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Florida Bible College has a theologically sound faculty and staff who are academically and spiritually living with a healthy balance of inward, upward, and outward commitment to modeling a love for Jesus Christ and a Christ-like lifestyle while teaching and mentoring the next generation of world influencers in the clarity of God’s Word!

Florida Bible College - Dave Arlington

Dave Arlington - Bible (Adjunct Instructor)

David has received certification in Biblical Counseling and is an adjunct professor at New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary.

  • B.A. (Biblical Education), Florida Bible College
  • M.Div. (Biblical Education), Luther Rice Seminary
  • M.A. (Biblical Studies), New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary
  • Post Graduate work (Career Development), Harvard Graduate School of Business MA and Keene State, NH


Florida Bible College - John Boehm

John Boehm - Information Technology (Adjunct Instructor)

John owned a computer consulting firm for 18 years, has been a network and computer consultant for 36 years and a web designer / programmer 17 years.  He continues as chief information officer and board of trustee member of Florida Bible College.

  • Studied Christian education at Pensacola Christian College
  • Studied Bible and theology at Florida Bible College
  • Microsoft Certified Professional
Florida Bible College - Dr. Mark Crenshaw

Dr. Mark Crenshaw - Educational Administration (Adjunct Instructor)

Mark has received numerous honors, trainings, affiliations, and certifications in the areas of education, supervision / administration and robotics; three of which are ITEEA CSL – ITEEA Program of Excellence Award Winner for the State of Georgia (2010), ITEEA Teacher of Excellence Award Winner for the State of Georgia (2012), and Outstanding State Supervisor/Leader of the Year Award (2014). He is a former Naval Air crewman and Rescue Swimmer in the SH-3H Helicopter, 2500+ flight hours; Navy Master Training Specialist, Instructor, and Training School Administrator.  He is experienced in athletic administration, educational technology and administration, post-secondary, secondary, middle school and military instruction, curriculum development with over 25 years of outstanding accomplishments with a proven ability to motivate and work effectively with administrative staff, faculty, students, and the community. He currently serves on the Acting Academic Advisory Team and chairs the Curriculum Team of Florida Bible College.

  • B.S. (Workforce Education, Training and Development)
  • Southern Illinois University at Carbondale
  • M.S. (Technology Education – Middle/Secondary Education) Old Dominion University
  • L-5 Add-on Endorsement Program (Educational Leadership), University of Georgia
  • Education Specialist, Educational Leadership, Liberty University
  • M.Div. (Chaplaincy), Liberty Baptist Theological Seminary
  • Ed.D. (Career and Technology Education
  • Cognate – Supervision and Administration), Clemson University. 
Florida Bible College - Sharon Crenshaw

Sharon Crenshaw - Music and Worship (Adjunct Instructor)

She is a veteran educator with 30 years of classroom and leadership experience in the area of music and teaching. She has developed and lead church and ministry music ministries in the areas of choirs, ensembles, choral groups, soloists, instrumentalists, touring groups, cantatas, media, composition, sacred music, and worship arts while mentoring the next generation musician to do the same. She has received numerous honors, special certifications, and community recognition.

  • B.S. (Music Education), North Georgia College and State University
  • Ed.M. (Administration and Supervision, Educational Specialist in Curriculum and Instruction), Liberty University
  • Currently studying Administrative Endorsement at Kennesaw University, GA. 
Florida Bible College - Tom Davis

Tom Davis - Biblical Languages and Theology (Adjunct Instructor)

Tom's education also included University of Miami and Miami Bible Institute. He has a long ministry in education beginning as professor at Florida Bible College in 1968 directing external studies, registrar, acting Academic Dean, and teaching Greek, Hebrew, Theology, Bible Doctrine, Bible Study Methods, and various Bible courses. He has been a pastor for many years and is a part of the Evangelical Theological Society.  He also serves on the Acting Academic Advisory Team of Florida Bible College.

  • B.A. (Biblical Education) Florida Bible College
  • ThB. (Theology) Florida Bible College
  • MDiv. (Greek) Luther Rice College and Seminary
  • Postgraduate Studies (STM Program) Dallas Theological Seminary
Florida Bible College - Dr. Karl Elkins

Dr. Karl Elkins - Professor of Biblical Counseling (Adjunct Instructor)

Karl also serves as adjunct Instructor for College of Biblical Studies teaching counseling courses from a Biblical perspective and for Singapore Bible College teaching pastoral counseling courses in the Doctor of Ministry department.  He is currently Founder/President of Christway Counseling Center in Houston, TX.


  • LPC Licensed Professional Counselor
  • LPC-S Licensed Professional Counselor Supervisor
  • Bachelor of Business Administration degree (Marketing Major) University of Texas
  • ThM. (Theology and Apologetics) Dallas Theological Seminary
  • M.A. (Biblical Counseling) Colorado Christian University
  • Postgraduate studies (Counseling) Liberty University
  • PhD. (Psychology and Christian Counseling) Louisiana Baptist University
Florida Bible College - Dr. Rick Griffith

Dr. Rick Griffith - Bible and Bible Exposition (Adjunct Instructor)

Among many published articles and major writing projects, he has published course notes totaling 5000 pages for 13 seminary courses: OT Survey (2 vols.), NT Survey (2 vols.), OT Backgrounds, NT Backgrounds, Bible Geography, Homiletics, Ecclesiology, Pneumatology, Eschatology, Books & Commentaries You Should Buy, Psalms, How to Study & Teach the Bible (all for free download at biblestudydownloads.com). Rick's current ministry activities include Church Planter and Pastor-Teacher, Crossroads International Church, Singapore, Adjunct Seminary Professor to 13 Asian Countries, Asia Translation Director, The Bible…Basically Seminar (40 languages), Career Missionary and Singapore Field Director for WorldVenture International, Associate Professor in Biblical Studies and Director of Doctor of Ministry (DMin.) Singapore Bible College.  He is a member of the Chinese Creation Science Association and the Evangelical Theological Society.

  • B.S. (Business Administration, Marketing Mgmt., Honors), California State University Hayward
  • Th.M. (Pastoral Ministry, Highest Honors), Dallas Theological Seminary
  • PhD. (Bible Exposition), Dallas Theological Seminary
Florida Bible College - Pastor Ron Hoffmann

Pastor Ron Hoffmann - Pastoral Ministry and Systematic Theology (Adjunct Instructor)

Ron has over thirty years’ experience in teaching the Bible and Bible related subjects both in the church setting and in academic settings for six years with Moody Bible Institute at their Florida Regional Distant Learning Center.  He currently serves as pastor of Circle Community Church, Maitland, FL (Host campus for Florida Bible College).

  • B.A., Florida Bible College
  • M.A. (Biblical Studies), Dallas Theological Seminary
Florida Bible College - Dr. Ron Hughes

Dr. Ron Hughes - Pastoral Counseling and Church Education Leadership (Adjunct Instructor)

Ron holds numerous honors and certifications enhancing him as an educator and pastor.  He has been in the pastoral ministry for over 25 years.

Among the many honors Ron has received are Man of the Year, Florida Bible College, 1979; President's and Dean’s Lists, Florida Bible College; Graduated Summa Cum Laude, Florida Bible College.  Also among the many certifications he received are Pastoral Care Conference Saddleback Church; Stephen Ministry Leadership Training; National Executive Pastor Day Interactive Discussion; Completed Level I & II of Biblical Counseling Training; Certified Trainer OnPath (Life Purpose Seminar); Associate Instructor: Walk Thru the Bible (Walk Thru the Old Testament, Walk Thru the New Testament, Understanding the Love of Your Life, Solving the People Puzzle, The Seven Laws of the Learner); Master Certified Trainer EvanTell (Personal Witnessing) – Trainer of trainers; Care Ministry, Uniquely You; Certified Advanced Human Behavior Consultant; Certified Trainer Personal Leadership Development.

  • B.A. (Pastoral Studies/Biblical Education), Florida Bible College
  • B.A. (Business Administration and Behavioral Sciences), Oglethorpe University
  • Graduate Studies (Community Counseling), Georgia State University
  • Graduate Studies (Christian Counseling), Psychological Studies Institute
  • M.S. (Educational Leadership), Bob Jones University
  • Ed.D. (Educational Leadership), Bob Jones University
  • Post-Graduate Studies (Biblical Counseling), Trinity Theological Seminary
  • DMin. (Pastoral Counseling), Liberty Baptist Theological Seminary
Florida Bible College - Robert Josey

Robert Josey - Old Testament and Jewish Studies (Adjunct Instructor)

Robert has received special training and certification in The Ministry of Jewish Evangelism, Friends of Israel Gospel Ministry Institute of Jewish Studies; Discipleship Dynamics and How to Counsel Women Certificate, Dallas Theological Seminary; You Can Tell It Seminar for Instructors, Seminar Instructor Certificate, EvanTell Ministries.  He continues to serve with Messiah for Israel Ministries to Jews in the Atlanta, GA area.

  • M.S. (Vocational Administration), University of Southern Mississippi
  • Th.M. (Bible Exposition), Dallas Theological Seminary
Florida Bible College - Dr. David McCann

Dr. David McCann - Adjunct Instructor in Bible Exposition and Theology (Adjunct Instructor)

David graduated Summa Cum Laude from Florida Bible College and was Salutatorian of his class. After graduating from Dallas Theological Seminary, he served as a pastor in New England for 24 years. He also served on the Ministerial Board of the New England District Association of the Evangelical Free Church of America and has completed training from T-Net International in helping churches become more intentional about disciple-making. Dr. McCann serves as Registrar.

  • B.A. (Bible and Theology) Florida Bible College
  • Th.M. (New Testament Literature and Exegesis) Dallas Theological Seminary
  • D.Min. (Pastoral Leadership) Columbia International University
Florida Bible College - Barbara Paynter

Barbara Paynter - General and Christian Education (Adjunct Instructor)

Barbara has taught English, Speech, Debate, Journalism, and Reading and has been involved in many school, church and community programs to aid youth and adults.  Zondervan published her first novel, Forever Eden under the name Barbara Bennett.  It was part of Zondervan’s Serenade Romance line. She was finalist for Christian Romance of the Year with Romance Writers of America.  She has a non-fiction book about teens and alcohol and the need to enforce underage drinking laws.  She also serves on the Acting Academic Advisory Team of Florida Bible College.

  • Studied at Florida Bible College
  • Graduated Summa Cum Laude from Toccoa Falls College with a degree in Secondary Education
  • Certified to teach Advanced Placement Literature and Composition
Florida Bible College - Herb Paynter, Jr.

Herb Paynter, Jr. - Digital Technology and Graphic Arts (Adjunct Instructor)

Herb designed and printed the first Athletes in Action calendar for Paul Eschleman.  His work also involved mentoring and consulting in many national ministries such as Walk Thru The Bible, Focus on the Family, SIL/MAF/Wycliff, Campus Crusade (Cru), InTouch, and others.  He served in the early development of Adobe Photoshop before it was introduced to the public.  He later developed software for Adobe.  He has produced books, software design and development, website design, digital magazines, fine art, online teaching videos, and most recently interactive iBooks. He was also involved in the development of many of the new digital technologies now used in the communications industry.

Studied at Florida Bible College where he designed and printed the school’s literature including the Am I Going To Heaven tract and produced FBC’s Uplook! Magazine

Florida Bible College - Dr. Stan Ponz

Dr. Stan Ponz - President and Professor of Pastoral Ministry

Stan was founder and president of Texas Bible College, Adjunct Professor at Moody Bible Institute (Evangelism, Graduate Program), Word of Life Bible Institute (Evangelism and Youth Leadership), Schroon Lake, NY. He is adjunct professor at Singapore Bible College, and other Bible Colleges and seminaries in China, Indonesia, Myanmar, Mongolia, and throughout Asia.  He is married to his high school sweetheart, Carol, who led him to Jesus Christ when he was 16 years old. He has been a pastor for over 30 years serving in rural, suburban, and city churches in Hawaii and mainland USA. 

He served on faculty and as Dean of Men at Florida Bible College. After serving on the board of trustees and as chief spokesperson, he is now board of trustee emeritus and current President of Florida Bible College. He is the founder and president of Make It Clear Ministries where he is the Bible teacher on the radio program Make It Clear.  He continues to speak at numerous Bible Conferences around the world.  He has written numerous study manuals on theology, books of the Bible, as well as pamphlets on evangelism and discipleship, including some evangelism-training materials for Promise Keepers.  

Dr. Ponz has also participated on speaking and writing teams for the Men’s Ministry Workbook used by Promise Keepers that equipped pastors and church leaders to reach men to become more effectively involved in men’s ministries.  Dr. Ponz has also assisted in the editing of editions of the Uniquely You Profiles and Facilitator Manuals.  It is said, there is a combination of genuine passion and proven substance when Dr. Ponz presents God’s Word correctly and clearly to help people come to faith in Jesus Christ alone and then to go on to become fully obedient worshippers of God.

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  • B.A. (Biblical Studies), Th.B. (Theology), Florida Bible College
  • M.Div. (Specialized Degree in Collegiate Education), DMin. (Ministry and Church-planting) Luther Rice Seminary
  • Studied at Miami Dade Junior College (Organization and Management)
Florida Bible College - A. Lee Stanford

A. Lee Stanford - Bible and Spiritual Life Formation (Adjunct Instructor)

Lee has written and published student manuals for the Gospel of John, Acts, Galatians, and Hebrews.  He also wrote the popular book, Journey to More. Lee has held positions in administration and faculty for many years and has the distinct privilege of being the second president of Florida Bible College. He currently has an active speaking ministry and disciples others through the ministry he has founded called The Two Great Commandments.

  • Studied at Florida State University
  • Studied at Miami Dade Junior College
  • Studied at Miami Christian College
  • B.A. (Biblical Education), Florida Bible College
  • Th.M. (Theology), Luther Rice Seminary
Florida Bible College - Mike Sullivan

Mike Sullivan - Bible and Missions (Adjunct Instructor)

Mike was Registrar, Director of Admissions, and Bible teacher at Florida Bible College for many years. He has served with New Tribes Missions for over 33 years, and for 28 years in administration and teaching at New Tribes Bible Institute Ministries, where Mike continues to teach as adjunct professor and itinerate conference speaker and teacher.

He currently serves with New Tribes Mission USA as Executive Board Director of Church Relations, Academic Coordinator for the Bible Institutes in Waukesha, WI & Jackson, MI, Oversight of the Enrichment program and HQ Chapel programs, Oversight of Doctrinal Issues facing the mission and within the mission, and is Missions and Bible Conference Speaker at large.

He has been on an incredible 47 year journey that has taken him around the world physically – Thailand, Europe, Papua New Guinea, and Brazil, and by extension through the thousands of lives taught in his 35 years at the Bible Institutes. He also serves on the Curriculum Team of Florida Bible College developing the Missions Concentration of Florida Bible College. 

  • B.B.A., University of Miami
  • B.A.,Th.B. Florida Bible College
  • Studied In Interpersonal Relationships, Cross Cultural Communication, New Testament Church Principles
  • New Tribes Missions Institute
  • New Tribes Language Institute
  • Studied Phonetics, Field Medicine, Bible Translation Principles
  • Studied Teaching in Higher Christian Education, Dallas Theological Seminary
  • M.A. (Intercultural Studies), Grace Theological Seminary

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