Address: 8071 Old Auburn Rd. Citrus Heights, CA 95610

Professor of Biblical Languages
B.S., Clemson University
M. Div., The Master’s Seminary
Th.M., The Master’s Seminary
Ph.D. (in process)

Brian graduated from the College of Architecture at Clemson University in 1985. He then served as an officer in the United States Air Force performing duties as a B-52G Instructor, Electronic Warfare  Officer stationed on the island of Guam. While there, he also ministered as an elder and interim pastor of Bayview Baptist Church. He pastored  Calvary Baptist Church in Burbank, California for eleven years. While pastoring, Brian also taught as a faculty associate in biblical languages, hermeneutics, and expository preaching at The Master’s Seminary from 1996 to 2003 and wrote articles for theological publications. He currently serves on the board of Ministerios Evangelico de las Americas, a ministry training center in Honduras. He has served at The Cornerstone Seminary since its inception. Brian and his wife Myra have eight children.

Myra was raised in Florala, Alabama. She worked as a broadcast journalist, and was a missionary to Guam with Trans World Radio. Myra homeschooled 8 children. The eldest, Savannah, is now graduated from the Master’s College in Santa Clarita, California.

JIM RICKARD is the Director of the Stewardship Services Foundation. Jim graduated from Cedarville College in 1971 with a degree in accounting and has attended graduate school in Los Angeles. After graduating from high school Jim worked for eight years as a Buyer in the automotive industry while also attending night school at the University of Toledo. In 1968 the Lord called Jim and his wife, Joan, to Cedarville College in Ohio where he finished his undergraduate work and stayed on as Assistant Business Manager.  In 1973 he accepted a call to become the Business Manager at Los Angeles Baptist College (now The Master's College and Seminary in Newhall, CA) serving until 1978.  In 1978 Jim started his ministry in Richland, Washington.

Jim has conducted seminars, workshops, as well as speaking in numerous conferences and churches across the United States to pastors and their flock on such subjects as Family Finance, Estate Planning, Leadership, Church Finance, and Clergy Income Tax. In order to accommodate the request for seminars Jim relocated to Newhall, California on October 1, 1987.  Jim staffs an office in Springfield, Ohio from May to October each year.

Jim and Joan have two married children and eight grandchildren.