FULL-TIME FACULTY

Micah Forsythe

Micah ForsytheAssociate Professor

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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.

Andre Gazal

Vice President of Academic Affairs

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Bachelor of Arts in History from Asbury College, Wilmore, Kentucky; Master of Divinity from Reformed Theological Seminary, Orlando, Florida; Doctor of Philosophy in Historical Theology from Trinity Evangelical Divinity School, Deerfield, Illinois.

Andre has served as the assistant project editor for the Reformation Commentary on Scripture, and as an adjunct professor of church history at Nicolet Bible Institute and North Greenville University. He also taught at Trinity Evangelical Divinity School and Central Baptist Theological Seminary. Previously, he was professor of historical and systematic theology at Northland International University in Dunbar, Wisconsin, and academic dean of Eucon International College in Saipan, Commonwealth of the Northern Marianas Islands. A specialist in the English Reformation, Andre is the author of Scripture and Royal Supremacy in Tudor England: The Use of Old Testament Historical Narrative and editor of Defending the Faith: John Jewel and the
Elizabethan Church. Most recently he published Believer’s Baptism in Cromwellian Ireland:
Thomas Patient and his Doctrine of Baptism. Additionally, he has contributed to the
Encyclopedia of Martin Luther and the Reformation and the Encyclopedia of Christianity in the
United States. Andre has furthermore published numerous articles and essays on the theology of
the English Reformers. He ministered as interim preacher at Dunbar Community Bible Church in Dunbar, Wisconsin. Andre, his wife, Agata, and son, George, come to us from Dunbar, Wisconsin. Andre enjoys spending time with them as well as reading and taking walks.

Danny Johnson

Assistant Professor of Bible & Apologetics, General Ministries Chair

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Bachelor of Arts in History, Montana State University; Bachelor 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.

Louise Turner

Registrar, 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.

Dan Wielenga

Instructor 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.