Board of Directors
With the exception of the Treasurer, all of PFG’s board members have been pastors/elders of a local church in the past or present, and are in agreement with the historic Reformed confessions of faith: 1689 LBC, Westminster Standards, 1644 LBC, Savoy, Belgic, Heidelberg and Helvetic Confessions.
Click on the pictures of each individual board member below for biographical information.
R. Wayne Andersen
Founder, Director & President
Pastor R. Wayne Andersen was commissioned in 1993 to the work of church planting in Mexico.
Upon his arrival in Mexico with a small printing press in the back of his truck and a profound sense for the need of sound, reformed literature in Latin America, Pastor Andersen immediately began printing and publishing reformed literature in Spanish.
In July of 1998, Pastor Andersen formalized the work of the international literature ministry by founding Publicaciones Faro de Gracia (PFG) as a 501(c)3 non-profit corporation, for which he now serves as President and CEO. Under Wayne’s leadership, PFG has gained recognition as a viable and credible publisher and distributor of sound, reformed literature throughout Latin America.
Wayne brings to PFG not only twenty-five years experience as a pastor, but also over thirty-five years experience in printing and publishing. Starting at the age of fifteen, Wayne worked in commercial printing shops, beginning as pressman and later working in every area of printing: graphic design, layout, darkroom, bindery, production control and general management.
Prior to founding PFG, Wayne personally printed over 50,000 books in Mexico. Since founding PFG he has overseen the operations of the ministry, which has grown to publishing over seventy titles and has established distribution of over 1700 additional sound, reformed titles in seventeen Latin countries, Spain and the U.S.
The experience, knowledge and contacts that Wayne has gained in his past twenty years in Latin America are an essential part the leadership of the growing ministry. During this time, Wayne has studied, preached, read, translated and communicated daily in Spanish, achieving advanced abilities in the language, which is critical to the work of the ministry considering the vital issue of quality of translation, with respect to theological, linguistic, and cultural accuracy.
Additionally, as a church planting pastor, Wayne has labored beside Mexican pastors and among Latin evangelicals, conducting church services, home Bible studies, pastoral training conferences and distributing literature. Through this work he has gained an intimate understanding of the Latin American evangelical culture.
Additionally, Wayne has traveled to and been asked to speak at dozens of pastors conferences, conventions, and book fairs in many of the Latin countries. During the course of these travels he has established relationships which have opened distribution channels, as well as initiated discussions with key individuals regarding the current challenges of this work and the ways in which they need to be addressed.
From 2004-2012, Wayne served on the executive board of Letra Viva, a network of Latin publishers.
Dr. Joel Beeke
Dr. Joel R. Beeke is President and Professor of Systematic Theology and Homiletics at Puritan Reformed Theological Seminary, a pastor of the Heritage Reformed Congregation in Grand Rapids, Michigan, editor of Puritan Reformed Journal and Banner of Sovereign Grace Truth, editorial director of Reformation Heritage Books, president of Inheritance Publishers, and vice-president of the Dutch Reformed Translation Society.
He has written and co-authored one hundred books (most recently, A Puritan Theology: Doctrine for Life; Knowing and Growing in Assurance of Faith; Prepared by Grace, for Grace: The Puritans on God’s Ordinary Way of Leading Sinners to Christ; and Debated Issues in Sovereign Predestination), edited another one hundred books, and contributed 2,500 articles to Reformed books, journals, periodicals, and encyclopedias.
His PhD is in Reformation and Post-Reformation theology from Westminster Theological Seminary (Philadelphia). He is frequently called upon to lecture at seminaries and to speak at Reformed conferences around the world. He and his wife Mary have been blessed with three children and two grandchildren.
J. Ligon Duncan III, PhD
Dr. J. Ligon Duncan III is the Chancellor & CEO of Reformed Theological Seminary and the John E. Richards Professor of Systematic and Historical Theology.
He served as Senior Minister of the historic First Presbyterian Church (1837) in Jackson, Miss. for 17 years (1996-2013). He is co-founder of Together for the Gospel, Senior Fellow of the Council on Biblical Manhood and Womanhood (having served as both Chairman of the Board and President), and was President of the Alliance of Confessing Evangelicals from 2004-2012.
Duncan served as the Moderator of the General Assembly of the Presbyterian Church in America (2004-2005). He studied at Furman University, Greenville, SC (BA); Covenant Theological Seminary, St. Louis (M.Div., MA, cum laude); and the University of Edinburgh, Scotland (Ph.D.). Duncan has edited, written, and contributed to numerous books. Ligon and his wife Anne have two teenagers and they reside in Jackson, Miss.
Rev. Andrew S. Lamb
PCA Pastor / Church Planting / Latin American Missions / Leadership Development
Rev. Lamb brings 24 years of experience in Missions, having lived for 11 years in Mexico, and has ministered primarily with MTW in the Latin countries, but also in other areas of ministry.
He presently serves on a number of other boards: Third Millennium Ministries, Reforma Ministries, and Angels Advocacy Care Network, in addition to his current involvement with church planting and leadership development in the Latin countries and other mission fields around the world
Dr. Wayne Mack
Dr. Wayne Mack is a graduate of Wheaton College, Philadelphia Seminary and Westminster Theological Seminary as well as having done extensive graduate studies at La Salle University, Eastern Baptist Seminary, Wheaton Graduate School and Trinity Evangelical Seminary.
Dr. Mack was chairman of the graduate and undergraduate counseling programs at The Master’s University and Seminary in Los Angeles, California. He serves as an Elder at Lynnwood Baptist Church in Pretoria, South Africa, and is the Director of ACBC Africa.
Dr. Mack has been inducted into the highest level of membership in the Association of Certified Biblical Counselors, and has authored 27 books on counseling issues. Wayne has been married to his wife, Carol, since 1957. They have four adult children, three daughters-in-law, a son-in-law and many grandchildren.
Director & Treasurer
Joe Ozbolt is Certified Management Accountant (CMA) with a MBA from Wake Forest University. He has 30 years’ experience as a financial professional in the industry, and is currently the Controller of US Operations for Kidde Safety, United Technologies Corporation.
Joe and his wife Vicki live in Mebane, North Carolina and have raised five children and currently have five grandchildren. Joe became a follower of Christ in 1974.
Dr. David Sexton
Director & Secretary
Dr. David Sexton has been serving at Elon Baptist Church since January 2011 as the teaching pastor.
Born in Baltimore, MD and raised in a military family, he has had the opportunity to live in several different states and spend 5 years in Europe. David received training at various universities and seminaries and holds advanced degrees in Educational Supervision and Preaching and Teaching (DMin.). He is also a graduate of the Defense Language Institute (Persian Farsi and Spanish).
He and his wife, Doreen, have four grown children: Davey and his wife Courtney with their 4 children serve at Calvary Bible Church in Engadine, MI where Davey is the teaching elder; Jonathan lives in Winston-Salem, NC where Jon works at BB&T; Nathan and Michele and three children serve at Calvary Bible Baptist Church in Westerville, Ohio; and, Abi is seeing the world enjoying cross-cultural work in North Africa.