Our Faculty & Staff

Craig Hurley

Church Pastor and Instructor

Bob Jones University, B.A., M.Div.; Pastor to the Deaf, Grace Baptist Church, Los Angeles, CA, 3 years; Instructor in Bible and Science, Victory Christian School, Sacramento, CA, 2 years; Associate Pastor, Bible Baptist Church, Durham, NC, 8 years; Assistant Pastor, Grace Baptist Church, Birmingham, MI, 13 years; Senior Pastor, Grace Baptist Church, Birmingham, since 2014; and Faculty Member, Birmingham Bible Institute, since January 2001.

 

Bob McLaughlin

BBI Director and Instructor

Baptist Bible Seminary, Th.B.; Pastor, First Baptist Church, Oglesby, IL, 3 years; Pastor, Ambassador Baptist Church, Royal Oak, MI, over 25 years; Pastor, Herring Lake Baptist Church, Frankfort, MI, 12 years; Pastor of Education & Outreach, Grace Baptist Church, Birmingham, since 2016; Faculty Member, Birmingham Bible Institute, 1999-2003 and since 2016; and Director, Birmingham Bible Institute, since 2016.

 

April Cooper

Instructor

Rochester Institute of Technology/National Institute for the Deaf, A.A.S.; additional coursework at Oakland Community College and Clarkston Community Schools Adult Education; experience as a sign language instructor; Faculty Member, Birmingham Bible Institute, since 1993.

 

Gail Crewdson

Instructor

Birmingham Bible Institute, A.S.L. courses; Mott Community College, Interpreter Training Program; Educational and Community Free-Lance Interpreting; Church Interpreter, Grace Baptist Church, Birmingham; Faculty Member, Birmingham Bible Institute, since 1999.

 

Glen Currie

Instructor

Bob Jones University, B.A.; Detroit Baptist Theological Seminary, M.Div.; Assistant Pastor, Inter-City Baptist Church, Allen Park, 11 years; Instructor in Bible, Inter-City Baptist High School, 3 years; Instructor in Bible, Inter-City Bible Institute, 4 years; Pastor, Maranatha Baptist Church, Clarkston, since 1987; Faculty Member, Birmingham Bible Institute, since 1992.

 

Nate Eldridge

Instructor

Bob Jones University, B.A.; Bob Jones Jr. Memorial Seminary, M.A.; Internship and Ordination, First Calvary Baptist Church, Inver Grove Heights, Minnesota, 2 years; Youth Pastor, Grace Baptist Church, Birmingham, since 2014; Faculty Member, Birmingham Bible Institute, since 2015.

 

Gary Flatt

Instructor

Macomb Community College, A.A.S.; Siena Heights College, B.A.S.; Central Michigan University, M.A.; Substitute Teacher, Macomb Christian School, Warren, and Faith Christian School, Clinton Township, 1 year; Electronics Technology Teacher, Anchor Bay High School, 11 years; Deacon and Teacher of adult Bible class, Ryan Road Baptist Church, Warren, 11 years; Creation Ministry since 2003; Instructor, Macomb Community College, since 2005; Quality Engineer, Burtek, Inc., since 2008; Faculty Member, Birmingham Bible Institute, since 1994.

 

Brian Holloway

Instructor

Bob Jones University, B.S., B.A., M.Mus.; Teacher, Baptist College of Ministry / Falls Baptist Academy, 17 years; Teacher, Fayette Christian School, 2 years; Music Pastor, Grace Baptist Church, Birmingham, since 2015; Faculty Member, Birmingham Bible Institute, since 2016.

 

John Marine

Instructor

Midwestern Baptist College, B.R.E., M.R.E., & D.D.; University of Detroit, M.A.; Instructor, Midwestern Baptist College, 16 years; Pastor, North Auburn Hills Baptist Church, since 1969; Faculty Member, Birmingham Bible Institute, since 1996.

 

Shawna Steiner

Instructor and Webmaster

Oberlin College, A.B.; Wayne State University, M.Ed. and Ph.D.; graduate work, Detroit Baptist Theological Seminary; Social Studies Teacher, Fraser Public Schools, over 15 years; Research and Statistics Consultant, 14 years; Computer Specialist, 3 years; Professional Technician, Photography @ Wayne State, since 2001; Volunteer (1994-2003), Office Assistant (2003-2015), and Bookkeeper (since 2016), Grace Baptist Church, Birmingham; Webmaster, Grace Baptist Church, Birmingham Bible Institute, and Project Delta GBC, since 2015; Faculty Member, Birmingham Bible Institute, since 1988.

 

Ron Wagner

Instructor

Bob Jones University, B.A.; Northland Baptist Bible College, M.Min.; South India Baptist Bible College, D.D.; Youth Pastor, Cincinnati, OH, 2 years; Assistant Pastor, St. Louis, MO, 5 years; Senior Pastor, Macomb Baptist Church, since 1989; Faculty Member, Birmingham Bible Institute, since 2005.

 

Melissa Fenner

Registrar

Wayne State University, B.A.; Concessions Volunteer, Birmingham Bible Institute, 1982-1987; Church Secretary, Grace Baptist Church, Birmingham, since 1987; Registrar, Birmingham Bible Institute, since 1989.