Meet our Faculty
DR. DAN GRIFFITHS, President of Northern Calif. Bible College; Instructor, D. Min., Fuller Seminary, Pasadena, CA; M.Div., Golden Gate Seminary; B.A., San Jose State University; 40 years senior pastoral experience, Milpitas, CA.
ERNEST B. GENTILE, President Emeritus of Northern Calif. Bible College, 1971-2012, Senior Pastor Emeritus of Christian Community Church, Instructor – M.A., Fuller Theological Seminary; B.A., Whitworth College; University of Washington; San Jose State University; Th.B., Northern California Bible College; Diploma, Bethel Temple School; 57 years pastoral experience; author of numerous books.
DAVID G. SELL, Academic Dean of Northern California Bible College; President of West African Advanced School of Theology; Founding pastor of Pleasanton Community Church, Instructor – M.A., San Jose State University, Fuller Theological Seminary; B.A., San Jose State University; Th.B., Northern California Bible College; 37 years pastoral experience.
WAYNE MANCARI, Doctor of Ministry in Leadership from Regent University; Master of Arts in Theology from Fuller Theological Seminary; Master of Arts in Biblical Studies from Assemblies of God Theological Seminary; Bachelor of Arts in Bible from Central Bible College; Lead pastor at Cornerstone Assembly of God, North Chesterfield, VA (1988 – 2009); Director of Branch Sites, Cathedral of Faith (2009-present).
CHARLES E. SELF, Instructor – Ph.D., University of California, Santa Cruz; M.A., Graduate Theological Union; B.A., University of California; Teaching experience at San Jose Christian College, San Jose; Continental Bible College, Brussels, Belgium, and Bethany Bible College, Santa Cruz; 21 years pastoral experience as senior pastor and associate pastor.
MIKE KEARIN, Vice President of Southern Calif. Branch of Northern Calif. Bible College; Instructor, M.A., Fuller Seminary, Pasadena, CA; B.S., Woodbury College; 3 years with Reasons to Believe.
C. BARRY TUGGLE, Counselor, Instructor – M.A., Azusa Pacific University; B.S., Bethany Bible College; 17 years pastoral experience; licensed Marriage & Family Counselor, Christian Counseling Center, Oakdale, CA.
DAVID DAY, Instructor -- Ph.D., Rosemead Graduate School of Psychology, 1980; MA. Psychology, 1976; Founder of Christian Counseling Center of Pleasanton.
Staff members of the Reasons To Believe joining with faculty at NCBC:
HUGH ROSS, Instructor -- Ph.D., M.S., Astrophysics, University of Toronto; Post-doctoral fellow at the California Institute of Technology; B.S., Physics, University of British Columbia; Founder of Reasons to Believe, 1986
ERICA CARLSON, Instructor – Ph.D., Physics, UCLA, M.A., Physics, UCLA, B.S., Physics, Caltech, Professor for Reasons To Believe
KRISTA BONTRAGER, Instructor – M.A., Theology, Talbot University; M.A. Biblical Exposition, Talbot University; B.A., Communications, Biola University; Radio Producer/Moderator at Reasons To Believe.
FAZALE RANA, Instructor – Ph.D., Chemistry, Ohio University; post-grad work, Universities of Virginia and Georgia; B.A., Chemistry, W. Virginia St. College; Vice Pres. of Science & Apologetics at Reasons To Believe.
KENNETH SAMPLES, Instructor – M.A. Theology, Talbot University; B.A., Philosophy, Concordia University; Vice President of Philosophical & Theological Apologetics at Reasons To Believe.
MIGUEL ENDARA, Instructor – Ph.D., Philosophy from St. Louis University, St. Louis, MO., 2002; M.A., Apologetics, Simon Greenleaf University; M.A. Theology, Fuller Seminary.
MARJ HARMAN, Instructor, MPA in Public Administration, University of Arizona; M.A., Christian Apologetics, Simon Greenleaf University; Research Assistant, Reasons To Believe.
DAVE ROGSTAD, Instructor, Ph.D., M.S., B.S. Physics, Calif. Institute of Technology, Executive Vice President of Reasons To Believe; Principle Engineer at Jet Propulsion Laboratory.
STAN LENNARD, Instructor, M.D., University of Texas Southwest Medical School, B.S., Biology, Southern Methodist University; Sc.D. in Surgical Infections and Immunology from University of Cincinnati.
TOM MADDUX, Instructor – M.A., Apologetics, B.A., Calif. State University Northridge, Education, Professor for Reasons To Believe.
BOB STUART, Facilitator, B.S., Business Adm., Apologetics Coordinator at RTB. Instructor at King’s College & Seminary.