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The faculty at Forge Theological Seminary is made up of faithful men who are ministers, academics, apologists, biblical counselors, and educators. All of our faculty members wholeheartedly affirm the doctrinal standards of the seminary. You can find a complete list of our faculty publications here.


Rev. Michael R. Burgos, Ph.D.

President, Professor of Theology & Biblical Counseling

As President of the seminary, Dr. Michael R. Burgos oversees its daily operations, academic programs, and faculty. Dr. Burgos serves as the Preaching Pastor at Northwest Hills Community Church in Torrington, Connecticut. He is the author of a variety of books on theology and apologetics, including Our God is Triune: Essays in Biblical Theology and Against Oneness Pentecostalism: An Exegetical-Theological Critique 


Rev. Michael Beck, Ph.D.

Professor of Biblical Studies

A South African native, Dr. Beck is an experienced Reformed Baptist pastor who presently serves Gracenet Community Church in Wellington, New Zealand. Dr. Beck received his PhD from the South African Theological Seminary. 


Edward L. Dalcour, Ph.D.

Academic Dean of Research Studies, Professor of Systematic Theology

Dr. Dalcour is a published author of several apologetic and theological books. He is a prolific speaker, apologist, and contributor to various theological journals and Christian organizations.  

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Rev. Steven H. Mathews, Ph.D., D.Min.

Professor of Christian Ethics

Dr. Steven Mathews has served in pastoral ministry since 1997, serving churches in Florida and North Carolina. He has also taught on the faculties of several educational institutions. Additionally, he serves as a chaplain (Lieutenant Colonel) in the Civil Air Patrol. 

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Clark Bates, Th.M.

Professor of New Testament

Professor Bates is a PhD student at the University of Birmingham. His research focus is the Pre-Medieval Greek commentary tradition of Ephesians and is collating and translating Greek manuscripts from the 9th to the 12th century to create a critical edition.


Christopher Johnson, M.A.

Professor of Biblical & Theological Studies

Professor Johnson is a PhD student in Biblical Theology and Systematic Theology at Calvary University. Alongside his academic studies, He has also served the local church as an associate pastor, interim pastor, church planter, minister of music, and still continues to do pulpit supply.

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Chris Chumita, M.A. 

Associate Professor of Biblical Counseling

Professor Chris Chumita is a certified counselor with the Association of Certified Biblical Counselors (ACBC). He is the author of Assurance in Christ, Dark Night of the Soul: How to Find the Light When the Darkness Has No End and Light Through the Spectrum: Essays on Biblical Counseling.


Jeremy Dennis, MDiv

Associate Professor of Theology

Professor Jeremy Dennis teaches in our undergraduate program. He earned an M.Div. from Liberty Baptist Theological Seminary. He currently is in the process of returning to the military as an active duty Army officer with the intention of pursuing a career as a Chaplain.

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Rev. Michael Shultz, DMin

Associate Professor of Church History

Dr. Michael Shultz is the Pastor of Antioch Baptist Church in Lewisburg, KY. He works as a Senior Editor for the Holy Scriptures Bible Society, where his current project is translating the book of Psalms


Rev. Daniel Ruben, MDiv

Associate Professor of Christian Ministry

Professor Daniel Ruben is a Reformed Baptist and has an M.Div. from Midwestern Baptist Theological Seminary. He pastors Fellowship Bible Church in Nevada and is a certified counselor with the Association of Certified Biblical Counselors. 

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Lucas E. Vieira, M.L.S.

Associate Professor of Theology

Professor Lucas Vieira teaches in our undergraduate program, serves as the Board Chairman, and serves FTS in the area of institutional development. He is an administrator & teacher at a classical Christian school, as well as the Director of Music Ministry & Administration at Christ Church in Carpinteria, CA.


Steven Veach, ThD

Associate Professor of Biblical Studies

Dr. Steven Veach serves as Associate Professor of Biblical Studies at FTS. A graduate of Forge Theological Seminary's Doctor of Theology program, Dr. Veach has a passion for mentoring students and for contextually dissecting the Bible. 

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Noah King

Assistant Professor of Biblical Studies

Professor Noah King teaches in our undergraduate program. He is a M.A. candidate in Theology at the University of Chester (UK). In addition to teaching, he serves as a Pastoral Intern at Northwest Hills Community Church in Torrington, CT. 

We're currently hiring for graduate-level remote faculty positions.

Ideal candidates will have a doctoral degree (e.g., DMin; ThD; PhD) or will be presently pursuing doctoral-level education in Bible, theology, Christian education, biblical counseling, or a related discipline. Send a letter of interest and CV to Inquire@Forge.Education

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