Simi Valley Faculty

This page lists our faculty members who teach at our Simi Valley campus. To see all of our faculty, click here.


 

Josh Buck
M.A. in Ministry (in process), Antioch School of Church Planting and Leadership Development
Bachelor of Biblical Studies, Eternity Bible College

Josh is currently pastor of a multi-ethnic church called Antioch City Church of Los Angeles. Before moving to L.A. Josh was a Behavioral Therapist working with high & low functioning children diagnosed with Autism, taught at Africa Renewal University in Uganda, and was a youth pastor at EVFree, Camarillo. Since moving to L.A. his church has started a public non-profit called AMP Los Angeles for urban youth to learn film-making & an initiative called TRIBE; that explores issues of race, ethnicity, and economic flourishing for all people.

Josh is husband to Sarswatie and father to Aahana, Anaia, & Azariah.

Brian Colmery
Th.M., The Master’s Seminary
M.Div., The Master’s Seminary
B.S., UCLA

Brian Colmery lives in West Los Angeles with his wife Chrissie and their two kids, Quinn and Weston.  He met Scott Mehl (also an Eternity professor) at the Master’s Seminary and the two of them planted Shoreline Church in 2005.  In 2011, Shoreline merged with another local church to become Cornerstone West LA.  Brian serves as an elder and oversees corporate worship and preaching.  His outside interests include music and freshly roasted, properly brewed coffee.

Ernesto Duke
M.A., Western Seminary (in process)
B.B.S., Eternity Bible College

Ernesto is passionate about intersecting culture and the “multi” Church. Most recently he was a part of the core leadership at Living Stones Piedras Vivas LA in Canoga Park, CA. At Piedras Vivas Ernesto served as a worship pastor and also assisted in teaching, discipleship and community development. Before helping start Piedras Vivas in 2011, Ernesto lived as a missionary at Door of Faith Orphanage in La Misión, BC, MX. Ernesto hopes to one day make the rich education from Eternity Bible College available to the Latino Church, both foreign and domestic. Outside of his studies, Ernesto enjoys surfing, snowboarding, skateboarding and anything else that involves a board and the risk of a possible concussion.

Ernesto has been married to Renae since March, 2011. Ernesto and Renae have 2 sons, Finehas James and Amos León.

Joshua Grauman
M.Div., The Master’s Seminary
M.S., Electrical Engineering, Cal Poly, San Luis Obispo
B.S., Computer Engineering, Cal Poly, San Luis Obispo

Josh grew up with a love for everything electrical. In college, God changed Josh’s passions and so after finishing his master’s degree in engineering, he came to Souther California to get his M.Div. Josh has been serving as a pastor since 2003 and teaching at Eternity Bible College since 2005. The biggest blessing came in 2004 in marrying Melody, who loves caring for people in the neighborhood, including their two beautiful daughters and their foster children. Currently, Josh is excited to be church planting in South LA, caring for the lowly and showing them the hope of the gospel. Josh also loves robotics, programming (Bible software), languages (Hebrew, Greek, and Spanish), and studying and teaching through as many books of the Bible as he is able.

Tim Hardy
Bio Forthcoming

Chris Hay
M.Div., Grace Theological Seminary 
B.A., Biblical Studies/Biblical Languages, Grace College 
Diploma, Bible/Theology/Greek, Moody Bible Institute

Chris grew up as a pastor’s kid. He served in the pastorate for over 20 years, both in associate and senior roles, before coming to EBC. He is passionate about seeing people live out a radical life-changing commitment to Jesus, and he is deeply burdened for the spiritual health of pastors. He and his wife Dawn are the founders and directors of Zarephath Ministries (ZarMin.org) which provides spiritual retreats for pastors. His hobbies include reading (history, biography, Puritans, mystics), woodworking, and being in God’s glorious creation. He and Dawn homeschooled their two amazing children.

Daniel Jansson
M.Div., Talbot School of Theology
B.A., Philosophy, California State University, Fullerton

Daniel is husband to Crista and father to Chloe and Jack. He pastors Imago Dei Church, a recent church plant in Downey, CA. He previously served at Southland Christian Church in Bell, CA. The Jansson family desires to see Jesus proclaimed in the south east cities of LA, one of the most population dense and diverse areas in the whole country!

In his free time, Daniel loves reading, playing basketball and drinking really snobbish coffee.

Chris Kottre
M.Div., The Master’s Seminary
B.A., University he refuses to admit to

Chris serves as the Director of Student Life and an Associate Professor at Eternity. Prior to that he was an Associate Pastor at Cornerstone Community Church of Moorpark from 2004-2016, where he oversaw community groups, adult education and student ministries. He interned at Cornerstone Simi from 2000 – 2004, before moving on to help plant Cornerstone Moorpark in 2004.

Spencer MacCuish
M.Div., The Master’s Seminary
B.A., English, The Master’s University

Spencer MacCuish served on staff (summers) at Hume Lake Christian Camps from 1991-98. During that time (1995-99), he also worked in the public school system where he taught English and History and coached volleyball. While teaching, he also served as a youth pastor before joining the staff at Eternity. Spencer currently serves as the Vice President of Academics.

Doug Main
Th.M., The Master’s Seminary
M.Div., The Master’s Seminary
B.S., Business and Administration, University of Missouri Columbia

Doug Main currently serves as the Pastor of Cornerstone Church in Santa Clarita. Prior to his current ministry he served as the Junior High Minister of Grace Community Church, the Pastor to College Students of Hallsville Baptist Church of Hallsville, Missouri, and Co-Pastor of Calvary Baptist Church of Lamar, Missouri. Doug is an avid sports fan and enjoys spending time with his wife Francesca and their five children. His teaching emphases include the Gospel of Mark, the Book of Romans, and Titus, along with several other subjects.

Dr. Jon Marshall
Ph.D., Theological Studies (New Testament), Trinity Evangelical Divinity School
M.Div., Talbot School of Theology
B.A., UCLA

Jon lives in Culver City with his wife and three little children. They’re trying to plant a new church and enjoying watching God do amazing things. Jon loves to teach people about Jesus and how to live and communicate his message today. Jon enjoys playing with his children, dating his wife, playing volleyball, surfing, walking, hiking, and spending time with people.

Ryan McGladdery
M.Div., Fuller Theological Seminary 
B.A., Political Science, Point Loma Nazarene University

Before coming to Simi Valley, Ryan spent two years teaching classes at International School Tegucigalpa in Tegucigalpa, Honduras. Ryan is a pastor at heart and has a passion for building up the church and training future leaders. Ryan and his wife, Nicole, have one son.

Dr. Scott Mehl
D.Min., Southern Baptist Theological Seminary 
M.Div., The Master’s Seminary 
B.A., Sociology/Religion, California Lutheran University

After four years of college ministry, Scott planted Shoreline Church in West Los Angeles along with Brian Colmery. In 2011 Shoreline merged with First Baptist Church of West LA to form Cornerstone Church of West LA where Scott continues to love and live with the people he shepherds.  Scott’s passions include teaching, preaching, counseling, discipling, and reaching out to the lost in West LA. Scott has been married to Lara since 2003 and has four children. More than anything, he simply enjoys being with people, and getting to watch as the gospel transforms their (and his) lives.

Paul Moomjean
Bio Forthcoming

Todd Nighswonger
M.Div., The Master’s Seminary
B.S., Mathematics, Montana State University

Todd has been serving in the pastorate for eight years in student ministries. He spent six years serving in Cheyenne, Wyoming. He previously served as the High School Pastor and Executive Pastor at Cornerstone Community Church, where he now serves as the Teaching Pastor.

Jon Noyes
M.A. in Christian Apologetics, Biola University
B.A. in Criminal Justice, American University, Washington D.C.

Jonathan serves as the Community Pastor at Living Oaks Church in Newbury Park, CA where he has an emphasis in apologetics, evangelism, and discipleship. He grew up in Plymouth, MA and attended American University in Washington, DC where he studied criminal justice and earned a masters degree in Christian Apologetics from Biola University. Jon brings a unique perspective to ministry and teaching having worked in the legal field for ten years before entering full time ministry. Perhaps what’s more though is that Jon spent the majority of his life as an atheist, arguing against the existence of God. Due to his past Jonathan is passionate about sharing the gospel message and raising up young leaders. He lives in Newbury Park with his wife and four daughters.

Devin Smith
Ph.D., Education, Talbot Theological Seminary (in process)
M.Div., The Master’s Seminary
B.A., Theology, The Master’s University

Upon graduation from seminary, Devin worked as a math teacher and science department chair at Grace Brethren High School in Simi Valley. He left Grace Brethren in 2009 to start Beacon Hill Classical Academy in Camarillo, California. Since then, he has taught at every level and served as headmaster, board member, and academic dean. His favorite part of the job, however, is teaching the Bible in chapel every day. The school is now K-8 and is looking to start a high school program.

Devin’s interests include preaching and teaching the Bible, biblical languages, Latin, reading, and camping. Amy, his wife of almost 15 years, is also a teacher at Beacon Hill. They have four children and one spry Border Collie. They are members of Christ Church Santa Clarita.

Joshua Walker
M.Div., The Master’s Seminary
M.S., Mechanical Engineering, UCLA 
B.S., Engineering, Caltech (California Institute of Technology)

Joshua Walker was a Mechanical Engineer working in the aerospace industry for eight years from 1995-2003. During that time he served at Rolling Hills Covenant Church in Rolling Hills, California in many leadership roles (deacon, elder, committee chairman, Bible instructor). With a passion to serve Christ more, he entered seminary in 2001 and began to pursue whatever ministry God intended for him. He is currently blessed to be serving as the President of Eternity Bible College.

Chris Woznicki
Ph.D. Systematic Theology, Fuller Theological Seminary (in process)
M.A. Theology, Fuller Theological Seminary
B.A. Philosophy, UCLA

Chris serves as the college Life Group Director at the Church at Rocky Peak and is on the board of “Equipping the Church International,” an organization that provides theological training for under-resourced pastors in Latin America. With a heart for mission, discipleship, and academics he sees his call as “equipping the Church for the sake of mission.” He is working on his PhD in Systematic Theology at Fuller Theological Seminary. He is interested in analytic theology, the theology of Jonathan Edwards, and the study of the synoptic gospels. He enjoys spending time with his wife and daughter. On his spare time you can find him reading, writing, working out for obstacle course races, or hanging out at Starbucks.