Course Authors

Blayne Banting, DMin, PhD

Associate Professor of Preaching and Christian Ministry

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

Associate Professor of Theology

I was raised in a Christian home in Fort Worth, Texas, and I accepted Jesus Christ as my Savior and Lord at the age of eight. I majored in Bible at Hardin-Simmons University, a small Baptist School in west Texas. It was there that I surrendered my life to full-time vocational service. After returning to Fort Worth for seminary I married Myra. While I finished my Ph.D., I was the pastor of a small congregation inArkansas. Afterward...

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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

Dean of the Seminary

David grew up at Onoway Evangelical Free Church where he came to know the Lord. He served as Assistant Pastor at Lacombe EFC from 1989-1992, after which he pursued further education and joined the faculty at Briercrest, where he has been seeking to equip people for ministry ever since. He teaches and researches on a broad number of topics, but focuses on the theology of forgiveness and reconciliation, on the nature of the Church a...

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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.

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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

Adjunct Professor of Mission

Tim grew up in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) as the son of American Baptist missionaries. He gave his life to Christ early in life, and after graduating from the American School of Kinshasa in 1969, went to Easter College (now Eastern University), where he did a BA in Sociology. It was during later MAR studies at Westminster Seminary that he felt the Lord leading him to mission work in the country where he had grown up. O...

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Don Taylor, DTh

Dean of the College

Don grew up in Ontario, and after high school and some job experience, he joined the RCMP and was stationed in B.C. Don married Tracy and they raised two children, Brad and Katie. After ten years in the RCMP and six years of youth ministry in local churches, Don came to Briercrest to study. While 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 co...

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