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SAN DIMAS, Calif. – Life Pacific University is pleased to announce Dr. Ken Bringas as the new interim director of the M.A. in Theological Studies (MATS), effective July 1, 2022.

Dr. Bringas has been teaching as adjunct faculty at LPU in the online graduate programs for several years. He has served as the lead pastor of New Life Foursquare Church in Harbor City, CA, since 2004, and as director of the Multicultural Ministries for The Foursquare Church from 2000 to 2005. In addition, he has served in Christian higher education at Azusa Pacific University in Admissions and Recruitment. Dr. Bringas holds a B.A. in Global Studies from Azusa Pacific University, an MDiv., with an emphasis in Cross-Cultural Studies, and a Doctor in Ministry from Fuller Theological Seminary.
Founding Director Dr. Eric Lopez states, “I am so excited to have Dr. Ken Bringas serve as the Master of Arts in Theological Studies Interim Director! As the pastor of New Life Church and a graduate of Fuller Theological Seminary, Ken brings extensive pastoral and academic experience. Additionally, his past roles in enrollment at Azusa Pacific University and as the director of Multicultural Ministries for the Foursquare Church make him a perfect fit to lead the MATS program and Life Pacific University into continued growth and influence.”

“As we engaged in conversations and got to know him more, I could see Dr. Bringas is a servant-leader with the heart of a mentor. He strongly believes theological education is a tool to equip pastors and leaders for today and tomorrow. We know the MATS program is in good hands!” says Dr. Daniel Ruarte, Vice President of Academic Affairs.

LPU is pleased to welcome Dr. Bringas to this new role.

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Learn more about the M.A. in Theological Studies program by visiting the program page.