Board of Reference

The ORU Board of Reference is a group of individuals from around the world that endorse Oral Roberts University and support its vision and mission. 

OFFICERS
MART GREEN

Board Chair
ORU Board of Reference

RICK FENIMORE (1977-B.S., 1979-MBA)

Vice Chair
ORU Board of Reference

Board of Reference members include:

Dr. Seth Ablorh (1985)
President and Founder, Manna Mission Inc.

 

Carlos A. Acosta  
Associate Pastor, King Jesus International Ministry

 

Don Argue, Ed.D.
Ambassadlor-at-Large, Convoy of Hope

 

John D. Ashcroft  
Chairman, The Ashcroft Group, LLC and Former U.S. Attorney General

 

Arden Autry (1970)
Scholar in Residence, First United Methodist Church, Tulsa

 

Bishara Awad  
President, Bethlehem Bible College, West Bank

 

Keith Bailey  
Retired

 

Matthew Barnett  
Senior Pastor of Angelus Temple and Co-Founder of L.A. Dream Center

 

Tommy Barnett  
Senior Pastor, Phoenix First Assembly; Co-Pastor, L.A. Dream Center

 

David Barton (1976)
President, WallBuilders

 

Dr. David Becker (1978-B.A., 1982-M.Div.)
Missionary, Emmaus Road Ministries, Lusaka, Zambia, Africa

 

Suzanne Behr (1981)
R & D Manager, Sercel-GRC

 
 

John Bevere  
Co-Founder, Author, Speaker, Messenger International

 

Lisa Bevere  
Co-Founder, Author, Speaker, Messenger International

 

Bob Keith Bonebrake (1976)
Freelance Writer

 

Fredrick Boswell Jr. (1980-B.A., 1981-M.A.)
Executive Director, SIL International

 

Dr. Kathleen A. Boyls (1989-M.D.)
Pediatrician, Utica Park Clinic

 

Neal Bratschun (1981-MBA)
Consultant, Executive Director

 

Isak Burger  
President, Apostolic Faith Mission of South Africa

 

Chris Busch (1973)
Founder & President, LightQuest Media, Inc.

 

Al Bush (ORU former employee 1957-1972) (In Perpetuity)
Owner, The Holding Company, LTD

 

James Buskirk  
Former Pastor, Tulsa First United Methodist Church. Former Doctor of Sacred Theology Professor, Candler and Asbury Schools; Founding Dean of the ORU College of Theology and Ministry

 

Michael Cardone, Jr. (1970)
Chairman/CEO, Cardone Industries

 

Osvaldo Carnival  
Pastor, host of 700 Club for Latin America - Argentina

 

Ilya Carrera  
Senior Pastor, Centro Cristiano Betania, Panama

 

Mathews Chacko (1970)
(Former Registrar of ORU 1970-1980)
Founder, Bethany Academy, an English residential school; Co-founder/Managing Director of Powervision TV

 

Rachel Chacko  
Founder, Bethany Academy, an English residential school; Co-founder/Managing Director of Powervision TV

 

Joe Champion  
Pastor, Celebration Church

 

Rev. Ernest Chan  
President, Agape Renewal Center

 

Neal (1989) and Danette Childs (1988)
Missionaries, Niger, Africa

 

Rick Ciaramitaro  
Pastor, Open Bible Faith Fellowship of Canada

 

Randy (1986) and Becky Coates (1986)
Missionaries, Nairobi, Kenya, Africa

 

Michael Coleman  

 

Laura Contreras-Rowe (1991)
Author, National Speaker, Owner - Infinity Pro Realty

 

Phil Cooke (1976)
President, Cooke Pictures

 

Keith Craft  
Pastor, Elevate Life Church

 

Adlan Cruz (1992)
Professional Pianist, Adlan Productions

 

Juanita Cercone de González  
Enlace, Costa Rica and Dallas, Texas

 

Daniel Delgado  
Executive Director, Third Day Missions Inc.

 

Neal Donop (1992-B.S., 1994-M.A.)
President, Legacy Charities

 

Derek Dunn  
Lead Pastor, City Harvest Church, Los Angeles

 

Chady El-Aouad  
Founding & Senior Pastor, Abundant Life Church and Ministries, Beirut, Lebanon

 

Tim Elmore (1983)
President, Growing Leaders

 

Douglas E. Fears 
Advisory Board member, Youth with a Mission; Former Executive Vice President & Chief Financial Officer, Helmerich & Payne, Inc. 

 

Rick Fenimore (1977-B.S., 1979-MBA), ORU Board of Reference Vice Chair
Co-founder and President, Trinity Chemical Industries

 

Dr. David Ferguson  
President, Intimate Life Ministries

 

Terry Fisher (1979 MBA)
Vice President, Trinity Chemical Industries

 

Mark Floyd  
CEO, SafeNet, Inc.

 

Bob Fouch (1979)
VP and Controller, Alliance Resource Partners, L.P.

 

Jentezen Franklin  
Pastor, Free Chapel Church, Gainesville, Georgia

 

Claudio Freidzon  
Pastor, King of Kings Church, Buenos Aires, Argentina

 

Alton Garrison  
Assistant General Superintendent, General Council of Assemblies of God

 

Nick R. Garza  
Senior Pastor, Third Day Worship Center

 

Mr. Myron W. Goff  
Founder and President (retired), Myron Goff & Associates

 

Prudencio (J.R) Gonzalez (1998)
Senior Pastor, Christian Worship Center of Los Angeles

 

Eduard Grabovenko  
Head Bishop of the Russian Church of Christians of Evangelical Faith; Head Pastor, New Testament Church - Perm, Russia

 

Jim Graff (1983)
Pastor, Faith Family Church, Victoria, Texas

 

David Green  
CEO/Founder, Hobby Lobby

 

Mart Green, ORU Board of Reference Chair 
Chief Strategy Officer, Green Family Businesses; Board Chair, Hobby Lobby

 

Prince Guneratnam  
Senior Pastor, Calvary Church, Kuala Lumpur Malaysia; General Superintendent-Emeritus, Assemblies of God of Malaysia; Chairman, Pentecostal World Fellowship

 

Michael Hammer  
Chairman and CEO, The Armand Hammer Foundation and Hammer International Foundation

 

Bruce C. Hanson  
Owner, Hanson Communications

 

Maria Hanson (1986)
Willmar, Minnesota

 

Dr. Tom Harrison (1976, 1986)
Senior Pastor, Asbury United Methodist Church, Tulsa

 

Hans Helmerich  
Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, Helmerich & Payne, Inc.

 

Dave Hentschel  
Retired

 

Dr. Marilyn Hickey (1986-Honorary D.D.)
President, Marilyn Hickey Ministries

 

Wayne Hilsden  
Pastor, King of Kings - Jerusalem, Israel

 

Barry Hon  
President, Hon Development Company

 

Scott Howard (1979)
President, Commercial Roofers, Inc.

 

Brian Houston  
Pastor, Hillsong Church, Australia

 

Palma Hutchinson  
International Director for Youth Ministries, Church of God of Prophecy

 

Rev. Feb Idahosa (1994)
President, Benson Idahosa University

 

Cosmas Ilechukwu  
General Overseer, Spirit-Empowered Renewal Ministries, Owerri, Nigeria

 

Cindy Jacobs  
Co-Founder, Generals International

 

Max D. James (1975)
Founder/President, Data Management Systems of Texas, Inc.

 

Rob (1982) and Laura Koke  
Pastors, Shoreline Christian Center, Austin, Texas

 

Bill (1968) and Barbara (1971)  Kuert
Missionaries, Nairobi, Kenya, Africa

 

John Laffitte, Ph.D., P.E. (2009-M.A.)
Vice President, University of Supernatural Ministry; Minister/Teacher, King Jesus International Ministry, Miami, Florida

 

Terry Law (1969)
Founder and President, World Compassion

 

Younghoon Lee  
Senior Pastor, Yoido Full Gospel Church, Seoul, Korea

 

James Leggett  
President, Holmes Bible College 

 

Lynette (Troyer) Lewis (1984) 
Author and speaker on career development, marketing, and branding

 

Jorge H. Lopez  
Senior Pastor, Fraternidad Cristiana de Guatemala

 

Ron Luce (1983)
Co-founder and President, Teen Mania Ministries

 

Apostle G. Maldonado (2009-M.A.)
Apostle, King Jesus International Ministry

 

Stephen Mansfield (1981)
Founder, The Mansfield Group and Chartwell Literary Group

 

Pastor Juan Carlos Manzewitsch, M.Div.  
General Director, Ministerios Visión Internacional, Mexico

 

Carol Spann Mathews (1990)
Executive Producer/Producer "Home Run"; President of Hero Productions

 

Mark McClendon (1985)
Director of CBN Indonesia; Director of Operation Blessing Indonesia

 

Dr. Jere Melilli  
Pastor and Co-Founder, Christian Life Fellowship and Christian Life Academy

 

Larry Wayne Morbitt (1974)
Inspirational Christian Speaker, Singer, Entertainer

 

Derrick Milne (1982)
President and CEO, Trimark Athletic Supplies

 

Rev. Dr. Jesse Miranda  
President, the Miranda Center for Hispanic Leadership

 

Michael G. Muhonen, M.D. (1983-B.S., 1987-M.D.)
Chief of Staff and Director, Neurosurgery and Neuroscience Institute, Children's Hospital of Orange County

 

Charles Mulli  
Founder and CEO, Mully Children's Family, Nairobi, Kenya

 

Dr. Myles E. Munroe (1978) (In Perpetuity)
Founder, Bahamas Faith Ministries International, Inc.

 

Tom Newman (1980)
President, Impact Productions

 

Niko Njotorahardjo  
Senior Pastor, Gereja Bethel, Kelapa Gading, Jakarta Utara, Indonesia

 

Jim Norton  
President, Jim Norton Toyota; President, Jim Norton Chevrolet

 

Rev. Dr. Ángel L. Núñez  
President, Multicultural Prayer Movement; Senior Pastor, The Bilingual Christian Church

 

Eve Núñez  
President/Founder, Arizona Latino Commission; Vice-President, Networking National Hispanic Christian Leadership Conference; Senior Pastor & Founder Help4kidz

 

Ikenna Odiachi  
Consultant, Inspired Motivation

 

Ayo Ortisejafor  
President, Pentecostal Fellowship of Nigeria; Pastor, Word of Life Bible Church

 

Dr. Paul Osteen (1978-B.S., 1982-M.D.)
Associate Pastor, Lakewood Church, Houston, Texas

 

Imoite Papa  
Presiding Bishop and Senior Pastor, World Harvest Christian Centre

 

Glenda Payas, D.M.D. (1986)  
Owner and operator, Payas Dental Restoration, Tulsa

 

Rick Pearson (1977)
President, Pearson Bus Sales

 

Henry Penix  
CEO, ZOMM

 

John Phillips (1977)
Computer Technologies Sales

 

Dr. Augustine Pinto  
Chairman, Ryan International Schools, Mumbai, India

 

Chuck Ramsay (1964)
3rd employee of ORU and recruited the first class. Owner/President, The Ramsay Company

 

Tim Reiterman (1977-B.A., 1979-MBA)
Procurement Manager, The Boeing Company

 

Gordon Robertson  
Chief Executive Officer, Christian Broadcasting Network

 

Rev. Samuel Rodriguez  
President, National Hispanic Christian Leadership Conference

 

Wanda Rolon  
Apostle, Tabernacle of Praise and Restoration La Senda Antigua, Toa Alta, Puerto Rico

 

Charles Scott  
General Bishop, Pentecostal Church of God

 

David Shibley (I988-Honorary D.D.)
Founder and International Representative, Global Advance

 

Bill Shuler (1985-B.A., 1999-M.A.)
Lead Pastor, Capital Life Church, Washington, D.C.

 

Russ Spittler 
Provost Emeritus & Emeritus Professor of New Testament, Fuller Theological Seminary

 

Dr. Bob Stamps
1968-1981 - ORU Vice President of Spiritual Affairs and Chaplain; Dean of Chapel, Asbury Theological Seminary

 

Paula Sterns (1977)
Nurse; volunteer nurse in various ministries

 

Larry D. Stockstill (1975-B.A.)
Director, The Surge Project

 

Jim Stovall (1981, 2008 Honorary Doctorate)
Founder/President, Narrative Television Network, author, columnist

 

Karl Strader  
Pastor, Carpenter's Home International Internet Church

 

Stephen Strang  
Founder, Charisma magazine; Founder and President, Strang Communications Company

 

John Suan (1980)
Healthcare Consultant, Canada and Singapore

 

David E. Sumrall  
Senior Pastor, Cathedral of Praise, Manila, Philippines

 

Greg Surratt  
Senior Pastor, Seacoast Church, Association of Related Churches

 

Cliff Taulbert (1971)
President, The Freemount Corporation and The Building Community Institute

 

Matthew K. Thomas  
President, Central India Outreach, Fellowship of Pentecostal Churches in India

 

Weldon Tisdale  
Senior Pastor, Friendship Church

 

Robert W. "Robin" Tull, Jr. (1981)
President, Tull Financial Group, Inc.

 

Dr. R. Lamar Vest  
President, Pentecostal Theological Seminary

 

Leesa C. Waliszewski (1979)
Dean of Instructional Philosophy, The Classical Academy Charter School

 

Robert S. "Bob" Waliszewski (1978)
Media and Culture Director, Focus on the Family

 

Charlie Watson  
Owner, Charlie Watson Enterprises

 

J. C. Watts, Jr.  
Chairman, J. C. Watts Companies; Former U.S. Congressman

 

Caleb Wehrli (2000)
Founder, Inspire International

 

Marcos Witt  
Founder/CEO, CanZion Group, and Pastor, Hispanic Ministries, Lakewood Church, Houston, Texas

 

George Wood  
General Superintendent, The Council of the Assemblies of God

 

Kelly Wright (2008)
Fox News Correspondent