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What makes us unique?

Our goal is to work together with local church pastors to prepare their leaders to work in practical ministry inside and outside the church walls.

WMI can be an asset for your church leadership by:

  • Supporting the ministries of the local church
  • Equipping believers for the work of practical ministry
  • Promoting spiritual insight in students
  • Confirming and enriching their unique Kingdom contribution

About WMI

The mission of Western Ministry Institute is to equip and empower men and women—through Bible-based and Spirit-led principles—to serve in the local church, establish new churches, serve cross-culturally or develop marketplace ministry. To accomplish this, Western Ministry Institute promotes servant-edifying courses that support biblical-theological education and practical ministry application.

Our goal is ministry effectiveness and certification as provided by proven pastors and leaders who teach at the university level. We offer comprehensive biblical education and training to those seeking to deepen their faith, expand their knowledge of Scripture and theology, and prepare for ministry or leadership roles in their church.

Our Trusted Partners

Our Board of Trustees

The Church On The Way

Van Nuys (CA)
Pastors Tim Clark and
Doug Andersen

The Father’s House

San Marcos (CA)
Pastor Jon Burgess

Hillside Foursquare Church

Reno (NV)
Pastor Louie Locke

The Rock Church

Scottsbluff (NE)
Dr. Tyson Lambertson

Havenhouse Church

Santa Clarita (CA)
Pastor John Boone

The River Church

Ventura (CA)
Pastor Jim Duran

Worship Walk Church

Burbank (CA)
Pastors Joe and
Evelyn Hernandez

The Highlands

Palmdale (CA)
Pastor Jeremy Mayol

New Life LA

Los Angeles (CA)
Pastor Todd Clease

Antioch Church

Simi Valley (CA)
Pastor John Amstutz

The Sanctuary Church

Santa Clarita (CA)
Pastor Marty Walker

New Hope

Manteca (CA)
Pastor Robby Booth

Barron Foursquare Church

Barron (WI)
Pastors Aaron and Sarah Brant

The Branch

Long Beach (CA)
Pastor Michelle Buck

New Life Santa Barbara

Santa Barbara (CA)
Pastors Dale and Amy Swanson

412 Church

Santa Clarita (CA)
Pastor Bob Bae

Jesus' House

Huntington Beach (CA)
Pastor Christopher Stewart

Bethel Family Church

Sedalia (MO)
Pastor Billy Foster

Liberty Church

Palmdale (CA)
Pastor Mike Scott

Summit Church

San Diego (CA)
Pastor Bruce Grecco

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“WMI offers access to affordable, high-quality theological education that will widen the student’s knowledge of the Bible, sharpen their ministry skills, clarify their calling from the Lord.”

Dr. Ken Bringas

Interim Director of Master of Arts in Theological Studies, Life Pacific University

“I feel more a part of Foursquare than ever before because of how the institute has provided training, love, and support for our people to be prepared to launch out in the vision God has given us for ministry.”

Todd Clease

Regional Pastor, New Life LA

“Dr. Jan Spencer is a qualified master in leadership training and a real expert in using a modified online format for teaching. Far more called leaders should take advantage of this awesome equipping program.”

Dr. Dan Stewart

Former president and Professor Emeritus, Life Pacific University