FRBI Faculty

 

Professor Al Albano
B.A., John Wesley College, Th.M., Dallas Seminary, D. Min., The Master’s Seminary, Senior Pastor, Springs Bible Church.

Professor of Bible and Homiletics

Professor Al Albano

Al earned his Th.M. from Dallas Seminary (91) and D.Min. from Master’s Seminary (07).  Al has over 25 years of ministry and pastoral experience.  This experience includes work as an institute teacher in Bible and theology (91-98), as a church-planting pastor (92-95), as a Red Cross Chaplain (01), as a church-planting pastor of Woodland Bible Chapel (00-04), and as a church-planting pastor at Meridian Bible Church in Falcon and Springs Bible Church where Al currently serves as Senior Pastor.

 

Pastor Jeff Anderson
B.A. in Pastoral Studies, Bob Jones University, 1991 and M.A. in Bible, Bob Jones University, 1995.

Instructor of Bible and Theology, FRBI Board Member

Pastor Jeff Anderson

Jeff is a native of southern Colorado and counts it a privilege to minister “back at home” after graduating from Bob Jones University in Greenville, SC (BA in pastoral studies, 1991, and MA in Bible, 1995). He has served on the pastoral staff at Grace Bible Church since 1993 and as pastor since 1997. Jeff parents moved to Colorado as church planters from Michigan and his two younger brothers are also in vocational ministry. Jeff is committed to expository preaching of the Word and also serves on the IFCA International board of directors and as the President of IBC with whom he has conducted Pastors’ Bible Conferences in India, Russia, Albania, Egypt, Thailand, and the Philippines. Jeff and his wife Nancy have been married since 1992 and have five children.

 

Pastor Timothy L. Dane
B.S. Finance, University of Nevada Las Vegas, M. Div. & Th. M. in NT Studies, The Master’s Seminary, Ph. D., Baptist Bible Seminary, Senior Pastor, Mesa Hills Bible Church.

Instructor of NT Languages and Theology, FRBI Board Member

Pastor Timothy L. Dane

Pastor Tim and his wife Karen married in 1986. They have six children and two grandchildren. Tim graduated from the University of Nevada in 1984 with a degree in Finance and worked for 10 years as a Financial Planner. From 1984 till 1992 he served as a lay leader in his home church, Las Vegas Bible Church. In 1992 he moved to Sun Valley, California to study at The Master’s Seminary (TMS) where he completed his M.Div. and Th.M. degrees (1995, 1996). During his time at TMS and Grace Community Church, Tim served as a Deacon, an Awana Commander, and also did some teaching as an adjunct professor at TMS. In 1996, he was called to be Senior Pastor at Anza Avenue Baptist church of Torrance, CA where he served for 10 years. In 1995 Tim began serving as an adjunct professor at Irpin Biblical Seminary (Kiev, Ukraine) and throughout the years has also taught at the seminary and institute levels in Russia, Germany, Mexico, Romania, and Myanmar. In 2006 he and his family moved to Colorado Springs to help found Front Range Bible Institute. During his time in Colorado he also completed his Ph.D. degree from Baptist Bible Seminary in Clarks Summit, Pennsylvania. Tim was called as Senior Pastor at Mesa Hills Bible Church in April of 2011. Personal interests with his family include soccer, fishing, snow skiing, and antique cars.

 

Professor Lance Gentry
B.A. Biblical Studies, Cedarville, M. Div., The Master’s Seminary, Senior Pastor, Austin Bluffs Evangelical Free Church.

Instructor of Bible and Theology, FRBI Board Member

Pastor Lance Gentry

Lance has served as the Senior Pastor of Austin Bluffs Evangelical Free Church since 1999.  He is a graduate of Cedarville University (B. A. in Biblical Studies) and The Master’s Seminary (M. Div.).  He grew up in Indiana, loves Chinese food, and enjoys keeping an eye on the ever-changing weather in Colorado Springs. He and his wife Leigh Ann have four children.

 

Pastor Jonathan Henderson
Diploma in Bible, Word of Life Bible Institute,  B.S., Systems Engineering, Wright State, M. Div. & Th. M., The Master’s Seminary, Associate Pastor, Mesa Hills Bible Church.

Instructor of Bible and Old Testament Languages, FRBI Board Member

Pastor Jonathan Henderson

Jonathan grew up in Ohio, but always remembers, “My citizenship is in heaven.”  He is a graduate of The Master’s Seminary (1991 & 2002), Wright State University (1986) and Word of Life Bible Institute (1981). Jonathan and his wife, Tracy served on the missions staff of Grace Community Church in Russia-Ukraine for five years.  Jonathan also served four years as pastor of an English-speaking military congregation at Sembach Bible Church in Germany. Jonathan began serving as Associate Pastor at New Life Bible Church in Pueblo, CO in July of 2006 and helped found FRBI in 2007. He and Tracy have four sons: Josiah, Micah, Zephaniah and Jeremiah. In his spare time Jonathan enjoys bicycling, quiet reading and singing or making music with the trombone or piano.

 

Pastor Stan Lightfoot
B.A. Pre-Seminary studies, Faith Baptist Bible College, M.Div. & Pastoral Studies, Denver Baptist Theological Seminary, Senior Pastor, Rustic Hills Baptist Church.

Instructor of Bible and Pastoral Ministries

Pastor Stan Lightfoot

Stan graduated from Faith Baptist Bible College in 1978 with a Bachelor of Arts (honors). He moved to Broomfield, Colorado to pursue a graduate degree at Denver Baptist Theological Seminary and graduated in 1982 with a Master of Divinity (honors).  While a student at DBTS, Stan married Jan Durham and began serving part-time as Assistant Pastor at Calvary Community Baptist Church in Northglenn, Colorado, with emphasis in Christian Education, Music and Youth Ministries. Stan served in that capacity for twelve years, and was blessed with four children; Chris, Jonathan, Keri and Darren. In 1993, the Lightfoot’s moved to Colorado Springs where Stan assumed the position of Senior Pastor at Rustic Hills Baptist Church. He remains in that position today and also serves on the Council of Six for the Rocky Mountain Association of Regular Baptist Churches. He has served on the Council of Eighteen for the General Association of Regular Baptist Churches (GARBC) and on the Governing Council of Baptist Church Planters.

 

Aaron Otten
B.S. Mechanical Engineering, University of Missouri – Rolla, M.A. Theology, Talbot School of Theology.

Instructor of Bible Exposition

Aaron Otten

Aaron and his wife Emily reside in Colorado Springs and are active in serving in their local church.  His Christian ministry began as a camp counselor at Kanakuk Camps in Branson, MO, between 1989 and 2002.  In his camp ministries, professor Otten had great involvement in both developing and teaching Christian discipleship programs among the youth.  He also has much experience at the church level in the teaching and discipling of youth up through college ages.  Between 2002 and 2004, he had direct involvement with several missions trips to Russia involving youth camps and seminary instruction.  Aaron completed his M.A. in theology at Talbot School of Theology in May 2008.

 

Pastor Jason Parker
B.A. Pastoral Theology, Northland International University, M.Div., Detroit Theological Seminary, Senior Pastor, High Country Baptist Church.

Instructor of Bible Exposition and Theology

Jason Parker

Jason and his wife Monica reside in Colorado Springs along with their six children.  Jason is the founder and senior pastor of High Country Baptist Church.  Jason grew up in Colorado in a Christian home with a pastor as his father.  Upon completion of his seminary studies, Jason was sent out by Inner-City Baptist Church to help found High Country Baptist.  Jason brings a rich background of life experience, theological training, and pastoral experience to FRBI.

 

Brian Shepherd
B.S. Marine Engineering, Merchant Marine Academy, M. Div., FRBI Bible Institute.

Instructor of Bible Exposition and Theology

Brian Shepherd

Brian grew up in Woodland Park, CO and graduated from the United States Merchant Marine Academy in 2003 with a Bachelor of Science in Marine Engineering. He then pursued his Master of Divinity and graduated from FRBI Bible Institute in 2010. Brian enjoys being outside in the mountains. He and his wife have been married since Jan. 2011. Currently, Brian does maintenance work for the United States Air Force Academy.

 

Peter Wise
B.A. Theology & Music, M. Div., The Master’s Seminary, post-graduate studies in history, classical and oriental languages, San Diego State University, Hebrew studies, University of Judaism.

Instructor of Bible and Old Testament languages

PWise 2007Peter graduated with an M. Div from the Master’s Seminary, having previously earned a B.A. in Theology and Music. He took post-graduate classes in history and in classical and oriental languages at San Diego State University. He studied Hebrew at the University of Judaism in Los Angeles.  Peter taught Hebrew and Old Testament courses at both The Master’s College and Logos Bible Institute in Los Angeles. In addition, he studied education and taught for Los Angeles Unified School District, and for Lewis-Palmer School District in Colorado.  Peter and Allison, his wife of 22 years, have two children, David, 14, and Katherine, 12. His interests include music, computers, and photography.  Peter’s primary areas of ministry include music (both organ and piano), worship leader, choir director, and teaching at various levels.

 

Pastor Rob Zietlow
B.A. Biblical Counseling, The Master’s College, M. Div., The Master’s Seminary, Associate Pastor, Austin Bluffs Evangelical Free Church.

Instructor of Bible, Biblical Counseling, and Pastoral Ministries

Pastor Rob Zietlow

Rob has served as the Associate pastor of Austin Bluffs Evangelical Free Church since 2001.  He is a graduate of The Master’s College (B.A. in Biblical Counseling) and The Master’s Seminary (M. Div).  Rob’s role as Associate Pastor includes oversight for a number of the youth ministries.  Rob has been actively pursuing further studies in Biblical Counseling through NANC (National Association of Nouthetic Counselors) and is very active in discipleship at Austin Bluffs E.V. Free.  He and his wife, Sharon, have three children.