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Dr. Ed McAbee Founder/President Emeritus
Believer’s Institute For  Biblical Studies “to be used of God” Faculty & Staff
Joseph Wampler, Instructor
Pastor Wampler, B.A., M.B.S., is a graduate of Victory Baptist College in North Augusta, S.C., attended Fruitland Baptist Bible Institute, and has received his Master of Biblical Studies Degree from the Believer’s Institute for Biblical Studies. He served as Music Director of Northside Baptist Church in Gaffney under the direction of Dr. McAbee from 1999- 2003. He was pastor of New Hope Baptist Church in Spartanburg, S.C. from 2003-2008.  He now pastors Resurrection Baptist Church in Cowpens, S.C. 
Robert Jarvis, President
Dr. Jarvis, Th.B., M.B.S., Th.D., is a graduate of Trinity Baptist Bible College in Asheville, N.C. He earned his Master of Biblical Studies Degree from the Believer’s Institute for Biblical Studies and his Doctorate from Andersonville Theological Seminary. He studied two years in the Engineering program of the University of North Carolina in Asheville. He taught for four years at Calvary Baptist Bible Institute in Greenwood. He has pastored Welcome Baptist Church  in Union, South Carolina since 1995. 
Edward McAbee, Founder / President Emeritus
Dr. McAbee, A.A., B.A., Th.M., Th.D., Lit.D., is a graduate of Gardner Webb College, Furman University, Luther Rice Seminary, and Trinity Seminary, and attended Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary. He also holds certificates from Moody Bible Institute of Chicago. He has been preaching since 1950 and started pastoring in 1954. He pastored Northside Baptist Church in Gaffney for over 50 years. He currently runs a web based ministry called Courage To Continue.
Tony Pettit, Instructor
Pastor Pettit, A.A.B.M., M.B.S., earned his Master of Biblical Studies Degree from the Believer’s Institute for Biblical Studies. He holds an Associate of Arts degree in Business Management from York Technical College. He serves as the pastor of Trinity Baptist Tabernacle in Greenwood, South Carolina.
Lee Franklin, Instructor
Pastor Franklin, A.B.S., M.B.S., earned an Associate of Biblical Studies degree from Andersonville Theological Seminary in Camilla, Georgia and a Master of Biblical Studies Degree from the Believer’s Institute for Biblical Studies. He served as the Youth Director for Welcome Baptist Church in Union, South Carolina from 2006 to 2012. He now serves as the pastor of Glory Baptist Church in Union, South Carolina.
David Berry, Media Manager
Rev. David Berry, A.B.S, earned his Associate of Biblical Studies degree from the Believer's Institute for Biblical Studies. He serves as the C.A.R.E. Team director and Missions Director for Welcome Baptist Church. He helps maintain our website and handles all of our media. He is the one our students contact for recorded copies of our classes when they are absent.
Lee Davis, Instructor
Dr. Davis, Pharm D., earned a Doctorate of Pharmacy degree from the South Carolina College of Pharmacy (USC campus) in Columbia, South Carolina. He has taught Sunday School for nearly 10 years and has served as the music director of Welcome Baptist Church from 2012 to the present.