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Dr. Derek James Brown
Academic Dean

Professor of Theology
B.A., The Master's College
M.Div., Southern Baptist Theological Seminary
PhD, Southern Baptist Theological Seminary

Derek grew up in Montana and later moved to Southern California and enrolled at The Master's College. Desiring further biblical training he completed an M.Div. and Ph.D. at Southern Baptist Theological Seminary; after graduating he served as an adjunct professor of Christian Theology there. He also served as managing editor for the Journal of Discipleship and Family Ministry. Derek has contributed to and authored several academic and popular books, magazines and journals and has presented papers at the Evangelical Theological Society national meetings. He serves as associate pastor and elder at Grace Bible Fellowship of Silicon Valley where he oversees the college and young adult ministry, GBF Press and an online presence through his blog FromTheStudy.com. He and his wife, Amy, have three children and love to spend time reading, playing sports, riding bikes and exploring the outdoors. When not spending time with his family, Derek can be found running or cycling around the Bay Area.


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Todd Tristan Bolton
Dean of Students

Professor of Exposition & Biblical Languages
B.S., Emory University
M.Div., The Cornerstone Seminary
PhD, Baptist Bible Seminary (in process)

Todd graduated from Emory University with a B.S. in Anthropology. Following college, he spent two years in China doing missionary work. Since returning, Todd has worked as a Church Administrator and Pastoral Intern at churches in Berkeley and Oakland. Todd enrolled in 2007 and received his Master of Divinity Magna Cum Laude from The Cornerstone Seminary in 2010 and serves as the Dean of Students of The Cornerstone Bible College and Seminary. He is a member of Community Bible Church in Vallejo, where he leads a weekly Bible study and teaches Sunday School. Todd lives in Vallejo with his wife, Rhonda, and their three children.


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paul oliver anthes

Professor of Bible Exposition & Pastoral Training
B.S., Western Baptist Bible College
M.Div., The Cornerstone Seminary

Paul received his B.S. from Western Baptist College in 1972 and has served as a pastor and missionary in Italy, the Congo, and Northern California.  He founded and taught in Garden Valley Christian School then enrolled in 2004 at The Cornerstone Seminary and graduated in 2007.  He is Senior Preaching Pastor of Community Bible Church of Placerville and serves as General Director for Compassion for Congo, Lubumbashi, Democratic Republic of Congo.  He and his wife, Ginny, have four children and eight grandchildren.

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Tony Arnds

Professor of Bible Exposition & Pastoral Training
Montana Bible College
B.S.,  Montana State University
M.Div., The Master’s Seminary

Tony received a B.S. in Animal Science from Montana State University in 1988 and worked on different ranches throughout the state until his conversion to Christ in 1992. He studied at Montana Bible College from 1993 until 1997.  He moved to Southern California where he studied and received his M.Div. from The Master’s Seminary in 2001. He has served as Pastor-Teacher of Potter Valley Bible Church in Mendocino County since 2002. Tony and his wife Tawny have three sons and two grandchildren