faculty & staff

  • Brian and Jenny Harris 


    Brian and Jenny met after having both graduated from AFBC, and were married in 2008. In 2009 they accepted the role of youth pastors at Frisco Church in Webb City, MO where they served faithfully until they accepted the position of Superintendent at AFBC in the summer of 2018. Brian and Jenny know they've been called by God to the Apostolic Faith Bible college, and are very excited about what God has in store for the future.

  • Darla Oakes


    After graduating from Hohenwald, TN she attended AFBC. Continuing on as staff in 1996, Darla currently serves as Executive Secretary, Dean of Women, and an instructor in three courses. Darla is a member of Community Chapel in Joplin, MO.

  • Michelle Cloninger 

    Food Service Director

    Michelle Cloninger is from Columbus, TX. She attended the Apostolic Faith Bible College in 1999, where she completed the two year course study and a third year internship. The following year, Michelle started as AFBC's Food Service Director. She continues to cook for the school and is also an instructor in several courses. Michelle attends Community Chapel in Joplin, MO.

  • Kalee smith

    dean of women

    Kalee Smith is from Webb City, Mo and is an AFBC alumna who graduated in 2015. Since then, she has been active in serving at Frisco Church and working at Mercy Hospital in Joplin. She interned as dean of women the year prior to her coming on staff in 2019. Kalee currently serves as the dean of women and instructor in one course. 

  • Austin Laubach


    Austin is from Webb City, MO and graduated from AFBC in 2018. He joined the staff in 2019 as an instructor and the Missions Director. He currently lives in Joplin, MO and works with the youth at Frisco Church. 

  • Matthew Harris, 

    Music Ministry Director

    Matthew Harris is a 2009 graduate of AFBC. He has worked various jobs at the school since then, but is currently the Music Ministry Director and graphic designer for the school. Matthew and his wife Haley are both on staff at Community Chapel in Joplin, MO.

  • Josh Harris


    Josh Harris is from Granby, MO and a 2019 graduate of AFBC. Josh is currently serving as dean of men, an instructor, and part of the missions leadership team.

  • Bev Karber


    Bev Karber grew up in Baxter Springs, KS. She is married to Joel Karber, has a son Jason (his wife Lucinda) of Witchita, KS and a daughter Kristi of Edmond, OK. Bev attended two terms of AFBC and also attended Missouri Southern College and Ozark Christian College in Joplin, MO. She started teaching Sign Language at AFBC in 1986 and also teaches at Crowder College in Neosho, MO. She currently attends Forest Park Baptist Church in Joplin, MO.

  • Cody Harris


    Cody Harris from Rock Island, TX graduated from AFBC in 2014 and returned the following year as a 3rd year intern. He came on staff the following year and has served in various positions including instructor, associate pastor, and dean of men. He continues to teach but now serves as pastor of Baxter Chapel with his wife Kaylan.



    Alvin and his wife Glenda have been married for more than 43 years. Alvin has been in ministry for the past 47 years as a pastor, associate pastor, evangelist and Bible teacher; preaching throughout the midwest and in several other countries.  Alvin currently teaches adult Sunday school classes at Southside Apostolic Faith Church in Joplin, MO, and teaches Prophecy and the book of Revelation here at AFBC.

  • Jeff & Kim Jones

    Jeff & Kim Jones have over 25 years of ministry experience. For the last 17 years, they have served as pastors at Community Chapel church in Joplin, MO.