Our Staff 

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

Joshua Walker was a part of the founding team of Eternity Bible College. He has served the school in various leadership capacities as it has grown. He led the accreditation process which resulted in initial accreditation in 2016 and a 10 year renewal in 2021. He has been married since 1992 and has two adult children. He has a passion for people to understand the full narrative of scripture and how that gives meaning and shape to their lives. In particular, he enjoys helping people think better about calling / vocation / work. In his “free” time he likes to read, watch movies, play games, hike, listen to podcasts, spend time with his family, travel, eat good food, and laugh.

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Ernesto Duke
Ernesto DukeDirector of Partner Development
MABTS, Western Seminary
Hebrew Language and Exegesis Award, Western Seminary
BBS, 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. They have 2 sons, Finehas James and Amos León.

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Dr. Matthew Halsted
Dr. Matthew HalstedRegistrar
Ph.D., London School of Theology/Middlesex University (UK)
B.A., University of Central Oklahoma

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 philosophical hermeneutics, Paul’s writings, and apocalyptic literature. When he is not reading obscure German philosophers or the Greek/Hebrew 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.

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Chris Kottre
Chris KottreDean of Students / Creative Director
M.Div., The Master’s Seminary
B.A., The Bible 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. In addition to his role as a Professor and Dean of Students, Chris oversees video production and communication for Eternity.

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Ka Richards
Ka RichardsEnrollment & Admissions Counselor
Ka Richards is married to her love and best friend, Jahill, is a mother of five amazing children, and a grandmother. As a Hmong American daughter of refugees, she has grown up in impoverished multiracial and multicultural contexts, and currently ministers alongside her husband in a predominantly Black neighborhood. They are passionate about loving the poor and bringing the gospel into marginalized areas.

Ka is a Charles Simeon Trust Instructor and teaches Bible exposition workshops across the country. She is also pursuing a M.A. at Meachum School of Haymanot and has contributed to two books: His Testimonies, My Heritage, Women of Color on the Word of God and Voices of Lament: Reflections on Brokenness and Hope in a World Longing for Justice.

She loves being with her family, traveling, and eating good ethnically diverse foods.

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Rebecca Richie
Rebecca RichieDirector of Student Resources
MLIS San Jose State University
M.Ed., Instructional Technology, Houston Baptist University
B.A., History, University of Texas

Rebecca taught History and English in a Classical School before moving to California. She took a break from the Education scene to work in coffee shops and restaurants before being hired by Eternity to teach the Writing workshop course and serve simultaneously as the Librarian.

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I signed up for an education, what I received was so much more. I was mentored and discipled by fellow students and staff who had been transformed by God’s incredible love and lived every aspect of their lives as a response to that love. The more I learned to study God’s Word, the more I grew in my relationship with Jesus. And the more I learned about God’s love for the world, the more I felt called to take up my part in making this great love known.

Jenn, Missionary in the Middle East & Europe