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LARRY ANDERSON, DMin

BA, Cairn University; MDiv, DMin, Biblical Theological Seminary

Pastor Anderson is the pastor of Great Commission Church, previously a suburban church located in Roslyn PA but now situated in the West Oak Lane Community of Philadelphia to provide a holistic ministry to an urban setting. His personal life verse is: "To be a workman approved by God, who can correctly handle the Word of Truth" (2 Tim. 2:15).

SUSAN S. BAKER, PhD

BA, Wheaton College; MA, PhD, Temple University

Susan Baker has also taught at Eastern Baptist Theological Seminary, City Seminary of New York, the Center for Urban Studies, and Westminster Theological Seminary. In addition to teaching, Susan is the ministry coordinator of Spirit and Truth Fellowship church and co-director of the CRC Philadelphia Church Planting Initiative, being involved in the training of pastors and other leaders for seven church plants emerging from Spirit and Truth.

DUANE BELGRAVE, SR.

PhD, Emory University

With a Ph.D. in Religion from Emory University, Duane teaches several classes here at BTS. Also, he is the Co-Founder and Associate Director of Black Religious Scholars Group and serves governmental agencies in the Philadelphia area in community development projects.

DAVID CROSSCOMBE

PhD

Dr. Coz Crosscombe is an Australian who seems to have gotten lost in Philadelphia for the past twenty or so years. He is the Director of Cairn University's First Year Urban Ministry Program and teaches at BTS and The Center for Urban Theological Studies. In his spare time, he co-directs Common Grace Inc., a ministry focused on developing strategic church partnerships that lead to lasting neighborhood transformation.

SUSAN DISSTON

AB, University of California, Berkeley; MS Ed, Cairn University; DMin, Biblical Theological Seminary

CAROLYN CUSTIS JAMES

MA in Biblical Studies

Carolyn is an accomplished author and a consulting editor for Zondervan's Exegetical Commentary Series on the New Testament, and a contributing editor for Leadership Journal. In 2013, Christianity Today named her one of the 50 evangelical women to watch. She regularly speaks at church conferences, colleges, and other Christian organizations both in the US and abroad and is a visiting lecturer at various theological seminaries.

DAMON JONES

BS, MS, Philadelphia Biblical University; DMin, Palmer Theological Seminary

Dr. Jones serves as Senior Pastor of Bible Way Baptist Church in West Philadelphia. He is Chairman of the Board of Trustees of the Philadelphia Prison Systems, serves on the Board of BTS, and is Professor and Co-Chair of Pastoral Studies at Lancaster Bible College at the Center for Urban Theological Studies (C.U.T.S).

PATRICK KRAYER

BTh, Bethany College; MA, Wheaton College; PhD, Fuller Theological Seminary

Patrick and his wife, Joan, worked in a conflict-ridden area in the South Asian region for almost 28 years. They have three adult children. Patrick is currently the executive director of Interserve USA which places Christ-following professionals in the Muslim, Buddhist, and Hindu worlds. He is the author of My Mother's Sons: Managing Sexuality in Islamic and Christian Communities, which was published by William Carey Library in 2013. Under an alias he has also published articles in the International Journal of Frontier Missiology, the Evangelical Missions Quarterly, and the St. Francis Magazine.

DAVE MARKS, DMin

BRE, Baptist Bible College; MOL, Cairn University; DMin, Biblical Theological Seminary

Dave is a lead consultant with The Center, whose mission is to advance organizational health. His 35 years of pastoral ministry enables him to serve well a variety of faith-based organizations throughout the United States and Canada. He brought practical theology to life in the classroom using sound biblical principles and tested organizational theory. Dave believes using case studies, purposeful discussions, and hands-on projects will help students experience the benefits of leading wisely.

PHIL THORNE, PhD

MA, Denver Seminary; PhD, Cambridge University

After receiving his Ph.D. in modern theology at Cambridge University, Dr. Thorne served for twenty-one years as Senior Pastor of West Shore Evangelical Free Church. From 2008-2012 he was a member of the Board of Trustees at Biblical, and now teaches in both the M.Div and D.Min programs. The author of two books—Evangelicalism and Karl Barth and Thursdays with Naomi—Phil has taught at Messiah College, LBC Graduate School and Gordon Conwell Theological Seminary. He is an experienced pastor- theologian with a passion to equip the next generation of spiritual leaders for the missional Church.

Biblical Theological Seminary
We are an evangelical seminary with locations in suburban and urban Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Our focus on missional theology and missional training will help prepare you for ministry no matter where you serve.

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