Daryl R. Eldridge, PhD
President and Cofounder
J. Sam Simmons, PhD
Chief Learning Officer, Cofounder
Director of the Doctor of Ministry Program
Linda M. Graber, MML
Director of Alumni Relations and Ministry Partners
Seth W. Allen, MLIS
The seminary’s co-founders, Dr. Daryl Eldridge and Dr. Sam Simmons, have a rich background in seminary leadership and teaching experience. Both men have led in accreditation and curriculum reviews at their respective institutions.
Dr. Eldridge holds a Bachelor of Arts degree from Drury University, a Master of Arts in religious education from Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary, and a Doctor of Philosophy degree from Southwestern. Prior to the start of Rockbridge Seminary, he served seven years as Dean of the School of Educational Ministries at Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary in Fort Worth, Texas.
Dr. Simmons holds a Bachelor of Science degree from the University of Alabama at Birmingham; a Master of Divinity degree and a Doctor of Philosophy degree, both from Mid-America Baptist Theological Seminary. Prior to the start of Rockbridge Seminary, he served ten years as Director of Golden Gate Baptist Theological Seminary’s Southern California Campus (Orange County) and five years as Director of the Northeast Campus of Mid-America Baptist Theological Seminary (Albany, NY).
Linda Graber, Director of Alumni Relations and Ministry Partners, holds a Bachelor of Science in Secondary Education from Oklahoma Baptist University and a Master of Ministry Leadership from Rockbridge Seminary. Linda is a certified Life Purpose Coach and instructor with Life Purpose Coaching Centers International.
Seth Allen, Theological Librarian, holds a B.A. in Sociology and Spanish from Wingate University and a Master of Library and Information Science from the University of North Carolina at Greensboro. He also holds Graduate Certificates in Sociology and Educational Media. Seth serves as Online Instruction Librarian for King University. He has also served libraries at New Life Theological Seminary, Carolina Graduate School of Divinity, and Bryan College.