Meet Our Leaders
Dr. J.David Arnett
Dr. Arnett has been involved in Christian Higher Education for 26 years (as a Distinguished Professor, Vice President of Academic Affairs, and President).
In addition, he has served as lead pastor for churches in Illinois, Wisconsin, and Missouri. He has planted 8 churches and founded 2 Christian academies.
Dr. Arnett earned a B.A. degree in Bible and Theology from Central Bible College, a M.A. in Bible, a M.Div. equivalency, and a D.Min. in Pentecostal Preaching from the Assemblies of God Theological Seminary.
David is married to Kathy and they have three adult children: Jonathan (married to Calah), Joshua, and Jennifer (married to Ken Kinnamon).
His philosophy of ministerial training blends (1) rigorous academics, (2) Pentecostal spiritual development in an immersive environment that is rich with the presence, power, and manifest glory of God, and (3) a high-touch, hands-on, real-world ministry component that includes involvement in local churches, internships, and missions trips that help develop interpersonal and life-coping skills.
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Dr. Dan Howell
Chief Academic Officer
[email protected] | (978) 478-3451
Dr. Howell has been with Northpoint Bible College since January of 2003. In addition to his duties as a professor he has been the chair for the practical ministry and Bible/theology divisions, and the graduate school of the college. He became the Chief Academic Officer for Northpoint in May of 2016.
Dr. Howell has served as a pastor, Christian school principal, minister of Christian Education, and executive pastor for churches in Kansas, Ohio, Indiana, and Rhode Island. He has also served on District Christian Education Committees in Ohio and Indiana. As well, he has served on various Christian education committees and has written a book and various articles for the Assemblies of God. Dr. Howell earned a Bachelor of Arts in Secondary Education from Emporia State University, Emporia, Kansas, Master of Divinity from the Assemblies of God Theological Seminary, Springfield, MO, and a Doctor of Ministry in Christian Spiritual Formation from Fuller Theological Seminary, Pasadena, CA. Dr. Howell is also certified to administer and interpret the Myers-Briggs Personality Profile.
Dr. Howell and his wife Susan have two grown children, Melissa and Ryan, and four grandchildren.
Rev. Karen Jacob
Dean of Student Development
[email protected] | (978) 478-3466
After graduating from Messiah University (formerly Messiah College), Karen Jacob taught school in New Jersey and served the church as Children’s Pastor, Youth Pastor, and on Christian Education staff. She and her husband were approved as missionaries in 1986 and served in the Pacific till coming to Northpoint Bible College in 2016 as the Missionary-in-Residence.
Karen currently serves as the Dean of Student Development, faculty teaching missions to the next generation, and as advisor to the class of 2021.
Together with her husband Jerry, they have 3 adult children and one grandson.
Rev. David Munley
Dean of Enrollment
[email protected] | (978) 478-3489
David Munley served the church as a Sr. Pastor, Youth Pastor, and Worship Leader, but returned “home” in 2006 to his alma mater as an Adjunct Faculty member, Assistant Professor and currently serves as the Dean of Enrollment.
He is finishing his Doctor of Ministry degree at Bethel Seminary. David presents people to God’s open door by awakening and encouraging them to step into their unique kingdom contribution. He Loves doing this with leaders!
Together with his wife Jennifer, they have three adult children.