Faculty

Tony Guthrie

Tony Guthrie, Ph.D.

Tony Guthrie is a co-founder of The Emmaus Biblical Training Center.  He has been teaching and training professional ministers since the late 1990s. He earned a Master of Divinity with an emphasis in pastoral ministries and preaching from New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary in 1996. He also earned a Ph.D. in Preaching from New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary in 2002. Dr. Guthrie served as a pastor of three churches from 1994 until 2002 when he took a full-time teaching positon at Luther Rice Seminary. In 2003 he was certified as a Transitional Pastor and has since worked with troubled churches assisting them to work through their challenges and to prepare for a new pastor.
Dr. Guthrie publishes two (2) blogs outside of EBTC: http://www.sermonoutlinesfromthebible.com/ which provides insights and instruction related to preaching and pastoral ministry. Another of his blogs is http://tonyguthrieshares.blogspot.com/ which focuses on spiritual insights in a devotional sense. 

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Online Bible Training

Chris Morrison, M.Div., B.C.C.

Chris Morrison is a co-founder of The Emmaus Biblical Training Center. He earned a BA and MA from Luther Rice Seminary in 2009 and 2011 and then an Master of Divinity degree from Liberty University in 2013. He then completed a one year residency at Spiritual Health for Emory Healthcare (formerly known as the Emory Center for Pastoral Services). He is now a Board Certified Chaplain at Mercy Hospital in Fort Smith, Arkansas.
Sitting with struggling patients and families for over thousands of hours made Chris keenly aware of the need for practical application of biblical truth to daily life. He desires to see ministry work on a personal level, which inspired the Emmaus Biblical Training Center. Whereas traditional theological education is expensive, time consuming, and often highly academic, he wanted to help make deeper Christian truths more readily available and accessible to those who lacked the time and resources to attend Bible college or seminary.
Chris is married to Gretchen and has two beautiful daughters, Eliana and Charlotte.

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