Adjunct Faculty: Theology and Practical Theology

BTS Adjunct Faculty
Larry Anderson, DMin
BA, Cairn University; MDiv, BTS; DMin, BTS

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.

BTS Adjunct Faculty
Duane Belgrave, Sr.

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.

BTS Adjunct Faculty
David Crosscombe

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.

BTS Adjunct Faculty
Carolyn Custis James
M.A. 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.

BTS Adjunct Faculty
Dave Marks, DMin
BRE, Baptist Bible College; MOL, Cairn University; DMin, BTS

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.

Manuel Ortiz, DMin
BS, PCB; MA, Wheaton Graduate School; DMin, WTS

Manuel Ortiz has taught at numerous other schools (including Westminster Theological Seminary, Moody Bible Institute, Wheaton Graduate School, Trinity Evangelical Divinity School, to name a few). His focus is on training leadership for ministry in the urban centers of our world. In addition to teaching, “Manny” is also the pastor of Spirit and Truth Fellowship church in North Philadelphia and is co-director of the CRC Philadelphia Church Planting Initiative, having trained pastors and other leaders for seven church plants emerging from Spirit and Truth.

BTS Adjunct Faculty
Kenyatta Rush

Currently, Kenyatta (BTS MDiv graduate in 2011) serves as the Dean of Students and Athletic Director at Spruce Hill Christina School and City Center Academy in Philadelphia. Also, he is the Missions Coordinator for Pan African Christian Exchange and serves as the Assistant Chaplin at the State Correctional Institution in Chester, PA.

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