FACULTY & STAFF

Dr. E. Shirley Comfort, President

Doctor of Philosophy, St. Alcuin House, College of Alcuin of York, Wolsey Hall, Oxford, England; Doctor of Natural Health©, Clayton College of Natural Health, Birmingham, Alabama; Master of Ministry, Chesapeake Bible College, Queenstown, Maryland; Bachelor of Biblical Studies, Logos Bible College, Jacksonville, Florida; Graduate, Missionary Studies (with Honors), The London Bible Institute and Theological Seminary, Toronto, Ontario, Canada; Certified Temperament Counselor, Institute for Motivational Living, New Castle, Pennsylvania; Certified Nutritional Counselor, School of Nutritional Science, Pasadena, California; Certified Symptomologist, Institute of Contemporary Nutrition & Health. Additional Studies: Gordon College, Wenham, MA; Bridgewater State Teachers College, Bridgewater, MA; Hippocrates Health Institute, West Palm Beach, Florida; Gerson Institute, San Ysidro, Baja, Mexico.

 

Dr. Phillip Edward Connatser Jr,   Executive Vice President & Director of Online – External Studies

Doctor of Religious Education with Honors, Master of Christian Ministry, Bachelor of Christian Ministry, Associate of Christian Ministry, Chesapeake Bible College, Ridgely Maryland; Pastor, Refuge Christian Fellowship Church in Greensboro Maryland; Commercial Artist, Graduate, Art Instructional School, Minneapolis Minnesota.

 

Dr. Robert L. Rundall, Dean of Academic Services

Doctor of Philosophy Degree, Oxford Graduate School, Dayton, Tennessee; Master of Ministry Degree, Chesapeake Bible College & Seminary, Ridgely, Maryland; Bachelor of Arts Degree, University of Kentucky, Lexington, Kentucky; Associate of Arts Degree, Christ for the Nations, Dallas, Texas. Additional Studies: U.S. Army Intelligence Officers Basic Course, Holabird, Maryland; U.S. Army Officers Career Course, Huachuca, Arizona; Oxford University, Oxford, England.

 

Mrs. Deborah M. Rafter, Secretary & Treasurer 

Master of Ministry, Chesapeake Bible College & Seminary, Ridgely, Maryland; Bachelor of Ministry, Chesapeake Bible College, Ridgely, Maryland; Member of Phi Theta Kappa Society, International Scholastic Order of the Two Year College, Chesapeake College, Wye Mills, Maryland; Member of Levitical Order Ministries. Additional Studies: Logos Bible College, Jacksonville, Florida; Chesapeake College, Wye Mills, Maryland.

 

Rev. Daniel Bezduk, Registrar

Diploma with a Minor in Music, Valley Forge Chritian College, Phoenixville, Pennsylvania; Bachelor of Christian Ministry, Master of Theological Studies, Chesapeake Bible College, Ridgely, Maryland. Director, Professor and Staff Evangelist at Eastern Shore Biblical Institute. Rev.Bezduk is also a Concert Violinist.

 

Dr. William Terry Bailey, Vice President of Development

Doctor of Religious Education, Chesapeake Bible College, Ridgely, Maryland; Doctor of Ministry, Master of Divinity, Bachelor of Arts, Faith Baptist Seminary, Anderson, South Carolina. Additional Studies: Tri County Technical College, Forrest College, Pendleton, South Carolina; Holmes College of the Bible, Greenville, South Carolina

 

Dr. Samuel L. Dixon, Professor of Doctoral Studies & Distance Learning Center Officer’s Chaplain

Doctor of Ministry, Luther Rice Seminary, Jacksonville, Florida; Doctor of Religious Education, Chesapeake Bible College & Seminary, Ridgely, Maryland; Master of Divinity, St. Paul Institute of Biblical Studies, Sarasota, Florida; Bachelor of Theology, Christian International University, San Antonio, Texas; Ministry Graduate, American Bible College, Pineland, Florida; President of Interdenominational Bible Institute, Camden, Delaware.

 

Dr. Richard A. Jones, Chesapeake Bible College Regional Field Director

Doctor of Theology, Master of Religious Education, Chesapeake Bible College & Seminary, Ridgely, Maryland; Bachelor of Arts, Antioch University, Certificate of Ministry, United Christian College, Certificate in Christian Counseling, Christian Research and Development, Certificate in Mediation, School District of Philadelphia.  Dr. Jones has served as Pastor of Bethel Gospel Tabernacle for nineteen years and is an E.T.A. approved Teacher.  Founder of the Philadelphia Family of Churches and founder of the South Philadelphia Music Workshop.

 

Dr. Carolyn “Bonnie” Aronson, Dean of Pastoral Counseling & Professor of Pastoral Counseling Correspondence Distance Learning Center 

Doctor of Philosophy, Cornerstone University, Lake Charles, Louisiana; Doctor of Christian Counseling, Master of Christian Counseling, Bachelor of Christian Ministry, Chesapeake Bible College & Seminary, Ridgely, Maryland. Board Certified, National Christian Counselors Association, Sarasota, Florida; Board Certified, Group Therapy; Domestic Violence & Family Therapy; Integrated Marriage & Family Therapy; Member of the American Christian Counselors Association, Forest, Virginia; Administrator of Employment & Training, First State Action Agency, Georgetown, Delaware.

 

Dr. Ronald E.  Rafter, Sr.  Dean of Christian Therapeutic Counseling

Doctor of Christian Counseling, Chesapeake Bible College & Seminary, Ridgely, Maryland; Master of Ministry; Master of Christian Counseling; Bachelor of Ministry, Chesapeake Bible College & Seminary, Ridgely, Maryland. Graduate, Biblical Studies. Department Director for State of Maryland. Additional Studies: Logos Bible College, Jacksonville, Florida. Professor of Christian Counseling at the Ridgely, Maryland Learning Center.

 

Dr. Quintin Morales, Distance Learning Center Director & Professor & North Arundel County Distance Learning Center

Doctor of Clinical Pastoral Counseling, Master of Pastoral Counseling, Bachelor of Christian Ministry, Chesapeake Bible College & Seminary, Ridgely, Maryland; Board Certified, National Christian Counselor; Licensed Clinical Christian Counselor, Licensed Clinical Pastoral Counselor; Professional Member of the National Christian Counselors Association, Sarasota, Florida. Associate Pastor of the Maryland Church on the Rock of Glen Burnie, Head Master of Christian Academies in Millersville and Brooklyn Park, Maryland; Deputy Division Chief (retired), National Security Agency, Fort Meade, Maryland.  Additional Studies: University of Maryland (England).

 

Dr. Mary Elizabeth Rogers, Professor in Bible &  North Anne Arundel County Distance Learning Center

Doctor of Religious Education, Chesapeake Bible College & Seminary, Ridgely, Maryland; Master of Liberal Arts, Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, Maryland; Bachelor of Science, (majors in Mathematics, English, History, Drama, Secondary Education), University of Houston, Houston, Texas; Member of Phi Kappa Honor Society, Member of Zeta Phi Eta, National Professional Speech Arts Fraternity, written or contributed to thirteen books; Principal of Old Mill Christian Academy, Millersville, Maryland.

 

Dr. Elaine A. Marshall, Professor in Clinical Pastoral Counseling


North Anne Arundel County Distance Learning Center
Doctor of Clinical Pastoral Counseling, Master of Pastoral Counseling, Chesapeake Bible College & Seminary, Ridgely, Maryland; Bachelor of Arts, Sojourner-Douglass College, Baltimore, Maryland; Associates Degree, Anne Arundel Community College, Arnold, Maryland. Member of the National Christian Counselors Association, Licensed/Certified Pastoral Counselor, Professional Clinical Member and Board Certified in Child & Adolescent Therapy, Integrated Marriage & Family Therapy and Death & Grief Therapy by National Christian Counselors Association, Sarasota, Florida. Served as Chairman and Coordinator for Gospel Fest/Feast at the Religious Life Council, Indian Acres Camping Resort, Thornburg, Virginia. Served as Facilitator of Bereavement Group Therapy at Hospice of Chesapeake AACO, Annapolis, Maryland and presently serving as Facilitator of Bereavement Group Therapy and Pastoral Counselor at Abundant Life Church, Glen Burnie, Maryland. Serves as Advisor for the Religious Life Council at Indian Acres Camping Resort, Thornburg, Virginia.

 

Dr. William Rea, Dean of Worship Ministry

Doctor of Worship Ministry, Master of Ministry, Master of Worship Ministry, Bachelor of Christian Ministry, Chesapeake Bible College & Seminary, Ridgely, MD; Associate of Arts, Certified Electronics Technician, Chesapeake College, Wye Mills, MD. Additional Studies: Anne Arundel Community College, Arnold, MD.

 

Dr. Gloria A. Turner, Professor of Theology
North Anne Arundel County Distance Learning Center
Doctor of Theology, Chesapeake Bible College & Seminary, Ridgely, Maryland; Master of Arts in Religious Studies, Howard University, Washington, D.C.; Master of Divinity, Wesley Theological Seminary, Washington, D.C.; Bachelor of Science, Bowie State University, Bowie, Maryland.

 

Dr. William H. Roberts, Jr., Professor of Theology


North Anne Arundel County Distance Learning Center
Doctor of Philosophy©, Clayton College of Naturopathic Medicine, Birmingham, Alabama; Master of Science, Pacific College of Oriental Medicine, New York, New York; Bachelors of Professional Studies, Pacific College of Oriental Medicine, Manhattan, New York; Associates Degree in Education, Community College of Baltimore, Baltimore, Maryland; Diploma, Baltimore School of Massage (Asian Body Work Therapy), Baltimore, Maryland. Clinical Experience at Pacific College of Oriental Medicine, Manhattan, New York; St. John’s Hospital, Yonkers, New York; Fortune Society, Manhattan, New York; Kamwo Herbal Pharmacy, Manhattan, New York. National Certification in Asian Body Work Therapy and State of Maryland Licensed Acupuncturist.

 

Rev. John Moriarty, Professor of New Testament Greek


Master of Theological Studies (Advanced Standing with Honors), Chesapeake Bible College & Seminary, Ridgely, Maryland; Bachelor of Music, Hartt School of Music, University of Hartford, West Hartford, Connecticut; Former member of United Chaplains State of New York, Bronx, New York; CPE studies, New York Christian Counseling Center and Arthur Kill Correctional Center, Staten Island, New York. Over 15 years of ministry in street evangelism, prison ministry, homeless ministry, eldercare ministry, pastoral and pulpit ministry.

 

Apostle Carroll C. Carter, Professor of Languages
Doctor of Theology, Doctor of Divinity, Master of Divinity, National Theological Seminary College, Baltimore, Maryland; Master of Christian Counseling, Chesapeake Bible College, Ridgely, Maryland; Diploma, Rhema Bible School, Tulsa, Oklahoma. Served in the US Army. Traveled with apostles and ministry teams to minister in Washington, DC; Baltimore, Maryland; Detroit, Michigan and St. Louis, Missouri. Founded churches and bible schools in Ohio, DC, Maryland and North Carolina. Taught conferences, seminars and workshops over the past 40 years. Hosted a daily radio program called “Faith for Today” broadcast through five radio stations and was aired weekly on a local television station. Senior Pastor of Friends of God Worship Center , Director of Friends of God Bible Institute, Warsaw, Virginia, subsidiaries of Carroll & Marilyn Carter Worldwide Ministries.

 

Apostle Aaron B. Claxton, Professor of Biblical Studies


Apostle and Presiding Bishop of Endtime Ministries of Christ International, Inc.
Doctor of Philosophy, Biblical Studies Family Bible University, Baltimore, Maryland; Doctor of Ministry, Family Bible University, Baltimore, Maryland; Master of Arts in Theology, St. Mary’s Seminary and University, Baltimore, Maryland; Bachelor of Arts in Sociology, Morgan State University, Baltimore, Maryland; Bachelor of Theology, Mount Royal College of the Bible. Served as National Youth President, United Churches of Christ Apostolic; served as Bible Instructor and Assistant Administrator at Mount Royal College of the Bible; Founder and Pastor of New Creation Christian Church in Baltimore, Maryland. Preached in sixteen nations, established six churches – one in Nigeria

 

Dr. Frances “Toni” Draper, Dean of Freedom Temple Bible Institute


Doctor of Ministry, United Theological Seminary, Dayton, Ohio; Masters Degree in Education, Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, Maryland; Master of Business Education, University of Baltimore, Maryland; Master of Pastoral Counseling, Loyola College, Baltimore, Maryland; Bachelor of Arts & Spanish, Magna Cum Laud, Morgan State University, Baltimore, Maryland; studied Theology at St. Mary’s Seminary and University, Baltimore, Maryland.

 

Dr. Bethel Chang, Doctor of Religious Education


Doctor of Religious Education, Master of Ministry, Chesapeake Bible College & Seminary, Ridgely, MD; Master of Arts, University of Mississippi; Bachelor of Arts, National Taiwan University with honor; taught as Adjunct Associate Professor at Delaware State University; retired from the State of Delaware as an Information Technology Strategic Consultant to state agencies; founder of Mimosa Ministry, Inc.; authored four books – “Child of Oriental Face” (in Chinese, 1968), “Light Into Dawn-Randy’s Miracle” (in English, 1999), “Light Into Dawn-Randy’s Miracle (in Chinese, 2000), and “A Shining Star on the Earth” (in Chinese, 2002); Executive Director, Producer and Editor for documentary movie, “Waterwheel-The Story of Randy”.

 

Dr. Gary W. Burns, Professor of Bible


Doctor of Divinity, United Christian College, Goldsboro, North Carolina; Master of Sacred Literature, Trinity Theological Seminary, Newburg, Indiana; Bachelor of Arts, Shaw University, Raleigh, North Carolina. Ordained Elder and served twice as Presiding Elder in the African Methodist Episcopal Zion Church, Albany District (New York) and Northern Virginia District. Served as Senior Pastor of congregations in North Carolina, upstate New York and the metropolitan Washington, DC area. Highly sought after lecturer and trainer throughout the United States, the Caribbean, the United Kingdom and part of Africa. Founder of the Lomax Bible Institute and Lighthouse Distance Learning Center for Chesapeake Bible College & Seminary.

 

Dr. Gerald J. Pottier, Jr., Dean of Church Administration


Doctor of Religious Education, Chesapeake Bible College & Seminary, Ridgely, Maryland; Master of Business Administration (MBA), American University, Washington, D.C.; Master of Arts, American University, Washington, D.C.; President and Founder of Consignment Resources Incorporated for 27 years, Member of Who’s Who, Member of The International Executives Guild, Member of Old Crows, Member of USDC, Decorated Vietnam Veteran, United States Marine Corp., Former Franchise Restaurant Manager, General Agent at AILA Insurance Company, General Manager at Management Recruiters International.

Dr. Charles E. Farmer, Professor


Doctor of Urban Ministry (Counseling), Logos Graduate School, Jacksonville, Florida; Doctor of Divinity, American Evangelistic Association, Melbourne, Florida; Master of Arts in Counseling, Howard University, Washington, D.C.; Bachelor of Arts in Sociology, Wilberforce University, Wilberforce, Ohio. Advisor to the Washington, D.C. School Counselor Association; National Certified Counselor, National Board of Certified Counselors; Director and Professor, School of Ministry, Harvest Christian Bible College; Missions in Togo, Tenin, West Africa, Guyana and South America. Author of “The Praying Church Effects the Church Body;” “The History of Elementary School Counseling in Washington D.C. 1961-1971;” and “Practical Tips for Pastors.” Pastor and Co-Founder of the Refuge of Hope Disciple Center. Licensed/Ordained minister, consecrated Bishop, member of the Administrative Board of Elders of the American Evangelistic Association.

 

Dr. Judy Parker-Farmer, Professor


Doctor of Urban Ministry (Counseling), Logos Graduate School, Jacksonville, Florida; Doctor of Divinity, American Evangelistic Association, Melbourne, Florida; Master’s in Public Administration (organization development), American University, Washington, D.C., Paralegal Specialist, George Washington University School of Law, B.A. Political Science/French, Lincoln University, Pennsylvania; Fellowship Award received from the African American Institute, New York, New York; International Governments, University of West Africa, Legon, Ghana. Published Author of “Possessing the Land: an Evangelistic Manual”; “End Time Visitations” (spiritual warfare-2007) and “The Great Physician” award winning short story featured in the Xulon Books publication of “Praise Reports 2007”. Co-Founder and Pastor of Refuge of Hope Disciple Center. Member and Licensed/Ordained Minister of the Administrative Board of Elders of the American Evangelistic Association, Melbourne, Florida.

 

Rev. JoAnne P. King, Refuge of Hope School of Ministry Lecturer


Bachelor of Arts Degree, Howard University, Washington, DC; Master of Theological Studies ©, Chesapeake Bible College, Ridgely, Maryland. Member of the Kappa Delta Pi, Honor Society for Education and Golden Key National Honor Society. Attended the School of Prophetic Ministry, Gateway Ministries, ordained as an Evangelist by Exousia Ministries, Inc., Gaithersburg, MD

 

Dr. Ivan P. Mehosky, Dean of the Messianic Jewish Studies Program


Professor of Messianic Jewish Studies, Doctor of Theological Studies, Master of Theological Studies (Advanced Standing), Chesapeake Bible College & Seminary, Ridgely, Maryland; Master of Education, University of Virginia, Charlottesville, Virginia; Bachelor Science / Physical Education, Fredrick College, Portsmouth, Virginia; secondary school teacher in Virginia for 8 years, 31 years with the Federal Government; Professor, Harford Community College; Professor, Cecil County Community College; authored and published “The Story of a Soldier” in 2001 and again in 2006. Rev. Dr. Ivan Paul James Mehosky is an ordained Anglican priest in the Communion of Anglican Churches in North America.