Stephen Raines

Assistant Professor of History and Political Science

A transplanted Californian, Raines has been teaching at CBC since 2004.  Prior to that he spent 28 years teaching elementary and secondary grades in addition to some college and seminary teaching.  Since 1978 he has held a Lifetime Standard Elementary Teaching Credential from the State of California.  His non-theological training includes a B.A. in Elementary Education (1974), an M.S. in General Studies: Social Science (Southern Oregon State College, Ashland, 1977) and an M.A. in Government (California State University, Sacramento, 1985).  He has taught assigned courses in World and American history along with Government and Geography courses, and has developed new courses in all three areas.  Raines also currently teaches in the PACE program, as well as an ON-LINE American Government course.  He has made the annual Constitution Day presentation for CBC each year since its inception in 2007.  He is also the Sponsor for CBC’s chapter of Alpha Chi, an interdepartmental scholastic society chartered on over 300 campuses across the nation.

An ordained minister since 1975, Raines has served as pastor of East Side Baptist Church of Benton, Arkansas since 1992.  He remains active in a variety of ministry opportunities.  A volunteer with the Arkansas Department of Correction, he currently holds a Volunteer Chaplain badge and maintains a monthly speaking schedule behind the bars of three of the state’s correctional facilities.  His ministerial involvement at CBC includes serving as a co-sponsor of the MAs (Ministerial Association).

Raines and his wife Marsha have been married since 1977; they are the parents of four grown children and the grandparents of Abigail Elizabeth.


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