Faculty Bios

Dr. Dionne ArceneauxDr. Dionne Arceneaux, Bible College Director
Pastor Dionne N. Arceneaux is an ordained pastor and full time staff member at The Living Word. She serves as our Bible College Administrator and as one of our Professors. Pastor Dionne is an alumni of Grand Canyon University and Argosy University. She holds a Bachelor of Science in Organizational Sociology, and Master of Business Administration, and a Doctorate in Education with an emphasis in Organizational Leadership. She is committed to the empowerment and growth of our students and seeing them experience the promises of God in every area of their lives; she wholeheartedly believes that our Bible College is a great route along that journey. She lives by a cornerstone of leaving an indelible mark on the lives of others. She believes that destiny is written by choice, not chance.

Pastor Tammy Zubeck, Associate ProfessorPastor Tammy Zubeck, Student and Faculty Advisor/Curriculum Director
After graduating with a B.S. from Clemson University, Tammy Zubeck was a high school math teacher for 10 years. During that time she earned her M.Ed. from Northern Arizona University and has taught math in the Maricopa Community College system since 1998. In addition, she has edited and ghost-written a number of books for a variety of Christian authors. Prior to attending and graduating from Living Word University, Tammy was involved with developing a complete Bible College program for pastors throughout Uganda. Once completed, the program will be used for pastors all over the world. Tammy has been with Living Word since 1988 and has served in many areas of the church, from running the children's ministry to music, intercession, drama, teaching, youth ministry and women's ministry. Tammy has also co-written a 2-year comprehensive children's church curriculum that is being used in churches all over the nation. Currently, she and her husband Jeff co-pastor Living Word Ahwatukee, the first Living Word Bible Church satellite campus, where she oversees her campus women's ministries. Her vision is to plainly teach the Word and to encourage women to grow in their God-given destiny.

Pastor Ben Lee, Associate ProfessorBen Lee, Associate Professor
Pastor Ben Lee has been serving the Lord since age 13. He was called into the ministry while serving in the Coast Guard in 1995. He served as a Youth Pastor in Southern California for 7 years and after moving back to Arizona, he served in the Men's Ministry at Living Word from 2006 till 2009. Then his wife and he were called to build a church in San Tan Valley. Even though the journey has been challenging at times, seeing the Lord move and teach them has been worth it the whole time. Pastor Ben has ministered in India twice, acted in a faith based movie coming out in early 2021 called "The Righteous Twelve," and was able to secure a former school for their church. Ben graduated with his master's degree from Living Word Bible College and has been teaching for LWBC for 5 years. He is currently teaching at an extension campus located at the church he pastors, Living Waters Bible Church in San Tan Valley.

Julia StephensonDr. Julia Stephenson, Associate Professor
Julia Stephenson, “Julie,” was born in Burley, Idaho (Go College of Idaho Coyotes!) and met God in the United Presbyterian Church. She was “born again” on 19 September 1972 in Twin Falls, Idaho, and simultaneously filled with the Holy Spirit. She earned her B.A. in English Literature from The College of Idaho, Caldwell, Idaho in 1977. In October of 1989, she joined Living Word Bible Church where she continues to serve to this date. She earned her M. Ed., Counseling, University of Phoenix, Phoenix, AZ, in 1991, graduating with highest honors. In June of 2015 she received her M.A. in Theology from Living Word U and has been an Associate Professor at Living Word Bible College from 2015 to today. Julia says, “At my worst moments, God shows His best to me; I have seen a lot of His best. I have never met an enemy, other than the one spoken of in the Bible; everyone is my friend, even though some of them have not figured that out yet.”

Dr. John AndersonDr. John Anderson, Associate Professor
John was born in 1949 and, in his words, “wasted a perfectly good youth”, meeting Jesus in 1970. Called to ministry shortly after receiving the Holy Spirit, it took nearly ten years before he started the first church in North Platte, NE. John was there from 1980 to 1998 starting three other churches while there. In 1998 he moved to Kansas City to help a friend start a church in the inner city. John moved from there to Phoenix in 2014 where he says, “I was blessed to find Living Word Church. Having held a desire to teach in a Bible college for more than 25 years, I was doubly blessed to be allowed to do that here! It is an amazing blessing to be where I am, doing what I am doing. I am so very excited!!“

Charles Wagner, Associate ProfessorDr. Julianne Collins
Juliane Collins is a lay Pastor at Living Word and has been on staff since 2000. She was a student at Living Word Bible College starting with the first class at its opening in 2012 and was the first to receive her Doctorate through LWBC. Juliane has been running the women’s ministry, Jesuschicks, for 10 years and is often a guest teacher at various at Living Word Bible Studies and at Living Word campuses. Her passion is to never forget her “first love” and by the power of the Holy Spirit help others see Him more clearly, know Him more intimately, and therefore experience the beauty and love of God. As a professor she wants her students to know the knowledge they’re receiving is not meant to stand alone; it’s supposed to be consumed with the intention to know God face to face.