L.J. is a semi-retired minster of the gospel with more than 55 years of service. Converted in 1953, he graduated West Texas State University, Apostolic Faith Bible College, and Northwestern Theological Seminary with a PhD in missions. He is an ordained minister with the Apostolic Faith Movement and a member of FGEA.
His wife, Ida is the Academic Dean of Students, chairwoman of graduate studies and also is an instructor of courses.
His ministry has carried him to several states where he planted two new churches, one camp ground, one youth camp ground, one teenage work
in Follett, Texas called the “Filling Station”, and founded the Great Commission Bible College in 2007.
In February 2007 L.J. and Ida planted the Apostolic Faith Internation- al Online Bible Institute from their home. Every week since that time new students have enrolled from around the world and have started many new churches, junior academies, orphanages, and Bible colleges. As of January 2013, there are 3,333 students enrolled from 104 countries pushing the Great Commission forward. Many of the students are planting new churches and orphanages.
In 2012 the name was changed to Great Commission Bible College to better identify to the public that the mission of the Bible College is the Great Commission
GCBC graduate students around the world are now opening GCBC distant learning centers using 104 GCBC courses.