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HENRY A. HARBUCK, Ph.D., Th.D., D.Sc. - earned his Doctor of Philosophy from American National University in Psychotherapy and Counseling. His Doctor of Theology degree was earned from Southern California Theological Seminary, Stanton, California and the Doctor of Science from the Institute of Science & Mathematics. He has studied and demonstrated proficiency in various fields such as theology, psychology, music, writing, science, teaching, and speaking. Dr. Harbuck developed and teaches a form of Christian Counseling known as “Didactic Redirectional Intervention.” (DRI) He has traveled extensively, preaching and lecturing in several countries. He is also the General Editor of a study Bible (NASB text) to be released in AD 2003.


Academic Dean

EDWARD A. (Andy) STARKS, B.G.S., M.C.E., M.Div. Th.M., Th.D. - holds a Bachelors degree in General Studies from Louisiana College, Masters degrees in Christian Education and Divinity from World Evangelism Bible College and Seminary. His Master of Theology was earned at the International School of Ministry, and the Doctor of Theology at World Evangelism Bible College and Seminary. Dr. Starks has worked as a teacher, school administrator, seminary professor, evangelist, and pastor during his 25+ years in the ministry. Dr. Starks is a certified teacher with the Association of Christian Schools International (ACSI), the Evangelical Teaching Association (ETA), and the Association of Christian Teachers and Schools (ACTS). His area of specialty is Old Testament theology and history.

Dean Of Biblical Languages

JERRY K. HATFIELD, B.S., M.A., M.Div., D.Litt. - received a Bachelor of Science in Bible and Theology from Valley Forge Christian College (PA), Master of Arts in Semitic Languages & Literature and Master of Divinity from Fuller Theological Seminary (CA). Omega awarded him the Honorary Doctor of Literature for his outstanding Hebrew study book. He has had extensive experience in creating and implementing post-secondary school and youth programs, as well as graduate level teaching. He has taught overseas (Jerusalem) as well as tutorial sessions in Biblical Hebrew at the seminary level.


Assistant Director Of Student Affairs

DOLLY BRIDGES, B.C.E., Th.M. D.D. - Dr. Bridges has a long history in the field of Christian Education and has organized many educational programs for churches. She has a proven record in academia and is a precious gift to Omega Bible Institute & Seminary. Through a period of forty years she has proven record in motivation, record keeping, teaching and course- design.






BART A. HUGHES, B.S., M.A., D. D. - holds a Bachelor of Social Science from Montreat College, Master of Arts in Religious Education from Linda Vista College, and Doctorate of Divinity from Trinity Hall Seminary. He is the founder of Missions In Action Training Center and Family Ministries in Action. Dr. Hughes has prior experience as a pastor, but presently spends much of his time giving seminars on leadership and speaking at youth retreats.



F. TYRONE BOZEMAN, B.A., M.Div., D.R.E. - holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Humanities from Morehouse College. He earned his Master of Divinity and Doctorate of Religious Education degrees from Logos Christian Graduate School in
Jacksonville, Florida. Dr. Bozeman has served as a teacher, chaplain, caseworker, and pastor. He is a clinical pastoral counselor with the IACCT, and is the founder of the Delta School of Ministry in Greenwood, Mississippi.




LARS E. JENSEN, B.A., Master of Biblical Literature, Master of Biblical Languages. Ph.D. in Biblical Languages - Bible researcher (Royal Library of Copenhagen), ordained minister (World Revival Church-Tulsa, OK), and accomplished translator and tutor of Old Testament languages, Professor Jensen has invested his life in the study of ancient languages, including Modern Literary Arabic, Modern Standard Arabic, Old Testament Hebrew, Modern Hebrew, and Syriac. Having traveled extensively in the U.S. and abroad, he has studied, taught, and/or obtained degrees from the University of Copenhagen - Denmark, Hebrew University - Jerusalem, College Biblique Continental (B.A.) - Brussels, Southern California College (AG) - Costa Mesa, CA., AG Graduate School (M.B.Litt) - Springfield, MO, Fuller Theological Seminary - Pasadena, CA, Melodyland School of Theology - Anaheim, CA., Oral Roberts University (M.Bib.) - Tulsa, OK, Oklahoma State University-Stillwater, OK, Princeton University - Princeton, NJ, Omega Bible Institute & Seminary (Ph.D.), Louisiana, University of Stockholm - Sweden, and the University of Arhus - Denmark.


PHILIP CURATOLO, B.A., M.A., Ph.D. - holds a Master of Arts in Christian Counseling from South Florida Bible College and Theological Seminary, Master of Arts in Human Services with an emphasis on Marriage and Family from Liberty University, and a Doctor of Philosophy in Christian Counseling from Omega Bible Institute & Seminary. He has served as a Christian Counselor, Seminary Professor in Florida, and worked with children and adults with developmental disabilities and mental illnesses in Florida, Alabama, and North Carolina since 1999. Dr. Curatolo’s mission statement is: “Helping people become who God has created them to be.”




KEITH E. JOHNSON, B.A., M.A., Th.M., D.Min., Ph.D. - holds a Bachelor of Arts in Philosophy/Religion from Judson College, Master of Arts in Counseling from University of Chicago, Master of Theology and Doctor of Ministry from Luther Rice Seminary, and Doctor of Philosophy in Psychology from Chicago Graduate School. He graduated Summa Cum Laude, has been listed in various “Who’s Who,” noted international Bible Speaker & Teacher, awarded “Herbert Hoover Humanitarian of the Year.” Dr. Johnson has worked with missionaries in Paris, Lausanne, Dominican Republic, Milan, Greece, Rome, and various parts of the world. He is also a moderator at the Foundation Academy, FL.



DANIEL E. LEE, B.A., M. Div., Ph.D. - holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Business Administration from Yonsei University, Seoul, Korea, Master of Divinity from Torch Trinity Graduate School of Theology, and a Doctor of Philosophy in Christian Counseling from Evangel Christian University of America. Dr. Lee has served as a Korean-English translator at Westminister University of Guam.



GERALD RELIFORD, B.S., M. Div., D. Min. - Dr. Reliford received his B.S. in History & Political Science from Campbellsville University, his Master of Divinity from Asbury Theological Seminary, and Doctorate in Ministry from Omega Bible Institute & Seminary. Graduating magna cum laude from Campbellsville University, he was listed in Who's Who In American Colleges and Universities and was twice included (1974 & 1976) in the Outstanding Young Men of America publication. He has pastored thirty-one of his thirty-five years in ministry, travels as an evangelist and teacher, and with his wife, Laverne, ministers in music throughout the Southern and Eastern United States. Dr. Reliford (with co-pastor/wife, Laverne), founded New Life for the Nations Church (Columbia, KY) in 1980. An ordained minister with the Association of Evangelical Gospel Assemblies (AEGA), he has traveled as a missionary to five different nations, and currently teaches a Bible School curriculum, which he authored, in his local area.



JAMES E. WILLIS, B.S., M.A., Th.D.,Pastor, Church Planter - Professor Willis has spent thirty-five years writing and teaching Biblical Doctrine and life-studies on various Biblical subjects, including the Book of Proverbs, and End-Time Prophecy. He holds a B.S. in Bible, with a Minor in Psychology & Counseling from Northeast Bible College, now Valley Forge Christian College. He also holds a Master of Arts in Biblical studies and a Doctorate in Theology from Omega Bible Institute and Seminary. Dr. Willis pioneered and/or revitalized several churches and developed Your Daily Prescription, a prime time radio ministry, as well as a bus ministry and television outreach with an audience of 100,000.



WILLIAM WHITLOW, M.Th., Th.D. - is a church pioneer, evangelist, administrator, pastor, Bible school professor/ specialist, and missionary. These are only a few of Dr. Whitlow’s roles. In 1981, he completed his Master’s of Bible Theology degree, and in May 1986 was awarded the Doctor of Theology degree. Dr. Whitlow is the originator of THE BASIC BIBLE SCHOOL BUILDER (©1990), a complete four-year Bible college curriculum specifically designed for third-world nations and independent national and international ministries. In October 1995 Dr. Whitlow was awarded the honorary doctorate of literature degree from Evangel Christian University of America in recognition of his long and distinguished career in ministry.



PIETER "PETER" BOS, M.Min., D.Min., Ph.D.- was born in Holland and now lives in the USA. He holds a Master of Ministry, Doctor of Ministry, and Doctor of Philosophy in Christian Counseling from Omega Bible Institute & Seminary. He has worked as a counselor, is experienced in church development, evangelism, discipleship, and has traveled and taught in many countries such as South America, India, Africa, and many European countries. Dr. Bos is the author of the book, “Known Before Birth”, and has developed a church growth strategy called "The Agape Ministry." His focus is to model church growth on the New Testament model with emphasis on building relationships, practical evangelism / discipleship, and prayer.



MIKE STERYOUS, B.A., Th.M., Ph.D. - holds a Bachelor of Arts degree from Tennessee Temple University, Master of Theology and Doctor of Philosophy in Counseling from Omega Bible Institute & Seminary. Dr. Steryous is an outstanding counselor and writer. His thesis, "Biblical Counseling in the Twenty-First Century" is being published by Omega Bible Institute & Seminary. It will be used for students.



BILLY J. OWENSBY, B.A., B.Min., D.Min. - is an educator, author, pastor, and church leader. He holds a Bachelor of General Studies (Major: Pastoral Ministry) from New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary, Bachelor & Master of Ministry from Bethany Bible College and Seminary, Doctor of Ministry from Louisiana Baptist Theological Seminary, Advanced Studies: Liberty Baptist University, Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary, New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary, and Toccoa Falls College. He is currently serving as an Adjunct Professor at Emmanuel College and North Georgia Baptist Theological Seminary. He is a Certified Leader for Building Witnessing Relationship. During his numerous years in the ministry, he has authored 2 books, "Revelation (Homiletical Guide) and I John (The Expositor's Notes)."



PAMELA J. EDWARDS, B.A., B.A., M.A., Psy.D., D.D.. - holds a Bachelor of Arts in General Psychology and a Bachelor of Arts in Health Care Administration from Ashford University, a Master of Arts in Health Psychology from Northcentral University, A Doctor of Psychology-Biblical Model from Dayspring Christian University, and an Honorary Doctor of Divinity from St. Luke Evangelical School of Biblical Studies. Dr. Edwards is an ordained minister serving in the hospital and prayer ministries since 2001. She also has many years experience in postsecondary teaching, medical claims examination and health care accounting. Dr. Edwards is also a certified life coach.




John Roskoski, M.A., Ph.D.—Professor of Theology, Exposition and Exegesis

Charles E. Henderson, Th.D., D.D.—Professor of Ministry, Apologetics and Hermeneutics

Valentina Randle, Ph.D., D.Min.—Professor of Theology, Ministry, and New Testament

Don G. Banks, B.B.S., M.Min., D.Min.—Professor of Homiletics

Dolly Bridges, BCE, Th.M., D.D. - Professor of Christian Education

Byron Boykin, Th.M., Th.D.
—Professor of Biblical Exposition

Mari Guarneri, B.S., M. Psy., Ph.D.—
Professor of Christian Counseling



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