Leadership

Governing Board

Robert Turnage
President

Robert Turnage is the senior pastor of Victory Temple, in Beaumont, Texas. As pastor, Pastor Turnage and the church have carried on a home and foreign missionary ministry program that includes weekly television services and outreach to help build the Kingdom of God. With the passing of Brother Clendennen in 2009, Pastor Turnage assumed the role as President of the School of Christ International.

Brian Larsen
Vice President

Brian Larsen started working with the School of Christ in 1999. He remembers clearly the day that he sat at breakfast with Pastor Clendennen in the country of Jordan. God confirmed the call He had placed on his life in 1995 to become a full-time missionary with the School of Christ. Brian has been Director/Supervisor over South America. He now oversees the work in Argentina, Bolivia, Brazil, Chile, Paraguay, and Uruguay. In 2010 God opened the door for Brian to take the School of Christ to Japan.

Brenda Turnage
Secretary

Brenda is the wife of Sr. Pastor Robert Turnage, who is the pastor of Victory Temple, and the daughter of Bertram and Janice Clendennen. She came to work for Victory Temple and the Voice of Victory in 1975. When the name formally changed in 2003 to the School of Christ International she became the Administrator. She also serves as Secretary/Treasurer on the Governing Board.

Donal Chance

Donal Chance is the pastor of Bible Tabernacle Church in Bridge City, LA and president of the Bayou Land Missions in Bridge City, LA. He has worked with the School of Christ since 1996 as Director of Venezuela. Pastor Chance was the first director from the School of Christ to go into Columbia. He has pioneered many mission works and churches among the Venezuelans, Columbians, and Wayuu Indians. He is over the full-time School of Christ in Valencia, where students from all over Venezuela and Columbia are brought to be trained. He also has a ministry in Angola Prison.

Dale Martin

Dale Martin is the owner of the Martin Law Firm in Broussard, LA. He has worked with the School of Christ since 1995 as director over the Philippines. He is the founder and president of “Looking to the Harvest,” a missions outreach ministry. He has served on the board of directors of School of Christ International since 2003.

Field Directors

Marion Dodson

Dr. Marion Dodson, after retiring from his practice as an Ear, Nose, and Throat doctor, moved to Honduras to do humanitarian work. He was introduced to Pastor Clendennen and the School of Christ in 2005, and became Director over Honduras. The work has grown into the surrounding countries of El Salvador, Columbia, Nicaragua, Cuba, Guatemala, Panama, Bolivia, and Venezuela.

Daren Downs

Daren Downs is a full-time missionary that began working in the foreign field in 1993 when he made his first trip to Russia to sponsor a former student of the School of Christ in Moscow. Currently, he is overseeing work in Thailand with David Jacobson. Daren also assists the School of Christ in going wherever he is needed. He is the missions’ director for his home church, Living Waters in Chino, California.

David Gearheart

David Gearheart went to Russia in 1991 to help Pastor Clendennen with the first School of Christ. He has continued to live and work in Russia since that time. He is Co-Director over Russia and Estonia.

Ken Geisendorfer

Ken Geisendorfer is the Pastor of the Open Arms Ministry in Quincy, IL. He has worked with the School of Christ since 2001. He had the privilege of traveling with Bro. Clendennen to Armenia, Iraq, Cambodia and Vietnam. Ken is now the Director over Vietnam, Cambodia, Laos, Myanmar (Burma), and Korea.

Richard Goebel

Richard Goebel has been supporting the School of Christ since 1996 and working with the School in Ethiopia since 2006. He became Director over Ethiopia in 2010. He also travels and works wherever he is needed in other areas of the School of Christ. This year he has worked very closely with Dr. Dodson in Honduras and Nicaragua.

David Jacobson

David Jacobson began working with the School of Christ in June of 2000 when God sent Bro. Clendennen to Mae Sot, Thailand, to the church that he had pioneered. “I knew that I had finally found the truth of the Word of God.” Brother Jacobson began working in the Refugee Camps among the Karen people who had fled Burma and he is working among the Karen people that have immigrated to the United States.

Keith Malcomson

Since 2001, Keith Malcomson has been working with the School of Christ alongside B. H. Clendennen in Ireland, Britain, and Europe, seeking to raise up a voice once again to call this prodigal continent back to God. He has been involved in organizing conventions in different countries as well as traveling to preach and teach. Keith is Director over England, Germany, Holland, Ireland, Scotland, Sweden, and Wales.

Dale Martin

Dale Martin is the owner of the Martin Law Firm in Broussard, LA. He has worked with the School of Christ since 1995 as director over the Philippines. He is the founder and president of “Looking to the Harvest,” a missions outreach ministry. He has served on the board of directors of School of Christ International since 2003.

Curtis McGehee

Curtis McGehee has been the Senior Pastor at Abiding Life Church in Whitney, Texas for 30 years. Pastor McGehee began a ministry of missionary/evangelism in 1992, starting in Moscow, Russia with the School of Christ International. He has also ministered around the world working with the School of Christ in such places as Armenia, Africa, Asia, China, Vietnam, Europe, the Middle East, the Fiji Islands, South and Central America, and Israel. He is now the Director over Israel.

Stephen McKay

Stephen McKay went through the School of Christ in 2004, and it was there that God began to speak to his heart about missions. Papua New Guinea, a small island nation in the South Pacific, has been the main country where he has worked with the School of Christ as director. He also travels to run Schools and conferences in other areas of the world where ever he is needed.

Joel Pledge

Joel Pledge is the Pastor of Cross Roads Assembly of God in Three Way, TN. Joel traveled to Russia with the School of Christ in 1995 as the Director of the Kaliningrad Region of Russia. During the next five years he participated in Schools across Russia and the Republic of Georgia. In the fall of 1998 Bro. Clendennen asked Joel to be the Director of East Asia School of Christ, and since that time he has traveled extensively throughout China, Mongolia, and Russia.

Lawrence Register

Lawrence Register is a graduate of Ozark Bible Institute in Neosho, Missouri. He pastored for approximately 19 years and spent 25 years living in Mexico as a full-time missionary with his wife, Lorraine, and children. In 2014, he moved to Beaumont, Texas, to attend Victory Temple with Pastor Robert Turnage. The Lord has since called him and his wife back to México to work with School of Christ International.

Lee Shipp

Lee Shipp is the founder and senior pastor of First New Testament Church in Baton Rouge, LA and has worked with the School of Christ since 1992. He is Founder and President of “A Call to the Heart,” a ministry of evangelism. Brother Shipp has served on the Board of Directors of the School of Christ and currently he is serving as Director over Poland, Hungary, Czech Republic, Croatia, and Serbia.

Pete Spackman

Pete Spackman is the Director of the School of Christ International Prison Ministries in North and South America, and Russia. “Pastor Clendennen called me in late 1992 and asked me to pray about the possibility of going to work with him in the prisons of Russia. In 2001 I started working with the prisons in the United States.” The Pete Spackman Volunteer of the Year Award was instituted in 2009 by CCA’s Inmate Programs department, with the inaugural honor bestowed to its namesake. He is over the School of Christ operations in all of the CCA owned prisons, jails, and detention centers.

Aubry Tyler

Aubry Tyler is the pastor of the Full Gospel Church in Center Point, LA, and began working with the School of Christ in 1995. He started by planting churches with SOC graduates, holding crusades, and overseeing graduations. In 2005 he opened schools in Trinidad and Tobago. The work grew and spread into the surrounding countries where the work is continuing. He continues to oversee the work in Guyana, French Guiana, Grenada, St. Vincent, Greece, Suriname, Trinidad, Antigua, Dominica and Aruba.