Central is pleased to announce that Walt Harper will join the faculty of the College effective in August for the 2014-15 school year. Walt will serve as Professor of Bible and Ministry with oversight of the Youth Ministry program. Walt graduated from Central in 2006 with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Biblical Research. He completed a Master of Arts in Christian Apologetics from Lincoln Christian Seminary in 2010, focusing his research interests on the defense of the historical Christ and the reaction of the early church. Walt has served at Oak Grove Christian Church in Beckley, West Virginia, since 2010, where he has been the Youth & Children’s Minister. Walt is an associate member of the Evangelical Theological Society and has presented workshops at the Appalachian Teen Convention in Bluefield, West Virginia. His wife Jessi will also be serving the College as Financial Aid Assistant. Walt and Jessi are originally from New London, Iowa, and they have a son named Levi.