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Caner, Emir

Professor of History and Christian Studies

President, TMC

HI 530:   Baptist History

PhD (History), University of Texas;

Dissertation: Truth is Unkillable: The Life and Writings of Balthasar Hubmaier, Theologian to the Anabaptist

MDiv, Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary; including courses in Church History and Baptist History

H2142 – Baptist History

T3037 – History of Baptist Theology

Vast Ministry Experience

Highly Noted Author, Book/Article Publications include:

The Sacred Trust: Biographical Sketches of the Southern Baptist Convention Presidents

The Sacred Desk: Presidential Addresses of the Southern Baptist Convention Presidents

“Ecclesiology in the Free Churches of the Reformation,” in Gerald Cowen, Who Rules the Church? Examine Congregational Leadership and Church Government

“The Lord’s Supper: Its Participants and Relationship to Church Discipline,” in Thomas White, Jason Duesing, and Malcolm Yarnell III, eds., Restoring Integrity in Baptist Churches


Collegiate Experience:

Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary:

  • Dean of College at Southwestern/Director of Free Church Studies/Professor of History

Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary

  • Associate Dean of Southeastern College at Wake Forest/Associate Professor of Church History and Anabaptist Studies

Visiting Professor, Five Universities and Seminaries

Fangmann, Gary

Assistant Professor of Business

CS 551:   Ministry Administration and Leadership

EdD (Leadership), The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary

Dissertation: An Analysis of Five Functions of Mentoring as Perceived as Ministry Professionals and Southern Baptist College Seniors

Leadership – 64 hours

MA (Christian Education), Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary

Church Administration – 26 hours

Qualifications for CS 551 Ministry Administration and Leadership Student Learning Outcomes [20]

20+ years Ministry Administration/Education Experience

Graffagnino, Jason

Assistant Professor of History and Christian Studies

Chair, Division of World Missions and Christian Studies

HI 530:   Baptist History

PhD (Church History and Historical Theology with Missions minor), Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary

Dissertation: The Shaping of the Two Earliest Anabaptist Catechisms

MDiv, Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary

Church/Baptist History – 20 hours + dissertation

Several published writings in discipline

Pastoral and Mission Experience

8+ years teaching Christian Studies at College or Master’s level

Robert A. Baker Award in Church History (2004)

Haynes, Holly

Associate Professor of Behavioral Sciences

PY 601:   Biblical Counseling

EdD (Human Development and Psychology), Harvard University

EdM (Risk and Prevention), Harvard University

Qualifications for PY 601 Biblical Counseling Student Learning Outcomes [23]

Numerous presentations and publications

Academic Experience (Teaching and Research)

Sanders, Van

Associate Professor of Missions and Christian Studies


CS 699:   Local Church Internship

MI 501:   Evangelism, Discipleship, and Church Planting


PhD (Missions with Evangelism minor), Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary

Missions/Evangelism – 20 hours

MDiv, Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary

Missions/Evangelism – 32 hours

Bible/Theology – 51 hours

Teaching Experience:

  • Associate Professor of Missions and Evangelism, Truett-McConnell College.
  • Adjunct Professor of Missions, New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary
  • Adjunct Professor of Missions, The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary
  • 9 years teaching at internationally religious institutions

Pelletier, Samuel

Professor of Biblical Languages

PH 501:   Logic and Critical Thinking

PhD (New Testament), The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary

MA (Philosophy), University of Missouri

MAR (Theology), Westminster Theology Seminary

Master’s/PhD Coursework:

Biblical Studies – 77 hours

Greek – 18 hours

Philosophy – 27 hours

Theology – 39 hours

3 years pastoral experience

Several published writings

10+ years teaching Christian Studies at College or Master’s level

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