Meet the Team

Dr. David A. Watson

President

Instructor in Bible & Theology
Pastor, Calvary Chapel
B.A., Pastoral Studies/Counseling, Liberty University
Master of Divinity, Liberty Baptist Theological Seminary
Doctor of Ministry, New York Theological Seminary

Dr. Lawrence Taylor
Instructor
B.S. Bible, Philadelphia College of Bible
M.A. New Testament, Master of Sacred Theology, General Theological Seminary
Ph.D. Studies, Ancient History, CUNY Graduate Center
D.Min., New York Theological Seminary





LaVerne White
INSTRUCTOR

B.A. Psychology, Herbert H. Lehman College
Master of Arts, Children’s Literature, New York University

Russell Strobel
INSTRUCTOR

College of Staten Island (CUNY), Staten Island, NY M.S. Education 2005
Iona College, New Rochelle, NY B.A. English 1982

Pastor Andrew Columbia
INSTRUCTOR

Pastor Mount Carmel Baptist Church, Mount Carmel Hamlet NY, Former NYPD Police Officer,
Billy Graham Rapid Response Team, Chaplain of the Putman County Sheriff’s Department.

Rev. Paul Schooling
Instructor

B.A., English Education, Montclair State College
B.A., Speech Therapy, Montclair State College
THB, Northeastern Bible College
M.A., Education, Merrymont University

Betsy Maddox
INSTRUCTOR

Diploma, Moody Bible Institute

Director, Child Evangelism Fellowship of Greater New York City
DEB WATSON
registrar




NYIBS is also privileged to have other instructors who teach classes on an intermittent basis.