Randy Lawrence



The Spirit is moving at Messenger College and challenging us to FOCUS.


  • The staff and faculty at MC are completely FOCUSED on developing world-changing Pentecostal leaders for the twenty-first century. ​

  • ​Our students are FOCUSED on their calling and development as leaders.​

  • ​Our leadership and governing board are FOCUSED on our mission. 

We live in EXCITING times and I am thrilled about what God is doing in our MC community!  A culture of LEADERSHIP and PURPOSE is developing more and more each day.

If you are a potential student who is ready to FOCUS on your calling, you need to be at MC. Choosing to pursue your education is important; choosing to pursue your education AND your calling is essential. 

If you have any questions or if our staff can serve you in any way, please contact us!





Dr. Candace Rayburn

Vice President of

Academic Affairs


Dr. Steven Bontrager 

Department Chair of Christian Ministries


Justice Ming

Community Life Coordinator


Angela Heppner

Vice President of

Business Affairs


Carolyn Dowd
Director of Financial Aid and Registrar


Michaela Dove
Enrollment Services Counselor


Dr. James Rayburn

Department Chair of Counseling


Mary Thomason



Fiona Parker

Vice President of

Student Development


Samuel Kinnin
Residence Director


Randy Lawrence 



Current Year Instructors

Bontrager, Stephen, D.Min., Portland Seminary/George Fox University
Brigham, Bryan, M.A. Religion & M.Div., Logsdon School of Theology, ThM, Gateway Seminary
Carter, Olivia P., MATS, Assemblies of God Theological Seminary
Caywood, Jason, M.Div., Fuller Theological Seminary
Charles, Lindsay, M.A. English Literature, University of North Texas
Dowd, Carolyn, B.S. Accounting, University of Indianapolis
Haecker, Kathy, M.A. Professional Counseling, Amberton University
Ingle, Vernell, M.Div., Assemblies of God Theological Seminary
Ivey, Meredith, M.Ed. Counseling, University of North Texas
Kincaid, Virgil, B.A. Missions, Southern Bible College
Lawrence, Randall, M.A. Management and Leadership, Liberty University
Lott, Trenten, D.W.S., Robert E. Webber Institute for Worship Studies
Martinez, Rick, B.A. Government, University of Texas Austin
Minor, Ronald R., D.D., B.A, History, B.A. Ministry and Education, Southeastern University
Parker, Fiona, M.A.T., Special Education, Liberty University
Rayburn, Candace, J.D., Liberty University, Ph.D., Leadership, University of the Cumberlands
Rayburn, James, D.Min., Louisville Presbyterian Theological Seminary
Smith, Denise, M.A. Marriage & Family Counseling, Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary
Smith, Kathleen, M.A. Organizational Leadership, Southwestern Assemblies of God University
Thomason, Mary, M.L.S., Texas Women’s University

Faculty members not teaching this academic year

Brubaker, Donald, M. Div., Oral Roberts University
Casebier, Gary, M.A. Marriage & Family Counseling, M.A. Ministry Based Evangelism, S.W. Baptist Theological Seminary
Caughran, Steve L., M.T.S, Liberty University
Davis, Danny W., M.A. Intercultural Ministry, Assemblies of God Theological Seminary
Evans, Harrison, M.A. Communication, University of Kentucky
Harmon, D. Paul, M.Div., Grand Canyon University
Ingle, Jared, M.A. Counseling, Assemblies of God Theological Seminary; M.A. Theological Studies, Asbury Theological Seminary
Jennings, Jon, M.T.S., Regent University
Jolly, Justin, M.A. History, University of Texas Arlington
Kim, Moses, M.Div. Southern Baptist Theological Seminary
Maciel, Victor, M.S.Ed. Mathematics Education, Radford University
Parker, Sloan, M.A. Systematic Theology, Wheaton College Graduate School; M.A. History of Christianity,
Wheaton College Graduate School
Rayburn, Mimi, MSN, FNP, Frontier University
Romero, Carla, M.S. Human Services, Southwest Assemblies of God University
Walter, Miranda, M.A. Theology and Ministry, Fuller Theological Seminary
West, Michael, M.A. Christian Apologetics, Biola University