C. V.
Dennis Eldon Bills

Education

  • DMin, Pittsburgh Theological Seminary, Pittsburgh PA
  • MEd, Educational Leadership, Covenant College, Lookout Mountain GA
  • MA, Theology, Bob Jones University, Greenville SC
  • BA, Pastoral Studies, Bob Jones University, Greenville SC 
Experience
  • 2012-Present--Program Coordinator, Academic Support Center, WVNCC
  • 2010-Present -- Family Court Mediator 
  • 2008-Present -- Minister, New River Presbytery, Presbyterian Church in America
  • 2006-2008 -- Principal, Covenant School, Barboursville WV
  • 2001 to 2006 -- Headmaster, New Covenant School, Anderson SC
  • 1999-2001 --  Director of Outreach and Assimilation, Covenant PCA, Easley SC
  • 1997-1999 -- Senior Administrator, Easley Christian School, Easley SC 
  • 1993-1997 -- Graduate Assistant, Educational Media Center, School of Education, BJU.
Training, Certification, Licensure, and Memberships
  • Supreme Court-Approved Family Court Mediator, State of West Virginia
  • Basic Family Mediation Training, Dispute Resolution Skills Institute, WVU College of Law in partnership with Potomac Mediation Services
  • Conflict Coaching and Mediation Training, Peacemaker Ministries International
  • All Levels Principal Certification, Association of Christian Schools International
  • Reading Instruction Specialist, Academic Associates Reading Instructional Program
  • Licensed and Ordained Minister, Presbyterian Church in America, New River Presbytery
  • Member, National Association for Developmental Education 
  • Member, West Virginia Association for Developmental Education
  • Member, Association on Higher Education and Disability

Publications and Presentations

  • Books
    • How to Preach with and Interpreter, Wipf and Stock, 2010
    • A Church You Can See: Building a Case for Church Membership, ReformingWV Publications, 2017
    • The Captives of Abb's Valley: Revised and Annotated, ReformingWV Publications, 2019.
    • Presbyterianism in West Virginia: A History, ReforminngWV Publications, 2019  (Forthcoming)
  • Articles and Papers
    • “Reducing Transactional Distance in IPVideo Instruction,” a white paper for West Virginia Northern Community College that spawned a faculty/administration summit on improving IP Video instruction, Fall 2018. 
    • “An Unobstructed Educational Model for Ministerial Candidates of the New River Presbytery of the Presbyterian Church in America,” Doctor of Ministry Thesis, Pittsburgh Theological Seminary, 2016. 
    • “Why Presbyterians Only Baptize Once,” Reformed Perspectives Magazine Vol 12, Num. 24, June 2010.
    • “Why Presbyterians Do Not Believe that Baptism Regenerates Souls or Remits Sins,” Reformed Perspectives Magazine, Vol 12, Num. 25, June 2010.
  • Presentations
    • “What Instructors Need to Know about Their Early Entrance Students,” West Virginia Community College Association Annual Conference, Parkersburg, WV, 2017.
    • “How to Integrate Google Apps with Curriculum and Instruction,” Faculty In-Service Training, West Virginia Northern Community College, 2016.
    • “The Etiology of West Virginia's Educational Dysfunction,” WV Association for Developmental Education Annual Conference, Parkersburg WV, 2014
    • “Defining by Genus and Species as an Interdisciplinary Exercise in Critical Thinking,” National Association for Developmental Education Annual Conference, Dallas TX, 2014 and WV Association for Developmental Education Annual Conference, Parkersburg WV, 2014