College of Theology Leadership and Faculty

Our leadership and faculty members uphold a commitment to develop each student individually, engaging you as you pursue your own path toward ministry leadership. Our theology faculty aim to prepare you for a life of faithful ministry and service within your community and beyond. Explore the leadership, faculty and ministry staff and the advisory board for the College of Theology. Contact us with questions about theology programs at Grand Canyon University.

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College Leadership and Faculty


  • Tacy Ashby — Senior vice president of K-12 educational development, GCU
  • Bill Borinstein — Senior pastor, Hope Bible Church
  • Shane Copeland — Senior pastor, St. George’s Anglican Church; Adjunct professor, GCU
  • Randy Deal — Lead director of facilities, outreach and safety, Rock Point Arizona; Administrator, Vision Arizona
  • Obed Escobar — Director, Titus Foundation
  • Tim Griffin — Vice president of student affairs, dean of students and university pastor, GCU
  • Josh Harp — Pastor, King of Kings Church, PCA
  • Dr. David Joynt — Senior pastor, Valley Presbyterian Church
  • Jeff Larson — Lead director of kids, youth and young adults, Rock Point Arizona
  • Monty Patton — Director, Send Network Arizona
  • Reggie Rice — Adult ministries pastor, Christ Church of the Valley 
  • Ryan Romeo — Associate pastor, Living Streams Church 
  • Tyler Thompson — Pastor of communities and worship and elder, Redemption Arcadia; Adjunct professor, GCU