Advisory Council

Dr Ted BaehrDr. 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, as well as the newly released The Amazing Grace Of Freedom and The Culture-Wise Family, among many others.  For more information, please visit Ted Baehr is married to Lili and they have raised three sons and a daughter and reside in Camarillo, CA near the offices of Movieguide.

Dr. Marshall FosterDr. Marshall Foster

Dr. Marshall Foster is the founder and president of the Mayflower Institute, a non-profit educational foundation. Since 1976 he has been dedicated 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. Multitudes have been impacted by Marshall’s seminars, historical tours, educational materials and media appearances; and his contagious love for Jesus Christ. 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 son and reside in Moorpark, CA.

Dr. Jay GrimsteadDr. Jay Grimstead

Dr. Jay Grimstead graduated from Fuller Seminary with a Thm and a DMin degree and spent 20 years on staff with Young Life Campaign. The past 30 years he has been organizing 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 60 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 17 Wordview 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 18 of their 22 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.” Dr. Jay & Donna Grimstead have raised a son and daughter in CA.

Ronald KirkRonald Kirk

Upon a degree from the University of California, Berkeley, he has practiced professional landscape architecture since 1974 throughout California. Entering Christian education, he soon became an eager student of the 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 known as Get Wisdom! In 1982, he founded the Master’s School K through 12 in Camarillo, CA. 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. Ron founded Berean Christian Academy in Milford, CT in 1996, and in 2000 worked with Covenant Academy Asheboro, NC. He has served the Chalcedon Foundation to write and speak on applied faith and educational subjects, and has spoken at venues all around the USA. 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 have five children and thirteen grandchildren.

Richard TennessenJ. Richard Tennesen, Jr.

A California native, J. Richard Tennesen, Jr. came to faith in Jesus Christ as a young adult, 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, CA, 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, CA. From 1976 to the present, he pastored five churches in Oregon and California; and is currently lead pastor of Redwood Christian Center in Felton, CA. 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 49 years, Mandy, and their adult daughter. Their son, his wife, and their four children live in Chowchilla, CA.

Eugene-ClingmanEugene Clingman : Founding Marketing and Promotions Manager (May 29, 1953 – December 18, 2015)
Dr. Eugene Clingman, A Friend & 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. The last show Eugene attended he helped a new author with book-signings was last summer in Florida, before his final trip to Baja CA 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. Their small farm provides 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 D.MIN 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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