Course Authors

Blayne Banting, PhD

Instructor in Christian Ministry and Pastoral Studies

Blayne was born and raised in a farming community in Saskatchewan. He's been an ordained minister for over 30 years, and he has pastored churches on the Prairies and in the Maritimes as well as spending some years teaching in a Bible college context. Currently, Blayne serves as senior pastor of Caronport Community Church in Caronport, Sask. Blayne is married to Peggy and they have four children: Sarah, Nathan, Hannah, and Benja...

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Martin Culy, PhD

Adjunct Professor of New Testament and Greek

Marty’s 20 years of involvement in Bible translation ministry have allowed him to live out his love for other languages and cultures. He has been married to his wife, Jo-Anna , since 1985, and they have three children.

Marty serves as the editor of the Baylor Handbook on the Greek New Testament series. He has written two volumes himself, Acts (with Mikeal C. Parsons) and I, II, II John, and is curre...

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Kevin Daugherty, PhD

Assistant Professor of Theology

Kevin was raised in a Christian home and, at the age of eight, he accepted Jesus Christ as his Saviour and Lord and was baptized at Rosemont Park Baptist Church in Fort Worth, Texas. Much later, he became a Bible major at Hardin-Simmons University, where he surrendered his life to full-time vocational service. He returned to Fort Worth to attend seminary and married Myra, who had felt called into missions since she was fourteen ye...

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Brad Doerksen, MA, MSc

Director of the Archibald Library

Brad likes the diversity that his job brings; from book selection and collecting statistics to managing a budget, changing light bulbs, and sorting books, no two days are ever the same in the library. He enjoys helping students learn, whether it’s the history of Christianity, how to find information in the library, or doing better research. Brad is also passionate about the church and is involved in a local congregation as part of...

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David Guretzki, PhD

Vice-President External Relations

David mainly teaches theology at Briercrest College and Seminary. Previously, he served as an Assistant Pastor in Lacombe, Alta., for three years.

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Charles Hackney, PhD

Associate Professor of Psychology

Dr. Hackney is a social/personality psychologist. He and his family have lived in Caronport since January 2010, and he has found that his background in Fairbanks, Alaska, has equipped him well for the task of living in the middle of nowhere! He is fond of Shakespearean theatre, having performed in a number of productions. He is also a martial arts instructor with the Caronport Bartitsu Society.

Dr. Hackney's specializati...

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David Miller, PhD

Associate Professor of New Testament and Early Judaism

David completed a PhD in Religious Studies at McMaster University in 2004, the same year he began teaching at Briercrest College and Seminary. As a scholar and a teacher, David's basic priorities are studying the New Testament in its first-century Jewish and Greco-Roman contexts and learning with students what it means to hear and respond to the Bible's address to Christians today.

Growing up in Kenya as a child of miss...

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Eric Ortlund, PhD

Associate Professor of Old Testament

Eric, his wife, Erin, and their two children, Kate and Will, moved to Caronport in July 2006. He worked on an M.Div. at Trinity Evangelical Divinity Seminary in Chicago for two years and served as a youth pastor in a local Presbyterian church before sensing God’s call to study the Old Testament. His interests focus in Isaiah and the Psalms, but he loves studying and teaching any part of the Hebrew Bible as well as the OT's Ancien...

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Tim Stabell, PhD

Assistant Professor of Mission

Tim grew up in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) and worked there with his wife, Susan, from 1982 to 1996. He went on to do a Ph.D. in Intercultural Studies at Trinity Evangelical Divinity School, and he is currently overseeing the Global Studies program at Briercrest College and Seminary.

During the summers, he often returns to the Congo where he continues to be involved in leadership training at various levels. In hi...

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Josh Stigall, PhD

Director of Continuing and Distance Education
Josh is Assistant Professor of New Testament and also serves as the Director of Continuing and Distance Education at Briercrest. Prior to his graduate studies he served as Associate Pastor of Student Ministries at First Baptist Church in Fairfield, California, near his hometown. He and his wife, Laura, have been married since 1998. They have two active boys who keep the family on their toes.
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Don Taylor, DTh

Assistant Professor of Bible

Don grew up in Ontario, and after high school and some odd jobs, he joined the RCMP. He was stationed in B.C. for ten years, and while he was there, he got married, raised two children, and worked in youth ministry for six years. Then he came to Briercrest College and Seminary. After studying at both the college and seminary and taking on the task of policing in Caronport, Don was hired to teach part-time for the college and has ...

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