Biographies

ABOUT THE DIRECTOR & TEACHERS

Keith Walsworth, CAPS Director

Keith Walsworth was born in Fremont, Michigan and was born again in the same town twenty-one years later, in 1978. He and his wife, Brenda, both trusted Christ in the second year of their marriage. God has blessed Keith and Brenda with eight children and six grandchildren.Keith has been in full-time Christian ministry for over 25 years. He was ordained to the Gospel ministry by the congregation of the Rothbury Community Church in Rothbury, MI. He graduated from the Grand Rapids School of Bible and Music (now merged with Cornerstone University) in Grand Rapids, Michigan. Keith has over twenty years of experience as a pastor, serving churches in Michigan, Tennessee, and Kentucky. He has taught at Freedom Farm Bible College in Pittsford, Michigan, Graham Bible College in Bristol, Tennessee, and served as director of the Reformed Bible Institute in Bristol, Tennessee. In addition, he has made four trips to Africa to help train national pastors.  Keith wrote a book on eschatology entitled What’s Next?

Bryan Hall serves as the Associate Pastor at Fellowship Chapel in Bristol, Virginia, where he shares in the preaching and pastoral ministries of the church. Bryan has also served in pastoral ministry in the areas of youth and education as well as the role of senior pastor in Alabama. Bryan grew up in Arkansas, studying at Arkansas State University in Jonesboro and trained for the ministry at Mid-America Baptist Theological Seminary in Memphis, Tennessee. Bryan leads the missions ministry of Fellowship Chapel and has had opportunity to do home mission work in Wyoming, Kansas, and New York. Internationally, he has served in the Ukraine, Mexico, Kenya, and Nicaragua.Bryan is happily married to Karen. They have three children, Nicole, Joshua, and Sarah Grace.  Bryan teaches the homiletics class at Bristol.

Pete Youmans was born in Muskegon, Michigan. When his family began attending a Bible teaching church, he came to trust Christ as his Savior at the age of 12. Pete has been married for 27 years to his wife Hilda. They have three adult children, Jessica, Heather, and Peter. He has pastored the Davidson Baptist Church, in Hazard, Kentucky, for 22 years. He has also had opportunities to train pastors in Egypt and Jordan. He is currently an adjunct professor at Piedmont Baptist College and Hazard Community College.  He received his Bachelors in Bible from Tennessee Temple University and his Master of Divinity from Temple Baptist Theological Seminary. He has also received a Doctor of Ministry from Luther Rice Seminary.  He is currently pursuing a Ph.D. in Old Testament from Piedmont Graduate School.  Pete teaches the hermeneutics course for our Kentucky campus.


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Doug Smith
was born in 1977 in Bristol, Tennessee. He was blessed to grow up in a Christian home. At age ten, God brought him to trust in Christ. He and Krystal married in 2003.  God has blessed them with five children. Doug teaches Bible and logic at Cornerstone Christian Academy in Abingdon, Virginia.  He graduated from King College in Bristol, Tennessee, and Pensacola Theological Seminary in Pensacola, Florida. He is presently enrolled as a distance student with the Southern Baptist Theological Seminary in Louisville, Kentucky (currently a distance student). Doug is a 2007 graduate of the CAPS ministry. He is available for occasional supply preaching, conferences, or special meetings. Doug has taught the hermeneutics (Bible study/interpretation), homiletics, and spiritual disciplines classes for CAPS in the Tri-Cities area and has also taught hermeneutics in Kermit, West Virginia, and Clintwood, Virginia.  Doug is author of Keeping the Faith in a Christian College.  He resides in Bristol, Virginia.