Chris Swinford

Chris Swinford has been serving as an instructor and the Vice President of Advancement at the Sunset International Bible Institute in Lubbock, TX. He holds a Bachelor of Biblical Studies, from S.I.B.I., an M.S. in Leadership from L.C.U., a D.Min in Christian Psychology from Carolina University of Theology, a D.Min from the Theological University of America. Chris has been married to his wife, Brenda, for 32 years. They have two children and two grandchildren.



Melvin L. Otey

Melvin L. Otey has served as an Associate Professor of Law at Faulkner University, Jones School of Law, since August 2014. He received formal education from St. Louis University (BSBA, 1997), Howard University School of Law (JD, 2000), Amridge University (BS in Ministry/Bible, 2008; MDiv in Ministerial Leadership, 2014). He and his wife, Jania, have two sons, Caleb and Christian. 


Steven hovater

Steven Hovater has been the Preaching and Outreach Minister at the church of Christ at Cedar Lane in Tullahoma, Tennessee since 2010.  He holds an M.Div from the Harding School of Theology and a D.Min from Columbia Theological Seminary, and previously worked at the Pleasant Valley Church of Christ in Little Rock, Arkansas. He and his wife Kelly have four children.