Our faculty makes the difference. Our staff has over 500 years of combined teaching, preaching and ministry experience. These men know what it is like to work in ministry and they bring that experience with them into the classroom.
Dennis Petrillo, Ph.D. – President/Instructor
Holds a B.A. in Bible (Harding University), M.A. in New Testament (Harding Graduate School of Religion), and a Ph.D. in Religious Adult Education (University of Nebraska). He has been a preacher, author and Christian College teacher.
Courses taught include: Wisdom Literature, 1 & 2 Timothy, Titus
J. Michael Hite – Vice President of Operations
20+ years of business management and operations experience. Former Marketing Communications professional. Holds a B.A. in Biblical Studies. Preaches, teaches and does short-term foreign mission work.
Courses taught include: Language & Research, Ministry Technologies, and James, 1 & 2 Peter
Wayne Burger - Campaign Coordinator/Instructor
Holds a B.A. in Bible from Abilene Christian University; M.B.S. from the Bear Valley Bible Institute of Denver. Has published four books and is a regular writer for the Rocky Mountain Christian. Has preached for the last thirty years.
Courses taught include: Personal Evangelism, Church History, Restoration History, Denominational Doctrines, Act I & II
Dave Chamberlin – Dean of Students/Instructor
Holds B.S. (University of Phoenix) and a M.B.S. (Bear Valley Bible Institute of Denver). Former missionary in New Zealand. Preacher in North Dakota and Colorado. Instructor at Bear Valley since 1977.
Courses taught include: Old Testament courses, Revelation
Bob Turner – Director of Extension Centers/Instructor
Bob Turner graduated from the Bear Valley Bible Institute in February, 1993. Bob serves as the Director of Extensions and the Dean of our Master’s in Missions Program and an instructor in our Bachelor’s level program. Bob brings with him a wealth of experience. He served as a missionary in Prince Rupert, B.C. Canada for four years, and served full time with the Greenbrier Church of Christ (Greenbrier, Arkansas) for the past 11 years. While at Greenbrier, Bob completed his Master’s Degree (from BVBID). Bob’s years as a missionary makes him especially qualified to serve as the Director of our extension program..
Courses taught include: Leadership, Homiletics
Mark Hanstein – Academic Dean/Instructor
Holds a B.A. in Bible from Oklahoma Christian University; M.A.T.S. (Master of Arts in Theological Studies) from Austin Graduate School of Theology. Preacher and teacher for over 25 years.
Courses taught include: Luke, Preacher and His Work
Neal Pollard - Adjunct Instructor
Attended Faulkner Univ. (B.A., Bible), Freed-Hardeman Univ., and BVBID (M.B.S.). Has been in full-time ministry since 1992, serving churches in Alabama, Virginia, and as pulpit minister of the Bear Valley church of Christ since 2006. Preached in meetings, seminars, lectureships in 20 states and 3 foreign countries. Teacher in BV foreign Extensions.
Courses taught include: 1 & 2 Thessalonians
Bill Stewart - Director of Development/ Instructor
Holds a B.B.S. and M.B.S. (Bear Valley Bible Institute of Denver). Preacher and Elder for 22 years with church in Council Bluff, Iowa. Conducts meeting and workshops.
Courses taught include: Marriage and Family
Brad Harrub, Ph.D. - Adjunct Instructor
Brad Harrub holds an earned B.S. degree in biology from Kentucky Wesleyan College, and an earned doctorate degree in anatomy and neurobiology from the College of Medicine at the University of Tennessee in Memphis. He was listed in Who’s Who Among Scientists and Researchers. He is the coauthor of the books, The Truth About Human Origins, Investigating Christian Evidences, Matters of Life and Death, Diamonds in the Rough: Nuggets of Truth from God’s Word and has written many tracts and articles for brotherhood journals. He is a popular speaker on Christian evidences at lectureships, youth rallies, etc in over 45 states and five different continents. He conducts 40 “Truth About Origins” weekend seminars each year. Currently, Dr. Harrub serves as the Director and cofounder of Focus Press and as co-editor of Think magazine, a monthly magazine on Christian evidences. He and his wife Melinda attend the Woodson Chapel Church of Christ in Nashville, TN. They have four children: Will, Reese, Claire, and Luke.
Courses taught include: Christian Evidences, Ethics, Pentateuch
Dan Owen, Ph.D. - Adjunct Instructor
Dan Owen holds a B.A. in Bible and Biblical languages from Oklahoma Christian University, an M.A. in Greek New Testament from Harding Graduate School of Religion, and a Ph.D. in Curriculum, Instruction, and Program Evaluation from Southern Illinois University. Owen has worked with congregations in Mississippi, Texas, and Kentucky. He also taught for six years at the Bear Valley Bible Institute and served as Academic Dean. He has been the pulpit minister for the Broadway church of Christ in Paducah, KY, since 1987. He and his wife Cindy reside in Paducah.
Courses taught include: Gospel of John
Wayne Roberts - Adjunct Instructor
He holds a Bachelor of Biblical Studies degree from the Bear Valley Bible Institute of Denver and has done undergraduate work at Oklahoma Christian University and the Kansas City School of Biblical Studies. He is currently enrolled in the BVBID Master’s Degree program.
Courses taught include: Advanced Homiletics
Will Hanstein, M.A.
Will Hanstein holds a B.A. in Bible and an M.A. in New Testament from Freed-Hardeman University. Hanstein has worked with congregations in Tennessee, Texas, and Colorado. He has done mission work in the South Pacific, Russia, and various parts of the United States. He is the Dean of Graduate Studies for the Bear Valley Bible Institute in Denver, CO, where he has been since 2004, and is the editor of the Entrusted Word. Hanstein and his wife Jeni reside in Denver, CO.
Courses taught include: Greek I, II & III, 1 & 2 Corinthians