Core Faculty

Core Faculty provide core courses and have full faculty voting rights.  IRBS Theological Seminary’s academic matters are governed by faculty with business matters determined by Trustees.

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President and Professor of Historical Theology of IRBS Theological Seminary

After a ministry of church planting in Central Massachusetts, Dr. James Renihan and his family moved to Escondido, CA in 1998 to begin serving as Dean of the newly formed Institute of Reformed Baptist Studies.

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Dr. James Renihan
President and Professor of Historical Theology
Dean of Students of IRBS Theological Seminary

A native of the Midwest, Rev. Steve Martin attended Wabash College in Indiana where he graduated with a degree in English in 1970. Converted his Junior Year, Steve was given a heart for evangelism and disciple building.

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Rev. Steve Martin
Dean of Students

Rev. Stefan T Lindblad, Drs., is a pastor at Trinity Reformed Baptist Church in Kirkland, WA. He has served this confessional Reformed Baptist church for over 15 years, since his ordination in 2002.

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Rev. Stefan Lindblad, Drs.
Assistant Professor of Systematic Theology

After serving 11 years (1981-1992) as founding pastor of Heritage Baptist Church, Ft. Worth (now Mansfield), TX, Dr. Malone has served First Baptist Church in Clinton, LA, for 24 years (1993-present).

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Dr. Fred Malone
Professor of Pastoral Theology

Dr. Richard C. Barcellos is pastor of Grace Reformed Baptist Church, Palmdale, CA. He has over 25 years of pastoral experience.

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Dr. Rich Barcellos
Associate Professor of Biblical Studies