About Us

The CPCA Certification Commission provides administrative and academic certification to Private Faith-Based Institutions of Higher Learning.

Private – meaning that it is not public. That is, not designed, organized, or controlled by local, state, or federal governments (such as community/state junior or senior colleges and universities).

​Faith-based – meaning Christus Primum (Christ First), and that the foundation of the institution rests upon the Scripture with full confidence in its inerrancy and infallibility. It means that such a foundation rests not an antiquated and outmoded relic of a less enlightened age, but the wise and intelligent embrace of the true wisdom of the ages.

Commission Leadership

Rev. Paul Hudson
Chair, Rev. Paul Hudson, VP Administration and Adjunct Professor, Carey International University of Theology, Florida. M. Div. – Southern Baptist Theological Seminary, (2009) emphasis on Christian Ministries. M.D.S. Royal Military College Kingston, Ontario (2003). B. Sc. – University of Winnipeg, Winnipeg, Manitoba (1981). Aircrew Officer, Canadian Air Force (1979-2006). Pastor, Bethel Baptist Church, Fergus, Ontario (2009-2019). Adjunct Professor, Toronto Baptist Seminary, Toronto, Ontario, (2012 – 2013).

David Bush
Vice Chair, David Bush is ordained under Rhema Ministerial Association International. Pastor of Missions Church Orlando. He has served faith-based institutions in leadership roles for 20+ years, including Instructor, Director of Distance Learning Program, and Vice President at a Christian University.

Gene A. Youngblood
Treasurer-Secretary, theological /academic degrees with Doctorate, published author, founder of Conservative Christian Academy, First Conservative Baptist Church – Pastor, and Conservative Theological University – President http://www.conservative.edu/.


Elia Vivoni
Director, B.A., English & Hum. (French) UPRM, MA Education Universite Rene Descartes & MA French Linguistics La Sorbonne, University of Paris, PHD Honorary, President Southeastern Theological Seminary & Bible Foundations Center Missions, Inc., Senior Pastor at the Jacksonville Hispanic Church of God, Jacksonville, FL since 2014

Gary Tryzbiak
Director, B.A, Business Administration, College of Emporia, Emporia, KS; M.A. in Computer Information and Resource Management, Webster University, Orlando, FL; Th.D. in Church Management, Florida Theological Seminary; Ph.D., in Clinical Pastoral Counseling , Colorado Theological Seminary, Wheat Ridge, CO. President and CEO of Colorado Theological Seminary.


Frederick H. Nelson
Legal Counsel, B.A., Toccoa Falls College; J.D., Stetson University College of Law. Mr. Nelson who is a member of the Florida Bar, is President of the Christian Legal Society of Central Florida. He is admitted to practice before the United States Supreme Court; the United States Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia, Second, Third, Fourth, Fifth, Sixth, Seventh, Eighth, Ninth, Tenth and Eleventh Circuits.

Earle E. Lee
FCPC and CPCA REPRESENTATIVE ,Business Administration Alexander Hamilton Institute; B.Th. and B.R.E. Central Baptist Seminary; M.C.E. Freedom University; Ph.D.; Administration Faith Baptist Bible College; Ed.D. and Honorary D.Th. Landmark Baptist College. Dr. Lee serves as President of the Florida Council of Private Colleges, Council of Private Colleges of America and President of Consultlee & Associates.

Larry D. Moulds
Executive Director, B.S., in Industrial & Vocational Education, Western Michigan University; M.A. in Instructional Design, Michigan State University; Ph.D., in Distance Learning, Nova Southeastern University. Chair of the Board of Directors, Electronic Learning Institute.

Santarvis Brown
Deputy Director, B.A. Florida Memorial University, M. A. Liberty University, M.B.A. Columbia Southern University, M. Div. Payne Theological Seminary, D. Ed. California Coast University, J.D. Purdue University, Global, Healthcare Administration Certificate Cornell University, and School Management and Leadership Certificate Harvard University. Pastorates: 2021 – Present: Greater New Mt. Pleasant AME Church – Hollywood, FL, 2015 – 2021: St. Stephen AME Church—Miami Gardens, FL., 2013 – 2015: Bethel AME Church—Umatilla, FL, 2012 – 2013: Mt. Olive AME Church—Coleman, FL, 2011 – 2012: St. James AME Church—Panama City, FL.

Robert J. Duncan, Jr.
Advisory Board, Ordained United Methodist Minister. Founding President and Professor of Leadership & Specialized Ministry at Northwind Theological Seminary. Drew University Theological School, Director of Institutional Advancement, Director of Admissions, and Doctor of Ministry Core Faculty. Bacone College, affiliated with American Baptist Churches USA, President and Professor of Religion, historical educational mission with native people with several Tribal Colleges. Executive Director of Certified Temperament Life Coaching for the Sarasota Academy and is a Clinical Supervisor for the National Christian Counselors Association.