Your Instructors for Foundation I

Stephen Leston, Jeff Christopherson, and Kathy Richards Bhatia finish up our program of courses. All three are deeply passionate about engaging culture with the gospel. You are in for a treat as you interact with them.

Associate Professor of Apologetics

Stephen Leston

Dr. Stephen Leston is the President of To Every Tribe, a mission training and sending agency. Prior to this role, Stephen served as the pastor of Kishwaukee Bible Church in DeKalb Illinois. He has been involved in ministry for over 20 years. He loves preaching, teaching, and equipping the next generation of leaders how to do the same. In addition to being the Author of The Bible in World History, He is also the author of The Illustrated Guide to Bible Battles and has contributed to several volumes of the Layman's Commentary Series. Steve's heart is to see people understand how to read, understand and apply the Christian Bible to their lives.

Associate Professor of Social Justice

Kathy Richards Bhatia

Kathy provides leadership to the She Is Safe Work for women and girls in high-risk communities in the Middle East, while she raises awareness, advocacy and practical interventions to address the extreme challenges they face. Kathy develops and nurtures our partnerships in the region that equip women and girls to build a secure, stable and spiritually vibrant future.

Associate Professor of Church Planting

Jeff Christopherson

Jeff is Chief Missiologist and Co-Founder of the Send Institute. Author of several books including Kingdom Matrix: Designing a Church for the Kingdom of God, and Kingdom First: Starting Churches that Shape Movements. His weekly column ‘Missio Mondays’ is featured in Christianity Today. Jeff serves as a Co-Vocational pastor of The Sanctuary in Oakville, Ontario. He is married to Laura and has two children.

What are you waiting for?

We do not just simply fill your heads, but your hearts so that your hands are motivated and equipped to lead movements.