CLD Teaching Faculty

Dr. Gerry Breshears

  • Systematic Theology
  • Theology of Work
Dr. Breshears is Professor of Theology at Western Seminary in Portland, Oregon. Dr. Breshears is an M.Div. graduate of Denver Seminary, and earned the Ph.D. from Fuller Theological Seminary.
Dr. Marc Cortez

  • What is the Gospel?
Dr. Marc Cortez teaches in the Ph.D. program at Wheaton College and is the former Academic Dean of Western Seminary. Marc earned his bachelors degree at Multnomah University, the M.Div. and Th.M. degrees at Western Seminary, and the Ph.D. from the University of St. Andrews, in St. Andrews, Scotland.
Dr. Glenn Daman

  • Developing Leaders in the
    Small Church
Glenn Daman is pastor of First Baptist Church in Stevenson, Washington, and the former director of the Institute for Church Health. Glenn earned two masters degrees from Western Seminary and the Doctor of Ministry from Trinity Evangelical Divinity School.
Dr. Bert Downs

  • Whole Bible Overview
Dr. Bert Downs is the Chancellor and former long-time President of Western Seminary. Bert is also the former General Director of the Southwest Church Connection of the Conservative Baptist Association, and serves as a teacher, and consultant for ministries around the nation.
Dr. Greg Forster

  • Theology and Economics
Dr. Greg Forster is a program director at the Kern Family Foundation, where he directs the Oikonomia Network, a national learning community of evangelical seminaries that equips pastors with a theological understanding of faith, work, and economics. He received a doctorate with distinction in political philosophy from Yale University.
Mr. Kent Humphreys

  • Implementing a Theology of Work
Kent Humphreys was a business leader for over forty years. From 2002 through 2007, he served as President of the Fellowship of Companies for Christ International and in recent years as a worldwide ambassador for FCCI.
Mr. Bill Job

  • Business as Mission
  • Mentoring in the Marketplace
Bill Job is president of Meixia International in mainland China. Meixia produces Tiffany and fine glass for export. Job’s vision is to transform people and communities through profitable business. With the core conviction that eternal things are more important than temporal things, hundreds of Meixia’s employees have become believers in Jesus Christ; churches have been planted and compassionate ministries have started.
Dr. John Johnson

  • Training Future Leaders
John is Associate Professor of Pastoral Theology at Western Seminary and lead pastor at Village Baptist Church in Beaverton, Oregon. Dr. Johnson is an M.Div. and Th.M. graduate of Western Seminary and earned his Ph.D. from Dallas Theological Seminary in Dallas, Texas.
Mr. David Jones

  • 12 Marks of a Healthy Board
David is Vice President of Corporate Affairs and CFO of the Luis Palau Evangelistic Association, and Executive Director of the Palau Foundation for World Evangelization. He has also served on many ministry boards including "Need Him Global" and "SAT7."
Dr. Carl Laney

  • Understanding the New Testament
Dr. Laney is Professor of Biblical Literature at Western Seminary, Portland, Oregon. He is an M.Div. and Th.M. graduate of Western Seminary and earned the Th.D. from Dallas Theological Seminary, Dallas, Texas.
Dr. Todd Miles

  • Gospel, Salvation and
    Other Religions
Dr. Todd Miles is Associate Professor of Theology at Western Seminary, Portland, Oregon. He earned his B.S. and M.S. from Oregon State University, the M.Div. from Western Seminary, and his Ph.D. from The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary in Louisville, Kentucky.
Mr. Mark Olmos

  • Developing a Leadership
    Culture in the Church
Mark is Pastor of Discipleship at Palm Valley Church in Phoenix, Arizona. He is a graduate of Biola University and the University of Hawaii at Manoa.
Mr. Greg Rohlinger

  • Training Lay Pastors
Greg, along with his wife Lori, co-founded Palm Valley Church in their living room in 2000. Greg is a graduate of Southwestern Bible College in Phoenix, and has been in ministry for 15 years. Greg and Lori have been married for 15 years and have three sons and one daughter. Their life’s passion is to lead Palm Valley Church in impacting the West Valley for Christ.
Dr. Gary Thomas

  • Spiritual Formation and
    Devotional Intimacy
Gary is a lifelong advocate of using the Christian classics to bring people closer to Christ. Gary earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in English literature from Western Washington University. In addition, he holds a Master’s degree with a concentration in systematic theology from Regent College in Vancouver, B.C., where he studied under Dr. J.I. Packer. In 2006, he was awarded an honorary Doctor of Divinity degree from Western Seminary in Portland, Oregon.