All of our staff are volunteers, which is the primary reason we are able to keep costs so low for the level of education that we provide.
Rev. Warren Lamb
Our Director/Lead Professor Warren Lamb, PhD, ThM, CABC
Pastor, Bible Teacher, Biblical Counselor, and Theology Professor
Pastor Lamb has been involved in pastoral ministry for over thirty years. He is a “recovered psychologist,” having been a clinical psychologist trained at the University of Washington, before coming to Christ at the age of thirty-one.
Since that time, he has gained extensive experience in Christian ministry, including teaching, conference speaking, Biblical counseling, and training Biblical counselors. Trauma and Abuse are significant areas of his counseling focus. His book, Behind the Veil: Exposing the Evil of Domestic Oppression and Providing Hope, provides help and guidance for the church in identifying and addressing this rising problem in the church.
Experienced in counseling a broad spectrum of troubles, he specializes with those who have suffered significant trauma from childhood abuse and neglect, domestic oppression and abuse, sex-trafficking, kidnapping, sole-survivors of catastrophes, traumatic loss survivors, first-responders, combat trauma survivors, and the like.
He also works extensively with the sexually broken, including those struggling with unwanted same-sex attraction. He provides specialized training for churches, including shepherding churches through the aftermath of a leader’s moral failure.
He has pastored and been part of the pastoral team for several churches and speaks at various conferences throughout the country on a variety of subjects.
After completing the Nazarene Bible College Directed Ministries Study Program, he pursued post-graduate studies at Trinity Evangelical Divinity School, Westminster Theological Seminary, Dallas Theological Seminary, and Reformed Theology Seminary (Jacksonville), receiving a Master of Theology (Biblical Studies), Master of Theology (Hermeneutics), and a Master of Arts (Biblical Counseling).
His passion? "Discipleship: helping people understand the nature and character of God so that they can fully live as Christ intended for them to live."
A frequent keynote and workshop presenter at conferences, Warren serves as director of the IABC Training Center Truth in Love Biblical Counseling & Training Center (formerly Vancouver Bible Institute in Vancouver, WA). As of August of 2019, he has also been serving as the Vice President of IABC
He and his wife Connie relocated to Orange County, CA, in 2017, so he now personally ministers in both Washington and in California. He is also spearheading the development of a new Certified Biblical Counseling Training Center in Southern California for IABC. He brings with him many years of practical experience specific to the realm of Biblical counseling.
What does he teach?
Systematic Theology, Certified Biblical Counselor Program, Hermeneutics, Apologetics, Principles of Teaching
Contact email: Professor Lamb
PASTOR CARL BEAVERS
Staff Instructor Pastor Carl Beavers
Pastor, Bible Teacher, Biblical Counselor
Pastor Carl serves as an assistant Pastor and Elder of True Life Fellowship in Beaverton, Oregon. He is also a Teaching Elder at Truth in Love Fellowship in Vancouver Washington.
Pastor Carl has been part of the ministry team of True Life Fellowship for 16 years. He and his wife served and oversaw the young adult’s ministry and are currently serving in the counseling ministry at True Life Fellowship.
Pastor Carl is a graduate of Vancouver Bible Institute with certificates in Theology and Biblical Counseling.
"In-reach. Equipping and strengthening the Body of Christ to live according to God’s Word."
What does he teach?
Rev. Steve McDougall
Our Bible School Director and Language Professor
Steve McDougall, MDiv
Pastor, Bible Teacher, and Biblical Languages Professor
Pastor Steve is pastor of Community Bible Church Northwest in Battle Ground, Vice President of Eternal Truth Ministries, and Visiting Pastor of Community Bible Church of the Foothills.
He and his family have served as missionaries in Novosibirsk, Russia, where he established and served as dean of Novosibirsk Biblical Theological Seminary.
Pastor Steve did his undergraduate studies at The Master's College, then completed his Master of Divinity at The Master's Seminary.
"Discipleship and teaching biblical languages. We have been charged with guiding and teaching believers to know Christ and to be more like Him every day."
What does he teach?
Old Testament Survey
New Testament Survey
Contact email: Professor McDougall
Teaching Assistant Kelli Russell
Certified Biblical Counselor
Kelli serves as the Teaching Assistant for the Certified Biblical Counseling Program.
As the Teaching Assistant, Kelli works with our Distance Learning/Self-Paced students, making sure they have the resources they need to be successful, as well as walking alongside them as they work through the program.
Kelli also serves as the President and Director of Grace Matters, a ministry located in Vancouver, Washington, that is devoted to helping the deeply broken repair their lives in both practical and personal ways.
Kelli has a heart for the troubled and traumatized, and serves as a volunteer with the Trauma Intervention Program in the Portland/Vancouver area.
Kelli also serves as part of the Biblical counseling team at Truth in Love Biblical Counseling. (For more information about the Biblical counseling they provide, go to the Truth in Love Biblical Counseling Team page.)
Kelli is a graduate of Vancouver Bible Institute's Certified Biblical Counselor Program, as well as a Certified Mending the Soul and Caring for the Vulnerable Child Facilitator.