Ron Swor - President and Professor

Education: B.A., Life Pacific College, 1979

Ministry Experience: Youth Pastor, Winston, OR., 1979; Pastor and Christian School Instructor/Administrator, Portland Foursquare Church, 1980 - 1988; Senior Pastor, Canby Foursquare Church 1988-; Columbia Southeast Division Superintendent, 1995 - 2000; Director of Northwest Foursquare Church Development Office, 1999 - 2002; National Church Planting Institute Team Member for Oregon, 1997 - 2002; Columbia South Division Supervisor, 2003 - 2009; Member of the International Board of Directors of the Foursquare Church, 2010 - 2013; Member of the Life Pacific College Regional Council, 2010-2014

Dave Metsker - PROFESSOR

Education: B.A., Oral Roberts University, 1980; M.Div., Fuller Seminary, 1982; D.Min., Fuller Seminary, 2002

Ministry and Experience: Christian Education Director, Toluca Lake Trinity Church, Burbank, CA; Youth Pastor, Victory Chapel Foursquare Church, Arcadia, CA; Bible College Principal, Life Bible College of West Africa, Ikorodu, Lagos, Nigeria; Regional Coordinator for Africa, Foursquare Missions International, Los Angeles, CA; Lead Pastor, New Community, Glendora Foursquare Church, Glendora, CA; Adjunct Professor, Life Pacific College Extension, Federal Way, WA; Pastor of Discipleship, Mill Creek Foursquare Church, Lynnwood, WA; Lead Pastor, Crescent City Foursquare Church, Crescent City, CA; Pastor of Adult Discipleship, Canby Foursquare Church, 2014-


Sammy Jamison - Professor

Education: B.A., Life Pacific College, 1971; Graduate Studies, Oral Roberts University, 1993

Ministry Experience: Youth Pastor, Angelus Temple, 1971-1972; Youth Pastor, Ashland, OR., 1972 - 1974; Youth Pastor, Albuquerque, NM., 1974-1975; Pastor, Pine Bluff, AR., 1975-1977; Pastor, Pampa, TX., Pastor 1977-1980; Administrator, Brandon Street Christian Academy Administrator, Dallas, TX., 1980 - 1985; Pastor, Myrtle Point, OR., 1985-1986; Children's Pastor, New Hope Center, Vancouver, WA., 1986 - 1995; Children & Family Pastor, Canby Foursquare Church, 1995-2015; Pastoral Care Pastor, Canby Foursquare Church, 2015 -

Other: Published - Model Safety Policies for Foursquare Churches, 1994; 4x4 Curriculum, 2009; Associations - Member, Evangelical Teacher Training Association, 1971 - ; Board Member, Camp Crestview, 2003-2009


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BOb Myers - professor

Education: B.S., Western Oregon University, 1959; M.S., University of Oregon, 1966

Ministry Experience: Church Elder, 1982-1996, 2007-2016; Adult Education Program Director, 2005-2009; Home Group Leader 1982-2014; Adult Education Bible Study Teacher, 1982-2016; Director of the Teaching Team, Connection Life Church, 2016 - ; Ordained Minister, 2016

Other: Springfield School District Teacher and Department Head, 1959-1978; Instructor, Chemeketa Community College, 2007-2011


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Ken Shonk - Professor

Education: A.A., Christ for the Nations Institute, 1986; B.A., LIFE Pacific College, 1991; M.A.T.S., George Fox University, 2006

Ministry Experience: Youth Pastor, Grace Christian, 1992-1993; Children's Ministry Director, Church of Living Water, 1993-1995; Founding Pastor, Lacey Foursquare, 1995-1997; Outreach Pastor, New Life Christian Fellowship, 1997-1998; Easthill Foursquare, 1998-2004; Pastor, South Portland Foursquare, 2004-2012; Assisting Minister, The Chapel, 2013 -

Other: Instructor, Oregon College of Ministry, 2000 - 2008; Guest instructor on missions to Sri Lanka, Romania, Croatia, and Mexico; Mission to the Philippines, 2017


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Tom Axmaker - Professor

Education: B.Th., Portland Bible College, 1992; M.Div., The King's Seminary, 2008

Ministry Experience: Youth and Worship Leader, Children's Pastor, Associate Pastor, The Country Church, 1991 - ; Principal, Country Christian School, 2004 - ; High School Bible Class Teacher, Country Christian School, 1998 -

Other: Instructor, Cascade Bible College, 1992 - ; Member, Molalla Chamber of Commerce


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James Walton - Professor and Dean of the College

Education: A.C.M. Canby Bible College, 2007; B.A. LIFE Pacific College, 2010; M.B.A., George Fox University, 2017

Ministry Experience: Intern, Iglesia de Filidelfia, Iquitos, Peru, 2004-2005; Intern, Christian Community Church, 2005, Assisting Pastor, Canby Foursquare Church, 2005 -


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Sarah Warnock-Farrand - Professor

Education: B.A., Seattle Pacific University, 2007; M.A., George Fox Evangelical Seminary, 2011; Ph.D. Candidate, University of Birmingham

Ministry and Experience: Adjunct Professor, George Fox Evangelical Seminary, 2011-2012; Online Education Coordinator for the Foursquare Church, 2012-2013; Pastor of Group Life Development, West Salem Foursquare, 2012-2013; Adjunct Professor, George Fox University, 2014-2015, 2016 - ; Adjunct Professor, Life Pacific College, 2014 -


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Tim Barton - Professor

Education: B.Th., Canadian Bible College, 1979; M.Div., Fuller Theological Seminary, 1985; D.Min., Asbury Theological Seminary, 1997

Ministry Experience: Lead Pastor of Canby Alliance Church, 1985 - Present; Adjunct Professor in Doctor of Ministry Program/Beeson Institute for Advance Church Leadership, Asbury Theological Seminary, 1999-2006; Adjunct Professor, Portland Seminary, 20147 -

Other: Published articles in Alliance Life; Distinguished Dissertation Award for The Pastor As A Spirit-Driven Visionary; Completed Academy of Spiritual Formation and Direction and the School of Spiritual Direction offered by Soul Formation


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Eugene Saunders - Professor and Director of Student Life

Education: B.Th, Pacific Life Bible, 2002; M.Div., The King's Seminary, 2005; D.Min., The King's Seminary, 2009

Ministry and Experience: Pastor, Gresham Foursquare, 1992-1994; Pastor, Baker Foursquare, 1995-2005, Ordained Foursquare Minister, 2002; Pastor/Institute Director, Elmira Foursquare, 2006-2009; Adjunct Faculty, The King's University, 2007 - ; Instructor, Capital School of Ministry, 2008-2009; Chaplain, USAR, 2002-2013; Pastor, Ekklesia Fellowship, 2013 -

Other: Published - Spirit-Formed Discipleship through the Local Church and Local Church Institute (D.Min. Dissertation published through TREN, copyright 2009); Stare Decises (self-published through local church, copyright 2003); Why Study God (self-published, copyright 2003); A Two Volume New Testament Workbook


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Bill Kieselhorst - Professor

Education: B.A., Washington State University, 1967 (with Secondary Teaching Certification); U.S. Peace Corp, University of Hawaii, 1968; B.A., Utah State University, 1976; M.A., Fuller School of World Mission, 1996

Ministry and Experience: Pastor, Ellensburg Foursquare Church, 1982-1987; Foursquare Missions International Missionary Advisor, 1987-1992; Foursquare Missions International Missions Council, 1992-2000; Foursquare Missions International Africa Regional Coordinator, 2000-2004; Consultant to Missions Organizations, 2004 - ; Training Consultant, Bethany International, 2004 - ; Training Consultant for African Schools of Mission, Bethany International, 2004-2008; District Missions Representative, North Pacific District of Foursquare Churches, 2008 - ; Member of Board of Directors, Foursquare Foundation, 2012 -


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Ben Clifton - Professor

Education:  B.S.E.E., Washington State University, 1985; M.A., Biola University, 2012

Ministry and Experience:  Chapter President, Reasons to Believe, Present; Teacher, Missio Dei Community, Present; CEO and Founder, FourFrame Digital, LLC, Present; President, Innovation On Display; Acting Director of Ministry and Innovation, Eternal Impact


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Randy McGuire - Professor

Education: B.S., Eugene Bible College, 1984; M.B.A., Corban University, 2016

Ministry and Experience: Minister of Youth, First Assembly of God, Bend, OR, 1985-1987; Lead Pastor, Alpine Assembly of God, Monroe, OR, 1987-1992; Chief Operations Officer, McGuire Construction, Inc., Western, OR, 1987-1992; Sr. Assoc. Pastor, First Assembly of God, Pendleton, OR, 1992-1994; Lead Pastor, Parkrose Christian Center, Portland, OR, 1994-1996; VP of Ministry Development, Church Extension Plan, 1996-2015; Currently Vice President, Ministry Partners Investment Co., Brea, CA


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Dave Beatty - Professor

Education:  B.S., USAFA, 1975; M.S., Troy State University, 1985; A.A.S., Clackamas Community College, 2006; A.C.M., Canby Bible College, 2016

Ministry and Experience:  USAF experience and training, 1971-2003; Adult Education teaching, Community of Faith Lutheran Church, 2013-2015; Choir/Worship Team, various churches, 1971-current; Building Team, Immanuel Lutheran, 2008-2010; Call Committee Lead, Community of Faith Lutheran Church, 2000-2011; Elder, Community of Faith Lutheran Church, 2010-2012; Communion Assistant, various churches, 1990 -


Greg Dueker- Professor

Education:  B.A., George Fox University, 1984; M.S.M., Multnomah Biblical Seminary, 1986; D.Min., Multnomah Biblical Seminary, 2017

Ministry and Experience:  Assistant Pastor, Beaverton Foursquare Church, 1986-2014; Institute Director/Instructor, Institute of Ministry & Leadership, 1997-2011; Adjunct Professor, Multnomah University, 2011-2015; Adjunct Professor, New Hope Christian College, 2015; Interim Senior Pastor, Longview Foursquare Church, current; Director of Doctor of Ministry/MAAT Programs, Multnomah Biblical Seminary, current


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Doug Marshall - professor

Education:  B.A., Puget Sound Christian College, 1980; M.A., Lincoln Christian Seminary, 1985

Ministry and Experience:  Youth Minister, Highline Christian Church, Seattle, WA, 1978-1980; Minister of Youth and Christian Education, Central Christian Church, Portland, OR, 1980-1982; Various pastoral roles at Jefferson Street Christian Church, Lincoln, IL, 1982-1985; Minister of Mt. View Christian Church, Joseph, OR, 1985-1987; Minister of Warrenton Christian Church, 1987-2002; Church Plant Pastor at Connections Christian Church, Los Banos, 2002-2006; Senior Minister at Valley Christian Church, Wilsonville, OR, 2007-2016; Certified Instructor for Couple's Communication and Core Communication with ICP; Completed basic mediation training through Clackamas County Dispute Resolutions; Became a Certified Christian Conciliator through Peacemakers Ministries; Worked as an associate mediator with Bridge Builders Christian Resolutions in Tigard, OR


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Andy Mahoney - professor

Education: A.A., Skagit Valley College, 2000; B.A., Life Pacific College, 2003; MDiv, Lipscomb University, 2017

Ministry and Experience: Youth Pastor, Westside Faith Center, Eugene, OR; Associate Pastor, Living Word, Oak Harbor, WA; Lead Pastor, Grace Community, Oak Harbor, WA; Lead Pastor, Riversgate Church, Portland, OR


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Angie Wiggins - Administrator / Registrar

Education: A.A., Clackamas Community College, 1990; B.S., Eastern Washington University, 1993

Ministry Experience: Children's Ministry Teacher, Leader and Coordinator; Information Center Coordinator; Small Group Leader; Secretarial & Administrative, 2000 - present


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Brigitte Pulver - Librarian

Education: B.A., Portland State University, 1974; M.L.S., University of Oregon, 1977

Ministry and Experience: Reference Clerk, Oregon City Public Library, 1974-1976; Library Assistant II, Oregon City Public Library, 1978-1979; Library Assistant, Tektronix, Inc., Beaverton, Oregon, 1980-1989; Instructional Library Assistant II, Trost Elementary School, Canby, Oregon, 1998-2000; Substitute Instructional Library Assistant, Canby School District, 2002-2011

Other: Communications Coordinator, Pacific Northwest Association of Church Libraries, Metro-Portland Chapter, 2013 -