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 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… SEE FULL BIO & EDUCATION

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

Dean of Bible and Theology

Dr. James Fazio is the Dean of Bible and Theology at Southern California Seminary. He also serves as Professor of Biblical Studies, specializing in hermeneutics and New Testament literature. James has served as an educator in both public and private sectors, beginning 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, before accepting the position of Dean of the College at SCS in 2011. 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

Southern California Seminary | On Campus or Online Bible Seminary


We would like to invite you to join our SCS Connect newsletter to stay up-to-date with the latest happenings on campus:

  • Free Monthly Workshops
  • Faculty Published Works
  • Available Library Resources
  • Community Involvement
  • And so much more…

We use cookies to ensure a quality experience. You can change permissions anytime on your browser. Otherwise, we assume you are content to continue.