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don_smallRev. D.R. Vestal, Ph.D.
CBI Chancellor

Rev. D.R. Vestal pastors Apostolic Temple in Garden Valley, Texas. He served four years in the Air Force under Strategic Air Command, and served two years in Fairford, England.

He has done academic reserach in the libraries at Fairford, England; Albany, Georgia; Dallas,Texas; and Tyler, Texas. He has spent 45 years as a Bible teacher and has lectured on Bible prophecy and doctrine. He earned his Master of Theology degree from Indiana Bible College, Seymour, Indiana in 1988. Rev. Vestal holds a Doctor of Philosophy in Religion degree and previously served as pastor in Cypress, California. Rev. Vestal is an established author and has published books on the Oneness doctrine and prophecy studies.



Rowland_smallRev. James Rowland, PH.D.
CBI Vice President

Rev. Rowland co-pastors  the Healing  Place  in  Riverside,  California  with  his  wife Patricia. Rev. Rowland is the chairman of Shema  Israel  Christian  Minsitries International.  He  holds  a  Doctor of Philosophy in Religion degree.



Rev._J.D_smallRev. J.D. Linsteadt
CBI Advisor

Rev.  J.D.  Linsteadt  graduated  from  Pentecostal  Bible Institute in Tupelo, Mississippi  with  a Bachelor degree in 1951. In 1953 he obtained a Bachelor of Arts degree from    Greenville College in Greenville, Illinois. He attended North Texas State University and received a Master  of  Education  degree  in 1961. He founded three churches in Mississippi, one in Illinois, and  two  in  Texas.

He  and  his  wife Jean served as pastor of Apostolic Pentecostal Church in Garland,  Texas for  18 years before his retirement. Rev. J.D. Linsteadt has been in the ministry for 54 years. In 1999 Cypress Bible Institute awarded him an Honorary Doctor of Divinity diploma for  his  life  experience.  Rev. J.D. Linsteadt is currently an advisor on the Board of Regents with CBI.



Gadama Prof. Dr. Prince G. Gadama.  (Malawi, Africa)
Board of Advisors
Cypress Bible Institute International

Dr. Prince Gadama is the Founder of Gospel Outreach Church International, Apostolic International Organization, and Jerusalem Christian Bible College.  He is also the author of 116 Books comprising of the following:  Creativity Studies, Counseling, Ministry, Theological Syllabuses, Doctrinal Subjects, Christian Life Growth, Leadership, Church Government, Health Studies, etc.  He has also written 160 Christian Literatures with different subjects touching Christian Life which are circulating among Christians in the world.  

Academically, he is the holder of several Diplomas, Degrees, and Doctorates Degrees, as well as Honorary Doctorate Degrees like diplomas in Philosophy of Theology with Christian Leadership International Institute in Republic of Mozambique, Associate Degree in Theology with International Bible College in South Africa, Bachelor Degree in Philosophy of Theology with University of South Africa, Masters Degree in Philosophy of Theology with Jerusalem University, Doctorate Degree in Religious Philosophy with University of Cambridge, Doctorate Degree in World History with the University of Helsink, Doctorate Degree in Counseling with University of Lasapuenzo.  Doctorate Degree in Church management with University Kingdom, Doctorate Degree in Leadership Skills and Management with University of Zambia.  He has several Honorary Doctor Degrees from Universities and Institutes.

Dr. Gadama has served the Lord for 34 years, he has a family with four children.



Rev. Bob Chase, DD
CBI Advisor

Rev. Bob Chase holds a Doctor of Divinity from Cypress Bible Institute. He has been in the ministry for over 40 years. He formely pastored in Huntington Beach, California



yatesRev. Larry L. Yates, Th.D., Ph.D.
Board of Advisors

Dr. Larry Yates is president and Co-founder with his wife Shelia of Miracles in Action, an Apostolic teaching ministry dedicated to sharing the Apostolic Faith and the realities of the New Creation.

He graduated in 1985 with a degree in Professional Nursing, and is a retired Trauma Nurse/Paramedic.  Larry holds a Master’s Degree in Theology from Apostolic Theological Bible College in Tampa, Florida, and a dual Doctorates in Theology and Religion from Cypress Bible Institute. The subject of his dissertation was “The Divided God; Apostolic theology and the Biblical Challenge to Contemporary Trinitarianism.”

Larry is Licensed and Ordained with the First Church of Jesus Christ in Tullahoma, Tennessee and attends Greater Faith Apostolic Church in Ironton, Ohio.

stansellPastor Charles V. Stansell
CBI Advisor

Pastor Charles V. Stansell, born on May 24, 1968 in Anniston, Alabama came into the apostolic faith on Feb. 24, 1990 (baptized in Jesus name according to Acts 2:38) at Calvary United Pentecostal Church. He served as usher there for a year. Also served as outreach director at Apostolic Lighthouse UPC in Fort Payne Alabama, as well as youth pastor and assistant to the pastor.  Serving 23 years in the ministry, pastoring 3 churches he is involved in jail/nursing home ministry and a radio broadcast in Fort Payne, Alabama. He evangelized for many years and was ordained by The Church of Jesus Christ in Flomaton Alabama

Pastor Stansell is currently the pastor of the Temple of Praise Apostolic Church in Fort Payne, Alabama. He also hosts an online radio broadcast and is a member of the Azusa Street Riders motorcycle ministry and is also involved in street ministries as well. He serves as the General Superintendent of the Worldwide Apostolic Fellowship International.  Pastor Stansell has helped many small churches in their outreach ministries and has preached for many churches all across the Apostolic fellowship. Pastor Stansell is married to Jena Marie Stansell.


Linda Vestal
CBI Secretary & Admissions Clerk

Linda Vestal serves  as  the  CBI  Secretary  and  Admissions Clerk at Cypress Bible Institute. Linda Vestal holds a Master's diploma in Theology.