Leadership and Faculty

GATS Leadership and Faculty

God has assembled an amazing group of men and women who serve as board members, administrators, and faculty members of FFCU and GATS. They share a heart for training laborers and releasing the power of God for revival and awakening in the nations of the earth.

Randy Clark

Dr. Randy Clark

President, Global Awakening Theological Seminary

D.Min., United Theological Seminary
M.Div., The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary
B.S. Religious Studies, Oakland City University
Course(s): Physical Healing 1; Christian Theologies; Eschatology, Renewal Theology

Since the day he experienced a miraculous healing from a car accident at 18, Randy Clark felt led to go into the ministry. He completed his B.S. Religious Studies in 1974 from Oakland City University, a General Baptist institution. He went on to receive his M.Div. from The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary in Louisville, KY in 1977. On January 20, 1994, a revival broke out in Toronto when he was called to come as the evangelist to the local Vineyard church. The meetings turned into the longest protracted meeting in North American history, lasting 12½ years. In 2013 he completed his D.Min. from United Theological Seminary in Dayton, OH (affiliated with the Methodists). He entered the doctoral program due to a prophecy that was direct and timely. He also wanted to complete the program because of the professor who recruited him and told him with this degree he could be the president of a seminary. He had vision and now a growing prophetic stream of messages due to his involvement in higher education. Global Awakening Theological Seminary continues to see growth in number of students and in degrees and majors offered. His goal is for it to become one of the most strategic online seminaries in the world. Dr. Clark in 2013 received the Doctor of Theology degree with specialty in Revival and Healing from Phoenix University of Theology; in 2016 received Distinguished Service Award from United Theological Seminary; and in 2019 received the Doctor of Divinity degree from United Theological Seminary. He has a strong healing anointing, and his growing understanding of the ways of God causes him to see more of the glory of God. Using his extensive educational background and an unmistakable teaching gift, he delineates even the most difficult concepts to the layperson. He has traveled to over 54 countries and continues to travel extensively to see that God’s mandate on his life be fulfilled. Randy resides in Mechanicsburg, PA, with his wife, DeAnne. They have four married children and eight grandchildren.

Sam Matthews

Dr. Sam Matthews

President, Family of Faith Christian University

D.Min., Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary
M.Div., Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary
B.A. Religion, Oklahoma Baptist University
Course(s): Intercession; Five-fold Ministry

Sam and his wife, Kathy, have been pastors of Family of Faith Church since 1983, however he began preaching the gospel at the age of 17. Sam earned his BA in Bible from Oklahoma Baptist University in Shawnee, OK, and then went on to complete both his M.Div. and his D.Min. from Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary. In 1989, Sam had a vision of some property and heard the direction of the Lord to, “Go and buy this property and start a university.” He returned to Shawnee, purchased the land, started recruiting individuals, and has never looked back, however only looks forward to training more laborers and orchestrating a world-wide penetration of the gospel. Sam entered the life of intercession as God taught him how to pray and believe for the healing of his wife. He was further mentored by Samuel Rees Howells, and continues to speak at the Bible College of Wales. The intercessions for the nations continue and have borne fruit through Family of Faith Ministries (Church, Christian School, and University), and through International Christian Leadership Connections (ICLC). Sam is also a member of the ICLC Apostolic Company and its regional and national teams. He travels round the world to visit and encourage ICLC churches and leaders. He enjoys spending time with (or talking about) his sons, his daughter-in-law, and his four grandchildren.

Tom Jones

Dr. Tom Jones

Vice-President of Graduate Academic Affairs, Global Awakening Theological Seminary
Tom’s passion to pursue revival was rekindled at John Wimber's "Signs and Wonders" conference in the mid 1980's and later by the Brownsville and Toronto Revivals. He met Randy Clark in 1999, the beginning of a God ordained friendship. In 2003, Tom had an encounter with the Holy Spirit that changed the course of his life forever. Tom led his local church through revival, spiritually fathering and releasing many into new ministries and nations. In 2005, at the climax of his pastoral ministry, Tom laid everything down in obedience to God’s call. Randy heard of this decision and immediately invited him on staff at Global Awakening. In 2009, Tom received his Master’s in Organizational Leadership from Regent University and then his D.Min. from United Theological Seminary in 2013. Tom carries a healing anointing, a passion for revival, and the Father’s love. Like his grandfather before him, he provokes people to lift up their eyes and encounter the presence of God, blessing and releasing them to passionately pursue their destiny. He and his wife, Brenda, have two children and two grandchildren.
Tom Litteer

Tom Litteer

Assistant Dean of GATS, Academic Advisor

D.Min., United Theological Seminary and D.Min., Fuller Theological Seminary
M.Div., Fuller Theological Seminary
Masters Human Resources Management, Pepperdine University
B.S. Psychology, Oklahoma State University
Course(s): Hermeneutics; Christian Ethics; Homiletics; Pastoral Care

Tom Litteer grew up in Oklahoma graduating from high school in 1969. Upon graduation, he served in the U. S. Navy from 1973-76 as the Assistant Director for the Navy’s Drug and Alcohol Education Specialist School during which time he felt called to become a pastor. Tom attended Fuller Seminary and graduated with a Master of Divinity in 1979 and following graduation was the Youth Pastor of the First Presbyterian Church in Fullerton, California. After six years, Tom and his wife with their two small children left for Sand Springs, Oklahoma to serve the First Presbyterian Church there as Solo Pastor. He served this church for ten years. Tom then graduated from Fuller Seminary with a Doctor of Ministry in 1990. In 1995, Tom and his family moved to Sparta, New Jersey where Tom assumed the position of Senior Pastor of the First Presbyterian Church until 2009. In 2005. Tom had a powerful encounter with the love of Jesus (through an outpouring of the Holy Spirit) and was completely changed. From that time on, he began to pursue healing ministry and got involved with Global Awakening. In 2011, Randy Clark and Tom Jones invited Tom to participate in a group that would get a Doctor of Ministry degree from United Theological Seminary (UTS) in Dayton, Ohio. Tom graduated in 2013. Since then, Tom has taught as a CHCP (Christian Healing Certification Program) instructor in Physical Healing 2, he has been a Faculty Mentor for other Doctor of Ministry students at UTS, and he has taught Hermeneutics, Homiletics, Christian Ethics, and Pastoral Care and Counseling for Global Awakening Theological Seminary. Tom is also the Assistant Dean at GATS.

Dana Gilliam

Dara Gilliam

Vice-President of Student Affairs
Dara has a passion for young people to walk in the fullness of their callings and destinies in Christ—a mission she is looking to fulfill through her position at FFCU. She graduated from FFC in 2011 with her BA and then completed her Master of Theological Studies at Oklahoma Christian University. She has been on mission trips to Mexico and Lebanon, and she anticipates many more. Dara is always ready for adventure, fun, and worship with her friends, her family, and especially with her husband, Michael, and their two sons.
Elaine Phillips

Elaine Phillips

Provost
While living in Aberdeen, Scotland, God called Elaine and her husband, John, to Oklahoma to fulfill their longing to train people to go to the nations. Her heart is to use her ministry gifts of teaching and administration in order to equip people to minister to others. She earned her BA in Christian Education from Southwestern University, in Georgetown, TX, and her MA in Christian Education from Oral Roberts University in Tulsa, OK. At FFCU, she administrates, counsels students, and teaches ministry courses. She is involved with her local community in many ways. Outside of the office, Elaine enjoys reading, baking and connecting with her three daughters and two “sons-in-love.”
Daniel Matthews

Daniel Matthews

Vice-President of Operations/Finance
In addition to leading the Christian Service program, Daniel is involved in administrative matters, counseling, and student life. He serves as Worship Pastor of Family of Faith Ministries, providing oversight to the worship team and to outreach ministries. He very much believes in bringing Jesus into all that one does in life. An avid sports fan himself, Daniel is always ready to discuss the OKC Thunder, the PGA tour, and the Texas Rangers. He and his wife have four children.
Taylor Dorrell

Taylor Dorrell

Doctoral Program Registrar and Assistant to the Dean
From a young age, Taylor knew she was called to help bring a move of the Spirit of God to the area of Education. In addition to being the Registrar for the Doctoral Program and the Assistant to the Dean, Taylor works for Global Awakening and is an alumnus of GSSM (Global School of Supernatural Ministry). Taylor also has a heart to equip missionaries and has been to 7 nations. She is an alumnus of Iris Harvest School and has worked with Iris Global in Asia. She is currently pursuing her MA degree with GATS. Taylor lives in Knoxville, TN with her husband Ryan and goldendoodle Asyln. To contact Taylor about GATS, you can email her at taylor.dorrell@globalawakening.com

Faculty

Mark Boda

Mark Boda

Professor
Ph.D., Old Testament, University of Cambridge
M.Div., Westminster Theological Seminary
B.Th., Canadian Bible College
Course(s): Introduction to Old Testament; Pentateuch; Psalms Contact Dr. Boda for speaking invitations at mboda@familyoffaith.edu
Connie Dawson

Connie Dawson

Professor

Ph.D., Renewal History and Theology, Regent University
M.Div., Asia Pacific Theological Seminary
M.A. Theology, Asia Pacific Theological Seminary
M.B.A., University of Colorado
B.A. Business Administration, Doane University
Course(s): Revival History courses; Academic Advisor

Currently the lead pastor of Radiant Church in Lincoln, NE where Connie has served since 2011. Connie was powerfully touched and transformed at the Brownsville Revival in 1996 and went out from that experience as a revivalist – an anointing that remains with her to this day. She and her husband, Bruce, served as missionaries in Mainland China for five years where she taught in underground Bible schools throughout the nation – from the northern border touching Siberia to the southern border near Vietnam. From there, they continued to serve as missionaries in the Philippines on the campus of Asia Pacific Theological Seminary, which is an Assemblies of God seminary that attracts students from 32 nations. She earned my PhD in Renewal History and Theology from Regent University where she received the J. Rodman Williams Award for academic excellence in Renewal Theology, was recognized in Who’s Who Among Universities and Colleges, and was the first woman to graduate from the PhD program in the School of Divinity. Her years of ministry include preaching nationally and internationally as a revivalist, teacher, missionary, and pastor. Before entering fulltime ministry, she had a career in non-invasive cardiology where she served as the administrative director and lead teams to found cardiology departments in two hospitals. Connie became acquainted with Randy Clark and Global Awakening while conducting research for her PhD dissertation on the life and ministry of John Wimber. Then in the fall of 2016, Connie went to Brazil with Randy and his team. It was a life changing experience and she encountered God in a new and profound way and saw first-hand thousands of people healed by the power of God. Connie and her husband Bruce have two married sons, six grandchildren, and one spoiled rotten Yorkshire terrier. Contact Dr. Dawson for speaking invitations at cdawson16@familyoffaith.edu

Sherri Falco

Sherri Falco

Professor

D.Min., United Theological Seminary
Juris Doctor, Harvard Law School
M.B.A. in International Management, Thunderbird School of Global Management, Arizona State University
M.A. Slavic Linguistics, University of Washington
B.A. Economics and Russian, University of Michigan
Course(s): Spiritual Formation

Sherri explored many paths before she found her identity as a child of God. All of these have led to the place I am today. Sherri has a JD from Harvard Law School, an M.B.A in international business, an M.A. in Slavic Linguistics, and a B.A. in Russian and economics. Her doctorate in ministry is from United Theological Seminary. She and husband have a ministry and a church just north of New York City. Previously, she worked in international business as a finance manager for Procter & Gamble Germany and helped establish Procter & Gamble’s Russian office in Moscow. Sherri also worked as an attorney at Simpson Thatcher and Bartlett in New York City. Sherri has a passion and love in challenging students to grow in their relationship with the Lord to become the people they were created to be. She also has a deep desire to see revival in the universities, especially the Ivy League. She and her husband can often be found doing prayer walks around college campuses when we are not busy at home.

Jarred Fenlason

Jarred Fenlason

Professor
D.Min., United Theological Seminary
M.A. Christian Leadership Studies, Liberty University
B.S. Business Admin., Palm Beach Atlantic University
Course(s): Becoming Like Jesus
Charles Fox

Charles Fox

Professor, Mentor

PhD, Renewal Studies
MA in Biblical Studies-- Concentration in Church History and Doctrine
BA in Bible with Minor in Pastoral Ministries, cum laude

Dr. Charles R. Fox, Jr., a native of Brooklyn, New York, is the senior pastor and co-founder of Victory Breakthrough Ministries, Inc, author of the The Great Outpouring: Is Your Heart Ready for A Move of God, co-author of the book, William J. Seymour: Pioneer of the Azusa Street Revival and author of Night Vision: Making Sense of Supernatural Dream Encounters (forthcoming 2022) 
Dr. Fox also taught at Regent University in Virginia Beach, Virginia at the undergraduate and graduate levels where he served the university in a variety of ways such as Faculty Chair of Religious Studies, Director of Urban Outreach, and Director of Field Education. 

Charles is a seer and gifted communicator with a passion for revival. He also loves to train people in the area of understanding and interpreting their spiritual dreams. Charles loves spending time with his wife of 22 years and their two children. Contact Dr. Fox for speaking invitations at charfox1@gmail.com

Nick Gough

Nick Gough

Professor
D.Min., United Theological Seminary
Master of Theological Studies, Vanguard University
B.S. Business Admin., University of Southern California
Course(s): Prophecy, Biblical and Today
Alan Hawkins

Alan Hawkins

Professor

D.Min., United Theological Seminary
M.Div., Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary
B.A. Religion, Mississippi College
Course(s): Systematic Theology 1 & 2

Encountering Christ as a student at Mississippi College in 1972 led to beginning formal Christian ministry in 1975. My pastoral ministry spanned 46 years and included 5 Southern Baptist churches and founding a non-denominational church in 2000 which came to be associated with Global Awakening when the network was begun. Having studied religion and history in college my post graduate studies included a M.Div at Mid-America Theological Seminary, two more years of masters level work at Southeastern Baptist in North Carolina which included another degree. Seeking personal and pastoral renewal led to two years of doctoral work at Fuller Seminary under C. Peter Wagner and Charles Kraft. It was there that the Holy Spirit encountered me with power and pushed my pursuit of more, That degree was unfinished but the personal transformation led to a partnership with Dr Randy Clark and Global Awakening and to a D.Min at United Theological Seminary. As a founding member of the faculty my focus is systematic theology from a renewal perspective. In June of 2021 my church was turned over in order to devote retirement to teaching. Contact Dr. Hawkins for speaking invitations at alan@newlifecity.org

Rodney Hogue

Rodney Hogue

Professor
D.Min., United Theological Seminary
M.Div., Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary
B.A. Education, University of Central Oklahoma
Course(s): Deliverance 1
James Moore

James Moore

Professor
Ph.D., Worship and Missions, B. H. Carroll Theological Institute
Master of Music, Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary
Bachelor of Music Education, Baylor University
Course(s): Worship and Renewal Studies
Mark Roberts

Mark Roberts

Professor
Ph.D. Religion, Vanderbilt University
M.A. English, Ohio State University
M.A. Religion, Vanderbilt University
B.A. Religion, Mississippi College
Course(s): Luke-Acts; Introduction to the New Testament
Jon Ruthven

Jon Ruthven

Professor
Ph.D. Religious Studies (Systematic Theology), Marquette University
M.A. Religion, Central Bible College
Bachelor of Divinity, Trinity Evangelical Divinity School
B.A. Bible, Central Bible College
Course(s): Pneumatology
Robert Sawvelle

Robert Sawvelle

Professor

D.Min., United Theological Seminary
M.A. Theology, Jacksonville Theological Seminary
B.A. Electronic Engineering Tech., Florida A&M Univ.
Course(s): Evangelism; Evangelism and Discipleship in Small Groups

Dr. Bob and his wife Carolyn are the founding and senior pastors of Passion Church. Bob functions as the primary teaching pastor, ov,ersees curriculum and course development, leadership training, and church business affairs. Bob has Doctorate (DMin) and Master (ThM) degrees in Ministry and Theology and is ordained with Global Awakening ministries led by Dr. Randy Clark. His doctoral dissertation focused upon the validity of Christian healing ministry as it relates to evangelism and church growth. His newest book, Our Eyes Are on You: Principles to Prevail in Faith and Prayer, is available from Amazon.  He has written two books on healing ministry, Receive Your Miracle Now and A Case for Healing Today, and an encouraging book on living an extraordinary life, Fulfill Your Dreams: Seize the Day and Be Extraordinary, which can also be found on Amazon. Bob writes weekly blog articles that can be found at BobSawvelle.com. In addition to his pastoral duties and writing, Bob is a DMin doctoral mentor for the Randy Clark Scholars cohort at United Theological Seminary (UTS). He also serves as an adjunct professor teaching masters level classes in evangelism, discipleship, and church planting with the Global Awakening Theological Seminary (GATS), and he is an online course facilitator for Global Awakening’s Christian Healing Certification Program (CHCP)  and Christian Prophetic Certification Program (CPCP).

David B. Sloan

David B. Sloan

Professor
Pd.D. Theological Studies, Trinity Evangelical Divinity School
M.Div., Ashland Theological Seminary
B.S. Electrical and Comp. Engineering, Ohio State Univ.
Course(s): Ephesians; Gospels (Teachings of Jesus);
Jeannette Storms

Jeannette Storms

Professor
D. Min. Regent University
M.A. in Theology, Fuller Theological Seminary
B.A. History, Southern Nazarene University
B.Th., Holmes College of the Bible
Course(s): Biblical Prophecy
Lesley Taylor

Lesley Taylor

Professor

Ph.D., Design and Evaluation of Ed. Programs, Stanford University
M.A. Educational Technology, Stanford University
M.A. Sociology, Stanford University
B.S. Sociology and Social Policy, University of Wales, Swansea
Course(s): Academic Success in Writing and Research; Academic Advisor

Lesley has a Stanford doctorate in the Design and Evaluation of Educational Programs and over 30 years of experience in education and business that includes developing innovative training programs for schools, start-ups and established corporations. She is the author of 10 books/ebooks plus several academic papers and has been a church leader for over 25 years. You can find out more about Dr Taylor’s work here: Lesley@DrLesleyTaylor.com

Geoff Wattoff

Geoff Wattoff

Professor

D.Min., United Theological Seminary
M.S. Industrial Administration (M.B.A.), Carnegie-Mellon University
Bachelor of Industrial Engineering, Georgia Institute of Technology
Course(s): Inner Healing 1

Geoff grew up in a Jewish household on Long Island. His life was forever changed through an encounter with the Lord while in college where he accepted Jesus as his Messiah and Lord. Over the past forty years Geoff and his wife Joanie have been active, teaching the Bible, praying for the sick, counseling young married couples and directing various ministries including overseeing small groups directing a local church Bible institute all while raising a family of three children. In 2012 Geoff and Joanie started an inner healing ministry within their local church which became the topic of his DMin project. In 2019 they relocated to the Tulsa, Oklahoma area to be with their children and grandchildren. They continue to be active in the local church and have a passion to help people find freedom through Jesus.

Faculty

Jim Burkett
PROFESSOR
D.Min., Luther Rice Seminary
M.Div., Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary
B.A. Religion, Oklahoma Baptist University
Course(s): 21 st Century Apologetics

Scott McDermott
PROFESSOR
Ph.D., New Testament Studies, Drew University
M.Ph., New Testament Studies, Drew University
M.Div., Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary
M.A., New Testament Theology, Oral Roberts University
B.A. Biblical Studies, Oral Roberts University
Course(s): Pauline Epistles

David Watson
PROFESSOR
Ph.D. Southern Methodist University
M.Div., Southern Methodist University
B.A., Texas Tech University
Course(s): 21st Century Apologetics

Peter Young
PROFESSOR
D.Min., United Theological Seminary
Master of Divinity, Denver Seminary
Bachelor of Science, Business Management, Mass. Inst. of Technology
Course(s): Ministry Leadership

Board of Trustees

James Stay, Chairman – Oklahoma
Joshua Prasad, Vice-Char – Florida
Bob Baynard – Pennsylvania
Bill Dorrell — Pennsylvania
Debbie M. Hewitt – Oklahoma
Renee Hughes – Oklahoma
Paul Mohabir – Connecticut
Mike Pedersen – Regina, Canada
Anne Sadberry – Oklahoma
Dan Sadberry – Oklahoma
Jeff Simmonds – Arizona
Jim Willis – Oklahoma