Faculty

TIBI is blessed to have 26 men from 7 different countries  currently serving as teachers on our network. Between them, these men have hundreds of years of experience in teaching and ministry (in alphabetical order by last  name):

 

Oswaldo Albarracin received a bachelor’s degree in Baxter Institute of Biblical Studies in Tegucigalpa, Honduras, and has a Masters in Theology.  He established the Cuenca Biblical Institute in Ecuador and was a professor there.  He has served in the Clínica Medica Saint, the churches of Christ in Pedregal, and Kennedy. He has been a teacher in the Escuela Quiteña de Estudios Bíblicos, and has given conferences in Honduras, Mexico, Guatemala, and El Salvador.

Timothy Archer, has worked with international efforts of Herald of Truth Ministries since 2006. Currently, he is the Director of International Ministry there and has spent three decades working in Spanish ministry, including 15 years in Argentina. He received his BA and MA in Bible and Related Studies and a MS in Communications all from Abilene Christian University. Tim has authored or co-authored several books including,  Letters From The LambHope For Life and More Hope For Life, Church Inside Out, as well as a history of the churches of Christ in Cuba that was co-written with Cuban preacher Tony Fernández. Tim also serves an elder at the University Church of Christ in Abilene, Texas.

Steve Austin graduated from Abilene Christian University with a BA in Biblical Studies a MA in Biblical and Related Studies, an M.Div, and a D.Min degrees.  He was a missionary for 7 years; bilingual minister at the Impact church in Houston for 7 years, and founding director of TIBI full-time since 2005.  He is the editor of Cantos del Camino.  He has given classes and seminars and consulted with churches in Honduras, Venezuela, El Salvador, Ecuador, Mexico, Chile, Dominican Republic, Costa Rica, Cuba, Peru, and Argentina, as well as several U.S. cities.

Ignacio Barcenas is originally from Mexico, and is a 1983 graduate of the Sunset School of Preaching.  He received a BS in biblical studies and also an MS in marriage and family studies from Southern Christian University, and is licensed  counselor.  He has planted two Hispanic congregations in the Houston area since 1983.  For several years he was field work supervisor for TIBI.  He served as a full-time counselor, marriage and family therapist and trainer in Galveston, TX, and is now minister of the Iglesia de Cristo in South Houston, TX.

Luis Betanco,  of Nicaragua, currently works as the Spanish-speaking minister of the Iglesia de Cristo Westbury in Houston, Texas. He holds a PhD from Miami-Mints International Seminary and is also a Baxter Institute graduate in Biblical and Cultural Studies. He was a Missionary in Bogota, Colombia from 2003 to 2009. Additionally, he has ministered in Honduras and in Bowling Green, Kentucky.

Carlos Camacho 1994 graduated from the Polytechnic University (Antonio Jose de Sucre), with a degree in electrical engineering. He has successfully worked with two churches for 30 years in Venezuela, leaving them as self-supporting with elders, deacons, and ministers.  He specializes in discipling and training others in ministry.  He has given conferences in Cuba, Peru, Venezuela, and the US.  He is the current field work supervisor with TIBI, and lives with his family in Merida, Mexico.

Guillermo Dominguez is from Nicaragua, though he has taught several classes during his time in Panama City, Panama.  He graduated as valedictorian from the Baxter Institute in Tegucigalpa, Honduras several years ago.

 

 Reynaldo Dominguez, from Nicaragua, is a 2011 graduate of TIBI.  He works with various churches in the region of Managua, including the KM 20 church, and the congregation in Leon not too far away.

 

Jim Holway is a graduate of Freed Hardeman in Biblical studies, and has an Master of Religion from Harding Graduate School with an emphasis in Missions and New Testament.  He served 10 years in Buenos Aires, Argentina as a missionary.  He has worked in various roles with churches in Alabama, Tennessee, and Florida.  He has given classes, conferences, seminars and preached in Argentina, Cuba, Guyana, Jamaica, Mexico, El Salvador, Honduras, Nicaragua, Paraguay, Bolivia, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, and Belize, as well as in various U.S. cities.  Currently he is the Field Coordinator with LAMP (Latin American Mission Project) in Miami, FL, and coaches church planters in Miami, Dallas, Argentina, Panama, and Guatemala.   He is also a part-time minister of the Sunset Church of Christ in Miami, FL.

Carlos Inglés, from El Salvador, has served by preaching, visiting, evangelizing and planting churches. He graduated from Baxter Institute in Honduras, receiving a degree in Theology in 2002. He was a missionary to Bogotá, Colombia from 2003-2009. He holds a ThM and MDiv from Seminario Internacional de Miami, MINTS. Since 2011 he has lived in Houston and served as the Bilingual Minister of the Impact Church of Christ.

 Esteban Lopez serves as dean of the IBLAM school in Mexicali. He has preached in numerous churches in Mexico during his ministry.

 

 

Joshua Marcum received his BA, MA, and D.Min at Harding University and Harding Graduate school of religion. After graduating, he and his wife went to Cochabamba, Bolivia, to serve as missionaries with the team there. Now Josh and his family have returned to Quito, Ecuador, where he spent several years as a child. Josh is the current director of the Quito School of Biblical Studies, and also teaches some courses there.

Enrique Martorell, of Spain, is a graduate of the Bible at the School of Biblical Studies at White’s Ferry Road in West Monroe, Louisiana. He earned a Bachelor’s and Master’s in Theology from American Christian Bible College in West Monroe, Louisiana, and received a Ph.D. in Christian Education from The Theological University of America.

 Kirk McAfee graduated from the University of Texas at Arlington with a BS in Civil Engineering and a Master of Missiology from Abilene Christian University.  He has been a missionary in Costa Rica, Colombia, and the Dominican Republic.  He helped plant the Instituto Bíblico de La Hispaniola in the Dominican Republic, an extension of the Atlantic International Bible Institute in Miami, where he was director several years.  He currently is a hospital chaplain in Miami.

Juan Meza is from Mexico, where he studied in the Bible school at Torreón.  Then he came to the States to earn his bachelors’ and masters’ degrees in biblical and theological studies from Harding University.  He has served as an adjunct professor for Harding, and as a minister in congregations in Searcy (Arkansas) and Memphis (Tennessee). He has given various conferences and seminars about biblical text and ministry in Latin America.

 
Kevin Montgomery graduated from Texas Tech University with a B.A. in Spanish, and received a Master’s Degree from Texas Tech University in Classical Greek.  He also completed studies at the Sunset International Bible Institute.  He has been a missionary in Chemnitz, Germany, and bilingual minister in El Paso, TX.  He has served as assistant director for TIBI since 2008.

Alirio Ortega, from Venezuela, is a graduate of the Universidad de Zulia in Venezuela, as well as basic and advanced studies in the New Testament and Greek in the Biblical Institute of Missions.  He has given seminars about discipleship and church growth. He has served part-time or full-time for years at churches in Maracaibo (Venezuela), and helped plant several churches there.  For 4 years he also produced and worked in Christian radio programming.

Liberato Ovalle served as the founding director of the Mexicali school (IBLAM) in 2009, then established another school at Ensenada, Mexico.  He has also taught at the Instituto Latinoamericano de Estudios Bíblicos in Toluca, Mexico and served as minister at a number of congregations in Mexico.

 

J. Omar Palafox is a Mexican missionary from Guadalajara. He is a graduate of the mission school at Sunset International Bible Institute in Texas. He also holds a Bachelor’s degree in Bible and a Master’s in Ministry from Lubbock Christian University, and a second Master’s Degree in Divinity from Abilene Christian University, Texas. Today he is a Ph.D. student in Intercultural Studies at Fuller University in California. In his experience he has been a mentor and church planter in Latin America as Coach of life. His ministry is the expansion of “ASHREI,” a resource network where spiritual formation is central.

Jorge Pineda, from Venezuela, is based in Tampa, Florida and holds a Master’s degree in Hispanic Studies from the University of Central Arkansas, as well as Bachelors of Biblical Studies degree from the Sunset International Bible Institute in Lubbock, TX. He has taught at the Quito School of Biblical Studies and the Atlantic International Bible Institute in addition to ministering in 6 different congregations and has given seminars and campaigns in various parts of Latin America.

Arthur Puente is currently an instructor at the  Sunset International Bible Institute in Lubbock, TX. In the past, he has also taught full-time at the Quito School of Biblical Studies and Lubbock Christian University. He has served as minister in the bilingual Colgate church in Lubbock, Texas.  He holds Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees in Bible and Ministry, a Master’s of Divinity and is currently working on a Doctorate of Ministry at Abilene Christian University. He is an accomplished scholar and teacher, and has published a commentary on the book of Revelation.

Sixto Rivera comes from El Salvador, and currently works as the founding director of Genesis Alliance, a church planting ministry based in Dallas, Texas, which has planted numerous churches in the US and all-over Latin America.

 

Pablo Sanabria has taught formally and informally for many years in Latin America. He holds a MS and MDiv from Abilene Christian University. At the Baxter Institute in Tegucigalpa he served as professor and academic dean 1999-2003. He was also a columnist at the newspaper La Prensa for a number of years in Nicaragua.  He has served in churches in every place where he has lived. He has authored several scholarly books and commentaries such as his work on the book of Hebrews.

Bernie Villalobos  is currently serving as the evangelist at the Paso Ancho Church of Christ in San José, Costa Rica, a congregation which he planted. He studied at the Technological Institute of Costa Rica where he graduated as an Agricultural Engineer in 2001. He completed a Bible training at the Biblical School of the Americas in Panama from 2002-2003. He graduated from the Texas International Bible Institute in 2011.

Rudy Wray graduated from Fort Worth Christian College (TX); Sunset School of Preaching, Lubbock, TX; the American Christian Bible College and Graduate School of Religion in West Monroe, Louisiana; and the Northwest Graduate School of the Ministry in Washington state.  He possesses a Doctorate of Ministry degree.  He has been a minister and teacher in various churches in the US, El Salvador, and Honduras.  He was dean of the Atlantic International Bible Institute in Miami, and also Dean of International Development for SIBI in Lubbock, TX.

Edgar Yungán, from Ecuador, holds a degree in Social Communication from the Universidad Laica in Manta (Ecuador), Bachelors in Pastoral Theology from SEMISUD (Ecuador), a Bachelors of Biblical Studies from EQEB/SIBI, and a Master’s in Bible and Theology from Lee University. He has been a missionary in his country and currently is an evangelist as well as full-time Professor of Theology and Academic Dean at the EQEB in Quito.