Instructors

FACULTY

Instructor: Matthew “Matt” Amos
Campuses: Marietta.
Courses Taught: Hermeneutics, Between the Testaments, Introduction to the Old Testament, Introduction to the New Testament, The Godhead, Romans, Hebrews, 1-2 Timothy & Titus, Revelation, Proverbs and Ecclesiastes, Job, Obadiah, Jonah, & Micah.
Education: 1980-1984 - David Lipscomb University, BS Psychology; 1984-1987 - Middle Tennessee State University, MA - Human Relations/Industrial Organizational Psychology; 1987-1989 - Memphis School of Preaching, Diploma.
Experience: 1989-2000- Full time Local Work Ministry/Preaching; Chaplain Collierville Tennessee Police Dept.; 2000-2011- Headmaster, Knoxville Christian School (PreK-12); 2011-Present- Minister Woodstock Church of Christ, 2012-Present - Instructor Georgia School of Preaching & Biblical Studies.

Instructor: Jody Apple
Campuses: Ellijay, Buford.
Courses Taught: Church History 1, Isaiah, Between The Testaments.
Education: Freed-Hardeman University - 1978 (BA - Bible); Graduate School, Tennessee Bible College - 1982 (MA - Christian Doctrine and Apologetics).
Experience: 2018-present (adjunct instructor, GSOP); 2009-2019 (instructor, academic dean, adjunct instructor, Southeast Institute of Biblical Studies); 2013-2019 (speaker, director, International Gospel Hour); 2018-present (evangelist, Dahlonega Church of Christ, Dahlonega, GA); 1984-2009 (evangelist, Media Church of Christ, Media, PA); 2001-2009 (instructor/director, Internet School of Biblical Studies, Video Bible Institute); 1980-1983 (evangelist, Rome Church of Christ, Lebanon, TN); 1979-1980 (evangelist, Swallows Chapel Church of Christ, Rickman, TN); 1978-1979 (evangelist, Park Gardens Church of Christ, Rio Piedras, PR); 1978-1979 (instructor, Caribbean Christian College, Rio Piedras, PR); Additional: Bear Valley Bible Institute (adjunct instructor, Pikeville extension, Pikeville Church of Christ, Pikeville, KY); 1995-present (administrator, TheBible.net)

Instructor: Jeremy Barton
Campuses: Adairsville.
Courses Taught: Ephesians-Philippians.
Education: 1993 - Kennesaw State University, BA-International Affairs; 2017 - Freed-Hardeman University, MA - New Testament.
Experience:2005-Present - Short-TermMissions, Iceland, Jamaica, Philippines (ACU); 2009-Present - Part-Time Ministry/Preaching; 2012-2019 - Campus Director, Georgia School of Preaching & Biblical Studies.

Instructor: Robert “Bob” Burt
Campuses: Ellijay, Marietta, Adairsville.
Courses Taught: Ezekiel/Daniel, 2 Corinthians, Christian Evidences, Between the Testaments, Ministry in a Small Church, History of Israel - Part 1 (Joshua-1 Samuel),  Bible Archaeology/Geography, Revelation.
Education: Alabama Christian College – 1971-73, AA; David Lipscomb College – 1974-76, BA, Psychology; Alabama Christian School of Religion, 1974, 1976, MS, Religious Education;  Pennsylvania State University, 1989 - Continuing Education - Grief Counseling the Terminally Ill.
Experience: 1978-85 – Part-Time Preaching/Teaching; 1985-Present; Full-Time Preaching/Ministry; 1999-Present – Instructor, Georgia School of Preaching & Biblical Studies; 1999 & 2001 – Short-Term Foreign Missions - Instructor - Nepal and India

Instructor: Dr. LaGary Carter
Campuses: Dasher, Moultrie.
Courses Taught: Genesis, Gospel of John, I & II Corinthians, Problems Facing the Church, Church History I, and The New Testament Church in the Modern World.
Education: David Lipscomb University, 1984-1988; BS Wellness & Fitness, Minor- Psychology & Distributive Science; University of Southern Mississippi, 1989-1990; MS Exercise Science; Middle Tennessee State University, 1991-1993; Doctor of Arts in Physical Education/Exercise Science; Valdosta State University, 2005-2006; BS Nursing; Valdosta State University, 2012-2013; MS Nursing.
Experience: 2013 - Present, Instructor, Georgia School of Preaching & Biblical Studies; 2010 – Present, Bible Class Teacher, Dasher Church of Christ, Valdosta, GA; 1997 – 2010, Deacon/Bible Class Teacher, Forrest Park Church of Christ, Valdosta, GA; 1997 – Present, Guest Preaching, Lectureships/Gospel Meetings.

Instructor: Jeff Clark
Campuses: Munford, AL
Courses Taught: Life of Christ
Education: 1978-1981 - Freed-Hardeman University; 1994 - Southern Christian University, BA; 1994-1996 - Southern Christian University, MS.
Experience:2018-Present - Substance Abuse Counselor, MedMark, Oxford, AL; 1986-Present Full-Time Ministry / Local Church Work - Jamestown, TN, Columbiana, AL, Munford, AL, Waco, GA; 1997-2011 - Pastoral Counseling; 2004-2011 - Instructor/Psychology, Central Alabama Community College; 2011-2015 - Hospice Chaplain / Bereavement Counselor, SouthernCare - Alexander City, AL.

Instructor: Shane Clark
Campuses: Munford, AL.
Courses Taught: Romans, Hebrews
Education: 2002-2004 - Georgia School of Preaching and Biblical Studies, Preaching Certificate; 2006-2008 - Central Alabama Community College, Registered Nursing Degree.
Experience: 2002–Present - Preaching/Ministry, Alabama; 2014–Present - Elder - Munford church of Christ, Munford, AL; 2015–Present – Instructor, Georgia School of Preaching & Biblical Studies.

Instructor: David Decker
Campuses: Marietta, Ellijay, Adairsville, Avondale, Villa Rica, Fayetteville, Warner Robins, Dasher, Munford, Moultrie, Online.
Courses Taught: Leadership in the Local Church, Gospel of John, Hebrews, World Religions, Between the Testaments, Daniel, Hermeneutics, Introduction to Greek I, Church History I, Preparation & Delivery of Sermons I, Genesis.
Education: Georgia State University - 1973-78, AA - Communication; Freed-Hardeman University - 1978-81, BA Double Major - Communication/Bible; Harding Graduate School of Religion - 1981-83, MAR - Ministry.
Experience: 1999-Present, Instructor, Georgia School of Preaching & Biblical Studies; 2005- Present, Director, Georgia School of Preaching & Biblical Studies; 1980-Present - Preaching/Local Church Ministry, Tennessee/Georgia; 1997-2007 - Military Chaplaincy, Marine Corps League, Detachment #647; 1988-2012 - Foreign Missions Travel/Preaching, Forest Park church of Christ, Forest Park, GA.

Instructor: Michael David “Dave” Domingue
Campuses: Warner Robins, Villa Rica,Dasher, Moultrie, and Buford.
Courses Taught: B101 - Intro & History of the English Bible; B106 - Genesis; B115 - Job; B131 - Life of Christ; B132 - Synoptic Gospels; B134 - Gospel of Mark; B136 - Gospel of John; B137 - Acts of the Apostles; B138 - Romans & Galatians; B145 - Epistles of John; B146 - Revelation; B147 - Eschatology; P102 - Elementary Hebrew & Greek for Ministry; P117 - Elementary NT Greek I; P118 - Elementary NT Greek II; P119 - Readings from the Greek NT; L105 - Church Conflict & Leadership.
Education: B.S. Business Administration, Columbia College – Feb 91; M.S. Executive Management of Technology, GA Institute of Technology – Dec 00; Preaching Certificate, Georgia School of Preaching – Dec 10; M.A. New Testament, Freed-Hardeman University – Dec 14; Master of Divinity, Freed-Hardeman University – Dec 17; Ph.D. Bible, New Testament, Amridge University – Dec 21 scheduled.
Experience: Served six-years in the USMC (75-81) before working various defense related jobs concluding in Program Management and Business Development (81-03). Owned and operated Advanced Core Consulting, Inc (03-16, sold), an engineering and logistic corporation with 130 employees; Owned and managed Advanced Core Technologies LLC (08-19, closed), a logistics software development company. Owned Doulos Productions LLC (08-13, closed), a video production studio. Currently serving as an elder at the Warner Robins church of Christ in Warner Robins, GA (WRCOC).  Responsible since 2013 as the Director of the Mid GA GSOP & Biblical Studies Campus at WRCOC. Presently serving as the Director of the newly created full-time preaching school, Georgia School of Theology (GST).  Completing final Ph.D. course work and scheduled to complete proposed dissertation, “Jewish Apocalyptic Interpretation of the Temporal Characteristics in Revelation” in Dec 21.

Instructor: Dr. Bobby D. Gayton.
Campuses: Marietta, Buford, Fayetteville, Online.
Courses Taught: Evangelism, Acts, Biblical Archaeology Geography of Bible Lands, The World Of the New Testament, Church History 1 & 2, Ezekiel, Godhead, Introduction to the New Testament, Prison Epistles 2 Colossians & Philemon.
Education: Columbus Technical College (1969 Data Processing), LaSalle University (1971-1972 Accounting), Memphis School of Preaching (1973-75), Amridge University (BA & MA Bible), Troy University (MS Counseling And Psychology);Studied Family Counseling at Columbia Theological Seminary (1988-89), received his Doctorate in Theology from Bethany Divinity College & Seminary (1998) and attended Grief Recovery Institute (Certified Grief Recovery Specialist 2015).
Experience: Preaching/Local Church Minister, Arkansas, Alabama, Georgia – 1973-Present. Avondale Bible School 1988-1990; Georgia School of Preaching & Biblical Studies – 2017-Present. Mission trip to Riga Lavia 1994. Veterans Service Officer for the State of Georgia Veterans Service, American Legion Post 42, Veterans of Foreign Wars of Bartow Country, and Vietnam Veterans of Bartow County. Chaplain for the Veterans of Foreign Wars of Bartow County and Vietnam Veterans of Bartow County.

Instructor: Cliff Goodwin
Campuses: Munford, AL.
Courses Taught: Colossians-Philemon; Numbers; Kings-Chronicles
Education: Memphis School of Preaching, 1993-1995, Diploma; Faulkner University, 1995-1997, BA - Biblical Studies
Experience: 2017-Present, Instructor, Georgia School of Preaching & Biblical Studies; 2012-Present, Television Host for Preaching The Gospel; 1996-Present, Preaching/Ministry; 2002-2011, Television Host for Thy Word is Truth and Searching The Scriptures; 1995-1996, Preaching/Youth Ministry.

Instructor: John Gross
Campuses: Villa Rica, Marietta, Fayetteville, Avondale.
Courses Taught: Genesis; Jeremiah; Introduction to the Old Testament; Matthew; Luke.
Education: Columbia Theological Seminary - Master of Divinity; Alabama Christian School of Religion - Master of Arts in Theology; Abilene Christian College - BA - Bible; Emory University - Clinical Pastoral Education - 5 Units.
Experience: 1975-1991, 2003-Present - Full-Time Church Work / Ministry; 2007-2010 - Chaplain, Silver Leaf Hospice; 1991-2003 - Clinical Chaplain, St. Joseph’s Hospital, Atlanta, GA.
Certifications: Board Certified Chaplain - Association of Professional Chaplains. 

Instructor: Ronnie Hayes
Campuses: Villa Rica.
Courses Taught: 1-2 Peter
Education: Memphis School of Preaching - 1976-78 - Diploma; Alabama Christian School of Religion - 1984-1986 - BA; Freed-Hardeman University - Masters of Ministry -1996-1998.
Experience: 1978-Present -Preaching and Ministry; Georgia School of Preaching - Instructor - 2017; South Pacific Island Bible College - Instructor - 2017-Present.

Instructor: Dr. Westley Hazel
Campuses: Dasher.
Courses Taught: Job.
Education: Freed-Hardeman University - 1999, BA in Biblical Studies; 2002, Master of Ministry; 2012, Master of Divinity - Southern Baptist Theological Seminary - 2016, D.Min in Biblical Spirituality.
Experience: 1999-Present - Preaching/Local Church Ministry in Illinois, Tennessee, Kentucky, and Georgia.

Instructor: Roger Leonard
Campuses: Dasher.
Courses Taught: 1 & 2 Timothy and Titus.
Education: David Lipscomb University - 1988 - BA in Speech Communication w/minor in Bible; Nashville School of Preaching - 1990-1992.
Experience: 2019-present, field and online instructor, Jamaica School of Preaching. 2019-present. Instructor, Georgia School of Preaching and Biblical Studies. 1982-present, Preaching/Local Church Ministry in Tennessee, Kentucky, Tennessee, Georgia. Assistant to Kirk Brothers in Future Ministers' camps in Columbia and the Dominican Republic. Instructor in the Bible School of the Americas, Panama, and Columbia, 2009-2010. Missions staff and deacon for Forrest Park church of Christ, Valdosta, GA as campaign coordinator/fundraiser, 1994-2011. 

Instructor: David L. Nelson
Campuses: Dasher.
Courses Taught: Ezekiel; The Minor Prophets; The Prison Epistles; 1 & 2 Peter; Introduction to the NT; Introduction to the OT; Christian Evidences; Church History 2; Bible Geography; Basic Counseling.
Education: Freed Hardeman University- 1980-1982, BA in Bible, graduate hours from HGSR, 1982-1985.
Experience: 1981-present, Preaching/Local Church Ministry, Tennessee/Georgia; 1990-Present, Bible Chairman and Teacher, Georgia Christian School, Dasher GA; 1991-preent Chaplain, South Georgia Medical Center, Valdosta, GA;  Instructor, 2008-Present, Georgia School of Preaching and Biblical Studies, Dasher Campus.

Instructor: David “Dave” A. Rogers
Campuses: Warner Robins, Fayetteville, Marietta.
Courses Taught: 2 Corinthians, Acts of the Apostles, Epistles of John and Jude, Ezekiel, Hermeneutics, Homiletics I (Preparation and Delivery of Sermons I), Homiletics II (Preparation and Delivery of Sermons II), Introduction to Research and Composition, Jeremiah and Lamentations, Problems Facing the Church, Revelation.
Education: Austin Community College, 1978-1979; Southwest School of Bible Studies – 1980 Graduate; Southwest Texas State University, 1980-1981, 1983; Southwest School of Bible Studies -Graduate Program, 1985-1986; Victoria College, 2005-2010.
Experience: 1978 – Present - Preaching/Ministry; 1995 – Instructor, Mangum School of Biblical Studies, Mangum, OK.; 2016 – Present - Instructor, Georgia School of Preaching & Biblical Studies; 1996 - 1999 - Co-chair/President, Lawton Christian Home Educators Association; 2001 - 2002 - Vice-President/Acting President, Crossroads Home-Educated Children.

Instructor: Philip “Phil” Sanders
Campuses: Marietta, Warner Robins, Moultrie
Courses Taught: Hermeneutics, Gospel of John, Revelation, Eschatology, Bibliology (Short Course), The Godhead, Biblical Doctrine of Salvation (Short Course), Eschatology.
Education: Oklahoma Christian College, BA Bible, Minor Biblical Languages, 1970-1974; Harding Graduate School of Religion, MAR, Christian Doctrine and Apologetics, 1979-1983.
Experience: 1971-1973 - Youth Ministry; 1974-2009 - Pulpit Ministry; 2009-Present, Television Ministry - “In Search of the Lord’s Way”; 1998-2008 - Instructor, Nashville School of Preaching; 2005-2011 - Instructor, Amridge University; 2013-Present - Adjunct Instructor, Georgia School of Preaching & Biblical Studies.

Instructor: Daniel Stearsman
Campuses: Warner Robins
Courses Taught: L-101 Christian Ethics.
Education (Ministry & Secular): Doctor of Pharmacy from the University of Florida (2000), a BA in Bible Studies from Southern Christian/ Amridge (2005), an MA in Bioethics and Medical Humanities from the Univ. of S. FL. (2009), and a Master of Biblical Studies from Bear Valley (2018).
Experience (Ministry & Secular): Retail and Long Term Care Pharmacist from 2000-2019. Taught courses in Clinical Ethics in the USF college of Medicine, Biblical and Biomedical ethics at the Bear Valley Bible Institute, and Acts, Biblical and Biomedical Ethics, Topical Studies, and Christian Evidences at the FL School of Preaching. Served as a deacon at the Orange Street church of christ.  Preached at Southside in Zephyrhills, FL, Okeechobee church, and now Warner Robins.  Several mission trips to Ghana, West Africa.

Instructor: Tommy Tidwell
Campuses: Marietta, Villa Rica.
Courses Taught: Hermeneutics, Life of Christ, Synoptic Gospels, Greek 1 and 2, Acts, 1 John – Jude, 1 Timothy – Titus, Between the Testaments,Exodus, Leviticus, Deuteronomy, Isaiah, Jeremiah and Lamentations, Hebrew History 1-3, James – 1 Peter, World Religions, Wisdom Literature, Prison Epistles – Ephesians, Colossians, Philippians and Philemon.
Education: University of North Alabama - 1978-1979; International Bible College - 1978-1980, AA; Magnolia Bible College - 1980-1983, BA; Heritage Christian University - 2005 - 2007, MA.
Experience: 1981- Present -Full-time Ministry / Church Work / Eldership: Mississippi, Alabama and Georgia; 1999-Present, Instructor, Georgia School of Preaching & Biblical Studies; 2007 - Present, Campus Director / Villa Rica & Marietta, Georgia School of Preaching & Biblical Studies.

Instructor: Dan Winkler
Campuses: Marietta, Ellijay, Warner Robins, Fayetteville.
Courses Taught: James, Life of Christ, Acts, Short Courses: Grace, Demonology.
Education: 1971-1973 - Oklahoma Christian College, BA, Major in Bible, Minors in Greek and Speech; 1983-1988 - David Lipscomb College, MAR in New Testament Studies.
Experience: 1969- 2017 - Preaching, Ministry, Local Church Work; Retired from full-time church work w/ Huntingdon church of Christ, Huntingdon, TN; 2014-Present - Instructor, Georgia School of Preaching & Biblical Studies; 2005-2017 - Adjunct Instructor for Freed Hardeman University.

Instructor: Leonard Robert “Bobby” Wood.
Campuses: Marietta, Avondale, Fayetteville, Moultrie.
Courses Taught: Book of Genesis; Personal Evangelism, Book of 1 Corinthians, Life of Christ, Book of Matthew, Book of Exodus, Books of 1& 2 Timothy, and Titus, Scheme of Redemption, Hermeneutics.
Education: Memphis School of Preaching; Jefferson State Jr. College; Alabama Christian School Of Religion - MA; Southern Christian University/Amridge- MDiv.
Experience: Churches: Steens Church of Christ in Steens, MS (1975-1976, Associate); Olive Branch Church of Christ in Olive Branch, MS (1976-1979); Abbeville Church of Christ in Abbeville, AL (1979-1982); Sandusky Church of Christ in Birmingham, AL (1982-1990); Conyers Church of Christ in Conyers, GA (1990- 2008); Lake Oconee Church of Christ, Greensboro,GA  (2008-12); Church of Christ at Madison in Madison, GA (2013-2017); Monroe Church of Christ, Monroe, GA (2017 – present).

ADJUNCT FACULTY

Instructor: Dr. Doug Burleson
Campuses: Adairsville
Courses Taught: 1-2 Timothy
Education: 1995-1999 - Freed-Hardeman University, BA - Bible; 1999-2001 - Freed-Hardeman University, MA; 2001-2003 - David Lipscomb University, MDiv; 2007 - New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary, MTh.; 2012 - New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary, PhD in New Testament & Greek.
Experience: Associate Professor in Bible at Freed-Hardeman University; Director of the Annual F-HU Bible Lectureship. He is a graduate of Freed-Hardeman (‘99) and has Master’s degrees from Freed-Hardeman (‘01), Lipscomb (‘03), and From June 2004 until June 2010 Doug preached for the Goodwood Blvd. Church of Christ in Baton Rouge, LA and then preached at the Scotts Hill Church of Christ in Scotts Hill, TN from July 2010 until July 2016. Doug began serving as one of the preachers at the Estes Church of Christ in Henderson, TN in August 2016.

Instructor: Dr. Ed Gallagher
Campuses: Adairsville.
Courses Taught: Genesis.
Education: 2010 -Ph.D., History of Biblical Interpretation, Hebrew Union; 2007 - M.Phil. Hebraic and Congnate Language, Hebrew Union; 2002 - M.A. NT, Freed-Hardeman University; 2001 - B.A. Biblical Studies, Freed-Hardeman University.
Experience: Associate professor - Heritage Christian University in Florence, AL; Academic Focus: Hebrew Bible and its reception among the ancient Jews and Christians. Instructor - undergraduate and graduate courses in Greek, Hebrew, and OT; Supervision of academic program at Asian Christian University, Philippines; AssociateMinister - Sherrod Ave. church of Christ, Florence, AL.

Instructor: Rick Lawson
Campuses: Adairsville.
Courses Taught: Acts, 1 Corinthians, co-taught Ephesians and Philippians (with Jeremy Barton)
Education: 1997-1999 - Memphis School of Preaching, Diploma; Also attended third-year (graduate level) MSOP classes.
Experience (Preaching, Ministry, Youth Ministry, Mission Trips, etc.):  Began preaching 1993, full time in 1999 at Yorkville, TN. 2000-2008 Gardner church of Christ, Martin, TN; 2008-2013 Sunset church of Christ, Nashville, AR; 2013-present Adairsville church of Christ. Mission work in Thailand, 2001; Dubuque, Iowa 2010; upcoming trip planned to Philippines, Summer 2020. Former president of MSOP Alumni Association, Television programs for Gospel Broadcasting Network (A Bible Answer, The Way, Bible Questions and Answers); One of six men to preach at "Campaign: Capitol Hill" at the Lincoln Memorial in Washington D.C. in August 2014.

Instructor: Dr. Dale W. Manor
Campuses: Adairsville.
Courses Taught: Biblical Archaeology / Geography of Bible Lands
Education: University of Arizona.
Experience: Professor of Archaeology and Bible at Harding University in Searcy, AK; 2000-Present - Field Director of the Tel Beth-Shemesh Excavation Project, Israel; 1988-1989 - Kress Fellow at the Albright Institute for Archaeological Research in Jerusalem; Assistant to the Editor of the Anchor Bible Dictionary in which he has several articles. He is also published in the Oxford Encyclopedia of Archaeology in the Near East, the Eerdmans Dictionary of the Bible and the New Interpreters Dictionary of the Bible.Furthermore, he organizes and chairs the annual section on “Hebrew Bible, History and Archaeology” for the meetings of the American Schools of Oriental Research; Harding University Faculty - Archaeology, Old Testament, Ministry, Syro-Palestinian Archaeology, and Hebrew History.