John Leland Baptist College

 John Leland  Baptist College

Faculty and Staff  

ACADEMIC DEAN:

William J. Van Nunen

TREASURER

David Prewitt 

 REGISTRAR:

Christina Thomas  

BURSAR:

Robin Prewitt

LIBRARIAN:

Betty Baldwin

Executive Secretary:

Mary Van Nunen

FACULTY

DONNIE BURFORD, B.A., BRE., M.Th.
Bro. Burford graduated from Lexington Baptist College in 1989 with a B.A. degree in Biblical Studies. He earned a Bachelor’s degree in Religious Education at Kentucky Mountains Baptist College under Dr. Sadler in 2002. He then went on to earn his Master’s degree in Theology from Landmark Baptist Theological Seminary in 2007 where he is currently working toward his doctorate. He has been in full-time ministry for over 30 years. Beginning in 1988 he served in various capacities at Ashland Avenue Baptist Church, Lexington, KY (1986-1989), Home Missionary (1990-1995); founder and pastor of Purity Baptist Church, Mayesville KY (1995-2007). Since 2007 he has pastored the South Irvine Baptist Church, Irvine KY. His academic and teaching experience includes the Dean of Admissions, Kentucky Mountains Baptist College, Booneville, KY (2003-2005), professor of Systematic Theology and the Pentateuch at Antioch Baptist College, Richmond, KY Campus (2012-14). He is currently professor of Biblical Counseling at John Leland Baptist College, Georgetown, KY ( 2016 to the present ).

 

PHILIP duBARRY, B.S., B.R.E., M.A.
Bro. duBarry was Presidential Scholar at Middle Tennessee State University and Vice-President of the MTSU Debate Team where he earned his Bachelor of Science degree in Elementary Education in 1999. He earned a Bachelor of Religious Education degree from Kentucky Mountains Baptist College under Dr. Carl Sadler in 2001. He received his Master of Arts in Biblical Studies from John Leland in 2010. He has been in the ministry since 1993 and his full time teaching experience includes the Franklin Road Christian School, Murfreesboro, TN. He is presently Assistant Pastor and Director of Children’s Ministry at the Addyston Baptist Church, Addyston, OH.

JIM DUVALL, B.A., M.A.
Bro. Duvall holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in History and English from Campbellsville University, Campbellsville, KY and a Master of Arts degree in History from Austin Peay University, Clarksville, TN. Bro. Duvall has extensive pastoral experience. His teaching experience includes Clarksville Baptist College, Temple Baptist College, and Northern Kentucky University. He teaches History and Bible at John Leland. In addition, Bro Duvall oversees The Baptist History Homepage, one of the largest websites of Baptist History available. 

JOHN D. HAYNES, B.M., M.A.
Bro. Haynes graduated Cum Laude from Northern Kentucky University with a Bachelor’s degree in Music. He has conducted private music lessons since 1976. He was ordained to the Gospel ministry in 1997 and is Pastor of the New Testament Baptist Church of Norwood, Ohio. He has studied and taught extensively in both Old and New Testaments. He hold a Master of Arts degree in Biblical Studies from John Leland (2008) where he graduated Summa Cum Laude. His primary field is Hebrew and Old Testament Studies.

CHARLES HUNT, B.A., M.A., M.Div.
Bro. Hunt holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Bible (1982) and a Bachelor of Arts degree in Christian Education (1983) from Temple Baptist College, Cincinnati, OH.  He received his Master of Arts degree in Biblical Studies from Temple in 1996 and his Masters of Divinity from John Leland (2010).  His teaching experience includes Temple Baptist College, Cincinnati, OH, and over 20 years of teaching experience at Pleasant View Christian School (secondary education), Bromley, KY. Bro. Hunt has 20 years of pastoral experience and is currently Pastor of Pleasant View Baptist Church.  He teaches Bible and Theology at John Leland.

DAVID PREWITT, B.A., M.A.
Bro. Prewitt earned his Bachelor of Science degree from Indiana University and his Master’s degree in Business Administration (M.B.A.) from the University of Kentucky. Among other duties, he has been the adult Bible teacher of Grace Baptist Church for over 20 years. He is currently a graduate student at Leland. 

WILLIAM VAN NUNEN, B.A., M.A., Ph.D.
Bro. Van Nunen holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Biblical Studies from Lexington Baptist College with a minor in Ancient Languages (1980) and a Master of Arts degree in Classical Languages (Ancient Greek and Latin) (1993) from the University of Cincinnati, Cincinnati, OH. He has done extensive doctoral work at the University of Cincinnati, Hebrew Union College, and Indiana University, Bloomington, IN. He received his Ph.D. from Trinity Theological Seminary, Newburg, IN in an interdisciplinary field of Greek, Latin, Early Church History, and Philosophy.

His dissertation is titled An Introduction, Commentary, and Notes on Sections 1-14 of the Latin Text of the Prima Cognitio of the Gesta Collationis Cathaginensis Anno 411. The Gesta, as it is generally referrred to, is a verbatim record of the conference and trial convened at Carthage in June of A.D. 411 in an attempt to resolve once and for all the century long schism between the Catholic and Donistist parties of North Africa.

His college teaching experience includes Temple Baptist College (Greek and Latin), Cincinnati, OH; Somerset Community College (English and Literature); and Northern Kentucky University (History).  Bro. Van Nunen teaches Languages and Bible at Leland and serves as the college Dean.

DOUG MEADOWS, B.A., M.Div.
Bro. Meadows holds a B.A. degree from Clarksville Baptist College (Clarksville, TN), an M.A. from Temple Baptist College (Cincinnati, OH), and a M.Div. from Mid-America Baptist Theological Seminary (Memphis, TN).  Bro. Doug has over 27 years of pastoral experience.  He is currently pastor of Grace Memorial Baptist Church, Bartlett, TN. Pastor Meadows area of expertise is Biblical Theology and he oversees our TH 490 and TH 690 Independent Study in Theology.

LAURA MEADOWS, B.A.
Sis. Meadows holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Music with "Piano Proficiency" from the University of Kentucky. She graduated Magnum Cum Laude from the University in 1985 where she recievd a grant to study piano. She first studied piano under the well known Mrs. Ann Glass, professor of piano, at Austin Peay University in Clarksville, TN. At the University of Kentucky she studied under the famous piano instructor, Dr. Lucien Stark. She has continued her music studies as a graduate student at the University of Memphis in Music History. Sis. Meadows has worked as a piano accompanist for band, vocal students, chorale and choir groups at the fine arts competition for Tennessee Association of Christian Schools.

CHRIS MILLER, B.A., M.A., M.Div.
Bro. Miller studied at Sierra College in Rocklin, California and Independent Baptist College in Dallas, Texas where he graduated with his Bachelor of Arts degree in Bible in 1982. He holds a Master of Arts in Biblical Studies (2010) from John Leland. He is a long time student and teacher of the word of God.

Adjunct Faculty

PAUL BROWN, B.A.
Bro. Brown received his Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Central Oklahoma in 2003 majoring in journalism and advertising. He served as associate pastor for a number of years at Sherwood Baptist Church in Oklahoma City and Carmichael Baptist Church in Carmichael, California. He is currently Pastor of the First Baptist Church of Independence, KY.

CHRIS CARPENTER.....B.A.
Bro. Carpenter received his Bachelor of Arts degree in Biology from the University of Louisville in 2000.  While there, he interned with forensic pathologist Dr. Barbara Weakley-Jones conducting autopsies.

RON CRISP, B.A.
Bro. Crisp holds a B.A. degree from Baptist Bible College in Springfield MO. He is pastor emeritus of the First Baptist Church of Independence, KY where he pastored for 23 years. He is the author of several books.

KAREN HUBBS, B.A., M.A.
Sister Hubbs received her B.A. degree in Elementary Education from the University of the Cumberlands and her M.A. in Education from Northern Kentucky University. She has 29 years of professional teaching experience along with years of teaching the Senior Adult Ladies Sunday School class at First Baptist. She has been a faithful member of First Baptist Church in Independence, KY for over 55 years and has played a major part in the music program there for some 40 years as church pianist and organist.

ANDREW HUNT, B.A., M.Div.
Bro. Hunt holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Bible from Boyce College, Louisville, KY and his Masters of Divinity from Southern Baptist Theological Seminary in Louisville, KY. 

AMBER MOORE, B.S.
Sis. Moore holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Mathematics from Northern Kentucky University. She is currently a Graduate Student at John Leland Baptist College where she teaches mathematics and other courses.

DAVID PITMAN, B.A., M.A., M.Div., Th.D.
Bro. Pitman holds a Bachelor of Arts, Master of Arts, and a Master of Divinity from Temple Baptist College, Cincinnati, OH and a Doctor of Theology degree from Patriot Christian College. He has over 25 years of college teaching experience and 30 years of pastoral ministry. The last seven years he has been Senior Pastor of Addyston Baptist Church, Addyston, OH.

CHRISTINA THOMAS ,  B.A. M.A.
Sis. Thomas hold a bachelors degree and master's degree from Georgetown College, Georgetown, Kentucky.