Meet Our Leadership Team

Meet Thomas L. Kiedis, PhD, DMin

LBC’s Sixth President

Dr. Kiedis’ appointment to the presidency of LBC | Capital in February 2020 followed 40 years of service to the church and biblical higher education. Before his presidency he served as a senior pastor at Spanish River Church in Boca Raton, Florida, where he started in 2007 as the Director of Leadership Development and Church Planting. Prior to Spanish River Church, President Kiedis served as the Dean of the Chapel and Assistant Professor of Ministry at Palm Beach Atlantic University, and for many years as a pastor and church planter.

President Kiedis earned his bachelor’s degree from Mid-South Bible College, MARE from Mid-America Baptist Theological Seminary, DMin from Fuller Theological Seminary and PhD in Leadership from Southern Baptist Theological Seminary in Louisville, Kentucky. President Kiedis has had extensive time in the classroom at the undergraduate, graduate, and doctoral levels. His roles have included Assistant Professor of Ministry at Palm Beach Atlantic University, Associate Professor of Leadership at Knox Theological Seminary, and Adjunct Professor at both Reformed Theological Seminary (Boca Raton) and Capital Seminary & Graduate School. Dr. Kiedis’ focus has been leadership and leadership development. He loves to help leaders maximize and multiply their lives for God’s glory, which he does through teaching, writing and consulting via leaderslifeandwork.com.

Dr. Kiedis and Shannan, his wife, have been married since 1980 and have six adult children and 24 grandchildren. They enjoy time with their family (especially at their Arkansas getaway), back roads and small towns, photography and hot rods.

Meet the President’s Leadership Team

Matt Mason, BS
Vice President of Finance
Rev. Zachary Ritvalsky, MA
Vice President of Institutional Alignment
Scott Keating, MS
Vice President of Advancement
Harold “Beau” Walker, PhD
Vice President of Global Education
Peter Beers, MSS
Vice President of Traditional Undergraduate Education
Rev. Timothy Torres, MDiv
Campus Pastor
Judy Heckaman, BS
Assistant to the President

You are welcome to contact the President’s Office.