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The university’s coursework is developed and taught by leading Church leaders. Three examples are Lawrence O. Richards, Dennis McFadden and Robert Orr.

Additional input to the necessary training is also garnered from Key Pastors, Missionaries and Denomninational Executives. We want to insure our cirriculum is both comprehensive but relevant.

Talbot Seminary has called Lawrence O. Richards “the most prominent and prolific Christian education writer during the last half of the Twentieth Century.” He has written several study Bibles, including Zondervan’s Teen Study Bible and Discovery Bible. He has also written over 300 works on overall philosophy of Christian education, children’s ministry, and leadership, ministry of the laity, small groups, and Bible teaching. A relational understanding of the church serves as a substructure to many of his innovative concepts of ministry. Dr. Richards chairs CSCU’s Academic Senate.

Dennis McFadden is the CEO of Atherton Baptist Homes and is affiliated with Transformation Ministries and the American Baptist Convention of Southern California. Dr. McFadden’s holds 3 earned PhD’s, he is experienced with over 22 years in pastoral ministry, and most recently is devoting himself to academic programs focused on Christian leadership and management.

Robert Orr is the President o CSCU. Dr. Orr was formerly the international vice president of the Institute for American Church Growth covering the United States, Canada and 43 other countries where he was in charge of pastoral professional training. Robert is a keen leader on the cutting edge of pastoral training and has deep insight into all aspects of church growth and missiology.

CSCU's Academic Senate

Dr. Dennis McFadden

Dr. Robert Orr

Dr. Kirk Mackie

Dr. Dale Salico

Dr. Ivan Villatai

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