In John 18:37, Jesus told Pilate, "Everyone who is of the truth hears My voice." Pilate's reply might very well be the reply of one living in present-day America, "What is truth?" In our times, truth has become a casualty of culture. Few believe in the idea of an unchanging, universal truth. Some feel the battle for truth has been lost. Others know the “truth,” and the war has already been won.
Download today the: Defending the Truth Conference Brochure. This conference will be held March 14-15, 2008 at Viola First Baptist Church in Viola, Arkansas. Call 870-458-2191 or (870)321-1892 for more information.
Come join us to learn more about the truth that remains forever true. Come join us to learn more about the truth that remains forever true.
Dr. Kenny Rhodes is founding President and Professor of Theology and Apologetics, Scofield Graduate School of Theology and Theological Seminary, CA. He is also Pastor of The Living Well Church (formerly Mable Ave Church) in Modesto, CA. The Living Well Church is in affiliation with the Southern Baptist Convention. Dr. Rhodes is an ordained Southern Baptist minister with the distinction of starting the first East Indian and Pakistani church in California and one of only a few (East Indian SBC churches) in the nation. He has a great love for the Asian people and has his Ph.D. from a Plymouth Brethren seminary in India.
The Living Well Church under the leadership of Dr. Rhodes has started seven (7) churches. Dr. Rhodes who prefers to go by "Pastor Kenny" is an expert in distance theological education with a focus on research facilitation and accreditation standards and issues. His D.R.E. doctoral project has been recognized by many (even by the CHEA/USDE recognized accrediting agency TRACS) in the distance education field as contributing significantly to the needs of research for distance theological students.
Dr. Rhodes has developed numerous courses, materials and studies in the area of theology, apologetics and Biblical studies. His particular area of study and interest is in creation science, hermeneutics, textual criticism, Bibliology, Calvinistic Dispensational Theology and a synthesis of evidential and presuppositional apologetics.
Dr.Andy Woods is completing a Ph.D. in Biblical Studies from Dallas Theological Seminary. After graduating from Dallas Theological Seminary, He was approached by Dr. Thomas Ice to adapt his seminary thesis to be used as a chapter in the book End Times Controversy: The Second Coming Under Attack (edited by Tim LaHaye and Thomas Ice). He was also a speaker for the August 2003 conference of the Conservative Theological Society (for whom he has also written book reviews and journal articles). In the fall of 2003, he was co-instructor for Tyndale Theological Seminary's Crisis In The Church Seminar. More recently, Andy contributed some articles to The Popular Encyclopedia of Bible Prophecy(edited by Tim LaHaye and Ed Hindson).
Andy's desire is to make the Word of God the focus of the church.
Andy earned a B.A.in Business Administration and a B.A. in Political Science from the University of Redlands, a Juris Doctor degree at Whittier Law School, and a Th.M.degree at Dallas Theological Seminary.
Pastor Steve Spurlin is the senior/teaching pastor at Viola First Baptist Church in Viola, AR. He has been ministering in various capacities for twenty-six years, the last two and one half years as senior pastor. He has an extensive background in music, both as a songwriter and performer, and has spent the last eight years studying systematic theology and end-times prophecy.
He has had articles published in The Evangelical Standard and by Scofield Ministries' Prophecy Studies website. Most recently, Pastor Spurlin completed his first book entitled The Day of the Lord, a study of major prophesies of end-times events pertaining to Israel, the Church, and the Nations.
Pastor Spurlin's educational background includes a B.A. in Music, B.S. in Psychology, both from Williams Baptist College, a Master of Theological Studies from Tyndale Theological Seminary, and Doctor of Theological Studies degree from Scofield Seminary.
Pastor Spurlin is currently completing work for the Ph.D. in Theology from Scofield/Trinity Seminary in Kerala, India through the mentoring of Dr. Mal Couch.