Neal Montgomery, M.A.

Adjunct Professor, Department of Communication Studies

Phone: (626) 812-3044
Office Location: East Campus
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Neal Montgomery, M.A., was born in Leavenworth, Kansas, and in 1969 moved to California, living in Oxnard and Ventura through high school. After graduating from college and seminary, and prior to teaching, he was a pastor around Southern California for 28 years. Montgomery now teaches courses in communication studies at Azusa Pacific University, Life Pacific University, and Chaffey College, and is active in his church, serving as an elder and usher.

He has been married to Carol, a marriage and family therapist, since 1986, and they have three adult children. He also loves his dogs, a German shepherd named Bruno, and a Siberian husky named Kona. He enjoys reading and DIY projects around the house, and has been an avid Kansas City Chiefs fan since 1970.


  • M.A., Communication Studies, Liberty University, 2018
  • M.Div., Fuller Theological Seminary, 1985
  • B.A., Religious Studies, Westmont College, 1982


  • Ordained, Covina Evangelical Free Church, 1992-2013
  • Ordained, United Methodist Church, 1985-1991

Academic Area

  • Communication
    • Department of Communication Studies


  • Church Leadership
  • Pastoral Counseling
  • Public Speaking

Courses Taught

  • COMM 111 – Public Communication