Rick Walston, D.Min., Ph.D.
Founder, President Emertius, and Faculty Mentor
(Apologetics, Biblical Studies, Christian Counseling, Spiritual Gifts, and Systematic Theology) Dr. Walston served as president of CES for 25 years. Considered by many to be an expert in Distance Learning, Rick has been interviewed by and quoted in various major magazines including Charisma, Christianity Today, and World. His books include, Walston's Guide to Christian Distance Learning, Something Happened on the Way to Happily Ever After: A Biblical View of Marriage, Divorce & Remarriage, The Speaking in Tongues Controversy: The Initial, Physical Evidence of the Baptism in the Holy Spirit Debate; Unraveling the Mystery of The Motivational Gifts: Your Gifts Discovery Manual; and Divorce and Remarriage: An Amplification of the Assemblies of God Position Paper on Divorce and Remarriage. Dr. Walston pastored in Assemblies of God and independent churches for two decades. He was selected as an Outstanding Young Men of America, and he appears in Marquis Who's Who in America. He is a member of the Evangelical Theological Society and is a charter member of the International Society of Christian Apologetics. He holds a B.A. and M.Rel. from Warner Pacific College, Portland, OR., the M.A. in Apologetics with Luther Rice University, Lithonia, GA., and ABT for the M.A. in Humanities/Philosophy with California State University, Dominguez Hills, CA. He also holds a D.Min. from Bakke Graduate University, Seattle, WA., and a Ph.D. from North-West University, South Africa. Theological persuasion: Conservative Evangelical Pentecostal.