SCS Leadership

The administrative leadership of SCS responsible for the long-range strategic planning and daily management of the seminary.

Photo of Dr. Gary Coombs Ph.D., D.Miss.

Dr. Gary Coombs Ph.D., D.Miss.

President

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.…

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Dr. Elizabeth Elenwo Ph.D., Psy.D.

Dean of the Graduate School of Behavior 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.…

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Dr. James I. Fazio Th.M., D.Min.

Dean of Bible and Theology / Professor of Biblical Studies

James Fazio is an alumnus of Southern California Seminary, where he currently serves as Dean of Bible and Theology. James has been in the field of education for most of his life, beginning as a para-educator for the San Diego Unified City School District, teaching English and History courses at Bell Middle School (1995-2000) and at Serra High School (2000-2005).…

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Dr. Bob Freiberg Th.M, D. Min, USN-ret.

Dean of Admissions Service / Professor

Dr. Freiberg is the Dean of Admissions Services and a full-time faculty member. His passion is to teach students who want to know how to serve and minister in the local church as well as take our message of Christ’s truth and salvation to a dysfunctional world. He is a retired Navy Chaplain with 27 years of service with Marines, Submarines, Air Wings, Ships and Navy SEALs during peace and at war. 

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Dr. Joseph R. Miller D.Min.

Dean of Online Learning & Instructional Technology / Professor of Applied Theology & Leadership

Dr. Miller is currently Dean of Online Learning & Instructional Technology and Professor of Applied Theology & Leadership. Dr. Miller has a diverse educational background earning his B.A.E. from the Pennsylvania State University, M.Div from Oral Roberts University, and D.Min from Biola University and most recently finished an M.A.S.R. from SCS. Joe is currently pursing his PhD in ethics..…

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Dr. Gino Pasquariello Ed.D.

Provost & Chief Academics Officer

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.…