Core 300 Leadership is comprised of typical men representative of a guy like you. We love men and care deeply about their welfare because we are passionate about our wives, families and the communities we live in. We also are convinced that we are assigned to an unwelcoming world under the dominion of the Devil and we take it personally that he has wreaked so much damage on the innocent through men duped by fear, lust and hatred. We are here to do what we can to put a small but meaningful dent in that in Jesus’ Name, and we’re not going to stop.


Art Hobba – Executive Administrator, Writer, Speaker


Steve Abarta – Director of Operations, Sales, Shipping and Media

Wes Harding – Executive Director, Men’s Curricula Customer Service, Speaker

Core 300 Board of Directors

Wes Harding                 Steve Abarta              Art Hobba                      Mark Jury

Steve Abarta – Co-Founder and Secretary.  Steve had distinguished career as Vice President of Human Resources for several public companies including Fiserv and Hitachi. In 2010 he started Ovation Media Services, providing media transfer services: Legacy to digital video, audio, and photo conversion, and videography for special events. Over the past 20 years, Steve with his wife Marianna, have served over 90 at-risk foster babies, most of them are medically fragile. They provide care for them until they can be placed in loving homes. They live in Simi Valley, California, and have four children.

Pastor Wes Harding – Director, has served churches in the roles of men’s pastor, and executive pastor, for the past 12 years. He brings this deep experience and passion for developing men to serve as our church leadership liaison, helping them prepare and kickoff our “Power Tools” (curricula) at their church. Before the pastorate, Wes was previously an entrepreneur and led sales and marketing for several national organizations. Wes has two sons, and lives in El Segundo, CA with his Jeri and they have two sons and a daughter.

Art Hobba* – Founder and Chairman, Art has a strong blending of business and pastoral leadership. He previously served in executive roles at Public Tech companies and Grant Thornton. As the founder of Transcende in 2001, Art integrated Psycho-Social Science and Scripture based leadership values that enable an entire leadership team and their workplace to rise to new levels of profitability and joy. In the 80’s and early 90’s Art served as Pastor of two churches. His passion for men to be set free and to get “out of the stands and into the arena” led him to write Called to War, and Core 300’s 3 year curricula (The Warrior,The Priest and The King). He lives in Westlake Village, CA with his wife Sharon, and they have five grown sons.

Mark Jury – Director, Mark brings a highly developed leadership, healthcare, and technology perspective to our organization as a Senior IT executive at Amgen. His exceeded only in his passion as a disciple of Jesus and his love for his family. In addition to Core 300, Mark serves every week as a leader-volunteer with Malachi Men, a ministry of Awana international to inmates. Mark is a graduate of Wharton School of Business where he earned his MBA. Mark lives in Thousand Oaks, CA with his wife Sandy. They have three grown children together

Core 300 (PBL) East African Operations Board

Rev. Barak Nyongesa – Team Leader, Principle Based Leadership (Core 300)

Rev. Alex Achuti – Treasurer, Principle Based Leadership (Core 300) Kenya

Rev. Amukowa Omunyala – Director, Principle Based Leadership (Core 300) Kenya

Rev. Protus Onchana – Director, Principle Based Leadership (Core 300) Kenya


US Advisory Board

C. Marsh Bull – Marsh is a retired executive with IBM Global Services, and the Founder of Men’s Group Foundation. He brings hands-on expertise to us in the areas of writing and social media. He and his wife live in Durango, CO

Brian Doyle – As the Founder and President of Iron Sharpens Iron, Brian is one of the primary leaders of the men’s discipleship movement in the US. He brings deeply seasoned, and strategic wisdom to our leadership team, and we work with him in helping establishing an ISI presence in Southern California.

Chris Hayward – President, Cleansing Stream Ministries has lead this dynamic organization for 18 years, and has shepherded their expansion into 28 countries with their materials translated into 5 languages. “Pastor Chris” has has both the heart and the experience to qualify as a special advisor to our Founder, Art Hobba at different and sometimes critical times in his ministry.

Dr. Jack Hayford – Former President, Foursquare International and Founding Chancellor, The Kings University, has known Art Hobba for over 45 years, and was his pastor and for the first 15 of those years. “Pastor Jack” continues to be Art’s father in the faith, and mentor Art, and provides advisory experience and spiritual covering for Art and the Board of Directors. As a world renown educator, he has been critical in guiding Art and thus Core 300 as an emerging go to resource for pastors and seminaries.

*Other than Art Hobba who just recently came on staff full time, all of our leaders in the US and worldwide are volunteers and receive no income from donor funds, sales, or event revenue. All funds that are received from our valued donors and church partners, including all sales proceeds derived from Art’s books and curricula, are reinvested back into improving and expanding ministry in accordance with our Values and Mission. At this time the bulk of our investment is in both East Africa and North America, “So Others May Live