Faculty

The faculty at MCUTS@LBC are highly qualified teachers and researchers in their field, experienced in local church and nonprofit ministry and for profit businesses. They have all committed their lives in service to Christ and His Kingdom and share a common desire to see communities transformed in Memphis. Each core faculty member brings years of academic training and professional expertise to the classroom.

Faculty

General Education Faculty

T. Michael Collins

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General Education Faculty

T. Michael Collins

College and Young Adult Director, Christ United Methodist

Ph.D., University of Southern Mississippi, 2012
M.A., University of Memphis, 2008
M.A., Harding Graduate School of Religion, 2006
B.A., Crichton College, 2004

James Conway

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General Education Faculty

James Conway

James D. Conway

Ph.D., University of Memphis, 2015
M.A., University of Memphis, 2007
B.A., University of Central Arkansas, 2003

Paul J Grisham

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General Education Faculty

Paul J Grisham

M.S., Mississippi State University, 1996
B.S., Mississippi State University, 1992

Timothy R Holler

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General Education Faculty

Timothy R Holler

Co-Founder, Sage Hill Counseling

Ed.D., University of Memphis, 2006
M.S., University of Memphis, 1990
B.A., Crichton College, 1988

Charles J Householder

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General Education Faculty

Charles J Householder

Peer Power Foundation

M.S., University of Memphis, 1980
B.A., Vanderbilt University, 1969

J. Corey Latta

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General Education Faculty

J. Corey Latta

College and Young Adult Director, Christ United Methodist

Ph.D., University of Southern Mississippi, 2012
M.A., University of Memphis, 2008
M.A., Harding Graduate School of Religion, 2006
B.A., Crichton College, 2004

DiAnne Malone

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DiAnne Malone

M.F.A, University of Memphis, 2008
M.A., University of Memphis, 2007
B.A, University of Louisiana, 2003

James H Shultz

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General Education Faculty

James H Shultz

Chief of Mission and Outreach, Christ Community Health

D.Min, Talbot School of Theology at Biola University
M.Div., Midwestern Baptist Theological Seminary, 2009
B.A., Missouri Baptist College, 2002

Laura A Shultz

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General Education Faculty

Laura A Shultz

Director of Behavioral Health, CCHS

Psy.D., Wheaton College, 2012
M.A., Covenant Theological Seminary, 2006
B.A., Rice University, 2002

Brent E Stenberg

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General Education Faculty

Brent E Stenberg

Senior Consulting Psychologist, Headington Institute

Ph.D., Fuller Theological Seminary, 1980
B.A., Texas Christian University, 1974

Cicely Wilson

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General Education Faculty

Cicely Wilson

Ph.D., Communications, University of Memphis
M.A., English, University of Memphis
M.A., Speech, University of Memphis
B.A., English, Philander Smith College

Carl E Young, Jr

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General Education Faculty

Carl E Young, Jr

Practice Transition Coach, MetroCare Physicians

M.B.A, University of Phoenix, 2010
B.S., University of Tennessee at Martin, 2001

Bible, Theology, and Ministry

Kelvin R Bowen

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Bible, Theology, and Ministry

Kelvin R Bowen

Senior Pastor/Church Planter, Christ Fellowship Church

M.C.S., Union University, 2013
B.S., Tennessee State University, 1987

Robin Branch

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Bible, Theology, and Ministry

Robin Branch

Ph.D., Hebrew Studies, University of Texas Austin
M.A., High Honors, Oral Roberts University
M.A., Honors, Politics and Economic History, University of Glasgow

Joseph W Caldwell

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Bible, Theology, and Ministry

Joseph W Caldwell

D.Min., Fuller Theological Seminary, 2010
Th.M., Golden Gate Baptist Theological Seminary, 1999
M.Div., Golden Gate Baptist Theological Seminary, 1996
B.A., University of South Carolina, 1986
Additional Ph.D. Level Course Work: Golden Gate Baptist Seminary,
University of Memphis, Graduate Theological Union Berkeley

T. Michael Collins

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Bible, Theology, and Ministry

T. Michael Collins

College and Young Adult Director, Christ United Methodist

Ph.D., University of Southern Mississippi, 2012
M.A., University of Memphis, 2008
M.A., Harding Graduate School of Religion, 2006
B.A., Crichton College, 2004

Damon M Conley

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Bible, Theology, and Ministry

Damon M Conley

Assistant Pastor, Second Presbyterian Church

M.Div., Mid-America Baptist Theological Seminary, 2014
M.C.S., Union University, 2009
B.S., University of Tennessee, 2004

Chris Davis

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Bible, Theology, and Ministry

Chris Davis

Teaching Pastor, Downtown Church

M.Div., Mid-America Baptist Theological Seminary, 2011
B.S., Southeast Missouri State University, 2007

Michael C Davis

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Bible, Theology, and Ministry

Michael C Davis

Assistant Pastor, Second Presbyterian Church

M.Div., Covenant Theological Seminary, 2014
B.S., University of Missouri-Columbia, 2009

Gregory K Hollifield

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Bible, Theology, and Ministry

Gregory K Hollifield

Ph.D., Mid-America Baptist Theological Seminary, 2002
M.Div., Mid-America Baptist Theological Seminary, 1999
M.A., Pensacola Christian College, 1989
B.A., Southeastern Free Will Baptist College, 1987

R Cole Huffman, ll

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Bible, Theology, and Ministry

R Cole Huffman, ll

Senior Pastor, First Evangelical Church

D.Min., Beeson Divinity School, Samford University, 2010
Th.M., Dallas Theological Seminary, 1995
B.S., University of North Alabama, 1991

J. Corey Latta

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Bible, Theology, and Ministry

J. Corey Latta

College and Young Adult Director, Christ United Methodist

Ph.D., University of Southern Mississippi, 2012
M.A., University of Memphis, 2008
M.A., Harding Graduate School of Religion, 2006
B.A., Crichton College, 2004

Larry B Lloyd

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Bible, Theology, and Ministry

Larry B Lloyd

President, Memphis Leadership Foundation

D.Min., Fuller Theological Seminary, 1989
M.Div., Fuller Theological Seminary, 1983
B.S., Rhodes College 1979

Troy A Miller

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Bible, Theology, and Ministry

Troy A Miller

Ph.D., University of Edinburgh, 2002
M.Div., Southern Baptist Theological Seminary, 1997
B.A., Palm Beach Atlantic University, 1994

Eli T Morris

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Bible, Theology, and Ministry

Eli T Morris

Senior Associate Pastor, Hope Church

D.Min., Fuller Theological Seminary
M.Div., Memphis Theological Seminary, 1990
B.A., Memphis State University, 1977

Mark Morris

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Bible, Theology, and Ministry

Mark Morris

Director, Refugee Memphis

Ph.D., Southern Baptist Theological Seminary, 2014
D.Min., Southern Baptist Theological Seminary, 1990
M.Div., Golden Gate Baptist Theological Seminary, 1983
B.S., University of Arkansas, 1980

Scott K Nikaido

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Bible, Theology, and Ministry

Scott K Nikaido

Ph.D., University of California, 2002
M.A.J.S., University of Judaism, 1989
B.S., University of California, 1982

Michael J Rhodes

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Bible, Theology, and Ministry

Michael J Rhodes

Ph.D., University of Aberdeen, Candidate
M.A., Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary, 2015
B.A., Covenant College, 2008

Richard Rieves

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Bible, Theology, and Ministry

Richard Rieves

Lead Pastor, Downtown Church

M.Div., Reformed Theological Seminary, 1991
B.A., University of Memphis, 1987

David Rogers

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Bible, Theology, and Ministry

David Rogers

Ph.D., Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary,
M.Div., Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary
B.A., Baylor University

Stacy L Spencer

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Bible, Theology, and Ministry

Stacy L Spencer

Lead Pastor, New Direction Church

D.Min., Drew University, 1999
M.Div., Southern Baptist Theological Seminary, 1993
B.S., Western Kentucky University, 1990

Reginald D Taylor

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Bible, Theology, and Ministry

Reginald D Taylor

Direct Care Counselor, Youth Dimensions

M.C.S., Union University, 2013
B.S., Crichton College, 2001
A.S., Shelby State Community College, 1996

W James Thomas

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Bible, Theology, and Ministry

W James Thomas

Senior Pastor, Shiloh Church of Memphis

D.Min., Memphis Theological Seminary, 2014
M.Div., Memphis Theological Seminary, 2010
B.S., Crichton College, 2006

Melvin D Watkins

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Bible, Theology, and Ministry

Melvin D Watkins

Co-Senior Pastor, Mt. Vernon Baptist Church

D.Min., Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary, Candidate
M.Div., Memphis Theological Seminary, 2012
B.S., Crichton College, 2003

Sanders L Wilson

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Bible, Theology, and Ministry

Sanders L Wilson

Retired Senior Minister, Second Presbyterian Church

D.D., Crichton College, 2001
M.Div., Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary, 1982
B.S., University of Virginia, 1973

Human Services

Vahisha Hasan

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Human Services

Vahisha Hasan

Jelisa Lewis

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Human Services

Jelisa Lewis

College and Young Adult Director, Christ United Methodist

Ph.D., University of Southern Mississippi, 2012
M.A., University of Memphis, 2008
M.A., Harding Graduate School of Religion, 2006
B.A., Crichton College, 2004

Darryl S Tukufu

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Human Services

Darryl S Tukufu

Ph.D., University of Akron
M.A., University of Akron
B.A., Youngstown State University