Burch, Martin

Title: Adjunct Faculty  

Started at Calvary: Fall 2009

Professional Information: Th.G., (Theology), Open Door Baptist Bible College, 1985; B.A., (Pastoral Studies), Calvary Bible College, 1990; M.A., (Biblical Counseling), Calvary Theological Seminary, 2008.

Favorite aspect of teaching at Calvary: I particularly enjoy getting to work with the students personally through smaller class sizes and one-on-one interaction.

Favorite class to teach: Counseling in the Local Church, because I have a particular passion for church-based biblical counseling. I believe the Body of Christ ought to be equipped biblically to minister to the deepest and most personal needs.

Professional Organization(s): NANC attendee, PeaceMakers attender and implementor of biblical reconciliation team at Mill Creek Community Church.

Originally from: Kansas City

How did past ministry/professional experience lead to your position at Calvary: When attending undergrad at Calvary back in the late 1980s, I was already co-pastoring a small church. I went to Calvary to finalize a degree in pastoral studies. Later, when God was moving my current church to start a counseling center, I went back to Calvary Theological Seminary (after an academic absense of 15 years) to get my degree in biblical counseling. At this stage of my life, I have more than 20 years of pastoral experience. When Dr. Clark became president of the school, he contacted me about serving as an adjunct at the Seminary. I am humbled and honored to serve the Lord in this way at Calvary.

Ministry/Professional involvement outside of Calvary: I have served as a pastor in three different churches. I am currently on staff in a unique team ministry situation. I have served in para-church discipleship ministries as well as pastoring in the local church. I have also developed a reconciliation team through training with PeaceMakers ministry.

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