Our Commission Team

Dr. James Flanagan | Commission Chairman

President, Luther Rice College and Seminary

Ph.D., M.Div., Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary; M.Div., Liberty University; B.S., Southern Illinois University

Dr. Benson Karanja | Commission Vice-Chairman

President, Beulah Heights University

Ed.D., M.L.S., Clark Atlanta University; M.B.A., Brenau University; B.A., Beulah Heights Bible College

Dr. Gary Weier | Commission Treasurer

Executive Vice President for Academic Affairs, Bob Jones University

Ph.D., Rhetorical Studies, Purdue University; M.A., Speech Communication; B.A., Speech Communication, Bob Jones University

Dr. Beth Ashburn | Secretary

Provost, Piedmont International University

Ph.D., University of North Carolina at Greensboro; M.A., University of North Carolina at Greensboro; BRE, Piedmont Bible College

Dr. Michael J. Adams

President, Faith Evangelical College and Seminary

D.Min., Claremont School of Theology; M.Div., Regent College; B.S., University of Oregon.

Dr. Matthew Beemer

Senior Vice President, Trinity Baptist College

Ph.D., Louisiana State University; M.A., B.S., Pensacola Christian College

Pastor Michael Cavanaugh

President, Elim Bible Institute and College

Th.M., Bakke Graduate University; B.S., Roberts Wesleyan College; Certificate in Biblical Studies, Elim Bible Institute

Mr. Jeffrey Froehle


B.A., Purdue University

Dr. Kizuwanda Grant

Vice President of Academic Affairs, Paul Quinn College

Ph. D., University of North Texas; M. S., Columbia University; B. S., Grambling State University

Dr. Scott Henderson

Associate Professor of Philosophy and Apologetics; Apologetics Program Coordinator, Luther Rice College and Seminary

Ph.D., Duquesne University; M.A., Franciscan University of Steubenville; M.A.A., Southern Evangelical Seminary; B.A., Florida Bible College

Dr. Larry Hunt

Retired Pastor and College Administrator

D.Min., Nazarene Theological Seminary; additional graduate studies, Reformed Theological Seminary; M.Div., Bethel Theological Seminary; B.A., Spring Arbor University; additional undergraduate studies, North Central Bible College (University)

Dr. Gordon R. Middleton, Col (USAF, Ret.)

Director, Stategic Intelligence Program, Patrick Henry College

D.S.L., Regent University; M.P.A., University of Alabama, Montgomery; M.S., Colorado State University; B.S., United States Air Force Academy

Dr. David Nicholas

President, Shasta BIble College and Graduate School

Th.D., Grace Theological Seminary; Th.M., Talbot Theological Seminary; M.S., University of Southern California; M.Div., Los Angeles Baptist Theological Seminary; B.A., Los Angeles Pacific College (Azusa Pacific University)

Dr. David Pak

President, Ivy Christian College

Research Fellow, Liverpool University in England, Andrew F. Walls Research Center; Post Graduate Studies, University of Texas at Arlington and George Washington University; Ph.D. (Hon.), Concordia Theological Seminary and Ivy Christian College; D.Min., Th.M., M.Div., Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary; M.E., Kyung-Hee University; B.S., Arlington Baptist College; B.E., Kwang Woon University; A.E., National Kyung Sang University

Dr. Constance Pearson

Professor of Education and Department Chair, Liberty University

Ed.D., University of Tennessee; M.S.E., Illinois State University; B.A., Tennessee Temple College

Dr. Troy Shoemaker

President, Pensacola Christian College

Ed.D., Pensacola Christian College; Ed.S., University of West Florida; M.S., Pensacola Christian College; B.S., Pensacola Christian College

Dr. Barkev Trachian | Chair of the Nominating Committee

Vice President for Advancement, Piedmont International University

Ph.D., M.A., Bob Jones University; B.A., The American University of Beirut

Dr. Christian Wei

President, EUCON International University

Ph.D. in Theology, Bob Jones University; M.A. in Theology, Bob Jones University; B.Th. in Theology, Orient Fundamental Bible College; B.A. in History, National Chung-Hsing University.