Faculty & Staff
Founder & President
Dr. Tony V. Lewis
Dr. Tony V Lewis is the founder and president of Christian Bible Institute & Seminary, which is an online bible institute and seminary dedicated to biblical training. Dr. Tony V Lewis is also the Senior Pastor of the Dwelling Place of God Christian Fellowship Church.
Dr. Lewis holds a Ph.D. in Theological Studies from Covenant Bible College and Theological Seminary, a Ph.D. in Christian Leadership from Vision International University, a Doctor of Letters degree from St. Clements University and a Doctorate Degree in Christian Counseling from Metropolitan Christian University.
Dr. Lewis is also a Certified Christian Counselor, a Certified Anger Management Specialist, a Certified Christian Chaplain and a Certified Biblical Life Coach. Dr. Lewis is also the author of three soon to be released books The Message and The Messenger “A Guide To Basic Sermon Preparation and Ministry Protocol”, The Wife He Wants “What A Godly Man Seeks In A Wife”, Word Potential “Essays On The Faculty Of Spoken Words”, Pastoral Counseling “An Introduction To Pastoral Care” and Between Mountains “Finding God In Valleys”.
Dr. Carla D Lewis
Dr. Carla D Lewis is the Assistant Pastor of the Dwelling Place of God Christian Fellowship Church located in Houston, Texas. She is also the wife of Dr. Tony V Lewis who is the Founder and President of Christian Bible Institute & Seminary and the senior Pastor of Dwelling Place of God Christian Fellowship Church.
Dr. Lewis is an anointed psalmist who is also the praise and worship leader for Dwelling Place of God Christian Fellowship Church. Dr. Lewis has a Master of Arts degree in Ministry from United Theological Seminary and a Doctorate of Sacred Music degree from Metro Christian University.
Dr. Lewis is also a Certified Christian Counselor, Christian Life Coach, and a Certified Christian Chaplain. She is also the author of the book Prayers That Will Transform Your Life “Jump Starting Your Day With Prayer And The Word Of God”
Dean of Administration
Dr. J. Wesley Boyd, III
Dr. J. Wesley Boyd, III is the founding and Senior Pastor of the Fellowship of New Beginnings Church located in Houston, Texas.
Dr. Boyd is a graduate of several prestigious institutions and holds a host of degrees including: Texas Southern University where he attained a B.A. in Communication, Christian Bible Institute & Seminary where he attained a B.A. in Christian Counseling and a Doctorate of Divinity, B.H. Carroll Theological Institute where he attained a Masters of Arts in Religion and Philosophy and United Theological Seminary where he attained a Doctorate of Ministry degree. He is also a Certified Christian Counselor and a Certified Christian Chaplain.
Dr. Boyd is also the author of the book Living In Dry Places, Overcoming The Dry Seasons of Life.
Professor of Christian Counseling
Dr. Alice M. Millsap
Dr. Alice M. Millsap, owner of ASAP Counseling Services, a Christian-based counseling center, obtained her Doctorate and Masters in Clinical Christian Counseling from Christian Bible Institute & Seminary, Houston, Texas, graduating Magna Cum Laude and her Bachelor of Science in Biblical Counseling from College of Biblical Studies, Houston, Texas, graduating Summa Cum Laude. She is a Certified Christian Counselor and a Certified Temperament Therapy and has over 20 years of counseling experience.
Dr. Millsap is a licensed and ordained minister of the Gospel of Jesus Christ. She is also the author of the newly released book entitled Disinherited! Daddy How Could You?
Dr. Millsap has been married for 36 years to her wonderful, loving and supportive husband, Charles Millsap. She is the mother of three children: Reginald (deceased), Jennifer and Jonathan (both adults). She is the proud grandmother of one, Aaniyah Je’Na.
Dr. France Brown
Dr. France Brown serves as Assistant Academic Dean, Director of Biblical Teaching and Expository Preaching at the College of Biblical Studies in Houston, Texas
Dr. Brown is the Executive Director of Transformation Equipping Ministries, Inc., an organization dedicated to equipping the Body of Christ for the work of the ministry in the areas of teaching, preaching, evangelism, discipleship, Christian education and leadership. He also serves as a curriculum writer for BaptistWay Press and travels nationally and internationally to teach, preach, and speak.
Dr. Brown is a graduate of Blinn College and Texas A&M University. He visited as a cultural exchange student at Georg-August University in Göttingen, (West) Germany. Rev. Brown earned a Master of Theology in Church Educational Leadership from Dallas Theological Seminary where he was recognized as one of the nation’s most noteworthy students of higher learning. He has received numerous honors and awards for his professional achievement, exceptional leadership, and exemplary service to the community.
Dr. Kim Burrell
Dr. Kim Burrell is the Senior Pastor of Love and Liberty Church located in Houston, Texas. Her dynamic, distinctive and captivating voice carries power to soothe and encourage the heart of people everywhere. The Houston native is revered by her peers in the music industry from both the spiritual and secular world.
This humble Grammy Award nominee and Stellar Award winner has a true and undying passion for ministry and music. Dr. Burrell has a Bachelor of Arts degree in Biblical Studies and a Master of Arts degree in Christian Counseling and a Doctorate of Ministry degree from Christian Bible Institute & Seminary.
Ultimately, Dr. Burrell’s prayer is that she would be used as a vessel of change that her spirit-filled singing and preaching will touch the lives of many and souls will be saved throughout the United States and foreign lands.
Dr. Charles E. Perry, Jr.
Dr. Charles E. Perry, Jr. is the Founder, Senior Pastor and Visionary of Word of Restoration International Church (WORIC) located in Rosharon, Texas. Dr. Perry holds a Bachelors of Ministry Degree, a Master’s Degree in Christian Leadership from Union Bible Theological Seminary and Doctorate of Ministry Degree from Christian Bible Institute and Seminary. Dr. Perry is also a Board Certified Christian Counselor.
As a teacher, he is very didactic with a unique anointing to make simple the principles of the Word of God. Dr. Perry has an incisive command of the scripture, which allows him to interpret the Word of God within its context and cause it to come to life so that it’s applicable to everyday living, relative to his audience.
Dr. Jeanette Robinson
Dr. Jeanette Robinson is the Overseer, Senior Pastor and founder of Abundant Season Anointed Ministries International™, located in Dayton, OH and oversees churches in Nassau, Bahamas, Kenya and Tanzania Africa. As a faithful active member of Global United Fellowship, Dr. Robinson serves on the Intercessory Prayer Team, and Christian Education Department, and is the North Central Provincial Leader of Christian Education. Dr. Robinson will receive her 3rd Doctorate in Divinity from Christian Bible Institute & Seminary, Houston, TX.
Dr. Robinson holds 2 PhD’s, 2 Master’s, and 1 Bachelor’s Degree. Her 2nd Doctorate and 2nd Master’s in Public Health (emphasizing faith-based, biblically-based wellness), Walden University, Master’s Degree in Acquisition Management and Health Admin, 1992, Webster University. Doctorate Degree in Nutrition with a concentration in cellular energy (ATP), LaSalle University, 1994, Pre-Law and Business, 1984, Wright State University; studied Pre-Medicine (Palo Alto College, 1997).
Since 1985, Dr. Robinson has been sought after for business, preventative wellness, ministry development, women’s ministries, and research for churches, universities, city, county, state, federal, and the United States military. She is the author of several books: “Being a Happy Healthy Holy Woman”, “12 Weapons of Spiritual Warfare”, Living a Christ-Like Lifestyle, and many more. She is also the Executive Director of American Fitness Health & Wellness Institute.
Dr. Rhonda Travitt
Dr. Rhonda Travitt is a noted author, entrepreneur, Certified Life Coach, and professional counselor. A celebrated, international speaker, she holds a Master’s degree in Clinical Christian Counseling and a Doctorate of Divinity Degree from Christian Bible Institute & Seminary. Dr. Travitt is also a Certified Temperament Counselor with the National Christian Counselors Association, a Certified Christian Chaplain with the International Christian Chaplains Association, a Certified Christian Counselor with the International Association of Christian Counseling Professionals and a Board Certified Christian Counselor with the National Association of Christian Counselors.
However, her achievements extend beyond academic success to her first calling as a servant of God. Dr. Travitt is the founder of Restoring the Years Global Ministries in Marietta, Georgia where, through Holy Spirit, she empowers the lives of the everyday believer with her practical and biblically sound approach to teaching the word of God.
Dr. Rhonda Travitt resides in Georgia with her loving husband, Pastor Nick Travitt. Together they proclaim the Gospel and convey the theme, lives restored, destiny fulfilled in the fullness of God’s time, based on Joel 2:25.
Dr. Lytia R. Howard
Dr. Lytia R. Howard is a Senior Pastor of New Hope Church of God In Christ located in Atlanta Georgia.
Dr. Lytia R. Howard is a graduate of Spelman College, University of Tennessee, Atlanta University and the Interdenominational Theological Center. She has earned five degrees, which include a B.A. in Sociology, M.A.C.T. in Sociology and College Teaching, M.A. in Administration, M.R.E. in Religious Studies and a Doctorate of Education.
Dr. Howard has served as an interfaith Chaplain for the Atlanta Airport and the Fulton County Jail, Assistant Dean for the College of Engineering at the Georgia Institute of Technology, and the Assistant Dean for Academic Advising at Spelman College. She is the Founder and President of the Center for Success and Excellence, Inc., and Chair of the Board of Directors for Real Solutions of Georgia, Inc. and Distinctively Yours, Inc. She is the International President of the Sunshine Band, the children’s ministry for the Churches of God in Christ Worldwide.
Dr. Scott Davenport
Dr. Scott Davenport and his wife Barbara are the co-owners of B & S Counseling & Training Center. B & S Counseling & Training Center offers a wide range of counseling and therapy services specializing in Pre-Marital/Marriage Counseling, Divorce Recovery, Anger & Stress Management, Grief Therapy, Art & Play Therapy, and Belief Therapy.
Dr. Davenport has a Bachelor of Business Administration in Accounting, a Masters of Science Degree in Psychology and Counseling, and a Doctorate in Psychology and Theology. He is a Certified Christian Marriage and Family Therapist, a Licensed Belief Therapist, a Certified Christian Counselor, a member of the American Association of Christian Counselors and over 20 years of counseling experience.
Additionally, he and his wife provide parenting skills training workshops, adolescent & teen counseling and marriage workshops, conferences and retreats. Dr. Scott Davenport is a native of Monroe, LA. He now resides in Houston, TX with his wife of 39 years, Barbara and two adult children, Moshe’ and Tereka.
Adjunct Professor/Music Department
Dr. Damien Sneed
Dr. Damien Sneed is a sought after pianist, organist, vocal coach, conductor, composer, arranger, lecturer, and producer, Damien Sneed is a native of Augusta, Georgia and a graduate of John S. Davidson Fine Arts School. He has studied at some of the finest conservatories and universities including Howard University (Bachelor of Music – Piano Performance), the Peabody Conservatory of Johns Hopkins University, New York University (Master of Music: Music – Music Technology: Scoring for Film and Multimedia), the Manhattan School of Music, and the Christian Bible Institute and Seminary (Honorary Doctorate of Sacred Music). Damien’s professional affiliations have included the City University of New York (CUNY) as a professor of music, The Juilliard School as a staff accompanist, the Martina Arroyo Foundation as an artistic consultant, Jazz at Lincoln Center as an artistic consultant, New Brunswick Theological Seminary as an instructor and YAMAHA as an endorsed Influential Artist.
Dr. Sneed was recently nominated for a Grammy Award in the 52nd Annual Grammy Awards and has served as Music Director for the following artists in the gospel music arena – Karen Clark-Sheard, Vickie Winans, Nikki Ross, Twinkie Clark, Melonie Daniels, Dorinda Clark-Cole, Kierra Sheard, the Clark Sisters, Richard Smallwood, Donnie McClurkin, Marvin Sapp and others.
Dr. Van Gayton
Dr. Van Gayton is President of Logos Bible College and Seminary in Jacksonville, Florida, and an adjunct professor at Reformed Theological Seminary in Orlando, Florida.
Dr. Gayton has received a Bachelors degree in Theology and a Masters of Theology from the International Seminary in Plymouth, Florida, a Masters of Divinity from Logos Bible College, a Doctorate of Theology from Faith Theological Seminary and is presently in a D. Min program at Reform Theological Seminary. He has been a guest lecturer at several universities across the country such as UCLA, Howard, Florida, Michigan, Cornell, Penn State, Niagara, and Harvard Divinity School.
Dr. Gayton also has traveled extensively throughout Europe, the Middle East, Central and South America, Russia, and Africa, speaking and conducting leadership-training seminars. In 1996 Dr. Gayton was consecrated a bishop in Apostolic Succession and is the Archbishop of the International Community of Christian Churches, which is a ministry committed to restoring the historical unity of the Body of Christ. He sits on the Board of Governors for the Institute of Religion and Public Policy in Washington, D.C., an organization that was nominated for the 2007 Nobel Peace Prize.
Dr. Donald Cantrell
Dr. Donald Cantrell is currently the pastor of Antioch Baptist Church of Dalton, Georgia, where has served since 2008. Cantrell has served various churches in the North Georgia area over the past 30 years of his ministry. He is known around the world as an “Alliteration Expert” and has taught and trained pastors all over the world.
He has taken various biblical study courses with Moody Bible Institute, Covington Theological Seminary, Tennessee Temple University, and earned his Doctorate Degree in “Expository/Alliterated Preaching” from Center for Expository Bible Preaching. Cantrell’s material has been promoted by Dr. Rod Mattoon and he is a noted author with WordSearch Bible Software.
Dr. Cantrell has also authored several books that are helpful to pastors, “The Art of Preparing Alliterated Sermons”, “Jude – Confident Contenders”, and “Jewels for the Journey” which is a 374 page daily devotional book.
Daryl Daughtry brings 35-plus years of teaching and ministry experience each to the school. Daryl has been involved in pastoral care, discipleship training, conference speaking, and church leadership in various capacities throughout the years.
Daryl Daughtry has a vocational background as a newspaper and magazine publisher (retired), but has ministry training and broad experience as a certified life coach, belief therapy certification, and more from multiple institutions. Daryl also serves as president and co-founder of Life Breakthrough Academy™ and president of the Biblical Coaching Alliance™.
He is married to Janet Daughtry and the Daughtrys are both authors and speakers who present their signature program, “Your Life Breakthrough™”, in live events as well as online webinars.
Janet Daughtry has worked for various ministries and churches over the years and is a graduate of Meredith College in Raleigh, NC, and holds a Masters of Divinity from Southern Theological Seminary in Louisville, KY.
Janet has life coach training and certification from more that one institution and she is the co-founder and training director of Life Breakthrough Academy™. Locally, she serves as a speaker/trainer for Job Start, a transitional program for the North Carolina Correctional Center for Women; a speaker/trainer for the Women’s Summer Empowerment Camps; and as a workshop presenter for various churches, businesses, and events.
She is married to Daryl Daughtry and the Daughtrys are both authors and speakers who present their signature program, “Your Life Breakthrough™”, in live events as well as online webinars.
Rabbi Stanley Halpern
Rabbi Stanley Halpern serves as the spiritual leader of Congregation Beth Shalom in Indianapolis.
A native of Spokane, Washington, Rabbi Halpern graduated with a Bachelor of Arts with Honors from University of Washington in Philosophy, Near Eastern Languages and Literature and a Master of Arts in Near Eastern Languages and Literature also from University of Washington and was ordained as Rabbi at Yeshivat Rambam in Beersheba, Israel, in 1977.
His professional experience includes work on the Munster Community Hospital Bioethics Committee, the Lake County Domestic Relations Counseling Bureau, Hospice of the Calumet, and The Open Housing Center of Northwest Indiana. Prior to that he was a fundraiser, Executive Director of the Bureau of Jewish Education in Sacramento, CA, and Scholar-in-Residence at Dropsie College in Philadelphia, where he worked with their large collection of Judeo-Arabic manuscripts. He also loves animals and has worked with numerous related institutions.
Rabbi Halpern lives in Indianapolis with his wife, Carol Nahmias Halpern, an Indianapolis native, from Temple Israel in Gary, where he has served as spiritual leader for the past 26 years. The Halperns have one son, an attorney in Boston, and a daughter, who lives in northwest Indiana.
Roderick O. Ford, Esq.
Roderick O. Ford, Esq. is a dedicated Church Attorney with over 22 years of law practice experience. Attorney Ford serves as General Counsel to the Christian Bible Institute & Seminary, where he is helping to expand its international educational ministry in Europe, Asia and Africa.
As an active member of the bar, Attorney Ford’s regular law practice includes international humanitarian law & civil rights, church law, non-profit organizations law, constitutional law, bankruptcy law, and employment & labor law.
As legal counsel to senior pastors and church leaders, Attorney Ford provides Christian dedication and professionalism for service to the churches throughout the state of Florida. Attorney Ford currently serves as an adjunct Professor of Law & Religion at the Christian Bible Institute & Seminary.
Dr. Edward Lai
Dr. Edward Lai was ordained to the ministry at Evangelical Christian Church, Granbury, TX in 2002, Dr. Lai has served in youth ministry and various leadership positions in the Church as Regional Presiding Pastor, and later International Youth Director/Ruling Elder for Dayspring Ministries International and Evangelical Christian Church; he has been in ministry and have served the community for over 17 years. He was consecrated a bishop by International Circle of Faith Presiding Bishop Dr. Bernie L. Wade in 2004, and served as Bishop of Pastoral Care and Member of the Executive Committee for International Circle of Faith; he had been involved in foreign mission work in Africa and Asia, and street evangelism in New York City. Having served at New York Asian Women’s Center (now WomanKind) as residential manager for shelter operations, Dr. Lai was active in sexual violence advocacy and was the effort behind “Against Sexual Violence Day” and “Sexual Violence Awareness Day” in multiple states. Doing God’s amazing work, Dr. Lai received the President’s Call to Service Award which recognize over 4000 volunteer hours in a lifetime.
Dr. Lai was appointed to served two-terms as member of Brooklyn Community Board 7. He is a member of Brooklyn Community Board 11 and City of New York DYCD Neighborhood Advisory Board 11. He was a trustee of United Senior Center of Sunset Park, and currently serves as Board Secretary and Treasurer at Healthcare Choices NY (Tier 3 FQHC) and Chinese Advisory Member of CaringKind. He is a frequent speaker at Churches and events, and regularly consult Churches and non-profit organizations.
In addition, Dr. Lai has excelled in healthcare business development and marketing, earning three Stevie Awards in 2019; Gold Stevie for Business Development Professional of the Year, Silver Stevie for Business Development Executive of the Year and Silver Stevie for Marketer of the Year. He won an Aster Award for excellence in healthcare marketing for a single entry in multi-lingual advertising in 2018 and was named Stars Under 40 by Schnep Media. He has been honored with US Congressional Special Recognition and US Senate Special Recognition for his work in older adults services and community involvements.
Dr. Lai studied at Hardin-Simmons University and Western Governors University, he pursued MBA studies in marketing and innovation at Glion Institute of Higher Education in Switzerland. On August 2019, the degree of Doctor of Divinity was conferred upon him by Christian Bible Institute & Seminary.