Our Faculty

This page lists our faculty members and includes professors at our Simi Valley Campus and our Distance Education program.

Mark Beuving
M. Div., The Master’s Seminary
B.A., Speech Communication, Cal Poly, San Luis Obispo

Mark Beuving is the Lead Pastor at Creekside Church in Rocklin, CA. Prior to going back into pastoral ministry, Mark spent ten years on staff at Eternity Bible College as a Campus Pastor, Dean of Students, and then Associate Professor. He is passionate about building up the body of Christ, training future leaders for the Church, and writing. He is the author of Resonate: Enjoying God’s Gift of Music and the co-author with Francis Chan of Multiply: Disciples Making Disciples. Mark lives in Rocklin with his wife and two daughters.

Brian Colmery
Th.M., The Master’s Seminary
M.Div., The Master’s Seminary

Brian Colmery lives in West Los Angeles with his wife Chrissie and their two kids, Quinn and Weston. He met Scott Mehl (also an Eternity professor) at the Master’s Seminary and the two of them planted Shoreline Church in 2005. In 2011, Shoreline merged with another local church to become Cornerstone West LA. Brian serves as an elder and oversees corporate worship and preaching. His outside interests include music and freshly roasted, properly brewed coffee.

Dr. Joey Dodson
Ph.D., University of Aberdeen, Scotland
M.Div., Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary
B.A., Ouachita Baptist University

Joey Dodson is the assistant professor of Biblical Studies at Ouachita Baptist University, Arkadelphia, AR. He received his Ph.D. in Second Temple Judaism and New Testament from the University of Aberdeen in Scotland. Before returning to the States, Joey spent a year as a guest researcher at the Universität Tübingen in Germany. Joey loves to research and write and to travel and speak, but most of all, he loves being with his family. He met his wife Sadie when they were in first grade. They married in 1995 and now have one daughter and four sons.

Ernest Duke
M.A.B.T.S., OT Language and Exegesis, Western Seminary
B.B.S., Eternity Bible College

Ernesto is passionate about intersecting culture and the “multi” Church. Ernesto serves at Iglesia Piedras Vivas / Living Stones Church (LSPV) in Los Angeles, CA. He and his wife, Renae also were part of the group that helped plant LSPV in 2011. Before Piedras Vivas in 2011, Ernesto lived as a missionary at Door of Faith Orphanage in La Misión, BC, MX. Ernesto hopes to one day make the rich education from Eternity Bible College available to the Latino Church, both foreign and domestic. To this end Ernesto also serves as an adjunct teaching faculty at Seminary Del Oeste. Ernesto has been married to Renae since March, 2011. Ernesto and Renae have 2 sons, Finehas James and Amos León as well as are resource (foster) parents in Los Angeles County. As of 2020 Ernesto, Renae, Finehas and Amos have had 4 children stay in their home and by the grace of God they have been reunified with their families.

Joshua Grauman
M.Div., The Master’s Seminary
M.S., Electrical Engineering, Cal Poly, San Luis Obispo
B.S., Computer Engineering, Cal Poly, San Luis Obispo

Josh grew up with a love for everything electrical. In college, God changed Josh’s passions and so after finishing his master’s degree in engineering, he came to Souther California to get his M.Div. Josh has been serving as a pastor since 2003 and teaching at Eternity Bible College since 2005. The biggest blessing came in 2004 in marrying Melody, who loves caring for people in the neighborhood, including their two beautiful daughters and their foster children. Currently, Josh is excited to be church planting in South LA, caring for the lowly and showing them the hope of the gospel. Josh also loves robotics, programming (Bible software), languages (Hebrew, Greek, and Spanish), and studying and teaching through as many books of the Bible as he is able.

Matthew Halsted
Ph.D., London School of Theology (UK)
B.A., University of Central Oklahoma
A.A., Rose State College

An ordained minister, Matthew’s calling is to equip Christians with the tools they need to be gracious, well-reasoned, and convincing witnesses for Christ. He has a passion for teaching students how to read the Bible faithfully and with careful reflection. His research interests include hermeneutics, Paul’s writings, and apocalyptic literature. When he is not reading obscure German philosophers or the Greek Bible, he can usually be found playing in the yard with his kids or being elated with the joy that comes with being married to the best wife in the world.

Tim Hardy
Bio forthcoming
Dr. Matt Jones
PhD (cand), Theology, London School of Theology (UK)
DMin, Philosophy and Culture, Talbot School of Theology
MTh, Theology, Fuller Theological Seminary
MA, Apologetics, Biola University
BA, Biblical Studies, Moody Bible Institute

Dr. Rev. Matthew Jones is the lead pastor of Del Rey Church in the city of Los Angeles, where he has worked in pastoral ministry for over 20 years. He resides in Inglewood with his wife and seven children. Along with his familial life and pastoral ministry, Dr. Jones writes annually for the Urban Ministry Biblical Commentary and has published in Themelios Journal, Evangelical Quarterly, and Oxford University Press’ Sociology of Religion Journal. He is currently working on a major research project capturing oral church histories from Postwar Los Angeles, engaging the theological presuppositions of racialized ecclesial migration patterns in ethnically diversifying urban centers. Further from home, Dr. Jones has served, lectured and/or preached overseas in Germany, Dubai, Israel, the United Kingdom, Mexico and Africa.

Chris Kottre
M.Div., The Master’s Seminary
B.A., The College that must not be Named

Chris serves as the Dean of Students and an Associate Professor at Eternity. Prior to that he was an Associate Pastor at Cornerstone Community Church of Moorpark from 2004-2016, where he oversaw community groups, adult education and student ministries. He interned at Cornerstone Simi from 2000 – 2004, before moving on to help plant Cornerstone Moorpark in 2004.

Stephanie Lamour
M.A. Trinity Evangelical Divinity School
B.A., Moody Bible Institute

Stephanie moved to Chicago, after being raised as a missionary kid in England, never expecting to fall in love with the city. Fourteen years later, she still lives there with her husband, Jeremy, and their two kids, Isaiah and Eva. Through her work with at risk youth, Stephanie realized her love for seeing the Bible read and applied in life, leading to her seminary education. She now teaches at EBC and Moody and serves as a small group leader in her church.

Geoff Leatherman
D.Min (in process) Contextual Leadership
Multnomah Seminary
M.Div., The Master’s Seminary
B.S., Biblical Studies and Youth Ministries, Philadelphia Biblical University (now Cairn University)

Geoff Leatherman currently works at Colossae Church in Tigard, OR as the Pastor of Communities and Spiritual Formation. He has been working at the church since 2012. Prior to moving up to help start Colossae, Geoff worked at Cornerstone Church in Simi Valley, CA as an Associate Pastor. He has been teaching or involved with Eternity for over 13 years. He is the father of two children and has been married for over 17 years.

Spencer MacCuish
M.Div., The Master’s Seminary
B.A., English, The Master’s University

Spencer MacCuish served on staff (summers) at Hume Lake Christian Camps from 1991-98. During that time (1995-99), he also worked in the public school system where he taught English / History and coached volleyball. While teaching, he also served in the College Ministry at Grace Baptist Church in Santa Clarita. In 1999, he left teaching to lead the High School Ministry at the same church. He shepherded this ministry for three years before coming to Cornerstone. He has been serving at Eternity since 2003

Doug Main
Th.M., The Master’s Seminary
M.Div., The Master’s Seminary
B.S., Business and Administration, University of Missouri Columbia

Bio forthcoming

Ian McDougall
M.A. Philosophy, Talbot School of Theology
M.A. NT Studies, Talbot School of Theology

Ian is a Southern Californian who has spent a number of years in education and vocational ministry. Formerly a high school and young adult pastor, Ian transitioned into online education where he teaches philosophy at a number of different online universities. He has been married for 15 years and has two children. Ian is an avid softball player and enjoys good cigars. People rarely suspect he teaches philosophy.

Dr. Scott Mehl
D.Min., Southern Baptist Theological Seminary
M.Div., The Master’s Seminary
B.A., Sociology/Religion, California Lutheran University

Scott pastors Cornerstone Church of West LA, a multi-ethnic, multi-lingual, multi-generational church where he was first a church-planter (2005) and then a church-merger (2011). His ministry focuses include preaching, teaching, counseling, and overall church vision. Scott’s wife (Lara) and their four kids find it a joy to call West LA their earthly home, and have a deep love for the diverse people of the city.

Scott is also an adjunct faculty member at Eternity Bible College, a prospective fellow with the Association of Certified Biblical Counselors, and has served on the Board of Directors for Claris Health. Scott speaks and writes regularly on topics related to biblical counseling and discipleship and is the author of Loving Messy People: The Messy Art of Helping One Another Become More Like Jesus

Matt Moore
B.S., Civil Engineering, Cal Poly San Luis Obispo

Matt has been teaching at Eternity Bible College for nearly 15 years and in pastoral ministry for over 20 years in a variety of capacities. He has a passion for many facets of pastoral ministry including discipleship, preaching, teaching, and leadership development. For the last several years, he has been serving in ethnically and economically diverse urban areas both in South Los Angeles and more recently in Sacramento. He currently pastors Hope Church in Sacramento (www.hopesacramento.com). Matt has been married for 17 years and has three children Seth, Silas and Blythe.

Justin Petersen
M.Div., Western Seminary
B.A. Theology, Florida Baptist University

Justin is currently the pastor of Colossae Church in Hillsboro, Oregon. Before moving to Oregon in 2008, he was a youth pastor at Wiregrass Church in Dothan, Alabama. He is married to Katy and together they have one daughter, Nya. He has been teaching at EBC since 2011.

Matt Swaney
M.A., Theology, Talbot School of Theology
B.A., Business Management, California State University San Marcos

Matt is married to Laurel and has three children (Isaac, Liv, and Duren). He served as a college pastor at Cornerstone Church in Simi Valley (’08-’09) and Bethany Church in Long Beach (’03-’08). Matt moved to Long Beach, California where he serves at Common Church which he founded in 2009. Matt has a passion for teaching and living out God’s Word and bringing others along with him—learning to be the church as a family. Matt usually has multiple house-guests and enjoys coaching his son’s soccer and baseball teams.

Dan Vanheerden
M.A. Biblical Counseling, Master’s University
B.A., Industrial Psychology, Stellenbosch, South Africa

Dan was born and raised in South Africa and has always been drawn to counseling and helping people. He is married to Julie and they have a blended family with five children. After auditing some classes at Eternity Bible College, Dan enrolled in the Master’s University to study biblical counseling with the purpose of caring for missionaries. They moved to Cape Town, South Africa, and for two years provided rest and renewal to missionaries, pastors and adoptive families. Dan, Julie and the three younger children currently reside in Olympia, Washington. Dan is working in Human Resources while Julie home-schools the children. They attend Reality in downtown Olympia and are looking forward to how God will unfold the next chapter in their lives.

Joshua Walker
M.Div., The Master’s Seminary
M.S., Mechanical Engineering, UCLA
B.S., Engineering, Caltech (California Institute of Technology)

Joshua Walker was a Mechanical Engineer working in the aerospace industry for eight years from 1995-2003. During that time he served at Rolling Hills Covenant Church in Rolling Hills, California in many leadership roles (deacon, elder, committee chairman, Bible instructor). With a passion to serve Christ more, he entered seminary in 2001 and began to pursue whatever ministry God intended for him. He is currently blessed to be serving as the Academic Dean of Eternity Bible College.

Dr. Chris Woznicki
Ph.D. Systematic Theology, Fuller Theological Seminary
M.A. Theology, Fuller Theological Seminary
B.A. Philosophy, UCLA

With a heart for mission, discipleship, and academics, Chris sees his call as “equipping the Church for the sake of mission.” He completed his PhD in Systematic Theology at Fuller Theological Seminary in “analytic theology.” You can find his writings on Jonathan Edwards, atonement, and prayer in various theology and philosophy journals including JETS, Themelios, Scottish Bulletin of Evangelical Theology, and Philosophia Christi. He enjoys spending time with his wife and daughters. On his spare time you can find him reading, writing, working out for obstacle course races, or hanging out at coffee shops. He currently serves with Young Life.

The knowledge I have gained here goes beyond theological jargon. The professors model an experiential knowledge which they incorporate into every class

Everest Liu, Graduate