Adjunct Faculty: Theology and Practical Theology
Larry Anderson, DMin
BA, Cairn University; MDiv, BTS; DMin, BTS
Pastor Anderson is the pastor of Great Commission Church, previously a suburban church located in Roslyn PA but now situated in the West Oak Lane Community of Philadelphia to provide a holistic ministry to an urban setting. His personal life verse is: "To be a workman approved by God, who can correctly handle the Word of Truth" (2 Tim. 2:15).
Duane Belgrave, Sr.
With a Ph.D. in Religion from Emory University, Duane teaches several classes here at BTS. Also, he is the Co-Founder and Associate Director of Black Religious Scholars Group and serves governmental agencies in the Philadelphia area in community development projects.
Dr. Coz Crosscombe is an Australian who seems to have gotten lost in Philadelphia for the past twenty or so years. He is the Director of Cairn University's First Year Urban Ministry Program and teaches at BTS and The Center for Urban Theological Studies. In his spare time, he co-directs Common Grace Inc., a ministry focused on developing strategic church partnerships that lead to lasting neighborhood transformation.
Susan Disston, DMin
AB, Univ. of California, Berkeley; MS Ed, Cairn University; DMin, BTS
Dr. Susan Disston serves as Director of Institutional Assessment and Hybrid Learning and as Adjunct Faculty in the DMin program at Biblical Seminary. She provides educational consulting through Engaging Learners, LLC and serves on the editorial staff of New Urban World: Journal of Urban Missions.
Carl F. Ellis, Jr., DPhil
BA, Hampton Institute; MAR, Westminster; DPhil, Oxford Grad School
In 1969, Carl Ellis began his ministry as a Senior Campus Minister, and as a seminar instructor for Prison Fellowship where he developed and taught “in-prison” and “in-community” seminars for inmates and community volunteers. Dr. Ellis and his wife Karen have the privilege and pleasure of working as a team, traveling and teaching together worldwide. They hope to grow gracefully into ageless adventurers, leaving behind them a legacy of education that brings glory and honor to God.
BA, Messiah College; MDiv, Biblical Theological Seminary
Drew specializes in Theology and Ethics and Scriptural Theology. He has also studied Black Theology, Anabaptism, the New Testament and has successfully completed the LTSP Ph.D. Teaching Seminar.
M.A. Biblical Studies, D.Min. in Leadership
Todd has written numerous book including Christianity Beyond Belief: Following Jesus for the Sake of Others and Giving Church Another Chance. He has also served as the Executive Director for the Allelon Foundation and as the National Director for Alpha-USA.
Carolyn Custis James
M.A. in Biblical Studies
Carolyn is an accomplished author and a consulting editor for Zondervan's Exegetical Commentary Series on the New Testament, and a contributing editor for Leadership Journal. In 2013, Christianity Today named her one of the 50 evangelical women to watch. She regularly speaks at church conferences, colleges, and other Christian organizations both in the US and abroad and is a visiting lecturer at various theological seminaries.
Dave Marks, DMin
BRE, Baptist Bible College; MOL, Cairn University; DMin, BTS
Dave is a lead consultant with The Center, whose mission is to advance organizational health. His 35 years of pastoral ministry enables him to serve well a variety of faith-based organizations throughout the United States and Canada. He brought practical theology to life in the classroom using sound biblical principles and tested organizational theory. Dave believes using case studies, purposeful discussions, and hands-on projects will help students experience the benefits of leading wisely.
Paul L. Metzger, PhD
MDiv, MA Trinity Evangelical Divinity School; PhD King’s College London
Paul serves as the Professor of Christian Theology, Theology of Culture and is the Founder and Director of The Institute for the Theology of Culture at Multnomah Biblical Seminary. He has also written several books and teaches in our DMin program.
Currently Kenyatta (BTS MDiv graduate in 2011) serves as the Dean of Students and Athletic Director at Spruce Hill Christina School and City Center Academy in Philadelphia. Also, he is the Missions Coordinator for Pan African Christian Exchange and serves as the Assistant Chaplin at the State Correctional Institution in Chester, PA.
Malcolm Walls, DMin
DMin, Biblical Theological Seminary
Dr. Malcolm Walls Jr. serves as Director of Recruitment and Student Services. He specializes and has a heart for understanding culture and using cultural knowledge to aid in the discipling of God’s people holistically for the redemption of the world.