Nabeel Jabbour


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 his website:


Jürgen Küberski


M.Div. equiv., Staatsunabhangige Theologische Hochschule, Basel, Switzerland; Ph.D., Evangelische Theologische Faculteit, Leuven, Belgium

Ph.D., Evangelische Theologische Faculteit, Leuven, Belgium, 1993; M.Div. equiv., Staatsunabhängige Theologische Hochschule, Basel, Switzerland, 1985; Church Planter; Missionary to Japan; Missions Pastor;


Dennis D. Morgan

Dennis Morgan
Adjunct Counseling Professor

B.S., Abilene Christian University; M.A., Rosemead School of Psychology, Biola University; M.A.T.S., Reformed Theological Seminary; Psy.D. Rosemead School of Psychology

Dr. Dennis Morgan (M.A. and Psy.D. Clinical Psychology, Rosemead School of Psychology) is a faculty member in the College of Counseling of Columbia International University. He is also a Licensed Clinical Psychologist in South Carolina and is in private practice with the Christian Counseling Center of First Presbyterian Church, Columbia, SC. He was formerly in private practice in Virginia Beach, VA and the Psychological Services Center Clinical Manager and a Clinical Associate Professor at Regent University, in their doctoral program in clinical psychology. His early teaching experience was at Pepperdine University, Malibu, where he coordinated the University counseling center and was adjunct faculty. He has over 30 years of experience in clinical practice in California, Texas, Tennessee, Virginia, and South Carolina. He also has significant experience in clinical administration, including his past work as the Vice President of Clinical Services for a large non-profit counseling agency and as the clinical consultant/co-owner of a psychiatric hospital treatment program. Dr. Morgan has a special interest in assisting clients' spiritual formation in the context of clinical practice. This has been a focus for his writing and research. He is the author of Fighting for Peace: Combating Conflict with Character and another book entitled Life in Process, as well as having authored a chapter in Spiritual Formation, Counseling and Psychotherapy. His other publications include journal articles and materials related to spiritual formation in clinical practice. Dr. Morgan and his wife are also with Mission to the World, making annual trips to Europe to provide member care, counseling, educational consulting.

Professional Experience:
Coordinator of Psychological Services, Psychological Services, Pepperdine University, Malibu, CA, 1982-1984; Adjunct Faculty, Pepperdine University, Malibu, CA and Los Angeles, CA, 1983-1984; Private Practice, Columbia Psychological Group, Long Beach, CA, 1983-1984; Medical Affiliate Staff, College Hospital, Cerritos, CA, 1983-1984; Private Practice, Campbell Psychological Services, Campbell, CA, 1984-1988; Psychologist, El Camino Hospital, Concern: Employee Assistance Program, Mountain View CA, 1985-1986; Private Practice, Christian Family Counseling Services, Fremont, CA, 1986-1988; Clinical Coordinator, RAPHA Unit, Sharpstown General Hospital, Houston, TX, 1988-1989; Private Practice, Christian Counseling Centers, Campbell, CA, 1989-1993; Clinical Consultant, Rapha/Renewal Unit, Oak Creek Hospital, San Jose, CA, 1991-1992; Co-owner/Board Member, Renewal Psychotherapy Group, Fremont, CA, 1991-1992; Active Professional Staff, Oak Creek Hospital, San Jose, CA, 1991-1993; Vice President - Clinical Services, Christian Counseling Centers, San Francisco Bay Area, 1992-1993; Active Professional Staff, Good Samaritan Hospital, San Jose, CA, 1992-1993; Senior Psychologist, Tennessee Christian Medical Center, Madison, TN, 1993-1997; Consultant/Owner, Life Phases Consultation, Hendersonville, TN, 1996-1998; Clinical Associate Professor/Psychological Services Center Clinical Manager, Regent University, School of Psychology and Counseling, Virginia Beach, VA, 1998-2000; Clinical Psychologist, Christian Psychotherapy Services, Virginia Beach, VA, 2000-2005; Consultant, Pro-Family Counseling Services, Vienna Austria, 2001-present; Clinical Psychologist in part-time private practice at the Christian Counseling Center of First Presbyterian Church, Columbia, SC, 2005-present; Associate Professor, Adjunct Professor in the College of Counseling, Columbia International University, Columbia, SC, 2005-present.


George W. Murray

George W.
A photo of George Murray, chancellor for CIU.
(803) 807-5064
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.

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J. Robertson McQuilkin

J. Robertson
President Emeritus

B.A., Columbia International University; M.Div., Fuller Theological Seminary; Honorary D.Litt., Wheaton College; Honorary D.D., Columbia International University


Robertson McQuilkin served as the third president of Columbia International University from 1968 to 1990 distinguishing himself as a spiritual and practical visionary. Under his leadership, CIU made advancements in accreditation standing and faculty development, growth in the graduate and seminary programs, the initiation of radio ministry and the expansion of campus facilities. He resigned from the presidency to care for his wife, Muriel, who had reached the stage of Alzheimer's disease in which she needed full-time care. His powerful resignation speech has been heard by tens of thousands of people around the world.  

Prior to becoming president of CIU, McQuilkin served as headmaster of Ben Lippen School, then for 12 years as a missionary in Japan.

McQuilkin was honored for his decades of work in Christian missions when he received the 2010 Lifetime of Service Award from Missio Nexus.

In recent years, McQuilkin has continued as an influential leader among evangelicals as a speaker and writer, engaging in an extensive conference ministry across America and overseas. He also serves as president emeritus of CIU.

In 2005 McQuilkin married Deborah Jones, a professor at the University of South Carolina School of Nursing. Deborah also has a teaching ministry in conferences and women's groups. Between them, Robertson and Deborah have nine children: four in Christian ministry, five in the marketplace.



Johnny V. Miller

President, 1991-1999

B.A., Arizona State University; Th.M., Dallas Theological Seminary; Th.D., Dallas Theological Seminary

Dr. Johnny V. Miller served as president of Columbia International University from 1991 to 1999. His tenure as president was a time of growth for CIU, both in programs, and in buildings. It was during his administration that the school changed its name from Columbia Bible College to Columbia International University. During that time the CIU European campus in Korntal, Germany was also accredited by SACS and by the Association of Theological Schools (ATS).

Miller also oversaw the addition of CIU's Muslim studies program, the Distance Learning Program, the Graduate School Education Program, and the Communication Program in the Undergraduate School. Buildings that were constructed on campus during Miller's presidency include The Schuster Building, the Alumni Center, and improvements to student residences, including the installation of air conditioning.

Miller was also involved in the expansion of satellite locations for Ben Lippen School, and the expansion of CIU's broadcasting division when radio station New Life 91.9 WRCM in Charlotte, N.C. went on the air.

Miller has also served as a missionary to Sweden and has been involved in church planting. He has ministered in several foreign countries, including Eastern Europe, India and Egypt.

In high school and college Miller worked as a sports reporter and columnist for the Arizona Republic and Phoenix Gazette. He and his wife, Jeanne, have two married children: Joan and John.

Th.D., 1980, Dallas Theological Seminary; reporter, 1962-65, Arizona Republic and Phoenix Gazette; teacher, 1965-66, Manual High School, Peoria, IL; teaching fellow, 1970-72, Dallas Theological Seminary; missionary, 1972-74, Sweden; pastor, 1974-79, 1983-90, Cypress Bible Church, Cypress, TX; faculty, 1979-83, Columbia Bible College, president 1991-99, Columbia International University/ 1999-2009, Pastor of Calvary Church, Lancaster, PA.

Lothar Käser


M.A., Ph.D., University of Freiburg

Ph.D., 1977, University of Freiburg; teacher/missionary, 1969-74, Micronesia (Liebenzell Mission); adjunct faculty, 1983-present, University of Freiburg; adjunct faculty, 1976-present, CBS-Korntal. 1992.

Klaus Wetzel


M.S., Math; M.Ed. Secondary Education, University of Frankfurt; M.Th. (equiv.), D.Th., University of Mainz

M.S., Math; M.Ed. Secondary Education, 1976, University of Frankfurt; D.Th, 1982, University of Mainz; research and teaching assistant, University of Mainz, 1978-82; assistant pastor, Auferstehungsgemeinde Mainz, 1982-84; missionary, WEC-International, Germany, 1984-87; lecturer, Indonesian Bible Institute, Batu, 1987-93; pastor, 1993–present, Landeskirche Hessen und Nassau; adjunct faculty, 1987-93, faculty, 1993–present, CBS-Korntal, 1993 .


Alex T. Luc

Alex Luc
Professor Emeritus of Old Testament and Hebrew
(803) 807-5357
B.A., Trinity College; M.Div., Trinity Evangelical Divinity School; B.Th., Theological College of Vietnam; M.A., Ph.D., University of Wisconsin – Madison


Dr. Luc joined the faculty of CIU’s Seminary & School of Ministry in 1982 and has taught Old Testament and Hebrew from that date until the present. Before coming to Columbia, he served as a school principle and a pastor in Vietnam. He is a member of the Evangelical Theological Society, and the National Association of Professors of Hebrew. He has written articles for various scholarly journals and several books in Chinese on Bible interpretation, and served as the Old Testament editor for the CRM Chinese Study Bible. 


Roy M. King

A photo of Roy King, professor of Ministry Studies at CIU.
Professor of Ministry Studies
(803) 807-5302
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 the 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.

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