Phil currently serves as the president of Emmaus Bible College in Dubuque Iowa. His wisdom, insight, and expertise in business, and his leadership of Christian organizations, has uniquely qualified him to take on this challenging role.
Phil joined Emmaus Bible College as a faculty member in 2010 and as founding chair and program director of the Business Administration Program. In 2013 he was appointed to the role of President. Phil holds a B.S. degree in Chemical Engineering from the New Jersey Institute of Technology and an M.B.A. in Marketing and International Business from Temple University in Philadelphia, PA. He is currently working on a PhD in Leadership at Lancaster Bible College in Lancaster, PA.
Phil was born in Ajax, ON, and after several years in the UK and Brazil as a youth, lived in Thornhill, ON and was actively involved in ministry at Beacon Bible Camp in the Gravenhurst area.
After completing his university education in the USA, Phil was employed by the DuPont Company in Wilmington Delaware for 30 years in various operations, finance, marketing, and other leadership roles. He has served as board member and chair at Hickory Cove Bible Camp in Taylorsville, North Carolina, and as an elder at Brandywine Bible Chapel, Wilmington, Delaware. In 2013 he was commended to the leadership of Emmaus Bible College by Asbury Community Chapel, Dubuque, IA.
Phil and his wife Evelyn have five children and ten grandchildren who live VA, PA, and IA. His mother Marguerite lives in Bronte Harbour, ON and faithfully attends Shoreacres Bible Chapel in Burlington. Their youngest daughter is current enrolled at Emmaus Bible College, taking a major in Bible/Theology and Nursing.
Ross was born and raised in Orillia, ON where he accepted Christ as his Saviour at age 10 and added to the fellowship of Dominion Gospel Hall. Among others, he has been in fellowship with assemblies at Highbury Avenue Gospel Hall (London, ON), Assemblee Christiani Evangelico (Torino, Italy) and Milton Gospel Hall (Milton, ON).
Ross obtained a B.A. in Social Sciences from the University of Western Ontario (London, ON) in 1976 and a diploma in Accounting from Wilfrid Laurier University (Waterloo, ON) in 1978 and has been a Chartered Accountant since 1979. He also earned a Masters in Theological Studies from Tyndale Seminary (Toronto, ON) in 2001.
Ross has held a variety of financial and general management positions in his business career. He worked for five years for PriceWaterhouseCoopers, including two in Torino, Italy before returning to Canada. Ross worked two years as Financial Controller of Sonco Steel Tube Limited, before becoming Chief Financial Officer and a Director at Vulcan Packaging Inc., a company traded on the Toronto Stock Exchange and the US Nasdaq. He has also been Chief Financial Officer of NRI Industries Inc. (Toronto, ON), Cimtek Inc. (Burlington, ON) and L. V. Lomas Limited (Brampton, ON).
Ross continues to be active at Milton Gospel Hall in Milton, ON. Ross and his wife Shirley live in Mississauga, ON and have two grown sons.
Ron’s full-time ministry began in 1983 when he and his wife, Debbie, were commended by Edmison Heights Bible Chapel to the Lord’s work in Ecuador. They served there together for 10 years. For the first eight years they worked in Shell, where Ron operated a recording studio built by Elwood Vardy. He produced many albums of Christian music, radio specials, and video productions, some of these the first of their kind in two indigenous languages. In 1991, Ron, Debbie and their children moved to Quito where Ron taught several courses in the Bible institute run by one of the local churches in the city. Together they were involved in church planting and discipleship activities.
In 1993, they returned to Canada in response to an invitation of the FBH board of the time so Ron could work alongside Arnot McIntee, then president of the ministry. In 1995, Arnot retired from active work with the board and Ron assumed responsibility. He writes and produces program material for use by the international producers, creates videos and other on-line material, and promotes the ministry among interested believers.
Rob was born in Yonkers, New York. At the age of 11, he came to know Christ as his Savior while attending Daily Vacation Bible School at Bethany Chapel in Yonkers. Shortly thereafter, he joined the meeting and has been in fellowship ever since.
Rob is a graduate of Emmaus Bible College (Biblical Studies) and the University of Notre Dame (Finance and Business Economics). From 1996 thru 2014, he worked at Morgan Stanley, achieving the title of Executive Director and Information Risk Officer. His accomplishments include helping to launch the Information Security Office and the Information Risk Oversight functions and overseeing all security integration matters related to the Global Wealth Management Group’s merger with Smith Barney. During the Iraq War, he also served as liaison for the firm with the United States Marine Corps and its economic development programs in Iraq.
Rob joined the staff of Believers Stewardship Services in January of 2015 as President, after serving as a member of the Board of Directors since 2011.
In his spare time, Rob enjoys serving through leadership in various ministries. In 2003, Rob founded Christian Evidences Ministries, an apologetics and Bible-exposition-based ministry. Rob serves as President of the Board of Associates for Biblical Research, an archaeological and scientific society dedicated to demonstrating the historical reliability of the Bible. He is Board Chairman for School Ministries, Inc., an organization that helps local fellowships reach nearly 50,000 public school children with Bible teaching and Gospel truth. He serves as a Treasurer of the Perrin Foundation, a charitable trust supporting assembly-related ministries. And, Rob is a Trustee of the Stewards Foundation, an organization dedicated to helping assemblies obtain low-cost mortgages and assisting eligible, full-time commended workers and their families with their healthcare expenses. Rob is an avid skier and hiker (and he loves chocolate ice cream).