Pastor Tom Ascol, Ph.D. - Adjunct Professor of Practical Theology
Dr. Tom Ascol is adjunct professor of Practical Theology. He has served as senior pastor of Grace Baptist Church in Cape Coral, FL, since 1986. As the executive director of Founders Ministries and editor of Founders Journal, he maintains an extensive preaching schedule at conferences and churches nationally and abroad. He received a B.S. from Texas A & M University and an M.Div. and Ph.D. from Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary. Dr. Ascol served for two years as adjunct professor of theology for New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary. He is presently adjunct professor of Systematic Theology at Reformed Theological Seminary in Orlando, FL. Besides contributing articles and chapters to numerous publications, he has edited two significant books: Reclaiming the Gospel and Reforming Churches and Dear Timothy. Dr. Ascol is a member of the Evangelical Theological Society.
Pastor Richard Barcellos, Ph.D. - Adjunct Associate Professor of New Testament Studies
Dr. Richard Barcellos is associate professor of New Testament Studies. He received a B.S. from California State University, Fresno, an M.Div. from The Master’s Seminary, and a Th.M. and Ph.D. from Whitefield Theological Seminary. In 1990 he planted a church in Southern California and pastored there until July of 2006, when he relocated to Owensboro, KY, to become part of MCTS. In June of 2011, Dr. Barcellos returned to California and has begun to work with Grace Reformed Baptist Fellowship, a church plant in the Antelope Valley. He is the managing editor of Reformed Baptist Theological Review, author of In Defense of the Decalogue, and co-author of A Reformed Baptist Manifesto. He has also contributed articles to RBTR, Founders Journal, and Table Talk. Professor Barcellos is a member of the Evangelical Theological Society.
Pastor Robert Gonzales, Ph.D. - Adjunct Professor of Old Testament Studies
Dr. Robert R. Gonzales Jr. is adjunct professor of Old Testament Studies. He is also the academic dean and a professor at Reformed Baptist Seminary. Professor Gonzales is a graduate of the Reformed Baptist School of Theology, Grand Rapids, Michigan. He also holds an M.A. in Theology and a Ph.D. in Old Testament Interpretation from Bob Jones University. His dissertation is entitled Where Sin Abounds: An Exegetical and Theological Analysis of the Spread of Sin and the Curse in the Book of Genesis with a Special Emphasis on the Patriarchal Narrative. Dr. Gonzales has been a pastor since 1997, and he currently serves as one of the pastors of Covenant Reformed Baptist Church in Easley, SC. He is an associate editor of and contributor to the Reformed Baptist Theological Review and a member of the Evangelical Theological Society.
Pastor Fred Malone, Ph.D. - Adjunct Professor of New Testament Studies
Dr. Fred Malone has served as pastor of First Baptist Church in Clinton, Louisiana for the past sixteen years, following eleven years as founding pastor of Heritage Baptist Church in Mansfield, Texas. He holds a B.S. from Auburn University, an M.Div. from Reformed Theological Seminary and a Ph.D. in New Testament from Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary. Dr. Malone has served as a board member of many organizations including Founders Ministries, Southern Baptist Theological Seminary, the Administrative Council of the Association of Reformed Baptist Churches in America and the Institute of Reformed Baptist Studies at Westminster Seminary in California. Dr. Malone has authored A String of Pearls Unstrung and The Baptism of Disciples Alone.
Professor Tom Nettles, Ph.D. - Adjunct Professor of Historical Theology
Dr. Tom Nettles is widely regarded as one of the foremost Baptist historians in America. He joined the faculty of Southern Baptist Theological Seminary after teaching at Trinity Evangelical Divinity School where he was professor of Church History and chairman of that department. Previously, he taught at Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary and Mid-America Baptist Theological Seminary. He received a B.A. from Mississippi College and an M.Div. and Ph.D. from Southwestern. In addition to writing numerous journal articles and scholarly papers, Dr. Nettles has authored or edited nine books including By His Grace and For His Glory, Baptists and the Bible, and Why I Am a Baptist.