Administration & Faculty


Michael Herbert - Dean

B.A. Accounting, Texas A&M University; M.Div., Bethel Seminary of the East; Doctor of Education studies, Grand Canyon University.  English Congregation Pastor, Chinese Evangel Mission Church of Queens.  Dean, New York School of the Bible.


Robert Casteline

B.F.A. Theater, Hofstra University; M.Div., Denver Seminary.   Associate Pastor, Central Baptist Church, Manhattan.

Nancy Gavilanes

B.A., State University of New York at New Paltz; M.A., New York University.  Christian author and speaker.

Nehru Grant

B.S. Organizational Management/Church Development, Nyack College.  M.Div. studies, Liberty Baptist Theological Seminary.  NYSB Alumnus.  Senior Pastor, Living Hope Christian Church, Queens.

Kristian Hernandez

B.A. Political Science, Brooklyn College.  Course studies at Bakke Graduate University, Seattle.  Founder and lead trainer, The Kerygma Group, Inc.  Lead Pastor, Hope Astoria Church, Queens.

Claude Hurt, Jr.

B.Arch., Kent State University; M.A. Hebraic and Judaic Studies, New York University; graduate studies, Columbia University.  Course studies, NYSB.  Architect, Claude Hurt, Jr., Architect, P.C., New York State.

Alfonse Javed

B.S. and M.S. Computer Sciences, M.B.A., Mishigan College (Pakistan); B. A. Journalism and Art, Punjab University (Pakistan); A.A. Religion - Bible/Biblical Studies, Greek Bible College (Athens); B.R.E. Bible and Leadership, Davis College; M.A. Christian Ministry Pastoral Studies/Counseling, Ed.S. and Ed.D. Organizational Leadership, D.Min. Evangelism and Church Planting, Liberty University.  Pastor of Outreach and Missions, Calvary Baptist Church, Manhattan.

Nicholas Kamwela

B.S. Accounting, Lehman College - CUNY; M.Div. studies, Alliance Theological Seminary.  NYSB Alumnus.  Certified Public Accountant.

Douglas Knowles

B.S. Psychology, SUNY College at Oneonta; M.S. Clinical Social Work, Hunter College School of Social Work; M.Div., Bethel Seminary; D.Min. Global Church Leadership, Alliance Theology Seminary.  Lead Pastor, Second Evangelical Free Church, Brooklyn.


John M. Kraus

B.R.E. Pastoral Studies, Baptist Bible College; M.S. Mathematics Education, Secondary Level, Marywood College; M.Div., Th.M., Westminster Theological Seminary.  Chaplain, Compassus Hospice, Paramus, New Jersey.  Pastor, Liberty Corner Bible Church, Liberty Corner, NJ.

Daniel Mann

B.A. Social Work, Ohio University; M.A. Old Testament, Ashland Theological Seminary; postgraduate studies, Trinity Evangelical Divinity School; postgraduate studies, Westminster Theological Seminary, NYC Extension.  Course studies, NYSB.  Writer (author of six books), teaching missionary, evangelist.

Stephen Na

B.S. Applied Biology, Georgia Institute of Technology; M.Div., Reformed Theological Seminary.  Religious Advisor and Chaplain, Amherst College, MA.  National and Eastern District National Church Multiplication Team of the Evangelical Free Church of America.  Senior Pastor, Edge City Church, Mineola.


Randel Stubbs

B.B.A. Public Administration, Baruch College; M.S. Banking, Mercy College.  Continuing education in Biblical counseling and apologetics.  NYSB alumnus.  Has served as elder and deacon, as an instructor under Prison Fellowship at Rikers Island, and held corporate positions in financial services and marketing.

Lawrence Taylor

B.S. Bible, Philadelphia College of Bible; M.A. New Testament, Master of Sacred Theology, General Theological Seminary; Ph.D. studies, Ancient History, CUNY Graduate Center; D.Min., New York Theological Seminary.  Course studies, NYSB.  Adjunct Professor of History, City University Baruch College.  Pastor, Kenilworth Baptist Church, Brooklyn.

Tanya Velardo

B.A. Bible with a Missions emphasis, Lancaster Bible College; Graduate of Children’s Ministry Institute, Child Evangelism Fellowship International Headquarters.  Children’s Ministry Director, Renaissance Church, Harlem.

Chad Wade

B.A. Music, University of Tennessee at Chattanooga; M.A. Religion, Liberty University; M.Div., Liberty University. Church Planter in Jackson Heights, Queens, NY.  Music Director of Calvary Baptist Church.  Beginning a global disciple-making movement in NYC.

Michael D. Velardo

B.A. Social Sciences, Nyack Missionary College; M.A. Biblical Studies, Denver Seminary.  Child Evangelism Fellowship (1978-2008).  Dean, New York School of the Bible/Dir. of Children’s Ministries, Calvary Baptist Church (NYC) (2008-2018).  NYSB faculty member (2002-2018, 2020 -2021).  Retired.