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Global Faculty

ACTS has an outstanding global faculty from around the globe to teach and train pastors. Some of our faculty members are:
 

Marli Kennell
Professor, Global Faculty

Marli graduated from Talbot Theological Seminary with a Master’s degree in Systematic Theology. She has ministered to international students and provided Bible training in the United States, the Middle East, Russia and Eastern Europe. She has helped establish and direct ministry training programs for internationals as well as for the churches in her own city. Her passion is teaching the Word of God.


Rev. Dr. Komal Masih
Distinguished Professor

Rev. Dr. Komal Masih has been a senior minister of the Methodist Church, and is very well known and respected nationally and internationally. He provided the much-needed leadership for the training program in India, and taught at different places like Delhi, Kolkata, Lucknow and Sri lanka.  The students loved his teaching, and valued him as a fatherly mentor.

Rev. Komal is a highly esteemed pastor, professor, mentor, translator, and author.  Despite his high credentials, he has also been involved extensively in reaching out to villages least evangelized by the Gospel. 


Dr. Gerard Scolamiero
Professor of Biblical Studies, Systematic Theology & Pastoral Studies

Dr. Gerard Scolamiero is an evangelical Christian who has earned a Bachelor of Arts in Biblical Studies from Biola University, a Masters in New Testament Studies from Western Conservative Baptist Seminary, and a Ph.D. with honors, in Biblical Studies from Cambridge Graduate School.

He has been in the ministry since 1980 and possesses comprehensive church planting, pastoral, prison chaplaincy and missionary experience throughout the Pacific Rim, the former Soviet Union and South America.  Since 1994 he has taught at numerous new evangelical Bible colleges, seminaries and Christian universities that have opened up throughout the former Soviet Union and Eastern Europe since the fall of communism.

Dr. Scolamiero has served as a professor of  Biblical Studies, Systematic Theology and Pastoral Studies for Cambridge Graduate School and Emmanuel College of Christian Studies from 2002 – 2011.  He has written a number of books including: A General Introduction to the New Testament and Survey of the Gospel of Matthew and, ROMANS: The Gospel of Jesus Christ Defined, Defended, and Applied.

He lives in Exeter, New Hampshire, with his wife, Cindy.  They have two adult sons who are faithfully living for the Lord named Jonathan, and Nathan.


Richard Rood
Professor, Global Faculty

Rick Rood has been serving as a chaplain at two hospitals in Texas concurrently: Dallas Regional Medical Center in Mesquite since 1996, and Green Oaks Psychiatric Hospital in Dallas since 1998. He has also served as the director of publications for Probe Ministries, in a ministry with International Students, Inc., as an Associate Professor for Field Education with Dallas Theological Seminary, and pastored a church in the Seattle area.  Rick received his B.A. degree from Seattle Pacific University, and his Th.M. from Dallas Seminary.  As a professor with ACTS International, Rick is teaching theological and counseling courses with the ACTS Institutes. Rick cared for his wife Polly devotedly during her twenty-year journey with a neurodegenerative illness until her home-going in 2003.  Rick and Polly have two adult children -- Jeff and Jill.  After a five-year, long distance courtship, Rick and his new wife Li Lin were married October 20, 2012. They first met when she was a student in the U.S. in the late 80s, during which time she came to know the Lord. She has been serving as church administrator at Friendship Presbyterian Church in Taipei since the late 90s.


Dr. Andrew Nguyen
Professor, Global Faculty

Dr. Andrew Nguyen, an immigrant from Vietnam, received his MA in Intercultural Studies from Biola University, Master of Divinity from Golden Gate Baptist Theological Seminary, Doctor of Ministry from San Francisco Theological Seminary, and Ph.D. degree in Political Science from Claremont University. He wrote his D.Min. dissertation on “Helping New Vietnamese Immigrants and Their Spiritual Development.”  He has served with the Vietnamese churches in United States, and has been a frequent and effective teacher in various countries.   


Dr. Le Minh Dat

Dr. Le Minh Dat received his Doctor of Divinity in Leadership degree from Miami International Seminary, and his M.A degree in Biblical Studies from New Covenant University. Dat is currently the pastor of Vietnam Agape Outreach Church in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam. Prior to his call to the ministry, he was a business consultant with the Giao Chau Corp. in Vietnam.


Moses MeeOnn Lee

Moses received his B.Th. degree from Malaysia Bible Seminary, M.A. degree from South East Asia Theological Seminary (Indonesia), M.Th. degree from South East Asia Graduate School of Theology (Singapore), and he is currently a Ph.D. candidate at the Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary (Fort Worth, Texas). He was awarded the Rev Peter Hsu Award for being the outstanding Alumni of Malaysia Bible Seminary, Malaysia in 1997. He has served as the Acting Dean of Studies, School of Theology (1991-1992), Dean of Studies, School of Theology (1993-1994), Associate Dean of Chinese Department (1995-1996), Dean of Chinese Department cum Dean of Studies (1998-2005) at Malaysia Bible Seminary. He has also been involved in his pastoral duties at the Gospel Hall Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia (1988-1990), and Gospel Hall Cameron Highlands, Malaysia (1984-1987).  


Monica Lee

Mrs Monica Lee holds a Master’s degree of Ministry from Malaysia Bible Seminary, and a Biblical Counseling Certificate from Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary (Forth Worth, Texas). She has served in Agape Counseling Centre. She is a facilitator of Premarital Counseling and a speaker at women's events. She is a member of American Association of Christian Counseling (AACC). She is married to Moses Lee Mee Onn, and they have three children and a daughter in-law: Jonathan & Stephanie, Grace and David.


Terry & Debby Baxter

Terry and Debby Baxter are both graduates of Moody Bible Institute in Chicago.  Terry has planted or pastored several churches in the United States He is currently the Executive Director of Global Compassion Network and travels as a speaker both nationally and internationally.  They have a passion for world evangelism and delight in training nationals to reach and care for their own people.

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