Adjunct Faculty

Reggie McNeal

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B.A., University of South Carolina; M.Div., Ph.D., Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary

Dr. McNeal enjoys helping people, leaders, and Christian organizations pursue more intentional lives. He currently serves as the Missional Leadership Specialist for Leadership Network of Dallas, Texas. His past experience involves over a decade as a denominational executive and leadership development coach. He also served in local congregational leadership for over twenty years, including being the founding pastor of a new church. He has lectured or taught as adjunct faculty for multiple seminaries. Reggie has contributed to numerous denominational publications and church leadership journals.

Geoffrey Griffith

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Geoffrey
Intercultural Studies Professor
D. Min., Western Conservative Baptist Seminary

Geoffrey is a missionary statesman who desires to help the next generation of Intercultural Studies professionals develop wisdom before they move overseas. While he remains in leadership at SIM International near Charlotte, N.C., he drives to Columbia one semester each year in order to make a difference so that our students can truly know Christ and make Him known.

B.A., Eastern Washington State University; M.Div., D.Min., Western Conservative Baptist Seminary. Missionary in South Africa, 1977-1985; executive director, American Council, Africa Evangelical Fellowship, 1986-1997; Ethnic Focus ministry and missionary in India with SIM International, 1997-present.

Charlie Koestline

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Adjunct Counseling Professor

B.A., Suffolk University; M.A., Miami University

B.A., Suffolk University; M.A., Miami University; graduate assistant, Butler County Mental Health Center, 1968-70; intern in psychology, certificate from Wofford Hall, USAF Medical Center, 1971-72; clinical psychology, United States Air Force, 1971-75; SC Licensed Professional Counselor; SC Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist; SC Licensed Professional Counselor Supervisor, 1985; Columbia Area Mental Health, 1975-2004; staff counselor, St. Andrews Presbyterian Church, 1985-present; staff counselor, Cornerstone Presbyterian Church, 1985-2005; private practice, Palmetto Counseling Associates, 1995-2005; university counselor and adjunct faculty, Columbia International University, Graduate School Division/College of Counseling, 2001-present.adjunct faculty (Columbia International University, Graduate School Division, 2001-2010; adjunct faculty, Columbia International University, College of Counseling, 2010-present); SC Licensed Professional Counselor; SC Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist; SC Licensed Professional Counselor Supervisor.

Patrick Lai

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B.S., University of Oregon; M.Div., Trinity Evangelical Divinity School; Ph.D., Chinese University of Hong Kong; Asian Graduate School of Theology

Carmen Crouse

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A photo of Carmen Crouse, Director of Academic Programs at CIU (Korntal)
Director of Academic Programs - Korntal Campus

B.A. equiv., Freie Hochschule für Mission, Korntal, Germany; M.A., Columbia Biblical Seminary & School of Missions

After working in a bank and doing ministry with Torchbearers, Carmen Crouse spent three years as a flight attendant with Lufthansa with the goal of studying at Korntal. She joined the staff at Korntal after graduating in 1995 and has since then been involved in numerous roles. Crouse now serves as Director of Academic Services which includes program coordination and student services across all European School of Culture and Theology (ESCT) programs.

Nabeel Jabbour

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B.A., American University in Beirut; M.A., Near East School of Theology in Beirut; D.Th., University of South Africa

Dr. Nabeel Jabbour, Th.D, comes from a Christian background and was born in Syria. He grew up in Lebanon and lived for 15 years in Cairo, Egypt. Along with his family, he has lived in Colorado Springs since 1991. As a Missions Consultant with the Navigators, he has visited almost every major Muslim country in the world. In addition to his Navigators work, he teaches intensive courses on Islam in some seminaries. 

Dr. Nabeel Jabbour has authored six books, two in Arabic and four in English. The four books in English are The Rumbling Volcano on Islamic fundamentalism in Egypt and The Unseen Reality on spiritual warfare, Unshackled and Growing: Muslims and Christians on The Journey to Freedom, and his most recent book, The Crescent Through The Eyes of The Cross on the Muslims' worldview. From 1975 to 1990, he pioneered and directed the Navigators work in Egypt. In 1991 he earned a Th.D. in Islamics from the University of South Africa. Since 1991 he has been traveling around the world coaching missionaries and Christian nationals in their understanding of Islam and Muslims. He teaches intensive courses on "Islam and Current Events" and "Radical Islam and a Christian Response" at three seminaries in the States and at two seminaries in Canada. For more information, you may visit Dr. Jabbour's website.

George W. Murray

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A photo of George Murray, former chancellor and president of CIU.
Former Chancellor and President
Former Chancellor and President
D.Miss., Trinity International University

Dr. Murray assumed the chancellorship of Columbia International University in July 2007. Prior to that, he was president of the university from 2000-2007. As CIU’s chancellor, Dr. Murray travels the world preaching and teaching, recruiting students, and working with major donors and alumni.

Dr. Murray came to CIU from The Evangelical Alliance Mission (TEAM) where he served as executive director.  For 10 years he was general director of Bible Christian Union (BCU), a mission agency which merged with TEAM in 1994. Prior to that, he and his wife, Annette, were church planters in Italy, also with BCU, for 13 years.

A graduate of CIU (B.A., 1967, M.A., 1981) and Trinity International University (D.Miss., 1995), Murray is an experienced missionary, teacher, preacher, writer and evangelist. For 15 years (1985-1999) he was a member of CIU's board of trustees.  Dr. Murray is the Stephen Olford Professor of Biblical Preaching at CIU, and teaches courses on Biblical Preaching, Leadership and Missions.  He has traveled and ministered all across North America and in seventy-six countries.

Annette Brice Murray is a graduate of Columbia International University (B.A., 1969) and Biblical Theological Seminary (M.A., 1994), and is a licensed professional counselor.

The Murrays have four married children, five grandchildren and two step-grandchildren.

  • Leadership
  • Christian Living
  • Missions
  • Biblical Preaching

Listen to Dr. Murray's audio messages here.

 

Roy M. King

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Roy
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A photo of Roy King, adjunct professor of Ministry Studies at CIU.
Adjunct Professor of Ministry Studies
B.S., East Tennessee State University; M.A., Columbia International University; D.Min, Fuller Theological Seminary; Ph.D., Oxford Graduate School 
 

 

Dr. King joined the faculty of CIU’s Seminary & School of Ministry in 1997 and taught Pastoral Theology until 2003; he then served as director of Alumni Ministries until 2012 when he rejoined the Seminary & School of Ministry faculty; he has taught Ministry Studies from 2012 until present. Before coming to Columbia, he served as a youth pastor, associate staff with Campus Crusade for Christ, director of the Ben Lippen Conference Center, assistant director of the Billy Graham Training Center, and pastor of two congregations in North Carolina. He is an ordained minister in the Christian and Missionary Alliance.

Published books

Published periodical articles, essays, dictionary entries

  • www.royking.org resources to encourage leaders in being effective and vibrant

Richard J. Higgins

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Richard J. Higgins
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B.A., University of Rochester; M.Ed., University of South Carolina; M.Div., D.Min., Columbia Biblical Seminary & Graduate School of Missions

 

Dr. Higgins serves as Associate Pastor of The Church at LifePark in Mount Pleasant, SC. From 1992 until 1996, he served CIU first as university registrar, then as dean of married students. From 1996 until 2013, he served on the faculty of the Seminary & School of Ministry as associate dean for ministry skills development.

Dr. Higgins holds a DMin from Columbia Biblical Seminary and Graduate School of Missions, an MEd from the University of South Carolina, and a BA from the University of Rochester

Joan E. Havens

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Spanish Professor
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B.A. (Spanish), Fairleigh Dickinson University; M.A. (Spanish), University of California at Los Angeles; M.A, Columbia Biblical Seminary; Ph.D., Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary

Dr. Joan Havens is director of the Master of Christian Education (MACE) degree program at Columbia Biblical Seminary & School of Missions. She has taught in public and Christian schools and served in churches as coordinator of Christian education and director of children's ministries. She was an adjunct instructor in religious education at Southwestern Baptist Seminary and in Spanish at Texas Christian University.

In 1992 she joined the seminary faculty after serving for 31/2 years as director of children's ministries at Southcliff Baptist Church, Fort Worth, Texas.

Dr. Havens taught in the Paramus Public Schools, Paramus, New Jersey, for 17 years, and at Our Lady of Victory School, Fort Worth, Texas, for three years. She is the author of "Parent Education Levels as They Relate to Academic Achievement Among Home Schooled Children," Home School Researcher, Vol. 10, num. 4, 1994.

B.A., 1966 Fairleigh Dickinson University; M.A., 1969, University of California at Los Angeles; M.A.C.E., 1985, Columbia Biblical Seminary & Graduate School of Missions; Ph.D., 1991, Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary; teacher, 1969-86, Paramus Public Schools, Paramus, NJ; Coordinator of Christian Education, 1985-86, First Baptist Church of Grantwood, Cliffside Park, NJ; teacher, 1986-89, Our Lady of Victory School, Fort Worth, TX; Adjunct instructor in Spanish, 1990-92, Texas Christian University, Fort Worth, TX; Director of Children’s Ministries, 1989-92, Southcliff Baptist Church. Columbia Biblical Seminary and School of Missions, 1992 .

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