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Developing Whole Leaders for the whole World

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


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.
Ambassador-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


Michele Bachmann (1986)
Dean of Regent University's Robertson School of Government, Virginia Beach, VA


Mary Banks (1980)
MSM, SPHR, Principal, WOW Consulting Group


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


Bill Bartlett
Founder, Chairman, and CEO of Callidus Technologies (Retired)


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


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 (1988) Childs
Missionaries, Niger, Africa


Rick Ciaramitaro  
Pastor, Open Bible Faith Fellowship of Canada


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


Michael Coleman  


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


Phil Cooke (1976)
President, Cooke Media Group


Keith Craft  
Pastor, Elevate Life Church


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


Paul Daugherty (2008)
Lead Pastor, Victory Church, Tulsa, OK


Sharon Daugherty (1976)
Founder, Victory Church, Tulsa, OK


Daniel Delgado  
Executive Director, Third Day Missions Inc.


Tessie Güell DeVore
President, LUMO


Rev. Hal Donaldson
President & CEO, Convoy of Hope, Inc., Springfield, MO


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


Doug Fears
Former Executive Vice President & Chief Financial Officer, Helmerich & Payne, Inc., Tulsa, OK


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


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


Johnie Hampton (1991)
Owner and Founder, Hampton Creative, Tulsa, OK


Bruce C. Hanson  
Owner, Hanson Communications


Maria Hanson (1986)
Willmar, Minnesota


Gordon Helm (1975-B.S., 1978-MBA)
Vice President and Controller of Helmerich & Payne, Inc. (Retired)


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


Al Hollingsworth
Founder, Christian Business Ministries/B.O.S.S. Movement/Vertical Leap
Ontario, CA


Barry Hon  
President, Hon Development Company


Rob Hoskins  
President & CEO, OneHope


Brian Houston  
Pastor, Hillsong Church, Australia


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


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.


Sheryl Kloehr (1986)
President and Founder, iRefresh Ministries


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


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


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. Charles McKinney  
Consultant; Former Director of Educational Services, Florida Gulf Coast University


Dr. Jere Melilli (In Perpetuity)  
Pastor and Co-Founder, Christian Life Fellowship and Christian Life Academy


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


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


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


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


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


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


Rick Pearson (1977)
Founder, Richard Pearson Ministries, Inc.; Host of ProphecyUSA TV program


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 (Retired)


Gordon Robertson  
Chief Executive Officer, Christian Broadcasting Network


Bob Rodgers
Senior Pastor, Evangel World Prayer Center, Louisville, KY


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


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 & Professor Emeritus 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


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/CEO, The Freemount Corporation and President/CEO, Roots Java Coffee


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


Tom Winters (1980)
Partner/Attorney, Winters & King, Inc., Tulsa, OK


Dale G. Wilkerson (1979)
V.P. & Controller, Alliance Resource Partners, L.P. (Retired)


Marcos Witt  
Founder/CEO, CanZion Group


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


Kelly Wright (2008)
TV journalist, recording artist, speaker, host of The Kelly Wright Show