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.