Jonathan Rourke has served as the senior pastor at Tri-City Bible Church in Vista, California since 2011. He is a graduate of The Master’s Seminary (M.Div, Th.M), and served on staff at Grace Community Church for ten years. Jonathan and his wife, Katherine, have been married for 20 years, and have four children. Jonathan has served on the TMU board since 2015 and currently serves as Chairman of the Board.
Brad Armstrong is a businessman who lives in Thousand Oaks, CA. He has served on the board since 2015.
Bryan Hughes is the Senior Pastor of Grace Bible Church in Bozeman, MT, where he has served for the past 35 years. He earned his BA from Moody Bible Institute in Chicago, his Master of Arts from Western Seminary in Portland, Oregon and his D.Min from Trinity Theological Seminary in Newburgh, Indiana. Bryan has taught at Bible colleges in Ukraine, Tanzania and Siberia, as well as classes in Albania, Russia, Turkey, Ethiopia, Poland, and Italy. He is the author of 8:28 – Unlocking God’s Promise and Jesus’s Teaching on the Last Days. He presently serves on the faculty of Montana Bible College in Bozeman. Bryan enjoys hunting, reading, and playing basketball. He and his wife, Bev, have three grown children and three grandchildren. Bryan has served on the TMU board since 2000.
David van Wingerden is the COO of Express Seed Company in Ohio, which acquires plants globally to sell to businesses in North America. He is a husband and father of five. Three of his children have attended TMU, two are younger. He and his wife, Keri, are 1995 alumni of TMC/TMU, and he has a degree from both the business and Bible departments. After graduating, David and Keri spent time in Ethiopia as missionaries with Double Harvest before joining the family business of growing plants. He is a long-time member and deacon of Grace Church of North Olmsted. David joined the TMU board in 2021.
Scott Ardavanis is the Senior Pastor of Grace Church of the Valley in central California. Scott began his pastoral ministry at Grace Community Church with John MacArthur and also spent seventeen years as a senior pastor in Chicago and California. He is an adjunct professor at The Master’s. Scott is a featured speaker at Bible and pastors conferences around the world. He also serves as a board member for Sufficiency of Scripture Ministries, which impacts lives in Uganda with sound Biblical teaching. Scott earned his degrees at Los Angeles Baptist College (now TMU), B.A., The Master’s Seminary, M.Div., and Trinity Evangelical Divinity School, D.Min. Scott and his wife, Patty, have been married 31 years and have 7 children and 3 grandchildren. Scott has served on the TMU board since 2017.
Matt S. Gilbert is a professor at the University of Arizona. He is also head of the school’s department of American Indian studies. After graduating from The Master’s University in 1999, Matt received a M.A. and a Ph.D. in history from the University of California at Riverside. He has written several books on the Hopi Tribe of Southeastern Arizona. He and his wife Kylene — also a TMU alum — have four children. Matt joined the TMUS board in 2021.
Jesse Johnson is the Teaching Pastor at Immanuel Bible Church in Northern Virginia. He is a graduate of The University of New Mexico (B.A. in Sociology and Spanish), as well as The Master’s Seminary (M.Div., Th.M. in Systematic Theology). Prior to joining the board, Jesse taught theology at The Master’s Seminary, and before that at Christ Baptist Seminary in Polokwane, South Africa. Jesse has been an editor and contributor for numerous publications and books including Men of the Word and Right Thinking in a World Gone Wrong. He and his wife, Deidre, live with their three daughters in Washington, D.C. Jesse has served on the TMU board since 2015.
George Lawson is the Teaching Pastor Baltimore Bible Church. George is a graduate of The Master’s Seminary as well as Washington Bible College. He began his pastoral ministry at Hope Bible Church, in Columbia Maryland, before he and a team planted Baltimore Bible. George blogs on thecripplegate.com, and currently is in a Ph. D. program at Baptist Bible Seminary. He and his wife Jennifer have two sons and one daughter. George joined the TMUS board in 2021.
Felix Martin del Campo Jr. is a dentist in Visalia, Calif. He attended USC for his undergraduate work and then graduated from the UCLA School of Dentistry. Felix also serves on the board with Samaritan’s Purse and has served for more than four decades with World Medical Missions. Alongside 800 other doctors, he goes around the world to relieve long-term missionaries on furlough. His specialty is designing and setting up state-of-the-art mobile dental clinics. North Korea and Siberia, among other countries, have benefited from such ministries. He enjoys photography in his spare time and has been married to his wife, Janet, for 46 years. Felix has served on the TMU board since 1992.
George Sanders practices plastic surgery in Los Angeles. He was born and raised in Southeast Texas. George attended Harvard Medical School then completed his general surgery training and plastic surgery residency at UCLA. George is privileged to have served as an elder at Grace Community Church since 2000. He teaches biblical counseling, a premarital class and also gives oversight to international missions. George and his wife, Anna, are certified in biblical counseling and often counsel together. In their spare time they love to serve in ministry together as well as travel, entertain, and just “hang out.” Both of their adult children are married, live close and are a major part of their lives. George has served on the TMU board since 2007.
Rod Shackelford is the owner and of Impact-Ortho (formerly SportsTek Medical), a company that makes orthopedic medical devices with a focus on athletics. He is a graduate of both The Master’s University and Cal State Northridge, where he played basketball. He serves as an elder at Christ Church Central Phoenix. Rod and his wife Elizabeth have five children, four of whom have gone to The Master’s University, while the fifth is still aspiring.
Dr. Wismer is a Businessman (retired) from Colorado Springs, CO. He has served on the TMU board since 1993.
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