Faculty and Staff

Instructors

Forest Antemesaris has been the associate minister for the Orange Street church of Christ in Auburndale, Florida, since June 2019. Before this, he was the university minister for the Finger (Tennessee) church of Christ. He received formal education from Florida School of Preaching (2016 graduate), Freed-Hardeman University (BS, 2019), and is presently working toward a master’s degree in apologetics from Liberty University. He was a professed atheist before meeting Lori, who was instrumental in his conversion and later became his wife in 2018. He speaks at youth events and lectureships and also participates in several podcasts and social media events promoting God’s word. He teaches Bible and Bible related subjects.

Stephen C. Atnip received a B.A. and M.A. from Southern Christian University, and he also graduated from the Bear Valley School of Biblical Studies. He has served as Principal, Black Creek Christian School and is the current preacher for the Black Creek church of Christ in Middleburg, FL. He teaches Bible and Bible related subjects.

Bob Bauer has attended both the University of Cincinnati and the Florida School of Preaching. He has preached for congregations in Florida for the past ten years and is currently working with the Orange Street congregation in Auburndale. Bob has been involved in mission campaigns to Ghana, West Africa since 1990 and has also done radio work. He currently writes a religious column for the local newspaper. He teaches Bible and Bible-related subject.

George Beals received formal education from Northeastern University (associate in electronic engineering technology), University of New Hampshire (BA in ancient Greek and Latin), University of Michigan (MA in Near Eastern studies), and Preston Road School of Preaching (1971 graduate). He has served churches of Christ as an evangelist and Bible teacher in Texas, New Hampshire, Pennsylvania, Michigan, and Massachusetts. He has directed the Michigan Bible Lectureship since it began and cofounded the Michigan Bible School. He has written books dealing with hermeneutics and Christian evidences, and he has held public debates. He teaches hermeneutics and logic.

Terrance Brownlow-Dindy, Sr. preaches for the Eagle Lake church of Christ in Eagle Lake, Florida. He began working with the family there in December of 2019. Terrance has been preaching the Gospel since 1999. He has also served churches of Christ in Lakeland, Florida; Dallas, Texas; Belton, Missouri; and Kinder, Louisiana. He received formal education from University of Oklahoma (BA, 1995), Brown Trail School of Preaching (2000 Graduate), and Bear Valley Bible Institute of Denver (Master of Biblical Studies, 2016). He has served for the past seventeen years as assistant director of Jamaica Campaigns for Christ. He teaches Bible and Bible related classes.

Bruce Daugherty has been preaching for the Beville Road church of Christ in Daytona Beach, Florida, since November 2011. He previously worked with this congregation from 1990 to 2000, having preached for the Tenth Street and Clairmont Avenue church of Christ in Cam-bridge, Ohio, between his two tenures at Beville Road. He served as a missionary in Cervignano, Italy, from 1983 to 1990. He received his formal education from Freed-Hardeman University (BA, 1981) and Harding Graduate School of Religion (MA in church history, 2006). He also served on the faculty of the West Virginia School of Preaching from 2001 to 2011. He teaches Bible and Bible related subjects.

Hiram Kemp has been preaching for the South Florida Avenue church of Christ since June 2016, having first started with the congregation as a preaching intern in September 2015. He received formal education from Bethune Cookman University (BA in criminal justice, 2011), Nova Southeastern University (MS in reading education, 2014), and the Florida School of Preaching (2016 graduate). He teaches Bible and Bible related subjects.

Brian R. Kenyon is a graduate of the Florida School of Preaching, 1991, and has an A.S. degree from the Florida Institute of Technology, 1984. He has three degrees from Freed-Hardeman University. In 1993, he received an M.A. in New Testament. Brian has worked with churches in New Iberia, LA, North Jackson Church of Christ, Bartow, FL, Enville Church of Christ, Enville, TN and Friendship Church of Christ, TN. Brian has also worked on Campaigns in Scotland, Ghana and Jamaica. He teaches Bible, Greek and Bible-related subjects.

Kevin Patterson has been preaching for the Sebring Parkway church of Christ in Sebring, Florida since 2012. He has served churches of Christ in Texas, Kansas, Missouri, and Florida. He received formal education from Abilene Christian University (BA, 1991) and has done graduate studies at Oklahoma Christian University. He taught at the Great Plains Bible College in Wichita, Kansas, and served as an instructor for the Bible Institute of Missouri, a two-year preacher training school in Springfield. He teaches English, Bible, and Bible related subjects.

Jason E. Ridgeway has been preaching for the Wesconnett church of Christ since 2019. Since 1991, he has served churches of Christ in Tennessee, Ohio, and West Virginia. He received formal education from West Virginia School of Preaching (1996 graduate) and University of Rio Grande, Ohio (BA in economics, 2006). He has been on several mission trips to Costa Rica and he has worked with Christian Bible camps in Ohio, West Virginia, Indiana, Tennessee, and Georgia. He and his wife, Cynthia, have two children. He teaches Bible and Bible related subjects.

Daniel Stearsman serves as a deacon with the Orange Street church of Christ in Auburndale, FL. He is a pharmacist and an assistant professor in the Department of Bioethics, Medical Humanities, and Palliative Care in the College of Medicine at University of South Florida, Tampa. He received his formal education from Hillsborough Community College (AA, 1996), University of Florida College of Pharmacy (Doctor of Pharmacy, 2000), Southern Christian University (BA, 2005), University of South Florida College of Medicine (MABMH, 2009), and is currently enrolled in the graduate program at Bear Valley Bible Institute of Denver. He teaches Bible-related subjects.

Ted Wheeler graduated from the Florida School of Preaching in 1984. Following graduation, Ted and his family moved to Ghana, West Africa, where worked for the next five years. During this time they were involved in building up existing congregations, establishing new congregations in rural areas, and Ted also served as an instructor at the National Bible Institute, a preacher training school, in Accra. Since 1989, Ted has served as the minister for the church in Venice and has continued to conduct annual campaigns to Ghana. Ted has also helped in Costa Rica, Haiti, Cote D’Ivoire, Senegal, Togo and Tanzania. He teaches Missions, Computers and Bible related subjects. Ted also serves as Chairman of the Board of Directors.

Staff

Kathy Sweeney

Jagie Kenyon