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The Master's College

Administration Profiles

Dr. John MacArthur - President

B.A., Los Angeles Pacific College
M.Div., Talbot Theological Seminary
Litt.D., Grace Graduate School
D.D., Talbot Theological Seminary

John MacArthur is the pastor-teacher of Grace Community Church in Sun Valley, California, as well as an author, conference speaker, president of The Master’s College and Seminary, and featured teacher with the Grace to You media ministry.

In 1969, after graduating from Talbot Theological Seminary, John came to Grace Community Church. The emphasis of his pulpit ministry is the careful study and verse-by-verse exposition of the Bible, with special attention devoted to the historical and grammatical background behind each passage. Under John’s leadership, Grace Community Church's two morning worship services fill the 3,500-seat auditorium to capacity. Several thousand members participate every week in dozens of fellowship groups and training programs, most led by lay leaders and each dedicated to equipping members for ministry on local, national, and international levels.

In 1985, John became president of The Master's College (formerly Los Angeles Baptist College), an accredited, four-year liberal arts Christian college in Santa Clarita, California. In 1986, John founded The Master's Seminary, a graduate school dedicated to training men for full-time pastoral roles and missionary work.

John is also president and featured teacher with Grace to You. Founded in 1969, Grace to You is the nonprofit organization responsible for developing, producing, and distributing John’s books, audio resources, and the “Grace to You” radio and television programs. “Grace to You” radio airs more than 1,000 times daily throughout the English-speaking world, reaching major population centers on every continent of the world. It also airs nearly 1,000 times daily in Spanish, reaching 23 countries from Europe to Latin America. “Grace to You” television airs weekly on DirecTV in the United States, and is available for free on the Internet worldwide. All of John’s 3,000 sermons, spanning more than four decades of ministry, are available for free download at the ministry’s website, www.gty.org.

Since completing his first best-selling book The Gospel According to Jesus in 1988, John has written nearly 400 books and study guides, including Our Sufficiency in Christ, Charismatic Chaos, Ashamed of the Gospel, The Murder of Jesus, A Tale of Two Sons, Twelve Ordinary Men, The Truth War, The Jesus You Can’t Ignore, Slave, and The MacArthur New Testament Commentary series. John's titles have been translated into more than two dozen languages. The MacArthur Study Bible, the cornerstone resource of his ministry, is available in English(NKJ, NAS, and ESV), Spanish, Russian, German, French, Portuguese, and Italian, with Chinese and Arabic translations underway.

John and his wife, Patricia, live in Southern California and have four adult children: Matt, Marcy, Mark, and Melinda. They also enjoy the enthusiastic company of their fifteen grandchildren.

Dr. Lee Duncan - Executive Vice President

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B.A. Bible, Bob Jones University
M.A. Bible, Bob Jones University
M.S. Education Administration, Bob Jones University
Ed.D. Education Leadership, Bob Jones University

Dr. Lee Duncan comes to serve as the Executive Vice-President at The Master's College from his previous position as the Associate Executive Director of the Accrediting Commission for Schools, Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC). In addition to 3 years of experience at WASC, he has served for 2 years as the Dean of Administration at TMC and 30 years as a Christian school administrator, both in Illinois and California. Lee also served for 8 years as the Executive Director of The Illinois Association of Christian Schools and was on The Illinois Advisory Committee to the Governor on Non-Public Schools for 12 years.

Jason Hartung - Vice President of Finance

B.S., The Master's College
M.B.A., Azusa Pacific University

Mr. Jason Hartung started working at The Master’s College in July 1994 as a Counselor in the Office of Student Employment where he helped in the development of TMC's Work Study Program. In October of 1996, he became the Director of Student Employment and was then promoted to the position of Assistant Controller in July of 1999. In July 2007, Mr. Hartung was promoted to Vice President of Finance and Chief Financial Officer.

Mr. Hartung serves on the board of The Elisha Foundation, which provides support for families of children with special needs.

Nate Prince - Chief Information Officer

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B.S., The Master's College
B.A., The Master's College
M.S., Nova Southeastern University

Upon graduation from The Master's College in the Fall of 1997, Nathan Prince worked in the IT department at Grace Community Church. In his 10 years there, he served in several positions including Network Administrator and finally Director of IT. In early 2008, Nathan went to work for The Annenberg Foundation as their IT Officer. During his short time there, he was responsible for the coordination of various projects including digital asset management, network infrastructure design, and website application development. Nathan became the Chief Information Officer of The Master's College in May 2008.

Kent Haney - Director for Human Resources

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Kent Haney started with The Master’s College on January 1, 2000 as the Director for Human Resources. Kent has been in the human resources field for more than 25 years and has worked for a variety of industries in multiple states and international locations. He oversees all compliance issues with federal and state regulations and leads the campus in developing appropriate policies and regulations to provide for a safe and enjoyable campus environment.

Dr. Joe Keller - Vice President of Student Life

M. Div. The Master's Seminary
D. Min. Westminster Seminary (ABD)

Joe Keller has been involved at The Master's College in a number of roles, including Director of Campus Ministries, Associate Dean of Students, and Dean of Student Life. In his years at the College, Joe's love for people and his desire to train students in leadership and love for the Lord have been evident in his direction over the Servant Leadership Staff and the Residence Hall staff. These responsibilities have given him opportunity to participate in the formation of community living and service on the college campus.

Dr. John Hughes - Vice President for Institutional Planning and Research

B.A., Brigham Young University
Ph.D., Brigham Young University

Dr. Hughes began teaching at Los Angeles Baptist College in 1981 as the Director of the Teacher Education department. When the school's name was changed to The Master's College, Dr. Hughes was given the role of Dean of Enrollment Management and then became the Registrar in 1990. In 1992, he became the Associate Academic Dean, and was promoted to Vice President for Academic Affairs in 1995. In 2012 Dr. Hughes became the Vice President for Institutional Planning and Research. He has also served on a variety of committees for the Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC).

Robert L. Hotton - Vice President for Operations

Mr. Hotton entered the U.S. Navy in February 1958 and served as an AC2 with the Airborne Early Warning Squadron. He was Honorably Discharged as Petty Officer Second Class in 1962. In 1962, Mr. Hotton joined State Farm Insurance Company as a Multiple Lines Insurance Agent. In 1966, he joined Guardian Life Insurance Company where he started as a Sales and Service Representative and advanced to Regional Manager for the states of Arizona, New Mexico and west Texas. Mr. Hotton became a licensed contractor and managing partner of Bob Hotton and Associates and Hotton-Bolin Builders in 1976. Hotton-Bolin Builders merged with its parent company, Lee Bolin and Associates in 1984 and Mr. Hotton was appointed Director of Employee Relations.

In 1994, Mr. Hotton joined the staff of The Master's College as Director of Operations. In 1995, Mr. Hotton was asked to assume the position of Vice President for Operations.

Luke Cherry - Director of Development

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B.S. Taylor University
M.A. University of Toledo

Luke Cherry has served for six years at The Master’s College.  He is currently the Director of Development and has served as a Development Officer and Admissions Counselor.

Luke was born in Quito, Ecuador and adopted by a Christian missionary family.  He was raised in rural Ohio with his seven siblings.  Luke received a Bachelor of Science degree from Taylor University and a Masters of Administration degree from the University of Toledo.  He continued his education at the Colorado Real Estate School and Focus on the Family Leadership Institute.

As Director of Development, Luke puts his time and energy into developing relationships with donors as he shares the vision for The Master’s College.  He spends many hours travelling to visit faithful supporters, providing them with an up to date report on what the College is doing to enhance the footprint for Our Lord as we train young people for maximum impact in the marketplace.

Kirk Linahan - Director of Marketing

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B.A. University of Southern California

Kirk currently works as the Director of Marketing. He graduated from the University of Southern California in 1987 with a BA in International Relations. He then received a commission as an officer in the United States Marine Corps and served during Desert Shield and Desert Storm before separating with the rank of Captain.

Kirk attended The Master’s Seminary from ’92-’94. He then joined a small start-up company as an independent sales representative where he earned company and industry wide top-sales awards before taking the position of National Sales Manager and Trainer. He is actively involved in ministry and serves as an Elder at Grace Community Church in Sun Valley, CA.