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Faculty
Chairman

Dr. Devereaux Lloyd

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Dr. Devereaux Lloyd is the Education Pastor at South Bay Pentecostal Church, the principal of South Bay Christian Academy, and an adjunct professor at a local Christian college. Though he has been working at the same church for more than 30 years, he also enjoys delving into other areas of ministry. For the local sheriff's department, he has been on the Advisory Committee, a Facility Chaplain, and he has served as the Assistant Chaplain Coordinator. For the county, he has served as a Volunteer In Probation (VIP program). He currently serves as the Chairman of Christian Service Training Institute. He has degrees in Mathematics (AA), Theology (BA), Masters in Organizational Leadership (MOL), and a Ph.D.  in Leadership Studies. His passion is ministry.

"Wisdom is the principal thing; therefore get wisdom: and with all thy getting get understanding." (Proverbs 4:7)


Vice-Chairman

Jacob Ellwood

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Rev. Jacob Ellwood, a graduate of Christian Life College and Christian Service Training Institute, is the Family Pastor at South Bay United Pentecostal Church. He enjoys many aspects of ministry but especially loving God and loving His people. As a bivocational minister, he has spent 27 years serving the citizens of California as a public servant.  He has been married for over 20 years to his wife, Sarah. Together, they are raising their four amazing children.


Secretary

George Nobbs

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Rev. George Nobbs was a member of the first graduating class of CSTI (1976), some 41 years ago. He recently retired from serving as the Associate Pastor at South Bay Pentecostal Church and has been the CSTI secretary for the past umpteen years. His passion for learning and his talent for administration serve him well as he seeks to fulfill the goal of seeing CSTI become the very best it can be.


Chancellor

Art Hodges

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Rev. Art Hodges lll has served as Senior Pastor of South Bay Pentecostal Church since 1984. A graduate of Apostolic Bible Institute, St. Paul, MN, where he continues to serve as Adjunct Professor to 3rd & 4th year students, since 1979 he has written and taught several of the courses at CSTI. He currently serves as Superintendent for the SoCal District of the United Pentecostal Church International, and as Chairman of the Creative Planning Committee for the General Board. He sits on the Board of Directors for Tupelo Children's Mansion, and serves as Pastoral Advisor for the UPCI Church Growth Department. He speaks at numerous churches, Conferences, and meetings across North America and around the world, and brings these qualities to the ministry of CSTI. He serves as the Chancellor of CSTI.


Academic Dean

Dr. Arlo Moehlenpah

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Dr. Moehlenpah’s educational experience includes a B.S., M.S. And D.Sc. in Chemical Engineering, from Washington University and the University of Minnesota and a Th. B., Apostolic Studies, Apostolic Bible Institute. He has taught chemistry at Macalester College, Wisconsin State University, and San Joaquin Delta College. He started a church in Stevens Point, Wisconsin and pastored in High Wycombe, England and has taught for over 40 years at Gateway College of Evangelism, Conquerors Bible College, Christian Life College and Apostolic Bible Institute. Having authored books such as Creation vs Evolution, Teaching with Variety and Manage Your Money or it will Manage You, he is a tremendous asset to CSTI. Dr. Moehlenpah and his wife, Jane, host the ministry Doing Good Ministries, found at 'www.doinggood.org'. They bring a wealth of experience and knowledge to the students. Dr. Moehlenpah serves as the Academic Dean of CSTI.


Adjunct Professor

Dr. Daniel Butler

Dr. Daniel Butler received a BS degree  in Biology from Purdue University, an MA in Biblical Studies from Vanguard University, and both MDiv and DMin degrees from Fuller Theological Seminary. He serves in the Office of Education and Endorsement for the UPCI, and he is the senior pastor at International Pentecostal Church in Bellflower, California.

We are privileged to have Dr. Butler as an adjunct faculty member, providing a wealth of information to our student body.

 


Instructor

Ed Simmons

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Ed Simmons earned an A.S. degree in Nuclear Medicine from George Washington University, a diploma in Theology from Christian Service Training Insitute in San Diego, California and a B.S. degree in Business Management from Christian Heritage College. He has served as associate pastor, senior pastor, instructor and vice-chairman of Christian Service Training Institute, and (with his wife, Mary) twelve years as a missionary to Thailand. He presently serves as Executive Associate Pastor at The Anchor Church in San Diego.


Adjunct Professor

Dr. David Norris

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Dr. David Norris earned a BA in Liberal Studies from Neumann University, an MA in Theological Studies from Palmer Theological Studies, and a Ph.D. in Religion from Temple University. He has many years of experience leading and teaching apostolic ministry at the post-secondary level.

 


Adjunct Professor

Bernard Elms

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Pastor Elms began his ministry under the leadership and instructions of the late David F. Gray.  After 25 years with him, he left to take over the pastorate in Los Angeles. During his tour of military duty in Washington D.C., he took two semesters of Koine Greek at the Washington Bible College. He has served the UPCI in several positions, including Presbyter in the Western District for 15 years and SoCal District Secretary for four years.  He recently retired as pastor of Harvest Tabernacle in Los Angeles after forty-five years of service. We are so thankful to have him and all his years of experience in teaching and ministry training.


Adjunct Professor

Johathan Cupoli

Jon Cupoli pastors a thriving church in El Monte, CA. He has served in many capacities in the SoCal District, and is currently the Presbyter of Section Two. Pastor Cupoli has long been a strong supporter of CSTI and recently joined the staff as an adjunct professor.


Adjunct Professor

Karl Sachs

There is now a Oneness Apostolic Church in Ontario, CA, thanks to the miracle-working power of the Lord Jesus through Pastor Karl Sachs. With an overwhelming passion for evangelism and soulwinning Pastor Sachs shared this call with the student body of CSTI. What a great addition he has proven to be. We look forward to his contageous desire for the lost being brought to the students.


Instructor

Jim Ghiloni

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Pastor Ghiloni shepherds the very church in which he was saved while serving in the U.S. Navy stationed here in San Diego. A great revival swept through Upper Room Pentecostal Church and he and several other members of his Seal Team were impacted and gave their hearts to God. He is a teacher with a true pastor's heart and enriches all who come beneath his teaching.


Instructor

Jim Davis

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Pastor James Davis has pastored for many years in Oceanside, CA, and is one of the longest tenured staff members of CSTI. He came aboard in the early 80's and has recently re-joined the faculty. He is a student of the Word par-excellence and an instructor second to none. His inclusion in the staff of CSTI is a tremendous addition.


Instructor

Glen Davidson

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Bro Davidson has been with us at CSTI for more than a decade.  He is a full time evangelist with the SoCal UPCI district, and serves as our District Prayer Coordinator.  He has pastored, taught in many churches, and has been a professor of history at Gateway Bible College (now Urshan College). Besides his work in the pulpit, he teaches church history seminars on the church level and more recently at San Diego State University.

He earned his M.A. at Bethel cum laude, specializing in Church History. His work there earned him a part in Who’s Who of American Students. His book on the Development of the Trinity has sold well with Pentecostal Publishing House, often being the top seller of the history/theology section. His new book, Jesus Matters, is the simple version of how the Trinity developed, with the addition of his testimony and the history of modern Pentecostalism.

He is a musician, loves children and young people, and has a sweet, wonderful wife, Nancy!


Instructor

Darin Sargent

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Michael Gonzales

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Pastor Gonzales is a noted educator and leader and Senior Pastor in the North Park area of San Diego. He is a great addition to the CSTI staff and we look forward to his great contribution.


Instructor

Anthony Blunk

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Instructor

Tom Durrance

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Pastor Tom Durrance, of Truevine Pentecostal Church in Temecula, California, has been a prime mover in CSTI's expanding to include on-line access, and no doubt will be instrumental in additional progressive improvements. Having just completed a great facility expansion, he is an excellent pastor and teacher and a tremendous asset in this ministry.


Instructor

Joe Marchese

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Instructor

Mark Stevenson

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Mark Stevenson pastors New Life Center in El Cajon, CA. As the grandson of one of our founders (Berl Stevenson), he brings a wealth of apostolic experience to his ministry. He is a great teacher and we are fortunate to have him aboard.


Instructor

Ezekiel Rodriguez

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We are thrilled to have Bro. Rodriguez as a new instructor. He is a pastor new to Section One and has so wonderfully jumped in to serve the pastors and saints by joining the CSTI team.


Instructor

Ron Sharp

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Brother Sharp brings extensive ministerial experience, having been in pastoral leadership for many years, and he has served as a foreign missionary. He is currently pursuing a doctorate in Ministry.


Instructor

John Lopez

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Pastor Lopez has been Senior Pastor at Spring Valley Pentecostal Church for the past 21 years, and has recently transitioned into Bishop. He is a graduate of Apostolic Bible Institute in St. Paul Minnesota and currently serves as the North American Missions Director for the SoCal District. He has been married to his wonderful wife Barbara Lopez for 30 years and has 3 children: John Paul, Jathan Philip, and Jana Pauline.


Instructor

Don Shephard

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