Faculty & Staff List / Welcome

Below is a list of the professors and instructors, both full-time and adjunct, and the WRS Administration and Staff.


WRS Professors & Instructors

John A. Battle

Professor of New Testament and Theology

B.A., Highland College, 1967; M.Div., Faith Theological Seminary, 1970; S.T.M., Faith Theological Seminary, 1971; Th.D., Grace Theological Seminary, 1975.

Associate Professor of New Testament, Western Reformed Seminary, 1983-1998; Professor of New Testament and Theology, Western Reformed Seminary, 1998-.

 
Christopher K. Lensch

Associate Professor of Old Testament

B.A., Shelton College, 1975; M.Div., Faith Theological Seminary, 1978; S.T.M., Faith Theological Seminary, 1980.

Assistant Professor of Old Testament, Western Reformed Seminary, 1983-1998; Associate Professor of Old Testament, Western Reformed Seminary, 1998-.

 
Kevin M. Backus

Professor of Biblical Counseling

B.A., Shelton College, 1978; M.Div., Faith Theological Seminary, 1982; S.T.M., Whitefield Theological Seminary, 1995; Ph.D., Whitefield Theological Seminary, 1997.

Instructor of Biblical Counseling, Western Reformed Seminary, 1995-1997; Adjunct Professor of Biblical Counseling, Western Reformed Seminary, 1998-2017; Professor of Biblical Counseling, Western Reformed Seminary, 2017-.

 
Leonard W. Pine

Professor of Practical Theology

B.A., Bob Jones University, 1984; M.A., Bob Jones University, 1987; M.Div., Western Reformed Seminary, 1993; D.Min., Westminster Seminary California, 2002.

Assistant Professor of Practical Theology, Western Reformed Seminary, 1993-2002; Adjunct Professor of Practical Theology, 2002-2017; Professor of Practical Theology, 2017-.

 

LyroTito S. Lyro

President & Assistant Professor of Biblical Counseling

B.A., University of Washington, 2000; M.Div., Western Reformed Seminary, 2000; M.A. in Biblical Counseling, The Masters University, 2023.

Assistant Professor of Theology and Bible, Western Reformed Seminary, 2000-2004; Adjunct Instructor of Theology and Bible, Western Reformed Seminary, 2004-2023; Assistant Professor of Biblical Counseling, Western Reformed Seminary, 2023-. 

 

Administrator – Business Manager & Adjunct Professor of Old Testament

B.S., Western Baptist College, 1999; M.A., Webster University, 2003; US Army officer, 1999-2017, (MAJ, RET),  joint and multinational operational and strategic plans and personnel management; M.B.S. and M.Div., Western Reformed Seminary, 2020; Ph.D. Candidate, LBC | Capital Seminary and Graduate School, 2020-.

Adjunct Professor of Old Testament, Western Reformed Seminary, 2023-.

 

Steven Brinegar 

Adjunct Instructor of Church History

B.S., Clearwater Christian College, 2002; M.Div., Western Reformed Seminary, 2006; Th.M., Historical Theology, Greenville Presbyterian Theological Seminary, 2019-.

Adjunct Instructor of Church History, Western Reformed Seminary, 2022-.

 

 

Robert A. Battle

Adjunct Instructor of Biblical Languages

B.A., University of Washington, 1997; M.A., University of Washington, 2001; Ph.D. candidate, University of Washington, 2003.

Adjunct Instructor of Biblical Languages, Western Reformed Seminary, 2006-.

 
James S. Blizzard

Adjunct Instructor of Homiletics and Pastoral Theology

B.A., Shelton College, 1979; M.Div., Faith Theological Seminary, 1982.

Adjunct Instructor of Homiletics and Pastoral Theology, Western Reformed Seminary, 2004-.

 

 

Khawl Ro Kim

Adjunct Instructor in Bible and Theology

B.Th., Evangelical Bible Seminary, Myanmar, 1995; M.Div., New Life Collage, India, 1997; M.Th., Asian Center for Theological Studies and Mission (ACTS), Korea, 2004).

Adjunct Instructor in Bible and Theology, Western Reformed Seminary, 2007-.

 
Jason R. Hutchinson

Adjunct Professor of Practical Theology

B.U.S., Morehead State University, 2001; M.Div., Southern Baptist Theological Seminary, 2007; D.Min., Southern Baptist Theological Seminary, 2012.

Adjunct Professor of Practical Theology, Western Reformed Seminary, 2018-.

 

 

 

 

 


Administration

LyroTito S. Lyro

President & Assistant Professor of Biblical Counseling

B.A., University of Washington, 2000; M.Div., Western Reformed Seminary, 2000; M.A. in Biblical Counseling, The Masters University, 2023. 

Adjunct Instructor in Theology and Bible, Western Reformed Seminary, 1997-2000; Assistant Professor of Theology and Bible, Western Reformed Seminary, 2000-2004; Adjunct Instructor of Theology and Bible, Western Reformed Seminary, 2004-2023; Assistant Professor of Biblical Counseling, Western Reformed Seminary, 2023-. 

  

hollander W. Scott Hollander III

Administrator – Business Manager & Adjunct Professor of Old Testament

B.S., Western Baptist College, 1999; M.A., Webster University, 2003; US Army officer, 1999-2017, (MAJ, RET),  joint and multinational operational and strategic plans and personnel management; M.B.S. and M.Div., Western Reformed Seminary, 2020; Ph.D. Candidate, LBC | Capital Seminary and Graduate School, 2020-.

Adjunct Professor of Old Testament, Western Reformed Seminary, 2023-.