TBS Staff

Dr. K. Lynn Lewis

President, and Professor of Biblical Preaching,

Leadership, and Spiritual Formation and Ministry

A seasoned entrepreneur with a diverse professional background in business, education, and ministry. He is author of Boss Like God: A Blueprint for Elite Workplace Performance (2018), the Meat and Potatoes for the Soul series (2013,2015), fiction novel Plight (2010, 2015), children's book and audiobook The Little Giraffe (2010), and Christian Communication in the Twenty-first Century (2002). He and his wife, Wendy, have three children and one grandchild.

  • Bachelor of Science in Agricultural Engineering (1985),                 University of Georgia

  • Master of Divinity Asbury (1989) Theological Seminary

  • Doctor of Ministry Ashbury, (2002) Theological Seminary 

  • Beeson Pastor Certificate in Biblical Preaching                                        and Church Leadership (2002) Asbury Theological Seminary 

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Dr. Scott Stripling

Provost, and Professor of Biblical

Archaeology and Church History

A native Texan with 36 years of experience serving professional as a pastor, principal, superintendent, professor, Development Director

teacher, coach, and more. A popular speakers and author of The Trowel and the Truth: A Guide to Field Archaeology in the Holy Land, The Trowel and the Truth, Somebody Call 9:11 and numbers publications. He and his wife, Janet, have four children and three grandchildren.

  • Bachelor of Science in Physical Education and English (1984),                  UT Pan American

  • Master of Arts in English (1988), UT Pan American

  • Master of Arts in Biblical Literature (1995),                                     Assemblies of God Theological Seminary

  • Ph. D. in Archaeology and Biblical History (2020),                              Veritas International University

  • Doctor of Ministry in Leadership (2006),                                              Vision International University

Dr. Douglas Petrovich

Dean of Graduate Programs,

Professor of Biblical History and Exegesis

Originally from Ohio, Dr. Petrovich has been involved in Christian service and various educational institutions since the 1980s, and he has taught over 30 different courses. He led the founding of a seminary in Akademgorodok (Russia), called Novosibirsk Biblical-Theological Seminary, and  served as Academic Dean and Assistant to the President for 10 years. His groundbreaking research on the reading of inscriptions of the earliest alphabetic script led to the publication of his book, The World’s Oldest Alphabet: Hebrew as the Language of the Proto-Consonantal Script, and his publications can be found on his academia.edu webpage. He and his wife, Sherri, have three children.

  • Bachelor of Arts in Evangelism (1992), Moody Bible Institute

  • Master of Divinity (1996), The Master’s Seminary

  • Master of Theology (1998), The Master’s Seminary

  • Master of Arts (2009), The University of Toronto

  • Doctor of Philosophy (2016), The University of Toronto

Rick McCalip

Vice-President of

Finance and Administration

Mr. McCalip retired from ConocoPhillips in August 2010, after 34 years of service primarily in safety and environmental program management. Upon retirement, he began immediately serving as a volunteer for The Bible Seminary, assisting with the initial capital campaign and establishing initial organizational plans and accounting procedures. He and his wife, Elaine, have one married son.

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  • Bachelor of Science in Chemistry (1976), University of Oklahoma

Yamile Soto

Business Manager

Yami has a professional background working as Senior Financial Accountant at Opportune LLC in Houston (2016-19), Accounting Manager at Element Materials Technology in Houston (2014-16), and Controller/Operations Manager at Superior Foods in Miami, Florida (1995-2014). A native of Miami, Florida, she has three children – Jesus (23), Alyette (17) and Dalilah (9) – and is married to Omar Soto. Her multi-cultural background includes a Hispanic mother, Lebanese grandmother and Palestinian Christian grandfather (born in Bethlehem, Israel) who migrated to Cuba during World War II and then to Miami. She speaks English and Spanish fluently.

  • Bachelor of Accounting (2008), Florida Gulf Coast University

  • Master of Accounting (2015), Liberty University

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Carousel Pieterse

Office Manager/Registrar

Carousel is a native of South Africa and has served as Chief of Customer Relations and Billing for Wise Information Technology (2018-19), volunteer Program Director for Katy Cares (2016-present), CEO and Managing Director of Heartware Life Skills Upgrade for Teens, CEO and Managing Director of Puisano Training Institute (2005-10), Executive Director and Chief of Strategic Relations and Corporate Communications for Puisano Business Development Group (1998-2005), National Marketing Manager of Perskor and Orion Publishers (1996-98), Carousel and her husband, Dawid, have two children: Davied (20) and Eanthe (16). She speaks Afrikaans, English, and understands Dutch.

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  • Bachelor of Arts in Social Work (1990),                                             University of Stellenbosch in the Republic of South Africa

Janice Hamric

Librarian

Janice is a retired educator who served with Katy ISD as a teacher and librarian for 35 years. She has a B.S. in Education, Master of Education, and Master of Library Science degrees. For many years, she served at Grace Fellowship UMC on the Prayer Altar Ministry Team, the Freedom and Healing Prayer Team, and worked as an assistant to Teaching Pastor, Paul Helbig. She is the co-author of From Misery to Ministry: A Walk of Faith Through the Loss of a Loved One (Tate Publishing, 2011), with Brian and Leah Foutz. Janice and her husband, Steve, enjoy quality time with family members, especially their granddaughter, Justice.

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Abigail Leavitt

Student Services Coordinator

A native of California and southwestern Idaho and veteran of nearly twenty archaeological digs, Abigail has served on excavation teams as Objects Registrar and a Square Supervisor for the Associates for Biblical Research since 2010. Her career journey includes stints as an assistant librarian, barista, housekeeper, janitor, maintenance worker, receptionist, and sales representative. She is currently enrolled in the Dual Degree Completion program and pursuing a Master of Arts in Biblical History and Archaeology at TBS.

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  • General Bible Certificate (2017),                                                       Frontier School of the Bible

  • Bachelor of Arts (in process), University of Pikeville                                 and The Bible Seminary

  • Master of Arts in Biblical History                                                              and Archaeology (in process), The Bible Seminary

  • Bachelor of Science in Elementary Education with a minor                           in Geography (1975), Southwest Texas State University

  • Master of Education (1979), Prairie View A&M University

  • Master of Library Science (1983), Sam Houston State University

Blake Quimby

Communications Director

Blake grew up in the Richmond-Rosenberg, Texas area and has served in local church ministry leadership for over 20 years. His roles have included Worship Leader, Childrenʼs Pastor, Youth Pastor and Administrative Pastor.  He is married to Krystle and they have 2 children, Madison and Reese.

  • Wharton County Junior College (2003)

  • Bible Certificate, The Bible Seminary (2020)

Kassidy Bell

Marketing Director

A born and raised Houstonian, Kassidy is a passionate and dedicated ministry leader with years of experience in church leadership, communications, event planning, marketing, and missionary work around the world. Her employment history includes work as a dental hygienist, professional organizer, administrative assistant,  and student ministry director. She is currently enrolled in the TBS Dual Degree Completion program and pursuing a Master of Divinity at TBS. Kassidy is married to her high school sweetheart Michael, and they are expecting their first baby in June 2021.

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  • Associates in Dental Hygiene (2014),                                               Houston Community College

  • Bachelor of Christian Studies (in process), Liberty University

  • Master of Divinity (in process), The Bible Seminary