Faculty Emeriti

Dr. Ellis R. Brotzman

  • Senior Professor of Old Testament Language and Literature
  • Chair of the Division of Biblical and Exegetical Studies

Dr. Brotzman received his PhD from New York University, USA. He spent twenty years at Tyndale. He was Senior Professor of Old Testament Language and Literature, and Chair, Division of Biblical and Exegetical Studies. He is passionate about helping believers of all ages more fully understand the Old Testament scriptures. His areas of interest are the Pentateuch, the prophets, and Old Testament Textual Criticism. During his time at Tyndale, he published a textbook that has been widely used, Old Testament Criticism: A Practical Introduction. He and Ruth, his wife of more than forty years, live in Houghton, NY. They have two married children and seven grandchildren who live close by in western New York state. They are members of the Houghton Wesleyan Church and are involved in leading a small group at the church.

Samuel D. Faircloth, DMiss

  • Professor of Church History and Missions

Dr. Faircloth received his DMiss from Trinity Evangelical Divinity School, USA. He was the first Academic Dean of Tyndale from 1985-1990. Sam came to Tyndale from planting churches in Portugal, where he also was instrumental in the founding of both the Baptist Theological Seminary of Leiria and the Portuguese Bible Institute in Lisbon. Spending his last six years of overseas ministry in the Netherlands, Sam was again thrilled to be involved with the founding of Tyndale Theological Seminary. He authored two books, Church Planting for Reproduction and All the Days of My Life: The Autobiography of a Pioneer Missionary in Europe. Sam faced the heartbreak of losing his first wife Arlie and his second wife, Ruth, but he rejoiced in God’s goodness and mercy as he continued to serve the Lord with his wife Betty in retirement. Sam went to be with the Lord on 23 November 2020.

Cecil Stalnaker, PhD

  • Senior Professor of Intercultural Studies and Practical Ministries

Dr. Stalnaker received his PhD from Evangelische Theologische Faculteit, Belgium. He taught at Tyndale from 1997-2012. He was also the Chair of the Department of Intercultural Studies and Practical Ministries. In this role, he designed and oversaw both the student internship program and the spiritual formation program. The spiritual formation program received recognition from the Dutch governmental accreditation agency for being outstanding. He is currently training missionaries for Greater Europe Mission. He and his wife, Kathy, live in Valencia, CA. They are both committed to helping the church understand its role in reaching the world with the Gospel of Christ.