Dean, Faculty & Lecturers

SEMINARY DEAN

Robert R. Gonzales Jr.

B.A., M.A., Ph.D., Bob Jones University

Dr. Gonzales has served as a pastor of three Reformed Baptist congregations and has been the Academic Dean and a professor of RBS since 2005. He is the author of Where Sin Abounds: the Spread of Sin and the Curse in Genesis with Special Focus on the Patriarchal Narratives (Wipf & Stock, 2010) and has contributed to Reformed Baptist Theological Review, The Founders Journal, and Westminster Theological Journal. He also blogs at It Is Written: Promoting the Supremacy of Scripture. Dr Gonzales is a member of the Evangelical Theological Society and the Society for Biblical Literature. He and his wife, Becky, reside in Greenville, South Carolina, with their five children. 

SEMINARY INSTRUCTORS & LECTURERS

Tom Ascol

B.S., Texas A&M University; M.Div., Ph.D., Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary 

Tom Ascol has been in pastoral ministry since 1978, the last 25 years serving as Senior Pastor of Grace Baptist Church in Cape Coral, FL. He is also the Executive Director of Founders Ministries and Editor of The Founders Journal. Tom and his wife, Donna, have six children. 

Richard C. Barcellos

M.Div., The Master’s Seminary; Th.M., Ph.D., Whitefield Theological Seminary

Dr. Barcellos is Lecturer in New Testament and Administrative Assistant to the Dean at Midwest Center for Theological Studies in Owensboro, KY. Prior to moving to Kentucky he served in the pastorate from 1990 to 2006. He is a board member and Managing Editor of Reformed Baptist Theological Review. He is the author of In Defense of the Decalogue: A Critique of New Covenant Theology; The Family Tree of Biblical Theology: Geerhardus Vos and John Owen, Their Contributions to the Articulation of Redemptive History and co-author, with Samuel E. Waldron, of A Reformed Baptist Manifesto. He has contributed articles to The Founders Journal, Tabletalk, and Reformed Baptist Theological Review.  

Brian Borgman

B.A., Biola University; M.Div., Western Conservative Baptist Seminary; D.Min., Wesminster Seminary of California 

Brian Borgman is founding pastor of Grace Community Church. Brian has authored “Rethinking a Much Abused Text: 1 Cor. 3:1-15” published in Reformation & Revival Journal 11:1 (Winter 2002), My Heart For Thy Cause: Albert N. Martin’s Theology of Preaching (Christian Focus Publications, 2002), and Feelings & Faith: Cultivating Godly Emotions in the Christian Life (Crossway, 2010). Brian has been married to Ariel, the wife of his youth, since 1987. He also has three wonderful children, Ashley, Zachary and Alex. 

Robert Briggs

B.D., Queens University of Belfast

Robert pastored in Northern Ireland for eleven and a half years before moving to northern California to take up pastoral responsibilities at Immanuel Baptist Church, Sacramento in January 2004. He presently serves on the governing board of the Midwest Center for Theological Studies in Owensboro, KY, and Reformed Baptist Seminary in Taylors, SC. 

Mark Chanski

B.A., Cornerstone University; M.Div., Grand Rapids Baptist Seminary

Pastor Chanski has shepherded churches in Ohio and Michigan since 1986, having served as Pastor of the Reformed Baptist Church of Holland, MI since 1994. He is the author of Manly Dominion and Womanly Dominion

Chad Clint

B.A., Northern Arizona University; M.Div., Southern Baptist Theological Seminary

Chad Clint has served as the associate pastor at Grace Baptist Church in Taylors, SC, since 2007. His passion is to make much of Christ through preaching, teaching, and building relationships with people. Chad and his wife, Melanie, have three children – Jaxon, Grace and Eli – and are prayerfully and intentionally teaching them to be faithful followers of Jesus who love to share the good news of his life, death and resurrection with everyone they meet.

Pascal Denault

ThB, ThM, Faculté de théologie évangélique of Montréal (Acadia University)

Pascal Denault is an ordained minister of a Reformed Baptist church in Quebec. Pascal is in charge of a Christian radio ministry and he is the author of The Distinctiveness of Baptist Covenant Theology (Solid Ground Christian Books, 2013). He and his wife Caroline have four children. 

Robert Elliott

Free Presbyterian Theological Hall and Whitefield College; M.Div., Reformed Baptist Seminary

Robert Elliott served as an Assistant Pastor in downtown Glasgow, Scotland for three years before moving 50 miles south to take up the role of Teaching Pastor in a small village church in Ayrshire. In 1995 he was called to lead the newly constituted Reformed Baptist Church of Riverside, CA where he has been serving ever since.

Matt Foreman

B.A., Furman University; M.A.R., Westminster Theological Seminary

Matt Foreman has served as the pastor of Faith Reformed Baptist Church in Media, PA since 2003. He currently serves on the Administrative Council of ARBCA and chairs the foreign missions committee. In addition to his role as a pastor, Matt is a musician who writes music for use in worship, some of which can be found on his website Ekklesiahymns.org.

Mark Hatfield

B.S., Clemson University; M.Div., Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary

Mark has operated a general contracting business (Hatfield Builders, Inc.) since 1992 and serves as an elder of Grace Baptist Church, Taylors, SC. 

Michael A. G. Haykin

B.A., University of Toronto; M.R.S, Th.D., Wycliffe College-University of Toronto

Michael was born in England of Irish and Kurdish parents. Dr. Haykin serves as Professor of Church History & Biblical Spirituality. He has a B.A. in Philosophy from the University of Toronto (1974), a Master of Religion from Wycliffe College, the University of Toronto (1977), and a ThD in Church History from Wycliffe College and the University of Toronto (1982). He is the author of numerous publications and has contributed to theological journals. Dr. Haykin and his wife Alison have two grown children, Victoria and Nigel.

Gary Hendrix

Th.B., Piedmont Bible College

Pastor Hendrix has shepherded Grace Reformed Baptist Church (formerly Community Baptist Church) in Mebane, NC, since 1970.

Steven Hofmaier

B.S., University of Delaware; Trinity Ministerial Academy

Pastor Hofmaier has been a missionary/church planter in the Philippines since 1984, being sent by Trinity Baptist Church of Montville, NJ. God has blessed his labors with the planting of the Moonwalk Community Bible Church in 1987. Since then he has continued as a pastor of this congregation, while also being involved in the planting of several other sister churches throughout the Philippine Islands. He teaches in the Reformed Baptist Institute of Pastoral Training, a ministry of the Moonwalk church.

Jeffrey Brian Johnson

D.T.S.; M.Div., Reformed Baptist Seminary

Jeff Johnson is originally from South Carolina. He grew up in Southern Baptist churches and ministered for a time in a in a SBC church. He came to embrace the Reformed faith in the mid-90's and joined Covenant Reformed Baptist Church located in Easley, SC. After several years of being member, Jeff was installed there as a non- vocational elder in November 2005. He was ordained as one of the pastors of Grace Immanuel Reformed Baptist Church of Grand Rapids in January 2008. Jeff completed a Master of Divinity degree with Reformed Baptist Seminary. He and his wife, Lisa, have one child. 

Donny Martin

B.A., Middle Tennessee State University; M.A. (candidate) The Master's College 

Donny Martin has been in the ministry for more than 25 years. He served as a church planting missionary in Spain. He is currently an elder in Grace Baptist Church in Hartsville, TN. where he has served for the past fifteen years. He is presently completing a Master’s Degree in Biblical Counseling from the Master’s College in California. Donny and his wife, Jane, have seven children. 

Robert P. Martin

Ph.D., Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary

Formerly Dean and Professor of Biblical Theology at Trinity Ministerial Academy, Montville, NJ, Dr. Martin now pastors Emmanuel Reformed Baptist Church, Seattle (SeaTac), WA. He is the Editor of Reformed Baptist Theological Review and the author of Accuracy in Translation and A Guide to the Puritans

Thomas J. Nettles

B.A., Mississippi College; M.Div., Ph.D., Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary

Tom Nettles is widely regarded as one of the foremost Baptist historians in America. He came to Southern Seminary from the faculty of Trinity Evangelical Divinity School where he was Professor of Church History and Chair of the Department of Church History. He previously taught at Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary and Mid-America Baptist Theological Seminary. Along with numerous journal articles and scholarly papers, Dr. Nettles is the author and editor of nine books. Among his books are By His Grace and For His Glory; Baptists and the Bible, which he co-authored with L. Russ Bush; Why I Am a Baptist, co-edited with Russell D. Moore; and James Petigru Boyce: A Southern Baptist Statesman.

Greg Nichols

Trinity Ministerial Academy; M.Div., Reformed Baptist Seminary

A former professor at Trinity Ministerial Academy, Montville, NJ, Pastor Nichols, who has been in ministry for twenty years, shepherds Grace Immanuel Reformed Baptist Church, Grand Rapids, MI. He is the author of What Does the Bible Say about God? The Biblical Doctrine of God, Covenant Theology: A Reformed and Baptistic Perspective (Solid Ground Books, 2011), and a contributor to Reformed Baptist Theological Review

John Reuther

B.A., Northeastern Bible College; M.Div., Biblical Theological Seminary

Pastor Reuther, who is on the RBS Advisory Board, has served at Covenant Baptist Church, NJ, since 1985. He now serves with fellow pastor Dale Anderson. 

Mark Sarver

B.A. Pillsbury Baptist Bible College; Baptist Bible School of Theology; Trinity Ministerial Academy

A former Professor of Historical Theology at Trinity Ministerial Academy from 1990 – 1997, Mr. Sarver is a pastor of Albany Baptist Church, Albany, NY. 

Bob Selph

B.A., Fort Lewis College

For 17 years, Bob ministered at Miller Valley Baptist Church in Prescott, Arizona, leading the church to growth in grace and to membership in Reformed Baptist Missions Services (RBMS). Bob was involved in the Southern Baptist Founders movement and helped to start a regional Founders’ conference in Texas. He is the author of Southern Baptists and the Doctrine of Election, which received a wide distribution in the USA and in other countries. In 1995 Bob accepted a call to pastor Grace Baptist Church of Taylors, South Carolina, where he remained as Senior Pastor for almost 4 years. In 1999, he was asked to serve as Missions Coordinator for ARBCA/RBMS, a position he joyfully carried out for 9 years. During this time, Bob and his wife, Cathi, traveled to 45 different countries – to some of them five or six times – encouraging the work of missions and providing pastoral training. In 2007 Grace Baptist called Bob to return as senior pastor.

Jeffery Smith

B.A., Gardner Webb College; M.Div., Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary

Pastor Smith has been in ministry since 1990. He served as a pastor of Covenant Reformed Baptist Church, Easley, SC, a church plant begun in 1994. He now serves at Emmanuel Baptist Church, Coconut Creek, FL. 

Tedd Tripp

B.A., Geneva College; M.Div., Philadelphia Theological Seminary; D.Min., Westminster Theological Seminary

Pastor Tripp has been an elder in Grace Fellowship Church, Hazleton, PA since 1976 and the senior pastor since 1983.  He and his wife, Margy, founded Immanuel Christian School in 1979 where he has served as a teacher, administrator, and board member. He has also served as a counselor in the Lehigh Valley office of the Christian Counseling and Educational Foundation. Pastor Tripp is the author of the popular child-rearing book, Shepherding a Child’s Heart. Since 1994 he has maintained an extensive ministry as a conference speaker and presenter of Shepherding a Child’s Heart Seminars. More recently, he and his wife co-authored Instructing a Child’s Heart

Sam Waldron

Th.M., Grand Rapids Baptist Seminary; Ph.D., Southern Baptist Theological Seminary

Dr. Waldron, a former professor at Trinity Ministerial Academy, is a professor at Midwest Center for Theological Studies, Owensboro KY. He first began serving in the pastorate in 1977 and is now a pastor of Heritage Baptist Church, Owensboro, KY. Dr. Waldron has authored various books including A Modern Exposition of the 1689 Confession of Faith; Baptist Roots in America; The End Times Made Simple, and A Reformed Baptist Manifesto. He also serves as an Associate Editor of Reformed Baptist Theological Review

Mark Ward Jr.

B.A., M.A., Ph.D., Bob Jones University

In 2011 Mark completed his dissertation (“Paul’s Positive Religious Affections”) for a degree in New Testament Interpretation at Bob Jones University. He currently serves as the Secondary Bible Curriculum Author at BJU Press, where he is also part of the Biblical Worldview Team. He recently authored The Story of the Old Testament (2013), a redemptive-historical survey for Christian schools. He is a long-time member of Mount Calvary Baptist Church in Greenville, SC, and is the leader of its weekly Neighborhood Bible Class outreach ministry. He has a wife and two small children, and he blogs at By Faith We Understand.

James White

B.A. Bible, Grand Canyon College; M.A., Fuller Theological Seminary; Th.M., Faraston Seminary; Th.D., D.Min., Colombia Evangelical Seminary.

Dr. White is the director of Alpha and Omega Ministries, a Christian apologetics organization based in Phoenix, Arizona. He is a professor, having taught Greek, Systematic Theology, and various topics in the field of apologetics. He has authored or contributed to more than twenty books, including The King James Only Controversy, The Forgotten Trinity, The Potter’s Freedom, and The God Who Justifies. He is an accomplished debater, having engaged in more than seventy-five moderated, public debates with leading proponents of Roman Catholicism, Islam, Jehovah's Witnesses, and Mormonism, as well as critics such as Bart Ehrman, John Dominic Crossan, Marcus Borg, and John Shelby Spong. He is an elder of the Phoenix Reformed Baptist Church, AZ.

RBS INTERNATIONAL INSTRUCTORS & LECTURERS

Luis Arocha

B.S., University of North Carolina; M.T.S., Reformed Baptist Seminary

Luis Arocha serves as a pastor of La Iglesia Bautista de la Gracia (Grace Baptist Church) in Santiago, Dominican Republic, where he serves as the Sunday School administrator and the primary instructor of the adults. He is also a professor of Theology at La Academia Ministerial de la Gracia. 

Oscar Arocha

B.S., La Pontificia Universidad Católica Madre y Maestra; D.T.S., Reformed Baptist Seminary

Oscar Arocha was converted by God’s grace in the summer of 1989. Since 1985 he has served as a pastor of La Iglesia Bautista de la Gracia (Grace Baptist Church) in Santiago, Dominican Republic. He also serves as a professor of Pastoral Theology for La Academia Ministerial de la Gracia.

Oskar Arocha Jr.

B.S., Clemson University; M.T.S., Reformed Baptist Seminary

Oskar serves as a deacon of La Iglesia Bautista de la Gracia (Grace Baptist Church) in Santiago, Dominican Republic, where he serves as a youth director, worship leader, and coordinator of ministries for married couples. He also serves as a professor of Biblical Studies and Theology at La Academia Ministerial de la Gracia. 

Andy Dunkerton

B.A., University of North Carolina; M.Div. (candidate), Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary

Pastor Dunkerton has served as one of the pastors of Grace Reformed Baptist Church, Mebane, NC, since 2001. 

Jeffrey D. Johnson

B.S., Central Baptist College; M.Rel., Th.D.,Veritas Theological Seminary

Jeffrey Johnson is the author of The Fatal Flaw of the Theology Behind Infant BaptismBehind the Bible: A Primer in Textual CriticismThe Church: Why Bother?The Kingdom of God: A Baptist Expression of Covenant & Biblical Theology, and the forthcoming book The Absurdity of Unbelief. He is the teaching pastor of Grace Bible Church in Conway, AR, where he resides with his wife, Letha, and their three sons, Martyn, Christian, and Britain. 

Stu Johnston

B.S., Clemson University; Trinity Ministerial Academy

Pastor Johnston has served on the pastoral staff of Grace Reformed Baptist Church in Mebane, NC, since 1992. 

Juan José Pérez

DD., La Pontificia Universidad Católica Madre y Maestra; M.T.S., Reformed Baptist Seminary

Pastor Pérez has served as a pastor of Iglesia Bautista de la Gracia (Grace Baptist Church) in Santiago, Dominican Republic, since 2009, where he coordinates ministries for evangelism and youth. He is also the dean and a professor of Biblical Studies and Theology of La Academia Ministerial de la Gracia.