BOARD OF DIRECTORS

Harlan Durgan

Vice Chairman

Diploma, Montana Institute of the Bible, Billings; Bachelor of Biblical Literature, Seattle Pacific College. Graduate studies in Christian Education, Seattle Pacific College.

Harlan has served in three pastoral roles. He retired in 2016 from Living Hope Church in Livingston, Montana, after 41 years as the senior pastor. Harlan also served at Seattle Bible Institute as both registrar and a teacher. He was on the Board of Directors for the Seattle Bible Institute and Big Sky Bible College prior to serving for many years on the Montana Bible College board. He and his wife, Alma, have been married since 1976.

Ken Fenno

Board Secretary-Treasurer

Bachelor of Science in Business, Montana State University.

Ken currently serves as CEO of the Manhattan Bank chain. He and his wife, Barb, have three children and ten grandchildren. Ken is a member of Manhattan Bible Church, where he has served as an elder for many years. Ken enjoys reading and is learning to play the fiddle. Ken has served on the Montana Bible College Board of Directors since its founding in 1987.

Jim Fordyce

A business graduate of the Ohio State University, Jim served in the US Army as a basic training drill instructor. He has been a private investor in numerous businesses and currently serves as lead investor and Chairman of the Board of a Kansas City based manufacturer.

During his 45-year journey with the Lord Jesus Christ Jim has been very involved with the Navigators Business/Professional Ministry, served for 25 years as an elder at his former church in Kansas City and since 2013 as an elder at Mountain View Chapel in Twin Bridges, MT where he resides with his wife, Linda. Jim has also served on the Board of Directors of a 1,200 student K-12 Christian school in Memphis, TN. He taught basic business and leadership at the Hanoi School of Business in Viet Nam as part of a missions program.

William Grinder

Board Chairman

Bachelor of Arts, Elementary Education, Montana State University.

William has been the pastor of the Cardwell Community Church since 1997. He enjoys serving in this rural setting with his wife, Julie. They have four daughters. William served as an elementary classroom teacher for several years at Heritage Christian School in Bozeman and later taught in Ankara, Turkey. His training in ministry has primarily been “hands-on,” and included a one-year pastoral internship at Grace Bible Church in Bozeman.

Jamy Landis

Jamy LandisBachelor of Science in Chemistry, Eastern University. Currently pursuing Masters of Divinity in Bible and Theology, Trinity Theological Seminary, Newburgh, Indiana.

Jamy currently serves as Executive Director of Big Sky Bible Camp and Conference Center in Bigfork, MT. He and his wife, Lisa have five girls and a boy. Jamy grew up in Eastern Pennsylvania where he came to know Christ at a summer camp, and his wife, Lisa, was raised in Bonner’s Ferry, Idaho. They met while serving at Victory Bible Camp in Sutton, Alaska. Jamy and his family attend Grace Church in Kalispell.  He enjoys anything outdoors and spending time with his family. Jamy has been involved in full time ministry since 2002.

Ryan Ward

Ryan WardPresident 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.