff MBC, Bacliff, TX. 1977-78; Highway MBC, Huntington, TX, 1978-84; Gilmer Baptist Mission, Gilmer, TX, 1984-88; South Union MBC, Daingerfield, TX, 1988-92; Unity Baptist Church, Texarkana, TX. 1992-2018; and is currently pastor of the East Side Baptist Church of Jacksonville, Texas. Licensed to preach by Landmark MBC of Quanah, Tx in 1973 and ordained to the Gospel ministry by Calvary Baptist Church of Henderson, Tx in 1977.
He has served as an instructor at Texas Baptist since 2011, formerly served as Assistant Moderator and Moderator of the Missionary Baptist Association of Tx. Currently serves as an ABA Encampment Trustee since 2011. Longtime member of the Kiwanis Club of Texarkana, where he served as President of his local club and Lt. Governor of his Division and Board of Directors for the Texas Oklahoma District.
PERSONAL: He married Debbie Smith in 1976. They have one son, one daughter, a bonus son and 8 grandchildren. He enjoys spending time with his family, preaching, teaching, travel, camping, fishing, and woodworking.
Larry E. Clements, DMin. Th.D, Th.M
EDUCATION: Doctor of Ministry from Dallas Theological Seminary. Bachelor of Theology, Master of Theology and Doctor of Theology from California Missionary Baptist Institute and Seminary.
MINISTRY: Pastored three churches in California and one Arkansas from 1971 through 2003. He served as Clerk of the American Baptist Association from 1986 through 2003. He Served as Editor-in-Chief of Bogard Press/Baptist Sunday School Committee from 2003 through 2014. From 2014 until the present, he has served as Associate Pastor to Senior Adults at Pauline Baptist Church in Monticello, Arkansas. He has authored two books for Hyde Park Baptist Press; a commentary on First and Second Thessalonians, and a commentary on First Peter.
PERSONAL: Married to Pat (Madden) Clements since 1968… Enjoys traveling with Pat, spending time with their 5 children, their spouses, and their 12 grandchildren. He also enjoys spending time at a get-away house on Lake Hamilton in Hot Springs, AR… He LOVES the Living Word of God – reading, studying, preaching, teaching and writing about it.
Tommy Estes, AB, Th.B, Th.M.
FAVORITE VERSE: When Jesus had spoken these words, he lifted up his eyes to heaven, and said, “Father, the hour has come; glorify your Son that the Son may glorify you, since you have given him authority over all flesh, to give eternal life to all whom you have given him. And this is eternal life, that they know you, the only true God, and Jesus Christ whom you have sent. John 17:1-3
EDUCATION: Associate of Bible, Bachelor of Theology, & Master of Theology from Texas Baptist Institute & Seminary. Master of Arts in Counseling- Licensure Track, B.H. Carroll (In Progress Completed September 2022)
MINISTRY: Youth Pastor – Bethel MBC Tatum Texas, 2002-2005. Pastor of Hughes Springs MBC, Hughes Springs TX, 2005-2012. Pastor of Faith MBC, Round Rock TX. 2012-current. Faculty of Texas Baptist Institute & Seminary since 2022. Vice President/Assistant Moderator MBA Texas 2020-2021. President/Moderator MBA Texas 2021-current.
PERSONAL: Tommy enjoys family, friends and living life to the fullest. He also absolutely loves riding his motorcycle.
Justin Gatlin, M.E.B., Th.B.
EDUCATION: Master of Arts in Theological Studies from Liberty University; Graduate Certificate – Non –Profit Management from Texas A & M University – The Bush School of Government and Public Service; Bachelor of Science in Mathematics from University of Houston-Clear Lake
MINISTRY: Senior Pastor of Alvin Missionary Baptist Church, Alvin, TX since December 2017. Senior Pastor (2015-2017), Youth Pastor (2011-2015) of Unity Missionary Baptist Church, Richwood, TX
PERSONAL: Equipping people for self-sustaining ministry through teaching, preaching and counseling is my passion. Whether in youth ministry, teaching or now as a Senior Pastor, I am committed to making disciples who make disciples.
Dwain P. Knight, Th.B, BS
EDUCATION: Bachelor of Science Degree from West Texas State University, Bachelor of Theology from Texas Baptist Institute & Seminary.
MINISTRY: Adjunct Faculty member with Texas Baptist Institute & Seminary. Licensed as a Minister of the Gospel by Quaker Avenue Baptist, Lubbock, TX in 1975. Set apart and ordained to the work of the Gospel Ministry by Calvary Baptist, Henderson, TX in 1979. Interim Pastor, Mission Springs Baptist Church, Henderson, TX since 2019. Serving as the National Chaplain for KAO since 2007. Taught in Texas schools for 27 year and in the Lord’s churches for over 40.
PERSONAL: He strives to be a lifetime learner who also enjoys traveling with his wife and friends. He is thrilled to be “Cat Daddy” to his granddaughters and hopes to have positive impact on their values by example and prayerful support.
Jonathan Johnson, M.Div.,
EDUCATION: Master of Divinity from Texas Baptist Institute & Seminary; Bachelor Bible Languages from Oxford Baptist Institute
MINISTRY: Lead Pastor of Flatwoods Baptist Church since 2018. Pastor at Olympia City Church from 2012-2018. Behavior Specialist with Griffin School District since 2014. Student Pastor at Sharon Baptist Church 2005-2012. Student Pastor at Avondale Baptist Church from 2000-2005.
PERSONAL: Motivated leader with a strong desire to equip the church to make life-long disciples, effect the city, and plant churches.
FAVORITE VERSE: Blessed is the man who walks not in the counsel for the wicked, nor stands in the way of sinners, nor sits in the seat of scoffers; but his delight is in the law of the Lord, and on His law he meditates day and night. (Psalm 1:1-2 ESV)
EDUCATION: Master of Arts-Childhood Ministry – Dallas Baptist University; Bachelor of Arts-with a focus in Urban Missions – Southwestern Assemblies of God University
MINISTRY: Children’s Minister at Calvary Baptist Church, Henderson, TX, since 2017. Served as Family Minister for Tilden Baptist Church, Tilden, TX, from 2013 to 2017. Served as Children’s Pastor for London Baptist Church, New London, TX, from 2009 to 2013. Interim Children’s Minister for Glenview Baptist Church, Fort Worth, TX, the fall of 2006. From 1999-2006 Susan served at Wedgwood Baptist Church, Fort Worth, TX in various capacities including Mother’s Day Out teacher and Preschool Minister. Susan began serving in Children’s Ministry in 1996 at Fountain of Life Church, Watauga, TX.
PERSONAL: Married to my wonderful husband, Jason. We have three beautiful children: Daniel, Marissa, and David. We believe, as a family, that no matter where God calls us, we are called there to serve Him and those around us. I believe Children’s Ministry is a combined effort between parents and church to spiritually grow children in the saving knowledge of Jesus Christ. It is critical that parents and church work together so that children are brought to the saving knowledge of Jesus Christ, encouraged to seek a lifelong walk with God, and discipled to tell others about the Gospel. Susan enjoys cooking, gardening, and a good mystery book.
John Melancon, M.E.B., D.Min.
EDUCATION: D.Min from Trinity Southwest University with an emphasis in Near Eastern Archaeology, Albuquerque, NM; Bachelor of Theology and Master of Theology from West Texas Baptist Institute and Seminary, Midland, TX.
MINISTRY: Pastoral Ministry since 1979. Faculty member of Texas Baptist since 2013. Archaeologist fields of work with United States Maritime and Land from 1994-present. Archaeologist fields of work in Mexico, Jordan, Turkey, Egypt and Israel.
PERSONAL: He enjoys Biblical and historical studies, metal detecting and scuba diving.
Phillip Miller, Th.D, Th.M., Th.B., MS, BS
EDUCATION: Bachelor, Master and Doctorate of Bible Languages from the Missionary Baptist Seminary in Little Rock, AR, a Bachelor of Science in Education from the University of Central Arkansas in Conway, AR, and a Master of Science in Education from Henderson State University in Arkadelphia, AR. Bro. Miller holds a teacher’s license in the state of Arkansas for Language Arts, Speech and English as a second language.
MINISTRY: Pastored three churches in Arkansas: Lewisburg MBC in Morrilton, AR (1991-1995), Mt. Calvary MBC in Pleasant Plains, AR (1997-2006) and First Baptist Church, Bryant, AR (2006-present). Served on faculty of the Missionary Baptist Seminary, Little Rock, AR (2003-present). Served as Librarian of the Missionary Baptist Seminary, Little Rock, AR (2003-2016). Served as Academic Dean of the Missionary Baptist Seminary, Little Rock, AR (2016-2018). Serve on the Baptist Sunday School Committee of the American Baptist Association (2015-present). Member of the History and Archives Committee of the Arkansas State Association of Missionary Baptist Churches (2004-present). Chairman of the History and Archives Committee of the Arkansas State Association of Missionary Baptist Churches (2013-2019). Moderator Arkansas State Association of Missionary Baptist Churches (2019-present).
PERSONAL: Bro. Miller has been married to Lorie since 1992, and they have two daughters: Hannah, married to Trevor, and Madalyn.
Glen Moore, Th.B., Th.M., M. T. S., M.Div.
EDUCATION: Bachelor of Theology, Master of Theology, Master of Theological Studies, and Master of Divinity from Texas Baptist Institute & Seminary. Ph.D. candidate at Columbia Biblical Seminary, Columbia S.C. (Scheduled to graduate May 2022). Certified Church Consultant C.C.U., Church Revitalization Certified C.A., National Cancer Society Chaplain, Certified Peace Officer Chaplain I.F.O.C., Blue Knights Law Enforcement Chaplain. U.S. Army Veteran, Combat Medic, E.M.T. Paramedic.
MINISTRY: Pastoral Ministry since 1990. Church Planter and Lead Pastor of Lifeway Baptist Church, Cuero Tx. since 1998. Church Solutions Consulting since 2019. A faculty member of Texas Baptist Institute & Seminary. Member of the Association of Practical Theology, Associate member of the International Academy of Practical Theology, and member of the International Apologetics Academy.
PERSONAL: He enjoys flying as a private pilot, long-range shooting, scuba diving, and his 6 granddaughters.
Joe M Morell, Th.D., Th. M., Th.B.
EDUCATION: Bachelor of Theology, Master of Theology, Doctor of Theology from Louisiana Missionary Baptist Institute and Seminary.
MINISTRY: Director of MTM (Missionary Training Ministry). Missions Pastor, Flatwoods Missionary BC, Mountian View, AR. Founder and former Director of the Lithuanian Missionary Baptist Institute in Kaunas, Lithuania. Missionary to Lithuania, Latvia, and Finland (1997-2009). Served as faculty member (1989-1997) and Dean (1993-1997) of the Louisiana Missionary Baptist Institute and Seminary. Served as President of the American Baptist Association (2014-2016). Pastored First Landmark MBC (1975-1976), Greenacres MBC (1976-1997), Flatwoods, MBC (2009-2018). Chaplain, Shreveport Fire Department (1979-1989)
PERSONAL: He enjoys teaching, traveling internationally, training missionaries, mountain scenery, Jeep rides and deer hunting with his wife Jessie, and LSU football.
Chase Reynolds, B.A., M.A. Ling, M.Div.
EDUCATION: Master of Arts Linguistics, Graduate Institute of Applied Linguistics, Dallas, TX; Master of Divinity, Samford University, Birmingham, AL; Bachelor of Arts, Ouachita University, Arkadelphia, AR; Certificate, KPN Language Exchange, Bandung, Indonesia; Certificate, Summer Institute of Linguistics-TCDW, Sentani, Indonesia; Certificate, Church Consultation University.
MINISTRY: Translation Consultant with Wycliffe Bible Translators since 2020. Bible Translation Project Manager with YMP3 (Mission Organization) since 2009. OBS Consultant with YMP3 since 2018, OneStory Cluster Leader with YMP3 (2014-2018). A linguist with Wycliffe Bible Translators since 2007. Pastoral Ministry from 1998-2007.
Nathan Rogers, B.BM, Th.B., Th.M., Th.D.
EDUCATION: Doctor of Theology from Central Arkansas Baptist Bible Institute; Master of Theology from Texas Baptist Institute & Seminary; Bachelor of Theology, Bachelor of Bible Ministry, Associate of Youth Ministry and Associate of Biblical Ministry from Central Arkansas Baptist Bible Institute.
MINISTRY: Pastor of Longview Missionary Baptist Church since 2010. Pastoral Ministry since 1999. Faculty member with Texas Baptist since 2014. Faculty member with Central Arkansas Baptist Bible Institute from 2008-2010. Served as Dean of Student Life with Texas Baptist from 2016-2019.
PERSONAL: He enjoys spending time with his family, traveling, and the outdoors.
Paula Sweeney, B.S., M.Ed.
EDUCATION: Bachelor of Science from the University of Texas at Tyler, specialization in English; Master of Education from Stephen F. Austin State University.
MINISTRY: Academic Assistant and Faculty Member with Texas Baptist 2018-present; Coordinator of Online Courses with Texas Baptist 2012-2018; Assistant at Calvary Baptist Church from 2012-2015; Education Specialist with Region 7 ESC from 2005-2012; Teacher at Henderson ISD from 1983-2011.
PERSONAL: She enjoys spending time with her family.
EDUCATION: Master of Psychology, LeTourneau University; Bachelor of Theology, Texas Baptist Institute & Seminary; Bachelor of Business Administration, LeTourneau University.
MINISTRY: Pastor, Unity Missionary Baptist Church since 2018. Associate Pastor, Victory Road Baptist Church 2017-2018. Music and Youth Minister, Heartland Baptist Church 2015-2016. Itinerant Preacher, Victory Road Baptist Church 2014-2015. Bivocational Pastor, Cypress Baptist Church 2009-2014.
PERSONAL: Member of the United State Marine Corp from 1990-1996. Jesus focused. Great Commission Driven – Go, Disciple, Baptize, Teach.
Ryan Youngblood, M.Div., Th.M., M.E.B., Th.B., B.A.
EDUCATION: Master of Divinity, Texas Baptist Institute & Seminary, 2021
MINISTRY: Youth Pastor / Intern, Emmaus Baptist Fellowship, 2016-2018. Pastor of Aikin Grove Baptist Church, 2018-Present.
PERSONAL: As a student of the Word of God my goal is to teach and expound the Word of God correctly. Scripture is to be taken with the highest degree of respect, and it is vital to the health of the Church and School that proper interpretation be paramount. My goal is to set an example to the future students at Texas Baptist Institute and Seminary to care for the Word of God and to see Scripture as the infallible Word of God.
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