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Klaus Wetzel

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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 .

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Alex T. Luc

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Professor Emeritus of Old Testament and Hebrew
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(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. 

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William H. Jones

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Dr. Bill Jones
President
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(803) 807-5039

B.S., Georgia Institute of Technology; Certificate in Theology, Western Conservative Baptist Seminary; D.Min., Columbia Biblical Seminary & Graduate School of Missions; D.Min., Gordon-Conwell Seminary

Dr. Bill Jones serves as the sixth president of Columbia International University which educates people from a biblical worldview to impact the nations with the message of Christ. To date, CIU has over 17,000 alumni ministering in over 150 countries around the world.

Additionally, Jones serves as chair of the International Leadership Team of Crossover Communications International, an organization he cofounded in 1987. Crossover works to plant churches in 20 countries.

A passionate communicator, Jones has spoken to thousands of people around the world. He has also authored several books including, Putting Together the Puzzle of the Old Testament and Putting Together the Puzzle of the New Testament.

Jones graduated summa cum laude with a chemistry degree from Georgia Institute of Technology and holds earned doctorates from both Columbia Biblical Seminary & School of Missions (now Columbia International University Seminary & School of Ministry) and Gordon-Conwell seminary.

In 1979, he married Debby Jones who holds a master's degree in Christian Education from CIU. She speaks at women's conferences and coauthored a book on 10 character qualities titled Lady in Waiting. Bill and Debby have four grown children.

  • B.S., 1976, Georgia Institute of Technology
  • D.Min., 1991, Columbia Biblical Seminary & School of Missions
  • D.Min., 1997, Gordon-Conwell Seminary
  • Club Director, 1974-76, Youth for Christ/Campus Life, Atlanta, GA
  • Youth Pastor, 1977-83, Park Avenue Baptist Church, Titusville, FL
  • Minister of Evangelism, 1983-87; Christ Community Church, Clarkson, GA
  • Chairman, 1987-present, Crossover Communications International, Columbia, SC
  • Faculty, 1990-2007, Columbia International University
  • President, 2007-present, Columbia International University
  • Bible
  • Church Planting
  • Evangelism
  • Missions

 

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Don N. Howell, Jr.

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A photo of Don Howell, professor of New Testament and Greek.
Professor of New Testament and Greek
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(803) 807-5343
B.I.E., Georgia Institute of Technology; Th.M., Th.D., Dallas Theological Seminary

Dr. Howell joined the faculty of CIU’s Seminary & School of Ministry in 1995 and served as assistant dean until 1998; he has taught New Testament and Greek from 1998 until the present. Before coming to Columbia, he served with OMF International in Japan from 1979 until 1994 as a church planter and theological educator. He has taught in Latin America, Eastern Europe, China, and Micronesia and has been Research Fellow at Tyndale House (Cambridge, UK) three times. He is a member of the Evangelical Missiological Society and the Evangelical Theological Society. His books include Servants of the Servant and The Passion of the Servant. He is an ordained Baptist minister.

Published Books

Articles and Chapters in Books

  • “Paul’s Theology of Suffering” in Paul’s Missionary Methods: In His Time and Ours  eds. Robert L. Plummer and John Mark Terry, 95-106.  IVP Academic, 2012.
  • “Romans 15:9b-12: Gentiles as the Culminative Focus of Salvation History,” in Interpreting the New Testament Text: Introduction to the Art and Science of Exegesis, eds. Darrell L. Bock and Buist M. Fanning, 367-375.  Crossway, 2006.
  • “Mission in Paul’s Epistles: Genesis, Pattern, and Dynamics,” in Mission in the New TestamentAn Evangelical Approach, eds. William J. Larkin and Joel F. Williams, 63-91. Orbis, 1998.
  • “Mission in Paul’s Epistles: Theological Bearings,” in Mission in the New TestamentAn Evangelical Approach, eds. William J. Larkin and Joel F. Williams, 92-116.  Orbis, 1998.
  • “Confidence in the Spirit as the Governing Ethos of the Pauline Mission,” in The Holy Spirit and Mission Dynamics, ed. C. Douglas McConnell, 36-65.  William Carey, 1997.
  • “Stewardship: Faithfulness with All He Gives Me,” Decision (April 1997): 13-14.
  • “Confidence in the Spirit as the Governing Ethos of the Pauline Mission,” Trinity Journal 17 NS: 2 (Fall 1996): 203-21.
  • “The Apostle Paul and First Century Religious Pluralism,” in Christianity and the Religions: A Biblical Theology of World Religions, eds. E. Rommen and H. Netland, 92-112.  William Carey, 1995.
  • “The Center of Pauline Theology,” Bibliotheca Sacra 151 (January-March 1994): 51-71.
  • “God-Christ Interchange in Paul: Impressive Testimony to the Deity of Jesus,” Journal of the Evangelical Theological Society 36:4 (December 1993): 467-79.
  • “Pauline Thought in the History of Interpretation,” Bibliotheca Sacra 150 (July-September 1993): 303-26.
  • “Pauline Eschatological Dualism and Its Resulting Tensions,” Trinity Journal 14 NS (Spring 1993): 3-24.
  • “How Wide is God’s Mercy?  A Biblical Perspective on Religious Pluralism,” Hayama Missionary Seminar Journal (Tokyo) 34 (January 1993): 1-26.

Book Reviews

  • Paul Barnett, Paul: Missionary of Jesus. Eerdmans, 2008. In JETS (June 2009): 389-390.
  • Herbert W. Bateman IV, ed., Four Views of the Warning Passages in Hebrews. Kregel, 2007. In JETS (March, 2008): 151-154.
  • Robert L. Plummer, Paul’s Understanding of the Church’s Mission: Did the Apostle Paul Expect Early Christian Communities to Evangelize? Paternoster, 2006. In JETS (June, 2007): 401-403.
  • Thomas R. Schreiner, Paul: Apostle of God’s Glory in Christ: A Pauline Theology. InterVarsity, 2001. In JETS (December, 2002): 707-708.
  • Joel B. Green and Mark D. Baker, Recovering the Scandal of the Cross. InterVarsity, 2000. In EMQ (April, 2001): 258-260.
  • Gregory A. Boyd, God at War: The Bible and Spiritual Conflict. Inter-Varsity, 1997. In EMQ (April, 2000): 192-196.
  • Richard B. Hays, First Corinthians. John Knox, 1997. In JETS (March, 2000): 152-153.
  • Martin Hengel and Anna Maria Schwemer, Paul Between Damascus and Antioch: The Unknown Years. Westminster/John Knox, 1997. In JETS (March, 2000): 148-149.
  • A. Scott Moreau, Essentials of Spiritual Warfare: Equipped to Win the Battle. Harold Shaw, 1997; and Clinton E. Arnold, Three Crucial Questions About Spiritual Warfare. Baker, 1997. In International Bulletin of Missionary Research (October, 1999): 180-182.
  • David A. deSilva, Despising Shame: Honor Discourse and Community Maintenance in the Epistle to the Hebrews. Scholars, 1995. In JETS (March, 1999): 161-163.
  • Gregory A. Boyd, God at War: The Bible in Spiritual Conflict. Inter-Varsity, 1997. In Faith and Mission (Fall 1998): 151-153.
  • Andreas Kostenberger, The Missions of Jesus and the Disciples According to the Fourth Gospel. Eerdmans, 1998. In EMQ (October, 1998): 484-486.
  • Peter Stuhlmacher, Paul’s Letter to the Romans. Westminster/John Knox, 1994. In JETS (December, 1996): 664-666.
  • Joseph A. Fitzmyer, Romans. Doubleday, 1993. In JETS (December, 1995): 614-617.

 

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L. Igou Hodges

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Professor of Systematic Theology
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(803) 807-5374
B.A., Columbia International University; M.Div., Trinity Evangelical Divinity School; Th.M., Princeton Theological Seminary; Ph.D., University of Edinburgh

Dr. Hodges joined the faculty of CIU’s Seminary & School of Ministry in 1978 and has taught Systematic Theology from that date until the present. Before coming to Columbia, he taught at Toccoa Falls College from 1975 until 1978. He is a member of the Evangelical Theological Society and the Society of Biblical Literature.

Published Books

Published Periodical Articles, Essays, Dictionary Entries

  • Contributor to the Dictionary of Scottish Church History and Theology (Edinburgh: T. and T. Clark), 1993        
  • "Evangelical Definitions of Inspiration: Critiques and a Suggested Definition,"  The Journal of the Evangelical Theological Society 37/1 (March, 1994), 99-114.
  • “Reformed Worship,” Faith and Practice (2/1), Spring, 1996
  • “The Bible in the Twenty-first Century,” in New Dimensions in Evangelical Theology (festschrift for Millard J. Erickson), ed. David Dockery (Downers Grove, Illinois: InterVarsity Press, 1998).

Published Book Reviews

  • Review of Harold Lindsell, The Bible in the Balance, in The Westminster Theological Journal (LXIII/1), 1980, 169-173.
  • Review of Dale Moody, The Word of Truth: A Summary of Christian Doctrine Based on Biblical Revelation, in Trinity Journal (3/1) 1982, 94-99.
  • Review of The New Exhaustive Concordance.  Ed. By Edward W. Goodrick and John R. Kohlenbergr, III.  Grand Rapids, 1990, in Journal of the Evangelical Theological Society, 1993.
  • Review of The Quest for Truth: Answering Lifes Inescapable Questions, by Leroy Forlines, in Journal of the Evangelical Theological Society, December 1, 2002.
  • Review of The Oxford Encyclopedia of the Reformation. Edited by Hans J. Hillderbrand, et al., 1996.

Professional Presentations

  • “The Old Testament Concept of Holiness,” paper presented to the Southeastern section of the Evangelical Theological Society, March 1980.
  • “Toward a Definition of Inspiration: A Critical Assessment of Selected Attempts,” paper presented to the Southeastern section of the Evangelical Theological Society, March 1986.
  • “An Evangelical Response to Gordon Kaufman’s An Essay on Theological Method, paper presented to the Southeastern section of the Evangelical Theological Society, March 1988.
  • “An Evangelical Defense of Systematic Theology,” paper presented to the Southeastern section of the Evangelical Theological Society, March, 1989
  • “A Defense of the Tripartite Understanding of the Law Articulated in “The Westminster Confession, paper presented to the Evangelical Philosophical Society, 1990
  • “A Critical Analysis and Defense of the Innateness of the Knowledge of God,” paper given to the Evangelical Philosophical Society, November, 1991.
  • “Evangelical Definitions of Inspiration: Critiques and a Suggested Definition,” presidential address, Evangelical Philosophical Society, November 20, 1992.
  • “Theological and Philosophical Foundations for the Doctrine of Inerrancy,” paper presented to the Reformed Fellowship of the Southeastern United Stated, March 18, 1997
  • “An Analysis of the Evangelical Doctrine of Scripture at the End of the Present Century, paper presented to the Southeastern section of the Evangelical Theological Society, March, 1997
  • “The Future of Evangelical Bibliology: Constructing and Presenting the Seamless Garment in a Hostile World,” Southeastern section of the Evangelical Theological Society, March 27, 2006.
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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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Richard J. Higgins

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Richard J. Higgins
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(803) 807-5376

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

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Helmuth Egelkraut

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Professor at Large
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M.Div., Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary; Th.D., Princeton Theological Seminary

Th.D., 1973, Princeton Theological Seminary; faculty, 1965-66, Gordon College and Divinity School; faculty, 1967-69, Brugam Bible School; missionary, 1967-70 (Liebenzell Mission); faculty, 1973-77, Missions seminar Bad Liebenzell; pastor, 1977-78, Evang. Kirche Unterreichenbach; faculty, 1978-90, Missionsschule Weissach; faculty, 1987-99, dean, 1992-98, CBS-Korntal; adjunct faculty, 1998-present. Columbia Biblical Seminary and School of Missions, 1992.

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Donald L. Hamilton

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Donald L. Hamilton
Emeritus Professor of Homiletics
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(803) 807-5340
B.A., Malone College; M.Div., Trinity Evangelical Divinity School; D.Min., Bethel Theological Seminary

Dr. Hamilton served on the faculty of CIU’s Seminary & School of Ministry from 1982 until his retirement in 2013. He also served as Director of the Doctor of Ministry Program from 2009 until 2013. Before coming to Columbia, he served on the staff of Youth for Christ, as part-time instructor at Minnesota Bible College, and as pastor of congregations in Ohio, Pennsylvania, and Minnesota. His first book, Homiletical Handbook, was published by Broadman in 1992 and remains in print. His second book, Preaching with Balance, was published in 2007.

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Philip M. Steyne

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Professor Emeritus
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(803) 807-5332

B.A., Roosevelt University; M.Div., Northern Baptist Theological Seminary; D.Miss., Fuller School of World Missions

Dr. Steyne served on the faculty of CIU’s Seminary & School of Ministry from 1980 until his retirement in 2004. Before coming to Columbia, he served from 1961 until 1975 with The Evangelical Alliance Mission (TEAM) in Swaziland and South Africa and from 1975 until 1980 as chairman of the missions department at Philadelphia College of the Bible. He has also served as pastor of congregations in Pennsylvania and South Carolina and has traveled widely in Asia, Africa, Europe, Latin America, and the South Pacific in the interest of world evangelization. His books include Gods of Power and In Step with the God of the Nations.

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