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. 


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

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  

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

Jay Betz (1977)
Managing Director, Shadow Wood Group

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 and 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

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

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

Alton Garrison  
Assistant General Superintendant, 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, TX

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 Superintendant-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

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

Dave Hentschel  

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, Charismatic 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, TX

Bill (1968) and Barbara Kuert (1971)
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, FL

Terry Law (1969)
Founder and President, World Compassion

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

James Leggett  
President, Holmes Bible College

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

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

Rick Pearson (1977)
President, Pearson Bus Sales

Henry Penix  

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, DC

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 and 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. Tull, Jr. "Robin" (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 "Bob" S. 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

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

Kelly Wright (2008)
Fox News Correspondent