Dr. Downing earned her Ph.D. in Social Work from Norfolk State University in 2007. She furthered her education and received a Graduate Certificate in Leadership Development from The George Washington University in 2009. Dr. Downing has 20 years of teaching experience in higher education. Also, she has 28 years of experience as a social worker, and has been licensed in Virginia as a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) since 2000. In 1988, she received a National Certification from the Academy of Certified Social Workers (ACSW). At PBCTS, Dr. Downing shares her expertise in teaching classes in Sociology at all levels.
Dr. Kim Downing
Faculty & Board of Directors
Rev. Dr. Donald Mills, Ph.D
Dr. Mills holds an MDiv from Northwest Baptist Seminary and a PhD in Hermeneutics from Westminster Theological Seminary. Dr. Mills serves as Chaplain at Christianrights.org, and is the associate pastor of Trinity Christian Church in Suffolk, Virginia.
Dr. Mills is PBCTS New Testament Greek scholar and teaches Hermeneutics, Old Testament, DMin classes and NT Greek, among other theological classes.
Dr. Donald Mills, Ph.D.
Faculty & DMin Classes Facilitator
Dr. William D. Tyree, III
William D. Tyree, III began his first pastorate in July, 1996 when he was instilled as the 13th pastor of First Baptist Church, Berkley in Norfolk, VA
Pastor Tyree is an alum of the United States Naval Academy in Annapolis, Maryland. There he received a Bachelor of Science in Engineering in 1983 and subsequently served the United States Navy for thirteen years attaining the rank of Lieutenant Commander upon separation.
He is also an alum of the Samuel DeWitt Proctor School of Theology at Virginia Union University in Richmond, Where he attained a Master of Divinity degree, Magna Cum Laude, in 1999. He is an alum of Union Theological Seminary and Presbyterian School of Christian Education in Richmond, VA where he attained a Master of Theology degree in 2001. In 2002, Eastern Theology Seminary in Lynchburg, VA conferred upon him the Doctorate of Divinity Degree for outstanding visionary leadership.
"Distinctive in its blend of tradition and innovation, PBCTS is building the lives of its students to impact the world for Christ through the various professions, ministries, and businesses to which He has called them. Dedicated caring faculty and a warm friendly student body from all over the Hampton Roads area and the nation are all key ingredients in this unique opportunity. We offer this most affordable, once-in-a-lifetime experience to you. I invite you to become a part of our school’s growing family. “
Rev. Dr. Reginald Woodhouse,
Born in South Africa to missionary parents, Dr. Peter McLewin attended Miami Christian College in Miami, Florida, graduating with a B. Sc (1976), majoring in Bible and Behavioral Science. Later, he earned an MA in Biblical Studies (2003) and a DMin. from Providence Bible College and Theological Seminary (2004).
His love of teaching is evidenced in a wide range of educational settings, from Ancient History teacher at Homeschool Plus, an outreach of Ingleside Church, to Old Testament and Biblical Geography for Providence Bible College and Theological Seminary. He has travelled extensively on mission trips and leading educational tours to Bible lands, lecturing in more than 50 countries
Dr. McLewin is in his thirty-sixth year as the senior pastor of Ingleside Church, a joyful multicultural congregation.
Dr. Peter Mclewin
Rev. Dr. Ervin Scott, DMin.
Dr. Ervin Scott pastors The New Rose of Sharon Elim Baptist Church in Chesapeake since 2015. Work as faculty has included Old Testament studies, Systematic Theology, Church Administration, Theology of Pastoral Ministry, and Pastoral Counseling. His educational milestones include BA in Biblical Studies, a BA in Theology, and an MDiv at Richmond Virginia Seminary. Dr. Scott's doctorate (DMin.) was taken at The Norfolk Seminary and College (2004).
Dr. Ervin Scott
Rev. H. Patrick Cason
Pastor H. Patrick Cason has been proclaiming the Gospel for more than 10 years.
Pastor Cason matriculated at Norfolk State University where he obtained a Bachelors of Arts in Music Media, with honors. Continuing his educational journey, Pastor Cason went on to acquire dual Masters Degree in Divinity and Christian Education from Virginia Union University's Samuel DeWitt Proctor School of Theoplogy.
Since 2016, Pastor Cason has served as the Senior Pastor of the Bethany Baptist Church in Chesapeake VA. Under his guidance, the Bethany Church has forged many fruitful partnerships with area churches and community organizations, Pastor Cason's vision led to the creation of the non-profit, A Real Chance VA.
As the founder and CEO, Pastor Cason channels his desire to be a catalyst for change in order to pour back into the community and to postivly affect the lives of others. His commitment to serving the local community has afforded him the opportunity to receive numerous accolades over the years including the Outstanding Leader Award from Chesapeake City Mayor, Richard West. Additionally, Pastor Cason is the recipient of the Best Pastor Award presented at the 2019 Hampton Roads Encore Awards.
Pastor Cason maintains various local, state and national affiliations. He serves as the Second Vice President of the Coalition of Black Pastors in addition to serving on the Mayor's Campostella Youth Taskforce. He is also a proud and active member of Omega Psi Phi Fraternity, Inc.