Torch, Winter 1987

ible Department Profil C an an individual receive excellent undergraduate preparation for the pastorate, mission field, or other ministry at a liberal arts college? "There 's no better place," according to Dr. Robert Gromacki, chairman of the Department of Biblical Education at Cedarville College. Gromacki cites not only the credentials and quality of experience of the Bible faculty and the depth of the Bible curriculum, but also the breadth of opportunity for Bible majors to take elective courses available in over 40 other areas of study at Cedarville. "Future pastors and lay ministers benefit tremen– dously from course work taken in such areas as business, communication arts, psychology, social science, and education," states Gromacki. Biblical Education is Cedarville's fourth largest major with alumni serving in ministries worldwide. Holding degrees from Baptist Bible, Dallas, and Grace Theo– logical Seminaries, Dr. Robert Gromacki has chaired the De– partment of Biblical Education since 1967. A popular speaker and author of 12 books, he has escorted students to the Institute of Holy Land Studies in Jerusa– lem for summer studies. Dr. Jack Riggs joined the Bible Department in 1967 following pastorates in Van Wert and Lima, Ohio. A graduate of Tay– lor University and Grace and Dallas Theological Seminaries, Dr. Riggs has authored Hosea' s Heartbreak, a treatise on the Old Testament prophet, as well as numerous articles and Sunday school materials. Dr. Richard Durham came to Cedarville in 1976 after serving for 20 years as a missionary under ABWE in the Philippines. A frequent contributor to TORCH magazine, Dr. Durham is a graduate of Wheaton College and Faith and Grace Theological Seminaries. 14 W. David Warren is a graduate of Cedarville College and Dallas Theological Seminary. After serving in the pastorate and teaching for several years at Faith Baptist Bible College, Professor Warren returned to Cedarville in 1980. He speaks often in churches, conferences, and camps. Jean Fisher has taught church education classes at Cedarville for over 30 years. A graduate of Baptist Bible Seminary and Wheaton College Graduate School, Miss Fisher has authored both senior high and primary Sunday school curricula for Regular Baptist Press. Dr. Lee L. Kantenwein came to Cedarville College in 1986. He holds degrees from Baptist Bible College and Grace Theological Seminary and taught at the latter for 15 years. He also taught at the Belgian Bible Institute near Brussels. Dr. Kantenwein has served six churches as interim pastor and authored the text Diagrammatical Analysis. Floyd S. Elmore brought to the department his experience as a missionary under Baptist Mid– Missions in Honduras. A gradu– ate of Cedarville College and Dallas Theological Seminary, he is completing a doctoral program at Dallas. He returned to teach at Cedarville in 1985. Dr. Gary Percesepe received degrees from Cedarville College, University of Denver, Conserva– tive Baptist Seminary, and St. Louis University. In 1983, he arrived to teach philosophy. He is also the director of Cedarville 's Honors Program. Daniel J. Estes, a graduate of Cedarville College and Dallas Theological Seminary, is pres– ently pursuing doctoral studies at Cambridge University, England. He served as an assistant pastor before returning to teach at Cedarville in 1984. not available for picture