Executive Director of The Pre-Trib Research Center
Dr. Ice is Executive Director of The Pre-Trib Research Center. He founded The Center in 1994 with Dr. Tim LaHaye to research, teach, and defend the pre-tribulational rapture and related Bible prophecy doctrines.
Brannon Howse is the president & founder of Worldview Weekend, and WVW Broadcast Network that includes WVW-TV & Worldview Radio. As the author of thirteen books, Brannon has been a guest on more than 2,000 radio and television programs and has been featured in such publications as the Washington Times and appeared on such television programs as “The O'Reilly Factor” with Bill O'Reilly on Fox News & MSNBC among others.
Brannon is the host of a national radio program that is broadcast nation-wide each day from 1–2 pm CT on numerous Christian radio stations, and is the host of “The Worldview Weekend Hour”, a weekly television program that is viewed in 120 nations around the world.
For many years, Brannon was the education reporter and frequent guest host of “The Michael Reagan Program”. Michael Reagan is the eldest son of President Reagan and Brannon was honored to host Michael's program the week of President Reagan's funeral. Brannon was the literary agent for Michael Reagan's book, Twice Adopted.
Due to his area of expertise, Brannon was featured for many years as a frequent guest on the radio program of Oliver North, G. Gordon Liddy, Ken Hamblin, Dr. D. James Kennedy, Phyllis Schlafly, & Beverly LaHaye's “Concerned Women For America”, among others.
Brannon is the founder of “Worldview Weekend” which has organized Worldview Weekend Conferences in more than 300 cities. Brannon is the President of Worldview Radio and WVW-TV which produces and distributes the Biblical radio and television programs of nearly 20 different hosts worldwide. Many of these 20 programs are produced from the Memphis, Tennessee TV and radio studios of WVW-TV & Worldview Radio.
Brannon's understanding of worldviews, trends, and global events has resulted in people attending his two-day training session that work for the Federal Bureau of Investigation, The National Security Agency, an Assistant District attorney of one of the largest cities in America, military officers, police and sheriff officers, doctors, lawyers, teachers, pastors, and successful business owners. Brannon's reputation as a compelling and credible speaker resulted in his being honored as the keynote speaker for the 50th Annual Governor's Prayer Breakfast in Iowa a few years ago.
Brannon has built his reputation and credibility by being known for his in-depth research and meticulous documentation as well as for taking complex issues and breaking them down in a way anyone from students to adults can understand and apply to their worldview.
Professional Employment or Service
Distinguished Research Professor of Biblical and Theological Studies, Faith Evangelical Seminary, Tacoma, Washington. Courses in Christian Origins, New Testament Introduction, Systematic Theology, Cults, and Apologetics. 1999-. Overlapping of one year with Trinity Law School.
Adjunct Professor of Law (Trinity Law School; previously Professor of Law). Religion and the Law. 2000-2007.
Professor of Law (Trinity Law School) and Professor of Theology and Culture (Trinity Graduate School). Courses in law school: Constitutional Law, Criminal Law, Religion and the Law, Legal History; Courses in the graduate school: Systematic Theology, Current Issues in Theology, Social and Cultural Exegesis. 1997-2000. Overlapping of one year with Michigan Theological Seminary, and one year with Faith Seminary.
Radio Talk host of “Talk from the Heart,” WMUZ Radio. Guest host on Christian talk program. 1997-1998. Host M-F, 3 hours each day.
Radio Talk host of “Sound Off,” KYKN Radio. This was a secular program on the most listened to station in the Willamette Valley, Oregon. The program concentrated on politics, public policy, and societal and cultural issues. 1995-1996. Host M-F, 1 hour each day.
Professor-at-Large, Simon Greenleaf University, Schools of Christian Apologetics and Law. Represent the University. Taught classes in apologetics and law. In apologetics teach in the areas of doctrine of Scripture and the history of Christian thought. In law, concentrate on first amendment law and the biblical foundations of law.1994-1996
Radio Talk host, “Lifetime Ministries,” KHPE Radio. This is a Christian talk-radio program widely heard throughout most of Oregon. I hosted this program several times each month. I dealt with theology, cultural and ethical issues. 1994-1998. Host 2 hours each week.
Adjunct Professor, Southern Evangelical Seminary, Charlotte, North Carolina. 1993-
Academic Vice President, Academic Dean, and Professor of Theology, Western Baptist College, Salem, Oregon. Administrated the academic program of the school, served on the Administrative Council, and taught courses in theology, ethics, and business law. 1990-1992
Associate Professor of Systematic Theology, Dallas Theological Seminary, Dallas, Texas. Taught classes in the areas of contemporary social issues, soteriology, theology proper, ecclesiology, and sanctification. 1986-1990
Assistant Professor of Bible and Theology, LeTourneau University, Longview, Texas. Taught Greek, New Testament Literature, various Bible courses, ethics, and theology. 1976-1983
Assistant Pastor, Highland Park Baptist Church, Abilene, Texas. Served as a youth pastor and director of church music while attending Abilene Christian University. 1975-1976
Assistant Professor of Bible and Greek, Northwestern College, Roseville, Minnesota. Taught elementary and intermediate Greek and various Bible exposition courses. 1974-1975
Teaching Fellow, and then Visiting Lecturer in Greek, Western Conservative Baptist Seminary, Portland, Oregon. Taught elementary and intermediate Greek. 1973-1974
Pastor, Church of God of Prophecy, Tye Texas. I grew up in this denomination and pastored this church some of the time I was in college. 1967-1969
University of Stellenbosch, South Africa. D.Phil. begins spring, 2009 on topic The Nature and Use of the Natural Law in Irenaeus of Lyons
Received Certificate in International Human Rights from the famed Institute International des Droits de I’Homme, Strasbourg, France (1998)
Regent University School of Law. Studied law, culminating in a Juris Doctor degree. Served on law review as editor-in-chief and was research assistant to the Academic Dean. Chosen by faculty to receive Corpus Juris Secundum award for outstanding legal scholarship. Received American Jurisprudence award for Corporations Law. 1983-1986
Concordia Seminary, St. Louis. Doctor of Theology degree in Exegetical Theology, majoring in New Testament. Dissertation was on feminist hermeneutics relating to Paul’s teaching on the role of women in the church. 1977-1986
Abilene Christian University. Master of Arts degree in Biblical and Patristic Greek. Thesis was on the ministerial role of women in the ante-Nicene church. 1975-1983
Western Conservative Baptist Seminary. Master of Theology in Biblical Studies. Thesis was on divorce and remarriage in the New Testament. 1973-1974
Western Conservative Baptist Seminary. Master of Divinity in Pastoral Studies. 1970-1973
Hardin-Simmons University. Bachelor of Arts in Classical and Hellenistic Greek. 1968-1970
Tomlinson College. Majored in Bible 1966-1967
Hope for Today was founded by Dr. David Hocking in the fall of 1995. David was born in Long Beach, CA and after High School, attended Bob Jones University in Greenville, SC, where he graduated with a B.A. in Bible, Greek, and Ancient History. After college, David attended Grace Theological Seminary in Winona Lake, IN, where he received his M. Div. degree in Biblical Studies. David also continued graduate studies and received a Doctor of Ministry degree as well as a Ph.D. degree in Biblical Studies and languages. David also received a Doctor of Laws degree, being honored by Biola University.
David has been preaching and teaching the Bible for over 50 years and has taught courses in Bible, Theology, Biblical Languages and Expository Preaching in colleges as well as in graduate schools. His radio Bible teaching began in 1970 and has included such programs as Sounds of Grace, The Biola Hour, Solid Rock, and for the last 13 years - Hope for Today. David has served as pastor in Columbus, Ohio, Long Beach, California, and Santa Ana, California. He has written over 35 books.
David was married in 1962 to his wife, Carole. Together they have three married children and six grandchildren. They have co-authored two best sellers - "Good Marriages Take Time" and "Romantic Lovers," a commentary on the Song of Solomon. His Biblical commentaries have included Genesis, Nehemiah, Psalms, Proverbs, Ecclesiastes, Song of Solomon, Isaiah, Daniel, Philippians, I & II Timothy, Hebrews, and Revelation.
David has focused in his ministry upon Bible Prophecy, especially as it relates to God's plan for Israel.
Dr. J. B. Hixson serves as the President of Not By Works Ministries. He is the author of the books Getting the Gospel Wrong, The Gospel Unplugged, The Great Last Days Deception, Freely By His Grace, and What Lies Ahead, as well as numerous theological journal articles. Dr. Hixson earned his B.A. from Houston Baptist University, Th.M. from Dallas Theological Seminary, and Ph.D. from Baptist Bible Seminary. J.B. and his wife Wendy have been married for 25 years and have six children.
Dr. Hixson's personal pilgrimage in the Christian faith is not unlike many others. He was raised by committed Christian parents who introduced him to the Gospel at a young age. At the age of six, while his family lived in West Virginia, the Holy Spirit brought conviction to his heart through the pastor’s message at a Sunday evening service. He realized that he was a sinner who needed a Savior. Later that night, his father reiterated the Gospel message that the pastor had presented earlier that night. Namely, that Christ took his place on the cross, died for his sin, and rose again. J.B.'s dad led him to faith in Christ that night. He was baptized a short time thereafter in the Baptist church his family attended at the time as a public profession of his faith in Christ alone for eternal life.
Throughout his childhood, J.B.'s family moved numerous times to several cities and states, finally settling in Houston, Texas during his high school years. J.B.'s faith in the Lord grew significantly during this time thanks to the influence of his Christian family and a dynamic Bible-teaching pastor at his home church, Northwest Memorial Baptist Church in Houston, Texas. He devoted his life to full-time Christian ministry in the summer of 1985.
After graduating from high school, he attended Houston Baptist University where he earned a B.A. degree in Spanish and Kinesiology in 1990. As He often does, the Lord used a crisis in his life during college to get J.B.'s attention and teach him many life lessons (Proverbs 15:31). As a result of sophomoric and foolish behavior at the age of twenty, he found himself at the center of a legal struggle that could have adversely impacted his life in a significant way. But thankfully, a gracious judge ultimately dismissed the case against him without any record. This experience redirected his life and led him to Dallas Theological Seminary. This was the fulfillment of a lifelong goal to attend the same seminary that had profoundly impacted his grandfather's life, a pastor himself.
J.B. met his wife Wendy after his first year of seminary at a church where he was doing an internship. They were married a year later. Wendy is an unbelievable blessing in J.B.'s life. Traveling the road of ministry together has been wonderful, challenging, rewarding, at times heart wrenching, and through it all very fruitful. J.B. and Wendy thank the Lord every day for the privilege of serving the Lord through this ministry.
During and after the completion of his Master of Theology degree from Dallas Seminary in 1993, J.B. spent several years in pastoral ministry. Over the years God's hand of blessing has been evident in his ministry, as he served in various pastorates in Illinois and Texas. Eventually, his ministry journey led him into the field of higher education. He spent six years teaching at the college level. Following the completion of his Ph.D. degree from Baptist Bible Seminary in 2007, he moved to the graduate level where he served as a professor and administrator for several more years. Currently, he continues serving on the adjunct faculties of several colleges and seminaries, while traveling with his family for speaking engagements at conferences, churches, and academic institutions.
J.B. and his family have traveled to all 50 states, and J.B. has spoken in more than 500 churches and conferences. They have educated all six of their children at home, where they seek to foster a home and learning environment that makes God's grace and the Gospel of the Lord Jesus Christ central to all that they do. They spend regular time in prayer and in the Word as a means of discerning the Lord's will and cultivating spiritual growth and family harmony.