Faculty and Staff

Below is a list of the professors and instructors, both full-time and adjunct, the WRS Administration and Staff, and a list of those on the Board of Directors and the Pastoral Advisory Council.

WRS Professors & Instructors

John A. Battle

Professor of New Testament and Theology

B.A., Highland College, 1967; M.Div., Faith Theological Seminary, 1970; S.T.M., Faith Theological Seminary, 1971; Th.D., Grace Theological Seminary, 1975. Assistant Professor of New Testament, Faith Theological Seminary, 1971-1977; Professor of New Testament, Faith Theological Seminary, 1977-1982; Associate Professor of New Testament, Western Reformed Seminary, 1983-1998; Professor of New Testament and Theology, Western Reformed Seminary, 1998-.

Christopher K. Lensch

Associate Professor of Old Testament

B.A., Shelton College, 1975; M.Div., Faith Theological Seminary, 1978; S.T.M., Faith Theological Seminary, 1980. Instructor, Faith Theological Seminary, 1978-1980; Assistant Professor of Old Testament, Faith Theological Seminary, 1980-1982; Assistant Professor of Old Testament, Western Reformed Seminary, 1983-1998; Associate Professor of Old Testament, Western Reformed Seminary, 1998-.

Kevin M. Backus

Adjunct Professor of Biblical Counseling

B.A., Shelton College, 1978; M.Div., Faith Theological Seminary, 1982; S.T.M., Whitefield Theological Seminary, 1995; Ph.D., Whitefield Theological Seminary, 1997; Fellow with the Association of Certified Biblical Counselors, 1995-. Instructor in Biblical Counseling, Western Reformed Seminary, 1995-1997; Adjunct Professor of Biblical Counseling, Western Reformed Seminary, 1998-; Board member of the Association of Certified Biblical Counselors, 2000-; Certified Christian Conciliator®, 2006-; Adjunct Professor of Pastoral Theology, Reformed Theological Seminary, 2009-.

Dennis W. Jowers

Adjunct Professor of Theology

A.B., University of Chicago, 1999; M.Th., University of Edinburgh, 2001; Ph.D., University of Edinburgh, 2004. Assistant Professor of Theology, Western Reformed Seminary, 2004-2006; Associate Professor of Theology and Apologetics, Faith Seminary, 2005-; Adjunct Professor of Theology, Western Reformed Seminary, 2006-. Personal webpage.

Leonard W. Pine

Adjunct Professor of Practical Theology

B.A., Bob Jones University, 1984; M.A., Bob Jones University, 1987; M.Div., Western Reformed Seminary, 1993; D.Min., Westminster Seminary California, 2002. Instructor, Bob Jones University, 1984-1988; Assistant Professor of Practical Theology, Western Reformed Seminary, 1993-2002. Adjunct Professor of Practical Theology, Western Reformed Seminary, 2002-.

Robert A. Battle

Adjunct Instructor in Biblical Languages

B.A., University of Washington, 1997. M.A., University of Washington, 2001. Ph.D. candidate, University of Washington, 2003. Adjunct Instructor in Biblical Languages, Western Reformed Seminary, 2006-.

James S. Blizzard

Adjunct Instructor in Homiletics and Pastoral Theology

B.A., Shelton College, 1979; M.Div., Faith Theological Seminary, 1982. Adjunct Instructor in Homiletics and Pastoral Theology, Western Reformed Seminary, 2004-.

Khawl Ro Kim

Adjunct Instructor in Bible and Theology

B.Th., Evangelical Bible Seminary, Myanmar, 1995; M.Div., New Life Collage, India, 1997; M.Th., Asian Center for Theological Studies and Mission (ACTS), Korea, 2004). Lecturer in Theology and Bible, Evangelical Bible Seminary, 1997-1998; Lecturer in Theology and Bible, Reformed Theological Seminary, 1998-2001; Lecturer in Theology and Practical Theology, Union Biblical Seminary, 2002-2004; Associate Professor of New Testament, Yangon Graduate School of Theology, 2004-2005; Associate Professor of Theology, Logos Evangelical Institute of Theology, 2004-2007; Adjunct Instructor in Bible and Theology, Western Reformed Seminary, 2007-.

Tito S. Lyro

Adjunct Instructor in Theology and Bible

B.A., University of Washington, 2000; M.Div., Western Reformed Seminary, 2000. Adjunct Instructor in Theology and Bible, Western Reformed Seminary, 1997-2000; Assistant Professor of Theology and Bible, Western Reformed Seminary, 2000-2004. Adjunct Instructor in Theology and Bible, Western Reformed Seminary, 2004-.

Edward Paauwe

Adjunct Professor in Bible and Theology

B.A., Bob Jones University, 1965; M.Div., Faith Theological Seminary, 1969; S.T.M., Faith Theological Seminary, 1984; D.Min., Bob Jones University, 2011. Adjunct Instructor in Bible and Theology, Western Reformed Seminary, 2006-2011; Adjunct Professor of Bible and Theology, Western Reformed Seminary, 2011-2013.

Administration and Staff

John A. Battle

President

Christopher K. Lensch

Registrar, Dean of Students, and Business Manager

Philip I. Resnick

Secretary of the Alumni Association

Nellie Lensch

Financial Office Assistant


Zona Flood

Library Assistant


Board of Directors*

Mr. Stuart Welch, President. Tacoma, WA. Elder, Tacoma BPC.
Mr. Walt Zeiger, Vice-President. Puyallup, WA. Deacon, Tacoma BPC.
Rev. Christopher Lensch, Secretary. Tacoma, WA. Minister, Great Western Presbytery.
Rev. Tito Lyro, Treasurer. Olympia, WA. Pastor, BPC of Olympia.
Dr. John Battle. Tacoma, WA. Minister, Great Western Presbytery.
Dr. James L. Blizzard. Cape Canaveral, FL. Pastor, Grace BPC of Cape Canaveral.
Rev. Garry Z. Cole. Bristol, VA. Pastor, Ryder Memorial Presbyterian Church of Bluff City, TN.
Rev. G. W. Fisher. Tacoma, WA. Pastor, Tacoma BPC.
Mr. Darin Hughey. Tacoma, WA. Elder, BPC of Olympia.
Dr. John Janbaz. San Bernardino, CA. Minister, Great Western Presbytery.
Dr. Leonard Pine. Bonners Ferry, ID. Pastor, Providence BP Mission of Bonners Ferry; Home Field Director, Presbyterian Missionary Union.
*”BPC” stands for the Bible Presbyterian Church, General Synod.


Pastoral Advisory Council

Dr. Kevin M. Backus, Grand Island, NY. Pastor, Bible Presbyterian Church of Grand Island.
Rev. James S. Blizzard, Lakeland, FL. Pastor, Bible Presbyterian Church of Lakeland.
Rev. John T. Dyck, Edmonton, AB. Pastor, Bible Presbyterian Church of Edmonton.