Kenny Ortiz serves as one of the Directors for the LEAD program. He also serves as the Director of Short-Term Missions for Bethany International. Kenny is an author, speaker, podcaster, and successful entrepreneur. He is a dynamic communicator and gifted Bible teacher, with more than 15 years of pastoral ministry experience. Kenny has earned an undergraduate degree in Psychology and is currently pursuing a graduate degree from Midwestern Baptist Theological Seminary. He has been an ordained minister since 2006. Kenny is an avid reader, theology nerd, Disney enthusiast, history buff, lover of sports, and coffee addict.
BS in Education from Oral Roberts University; MA in Intercultural Leadership from Bethany Global University, 20 years of experience leading, teaching, coaching young people, has ministered cross-culturally in 25 countries while serving in leadership on short-term mission trips; currently Executive Vice President of Bethany Global University; serves as Director of Educational Program Operations for Bethany as well. Married to Beth for 20 years and raising four children.
BS in Biblical Studies from Liberty University; M.Div from Regent University. Has 7 years of experience with leadership development. Has trained over 400 men and women in leadership. Has taught apologetics for several years. He is the Assistant Director of the LEAD Internship.
- Mini Oscars Film Festival, Jerusalem – Best Picture Award for short film Unjust Ruler
- 168 Film Festival 2015 – Best Documentary for Victory In Christ
Dean of Women; 2009—BS in Biblical Studies from Liberty University; MA in Christian Education from Dallas Theological Seminary; Bethany was born and raised in Bloomington, Illinois. Former resident director and curriculum manager for Teen Mania Ministries; 8 years of experience in a variety of leadership roles with emphases on women’s ministry, missionary training, biblical studies, and young-adult education.
BA in Biblical and Theological Studies from Biola University; graduate of YWAM University of the Nations, completing both the Discipleship Training School and the School of Biblical Studies; served on missions teams to China, Taiwan, Egypt, Mexico, and Venezuela; worship leading experience since Spring of 2006; began a house of prayer at Biola University in Fall 2010; currently the Assistant Dean of Men & Manager of Student Ministries at Bethany Global University.