Advisory Council

Dr Ted Baehr

Dr. Ted Baehr 

Dr. Ted Baehr is the founder and chairman of the Christian Film & Television Commission™ and publisher of MOVIEGUIDE® Magazine, a family guide to entertainment. An award-winning media authority often on television, radio, and print, his purpose is to be used by God to redeem the values of the mass media and to encourage families to use wisdom in selecting their entertainment. His books include The Media-Wise Family, Narnia Beckons, Faith In God & Generals, The Amazing Grace Of Freedom, The Culture-Wise Family, and How to Succeed in Hollywood (without Losing Your Soul), among many others.  For more information, please visit the Movie Guide website. Ted Baehr is married to Lili, and they have raised three sons and a daughter. They have many grandchildren. The Baehrs reside in Camarillo, California, near the offices of MOVIEGUIDE.® Ted has several articles here on our Publisher’s Corner.

Dr. Marshall FosterDr. Marshall Foster 

Dr. Marshall Foster is the founder and president of the World History Institute, a non-profit educational foundation. Since 1976, he has dedicated his life to teaching and reclaiming America’s godly heritage. Previously, he founded the Los Angeles Rams chaplain program and USC’s Campus Crusade for Christ ministry. Dr. Foster is a best-selling author and keynote speaker, effectively and dynamically communicating Biblical truths and principles of our founding fathers’ miraculous success story. Marshall cowrote the script for the Kirk Cameron movie Monumental. He has impacted the lives of multitudes through his seminars, historical tours, educational materials, and media appearances. His love for Jesus Christ is contagious. His passion to unite this land as “One Nation Under God” has inspired young and old alike. Dr. Foster’s Biblical and historical wisdom offers a new generation hope for a lasting spiritual and cultural revival. He and his wife, Trish, have raised a daughter and a son. They reside in the San Francisco Bay Area of California. See Marshall’s articles on our Publisher’s Corner.

Dr. Jay GrimsteadDr. Jay Grimstead 

Dr. Jay Grimstead graduated from Fuller Seminary with ThM and DMin degrees. He spent twenty years on staff with Young Life Campaign. For the past thirty years he has organized theologians and leaders to clarify and defend the historic Church’s Biblical stand on the major controversial issues plaguing the Church at this point in history. He organized the International Council on Biblical Inerrancy (a team of sixty of the world’s leading scholars and leaders) in 1977 that created the definitive statement on Biblical inspiration: The 19 Articles on Biblical Inerrancy. In 1984, he founded the Coalition on Revival, which created the seventeen Worldview Documents which are blueprints for how the Bible applies to the major areas of life. In 1992, COR organized the International Church Council Project, which created eighteen of their twenty-two Theological Documents. Their Mission Statement is “to establish for the 21st century, a Biblical theological standard of doctrine for the global Church that is consistent with the mainstream theology of the first 20 centuries.” See Dr. Jay’s NPI book Rebuilding Civilization on the Bible: Proclaiming the Truth on 24 Controversial Issues. Dr. Jay’s work continues on an international stage. See Dr. Jay’s Publisher’s Corner essays here. Dr. Jay and Donna Grimstead raised a son and daughter in California.

Ronald KirkRonald Kirk 

Earning a degree in 1974 from the University of California, Berkeley, Ron started his practice in professional landscape architecture, which now has completed projects throughout California. Entering Christian education, he soon became an eager student of the historic Reformed Faith and of America’s Christian history. Since 1980, Ron has studied and taught the Biblically and historically identified applied-faith view of life and education he calls Get Wisdom! Influenced by Marshall Foster and others, beginning in 1980, he founded a thoroughly Biblical system of education and crafted Christian schools emphasizing holy and practical faith, character, and excellence through dependence on Christ. He was ordained as a minister of the Gospel in 1984 by the American Heritage Christian Church and served as its pastor from 1991 to 1996. He served the Chalcedon Foundation, writing on applied faith and educational subjects. He has spoken at venues all around the USA. Ron’s work has produced fruit—a generation of young people capable of the wisdom, skill, and character necessary to rebuild and maintain America’s heritage of Christian self-government. Most recently, upon thirty years’ expression among orphans in the East African nation of Uganda, a legacy of his work in the hands of Godfrey Kyazze’s Master’s Institute for Education promises to completely reconstruct Ugandan education on historic Biblical principles. Ron is the author of the Nordskog Publishing title Thy Will Be Done: When All Nations Call God Blessed. Read his essay’s on the Publisher’s Corner. Ron married Christina in 1971, and together they have five children and fifteen grandchildren.

Richard TennessenJ. Richard Tennesen, Jr. 

A California native, J. Richard Tennesen Jr. came to faith in Jesus Christ as a young adult and became quite active in the conservative political movement of the 1960s. His conversion soon led to two years’ service in administration with the international organization Youth With A Mission. Following a call to pastoral ministry, Richard moved his family to Santa Cruz, California, where he earned a bachelor’s degree at Bethany Bible College (now Bethany University) and pursued extensive post-graduate studies at Western Seminary’s campus in Los Gatos, California. From 1976 to the present, he pastored five churches in Oregon and California and is currently lead pastor of Redwood Christian Center in Felton, California. His ministry has included service with Teen Challenge Monterey Bay, Pregnancy Resource Center, Healing Rooms of Monterey Bay, Evangelical Ministers Fellowship, and Radio Liberty with Dr. Stanley Monteith. Tennesen lives in Capitola with his wife of forty-nine years, Mandy, and their adult daughter. Their son, his wife, and their four children live in Chowchilla, California.

Eugene-ClingmanEugene Clingman: Founding Marketing and Promotions Manager (May 29, 1953 – December 18, 2015). 

Dr. Eugene Clingman, a Friend and Co-Worker

By Gerald Christian Nordskog – Dec. 22, 2015

Eugene and I met in the late 1980s as members of the Southern California Council of Pastors and Leaders, introduced by Dr. Jay Grimstead. We became friends over the years, and after I sold Powerboat Magazine and began publishing Christian books, and his family had moved to Winona, I asked him to help me as a part-time consultant for Nordskog Publishing. Quickly, he became my “go-to guy,” which included a variety of assignments. Eugene set up and maintained our book sales software system, set up our E-books, was the coordinator with/for our distributors and authors, handled our advertising and promotions and marketing, and attended many conferences and book shows selling products representing NPI. At the last show Eugene attended, he helped a new author with book signings in Florida, before his final trip to Baja, California, for natural therapy, when his health prevented him from continuing. You know of his co-authorship with Dr. Grimstead of NPI’s title, Rebuilding Civilization on the Bible, Proclaiming Truth on 24 Controversial Issues. I was privileged to also assist Eugene in the International Church Council Project with Jay. I was always blessed to know that Eugene would be representing us at ministry and business events in the industry. The Bible says, “You know them by their fruit,” and Eugene’s character and integrity was of the highest caliber. I trusted him in his honesty, faithfulness and reliability, work ethic, and effort to do his best for NPI, as he did for ICCP and for Christ Jesus in advancing the Kingdom of God on earth, as he is now doing in Heaven. Gail and I respect and love Eugene, dear Edna, and all the Clingman family.

“And God will wipe away every tear from their eyes; there shall be no more death, nor sorrow, nor crying, and there shall be no more pain.” Rev. 21:4

Eugene Clingman and his lovely wife, Edna, along with seven of their ten children, reside in Winona, Missouri. For several years, their small farm provided food for the home and the marketplace. Eugene is survived by his lovely wife, Edna, along with seven of their ten children, who reside in Winona, Missouri. Besides his work for Nordskog Publishing, Eugene also served with the International Church Council Project (, a theological effort of Coalition on Revival ( Eugene served several churches as an associate pastor and also as senior pastor of a small congregation. Eugene served with the U.S. Center for World Mission several years, his last assignment being interim manager of William Carey Library Publishing, in which he reported directly to the late Dr. Ralph Winter, founder of the USCWM. Eugene has published articles for Chalcedon Foundation’s magazine Faith for All of Life. His education included a Bachelor in Theology degree from Berean Bible College and a Master of Ministry degree from Veritas Theological Seminary. Eugene continued his studies toward a DMin degree with Veritas.

2 Tim. 4:7-8 I have fought the good fight, I have finished the race, I have kept the faith. Henceforth there is laid up for me the crown of righteousness, which the Lord, the Righteous Judge, will award to me on that Day…

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