Tiberius Rata, Associate Dean of the School of Ministry Studies and Professor of Old Testament Studies, focuses on instilling in students a love for God and His inerrant Word, remembering the words of Ezra 7:10: “For Ezra had set his heart to study the Law of the LORD, and to do it and to teach his statutes and rules in Israel.” Rata wants his ministry students to become pastors who can preach and teach God’s word passionately and accurately, with a strong foundation on the principles of Scripture so they can be pillars in their churches, leaders in their workplaces, and model citizens in their communities.
- Ph.D. 2003 Old Testament, Trinity Evangelical Divinity School, Deerfield, Illinois
- M.Div. 1997 Golden Gate Baptist Theological Seminary, Mill Valley, California
- B.S. 1994 Urban and Regional Planning, California State Polytechnic University, Pomona, California