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Michael L. Brown

President, Professor of Practical Theology

B.A (Queens College), M.A. (New York University), Ph.D. (New York University). Dr. Brown served as a leader in the Brownsville Revival from 1996-2000 and birthed the Brownsville Revival School of Ministry, which became FIRE School of Ministry in 2001. He has preached throughout the United States and in thirty nations and has written more than thirty books on revival, holiness, Jesus revolution, Jewish-Christian issues, and the culture wars, along with scholarly works in Old Testament and Hebrew studies. He is generally considered to be the foremost expert in Jewish apologetics and has debated leading rabbis on college campuses, radio, and TV. He is the host of the live, daily syndicated radio show the Line of Fire as well as TV shows on GOD TV, NRB TV, and Middle East TV (METV). His most recent books include a commentary on Job (forthcoming), Playing with Holy Fire: A Wakeup Call to the Pentecostal-Charismatic Church, and Saving a Sick America: A Prescription for Moral and Cultural Transformation. His scholarly articles have been published in leading journals as well as in the Oxford Dictionary of Jewish Religion, the Theological Dictionary of the Old Testament, and the New International Dictionary of Old Testament Theology and Exegesis. Dr. Brown has devoted his life to helping raise up and equip an army of dedicated followers of Jesus who will spark a spiritual and moral revolution in this generation and who will take the gospel to the nation. Dr. Brown has also served as a visiting or adjunct professor at Trinity Evangelical Divinity School, Fuller Theological Seminary, Regent University School of Divinity, The King’s University, Southern Evangelical Seminary, Gordon Conwell Theological Seminary (Charlotte), and Denver Theological Seminary.

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Keith Collins

School Director/Professor of Practical Theology

A.A. (Brownsville Revival School of Ministry), B.A (American Intercontinental University), M.P.T. (The King’s University), D.Min, in progress (The King’s University). Keith has been actively involved in ministry for over 26 years. During this time he has served in various roles including: Youth Pastor, Lead Pastor, Outreach Center Director, Bible College Professor, Dean of Students, Pastoral Care Director, and Bible College President/Director. In recent years Keith served as the President of the Brownsville Revival School of Ministry and Director of the Brownsville Ministry Training Center, which were both born out of The Brownsville Revival in Pensacola, FL. Keith also served at FIRE School of Ministry as a leader and professor while overseeing the pastoral department, as well as student life. While currently fulfilling the role of FIRE School of Ministry’s Director, Keith is also the lead pastor of FIRE Church.

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William E. “Josh” Peters

Professor of Practical Theology

B.Th. (Liberty Christian College), M.Th. (Liberty Christian College), D.Miss. (Columbia Southern University). Dr. Peters is a veteran missionary, having spent over 20 years in overseas ministry. In addition to his teaching responsibilities, he travels the world with teams of students to give future potential missionaries their first exposure to foreign cultures. He has seen powerful moves of God in Mexico, Scotland, Australia, Argentina, Malaysia, Indonesia, and Germany. His gifting as an apostolic teacher enables him to accept the challenge of preparing thousands of students to reach the world with the fires of revival and the Jesus Revolution. Dr. Peters is the President and General Director of FIRE International, the mission sending agency for FIRE.

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bob-gladstoneRobert J. Gladstone

Professor of Practical Theology

B.A. (Southeastern College), M.A. (Wheaton Graduate School), Ph.D. (Logos Graduate School). Bob taught at the Brownsville Revival School of Ministry from 1997-2000 and at FIRE since 2001. His classes reflect his main burdens: God’s Kingdom; Sonship in Christ’s image; and the Church’s biblical, “apostolic” identity. Bob also leads a group of house churches in the Charlotte area called King’s People, and serves on the board of FIRE International.

steve-altSteve Alt

Assistant Professor of Practical Theology

B.A., Pastoral Ministries (Jimmy Swaggart Bible College), M.A., Predoctoral Studies (Regent University). A member of the Society for Pentecostal Studies, Steve has a burden for the purity of the word of God, longing to see the church return to an apostolic gospel, which includes the experience of signs and wonders wrought by the Holy Spirit. He has written full-length teaching manuals for How to Study God’s Word and History Makers.

Scott Volk

Instructor of Practical Theology

Associate’s Degree in Practical Theology (Christ for the Nations, Dallas, TX), B.A., Pastoral Studies (North Central University, Minneapolis, MN). A Jewish believer in the Messiah, Scott served for nine years on the pastoral staff of a church in Scottsdale, Arizona, before following God’s call to Pensacola, Florida, to labor alongside Dr. Michael Brown at ICN Ministries in 1996. Scott currently serves as part of the pastoral team at FIRE Church.

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Dion Light

Assistant Director of FIRE International

Associate’s Degree (Brownsville Revival School of Ministry), B.S. (ITT Technical Institute). Dion, his wife Michelle, and their children served for two years as FIRE International missionaries in Poland. He currently serves as Assistant Director for FI where he provides pastoral guidance to the missionaries as well as oversees the day-to-day operations. Dion has a passion to see radical worshippers of Jesus comprehend the supremacy of God in missions and become equipped to embrace the Lord’s call to take the Gospel to the ends of the earth.

Michael Lubanovic

Instructor of Practical Theology

B.A. (Youngstown State University), Associate’s Degree (Brownsville Revival School of Ministry). Over the past seven years, Mike has labored in ministering the Gospel throughout the U.S., Mexico, England, Wales and Brazil. His goal and desire is to equip students to take what they learn in the classroom into everyday life and ministry through hands-on experience and training. He also carries a burden to equip students in developing intimacy with God.

Tobi A. Peters

Instructor of Practical Theology

B.Th. (Liberty Bible College), Counseling Certificate (Liberty Bible College), Master of Christian Counseling (Christian International). Tobi is the founder and president of GIG Ministries, Inc., a traveling music and teaching ministry, from 1989 to present. She served as a missionary to Indonesia and was a part-time faculty member at Brownsville Revival School of Ministry. Tobi is the administrative and accounting staff supervisor of FIRE International.

Ken Pounders

B.A. Bible and Pastoral Counseling (Central Bible College); M.Div. (Christian Life School of Theology).

Ken Pounders is a missionary evangelist ministering in the U.S., Eastern Europe, Asia, and Central America.

Ken is the founder and president of Priority! Evangelism, a world evangelism training and sending organization. He and his wife Sonya have devoted themselves to new church planting, missionary evangelism, and Teen Challenge ministry for the last twenty-nine years.

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