SCS FACULTY LISTING
Bible and Theology
WARD CROCKER D.MIN.
Professor of Philosophy and Apologetics
JAMES I. FAZIO TH.M., D.MIN.
Academic Dean, Professor of Biblical Studies
J. HACK III, M.B.A., D.MIN.
DMin Program Coordinator, Professor of Applied Ministry
Dr. Joseph Hack is the Doctor of Ministry Program Coordinator at Southern California Seminary. He also serves as Professor of Applied Ministry, specializing in stewardship and leadership. Dr. Hack retired from active duty with the United States Navy after 21 years of commissioned service and currently serves as the Executive Pastor of Westside Community Church in Chula Vista, California. Dr. Hack has served as an educator for more than 20 years since military retirement in both the public and private sectors. His first instructional appointment was as an adjunct instructor of management at the University of California San Diego Extension College. In 2004 Dr. Hack entered private Christian higher education and has taught undergraduate and graduate courses in biblical studies, systematic theology, and applied/practical ministry before accepting the appointment as the Doctor of Ministry Program Coordinator at Southern California Seminary… SEE FULL BIO & EDUCATION
Margaret Hill, MACC, D.Min. Cand.
MACC Program Coordinator, Assistant Professor of Christian Counseling
Margaret Hill is the Master of Arts in Christian Counseling Program Coordinator at Southern California Seminary. She also serves as the Academic Advisor and Assistant to the Dean for the Bible and Theology Program. Margaret has 18 years of experience teaching and training in various church and academic settings throughout the United States and is active in Christian Counseling in the local church and parachurch ministries. She is the author of 22 women’s Bible studies used in churches nationally and internationally. She received her Bachelor of Arts in Biblical Studies and Master of Arts in Christian Counseling from Southern California Seminary and is currently in the Doctor of Ministry Program at the Seminary… SEE FULL BIO & EDUCATION
H. WAYNE HOUSE TH.D., J.D.
H. Wayne House serves as a visiting lecturer at SCS, contributing to the classroom primarily in the Master of Theology (ThM) and Doctor of Ministry (DMin) programs. He is recognized as a leading evangelical scholar and prolific author, having authored, co-authored, or edited nearly forty books and more than 100 journal and magazine publications, in addition to contributions to dictionaries, encyclopedias, study Bibles, and commentaries…. SEE FULL BIO & EDUCATION
JEREMY LYON PH.D.
Adjunct Professor of Creation Studies
CORY M. MARSH PH.D.
Professor of New Testament
JEREMIAH MUTIE TH.M., PH.D.
Professor of Theology and Church History
GINO PASQUARIELLO ED.D., D.MIN.
Dr. Gino Pasquariello is the Provost and Chief Academic Officer at Southern California Seminary, El Cajon, CA. He also serves as professor of research, education, and applied biblical studies. Dr. Pasquariello received his Master of Arts in Theological Studies from Bethel Seminary, Doctor of Education in Higher Education Leadership from Azusa Pacific University, and Doctor of Ministry degree from Southern California Seminary. His research emphases include transformative learning, theological education and Christian formation, and applied theology for ministry… SEE FULL BIO & EDUCATION
DIRK VAN PROYEN TH.M., D.MIN.
Professor of Homiletics
SOHRAB RAMTIN TH.M., D.MIN.
Professor of Intercultural Studies
JOHN J. YEO TH.M., PH.D.
Professor of Old Testament
ELIZABETH ELENWO PH.D., PSY.D.
Dean of Behavioral Sciences
Dr. Elizabeth Elenwo is the Dean of the Graduate School of Behavior Sciences and a professor in the behavioral science program at Southern California Seminary (SCS). She also currently works at San Diego Christian College (SDCC) as assistant professor and at Pastoral Care facilitating domestic violence groups in SD. Prior to working at SCS Elizabeth was the deputy director of the Phoenix House in San Diego. Elizabeth was born in Nigeria, and has lived in Scotland and England, where she did her early Undergraduate and Postgraduate studies. After moving to the United States in 1982 she received her Ph.D. from USIU. Elizabeth then came to Southern California Seminary and completed both her MACM and MACP… SEE FULL BIO & EDUCATION
SAMUEL LEE PH.D. (ABD)
L.A. Site Director
JUDITH KAYE LAWRENCE PSY.D.
Professor of Psychology
JENNIFER S. EWING MLIS, M.A., M.A.
Nalani Hilderman, MA, PhD (ABD)
Adjunct Professor of American History
Nalani Hilderman is an Adjunct Professor teaching U.S. history and government. She is also a professor at San Diego Christian College. She is a graduate of Christian Heritage College and Baylor University with degrees in American History and is in her final year as a doctoral student in the Helms School of Government at Liberty University. Her Ph.D. will be in public policy with an emphasis on social policy. Her research interests are American religious history, women’s history, post-WWII social history, Christianity in the public square, and Natural Law. Nali worked in Washington, D.C., during the Bush Administration at two small Christian non-profits. Now back in San Diego, she enjoys reading and being outdoors as much as possible… SEE FULL BIO & EDUCATION
David Hillaker, M.S.
Adjunct Professor of Natural Science
David Hillaker is an adjunct professor at SCS, teaching various science courses. He graduated from Biola University with a Bachelor of Science in Biochemistry, and then completed a Master of Science in Biology at the Institute for Creation Research. He has taught in the Science Department at San Diego Christian College for over 20 years, 13 of those years as the Science Department Chair. He has been married to his wife, Dianna, for over 25 years, and has one son, Daniel. David is also a member of Hill Country Community Church in Lakeside where he serves as an elder and head usher.
MONA HSU MLA, MA
Adjunct Professor of Fine Art
Ron Barnes, Th.M. Ph.D.
Ronald Barnes lived the fruitful life of a minister of the Gospel, having served as a professor of Biblical Studies first at San Diego Christian College (1991-2009) and afterwards at Southern California Seminary (2009-2017). Over that same period he ministered as a teaching elder at Grace Fellowship of San Diego, before accepting the role of Pastor at Casa de Oro Baptist Church in Spring Valley, CA.
Ron received his BA in Biblical Studies from SDCC, his Th.M from Dallas Theological Seminary, and his Ph.D in Systematic Theology from SCBC&S. In 2017 Ron stepped into the presence of the Lord to receive his Hero’s Welcome.
GARY COOMBS D.MISS.
Dr. Gary Coombs has been the President of Southern California Seminary since 1996 in El Cajon, CA. In addition he has also served as Missions Pastor of Shadow Mountain Community Church since 1988. He is responsible for shepherding the more than 120 missionary families of Shadow Mountain as well as for the training and preparation of new missionaries. In the past he has planted Southeast Asian churches and coordinated refugee resettlement in San Diego County. Dr. Coombs has served in full-time ministry for over forty years and holds doctorate degrees from both Southern California Seminary in El Cajon and Western Seminary in Portland, Oregon… SEE FULL BIO & EDUCATION
CHUCK EMERT TH.M., D.MIN.
GEORGE HARE TH.M., D.MIN.
Fletcher Hills Bible Church of El Cajon founded Fletcher Hills Bible College as an extension ministry in 1970. The four-year college began with a class of eight students, and the first Bachelor of Arts degrees were awarded in the spring of 1973. The college was restructured in 1976 as a nonprofit corporation with the name Southern California Bible College. In 1978 the college moved to the facilities of College Avenue Baptist Church in San Diego. Dr. George Hare was called to be president of SCBC in 1979… SEE FULL BIO & EDUCATION
DAVID JEREMIAH TH.M., D.DIV.
Dr. David Jeremiah, is Chancellor for SCS, founder of Turning Point Radio and Television Ministries and senior pastor of Shadow Mountain Community Church, felt God’s calling on his life at a very early age. Born February 13, 1941 in Toledo, Ohio, Dr. Jeremiah was raised in a family deeply committed to ministry. At the age of eleven, Dr. Jeremiah and his family moved to Dayton, Ohio where his father, Dr. James T. Jeremiah, was the Pastor of Emmanuel Baptist Church, and in 1953 became the President of Cedarville College in Cedarville, Ohio… SEE FULL BIO & EDUCATION