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



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



Dr. Gino Pasquariello is the Provost and Chief Academic Officer at Southern California Seminary, El Cajon, CA. He is a regular speaker in the areas of higher education accreditation, assessment, and institutional effectiveness, and serves as a consultant for many Christian colleges and seminaries across the country. He currently teaches in the areas of Christian education, organizational leadership, and research methodologies. Dr. Pasquariello received his M.A. in Theological Studies from Bethel Seminary, and his Ed.D. in Higher Education Leadership from Azusa Pacific University… SEE FULL BIO & EDUCATION


Dean of Bible and Theology

James Fazio has been in the field of education for most of his life. Beginning in the public sector, James taught as a para-educator for the San Diego Unified City School District, working with special education students at Alexander Graham Bell Middle School (1995-2000) and afterwards Junipero Serra High (2000-2005). In 2010 James entered private Christian higher education, teaching undergraduate courses in biblical studies. In the next year, James accepted the position as Dean of the College at SCS. In 2015 his responsibilities expanded to include oversight of all undergraduate and graduate biblical studies programs at Southern California Seminary… SEE FULL BIO & EDUCATION


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


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