Dr. Jack Hayford

Founder and Chancellor Emeritus of The King’s University

Jack Hayford is the founder and chancellor emeritus 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, Hayford has penned more than 50 books and composed 600 hymns and choruses. He and his late wife, Anna, were married for 62 years and have four children, eleven grandchildren, and a growing number of great-grandchildren.


Dr. Robert Morris

Founding Senior Pastor of Gateway Church

Chancellor 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 39,000 active members. He is featured on the daily television program “The Blessed Life” and hosts “Worship & the Word” on radio stations across America. Morris is also the best-selling author of 14 books, including “The Blessed Life,” “The God I Never Knew,” “Truly Free,” and “Frequency.” He and his wife, Debbie, have been married 37 years and are blessed with one married daughter, two married sons, and eight grandchildren.

Dr. David Cole

Interim President of The King’s University

In addition to his current role as interim president, David Cole continues in his responsibilities as Dean of the Jack W. Hayford School of Graduate Studies and CAO. Dr. Cole has spent over 25 years in Christian higher education, including a decade as a college president, and has more than 30 years of credentialed ministry experience. With a passion for bridging persons and communities, he has served in interdenominational leadership efforts focusing on unity and reconciliation. His publications include a number of articles and book contributions in areas related to Pentecostal studies, Christian unity, history and theology. Dr. Cole has earned four degrees, including a PhD in theology from Fuller Theological Seminary.  He and his wife, Julie, have been married for 35 years, and are blessed to enjoy life with a son, three daughters, two sons-in-law and four amazing grandchildren.

The King’s University Board of Trustees

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