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J. Robertson McQuilkin

McQuilkin
J. Robertson
President Emeritus
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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.


 

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George W. Murray

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A photo of George Murray, chancellor for CIU.
Chancellor
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(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.

  • Leadership
  • Christian Living
  • Missions
  • Biblical Preaching

Listen to Dr. Murray's audio messages here.

 

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Johnny V. Miller

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President, 1991-1999
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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

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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

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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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Alex Luc
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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Roy M. King

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A photo of Roy King, professor of Ministry Studies at CIU.
Professor of Ministry Studies
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(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.

Published books

Published periodical articles, essays, dictionary entries

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