Dr. Jack Hayford

Founder and Chancellor of The King’s University

Jack Hayford is the Founder and Chancellor of The King’s University (formerly The King’s College and Seminary) in Los Angeles, which he founded in 1997. He is probably best known, however, as “Pastor Jack,” founding pastor of The Church On The Way in Van Nuys, California, where he served as senior pastor for more than three decades. A prolific and best-selling author, Pastor Hayford has penned more than 50 books and composed 600 hymns and choruses.


Dr. Robert Morris

Founding Senior Pastor of Gateway Church

Chairman of the Board of The King’s University

Robert Morris is the Founding Senior Pastor of Gateway Church. Since it began in 2000, the church has grown to more than 36,000 active members. He is the bestselling author of 14 books, including The Blessed Life, The God I Never Knew, Truly Free, and Frequency. Robert and his wife, Debbie, have been married 36 years and are blessed with one married daughter, two married sons, and eight grandchildren.


John_Edited_SquareDr. John H. Spurling

President of The King’s University

Associate Senior Pastor of Gateway Church

John Spurling is the President of The King’s University and also serves as an Associate Senior Pastor at Gateway Church in Southlake, Texas. He has been part of the Gateway pastoral staff since 2005. John has more than 30 years of ministry experience as a senior pastor, staff pastor, seminary professor, conference speaker and church consultant. He is a passionate communicator and writer who loves challenging people to live God-honoring lives, and has authored and co-authored numerous equipping and leadership resources currently used in several thousand churches worldwide. John has earned three academic degrees including a Doctor of Ministry degree from Fuller Seminary in Pasadena, California. John and his wife, Penny, have two wonderful children.

The King’s University Board of Trustees

Dr. Jack W. Hayford – Chancellor
Dr. Robert Morris – Chairman
Dr. Ken Ulmer – Vice-Chairman
Pastor Stu Johnson– Secretary
Sterling Brackett
Dr. Danny Carroll
Dr. Fred Cassity
Mr. Larry Dantzler
Pastor Kevin Grove
Pastor Dan Hicks
Pastor Tom Lane
Howard Kaloogian
Mr. Dennis Newman
Dr. Steve Riggle
Dr. John Spurling
Pastor Robert Stearns
Dr. Jack Chuk-Lun Young