Board of Directors
Dr. Dan Wokaty – General Director (CEO) & Secretary
Dr. Dan Wokaty placed his trust in Christ in 1990. He later attended Bob Jones University to study business and then switched to a missions major with a Spanish minor after surrendering to preach in 1993. He then pursued a master’s degree to better equip himself to train Mexicans for service to the Lord. Dan and Opal were married in 1997, and in 2001 they were commissioned by Iglesia Bautista de la Fe (Greenville, SC) to serve in Hermosillo, Sonora, Mexico, at Ebenezer Bible College and Seminary (IPES). They served at IPES until 2018. At the college, Opal taught Music Theory and Piano, and helped develop the college's music program. Dan taught over a dozen courses at the college and served as academic dean for seven years. After receiving his Doctorate of Pastoral Theology from BJU in 2014, Dan became the seminary dean at IPES and created a Master’s in Teaching Bible degree program to equip Mexicans to teach in Bible colleges.Click here to read more
Dr. David Shumate – Chairman & President; Treasurer
In January, 2023, after 18 years, Dr. David Shumate stepped down from being MGMI’s General Director but continues to serve as an important part of our MGMI board as the President and Treasurer. The Lord has given him and his wife Linda new responsibilities at International Baptist College and Seminary in Gilbert, Arizona. Dr. Shumate is now the Academic Dean of the college, and Linda serves in the office.
Rev. Steve Rubio – Vice Chairman & Vice President
Pastor Steven M. Rubio was saved at 18 years of age at The Evangelical Baptist Church in Phoenix, Arizona. After being called into full-time service, Pastor Rubio studied at MGMI’s Bible college, the Ebenezer Bible College and Seminary in Hermosillo, Mexico, and graduated in 2002. His wife Esther is also a graduate of the college. Pastor Rubio served as a youth pastor of his home church for five years while pastoring “La Misión del Norte,” a Spanish church in Scottsdale, AZ. Since 2009 he has served as senior pastor of The Evangelical Baptist Church.
Dr. Kevin Schaal
Kevin Schaal graduated from Bob Jones University, Greenville, SC, receiving a Bachelor of Arts degree in 1984. He then earned a Master of Divinity from Calvary Baptist Seminary of Lansdale, PA, in 1987, and a Doctor of Ministry from International Baptist College, Tempe, AZ, in 1995.
He has served as the senior pastor of Northwest Valley Baptist Church since its beginning in 1987. The church’s mission outreach has planted five other churches, four in Arizona and one in Puebla, Mexico.
Dr. Schaal sometimes teaches as an adjunct professor at colleges in the States and overseas. He also serves as an executive member and advisor on various ministry boards. He is the president of FBFI.
Rev. David Cortés Plata
Rev. David Cortés Plata was born in Tijuana, Baja California and has been a faithful part of Iglesia Bautista Puerta Abierta, the church pastored by his father. He had the privilege of attending IPES for a year before he went to Bob Jones University where he graduated with a BA in Bible ('07), and an MA in Pastoral Studies in ('09). He has been serving as the assistant pastor to his father in his home church for 12 years and has just finished his course load for a DMin in Expository Preaching from BJU Seminary. He is happily married to Sarah Ludwig Cortes and the Lord has blessed their family with two boys, Nemi and Isaac.
Biografía de David Cortés Plata
Rev. David Cortés Plata nació en Tijuana, Baja California y ha sido siempre un miembro fiel de la Iglesia Bautista Puerta Abierta que pastorea su padre. Él tuvo el privilegio de asistir al IPES por un Año antes de asistir a la Universidad de Bob Jones de la que se graduó con una licenciatura en Biblia (2007) y una maestría en Estudios Pastorales (2009). Él ha servido al lado de su padre como pastor asistente de su Iglesia por 12 años y acaba de terminar sus clases para obtener un Doctorado en Ministerio en predicación expositiva del Seminario BJU. Él está felizmente casado con Sarah Ludwig y Dios ha bendecido su familia con dos hijos, Nemi e Isaac.
Pastor Fernando Montt
Pastor Fernando Montt was born in Cartagena, Colombia. After trusting Jesus Christ as his Savior at the age of 14, he grew spiritually through the ministry of the Faithful Word Baptist Church pastored by Cesar Lamboglia. The Lord called him to train and to dedicate himself completely to the ministry and led him to study at Puerto Rico Baptist College, where he graduated with a Bachelor’s degree in Bible. Continuing his preparation, he finished a Master’s degree in Theology and is now in the process of obtaining an M.Div. and a doctoral degree in Education. He is currently pastoring Iglesia Bautista Victoria (Victory Baptist Church) in Wingate, North Carolina, a ministry under which Seminario Bautista Logos (Logos Baptist Seminary) was founded. He is happily married to his beloved wife Gisela whom he met in Puerto Rico. She is originally from Hermosillo, Sonora, Mexico, where she trusted in Christ as her Savior and grew in the Lord at Emanuel Baptist Church, pastored by MGMI missionary Ron Cochran who is also the director of Ebenezer Bible College and Seminary (IPES). Bro. Montt had the opportunity to serve and teach at Ebenezer Bible College and Seminary (IPES), where he was introduced to the work of MGM International, and now he serves as an MGMI board member.
Biografía de Fernando Montt
El Pastor Fernando Montt nació en Cartagena, Colombia. El Señor lo salvó a la edad de 14 años, y creció espiritualmente en la Iglesia Bautista Palabra Fiel, pastoreada por el Pr. Cesar Lamboglia, hasta que el Señor lo llamó a entrenarse y dedicarse por completo al misterio. Tuvo el privilegio de obtener su formación en la isla de Puerto Rico, a través del Colegio Universitario Bautista de Puerto Rico, donde obtuvo su Licenciatura en Artes Bíblicas. Continuó su preparación con una maestría en Teología y actualmente cursa una maestría en Divinidades y un doctorado de Educación. Por la gracia de Dios hoy pastorea la Iglesia Bautista Victoria en Wingate, Carolina del Norte, ministerio bajo el que fundó el Seminario Bautista Logos, el cual preside en estos momentos. Disfruta del matrimonio junto a su amada esposa Gisela Montt, a quien conoció en Puerto Rico. Su esposa es originaria de Hermosillo, Sonora, Méx. Conoció del Señor y creció en la Iglesia Bautista Emanuel, dirigida por el Pr. Ronald Cochran. Fue ahí donde el pastor Fernando tuvo la oportunidad de servir y enseñar en el Instituto Práctico Ebenezer y Seminario (IPES), siendo este un medio importante para conocer la agencia MGMI, donde goza de tener ahora una oportunidad de servir.
Dr. Daniel J. Oldham.
DJ serves as the college pastor at Tri-City Baptist Church. Apart from having two PhDs, he has been working on a seminary degree at IBCS. He also leads Re:Vive ASU, an outreach ministry to Arizona State University. He and his wife also serve as dormitory supervisors at IBCS, and are enjoying their new baby boy, Joel.
Herb Taylor came to know Christ as his Savior at the age of 11 and during his teenage years he received a call to preach. Herb and his wife, Wanda, served in local church ministry for nearly 16 years in Pennsylvania and Virginia and also engaged in evangelistic missionary ministry for 15 years, ministering in churches, Christian camps, and schools throughout the United States. Herb and Wanda served with Baptist Church Planters for 11 years. During that time, Herb was the Hispanic Ministries Coordinator with BCP and they traveled together across the country to encourage and assist church planters and their families. In 2014, they founded the "National Conference on Hispanic Outreach: A Hispanic Think Tank", better known as "NCHO", for its acronym in English, which translated is "National Conference on Hispanic Outreach". The conferences are held annually in Greenville, SC each fall and in other locations in the spring. The Taylors also serve as Hispanic Ministry Consultants and are presently assisting in a local Spanish church plant.
Biografía de Herb Taylor
Herb Taylor conoció a Cristo como su Salvador a la edad de 11 años y durante sus años de la adolescencia, recibió el llamado a predicar. Él y su esposa Wanda, sirvieron en el ministerio de la iglesia local durante casi 16 años en Pensilvania y Virginia y también se dedicaron al ministerio evangelístico misionero durante 15 años, visitando iglesias, campamentos cristianos y escuelas por todos los Estados Unidos. Herb y Wanda sirvieron con Baptist Church Planters por 11 años. Durante ese tiempo, Herb fue el coordinador de los ministerios hispanos con BCP y viajaron juntos a través de todo el país para animar y ayudar a los plantadores de iglesias y a sus familias. En el año 2014, fundaron “National Conference on Hispanic Outreach: A Hispanic Think Tank", mejor conocido como “NCHO”, por sus siglas en inglés, que traducido es: “Conferencia Nacional de Alcance a los Hispanos”. Las conferencias se llevan a cabo anualmente en Greenville, SC, y en otros estados. La familia Taylor también sirven como asesores de Ministerios Hispanos y actualmente están asistiendo a una misión Hispana.