Oversight Department

* This is a partial listing of our Administrative and Oversight Departments

N.E. Barry Hofstetter – Vice President of Academic Affairs

Pennsylvania, USA


  • Westminster Theological Seminary – Doctor of Philosophy (ABD)
  • Westminster Theological Seminary – Master of Theology
  • Westminster Theological Seminary – Master of Divinity
  • Ohio State University – M.A. Classical Languages
  • University of Maryland – B.A. Ancient Studies

Barry Hofstetter is married to Shari, his most excellent wife of 30+ years and has two amazing daughters. In addition to his ministry at TNARS, he serves on the board for Bible Translation Magazine and regularly publishes articles on issues related to biblical studies and Bible translation. He currently works for the Jack M. Barrack Hebrew Academy in Bryn Mawr, PA as an Instructor of Latin.

Bathiran Samuel – Administrator/Mentor
Tamil Nadu, India

Dr. Bathiran Samuel


  • The North American Reformed Seminary (TNARS)- Doctor of Divinity (Puritan Studies)
  • Grace Baptist Theological Seminary – Master of Theology
  • Grace Baptist Theological Seminary – Master of Divinity
  • Grace Baptist Theological Seminary – Bachelor of Divinity

Dr. Bathiran Samuel served the Lord in various capacities as Church Planter, Assistant Pastor, Administrator, and Professor in Christian Organizations at South India since 2001. He teaches at Grace Baptist Theological Seminary, India since the year 2011. After his completion of the Doctor of Divinity (Puritan studies) program under the mentorship of Dr. Larry Bray, he has been greatly influenced to be a student of the Puritans. He has a great burden for Reformed education with the Puritans’ vision to reach out to the godly people around the world. He is married to his wife Sanatombi, and they are blessed with one daughter Rachel Nganbi.

Mark Spellman – Web Site Administrator/Mentor
Mississippi, USA


  • Reformed Theological Seminary, Jackson – M.Div./Counseling
  • Tulane University – M. Architecture

Rev. Spellman practiced architecture for over 15 years before answering the call to ministry service. He has served in various small PCA churches as senior pastor and has been involved with planting two churches in the Presbyterian Church in America (PCA).  He has also served as Bible Teacher and Administrator at Evangelical Christian Academy in Colorado, Springs and as an Adjunct Instructor of Bible and Languages at New Geneva Theological Seminary.  Currently serving as Senior Pastor at Wynndale, PCA in the Terry/Byram area of Jackson, MS he has a passion for the reformed faith, preaching of the Word, and discipleship and teaching.

John McDonald – Administrator/Registrar
Mississippi, USA



  • Whitefield Theological Seminary – M.A. Christian Counseling
  • Belhaven University – B.A. Biblical Studies

John McDonald brings many skills and relevant experience to his role with TNARS. He has directed several ministries at various churches as well as experience in teaching at a military school.  We are very happy to have John on board and look forward to him being a vital part of the TNARS family.

D. Clair Davis – Mentor
Texas, USA


  • Georg-August Universität, Göttingen – Doctor of Theology (Th.D.)
  • Wheaton College – M.A.
  • Westminster Theological Seminary – B.D.

Relevant Experience:

  • Assistant Professor of Philosophy and Religion, Olivet College, 1960-1963
  • Visiting Professor and Assistant Professor of Theology, Wheaton College (Graduate School of Theology), 1963-1966
  • Professor of Church History Emeritus, Westminster Theological Seminary

Joseph Nally – Mentor
Florida, USA


  • The North American Reformed Seminary – Doctor of Divinity (h.c.)
  • Reformed Theological Seminary – M.Div.

Relevant Experience:

  • Theological Editor of Third Millennium Ministries
  • Contributing Editor to the IIIM Seminary Study Bible

Rick Hogaboam – Mentor
Idaho, USA


  • The North American Reformed Seminary – Th.M
  • The King’s University – B.Th. in Christian Ministry (Inducted into Delta Epsilon Chi, the Association for Biblical Higher Education honors society)

Relevant Experience:

  • Pastor of Sovereign Grace Fellowship (Nampa, ID)
  • Moderates Treasure Valley (ID) Reformation Society
  • Founder/Instructor of Sovereign Grace Institute

Wilbur Pickering – Textual Criticism Advisor


  • University of Toronto – Doctor of Philosophy in Linguistics
  • Dallas Theological Seminary – Master of Theology

Dr. Pickering is probably best known for his book, The Identity of the New Testament Text.

Peter Kim – Mentor

South Korea


  • Reformed Theological Seminary – D.Min.
  • Calvin University Graduate School – M.Div.

Relevant Experience:

  • Evangelist in Korean Presbyterian Churches
  • Pastor of Jeil Sarang Presbyterian Church

Sam Logan – Mentor
Pennsylvania, USA


  • Emory University – Ph.D.
  • Westminster Theological Seminary – M.Div.
  • Princeton University – B.A.

Harrison Frederick Harnden – Biblical Languages Advisor


  • Garrett Theological Seminary – M.Div. (specializing in biblical literature and languages)
  • Florida State University – B.S. in Education

Relevant Experience:

  • Organizing member of the National Presbyterian Church (now the PCA)
  • Taught Greek and Biblical Studies
  • Selected as a distinguished teacher when one of his students was selected as a presidential scholar in 1987

Charles Perkins – Local Mentor


  • Westminster Theological Seminary – M.Div.
  • University of Tennessee – M.S. Education
  • United States Naval Academy – B.S. Electrical Engineering

Jim Misner – Mentor


  • Reformed Theological Seminary – M.Div.
  • Tennessee Tech University – B.S. Education

Jim is an Evangelist in the PCA who serves in the Northwest Georgia Presbytery. He is currently the pastor of First Presbyterian Church of Jasper.

Enrique Ramos – Mentor
Arecibo, Puerto Rico


  • The North American Reformed Seminary – Ph.D. (in progress)
  • North West University – Th.M.
  • Westminster Theological Seminary – M.Div.

Dr. Ramos is currently an addiction counselor and social worker at Veteran’s Hospital in San Juan, Puerto Rico.

Phillip Kayser – Mentor


  • Whitefield Theological Seminary – Ph.D.
  • Westminster Theological Seminary – M.Div.
  • Covenant College – B.A.

Dr. Kayser has mentored a number of seminary students and been a Ph.D. reader prior to joining TNARS. He has also been a pastor with the PCA for 22 years.

Barry Maxwell – Mentor


  • Southern Baptist Theological Seminary – M.Div.

Barry is currently the Pastor of Unity Baptist Church in Millington, TN.

Coy Webb – Mentor


  • The North American Reformed Seminary – B.A.T.S. (in progress)
  • Christ for the Nations Institute – Diploma in Theology

Coy is currently a missionary in Tabatinga, Amazonas, Brasil where he is planting a church and a seminary.

S. Scott Lee- Local Mentor


  • Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary – M.Div.

Scott is the Pastor of Rockport Baptist Church in Arnold, MO. He is the Adjunct Professor of Humanities and teaches various courses at Missouri Baptist University. He has also done missionary work for HeaertCry Missionary Society.

Jonathan Wymer – Mentor


  • Liberty University – M.Div.

Jonathan has filled numerous roles including his current positions as Pastor of York Evangelical Free Church and Battalion Chaplain for Nebraska Army National Guard.

Alan Cleveland – Local Mentor



  • Cornerstone University – D.Min.
  • Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary – M.Div.
  • Wheaton College – B.A. Christian Education

Alan is Lead Pastor at Community Church (Baptist General Conference) in Oshkosh, WI.

Gary Spencer – Local Mentor


  • Cedarville College – Bible and Christian Ed.

Gary has spent time as both a Ruling Elder in the PCA and as Headmaster of two private Christian schools.

Ryan Stanley – Local Mentor


  • Southern Theological Seminary – M.Div.

Ryan is currently the Pastor of Mercy Hill Church in Dayton, OH.

Tyler McNabb – Local Mentor


  • Criswell College – B.A.B.S.

Nathan Riese- Local Mentor


  • Greenville Presbyterian Theological Seminary – M.Div. (in progress)
  • Maranatha Baptist Bible College – B.A.B.S.

Nathan is currently a member advocate at Samaritan Ministries International in Peoria, IL.

Dr. Paul Tambrino- Local Mentor


  • Trinity Seminary – Doctor of Philosophy (with distinction)
  • Temple University – Doctor of Education

Dr. Tambrino is currently a Ruling Elder and the Minister of Theological Education with Willow Creek Church (PCA) in Winter Springs, FL. He is also licensed to preach by the PCA.

Bob Welch- Local Mentor


  • Birmingham Theological Seminary – Master of Christian Education

Mr. Welch is currently the Pastor of Fredericksburg Christian Fellowship in Fredericksburg, TX.

S. Edd Cathey- Local Mentor


  • Trinity Episcopal School for Ministry – Doctor of Ministry
  • Trinity Evangelical Divinity School – Master of Divinity
  • Moody Bible Institute – Bachelor of Arts in Bible and Theology

Dr. Cathey is currently the Pastor of Grace and Peace Presbyterian Church (OPC) in California, MD.

Robert Bell – Mentor
Bucheon-si, Gyeonggi-do, Republic of Korea


  • Trinity Theological Seminary – PhD
  • Luther Rice Seminary – DMin
  • South African Theological Seminary – Doctor of Theology Program

Michael Philliber – Mentor
Texas, USA


  • Trinity Episcopal School for Ministry – D.Min.
  • Reformed Theological Seminary – M.Div.

Bill Bauerle – Vice President Emeritus

Arizona, USA


  • The North American Reformed Seminary – Doctor of Apologetics
  • Covenant Theological Seminary – Master of Arts in Theological Study

Bill has pastored several churches in the northwest. He has been married for 30 years, has two grown children and six grandkids. He has taught Worldview and Bible honors classes at a high school in Orlando Fl.  He is currently a member of the Evangelical Theological Society and the Evangelical Philosophical Society.

Having the pleasure of pastoring small rural congregations, Bill is convinced that TNARS can train men for ministry without the debt load that makes pastoring a small congregation tough. The country is full of small congregations that need well trained ministers. Bill’s vision is that TNARS would be a resource that can make that happen.

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