Professor Bios

Dr. Jim Carmichael

Dr. Jim Carmichael - Jim is a retired PCA pastor, with a MDIV from  Covenant Theological Seminary and PhD from Reformed International  Theological Seminary. Jim has served with Campus Crusade (now CRU) and  is retired Marine Corps. He serves on the board of Reformation Hope International,  is a member of Cherokee Presbyterian Church (PCA), Canton, GA and is a  licensed counselor and published author. Jim has taught biblical  theology in Poland, Ukraine, Romania, India, Haiti, and Grenada. He conducts a counseling ministry for veterans with PTSD,  for which he is considered a subject matter expert, and has written  extensively on the subject as it relates to the whole counsel of God, including a semi-autobiographical novel, A Long Healing Come Slowly. He  and his wife, Catherine, have 2 children and 5 grandchildren. 

Kirk Swanson

Kirk Swanson - Kirk is a retired naval officer and a retired airline pilot. He has a BS in Oceanography from the US Naval Academy and a MDIV from Covenant Theological Seminary. He serves Grace Church, Canton, GA, as a Ruling Elder and is currently Secretary of Teaching Missions International. He also serves on the board of Reformation Hope International and on the missions committee of the Northwest Georgia Presbytery of the PCA. Kirk has taught biblical reformed theology in Ukraine and Bulgaria. He and his wife, Jeannie, have 3 children and 6 grandchildren.

Chuck Lokey

Chuck Lokey - Chuck is retired Navy Reserve and a retired Management Consultant. He has a BS in Management and Computer Science from Covenant College and MSSc in History and International Relations from Syracuse University and holds the Project Management Professional (PMP) certification. He serves Cherokee Presbyterian Church, Canton, GA, as a Ruling Elder and missions committee chair and is current President of Teaching Missions International. He also serves on the board of Reformation Hope International and on the missions committee of the Northwest Georgia Presbytery of the PCA. Chuck has taught church history in Haiti. He and his wife, Linda, have been married for 45 years and have 2 children and 3 grandchildren.

Pastor Robie Hembree

 Pastor Robie Hembree received a BA degree in Pastoral Studies from Northland International University and a MA in Religion from Reformed Theological Semnary, Atlanta. He has served as pastor of Grace Church for 19 years and is a teaching elder in the Northwest Georgia Presbytery of the Presbyterian Church in America.  He is a member of the Association of Certified Biblical Counselors and has been active in personal, marriage and family counseling for over 20 years.  Pastor Robie’s pastoral and practical insight demonstrates the sufficiency of God’s  Word for life and godliness through knowing Christ and helping God’s  people live in the freedom and power of the gospel of grace. Robie has taught marriage and biblical roles of men and women in Grenada. He and his  wife, Talena, have six children and one grandson.

Dr. Louis Ferreira

Dr. Ferreira is a retired professor, with 2 BAs, a MA and Drs Phil from University of Orange Free State and a PhD from University of Pretoria. He has lectured at the University of Fort Hare (South Africa); St. Petersburg Christian University, St. Petersburg State University, Institute for International Relations, Smolny Institute (Russia); Tartu University (Estonia); Furman University; Universities of Helsinki, Lapland, and Tirku Abo (Finland); University of Vrije and Catholic University (Belgium); and Murdoch University (Australia). Dr. Ferreira served as Professor, Department Head and Dean of the Graduate School for the Qwaqwa Branch of University of the North (South Africa) and was founder and president of Christ College of Georgia. He is credited with numerous publications and continues to write for the Journal for Christian Higher Education. He is a member of the Association for Christian Higher Education (South Africa). Louis has taught theology in India and Church History in Hait.

Rev. Martin Hawley

Rev. Martin L Hawley is senior pastor of Hope Presbyterian Church (PCA) for the past 14  years and executive director of Reformation Hope (nonprofit primarily  working in Haiti). Martin  earned MA (exegetical theology) with honors, MDiv with honors, and ThM degrees from Covenant Theological Seminary and is currently a  PhD candidate in Old Testament through the University of Aberdeen in  Scotland. Martin  previously worked in the retail business industry as a store manager  for Belk, and prior to that, Dillard's Department Stores. He has taught at the Reformed Academy Bible college  in La Plaine, Haiti and also at the Greek Bible College in Athens,  Greece, in the areas of: Exodus, Covenant Theology, Hebrews, Revelation,  Sacraments, and Mission. Martin has authored a number of books, including; The Gospel Feast: Proclaiming the Gospel  Through the Lord's Supper, Gospel Feasting: 104 Lord's Supper Devotions  from the Old and New Testaments, The God-centered Statesman: God's  Sovereignty, Faith, and Civil Service from Daniel for Today, Hope for Haiti, and Discovering the Gospel Feast: A Workbook (in production). Martin is married to Shari, who operates her own graphic design business, Wild Olive Design.