Mark Amunrud

Mark AmunrudAdjunct Instructor in Bible
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Bachelor of Science in Mathematics, Montana State University; Master of Church Music, Western Conservative Baptist Seminary Portland, Oregon; Master of Science, Industrial and Management Engineering, Montana State University.

Mark has been a high school math teacher, a college music professor, a software developer, president of a successful software company, and president of Montana Bible College. Mark now continues his work at MBC through teaching, serving on the Board of Directors, and volunteering his time for special projects. His passion and full-time pursuit is creation research. He is currently doing a precise experiment dealing with the speed of light to verify the amazing physics described in the creation account.

David Barnhart

Dave BarnhartAdjunct Instructor in Bible and Practical Theology
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Bachelor of Science in Secondary Education, St. Cloud State University, St. Cloud, Minnesota; Master of Divinity in Pastoral Studies, Western Conservative Baptist Seminary, Portland, Oregon; Master of Theology, Western Seminary, Portland, Oregon.

Dave is a pastor at Grace Bible Church in Bozeman. He has taught modular classes in Ukraine, Kenya, and Zambia as well as at Bible institutes in Montana and is a frequent camp and banquet speaker. He and his wife, Terry, have two sons and one daughter. Dave loves the outdoors, is an avid hunter, and enjoys gardening and reading.

Richard Bennett

Richard BennettAdjunct Instructor in General Education
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Bachelor of Arts in Accounting, Texas Lutheran College, Seguin, Texas; Certified Public Accountant in 1981.

Richard has participated in the economy in both the private and public sector. He served as an auditor in a CPA firm in Galveston, Texas (where he was born and raised), in local government and retail, and as an oil company technology consultant. He ran his own technology consulting firm in Houston, which he sold in 1994 to move with his family to Montana, where he joined a regional CPA and consulting firm. Richard has also worked as a customer support specialist and trainer for a local software company and, more recently, as business manager for Yellowstone Alliance Adventures, a non-profit Christian camp and conference center south of Bozeman. Now in semi-retirement, he provides business management and consulting services to ministries and non-profit organizations. Richard serves at Bozeman Evangelical Free Church as a deacon. He and his wife, Laura, have two grown sons. Richard enjoys golfing, fishing, and singing with Laura in the Bozeman Symphonic Choir and church choir.

Jim Carlson

Jim CarlsonAssociate Professor in Pastoral Studies and Pastoral Concentration Chair
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Bachelor of Arts in Pastoral Studies, Big Sky Bible College, Lewistown, Montana; Master of Arts in New Testament Language and Exegesis, Western Conservative Baptist Seminary, Portland, Oregon; Master of Theology, Western Seminary, Portland, Oregon.

In the 25 years prior to joining Montana Bible College in 2009, Jim was pastor of Lone Rock Bible Church in Montana’s Bitterroot Valley, executive director of the Rocky Mountain Bible Mission, and pastor of Community Bible Church of Fort Benton, Montana, and the Winifred (Montana) Community Bible Church. Jim served as president of Montana Bible College from 2009 – 2016. During that time, Jim also began pastoring Dry Creek Bible Church where he now serves with the majority of his time. Jim and his wife, Mary, have four grown sons.

JC

JCInstructor of Foreign and Domestic Field Ministry
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Master of Architecture, Montana State University – Bozeman; Biblical Studies, Montana Bible College; Full-time foreign-field worker, Christar; Additional studies in foreign field ministry and church-planting.

JC and his family served with ISI (International Students Inc.) for six years; he has been an active participant at the STOP (Summer Training Outreach Program), an accredited Summer-long Islamics study and Muslim outreach to Middle Eastern foreigners living in Clifton, NJ. He also does training seminars through Christar for short-term workers and internship students that are laboring to enter onto a foreign field. He has further lectured around the world on the topic of “Evangelism Outreach using Social Media on Foreign Fields.”

He and his family have served as church-planters in Ankara, Turkey since 2003. Throughout this time, he has served as a teaching elder at ABCI (Ankara Baptist Church International), team leader for their current church-plant, and as a teaching elder at Ankara Hope Church.

JC, with his wife and three children are currently living in Bozeman, MT on a medical furlough from the Turkey field with a desire to return to that work.

Mark Danielson

Mark Danielson
Click to e-mailAdjunct Instructor in Pastoral Studies

Bachelor of Science in Bible—Lancaster Bible College; Master of Arts in Ministry—Capital Seminary and Graduate School, Lanham, Maryland; Doctor of Philosophy in Leadership Studies—Capital Seminary, Lanham, Maryland.

Mark serves as the pastor of Wilsall Community Church in Wilsall, Montana. He is also an Adjunct Professor in the MAM/MDIV program at Capital Seminary in Lanham, Maryland. Mark served as Director of Mission Ministries at Rural Home Missionary Association (RHMA) in Morton, Illinois and 13 years as a pastor and deputy sheriff in Nebraska.
Mark and his wife, Cindy, have three grown biological children, five grandchildren, an adopted 12-year-old daughter and a 9-year-old foster-to-adopt son.

Micah Forsythe

Micah ForsytheAssistant Professor of Biblical Studies and Discipleship Director
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Bachelor of Science in Bible/Theology and Educational Ministries, Multnomah Bible College, Portland, Oregon; Masters in Curriculum and Instruction, Colorado Christian University.

Micah joined MBC in 2011. He grew up in Colorado and was a Supervising Manager at Recreational Equipment Inc. (REI). Then, in 2004, he and his wife moved to Montana where he took on the roles of Financial Director and Instructor at Montana Wilderness School of the Bible. In 2010, while still at MWSB, Micah co-founded Certain Truth Ministries. He has a passion for teaching and sharing God’s Word and enjoys other hobbies such as photography, backpacking, cycling, and most outdoor activities. Micah and his wife Christa have three young children.

Dan Gannon

Dan GannonAdjunct Instructor in Biblical Counseling
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Bachelor of Science in Chemistry, University of Wisconsin, Madison; Doctor of Medicine, Medical College of Wisconsin, Milwaukee. Board Certified in Orthopedic Surgery. Certified with the Association of Certified Biblical Counselors.

Dan practiced orthopedic surgery in Bozeman from 1989 to 2013, and is currently retired. He continues to lecture nationally on total joint replacement procedures. At Grace Bible Church, he serves as an elder and a lay counselor in the biblical counseling ministry. With his wife, Pam, he facilitates a biblical counseling forum and speaks at biblical counseling conferences. He and Pam have two grown sons. Dan enjoys hunting, hiking, skiing and travel.

Pam Gannon

Pam GannonAdjunct Instructor in Biblical Counseling
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Bachelor of Science in Chemistry and Biology, Calvin College, Grand Rapids, Michigan; Diploma in Registered Nursing, BMMC School of Nursing, Grand Rapids, Michigan; Master of Arts in Biblical Counseling, Faith Bible Seminary, Lafayette, Indiana. Certified with the Association of Certified Biblical Counselors.

Pam worked as an RN clinical specialist in Surgical Critical Care and studied medicine for two years at Michigan State University prior to marrying her husband, Dan. She taught a number of Bible studies and women’s seminars in her role as a women’s ministry leader, while homeschooling their two sons. She has served as a lay counselor in the Biblical Counseling Ministry at Grace Bible Church in Bozeman since 2000. Pam enjoys hospitality, hiking and horseback riding in the mountains around Bozeman.

Bryan Hughes

Bryan HughesAdjunct Instructor in New Testament Studies
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Bachelor of Arts in New Testament Greek and Theology, Moody Bible Institute, Chicago, Illinois; Master of Arts in Exegetical Theology, Western Conservative Baptist Seminary, Portland, Oregon; Doctor of Ministry, Trinity Theological Seminary, Newburgh, Indiana.

Bryan is senior pastor of Grace Bible Church in Bozeman. He and his wife, Bev, have three children. Bryan enjoys hunting, reading, and playing basketball. Bryan has taught a modular class at a Bible college in the Ukraine.

Danny Johnson

Danny JohnsonDean of Students and Instructor in Bible and Apologetics
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Bachelor of Arts in History, Montana State University; Bacherlor of Arts in Biblical Studies, Montana Bible College; Pursuing a Master of Arts in Christian Apologetics, Biola University, La Mirada, California.

Danny is a native of Bozeman. After studying music and history at Montana State University, he lived abroad for five years, teaching English in Italy, Thailand, Japan, and Nepal. While teaching in Italy, Danny met another English teacher, Kate (from England), who became his wife. They now have a young daughter.

Danny sings at his local church, loves reading in general, especially apologetics, and enjoys hiking, going to hot springs, and traveling.

Jim Keena

Jim KeenaAdjunct Instructor in Bible
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Bachelor of Arts in Pastoral Studies, Arizona College of the Bible, Phoenix, Arizona; Master of Arts in Ministry, Moody Graduate School, Chicago, Illinois; additional post-graduate studies at Trinity Evangelical Divinity School, Deerfield, Illinois.

Since 2008, Jim has served as the Senior Pastor of the Evangelical Free Church of Bozeman. Previously he was Senior Pastor of Siloam Springs Bible Church in Arkansas and an Associate Pastor of Long Grove Community Church in Illinois. Jim and his wife, Kim, have seven children and four grandchildren.

Alan Miller

Alan MillerAdjunct Instructor in Physical Education
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Bachelor of Science in Construction Engineering Technology, Montana State University, Bozeman, Montana; pursuing a Master of Biblical Studies at Masters College, Santa Clarita, California.

Alan has spent the bulk of his adult life involved in all phases of construction. Since 2007, he and his wife, Kelley, have owned and operated the Manhattan Athletic Club in Manhattan, Montana, where Alan is a Level 1 certified Crossfit trainer. Alan and Kelley have three grown children, and they enjoy the outdoors and spending time with their family.

Scott Morningstar

Scott MorningstarAdjunct Instructor in Missions
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Bachelor of Arts in Biblical Education, Columbia International University (formally Columbia Bible College), Columbia, South Carolina, with additional studies in Cross Cultural Communication and Evangelism at Trinity Evangelical Divinity School, Deerfield, Illinois. Coursework toward a Masters Degree in Native American Studies from Montana State University.

Scott, along with his wife Sherri, were missionaries with North American Indian Ministries for 22 years, church planting in Saskatchewan, Canada and Washington state. Scott and Sherri have three grown children. Scott enjoys camping and hunting as well as most outdoor activities and sports, with football and hockey being his favorites.

Jeremy Sauskojus

Jeremy SauskojusAdjunct Instructor in Worship Music and Writing
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Bachelor of Science in English Education, Montana State University; Master of Arts in Religion and Worship, Liberty Theological Seminary, Lynchburg, Virginia.

Jeremy has served since 1995 as worship pastor at Grace Bible Church in Bozeman. He and his wife, Lori, have two children. Jeremy enjoys spending time with his family, writing music, leading corporate worship gatherings, playing sports, and speaking at Solid Rock Bible Camp in Alaska.

Blake Shaw

Blake ShawAdjunct Instructor in Biblical Counseling
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Bachelor of Arts in Bible Theology, Moody Bible Institute, Chicago, Illinois; Master of Arts in Biblical Counseling, Master’s College, Santa Clarita, California.

Blake has served since 1990 as an associate pastor at Grace Bible Church in Bozeman. He and his wife, Dominique, have three children. Blake enjoys reading, sightseeing, yard work and most sports. He is also a high school basketball referee.

Louise Turner

Louise TurnerRegistrar, Associate Professor in General Education
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Bachelor of Science in Business, Montana State University; Master of Arts in History, Montana State University.

Louise Turner is well known in the Gallatin Valley for her ground-breaking work in classical Christian education. In 1995, Louise led a group of interested parents in creating Petra Academy. Louise served as administrator of Petra for thirteen years and taught history at the secondary level for nine years. She was also privileged to be part of the founding of the women’s Bible Study Fellowship class in Bozeman, serving as a substitute teaching leader for seven years. Louise and her husband, Tim, have three adult children.

Ryan Ward

Ryan WardAssociate Professor in Practical Theology and President of Montana Bible College
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Bachelor of Arts in Biblical Studies with a Pastoral Emphasis from Montana Bible College. Master of Arts in Biblical and Theological Studies from Western Seminary in Portland, Oregon.

Ryan served as Associate Pastor at Manhattan Bible Church from 1998-2007, overseeing high school and junior high youth ministries, worship, leadership development, and administration. He has served at MBC since 2007 in administrative roles of recruitment and church relations before transitioning to the presidency in 2017. His teaching includes Family Development, Biblical Peacemaking, Applied Bible Study Methods, Homiletics, and various books of the Bible. Ryan and his wife, Andrea, have two children. He loves spending time with his wife and children, and he also enjoys recreational activities and hobbies including woodworking, basketball, hunting, fishing and backpacking.

Ann Ward-Turner

Ann Ward-TurnerAdjunct Instructor in Children’s Ministries
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Diploma in Bible and Theology, Montana Institute of the Bible, Billings, Montana; Bachelor of Religious Education, Big Sky Bible College, Lewistown, Montana.

Ann has served in Christian education ministries since 1973 and was a pastor’s wife for 25 years. She and her late husband Ron have three children and five grandchildren. Ann married Art Turner in 2010, and together they continue in teaching and discipleship ministries as well as overseas missions. Ann enjoys leading Bible studies, teaching Sunday School, entertaining in her home, baking, gardening and loving her family.

Dan Wielenga

Dan WielengaInstructor in Outdoor Discipleship
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Bible Certificate from Montana Wilderness School of the Bible; Bachelor of Arts in Biblical Studies, Montana Bible College, Bozeman,Montana; Master of Arts in Biblical and Theological Studies from Western Seminary, Portland, Oregon.

Dan grew up in Michigan where he greatly enjoyed easy access to a number of outdoor opportunities: canoeing, snowmobiling, backpacking and sailing. Dan worked for Yellowstone Alliance Adventures from 2004 to 2006, assisting with maintenance and developing a wilderness program that involved backpacking trips and residential tent camps. He has worked construction since then framing higher-end custom homes. Dan and his wife, Kimberly, have three children. Dan has ministered to the Grace Bible Church youth group since 2005.

Brad Wright

Brad WrightAdjunct Instructor in General Education

Bachelor of Science in Engineering, Montana State University, Bozeman, Montana; Master of
Science in Engineering, Pennsylvania State University, State College, Pennsylvania; Doctor of
Philosophy in Engineering, Pennsylvania State University.

Brad has worked in the aerospace scientific and consumer products industries as a design engineer and product developer. He has founded or co-founded several companies, authored a number of articles, manuscripts and monograph chapters, and holds several domestic and international patents. Brad has also taught at the university level in agriculture, mechanical engineering, industrial engineering, civil engineering and architecture. Brad has taught part time at Montana Bible College since 2012.