Meet Our Leaders
Rev. Tiff Shuttlesworth
As a 17 year-old student in the prayer room of Zion Gospel Temple, Tiff Shuttlesworth received a clear and dramatic calling to evangelism and world missions. He has often stated and wrote these words down after that supernatural encounter with God, “In dependence upon God my goal is to lead one million people to the Lord Jesus Christ.”
For forty-four years Rev. Tiff Shuttlesworth has remained focused upon that life calling. He has held evangelistic crusades in over sixty countries of the world, many of them third world. Through the ministry he founded, Lost Lamb Association, over sixty churches have been planted internationally. He has passed the torch and raised up four associate evangelists, all of whom are graduates of Zion/Northpoint. In 1994, President Shuttlesworth was inducted into “Billy Graham’s Notable Names in Evangelism.”
President Shuttlesworth has served on Northpoint’s Board of Trustees for thirty years. He was elected as Chairman of the Board at the conclusion of the spring 2019 Trustee meeting and served as such until transitioning in the fall of 2022 to interim president. In March of 2023, at the Board of Trustees meeting, he was unanimously elected as our ninth and current president.
President Tiff Shuttlesworth fervently believes that God has given him the privilege to serve our beloved institution and build upon our sacred vision. His passion for eschatology and his conviction of the soon coming of Christ carry the urgency of the hour in which we live. At a recent chapel service he said, “Reaching the lost and fulfilling the Great Commission are a limited opportunity because we believe in the soon coming of Christ. We must carry out the tasks that are assigned to us, for night cometh when no man can work.”
THE PRESIDENT’S CABINET
Dr. Dan Howell
Provost & Chief Academic Officer
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.
Dr. Michael Scott
Dean of Student Development
Dr. Michael Scott has been with Northpoint Bible College since 2021 as the Dean of Student Development, overseeing the student life and recruitment departments. Before coming to Northpoint, he served as an executive pastor, youth pastor, and youth ministry consultant in Kansas and Tennessee.
Dr. Scott has earned a Doctor of Ministry in Next Generation Ministry from Liberty University, a Master of Arts in Ministerial Leadership from Southeastern University, and a Bachelor of Arts in Youth Ministry and Bible from Central Bible College.
In addition to his duties as Dean, Dr. Scott is also part of the faculty as the Professor of Youth and NextGen Ministries and is requested to speak at churches, youth groups, camps, and conferences. He and his wife Rebecca have two young children.
Dr. Cecilio Hernández
Dean of Hispanic College
Rev. Dr. Cecilio Hernández has pastored two churches in the New England area for the past 35 years. He serves in the Presbytery for Southern New England Ministry Network as the Intercultural Ministries Presbyter, working with ethnic credential holders and churches. For many years, Dr. Hernández served bi-vocationally and worked with non-profits as their Chief Financial Officer.
Dr. Cecilio Hernández holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration from the University of Massachusetts (Lowell), a Master of Science in Organizational Leadership from Southern New Hampshire University, a Master of Arts in Urban Ministries from Gordon Conwell Theological Seminary, a Master of Divinity Equivalency from Gordon Conwell; and Doctor of Ministry from Gordon Conwell Theological Seminary. He is currently enrolled in a Ph.D. program in Leadership with a Spiritual Formation Cognate.
Dr. Hernández is passionate about preparing the next generation of ministers for the work of the Kingdom of God and further developing Hispanic ministers already in ministry. He is also passionate about the education of the Hispanic community of his city. Dr. Hernández works with an organization whose mission is to remove barriers keeping Hispanic students from succeeding in education.
Dr. Cecilio Hernández and his wife, María, have two grown children and four grandchildren.