Averaging over 15 years of experience, ABC's faculty are passionate about training students.

Appalachian Bible College has a high standard for its faculty in both Christian character and academic achievement. Each faculty member is actively involved in a local church, embodies ABC's mission and motto, and has a 2 Timothy 2:2 heart.

ABC Faculty

Ken Lawson – V.P. for Academics

Diploma, Burlington Bible Institute
B.S., Salem State College
M.A., Bob Jones University
M.A., M.Div., Cincinnati Bible Seminary
D.S.T., Bethany Theological Seminary
Diploma, US Army Chaplain School
Ph.D., Preston University
Diploma, US Air Force War College
D.Min., Westminster Theological Seminary (in progress)

Daniel L. Anderson – Professor

President of Appalachian Bible College
Diploma, Appalachian Bible College
B.A., Faith Baptist Bible College
M.Div., Grace Theological Seminary
S.T.M., Dallas Theological Seminary
Th.D., Dallas Theological Seminary

Rosalie W. Anderson – Assistant Professor

Diploma, Appalachian Bible College
B.A., Bethel College
M.A., Marshall University

Tim Barton – Instructor

Th.B., Appalachian Bible College

Daniel Best – Instructor

Chair of the Youth and Family Ministry Major
Th.B., Appalachian Bible College
M.A., The Master's College

Cora Burch – Professor

Chair of Elementary Education Ministry Major
B.S., Concord College
M.S., Pensacola Christian College
Ed.D., Pensacola Christian College

David Childs – Assistant Professor

Vice President for Student Services
B.A., Bob Jones University
M.Div., Grace Theological Seminary

Linda Childs – Instructor

Dean of Women
B.A., Bob Jones University

David Dunkerton – Instructor

B.A., Appalachian Bible College
M.S., Clarion University

Kevin Gullion – Instructor

Dean of Men
B.A., Appalachian Bible College
M.A., Bethany Divinity College and Seminary

Linda Hammons – Instructor

Missions Nursing Concentration Coordinator
B.A., Colby College
B.Med.Sc., Emory University
M.A., Appalachian Bible College

Spencer Hammons – Instructor

Director of Practical Christian Service
B.A., Appalachian Bible College
M.A., Piedmont International University

David Holloway – Instructor

Vice President for Extension Ministries
B.S., Tennessee Temple University

Abbey Kilbride – Instructor

Missions TESOL Concentration Coordinator
B.A., Appalachian Bible College
TESOL Certification, Global Leadership College
M.A., Clarks Summit University (in progress)

Joel Madasu – Assistant Professor

Director of Mount Olive Bible College
B.A., Pillsbury Baptist Bible College
M.A., Piedmont International University
Ph.D., Piedmont International University

Cheryl Parvin – Associate Professor

B.A., Appalachian Bible College
B.A., Cedarville College
M.A., West Virginia University

Phillip R. Peterson – Instructor

Chair of the Missions Ministry Major
B.S., Pillsbury Baptist Bible College
M.A., Central Baptist Theological Seminary

Joel Pinter – Professor

Chair of the Interdisciplinary Ministry Major
B.A., Bob Jones University
Th.M., Dallas Theological Seminary
Ph.D., Bob Jones University

John Rinehart – Professor

Dean of Graduate Studies
Certificate, Appalachian Bible College
B.A., Fairhaven Baptist College
M.A., Valparaiso University
Ph.D., University of Illinois at Chicago

Jonathan Rinker – Assistant Professor

Vice President for Development, Chair of Bible/Theology Major
B.A., Appalachian Bible College
M.Div., Virginia Beach Theological Seminary
Ph.D., Baptist Bible Seminary

Erin Rowe – Instructor

B.S., Bob Jones University
M.Ed., Concordia University (in progress)

Tim Rowe – Instructor

B.A., Bob Jones University
M.A., Bob Jones University (in progress)

John Skaggs – Instructor

Chair of the Camping Ministry Major
B.A., Appalachian Bible College
M.A., Appalachian Bible College

Jeremy Yowell – Instructor

Chair of the Music Ministry Major
B.A., Appalachian Bible College
M.M., Messiah College

Faculty Emeritus

  • Lola Bethel
  • Dr. Daniel Carfrey
  • Ed Chesley
  • Dr. Joseph Pinter