Dr. J. J. TURNER, Chancellor and Instructor has been preaching for close to a half century. His full-time work has taken him to Florida, Louisiana, California, Colorado and of course his home state of Georgia. His lectureships, workshops, and seminars have taken him all over the world. He has served in administration with four Christian Colleges and is past editor of Christian Family Magazine and Christian Bible Teacher. J. J. has conducted seminars and workshops on every subject that is needed in the church today, and continues to do so with a trip to Italy next month to co-teach a Leadership Workshop. He is one of the most powerful speakers in the Lord’s Church. He has authored over seventy books, hundreds of articles, and thousands of lessons preached all over the United States and many foreign countries. J.J. has touched the lives of many people, not only with the gospel, but with his encouragement and leadership. By seeing potential in me, when I was a young farmer in Arkansas, he opened up a whole new world for me of planting seeds of the gospel instead of seeds of rice and soybeans. He encouraged me to attend school to become a preacher, to give my life to preaching, and made it possible for me to fulfill my lifelong dream of teaching at a school that trains preachers. How many other lives has he touched in this way? J. J., and his sweet wife Isabelle live in McDonough, Georgia where he serves as pulpit preacher as well as one of the elders of that vibrant congregation. They have two children and four grandchildren. For more information about Dr. J. J. Turner and to order his books, go to worldbibleinstitute.com and click on Dr. J. J. Turner. Also, visit his newest project for preachers at jeremiahinstitute.com.
Dr. DAVID W. HAMRICK, President, has been preaching since 1980. He is a graduate of Brown Trail School of Preaching, Freed-Hardeman University (B.A. in Bible), David Lipscomb University (M.A. in Religion), McDonough Bible Institute of Georgia (Hon. Doctorate in Christian Leadership) and has done graduate work at Harding Graduate School of Religion. David has done local preaching in Texas, Tennessee, and Mississippi. He served as the Director of Extensions for Bear Valley Bible Institute of Denver for nine years during which he established numerous schools of preaching and Bible Colleges in six continents of the world. He served on the Board of Trustees for Parkview Christian School, has done extensive radio work, and writes for various brotherhood publications. Author of two books on church growth: Waking the Sleeping Giant, and Waking workbook. David has conducted numerous Church Growth Seminars in Georgia, North Carolina, Oklahoma, Tennessee, and Texas. He and his wife Rhonda reside in Bedford, TX with their two children Caleb and Bailey.
ROLAND CUMBEE, JR. MBS, Extension Studies Coordinator, grew up and was educated in Georgetown County, South Carolina. He has been married to the lovely Yvonne T. Cumbee for thirty six years. They have one biological daughter Stacey K. Lewis who is married to Abraham Lewis. Roland has been a Christian for forty years and has been preaching the gospel of Christ for more than 30 years.
Roland earned his BSL from Southeastern Biblical Institute, Doraville Georgia and earned several hours towards his Master at Southern Christian University, now Faulkner University Montgomery, Alabama. He is a co-founder of the Central Carolina School of Preaching, now operating in Sumter, South Carolina. He served the school as an instructor, and director, before moving to Augusta, Georgia. As of January 15, 2011 Roland earned his Masters in Biblical Studies from the World Bible Institute, (Formally the McDonough Bible Institute) in McDonough, Georgia. He serves World Bible Institute as Director of Stateside Extension Schools and as Dean and Instructor of WBI Extension in Augusta, Georgia. Roland’s work as minister has taken him to Atlanta, Georgia where he served the Sims Avenue Church of Christ for nine years; and from there to Lake City, South Carolina where he served for fourteen years; and from there to where he now labors at the D’Antignac Street Church of Christ in Augusta, Georgia. He has labored in Augusta, Georgia for over nine years and counting. Roland has been privileged to work on foreign missions, in the Bahamans’, Barbados, WI. He has preached, conducted workshops and spoke on various Lectureships in several States in the United States.
DR. JUSTIN IMEL, SR., DMIN., DIRECTOR OF TECHNOLOGY, has been preaching the gospel since 1996. He has served congregations in West Virginia, Tennessee, Kentucky and Virginia. Dr. Imel served as an instructor for Ohio Valley University in West Virginia and Heritage Christian University in Florence, Alabama. He received his education from Heritage Christian University and Amridge University where he was awarded a Doctorate in Ministry. He is an accomplished writer having authored numerous books and articles for various brotherhood publications.
Spencer Ross Vice President and Director of Extensions Studies. Spencer is a graduate of Brown Trail School of Preaching (top student award), Amridge University (BS in Management Communication), and Heritage Christian University (Masters in Ministry). He has worked with the Bedford Road church of Christ, Northwest church of Christ and Keller church of Christ (all in Texas). His love for mission work has taken him to numerous locations in Africa, Central America, Asia, and Europe. His sincere love for the lost has resulted in his preaching, training preachers and participating in radio programs all over the globe. He and his wife Kandice have three boys and reside in Keller, TX.
Keith Johnson Regional Coordinator for Africa. Keith received his education from York College, Harding University and WBI where he currently is pursuing his Masters Degree in Biblical Studies. He as worked with churches in Searcy AR, Shirley AR, Hempstead TX, Tomball TX, Houston TX, Honolulu HI, Garden Grove CA and Port Elizabeth S. Africa. His mission experience includes South Africa, Mexico, Ghana and Togo West Africa. Keith and his wife Renee reside in Searcy Arkansas with their three children.
Caleb Hamrick Director of Social Media/Marketing and Coordinator for Philippines. He is a graduate of Ft. Worth Christian High School and Harding University where he received his B.A. in Bible and Missions. He is presently pursuing his Master of Biblical Studies through WBI. Caleb worked with the Higginson church of Christ in Higginson, AR from June 2016 to June 2018. His ministry has allowed him the opportunity to preach for several congregations in numerous states and foreign countries in addition to preaching on the radio. He has served as keynote speaker in youth conferences, taught bible classes and participated in outreach programs. Caleb has gone on several mission trips and helped plant two congregations (Arkansas and Ghana). He lives in Grandview, TX.
JANET WILSON, SECRETARY FOR WBI, has served as the church secrety for the McDonough congregation for over 20 years. She and Don, her husband of 30 years are the parents of two daughters, Terri Cosby & Kasey Guill and one grand daughter, Addison.
Janet and Don have previousty worshipped with the Forest Park & Fairiew congregations where she taught Bible classes for ladies, children and teen -girls, as well as served in the Lads to Leaders /Leaderettes programs at the three congregations.
Currently, she works with the Connections Leadership Camp held each summer at McDonough; a week-long training camp for young men. Don's responsibility as a deacon is working with the foreign missions program at McDonough and they have traveled to Fiji, Western Samoa, Tanzania (Africa), and Pohnpei where Janet teaches Bible classes for children and women .
Janet enjoys reading and traveling and plans to have time for more mission trips when she and Don retire.