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Dr Smith has a strong background in training as Director of Training for American Airlines Vacations Reservation Division, trainer and spokesperson for the Caribbean Tourism Organization, director of training and evangelism for race track chaplaincy of America, Trainer and curriculum development for Victim Chaplains and Counselors Association, Teaching pastor of Church of Reconciliation and teacher through law enforcement at Cedar Valley College and University of Arkansas Criminal Justice System Dr. Edward Smith received his doctorates in Ministry, Divinity and History from Phoenix University of Theology (PUT) where he also serves as Vice-President, Chancellor, Chaplain and teacher. Dr. Smith has an extensive background in many fields. He spent over 30 years in executive positions in the airline and global tourism industry including training and speaking and writing as an expert in the aviation and tourism field. Dr. Smith has led non-profit ministries such as Race Track Chaplaincy of America (RTCA) a ministry that places chaplains in horse racing industry ministering to over 300,000 industry workers nationally and globally, and Victim Relief Ministries a disaster and crime victim response ministry embedded in police departments and in emergency management call outs for deployment. Currently Dr Smith serves as a law enforcement chaplain for the Dallas County Police through Cedar Valley College PD as chaplain for Dallas County DA Investigator Division, Grand Prairie PD, As well as a RTCA Chaplain, Disaster Response Chaplain, Christian Emergency Network (CEN) Chaplain and Cowboy Church Chaplain at the Neshoba County Fair, Mississippi.
His commitment to the great commission of Christ, to carrying out the command to Love your Neighbor, is carried out through these various services and ministries as a chaplain and through the Primus University of Theology.
Dr. Karen Drake has over 23 years of experience as a medical professional in the health care industry. In 1996 she received her Doctorate in Oriental Medicine in electro-dermal screening and measurement. She went on to study premed at Union University in Jackson, Tennessee and then on to Southwest College of Naturopathic Medicine in Tempe, Arizona. After realizing that the medical professions relied too heavily on Pharmaceutical drugs and the Naturopathic approach too frequently leaned toward New Age teaching, she made the decision to pursue a life focused on Biblical principles of healing. Karen completed her Master of Ministry degree at Phoenix Theological Seminary in Theopathic Health and Healing in 2003. She was awarded her Doctor of Ministry degree in Health and Healing from Phoenix University of Theology in 2008.
Dr. Richard N. Drake, the former Provost and Chief Executive Officer of the Board of Regents and Visitors oversaw and developed our University System. Dr. Drake was the chief founder of Phoenix University of Theology and the architect of the contemporary adaptation of the classic ecclesiastical university system. He also served as President of Spiritual Concepts International Seminary. Dr. Drake was ordained a Cumberland Presbyterian minister in 1980 and served as pastor of Presbyterian, Methodist and Independent churches for over twenty years. In addition to his duties as pastor, Dr. Drake designed and taught continuing education for pastors credited through the University of Arkansas at Little Rock and Perkins School of Theology in Dallas, Texas. He founded Good Samaritan Ministries and the Food 4 Work Initiative in Tennessee which became the Army of Compassion. Governor Don Sundquist of Tennessee dubbed him a “four star general in the Army of Compassion” and recommended him to President Bush to direct the Faith-Based and Community Initiatives Office of the Whitehouse in 2001. Dr. Drake reported that God told him to withdraw his name from consideration, after the events of September 11, 2001 and to go back to Phoenix and build the army from the ground up and that Phoenix University of Theology is to the Armies of Compassion, what Annapolis is to the navy. Prior to entering the ministry at the age of 33, he worked primarily as a corporate growth, marketing and political consultant. Building on those experiences, Dr. Drake had been an effective activist in promoting the sanctity and sovereignty of the Church and its mission against government and elitist encroachment. Dr. Drake is an alumni of Little Rock University where he majored in pre law and accounting and Bethel College where he majored in religious studies. He graduated from Spiritual Concepts International Seminary with a master in theology. He had an earned Doctor of Ministry degree form SCIS, and a Doctor of theology Degree from Phoenix Theological Seminary.
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