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Each year men and women of exceptional accomplishment are awarded honorary

and earned doctoral degrees.


These recipients embody and esteem the ideals of Life Point Christian University’s core values of being—academically excellent, globally engaged, intentionally diverse, personally transforming, and socially relevant.


The President’s Roundtable is a tradition that will annually commemorate our doctoral honorees and other select people of outstanding public influence.

The following individuals were selected Life Point Christian University's Board of Trustees and installed in the Presidents Roundtable:



Pastors Ellson & Debra Bennett

Pastors Ellson & Debra are the Founders of Covenant of Faith Church located on the Navajo Nation in Hidden Springs, AZ. CFC is a ministry of many outreaches devoted to meeting the needs of the Indigenous People of America and the world. The Bennetts travel extensively throughout the United States and North America.  Ellson has ministered to millions of people through the Trinity Broadcasting Network of Arizona. Along with his ministry, he is also a renowned Native American Artist.

Rev. Todd Bailey

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Rabbi Jack Zimmerman

Rabbi Jack is the founder of Tree of Life Congregation in Phoenix, Arizona. He is a Messianic Rabbi with the Messianic Jewish Alliance of America and Staff Evangelist for Jewish Voice Ministries International. Rabbi Jack is also an Instructor for LPCU. He is also an award winning reporter, radio and television host, and has taught Bible classes throughout the United States, and at theological universities in Russia and the Ukraine.


Rev. Todd resides in Fort Collins, CO. He is the President of Todd Bailey Ministries. Rev. Todd is an itinerant minister, an Author and travels Nationally and Internationally preaching and teaching the Word of God. His travels have taken him to 43 states and twenty-one nations around the world, ministering in eighteen nations of Bible Schools on five continents.



Pastor Sally Edwards

Since 1986, Pastor Sally and her husband Dr. Ricky Edwards have endeavored to reach and teach people of all ages bringing forth God’s message of salvation, healing, hope, and deliverance. She is currently the Pastor of Family Worship Center in Pawnee, OK.  


Pastor Marion Ingeneri

Pastor Marion is a strategist with prophetic insight. Her leadership perspectives have helped churches and leaders around the world. As an ordained minister with the Foursquare Church, she takes her calling seriously, presenting messages and living life in a way that challenges people to respond to God. 

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Pastor Bob Hake

Bob Hake served on staff at the Orangewood Nazarene Church in Phoenix, Arizona, for 31 years; the last 22 as lead pastor. He currently serves as a Lead Pastor at Pure Heart Church in Glendale, Arizona. 


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Pastor Dan Steffen

Dan has had the privilege of serving in ministry for 30 years, and was ordained in 1995. He accepted the role as the Senior Pastor of Pure Heart Church in 2005. He is also the founding pastor of School Connect Ministries, a non-profit connecting churches and businesses with local schools, and the Resilient Church, which is a conference and support ministry for churches that are passionate about impacting those dealing with trauma, mental health and addiction issues. 

Pastor Rene Diamond

Licensed for ten years with the Board of Behavioral Health of Arizona and licensed and ordained with the International Church of Foursquare since 1987, Pastor Rene specializes  in providing individual, addictions, grief, martial, family and abuse counseling to clients from a Christian perspective. Married for 49 years to her childhood sweetheart Pastor Howard Diamond, her heart is to leave a legacy of the love of the Lord to everyone who comes into her life.



Messianic Rabbi Allan Moorhead

As a devout and zealous teacher of God's Word and truth, Rabbi Moorhead has ministered both in Israel and the United States through God's Word, prayer and music. He is a licensed preacher, an ordained  Messianic Pastor, and the Founder and Senior Rabbi of Hebraic Harvest International. He currently serves as Rabbi of Arrowhead Messianic Congregation. 


Pastor LaNora Morin

Dr. LaNora Morin is the President of FountainGate Ministries International.  She has been gifted by the Lord with a dynamic prophetic ministry. LaNora travels and ministers nationally & internationally declaring God’s Word with the revelation the Lord has given her. Her message has brought breakthroughs to the lives of both individuals and churches.


Rev. Ricky Edwards

Rev. Ricky and his wife Pastor Sally Edwards pastor Family Worship Center and travel across the country teaching and preaching the Word of God with signs following. Since 1986, he and his wife have endeavored to reach and teach people of all ages bringing forth God's message of salvation, healing, hope and deliverance.


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Bishop B. Derone Robinson

Bishop B. Derone Robinson was the Founder of Word of Abundant Life Christian Center in Phoenix, Arizona. Bishop Robinson was called into ministry in 1978, licensed in 1986, ordained in 1989 and consecrated a Bishop in November 2009. In ministry for over 36 years, he traveled and ministered extensively conducting teaching seminars and evangelistic outreaches throughout the United States and many countries abroad to include Africa, Spain, Russia, Saudi Arabia, and Italy. 


Pastor Dawn Masters

Dawn has been in Christian leadership all of her adult life. She is currently a CARE Pastor at The Refuge Church in Russellville, AR, and an Honorary graduate of Life Point Christian University. She also serves as LPCU's Director of Student Affairs, providing compassion and guidance to all students.


Apostle Tim Odom

Ordained with the International Church of the Foursquare Gospel, Tim is an apostolic missionary for the Foursquare Church in St. Lucia. He has served as a full-time minister since 1988 and has most recently received his doctorate degree from Life Point Christian University.


Apostle Barb Odom

Barbara Odom along with her husband Tim is a Foursquare Church Apostolic Missionary in St. Lucia. She has also led many teams on short-term missions trips and has been in 29 nations. She has most recently helped established a Bible Institute in Saint Lucia, WI.

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