Chaplain, Lt Col Brian Bohlman is an author, adjunct seminary instructor, behavioral healthcare chaplain, and has served in the U.S. Air Force Chaplain Corps since 1992. Among his numerous military and civilian awards, he was named the Chaplain of the Year in the Air National Guard in 2013.
A.B., College of William and Mary; M.Div., Columbia International University; M.A., Columbia International University; Ph.D., London School of Theology
Dr. Janosik’s academic interests include: Theological Apologetics, Scientific Apologetics; Apologetics to Islam; Church History; and Historical Theology.
In over 20 years of teaching university students, Dr. Janosik’s desire has been to challenge his students to think critically of themselves and of the material that they are studying so that they might show themselves approved of the Lord. He also wants them to understand the subject matter as accurately and proficiently as they can so that they will be able to assess the world around them and make decisions that are godly and wise. Therefore, in his own teaching he seeks to be thorough in his research, accurate in his summations and God-honoring in his words.
- “The Development of the Trinity Through Controversy,” Christian Apologetics Journal, Vol. 11, No. 1 (Spring 2013)
- “John of Damascus’ Influence on Kalam,” Christian Apologetics Journal, vol. 10, no.2 (Fall 2012).
- “The Fate of Culture in J.D. Unwin’s Sex and Culture,” Christian Apologetics Journal, vol. 10, no. 1 (Spring 2012).
- “The Real Story Behind the Massacre of the Banu Qurayza,” 97-114. Insights into Islam: Contemporary and Historical Studies on Islam and Christianity. Occasional Papers in the Study of Islam and Other Faiths, no.3 (Melbourne School of Theology Press, 2012),
- “Can a Christian Believe in Evolution?” Reach Out Columbia (Spring 2012).
- “John of Damascus, First Apologist to the Muslims,” Christian Apologetics Journal, vol. 9, no. 1 (Spring 2011).
- “John of Damascus’ Response to the Islamic View of Justification by works: A contribution of Early Islamic Theology,” Global Journal of Classic Theology, vol. 10, no. 1, Spring 2011.
- “Early Islam According to the Neo-Revisionists,” Occasional Papers in the Study of Islam and Other Faiths (Summer 2009).
- “The Bible is Accurate and Trustworthy,” Connection Magazine (Spring 2009).
- “Explaining the Trinity to a Muslim,” Christian Apologetics Journal, vol. 4, no. 2 (Fall 2005).
- “Christology in Dialogue with Muslims: A Critical Analysis of Christian Presentations of Christ for Muslims From the Ninth and Twentieth Centuries” by Mark Beaumont, November 2009.
- “A Deadly Misunderstanding: A Congressman’s Quest to Bridge the Muslim-Christian Divide” by Mark Siljander, Christian Apologetics Journal, Spring 2011, 89.
- “Gunning for God: Why the New Atheists are Missing the Target” by John Lennox, Christian Apologetics Journal, Spring 2013, 111.
Ph.D (In progress), M.A., Linguistics & TEFL Certificate, University of South Carolina
Alisha Biler has taught English as a foreign language for over six years at the University of South Carolina's intensive English program. In addition to teaching, she is also involved with curriculum development and teacher training.
She is currently working on her doctoral degree in Linguistics, focusing on second language reading.
Prior to working in South Carolina, she worked overseas in Turkey teaching English and doing ministry.
BBA – Accounting, University of Texas; CPA; ThM – Cross-Cultural Church Planting, Dallas Theological Seminary
Keith Stokeld worked 14 years in a restricted access country, both as a marketplace professional and as a church-planting strategist/team leader. He currently serves as CIU’s Chief Financial Officer. He and his wife, Danise (a member of CIU’s College of Intercultural Studies team), eagerly seek opportunities to impart the things they learned about church planting in restricted countries to the next generation of goers.
M. Ed., Clemson University, TEFL Certificate, Columbia International University
Tina Winchester taught English as a Second Language to Foreign Adults for 17 years with Richland District One Adult Education. She is also an ESL teacher trainer for the South Carolina State Department of Education, Office of Adult Education. Prior to ministering to ESL students, she also taught children with learning disabilities for 12 years in a public school setting.
B.A., M.A., Columbia International University, Ph.D., University of Texas at Dallas
B.S. Lee University, M.A., Church of God Theological Seminary, M.A., Ph.D., University of North Carolina at Greensboro
B.S., Liberty University, M.A., Columbia International University, SC Licensed Professional Counselor Intern.
B.S., Wayland Baptist University, M..A., Columbia International University; SC Licensed Professional Counselor Supervisor
Ph.D., Trinity International University; M.A., Asbury Theological Seminary; B.A., Trevecca Nazarene
Dr. Phyllis Kilbourn is the founder of Rainbows of Hope and Crisis Care Training International, both global ministries of WEC International to children in crisis. She is a child advocate, trauma trainer, and author/editor of a number of handbooks focused on interviews for children in crisis, and has served in Liberia and Kenya with WEC International. She holds a Ph.D. in education from Trinity International University in Deerfield, IL., a MA in Christian education from Asbury Theological Seminary and a B.A. in Elementary Education from Trevecca Nazarene. Dr. Kilbourn has taught crisis care training seminars and/or conducted research in many countries across Africa, Eastern Europe, Asia, Latin America and North America. Truly she is one of the most respected pioneers of the children-in-crisis movement.