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Faculty and Staff

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James W. Baker, President

James W. Baker serves as the pastor of Tabernacle Baptist Church.  He holds both Bachelor of Arts (1977) and Master of Arts (1979) degrees from Bob Jones University and received an honorary Doctor of Divinity degree from Ambassador Baptist College in May 2008. Before coming to Tabernacle in 2004, he founded Grace Baptist Church in Kettering, Ohio, and pastored there for twenty-one years.  He served previously as assistant pastor of Meadow Hills Baptist Church in Huntsville, Alabama, for three years and as assistant pastor at First Baptist Church in Oxford, Michigan. 

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Kenneth F. Sheets, Dean

 Kenneth F. Sheets, Dean and Professor of Biblical Languages and Theology, holds a Bachelor of Science in Chemical Engineering (1976) from the University of Virginia and a Master of Divinity in Old Testament (1986) from Tennessee Temple Baptist Seminary and has done additional work toward a doctoral degree. He came to TBBCS in 2005 after serving in pastoral roles in Oregon and North Carolina and teaching for twelve years at Ambassador Baptist College. Mr. Sheets has combined his analytical abilities and facility in the Biblical languages with an intensive understanding of God as Creator to produce numerous unpublished theses and exegetical analyses demonstrating the necessity and value of understanding the revelation of God as He gave it.  He is also a U.S. Army veteran (Vietnam War). 

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Ray D. Fulayter, Professor

Ray D. Fulayter, Professor of Bible and Biblical Counseling, holds a Bachelor of Arts degree (1964) from Pillsbury Baptist Bible College, a Master of Divinity (1982) from Maranatha Baptist Graduate School of Theology, and a Doctor of Religious Education (1992) from Tabernacle Baptist Theological Seminary. He has over fifty-five years of teaching experience, primarily on the college and graduate level, with over twenty-five years of concurrent pastoral experience. Certified with the American Association of Biblical Counselors, he combines his knowledge and experience to provide Biblical counsel and instruction to individuals, couples, families, and children. 

  

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Sherrill L. Fulayter, Professor

 Sherrill L. Fulayter, Professor of Biblical Counseling and Ladies Ministries, holds a Bachelor of Arts degree (1962) from Pillsbury Baptist Bible College, a Master of Arts (1972) from Maranatha Baptist Graduate School of Theology, and a Doctor of Religious Education (1993) from Tabernacle Baptist Theological Seminary. Certified with the American Association of Biblical Counselors, she combines her knowledge and experience to provide Biblical counsel and instruction to individuals, couples, families, and children. 

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Mark A. Miller, Professor

 Mark A. Miller, Professor of Bible and Biblical Languages, holds a Bachelor of Science degree (2000) from Excelsior College and a Master of Divinity (2015) from Tabernacle Baptist Theological Seminary and is pursuing a Doctor of Religious Education. He has served in various church ministries and, as an ordained Baptist minister, he also serves as a dispatch preacher for the seminary’s pulpit supply ministry. Before entering full-time Christian ministry, Mr. Miller served in the United States Army for thirty-one years. 

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Rebecca L. Miller, Professor

 Rebecca L. Miller, Professor of Biblical Languages and Linguistics, holds a Bachelor of Arts degree (2009) with a minor in linguistics from the University of Texas at El Paso and a Master of Divinity (2015) and Doctor of Religious Education (2017) in Biblical Languages from Tabernacle Baptist Theological Seminary. Her doctoral dissertation, entitled Tracing the Language of Adam through History: A Biblical Model for the History of Language, demonstrates the analytical and linguistic abilities which she combines with her facility in Biblical languages in her teaching. She is continuing her linguistic research to discern the evidences connecting modern languages to those formed at the Babel dispersion.   

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Walter A. Yoho, Professor

Walter A. Yoho, Professor of Bible and Theology, holds a Bachelor of Arts degree (1970) from Eastern University and a Master of Arts (1972) and Doctor of Philosophy (1974) from Bob Jones University. In his forty-five years of ministry, Dr. Yoho has served in various roles including college professor, college administrator, and pastor and has also authored numerous books and booklets which provide both devotional and theological insights into the Scriptures. Before coming to TBBCS in 2001, he taught at Pensacola Christian College, Colonial Baptist College, and Piedmont Bible College.