FULL-TIME FACULTY

director of discipleship

Micah Forsythe

Associate 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. Masters of Arts in Biblical and Theological Studies from Western Seminary, Portland, Oregon.

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.

vice president of academic affairs

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 edited John Jewel’s Apology of the Church of England and George Carleton’s Jurisdiction Regal, Episcopal, Papal. Before that 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.

professor of biblical and theological studies

David Hockman

Professor of Biblical and Theological Studies

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Bachelor of Arts in Bible, Bob Jones University, Greenville, SC; Master of Divinity, Calvary Baptist Theological Seminary, Lansdale, PA; Master of Theology, Calvary Baptist Theological Seminary, Lansdale, PA; Currently completing his Doctorate in Ministry, Trinity Evangelical Divinity School, Deerfield, IL.

David grew up in a Christian home in Bucks County, Pennsylvania. He met his wife, Debbi, while attending Bible College. They have three adult children. After seminary, David taught at Maranatha Baptist University for 14 years. In 2015 God directed him back to Pennsylvania where he became the Family Pastor at Calvary Bible Church. In 2019 David transitioned back into the college scene as the Director of the Gap Semester at Lancaster Bible College. David has a passion for teaching and shepherding! His family loves to go camping together, and he also enjoys running, gardening, and golf.
registrar

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.

president of montana bible college

Ryan Ward

President of Montana Bible College and Professor of Practical Theology

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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 2006 in administrative roles of recruitment and church relations as well as a faculty member.
His teaching includes Family Development, Biblical Peacemaking, Applied Bible Study Methods, Homiletics, and various books of the Bible. In 2017, he transitioned to the presidency of MBC. 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 hiking, hunting, fishing and backpacking.