Youth With A Mission Hollywood Online School

Professors – Teachers – Guest Lecturers

Our courses include teaching content from recognized leaders in the body of Christ. Several of our ministry courses feature classic teachings from YWAM global leaders, UofN teachers, and respected Ministers. Our courses are taught through written material, prerecorded video, and/or prerecorded audio teaching, therefore course content is available for you to read, watch, or listen to, whenever works best for your schedule.

Our Self Improvement Courses are self-directed, non-graded, classes and available now for enrollment. 

All of our University Credit Courses and Certification Courses are on a Semester Schedule and start in either August or January. You can enroll anytime, but the course will not be available for grading until the semester cycle of August or January.

Faculty / Professors / Teachers / Course Leaders

Dr. Rev. Diane Wigstone has taught with the University of the Nations for many years. She has traveled to over 70 countries and has trained students from over 100 countries. Diane has her Bachelor’s (BBA), Master’s (MBA), and Doctorate in Business (DBA). She is the current Director of YWAM Hollywood. Diane’s song, “We Are YWAM,” was written in honor of the 50th anniversary of Youth With A Mission.



Gene Berryhill, Ph.D., teaches our Ancient Art: The Tapestry of the Ages course.

Gene has three degrees in art/design/art history and extensive experience as a professor teaching in Universities in California, Germany, Bulgaria, China, Hawaii, New York, and Pennsylvania. She has taught courses at numerous Universities over the years, including at the University of the Nations, Biola, Belmont, and is still currently teaching as Full Professor of Art History at the University of Maryland-UMUC through their online course curriculum. She is the recipient of two academic awards for “in the field” professional projects. Gene became a Fulbright Senior Scholar in 2003, 2005 to Germany and Bulgaria in 2010 and 2016-17. Gene was a recipient of an NEH collaborative research grant (2006-2009). Gene is a highly sought after University professor with extensive experience teaching online classes.


Joyce Meade teaches our Music Theory for Worshipers course.

Joyce has her BA in Music Education. She has taught music theory for years, including in YWAM Schools of Music Ministry (SMM). She joined Youth With A Mission in 2001, and has taught with the University of the Nations. She has traveled widely as Assistant Dean of College of Arts and Sports in University of Nations helping to establish new training programs and strengthening existing ones in fine art, dance, music and sports. Joyce organized and directed children’s orchestra – Manchester Junior Symphony and partnering adult orchestra Manchester Community Orchestra. Founding member of Sammamish Symphony Orchestra in Seattle area. Currently Joyce is the Director Symphony of Nations which she founded in 2002 and is serving as a musicianary in David’s Tent in Washington D.C.


Jeff Tharp teaches our Live Streaming Video Production School.

Jeff is a creative at heart. With over 15 years of experience in video production, editing, and design, he loves sharing all that he has learned with others. He currently co-produces and hosts the popular live-stream show, ElijahFire. 5-days-a-week, he is joined by a variety of guests as they discuss happenings in culture, prophecy, as well as the big issues of today, all with a biblical perspective. Jeff’s passion is in encouraging other creatives to walk with confidence and instill hope and joy in others. He is passionate about filmmaking and is an avid action figure and comic book collector. A former YWAM’r, Jeff was the co-leader, and a featured teacher, in the first “Media Track” DTS at the Los Angeles YWAM base. He currently resides in Salem, Oregon, with his beautiful wife Lauren, and their cat Lulu.


Guest Video Lecturers / Audio Lecturers / Teachers /

Guest Lectures are included via prerecorded audio / video in some of our classes. The speakers are featured in one, or more, of our classes. Our guest lecturers are not part of our faculty, they are simply speakers who have great information, and content, to share about a subject pertaining to that class. We want to honor them for their wonderful contribution to advancing the Kingdom of God! Some of the teaching videos are current, while some were made many years ago. We are grateful that we can all learn from the excellent content preserved by these current, as well as, vintage recordings. A few of these wonderful teachers have passed away, and we are blessed that their valuable lessons are still available to us years later.

Various Courses Include Classic Teachings and Video/Audio Content from:

Cornelia “Corrie” ten Boom is an inspiration to many. Together with her family, Corrie stood up against the Nazi regime in Holland during World War II. Her book, The Hiding Place, recounts the story of her family’s efforts to help Jews escape the Nazis. She shares, how after her family was betrayed, she found hope in God while imprisoned in a concentration camp even though she was the only one from her family who survived. Her powerful teachings on the love of God and forgiveness can change your life.



Stan Shilladay has a passion for ministry and for the creative arts. Stan has worked at several churches as Audio and Technical Arts Director, and was the Audio Director at Belmont church in Nashville when he shared with Dr. Rev. Diane Wigstone during the ‘microphone and sound’ portion of the Public Speaking: Platform 101 class. Stan has also worked with several Christian Artists based out of Nashville TN including “SonicFlood” where he served as their FOH sound engineer and production/road manager. Stan served as the Director of Khanyisa International Ministries, a mission organization focused on ministry in South Africa.

Stan and his wife, Melony,  met through their local church in Nashville, TN and married in 2000.



Dr. Negiel Bigpond is a full blood Euchee/Yuchi Native American whose family was on the Trail of Tears. His Yuchi name is Au was day, which means Sky Hunter, One Who Seeks Vision. Dr. Bigpond is a fourth generation minister of the gospel. He and wife, of 41 years, Jan have been blessed with three children, two sons-in-law, one daughter-in-law, and six wonderful grandchildren.

Having been in ministry for over 30 years as both an evangelist and a pastor, Dr. Bigpond has been fortunate enough to share the gospel with the people of over 200 Native American/First Nation reservations. He is currently serving as Apostle of Morning Star Church of All Nations and gives apostolic oversight to other churches on and off reservations in America. Dr. Bigpond is a certified drug and alcohol abuse counselor; as well as, an accomplished musician and singer.



Rev. Dr. Alistair P. Petrie: For many years in both the United Kingdom and Canada, Alistair served as senior pastor in diverse city church settings. With that experience and his earlier years spent in professional broadcasting, he now serves as the Executive Director of Partnership Ministries, a global ministry that teaches the principles and relevance of the Gospel and its relationship to all of society. Partnership Ministries is a ministry for the 21st Century Church combining prayer and research in order to prepare Communities, Cities, Nations, and the Marketplace for lasting revival, authentic transformation and the release of Kingdom culture. Alistair consults regularly in many parts of the world with churches, leaders, and business leaders who are witnessing amazing breakthrough in challenging times. He combines Scripture and fact with humor and example, and loves opening the eyes and hearts of people to the God of the Impossible!



George Otis, Jr. is a well-traveled missions researcher. He is the CEO, Founder, and President of the Seattle based Sentinel Group – founded in 1990. The Sentinel Group is a Christian research, media, training, and information agency dedicated to helping the Church pray knowledgeably for end-time evangelization, and enabling communities to discover the pathway to genuine revival and societal transformation. They are committed to helping revival-hungry communities discover the pathway to societal transformation.

George Otis Jr. has produced many Transformations Videos with the Sentinel Group, and written about cities and communities being transformed by the power of God. It was 1999, when the Sentinel Group released their first documentary, “Transformations”, which went on to be viewed by over 250 million people. To date, the Sentinel Group has released nine award-winning documentary films, each chronicling unique stories of transformational revival, redemption, and deliverance. Transformation in Cali and the other cities featured in the ‘Transformations’ DVDs, continue to escalate.



Cindy Jacobs is an author, speaker, and teacher with a heart for discipling nations in the areas of prayer and prophetic gifts. She and Mike—her husband—co-founded Generals International in 1985. Generals International (GI) is a prayer-based organization that exists for the purpose of changing lives and transforming nations. We are passionate about the message that God cares about every individual, He cares about every nation, and He still speaks to us today.

At nine years old, the Lord called Cindy when He urged her to read Psalm 2:8: “Ask of me the nations for your inheritance, and the ends of the world for your possession.” That small seed God planted many years ago has sprouted and grown into an international ministry, taking Cindy to more than 100 nations of the world, where she has spoken before hundreds of thousands, including many heads of nations. 

Dr. Rev. Ché Ahn is the senior pastor of Harvest Rock Church, the founder/president of Harvest International Ministry, the international chancellor of Wagner University, and the founder of Ché Ahn Ministries. He has appeared on television segments aired on Trinity Broadcasting Network, GodTV, and more. He is an author, itinerant speaker and has been featured on the cover of Charisma magazine. Ché received his Master of Divinity and Doctor of Ministry from Fuller Theological Seminary and has played a key role in many strategic local, national, and international outreaches. He ministers extensively throughout the world, bringing apostolic wisdom with a Holy Spirit impartation of revival, healing, and evangelism. His greatest desire is to see society transformed through Christians who understand and fulfill their ordained purpose. He has written more than a dozen books, including Modern-Day Apostles, God Wants to Bless You!, and The Grace of Giving. Ché and his wife, Sue, are the founding pastors and apostolic leaders of Harvest Rock Church in Pasadena, California.

For more information about Dr. Ahn, and to purchase his resources, go to his website:

Pastor Robert Morris is the senior pastor of Gateway Church, a multicampus church based in the Dallas-Fort Worth Metroplex. Since it began in 2000, the church has grown to more than 100,000 active attendees. His television program airs in over 190 countries, and his radio program, Worship & the Word with Pastor Robert, airs in more than 2,800 radio markets across America.  

Pastor Robert serves as chancellor of The King’s University and is the bestselling author of numerous books, including The Blessed Life, Frequency, Beyond Blessed, and Take the Day Off. Robert and his wife, Debbie, have been married 41 years and are blessed with one married daughter, two married sons, and nine grandchildren.

For more information about Pastor Robert Morris, and to purchase his book, go the church website: or to his ministry website:

Jimmy and Carol Owens were a husband and wife songwriting and author team who are among the pioneers of Contemporary Christian Music and the modern worship movement. Sadly, Carol passed away in 2023. Jimmy and Carol are Grammy and Dove nominated composers of some 250 published and recorded songs, including 12 musicals. They have taught songwriting for over 25 years.

As founders of School of Music Ministries International, Jimmy and Carol, with their teams of artist/teachers, including Dr. Rev. Diane Wigstone, have strengthened both the technical skills and spiritual foundations of thousands of musicians, worship leaders and songwriters around the world.