|T. Michael Christ, B.S., M.Div., Th.M., Ph.D.
Michael Christ has served in a variety of positions before coming to Faith Theological Seminary. He was a pastor in the Washington, D.C. area for six years. Prior to that, he and his family served as missionaries in Central Asia for three years. His goal at Faith is to serve the churches in the area by training future leaders to connect theology to life. Michael has written articles for the Evangelical Quarterly, the 9marks Journal, and the Alliance of Confessing Evangelicals. He earned a B.S. in history at Towson University, a M.Div. from Capital Seminary, a Th.M. Westminster Theological Seminary, and a Ph.D. in Historical Theology from the University of Chester (UK). His dissertation explored Union with Christ in English Theology.
|John L. Lepera, B.S., M.S., M.Div., Th.D.
Dr. Lepera received a B.S. and M.S. majoring in physics from Ball State University, and his M.Div. and Th.D. from Faith Theological Seminary. He is ordained by, and licensed with, the American Presbyterian Church, Inc. (Florida) and International Church of the Foursquare Gospel (California). He teaches courses: Apologetics, Science and the Bible, Ethics, Biblical Interpretation, and Intro to the New Testament. His hope for the students at FTS is that they will learn to actively apply their education to affect the world positively for the Kingdom of God. He has previously served as the Director of Special Initiatives for Lancaster Bible College at the Center for Urban Theological Studies in Philadelphia, PA.
|Jeong Koo Jeon, B.S., M.A.R., M.Div., Ph.D.
Besides a full teaching schedule at FTS, Dr. Jeon also serves as a Teaching Elder in the Korean Capital Presbytery (Presbyterian Church in America). He has had extensive pastoral experience in California, Maryland, and New Jersey, as well as Seminary teaching at Chesapeake Theological Seminary in Maryland, the Bolivia Presbyterian Theological Seminary, and the International Reformed University & Theological Seminary in Los Angeles. He comes to FTS with impressive publications in Biblical and Systematic Theology (Jeong Koo Jeon. "Covenant Theology: John Murray's and Meredith G. Kline's Response to the Historical Development of Federal Theology in Reformed Thought." Lanham, Maryland/Oxford, England: University Press of America, 1999 & 2004; Covenant Theology and Justification by Faith: The Shepherd Controversy and Its Impacts. Eugene, OR: Wipf & Stock Publishing, 2006; Calvin and the Federal Vision: Calvin's Covenant Theology in Light of Contemporary Discussion. Eugene, OR: Wipf & Stock Publishing, 2009; Biblical Theology: Covenants and the Kingdom of God in Redemptive History, in progress.
Jeong completed his Bachelor of Science at Johns Hopkins University, his Master of Arts in Religion and Master of Divinity at Westminster Theological Seminary in California, and his Doctor of Philosophy at Westminster Theological Seminary in Pennsylvania. He has also been a Visiting Fellow at Yale University Divinity School and a Visiting Scholar at Duke University Divinity School.
|Hongkil Lee, B.A., M.Div., STM, Th.M, Ph.D.
Dr. Hongkil Lee obtained B. A. (German Literature) from Yonsei university in Seoul, Korea and earned his M. Div from Hapdong Theological Seminary, Korea. For God's calling to teach and support seminary students and local church pastors, Dr. Lee decided to pursue his Ph. D. in Preaching. He obtained STM (Master of Sacred Theology) in Expository Preaching from Dallas Theological Seminary in Dallas, Texas. Dr. Lee also received his Ph. D. as well as Th. M (Master of Theology) in Preaching at the Southern Baptist Theological Seminary. Dr. Lee's doctoral dissertation "Christ-Saturated Preaching: A Hermeneutical and Homiletical Analysis of Christ-Centered Preaching and Its Implications" pays attention on biblical hermeneutics and preaching Christ from the Bible. He teaches Hermeneutics and Expository Preaching including topical preaching, doctrinal preaching, narrative preaching.
He served several local churches in Korea (Hannuri and Global Mission Church) and here in USA (Dallas Dongboo, Vision&Love, and New Covenant Church). Dr. Lee taught Discipleship Training, Bible Studies including TEE (Theological Education by Extension), Evangelism, Bible Memory, and so on.
Dr. Lee has passion to preach the Gospel to the lost in the world. He led mission teams for Russia for a few years. Above all, he gladly encourages Church members to live as sincere Christians and to glorify God through their lives in the world.
Dr. Lee translated Dennis M. Cahill, The Shape of Preaching: Theory and Practice in Sermon Design (Grand Rapids: Baker, 2007) into Korean in 2010.
Administrative Part-time Faculty
|Stephen T. Hague, B.A, M.A., M.A., M.Div., Ph.D.
Stephen was born in New Bedford, Massachusetts, the home of Melville’s Moby Dick, and the home of his mother’s whaling Mayflower ancestors, the Howlands. Having grown up without the gospel, he praises God that at the age of nineteen he came to know Christ through reading a [borrowed] Gideon’s KJV Bible, hearing the testimony of Christian friends, and through encountering Bach’s Cantata 140, Wachet Auf ("Sleepers Awake"). Stephen has lived, studied, lectured, and taught in Pennsylvania (Biblical Theological Seminary and The John Newton International Center for Christian Studies), North Carolina (Reformed Theological Seminary) the Peoples Republic of China (Jinan University, Shandong Province, Shantou University, Guangdong Province), Oxford ( England), Kiev (The Evangelical Reformed Seminary, Ukraine), Israel (Grace and Truth Training Institute), and South Africa (John Wycliffe Theological College, Johannesburg), Baltimore (New Geneva Theological Seminary Extension). He has completed an M.A. in English Literature, an M.A. in Old Testament, a M.Div., and a Ph.D. in Old Testament Theology. His dissertation was on Pentateuchal theology, focusing on the history of sanctuary theology regarding the presence of God in the Book of Exodus. Stephen considers his best decision in life was proposing to the pianist, Gloria Hansen, who is now his wife and the mother of their three-ring-circus: Julian, Marcus, and Lucas.
|Jerry Harmon, B.A., M.Div., Ph.D.
Dr. Jerry R. Harmon is Senior Pastor of Ellendale Baptist Church, Bartlett, TN just outside of Memphis. He was educated at Mid-America Baptist Theological Seminary (TN) where he received a Master of Divinity and a Ph.D majoring in Hebrew and OT with minors in NT Greek and Theology. Dr. Harmon also did graduate studies in Hebrew at Johns Hopkins University in his hometown, Baltimore, MD. Dr. Harmon once again lives in Baltimore with his wife (Carolyn) and children (Abby, Jeremiah, Josiah, and Annie), and is now pastor of Pastor at Grace Bible Baptist Church in Catonsville, MD. When he is not preaching he enjoys spending time with his family, reading the Puritans, working with the church staff and getting to know the people of Grace Bible Baptist Church.
|Jeong A. Kim, B.A., M.Th., M.R.E., D.R.E., Th.D.
Dr. Kim graduated from Pusan National University in Korea with a degree in molecular biology. However while she was studying in graduate school in Wisconsin, she received her calling to be a minister. From then on she began to pursuit her calling and went back to Korea to study MDiv and then came back again to the states to study MTh, MRE, DRE, and ThD at Faith Theological Seminary. Now she serves as a Dean of Korean Program and teaches systematic theology at Faith Theological Seminary. She is also the founder of Nest Educational Ministries and serves as the executive director.
|Norman J. Manohar, B.Sc., M.Div., S.T.M., Ph.D., D.R.E., D.D., Th.D.
Norman J. Manohar was born in a fifth generation Christian family in the city of Nazareth, Tamil Nadu, India. He graduated from St. John’s High School and earned his Bachelor of Science degree from Madurai University. Then he worked at Maranatha Bible Institute in Madras as a translator from English to Tamil and served as the manager of the Maranatha Printing Press. His first overseas mission started in 1982 when he was asked to join the Logos Ship (Operation Mobilization) as a translator in Sri Lanka. He attended the International Council of Christian Churches Conference in Cape May, New Jersey in 1983. After meeting Dr. Carl McIntire (the founder of ICCC, Faith Theological Seminary and Bible Presbyterian Church), Norman decided he wanted to study at Faith Theological Seminary. After graduating with a Master of Divinity degree in 1986, Norman went back to India to get married to Aruna. He returned to the U.S. with her one month later. He continued to study at Faith Theological Seminary for his Master of Sacred Theology degree, which he earned in 1987.
Norman went on to work at Shelton College in Cape May, New Jersey as Academic Dean and Professor of Systematic Theology and New Testament Greek. In 1993, Norman was called back to Faith Theological Seminary to teach. In 1995, he received his Ph.D. degree from Christian Bible College. In 1996, he became the Vice President and Academic Dean of Faith Theological Seminary. While working at FTS, Norman also earned his Doctor of Religious Education degree in 1997. In 1998, he was honored with a Doctor of Divinity degree and was ordained a minister of the gospel of Jesus Christ. He planted the King of Kings Bible Church that same year, where he served as senior pastor until 2007. In 2008, he earned his Doctor of Theology degree from FTS.
He has traveled extensively on preaching and teaching missions in the United States, Canada, South America, India, Sri Lanka, Singapore, South Korea, and Japan. After Dr. McIntire’s death in 2002, having spent nearly twenty years alongside him under his mentorship as student and co-laborer, Norman was unanimously chosen by the Board of Directors of Faith Theological Seminary, as the President. Since 2002 until the present, Norman has been serving as the President and Professor of Systematic Theology at Faith Theological Seminary. Norman and Aruna are blessed with two sons, John and James.
|Frank Ammerman, B.S., M.B.A, M.A.R.
Is a Project Director at CareFirst BlueCross Blue Shield in Owings Mills, Maryland. There he mentors new project managers, and helps develop and deliver classroom-based training presentations. His undergrad work was at the University of Delaware, and he also has an M.B.A. from the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania, and an M.A.R. from Liberty Baptist Theological Seminary. Mr. Ammerman previously taught at Tulsa University in Tulsa, Oklahoma. He currently teaches Mathematics 1 & 2 at FTS.
|Mark Deckard, B.A., M.A.R., D.Min.
Established and Directs Biblical Counseling Training, originally a training division of Christian Counseling Associates, now independent. He has established the first full-time chaplaincy program at York County prison and juvenile detention home, serving with Good News Jail and Prison Ministry. He received his Doctorate of Ministry from Trinity Theological Seminary in 1991. He is also an Adjunct Professor at Lancaster Bible College and Graduate School (Theology and Counseling).
|Aubry Myers, B.A., M.A.
Aubry Myers is part-time faculty at Faith Theological Seminary, teaching bachelor’s level English and College Skills courses. She holds a B.A. in English from Belhaven University and an M.A. in English from The Bread Loaf School of English at Middlebury College. She has several years of teaching experience and currently serves as the Director of Classical Education at Granite Classical Tutorials in Columbia, MD.
|David Jung-Do Park, B.A., M.Div., Th.M., D.Min.
Dr. David Park’s teaching and studying experiences are so extensive only a few can be mentioned here. Besides Instructor of English Conversation at KATUSA Training School, Eighth U.S. Army Support Command, Pupyung, Korea, Dr. Park has also been Jewish Chaplain's Assistant at Eighth U.S. Army Support Command, Chaplain Center, Seoul, Korea; Secretary for Israeli Ambassador, at Israeli Embassy, Seoul, Korea; Lecturer at Young Nak Women's Seminary, Seoul, Korea, and at Kyung Hee University, Seoul, Korea,(Religion). He has also been Lecturer at the Presbyterian Theological Seminary, Seoul, Korea (Biblical Hebrew, Old Testament Theology), as well as Professor at Chesapeake Theological Seminary, Baltimore, MD, (Biblical Hebrew, Biblical Hermeneutics, Pentateuch, Introduction to the Old Testament Foundation, Expository Preaching, and Mission and Evangelism), and Washington University of Virginia, Neal T. Jones Theological Seminary, Washington D.C. (Biblical Hebrew, Old Testament Theology). David earned his Bachelor of Arts in Philosophy at Soong Sil University, Seoul, Korea, his Master of Divinity at the Presbyterian Theological Seminary, Seoul, Korea, his Master of Theology on Biblical Theology at the Presbyterian Theological Seminary, Seoul, Korea, and his Doctor in Ministry at Austin Presbyterian Theological Seminary, Austin, Texas. Dr. Park has also pastored and worked in Christian outreach ministries for many years in a wide diversity of settings in Korea, Russia, Virginia, Texas, Georgia, New York, and Maryland.
|Kab Seung Son, B.A., B.A., M.Div., Th.M.
Kab Seung Son is a pastor of Philadelphia Korean Presbyterian Church of Washington. He has taught at Faith Theological Seminary since 2015. He holds a B.A. from Chongshin University and the University of Louisville, M. Div. from Chongshin Theological Seminary and Th. M from Biblical Theological Seminary.
|John Arch Van Devender Sr., B.S., M.S., M.T.S., M.Div.
Rev. Van Devender is the founding Pastor of Severn Run Evangelical Presbyterian Church in Millersville, MD. He is a retired US Naval Aviator who earned his B. S. in Physics from the University of Southern Mississippi and his M. S. (Control Systems Engineering) from the Naval Post-Graduate School in Monterrey, Ca. He completed his Masters of Theological Studies and Masters of Divinity at Chesapeake Reformed Theological Seminary (CRTS). His academic teaching credentials were earned as an instructor at CRTS and New Geneva Seminary, teaching: Biblical Greek; Introduction to Hermeutics; Principles of Biblical Interpretation; and the Nature of the Church and Its Ministry. His principle interests are Cultural world views and their formation, Biblical Ethics, Discipleship, Epistemology and Christian Apologetics.
|Chang Hoon An, B.M., M.Div., D.Min.
Chang Hoon An has served as Senior Pastor of Grace Korean Presbyterian Church since 2006. Chang completed a Bachelor of Divinity degree in 1983 at Presbyterian Theological College and Seminary under the General Assembly. Chang received the Master of Divinity in 2002 and the Doctor of Ministry in 2008 at Faith Theological Seminary. Chang served as the president of the Maryland Korean Church Council during 2009 - 2010. Chang has been serving as a President of the Council of Korean Ministers since 2011. Chang has been serving as the Principal Vice President for Sejong Scholarship of America Inc. since 2011.
|Robert J. Anderson Jr., B.B.E., M.Div.
Senior Pastor of Colonial Baptist Church since 1988, there he serves as the spiritual leader and shepherd of the flock. He is a Board member of the Southern Baptist Convention, President of the National African American Fellowship of the Southern Baptist Convention, and Vice President of the Baptist Convention of Maryland and Delaware. His undergraduate studies are from Carver Bible College, and he received his M.Div. from Grace Theological Seminary.
|Michael A. Britton Sr., B.S., M.Div., Th.D.
Is pastor of Towson Bible Church in Towson, Maryland since 1974. He was an instructor at Arlington Bible College for more than thirty-years and has taught at Faith Theological Seminary since 2006.
|Gary A. Byers, B.S., M.C.E., M.A., Ph.D. (Candidate)
Became a believer in first year of college; started Fredericktowne Baptist Church in Frederick, MD during senior year; continued there eighteen years. Received undergraduate (1974) and graduate (1981) degrees from Liberty University; graduate degree (1995) from Baltimore Hebrew University. Administrative Director Khirbet el-Maqatir, Israel (12 years); Assistant Director, Tall el-Hammam Excavation Project in Jordan (11 seasons); Senior Archaeologist at the Shiloh Excavation Project, Israel (2017). Board of Directors, Associates for Biblical Research; Board of Directors, Near East Archaeological Society. Ph.D. Candidate in the College of Archaeology at Trinity Southwest University, Albuquerque, NM (sponsoring institution of the Tall el-Hammam Excavation Project). Dissertation topic: Evolution of a Bronze Age Community: Excavation of the Domestic Quarter in Area A of the Lower Tall at Tall el-Hammam. Completion date: spring 2017. Deputy Director at Helping Up Mission, long-term residential spiritual recovery program for men with drug and alcohol addictions in Baltimore, MD (18 years).
|David E. Gaines Sr., B.A., M.Div.
Pastor Gaines Is the senior pastor of Manna Bible Baptist Church in Baltimore Maryland where he has served for over fifteen-years, and is also Adjunct Professor at Lancaster Bible College. Rev. Gaines received his B.A. from Washington Bible College, his M.Div. from Capital Bible Seminary, and is now a Ph.D. candidate at Lancaster Bible College.
|Gloria L. Hague, B.M., M.A
Studied music at Westminster Choir College, Princeton, New Jersey with a Piano Concentration and finished her Masters of Arts in Old Testament at Biblical Theological Seminary. Some of Gloria’s musical experiences include: Children’s Choir Director of The Talbot Singers, Oxford, England; Pinebrook Junior College Choir; Children's Choral Conductor at Tenth Presbyterian Church; Choral Conductor of Youth & Children's Choir, Elkins Park Presbyterian Church; Post Chapel Adult, Teen and Children’s Choral Conductor, Army War College, Carlisle; Piano Instructor, American Boychoir School, Princeton, and Children's Choral Conductor, Albemarle Music Camp, Princeton. Gloria has taught piano privately since she was twelve years old, and has also taught music and theory at The Dragon School and Lynams Pre-prep School, Oxford; Lectured in Music History, Church Music History, Theory, and Piano at Pinebrook Junior College; and taught English and lectured on music at Shandong Teacher's University, Jinan, China. Married to Stephen Hague and now ministers with him at Aisquith Presbyterian Church as the Director of Music.
|Derek J. Howell, B.S., M.S., J.D.
Is a decorated former Maryland state trooper. Derek spent over ten years with the Maryland State Police in various positions, including working undercover, before leaving to obtain his Juris Doctor, cum laude, from the University of Baltimore School of Law. He earned his Bachelor of Science and Master of Science degrees, both with honors, from the Johns Hopkins University. Derek is an attorney and director of operations for Institute on the Constitution. He has taught courses on the U.S. Constitution in various states across the country. Derek is an Adjunct Professor at Stevenson University where he teaches Comparative Criminal Justice and American Courts & Criminal Justice, and he is an Adjunct Faculty Member of the Community College of Baltimore County where he teaches Criminal Justice & the Constitution and Introduction to Law.
|Sa-Han Jang, B.S., M.S., M.S., Ph.D.
Before coming to Faith Theological Seminary, his interest had mainly been in the study and teaching of physics. He obtained his PhD degree in physics from the University of Delaware in 2007 with the dissertation "An Analytical and Numerical Study of Galton-Watson Branching Processes Relevant to Population Dynamics" which is about a mathematical model applicable to various phenomena in physics, astronomy, and biology. During a relatively short stint at Franklin and Marshall College from 2009 to 2011, Dr. Jang taught physics courses as a visiting Assistant Professor. His interest of study and research for his master's degree in physics at Kwangwoon University in Korea was in plasma physics, laser accelerators physics, chaotic dynamics, and cyclotron autoresonance masers. Dr. Jang is trying to expand and deepen his view of the world from the natural to the divine by learning and teaching at FTS. At his church in Rockville, Maryland, he is simultaneously translating the pastor's sermon into English for the young students he is in charge of and the teachers.
|Chong To Kim, B.A., M.A., M.R.E., D.R.E.
Is Senior Pastor of The Nest Korean Presbyterian Church since 1985. Served as Chairman and Professor of Evangelism at Chong-Shin Theological Seminary from 1993-1996 and Professor of Evangelism at Philadelphia Mission College 1989-1992.
|Joel Kurz, B.A., M.Div. (2019)
Pastor Kurz currently serves as the senior pastor of The Garden Church (as a church planter), in inner city Baltimore, and has been Director of ONE HOPE since 2016. One Hope focuses on resourcing, equipping, and training for urban church ministry. His duties there include oversight, fundraising, curriculum development, and teaching. Church ministry is his passion, so he loves being able to teach at a seminary level, that he might assist in raising up the next generation of pastors and leaders for the local church. Joel has also done counseling and evangelism as Spiritual Director of Open Door, a ministry to men who come from generationally impoverished communities.
|Stanley Long, B.A., M.Div.
Pastor Stan Long currently serves as co-pastor at faith Christian Fellowship in Baltimore City. He is a native of Washington, D.C., and earned a Bachelor of Arts in history at Frostburg State before he came to Baltimore to serve as a campus minister with InterVarsity Christian Fellowship on various local campuses for eleven years. Joining Forest Park Presbyterian Church in 1978, Pastor Long was ordained there as a Ruling Elder, and it was then that he began to consider a vocation in pastoral ministry. After earning a Master of Divinity at Trinity Evangelical Divinity School, he and his family returned to Baltimore, where he was then ordained as a Teaching Elder and was called to serve at Forest Park Presbyterian Church for eight years. Since then, he has served at Faith Christian Fellowship as a member of the pastoral team, preaching and teaching the Word, and overseeing the congregation’s worship and discipleship ministries. Stan is married to Terri (Martin), and by God’s grace they have raised five children and now have two granddaughters.
|John L. Ronning, B.S., M.Div., Ph.D.
Served as lecturer in Old Testament at the John Wycliffe Theological College, North Riding, Gauteng, South Africa. From 1996 to 2004 served in a part time capacity and since 2004 in a full time capacity. Senior Lecturer in Hebrew and Old Testament at the Bible Institute of South Africa, Kalk Bay. Both the John Wycliffe Theological College and the Bible Institute of South Africa are affiliated with the University of the North-West, formerly Potchefstroom University for Christian Higher Education from 1998 - 2004. Hebrew teaching assistant to Al Groves in the year 1988-89, and worked on the morphological coding of the Westminster Hebrew & Aramaic OT database used now in programs such as BibleWorks. Lecturer in Physics at Ursinus College, Collegeville, PA (1978 - 79, 1985 - 1991, and one semester in 1994). Served in the United States Navy as a Nuclear Submarine Officer (1981 - 1985), serving onboard the USS Bluefish (SSN 675) from 1983 - 1985, and earned the Navy Achievement medal, among other awards. Served in the Navy Reserves from 1986 - 1991 as an Intelligence Officer and attained the rank of Lieutenant Commander. I played a very small part in Operation Desert Shield, doing some extended duty in my parent command in Washington. In 2007, was appointed Senior Lecturer Extraordinary at North West University in Potchefstroom, South Africa. This appointment is not a teaching position but rather an appointment to the research unit of the University, such that my research and publications count as output from the University. "Extraordinary" in this context means "adjunct." North West University, Potchefstroom campus, was formerly the Potchefstroom University for Christian Higher Education.
|Kee Ho Sung, B. Commerce, M.Div., Th.M., M.Ph., Ph.D.
is now serving as the President of the Korean Retired Ministerium of the Greater Philadelphia and is the President of Batheay International University in Cambodia.
After Dr. Sung graduated from Seoul National University with a degree in Commerce, was trained at Sungkyul Theological Seminary in Seoul, Korea and earned an equivalent degree of M.Div. He then obtained a Th.M. degree from Faith Theological Seminary in 1977, and in 1990 received a Ph.D. degree in Systematic Theology from the Graduate School of Drew University (NJ).
Dr. Sung served as the President of SungKyul University, Korea, for 12 years. He served as the senior pastor of local churches, both in the United States and Korea, for approximately 15 years. He also served as the President of The Korea Evangelical Theological Society.
With the teaching experience of more than forty years, Dr. Sung retired from SungKyul University with national recognition. He was awarded Blue Stripes (1st Honor Grade) Order of Service Merit for Distinguished Educator by the Korean Government in 2006.
Dr. Sung has published many books beginning with The Illustrated Systematic Theology, which became a best seller, as well as many articles and theses.
|Terry Turbin, Certificate, M.B.L.
Reverend Terry Turbin Sr. is the Senior Pastor of Sonshine Fellowship Church in Baltimore Md., a church he has planted. Terry attended Calvary Institute of Biblical Studies, was the Visitation Pastor of Calvary Baptist Church for three years, and was ordained as a ruling elder in the PCA for ten years (serving at Inverness Presbyterian Church). Terry has earned the Certificate of Biblical Studies at New Geneva Theological Seminary, as well as the Master of Biblical Literature at Faith Theological Seminary. He is a Certified Clinic Teacher for Evangelism Explosion, and has taught evangelism in India, St. Marten, and various cities in the USA. He has been married to Debra for forty years, and they have three children, Jonald, T.J., and Jeremy, and now also three grandchildren.