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Faculty

The greatest asset of a theological seminary is not its beautiful buildings but the quality of its faculty. Our faculty is committed to sound scholarship and absolute loyalty to God's inerrant and infallible Word. The faculty's goal is to embrace a biblical balance for life and ministry in the subjects being taught. Those who teach will also model these principles in and out of the classroom. The seminary faculty have earned degrees from a variety of institutions and possess years of ministry experience. We believe equipping servant leaders is best accomplished by servant leaders who themselves combine biblical scholarship with actual experience in the work of the ministry.  All Master's classes at The WEST Institute are taken through Shepherds Theological Seminary's Laramie Valley Chapel Teaching Site.

Larry Pettegrew

Executive Vice President, Dean, Professor of Theology

On July 1, 2007, Dr. Larry Pettegrew assumed the position of Executive Vice President and Dean of Shepherds Theological, as well as Professor of Theology. Previously, Dr. Pettegrew served as Professor of Theology at The Master's Seminary in Sun Valley, California, where he was a member of the faculty since 1995.  Students at The WEST Institute take Systematic Theology and Historical Theology courses from Dr. Pettegrew.

 

Doug Bookman

Professor of New Testament

Doug Bookman joined the faculty of Shepherds in August of 2009. After years of teaching and pastoring, Dr. Bookman brings to STS a wealth of ministry knowledge and experience. His passion for Israel and the life of Christ can be seen in his passion when talking about these vital topics. In addition to teaching, Dr. Bookman will also serve as Director of Public Relations.  Dr. Bookman teaches New Testament and Life of Christ courses at The WEST Institute and also leads the Israel Initiative trip for students.

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Clayton Schultz

Director: The WEST Institute

Dr. Clayton Schultz serves as the director of The WEST Institute.  He graduated from the University of Nebraska at Kearney in 2004 with a degree in Telecommunications Management.  He completed his Master's studies at Dallas Theological Seminary, and his D. Min. through Baptist Bible Seminary.  Clayton and his wife Molly oversee the discipleship component of The WEST Institute. They love investing in the lives of students and walking with them as they are sanctified during an intense year of study and community living. Dr. Sthultz teaches the Mentored Discipleship, Mentored Internship and Creative Bible Teaching courses at The WEST Institute.

David Burggraff

Chaplain, Professor of Systematic Theology

 
After graduating from the University of Minnesota with a degree in chemical engineering, David Burggraff began his theological education at Calvary Baptist Theological Seminary, where he eventually received his M.Div. and Th.M. degrees. In 2001, he completed a Ph.D. in Theology at Dallas Theological Seminary. Through the years, Dr. Burggraff has served in a variety of roles in churches, seminaries.  Dr. Burggraff teaches Systematic Theology courses at The WEST Institute.
 

Will Coberly

Director of Library Services, Assistant Professor of Bible Exposition

Will joined the Shepherds' faculty in January 2011 as Director of Library Services and Assistant Professor of Bible Exposition. He brings an enthusiasm for biblical research and a passion for carefully interpreting God's Word. Will's dissertation topic, The Necessity of Virtue Epistemology for a Christian Hermeneutic (in process), addresses the role of intellectual virtues...

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Stephen Davey

President, Professor of Practical Theology

Stephen Davey is the senior pastor at Colonial Baptist Church. He also serves as president of Shepherds Theological Seminary and as principal Bible teacher on Wisdom for the Heart. He received his undergraduate degree from Tennessee Temple University, and then went on to earn his masters degrees at Detroit Baptist Theological Seminary and Dallas Theological Seminary...

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William Barber

Professor of Practical Theology
 
Bill Barber joined the Shepherds team in September of 2008. He serves as Director of Mentoring, Placement, and the 360 Circle of Shepherds. He received his B.A. in Ecomonics from Wake Forest University and his Master of Divinity and Doctor of Ministry degrees from Temple Baptist Theological Seminary. His forty-year pastoral experience has given him a passion for mentoring seminarians, helping them gain a vital balance as they face the challenge of ministry...
 
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Samuel Winchester

Director of Operations and Institutional Effectiveness
 
Sam Winchester has completed a Ph.D. at Princeton University. Before coming to Shepherds, he spent nine years leading the doctoral program for management of technology in the College of Textiles at N.C. State University. Dr. Winchester is currently Director of Library and Operations and Professor of Creation Science at Shepherds Theological Seminary in Cary, NC. His duties include...
 

 

Terry Beatty

Adjunct Professor of Exegetical Theology
 
Terry Beatty graduated from Purdue University with a degree in Aviation Technology. Upon graduation, he served in the United States Marine Corps as a Transportation and Logistics Officer. During his military service, Terry also completed his MBA studies at Averett University. After 14 years of military service, he resigned from the Marine Corps...
 

Carey Hardy

Adjunct Professor of Biblical Counseling
 
Carey graduated from the University of Houston with a B.S. in Pharmacy in 1977. In 1984 he sold his pharmacy to go on staff of a Baptist church in Texas as Christian School Principal and Minister of Music. Carey moved to California in 1990 to study at The Master's Seminary and graduated from there with a Master of Divinity degree. From 1993 until 2006...
 
 

Stephen Pritchett

Adjunct Professor of Biblical Counseling

Stephen Pritchett joined the pastoral staff of Colonial Baptist Church March of 2006. Stephen received his M. Div. in Counseling from New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary. After years of counseling in the local church, he entered Westminster Theological Seminary where he is working on his doctorate in Biblical Counseling...
 
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Andrew Smith


Adjunct Professor of New Testament
 
Andrew Smith graduated from the University of Illinois with a degree in Computer Engineering and worked as a software designer for a number of years. He received an M.A. in Biblical Literature and an M.A. in Biblical Languages from Shepherds Theological Seminary and is currently finishing a Ph.D. in Biblical Studies (New Testament and Christian Origins) at the University of Edinburgh.