Administration and Faculty


David Paul Epstein - Chancellor

B.A. Biblical Studies, Washington Bible College; M.A. Biblical Studies, Capital Bible Seminary; Ph.D. candidate (ABD) History of Education and Adult Development, University of Maryland; doctoral studies in Biblical Studies, The Catholic University of America.  Senior Pastor, Calvary Baptist Church, Manhattan.

Michael Herbert - Interim Dean

B.A. Accounting, Texas A&M University; M.Div., Bethel Seminary of the East; Doctor of Education studies, Grand Canyon University.  English Congregation Pastor, Chinese Evangel Mission Church of Queens.  Interim Dean, New York School of the Bible.

Billy W. Nelson - Registrar

B.S. Pastoral Studies, Liberty Baptist College; M.Div., Liberty Baptist Theological Seminary; course studies NYSB.


Robert Casteline

B.F.A. Theater, Hofstra University; M.Div., Denver Seminary.   Associate Pastor, Central Baptist Church, Manhattan.

Gordon Franz

B.A. Biblical Education, Florida Bible College; B.A. History and Social Science, Christian Heritage College; M.A. Old Testament, Columbia Biblical Seminary; graduate studies in History of Ancient Israel, Institute of Holy Land Studies.  Course study, NYSB.  Archaeologist and field trip instructor with Talbot School of Theology, La Mirada, California.

Christopher N. Gardner

B.A. Biblical Studies, Taylor  University; M.A. Religious Studies, M.Div., Westminster Theological Seminary.  Course studies, NYSB.  Senior Pastor, Metropolitan Baptist Church, Brooklyn.

Gershwin Grant

B.S. Architecture, New York Institute of Technology; general theological studies and graduate, New York School of the Bible; M.Div. studies, Seminary of the East; M.P.S. Christian Ministry, Alliance Theological Seminary; D. Min. Christian Leadership in the Global Context, Alliance Theological Seminary.  Senior Pastor, Calvary Baptist Church, Ossining NY; executive board member, CB Missions Northeast; Hudson Valley Pastors Cluster Leader, CB Mission Northeast; Christian Chaplain, Hebrew Home for the Aged of Riverdale.

Nehru Grant

B.S. Organizational Management/Church Development, Nyack College.  M. Div. studies, Liberty Baptist Theological Seminary.  NYSB Alumnus.  Senior Pastor, Living Hope Christian Church, Queens.

Mark Grawehr

B.S. Mechanical Engineering, New Jersey Institute of Technology; M.P.S. Church Development, Alliance Theological Seminary; Doctorate in Biblical Studies, Masters School of Divinity.  Consulting Pastor, Precious Clay Ministries; Adjunct Professor, Pillar College.

Michael Herbert - Interim Dean

B.A. Accounting, Texas A&M University; M.Div., Bethel Seminary of the East; Doctor of Education studies, Grand Canyon University.  English Congregation Pastor, Chinese Evangel Mission Church of Queens.  Interim Dean, New York School of the Bible.

Anthony Hewitt

B.A. Liberal Arts, Washington Bible College; M.S. Health Services Management & Policy, New School University.


Chris Hooper

B.S. Electrical Engeineering, University of Colordado; M.Div.,  Denver Seminary.  Senior Pastor, First Evangelical Free Church, Brooklyn.

Claude Hurt, Jr.

B.Arch., Kent State University; M.A. Hebraic and Judaic Studies, New York University; graduate studies, Columbia University.  Course studies, NYSB.  Architect, Claude Hurt, Jr., Architect, P.C., Manhattan.

Nicholas Kamwela

B.S. Accounting, Lehman College - CUNY; M. Div. studies, Alliance Theological Seminary.  NYSB Alumnus.  Certified Public Accountant.

John M. Kraus

B.R.E. Pastoral Studies, Baptist Bible College; M.S. Mathematics Education, Secondary Level, Marywood College; M.Div., Th.M., Westminster Theological Seminary.  Chaplain, Life Choice Hospice, River Edge, New Jersey; Interim Pastor, Liberty Corner Bible Church, Liberty Corner, NJ.

Daniel Mann

B.A. Social Work, Ohio University; M.A. Old Testament, Ashland Theological Seminary; postgraduate studies, Trinity Evangelical Divinity School; postgraduate studies, Westminster Theological Seminary, NYC Extension.  Course studies, NYSB.  Teaching and writing full-time.

Miquel Muñoz

B.A. Classical Studies, Brock University.  Director of Media and Technology, Calvary Baptist Church, Manhattan.

Randel Stubbs

B.B.A. Public Administration, Baruch College; M.S. Banking, Mercy College; NYSB alumnus.  Fiduciary Control Analyst, Bank of New York Mellon.

Stanford M. Sutton, Jr.

B.A. Mathematics; Swarthmore College; studies, Columbia Bible College; M.A. Biblical Studies, Wheaton College; Bachelor of Divinity, Gordon Divinity School.  Retired.

Lawrence Taylor

B.S. Bible, Philadelphia College of Bible; M.A. New Testament, Master of Sacred Theology, General Theological Seminary; Ph.D. candidate, Ancient History, CUNY Graduate Center; D.Min., New York Theological Seminary; Course studies, NYSB.  Pastor, Kenilworth Baptist Church, Brooklyn.

William J. Thompson

B.A. Biochemistry, Queens College; postgraduate studies, Columbia Bible College, Philadelphia College of Bible; Th.M., Dallas Theological Seminary.  Seminar study, NYSB.  Retired.

Tanya Velardo

B.A. Bible, Lancaster Bible College; Graduate of Children's Ministry Institute, Child Evangelism Fellowship International Headquarters.  Children's Ministry Director, Renaissance Church, Harlem.

Joseph Wint

B.A. English, The King’s College; M.A. English, New York University; M.S. Reading, Ed.D. Reading and Administration, Hofstra University; M.Div. candidate, Southern Baptist Theological Seminary.  Course studies, NYSB.  Evangelist, Emmaus Bible Chapel, Bronx.