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 bestselling author, Hayford has penned more than 50 books and composed 600 hymns and choruses. He and his late wife, Anna, were married 62 years and were blessed with 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, a multicampus church in the Dallas/Fort Worth Metroplex. Since it began in 2000, the church has grown to more than 39,000 active members. His television program is aired in over 190 countries, and his radio feature, “Worship & the Word with Pastor Robert,” airs on radio stations across America. He serves as chancellor of The King’s University and is the bestselling author of numerous books, including “The Blessed Life,” “The God I Never Knew,” “Truly Free,” and “Frequency.” Robert and his wife, Debbie, have been married 38 years and are blessed with one married daughter, two married sons, and nine 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 35 years, and are blessed to enjoy life with a son, three daughters, three sons-in-law and four 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