FBI Elective Instructors

Dr. John T. Yates

(FBI’s Founder, President and Core Curriculum Instructor)

Dr. Yates has taught verse by verse through the Bible every 3 years since 1985. He is the author of FBI’s 14-Volume Commentary Set on the Old Testament and New Testament and the 4-Volume Set on Theology. He wrote and taught FBI’s Elective courses on Prophecy, Angels, Creationism, Personal Evangelism, and Discipleship. Dr. Yates is a graduate of University of Louisiana at Monroe (Associate of Arts in General Studies and Psychology), Liberty University (Bachelor of Science in Pastoral Studies & Counseling) and (Master of Arts in Religion & Counseling), post-graduate Old & New Testament studies in Israel, and Faith International University (Doctorate in Religion). He is the senior pastor at Rowland Road Baptist Church.

Dr. Will Honeycutt

(FBI Vice-President and Electives Instructor)

Dr. Honeycutt received his Doctorate in Bioethics from Trinity Evangelical Divinity School. His Masters of Divinity is from Liberty Theological Seminary and his Bachelor’s from Liberty University. He taught at Liberty University for over twenty years, and has been involved in church ministry to youth and young adults for over three decades. Dr. Honeycutt has developed curriculum and/or taught courses on Apologetics, Theology, Biblical Languages, Biblical Worldview and Biblical Manhood. He has taught Galatians, Romans and Theology at the Word of Life Bible Institute in Jeju, South Korea since 2013. In 2018 he became Vice President of Faith Bible Institute where he develops and teaches numerous electives to add to FBI’s core curriculum. He also helps pastor at Rowland Road Baptist Church where he and his wife attend and serve.

Visiting Elective Instructors

Dr. David A. DeWitt

Dr. David A. DeWitt is a scientist, professor and author. He is a frequent speaker for organizations like Answers in Genesis and is the author of Unraveling the Origins Controversy. He has taught courses on Creation and cell biology at Liberty University, where he served as Director of the Center for Creation Research and also chair of the Department of Biology & Chemistry. He earned his Bachelor of Science in Biochemistry from Michigan State University and his Ph.D. in Neurosciences from Case Western Reserve University. He is a research scientist with primary expertise in the underlying causes of Alzheimer's disease. He has been awarded research grants and published numerous professional research articles.

Dr. Gary R. Habermas

Dr. Gary R. Habermas has dedicated his life to the study of the relevant historical, philosophical, and theological issues surrounding the death and resurrection of Jesus and is considered the world’s leading authority on the resurrection. He earned his PhD from Michigan State University and an MA from the University of Detroit. He has authored or co-authored over 40 books, and has contributed more than 60 chapters or articles to additional books, as well as over 100 articles and reviews in journals and publications. He has been a visiting or adjunct professor at about 15 different graduate schools and seminaries including most Southern Baptist Seminaries, Oxford, Cambridge and Princeton. He is a Distinguished Research Professor of Apologetics and Philosophy at Liberty University. He and his wife Eileen have 7 children and 15 grandchildren.

Larry Fincher

Larry Fincher is the Former Family Pastor at Rowland Road Baptist Church, Monroe Louisiana, and is a charter member of the American Association of Christian Counselors. Over the last 35 years he has studied extensively, developed material, counseled, and taught classes pertaining to the Christian family and leadership. He received a BSEE and MSEE from the University of Arkansas and until taking early retirement was employed as a Director for Entergy Corporation covering Arkansas, Mississippi, Louisiana, Texas, and the City of New Orleans. He has over thirty plus years of leadership experience in the church, corporations, civic, and professional organizations.

Dr. David Graves

Dr. David Graves has a Ph.D. from the University of Aberdeen, Scotland and has taught the Bible and archaeology for more than thirty-five years at locations including Oxford University, England, and more recently, Liberty University, Lynchburg, VA. He has provided tours of the Ashmonean and British Museums, and traveled extensively in the Middle East. Dr. Graves has been involved in Mount Ararat research, contributed to National Geographic productions, and been on archaeological excavations at Qumran, Temple Mount and Shiloh, Israel, as well as the Tall el-Hammam excavation project in Jordan (possible site of Sodom). Also, he was part of the team who discovered and excavated the Dead Sea Scroll cave Q12 near Qumran, Israel in 2017. He is a member of the Near East Archaeological Society (NEAS) and has authored several books and articles on Archaeology and Biblical themes. Dr. Graves lives in Canada with his wife.