R. Bane Angles
R. Bane Angles
Associate Professor of Pastoral Ministry / Director of Educational Partnerships
Office Phone: 252-334-2000, ext. 2021
B.A. in Practical Ministries, Bluefield College of Evangelism
M.A. in Practical Ministry, Cincinnati Christian University
M.Div. in Leadership, Cincinnati Christian University
D.Min., Ashland Theological Seminary
Introduction to Homiletics
Christian Formation: Developing the Spiritual Life
Bane was born and raised in Tazewell, Virginia. Growing up he played numerous sports including wrestling, cross country running, and swimming. In 1996 he attended Army basic training at Fort Benning, GA and later was trained as a heavy equipment operator and combat engineer. He spent six years serving with the Virginia Army National Guard. In 2002 he graduated with B.A. in Practical Ministries from the Bluefield College of Evangelism. He then attended Cincinnati Christian University and received a M.A. in Preaching in 2005 and Master of Divinity in 2006. In 2016 he received his Doctor of Ministry in Spiritual Formation from Ashland Theological Seminary. His dissertation project focused on the use of spiritual disciplines in a small group setting.
Bane was ordained into Christian Ministry in 1999. He has served in ministry in Virginia, Ohio, and North Carolina. From 2008 until the summer of 2021, he served as the Lead Minister at First Christian Church in Roanoke Rapids, NC, where he and his wife still attend. He has also served with Christian camps as a volunteer leader many weeks. He has served on the boards of Roanoke Christian Camp and Waypoint Church Partners. He has published several popular level articles for local newspapers and the Lookout. He taught as an adjunct for MACU for several years before transitioning to full time and has taught college classes in Rwanda, Nicaragua, and India.
Bane and his wife, Crystal, were married in the same ceremony as his ordination in 1999. They have two wonderful little girls, Karis and Priya. They enjoy hiking, water sports, and traveling together whenever possible. He also enjoys reading, photography, good coffee, meals with friends, live music, and learning the stories and cultures of those around him.