Board of Directors


The Texas International Bible Institute is blessed with a wonderful group of leaders on our board. Current board members include Lindsay Gibbons, Randy King, Greg and Jamie Lemon, Alan Mashburn,  Flo Mata, Dick Nill, Todd Morte, Lanny Partain and Lance Tolar.

These people represent various congregations in Texas, largely from Houston and Abilene. Some are elders, deacons, or ministry leaders. They come from all walks of life, providing the TIBI with the expertise we need to begin and maintain a quality organization. Please pray that God will direct them as they help set the goals, policies, and direction of the school.



Lindsay Gibbons is an elder from the Southeast Church of Christ in Friendswood, Texas. He has a long-time interest in missions, and is the missions coordinator for Southeast. He came on the board in early 2008. We are glad to have him.


Randy King is from the Southeast church of Christ in the Clear Lake area. He is a lawyer who brings his expertise in the legal issues related to beginning and maintaining the school–contracts, leases, and other things. He also is involved in fund raising, and is currently serving as president of the board.

Greg and Jamie Lemon joined our board in 2017.  Greg serves as the head of the missions committee at the Kingwood Church of Christ. Greg and Jamie have been involved in missions for many years, and we are grateful to have access to their experience and insights.


Alan Mashburn is from West Houston congregation, and he´s an accountant. From the beginning, he has counseled us on financial matters, including legal matters related to that, including helping obtain our 501(c)3 status as a nonprofit. He also has served as treasurer during the first several years.

Flo Mata is a man with wonderful experience in business and technology. He has worked in the Woodland Oaks congregation, and participated in other ministries such as the Impact Youth Development Center in Houston, Texas.


Todd Morte is a deacon at the Kingwood Church of Christ, with a wonderful wife, Donale, and four great children. He is an IT specialist and will be using those skills to help the video conferencing program grow and develop efficiently.


Dick Nill worships at the Southeast Church of Christ in Friendswood. Upon retirement he learned Spanish as a hobby and has even taken some classes from TIBI for practice! He joined the board in summer of 2017, and we are thankful for his passion for TIBI, missions and his love of the Spanish-speaking world.


Lanny Partain works with Sunset International Bible Institute as a teacher, also managing their international website. He was helpful in giving us ideas as we launched he school, in various areas. He is an elder from the Southeast congregation.


Lance Tolar is a member of the University Church of Christ in Abilene, TX, where he´s active in the young families class and several ministries. He´s president and owner of Tolar Systems, an IT company. Combine this technology with his heart for missions, and it’s a great skill set to bring to bless TIBI.