CBT Faculty

Core Faculty

Dr. Rob Blackaby President

Dr. Rob Blackaby

President and Professor of Ethics

B.A. in History and English, University of British Columbia; M.Div., Ph.D., Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary. Dr. Blackaby has served as the senior pastor for twelve years in Trinity Baptist Church, Calgary, Alberta, and as the lead pastor for the church plant, Southwinds Church. He assisted with the development of the SouthTrails church-planting network. Dr. Blackaby served as president of the Canadian Convention of Southern Baptists from 2003-2006. He joined CBTS&C in 2007.

Dr. Steve Booth

Dr. Steve Booth

Academic Dean and Professor of New Testament & Greek

B.S. in Engineering Analysis, Clemson University; M.Div., Ph.D., Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary. Dr. Booth has served as a pastor in Texas and a professor at the Hungarian Baptist Seminary in Budapest, Hungary. Dr. Booth’s publications include “Selected Peak Marking Features in the Gospel of John” and New Testament 1, a self-taught course used in decentralized theological education. He is also a regular contributor to Biblical Illustrator. He joined CBTS&C in 2000.

Dr. Susan Booth

Dr. Susan Booth

Professor of Evangelism and Missions, Director of Student Learning Assessment

B.A., Clemson University; M.Ed., University of Georgia; and M.Div., Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary; Ph.D., Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary. Dr. Booth taught Old and New Testament Survey and English at Weatherford Jr. College in Weatherford, Texas. Before moving to Canada, she served with the International Mission Board in Budapest, Hungary from 1992-99. She has taught at the International Baptist Lay Academy in Budapest and has written Old Testament 1 (Distance Ed, 2000); The Tabernacling Presence of God: Mission and Gospel Witness (2015); “Missional Spirituality and Global Missions” in Spirituality for the Sent (2017); and Longing for Home: Tracing the Path of God’s Story to Find Your True Home (2018). She joined CBTS&C in 2000.

Dr. Scott MacDonald

Associate Professor of Theology

B.A. in Theology, Moody Bible Institute; Th.M., Stellenbosch University; Th.D., University of South Africa. Dr. MacDonald has served as academic dean and associate professor with the Baptist Theological Seminary of Zambia. He is the author of Demonology for the Global Church: A Biblical Approach in a Multicultural Age (Langham, 2021), and he has also published with the theological journal Themelios. He especially enjoys exploring issues pertaining to Global Theology, Neo-Pentecostalism, Biblical Demonology, Pneumatology, and Byang Kato (the father of African Evangelicalism). He joined CBTS&C in 2022.

Dr. Steve Parsons, faculty at Canadian Baptist Seminary and College

Dr. Steve Parsons

Professor of Biblical Backgrounds and Director of Online Education

B.S., Texas A&M University; M.DivB.l., Ph.D. in Archaeology/Biblical Backgrounds, Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary. Dr. Parsons taught Old Testament Survey and Biblical Backgrounds both in the classroom and online at Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary from 1998 to 2003. Before moving to Canada, he worked at Dallas Baptist University, developing courses for their online education program. He joined CBTS&C in 2003.

Dr. Kevin Peacock

Dr. Kevin Peacock


B.M.E., Mississippi College; M.Div., M.A.(R.E.), and Ph.D., Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary. Raised as a missionary kid in South Korea, Dr. Peacock has served in churches in Mississippi, Scotland, Texas, Oklahoma, and Alberta. and taught adjunctively at a number of schools. He has published numerous journal articles on missions and biblical theology , Bible studies, and is a contributor to the Holman Christian Standard Study Bible. He has taught at CBTS&C since 1997.

Dr. Glenn Watson

Dr. Glenn Watson

Professor of Preaching & Pastoral Ministries and Director of Field Education

Bachelor of Music in Church Music, Oklahoma Baptist University; M.Div., Ph.D., Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary. Dr. Watson served as a pastor in Texas before going to Portugal, where he was a professor at the Baptist Theological Seminary and a national strategy leader with the International Mission Board. He has published articles in the Journal of the Evangelical Homiletics Society, as well as denominational publications in the United States and Portugal. He joined CBTS&C in 2007.

Affiliated Faculty

Dr. Richard Blackaby

Richard Blackaby


Richard has been the seminary chancellor since 2006. He is the President of Blackaby Ministries International. He has authored or co-authored 36 books. He speaks internationally on spiritual leadership in the home, church, and marketplace, as well as on spiritual awakening, experiencing God, and the Christian life. Richard regularly ministers to Christian CEOs and church and family leaders. He and his wife, Lisa, live in Atlanta, GA.

Elaine Phillips

Elaine Phillips

College Instructor

B.A. in Languages; Higher Diploma in Education; M.A. in Linguistics and Literary Theory, Rand Afrikaans University, Johannesburg, South Africa; M.Div., Canadian Baptist Theological Seminary (formerly CSBS). In the early 90s, Elaine served with Rural Evangelism as a short-term missionary among the Kalahari Desert people of Xade, Botswana. After graduation, Elaine taught various language and literacy courses as well as Linguistics and Literary Theory at RAU until 1998, when she and her husband moved to Canada. She has been at the seminary since 2000, first as a student and currently as an instructor of English, Christian Classics, Research Strategies, and History of Western Civilization in the college program.

Karen Bullock

Seminary Instructor

B.S. University of North Texas in Education; M.Div.B.L., Ph.D., Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary, with double major concentrations in Church History and Missions and a minor in Biblical Backgrounds Archaeology; Post-Doctorate Visiting Scholar in Baptist Heritage, Regent’s Park, Oxford. Dr. Bullock has spent thirty-five years teaching all aspects of Christian History, including Baptist Heritage, and twenty years directing Ph.D. programs at three theological institutions. She is the author of numerous books, chapters, peer review, encyclopedia, and denominational articles, monographs, documentaries, commissioned papers and studies, quarterly series, magazines, and blogs, all related to Christian heritage and missions. She began teaching for CBTS&C in 2003.

Dr. John Charping, Associate Professor of Theology.

John Charping

Seminary Instructor

B. A., North Greenville University; M.Div., Ph.D., Mid-America Baptist Theological Seminary. In North America, Dr. Charping has served in churches in South Carolina and Mississippi. He has also trained pastors and church planters in South and Southeast Asia with the International Mission Board. Dr. Charping taught missions as an adjunct professor at Mid-America Baptist Theological Seminary, and theology as a professor at Kalimantan Theological Seminary in Indonesia. His publications include articles on missions and church planting, and a contributing chapter in a book on practical evangelism. He began teaching for CBTS&C in 2018.

Dr. Don McNaughton

Dr. Don McNaughton

Professor of Counselling and Director of Student Formation

B. A., Winnipeg Bible College, M.A., Providence Seminary D.Min., McMaster University. Dr. McNaughton has maintained a professional counselling practice since 1992, following his position with Shantymen’s Christian Association where he was a mission field director. Prior to that time, he has been a mission pilot, evangelist, pastor, counsellor and chaplain to isolated areas of the Canadian west coast and sub-arctic. Dr. McNaughton is a Certified Counsellor with the Canadian Counselling Association, and both a clinical member and certified supervisor for the Professional Association of Canadian Christian Counsellors (PACCC). Before joining the faculty in 2005, he provided counselling services to the CBTS&C since 1994.

Dr. Jimmy Cobb

Jimmy Cobb

Emeritus Faculty

B.A., Oklahoma Baptist University, B.D., Ph.D., Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary. Dr. Cobb has served as pastor in five churches, as well as short-term mission projects in Zambia and Malawi. He taught as an adjunct professor previously at Midwestern Baptist Theological Seminary and served as the Director of the Seminary Extension Centre in Montreal before coming to CBTS&C in 1996.

Dr. Frankie Rainey

Frank Rainey

Emeritus Faculty

B.A., Wayland Baptist College (now University); B.Div, M.Th., and D.Th., Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary. Dr. Rainey was Professor of Bible and Biblical Languages at Howard Payne University in Brownwood, TX from 1979 to 1993. From 1993 to 2003 he was Adjunct Professor of New Testament at Southwestern Theological Seminary, and 2003-2006 he returned to Howard Payne as Professor of Christian Studies. Dr. Rainey has over 45 years of pastoral ministry experience in seven churches as well as extensive experience at the state convention and associational levels. He has taught at CBTS&C since 2006.

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