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Waldock Hall

Waldock Hall was completed in 1990 as part of an expansion project to accommodate the growing student population following Dr. John MacArthur’s arrival as President of the school in 1985. The hall is named after Dr. Frederick W. Waldock. He and his wife, Dorothy, were pioneering missionaries in northern India for almost forty years. He was a frequent speaker at the school’s mission conference, and he was awarded an honorary doctorate for his contribution to missions. Waldock Hall was renovated in 2018 with new furnishings, fixtures, flooring and paint.

What is Waldock Hall like?

Waldock is a two-story building in a wide V shape. In the middle of both floors are lounges with great views of Placerita Canyon. The Resident Director apartment is in the middle of the second story.

The dorm is divided into four wings, two per floor of 10-11 rooms with a large, central shower and restroom area on each floor. Laundry facilities are on the first floor. Each room is fully furnished for two students including beds, built-in shelving, drawers, closet space, desks, and an individual heater/air-conditioner unit. The wings are generally referred to as “Upper-East,” “Upper-West,” “Lower-East,” and “Lower-West.”

Waldock’s sister dorm is Dixon Hall.

Three words to describe the dorm

Devoted. Assorted. Chill.

Dorm Traditions

Pumpkin Carving: an old tradition with their sister dorm, Dixon. Students have one hour to carve a pumpkin to the best of their ability. When time is up, tea lights are lit inside. As the RDs vote, they blow out the candles one by one. The last pumpkin with a lit candle is the winner. Fellowship and pie follow.

Annual Family Pie Night: The RD opens his kitchen to anyone who wants to make pies that they eat later with hot drinks (think cider, hot cocoa, and coffee). The guys dress up the way they would for a holiday at home, or with funny ugly Christmas sweaters. Towards the end of the evening, they put up the Christmas decorations, play games and music, and hang out together.

Christmas Caroling: a long-standing tradition of Waldock’s where they go Christmas caroling with Dixon. They sing to the on-campus family and then travel to the neighborhood to help others get into the Christmas spirit. This year, they will be ending the night with hot chocolate and a visit to Candy Cane Lane, a popular neighborhood that decorates their whole cul-de-sac with Christmas lights.

What a Year: a combined party with Dixon where the RDs give out paper plate awards, ranging from humorous to serious. It’s a chance for the dorm leadership to show their gratitude to each other and to the dorm for the year. They enjoy burgers, a water balloon toss, fellowship around and in the pool, corn hole, and giant Jenga.

Resident Directors

O.J. Gibson

O.J. Gibson

Resident Director

O.J. graduated from The Master’s University in 2014 with a Bachelor’s degree in History. Since then, he has interned at the Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library and Museum in Springfield, Illinois, worked as a museum docent for Passages, Museum of the Bible, and most recently, spent five years teaching history, English, and Bible at Desert Christian High School in Lancaster, CA (where he also coached varsity baseball). He enjoys research and writing, but most of all, he is passionate about studying and teaching the Word of God and discipling students to follow Christ with lifelong faithfulness.

B.A. in History, The Master’s University. Joined TMU in 2020.

Favorite Things
Watching baseball, playing baseball, coaching baseball, collecting baseball cards, and all things Abraham Lincoln.

Favorite Bible Verse
But this I call to mind, and therefore I have hope: The steadfast love of the Lord never ceases; his mercies never come to an end; they are new every morning; great is your faithfulness. “The Lord is my portion,” says my soul, “therefore I will hope in him.” The Lord is good to those who wait for him, to the soul who seeks him. Lamentations 3:21-25
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