Guest Lecturers, Former Faculty, and Other Staff

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Charlie Avila

Pastor, Clovis Christian Center, Fresno, CA


Charlie Avila pastors Clovis Christian Center, a Foursquare Church in Clovis, California.

He has been the lead pastor at Clovis Christian Center since 1991. Charlie received a Master of Divinity degree and a Doctorate of Pastoral Ministry from International Bible Seminary. Charlie learned New Testament Greek at Mennonite Brethren Seminary (now Fresno Pacific Biblical Seminary). Charlie and his wife, Irma, have been married since 1991. They have two children, Leah Nicole and Daniel Elisha.

Ph.D. International Bible Seminary

M.Div. International Bible Seminary

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Harold Helms

Former President, ICFG


Diploma, Th.D., LIFE Bible College 1949
D.D., International Church of the Foursquare Gospel, 1970

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Kevin West

Director of Distance Education, Central Valley School of Ministry


Kevin West serves as the Director of Distance Education at Central Valley School of Ministry. He and his wife, Kayla, were married in November 2013. Kevin is a graduate of the School of Discipleship at Valley Christian Center and graduated from the Central Valley School of Ministry in 2009. Kevin received his a B.A. in Biblical and Theological Studies from The King’s University in 2017. He has experience with Junior High, High School, and Young Adult ministry and has previously served as an associate pastor. Kevin is passionate about Christian education, ecumenical discussion, church unity, and rediscovering to the roots of the Christian faith. Kevin loves the Church, music, history, and biblical studies. His focus is to be someone who puts flesh on the Gospel.

B.A. Biblical Studies and Theology, The King’s University, 2017

Certificate of Ministry, Central Valley School of Ministry, 2009

Diploma, School of Discipleship, Valley Christian Center 2008