The College of Biblical Studies Leadership

BS Leadership 




God has graciously provided the College of Biblical Studies with deeply faithful Christian leaders who have a common desire to deliver exceptional transformational education. These leaders possess a superior blend of skills and talents that uniquely position CBS as a leader in launching thousands of knowledgeable students who have a deeper relationship with Christ, a fuller understanding of the Bible and will bring a biblical worldview to bear on some of the world’s toughest challenges – starting right here in Houston. Committed to our mission of providing a biblically-based education for the Body of Christ and equipping our students with a biblical worldview for Christian service to the church and the world, the College of Biblical Studies believes we must deliver an exceptional quality education. As a result, this will allow us to develop Godly leaders, respectful citizens and impactful servants to the body of Christ. 












Joe Parle

 William "Bill" Blocker, DMCE






Vice President of Administration; Chief Operating Officer

Joseph D. Parle, Ph.D.

Provost; Academic Dean; Professor



 Lisa Stewart













Board of Trustees



  • David W. Tauber, Sr., Chairman
  • Matthew Barnes, MS, Vice Chairman
  • Thomas Lampkin, Secretary
  • Barksdale Hortenstine, JD, Treasurer


  • William W. Blocker, DMCE
  • James Cowthran
  • Beverly L. Lindgren, CPA
  • Laura A. Petersen, MD
  • Ralph D. McBride, JD
  • Bruce E. Munsterman
  • David K. Oelfke
  • Lynden B. Rose, JD

Board of Regents

  • James T. Fox
  • Thomas D. Owens
  • Robert S. Simmons, JD
  • Vernus C. Swisher, DMin
  • Ivory L. Varner, DLitt
  • A.W. Willis 


Organizational Chart