Bishop D.R. Vestal, Ph.D. CBI Chancellor and President

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

He has spent 48 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.Bishop 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 internationally.

Rev. Patricia Rowland CBI Vice-President

Sister Patricia Rowland is head of Shema Israel Christian Ministries International located in Riverside, California which accredits Cypress Bible Institute. She serves as our Vice-President.

Rev. Larry L Yates, ThD, DMin, PhD Vice-President of Academic Affairs

Dr. Larry L Yates is a minister, author and bible teacher. Larry holds a Master’s Degree in Theology from Apostolic Theological Bible College in Tampa, Florida and a Doctorate in Theology from Calvary Christian College and Seminary in South Bend Indiana.

He holds a PhD in Religion from Cypress Bible Institute as well as a Doctorate in Ministry from Great Commission Bible College in Carl Junction Missouri. The subject of his Doctoral dissertation was “The Divided God: Apostolic Theology and the Biblical Challenge to Contemporary Trinitarianism,” which is available on

Rev. Tom Akers, D.D.

Rev. Tom Akers, D.D. Executive Secretary of the Apostolic Faith Fellowship, Seminole, Oklahoma

Secretary of CBI

Michelle, L.Gilman is the Secretary of Cypress Bible Institute and
Admissions clerk. 

Rev. Nathaniel Stutzman, D.D.

Rev. Nathaniel Stutzman, D.D. Executive Chairman of the Apostolic Faith Fellowship, Seminole, Oklahoma
He serves on the Board of Advisors.