William "Bill" Blocker

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William "Bill" Blocker serves as President at the College of Biblical Studies in Houston, Texas.

Dr. Blocker earned a Master of Divinity degree from Chicago Theological Seminary and a Doctor of Ministry degree in Christian Education from Dallas Theological Seminary. Dr. Blocker came to CBS from Moody Bible Institute of Chicago where he managed the Office of Institutional Effectiveness, Educational Technology Services, Moody Distance Learning and Library Services. He also led a number of strategic initiatives including marketing, global impact, technology, the school’s media ministry and many others.

Prior to Moody, Dr. Blocker worked with TMI Consulting for 10 years as Chief Consultant on Technology. In the mid-1990s, while serving as an adjunct faculty member for Chicago Theological Seminary, he created, developed and taught the first technology and theology course transmitted synchronously outside the contiguous United States that met stringent Association of Theological Schools’ accrediting association standards. From 1987-92, Dr. Blocker was the Chief Information Officer for a law firm in Hartford, Connecticut.

He and his wife Zelda regularly lead tours to Israel and in 2009 wrote an article focused on his journeys: Making the Most of Your Trip to Israel: A Spiritual Formation Guide. The Blockers have four grown daughters, Zaneta, Angela, Rebekah and Victoria and a son, Jeremiah.