Faculty

Administrative Staff

Administration

Jolene Crouch

Administrative Assistant, PhD Program

Molly Floyd

Director, Online Learning

Carl Heath

Director, Information Technology

Debra Holder

Bursar and Director, Business Affairs

Michelle Martin

Director, Admissions

Scott Shiffer

Student Advisory Council

Jill Varnell

Coordinator, Development

Adele Vermillion

Administrative Assistant

Academic Leadership

President and Senior Fellows

Gene Wilkes

Gene Wilkes, President

Professor of New Testament and Leadership

 

Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary (PhD, MDIV); Baylor University (BA).

Dr. Wilkes was elected president of B.H. Carroll in 2013. Prior to that, he served as the pastor of Legacy Church in Plano, Texas, for 26 years. He is the author of numerous books on leadership, including Jesus on Leadership: Timeless Wisdom on Service Leadership (Tyndale).

Scott Floyd

Scott Floyd, Senior Fellow

Professor of Psychology and Counseling
Director, Master of Arts in Counseling

 

Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary (PhD, MAMFC); Oklahoma Baptist University (BA).

Dr. Floyd has served as a professor at Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary, Canadian Southern Baptist Seminary, and Howard Payne University. Dr. Floyd is a Licensed Professional Counselor (Approved Supervisor) and Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist. He is the author of Crisis Counseling: A Guide for Pastors and Professionals (Kregel). He also leads the counseling ministry of Gambrell Street Baptist Church.

Stan Moore

Stan Moore, Founding Senior Fellow

Professor of Church Music and Worship

 

Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary (DMA, MCM, MM, Conducting); University of New Mexico (BME).

Dr. Moore previously taught at Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary, where was chair of the Music Ministry Department and acting dean of the School of Church Music. While serving as a missionary to Brazil from 1978-87, Dr. Moore served as a professor at South Brazil Baptist Theological Seminary and director of the seminary’s School of Sacred Music. He also served as music minister to churches in Arkansas, Texas, Louisiana and New Mexico. Dr. Moore has completed additional study in music and conducting at Escola de Português e Orientação (Campinas, Brazil), Regent’s Park College (Oxford University), St. John’s College (Nottingham, England), and conferences under George Barna and Dr. Robert Webber. He is the co-founder of the Global Consultation on Music and Missions (GCoMM). He currently serves as Catalyst at Large for the LausanneARTS Network.

Carroll Fellows

Karen Bullock

Karen Bullock

Distinguished Professor of Christian Heritage
Director, PhD Program

 

Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary (PhD, MDIV); University of North Texas (BS).

Prior to her service at Carroll, Dr. Bullock taught Church History and was director of the PhD program and associate dean at Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary. She directed the PhD in Leadership Studies program at Dallas Baptist University and has taught in seminaries and Baptist universities in the US, Uganda, and Canada. Dr. Bullock is deeply involved with the Baptist World Alliance, where she served as chair of the Heritage and Identity and Religious Freedom commissions. She is a sought-after speaker and also the archivist of Buckner Baptist Benevolences.

Joseph Cathey

Joseph Cathey

Associate Professor of Biblical Languages and Literature

 

Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary (PhD, MDIV); B.H. Carroll Theological Institute (PhD, in progress); Ouachita Baptist University (BA).

Prior to his service at B.H. Carroll, Dr. Cathey taught Old Testament, biblical languages and archaeology at Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary. He has also taught at Dallas Baptist University and was guest professor at the International Theological Seminary in Tanzania, Africa. He has also studied archaeology at the University of Leicester in England.

Adlín Cotto

Adlín Cotto

Associate Professor of Christian Education
Director, Master’s Degree Programs

 

Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary (PhD, MACE); University of Puerto Rico, Mayagüez (BS).

Dr. Cotto has coordinated the Cuba program for Carroll since 2009, and has been working with Tarrant Baptist Association in the area of Hispanic Leadership Training. She administered the Seminary Extension program for Hispanic pastors and lay leaders for more than 15 years. She serves as a volunteer children’s and preschool minister.

Don Day

Don Day

Lecturer, Philosophy of Religion
Director, Library and Information Services

 

B.H. Carroll Theological Institute (PhD, in progress); Midwestern Baptist Theological Seminary (MDIV); Boston College (MA); Simmons College (MS); Ohio University (BA).

Don Day served previously as an adjunct instructor in philosophy and ethics and as instructional librarian at the Ohio University Zanesville campus. Mr. Day teaches children’s and adult Sunday School at Market Street Baptist Church in Zanesville.

Gregory Tomlin

Gregory Tomlin

Associate Professor of Christian Heritage
Director, Ministry Certificate Program

 

Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary (PhD, MA); University of Arkansas at Little Rock (BA).

Dr. Tomlin oversees the Faith & Heritage Cluster at B.H. Carroll. He previously served as one of the founding administrators of the University of North Texas at Dallas and as associate professor in the Rawlings School of Divinity at Liberty University. Dr. Tomlin has also studied at Baylor University and at Boston University’s Institute on Culture, Religion, and World Affairs. He has published more than 100 opinion editorials and 1,000 news stories on religion and public affairs.

Shannon Wolf

Shannon Wolf

Professor of Psychology and Counseling

 

Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary (PhD, MAMFC); Athens University (BA).

Dr. Wolf is a Licensed Professor Counselor (Approved Supervisor) and a Board Certified Professional Christian Counselor. In addition to her work at Carroll, she serves as director of the Southcliff Christian Counseling Center. She works with a wide range of client concerns, including various types of trauma, depression, anxiety, marriage and family concerns, and sex trafficking. She and her husband are formerly international missionaries in Eastern Europe.

Distinguished Fellows

Bruce Corley

Former President, Founding Senior Fellow
New Testament

 

Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary (ThD, MDIV); Northeastern State University, Talequah, Okla. (BS).

Dr. Corley, though now retired, serves as chancellor on the Board of Governors. Noted for his work in the New Testament, especially the Pauline epistles, Dr. Corley is widely respected by his peers in New Testament studies. His career spanned decades of teaching at Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary and George W. Truett Theological Seminary of Baylor University. He has held offices in the Society of Biblical Literature, Institute for Biblical Research, and National Association of Baptist Professors of Religion. Dr. Corley also studied at Spurgeon’s College in London and at the University of Cambridge. He has lectured internationally and has authored twenty-five books.

 

William Fisher

German and French

 

Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary (PhD, MDIV); Houston Baptist University (BA).

 

Margaret Lawson

Doctoral Supervisor
Principles of Teaching

 

Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary (PhD, MARE); Baptist Theological College, Johannesburg, South Africa (ThB).

 

Bruce Muskrat

Church Music and Missions

 

Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary (DMA, MM); Baylor University (BM).

Dr. Muskrat, formerly the director of business affairs and bursar for B.H. Carroll, was both a professor of church music and missionary with the International Mission Board to Argentina. He also studied at the Instituto de la Lengua Española in San José, Costa Rica.

 

Ebbie Smith

Ethics

 

Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary (PhD); Fuller Theological Seminary (MA); University of North Texas (MA); Hardin-Simmons University (BA).

Prior to his work with B.H. Carroll, Dr. Smith was a missionary with the International Mission Board in Southeast Asia and a professor at Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary. He also served at Baptis Seminari Di Indonesia, Baptist Seminary in Indonesia and was founder and director of Sekola Alkitab Baptis Se Djwa Timur, Baptist Bible School of East Java.

 

William A. “Budd” Smith

Founding Senior Fellow
Education, Psychology and Family Counseling

 

Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary (PhD, MA); Georgetown College, Kentucky (BA).

Dr. Smith is a member of the National Association for Professors of Christian Education, Baptist Religious Education Association of the Southwest, Association for Supervision and Development of Curriculum, National Association for Children with Learning Disabilities, and the Juvenile Diabetes Association. Before helping to establish B.H. Carroll, Dr. Smith was a professor at Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary, where he directed the Oxford Study Program.

 

Jim Spivey

Founding Senior Fellow
Christian Heritage

 

University of Oxford (DPhil); Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary (MDIV); Auburn University (BA); U.S. Army Command and General Staff College; U.S. Army War College.

Prior to his appointment to the Carroll Institute, Dr. Spivey taught at Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary and was dean of the seminary’s Houston campus. He has pastored churches in Brackley, Northamptonshire, England, and Texas. He is currently the pastor of Gambrell Street Baptist Church in Fort Worth. Dr. Spivey achieved the rank of brigadier general in the U.S. Army Reserves and was deployed to numerous theatres. He was assistant chief of chaplains at the Pentagon and deputy director of the Pentagon’s Family Assistance Center in the wake of the September 11, 2001, terror attacks. He retired from the Army, highly decorated, in 2003. He has served on the boards of numerous service organizations and taught in England, Romania, Russia, and Turkey.

 

Larry Standridge

Advanced Statistics

 

Ohio State University (PhD); Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary (MRE); Baylor University (BA).

Dr. Standridge is professor of Research and Education at Oxford Graduate School in Dayton, Tenn. He previously taught for Mid-Continent Baptist College, served as vice president and dean of continuing education at Sterling College, and was dean of continuing education at the University of Tennessee, Martin.

 

David Strawn

Education and Administration

 

Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary (PhD, MRE); Howard Payne University (BA).

Dr. Strawn also studied at Regents Park College in Oxford and Regent College in Vancouver, British Columbia.

 

Robert Williams

Doctoral Supervisor
New Testament and Historical Theology

 

University of Chicago (PhD, MA); Rice University (BA).

Prior to his work with B.H. Carroll, Dr. Williams taught biblical theology at Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary, and was the Patrick Henry Post-Doctoral Research Fellow in the International Institute for the Renewal of Gospel Studies in the Perkins School of Theology at Southern Methodist University. He also taught at Dallas Baptist University, Criswell College, Asbury College, and Vancouver Bible College in British Columbia.

 

Resident Fellows

Ildiko Balla

Psychology and Counseling

 

Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary (PhD, MAMFC, MARE); Babes-Bloyai University, Romania (BA).

 

Don Barrick

Worship

 

Robert E. Webber Institute for Worship Studies (DWS); Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary (MM); Wayland Baptist University (BM).

 

Wade Berry

New Testament Greek

 

Texas Christian University-Brite Divinity School (PhD); Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary (MATh); Williams Baptist College (BA).

 

William Bryan

Old Testament

 

B.H. Carroll Theological Institute (PhD); Northern Baptist Theological Seminary (DMin); Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary (MDIV); University of Houston (MBA); Virginia Tech (BS).

 

Mentanna Campbell

Psychology and Counseling

 

Texas Christian University (PhD); Regent University (MA); Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary (MDIV); Baylor University (BA).

 

Dan Clement

Psychology and Counseling

 

Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary (PhD, MARE, MRE); Southern Colorado University (BS).

 

Terry Coy

Missions

 

Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary (PhD, MDIV); Oklahoma City University (BS).

 

Chris Dinwiddie

Psychology and Counseling

 

Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary (PhD, MA); Langston University (BA).

 

Paul Dorsey

Administration, Leadership

 

Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary (PhD, MRE); Troy State University (BS).

 

Malinda Fasol-Leewright

Doctoral Supervisor
Psychology and Counseling

 

Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary (PhD); New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary (MAMFC); William Jewell College (BA).

 

Karl Fickling

Director, Doctor of Ministry Program

 

Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary (PhD, MDIV); Baylor University (BA).

 

Thomas Gamble

Christian Education

 

Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary (PhD, MA); Wayland Baptist University (BA).

 

Sharon Gresham

New Testament
B.H. Carroll Theological Institute (PhD); Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary (MATh); Wayland Baptist University (MA)

 

Paul Gritz

Doctoral Supervisor
Christian Heritage

 

Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary (PhD, MDIV); Oxford University (MA); Oklahoma Baptist University (BA).

 

Stephen Hatfield

New Testament and Christian Disciplines

 

Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary (PhD, MDIV); Ouachita Baptist University (BA).

 

Rob Hewell

Worship

 

San Francisco Theological Seminary (DMin); Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary (MCM); Midwestern State University (BME).

 

Danny Howe

Theology

 

Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary (PhD, MDIV); Howard Payne University (BA).

 

Kenneth Hugghins

New Testament

 

Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary (PhD, MDIV); Baylor University (BA).

 

Rhonda Johnson

Psychology and Counseling

 

Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary (PhD, MAMFC, MACE); Oklahoma Baptist University (BA).

 

Rick Johnson

Doctoral Supervisor
Old Testament

 

Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary (PhD, MDIV); Louisiana College (BA); further study at Eberhard Karls Universitat, Tübingen.

 

Hongnak Koo

Evangelism

 

Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary (PhD, MDIV); Chungnam National University (BA).

 

Milton Lites

Doctoral Supervisor

 

Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary (DMA, MAM); Louisiana Tech University (BA).

 

Denorah Méndez

Doctoral Supervisor

 

Oxford Centre for Missions Studies and University of Wales (PhD); Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary (MDIV); Seminario OSoutBautista Mexicano (BA); Instituto Tecnologico De Durango (BS).

 

Darren Middleton

Doctoral Supervisor
Philosophy

 

University of Glasgow (PhD); University of Oxford (MPhil); University of Manchester (BA).

 

Walter Norvell

Christian Disciplines

 

Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary (PhD, MARE); University of Memphis (MS); Union University (BA).

 

Albert Reyes

Leadership

 

Andrews University (PhD); Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary (DMin, MDIV); Angelo State University (BS).

 

Joshua Rose

Ministry and Formation

 

B.H. Carroll Theological Institute (PhD); Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary (MACE); University of Texas at Arlington (BA).

 

Lori Ryan

Psychology and Counseling

 

B.H. Carroll Theological Institute (PhD); Dallas Baptist University (MA); University of Mary Hardin-Baylor (BS).

 

Michelle Salzman

Psychology and Counseling

 

B.H. Carroll Theological Institute (PhD, in progress); Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary (MAMFC, MARE).

 

Todd Saurman

Doctoral Supervisor

 

Robert Schulze

New Testament

 

Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary (PhD, MDIV); University of Mary Hardin-Baylor (BA).

 

Scott Shiffer

Christian Theology

 

B.H. Carroll Theological Institute (PhD); Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary (MATh); Dallas Baptist University (BA).

 

John Swann

Old Testament

 

B.H. Carroll Theological Institute (PhD); Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary (MATh); Southwest Baptist University (BA).

 

Allan Thompson

Leadership

 

Dallas Baptist University (PhD); Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary (MARE); McNeese State University (BA).

 

Justin Tollison

Christian Heritage

 

B.H. Carroll Theological Institute (PhD); Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary (MDIV); Hardin-Simmons University (BA).

 

Daniel Tran

Religious Worldviews

 

Dallas Theological Seminary (DMin, ThM); Asian Theological Seminary (MCM); University of Dalat, Vietnam (BA).

 

Tommy Vaughn

Psychology and Counseling

 

B.H. Carroll Theological Institute (PhD); Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary (DEdMin, MARE); East Tennessee State University (MA); Wofford College (BS).

 

Paul Vo

Biblical Languages

 

North Central Theological Seminary (ThD); Mid-America Baptist Theological Seminary (DMin); New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary (MDIV); West Liberty State College (BS).

 

Reagan White

Philosophy of Religion

 

Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary (PhD, MDIV); Texas Tech University (BA).

 

Scott Whitson

Pastoral Ministry

 

B.H. Carroll Theological Institute (PhD); Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary (MARE, MAMFC, MDIV); Baylor University (BA).

 

W. Rick Yount

Educational Psychology

 

University of North Texas (PhD); Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary (PhD, MARE), University of Maryland (BA).

 

Carroll Theological Institute is not only a superb theological education (and it is that)—but it is also an immersion into Christian ministry. Jesus said, “As you go, become disciple-makers” (Matt. 28: 19-20). Carroll is about developing the best “disciple-makers” possible.

The support system between the staff and other students encouraged me during my time at Carroll. Classmates and teachers truly care not only about success but about the person they are interacting with. Carroll became a place I could go to seek academic help, but also prayers for life outside of the classroom. Carroll gave me great friends, mentors, and a network that expands far beyond a zoom session.

B. H. Carroll Theological Institute is a trailblazer in the area of theological education, using technology and the local church to enrich the ministry practice of its students. Through the formation of collaborative communities of learning, Carroll nurtures the souls and sharpens the minds of both faculty and students alike.