Core 300 Leadership is comprised of men representative of a guys who love God more than anything or one else. We “get it” that calling and developing men is THE strategic head of the pin upon which all redemption pivots on earth. “As goes the man, so goes the family” and the advance or retreat of the Kingdom of God on earth. We love men no more or less than women, youth, or children. 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, pride, and competition. We are here to do our best to deal a  meaningful blow to the evil that drives men and the fear and slumber that has captured the typical Christian man. Where we are we see miraculous progress. And we’re not going to stop.


Art Hobba – Executive Administrator, Writer, Speaker


Steve Abarta – Editor, Video Production, Sales Fulfillment, Shipping, and Media

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

Anthony Barton – Connector

Core 300 Board of Directors

Wes Harding           Steve Abarta (Emeritus)     Art Hobba                    Mark Jury

Pastor Wes Harding Director and Secretary, 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,LLP. As the Founder of Transcende in 2001, Art integrated Psycho-sociology, organizational culture, and Scripture based leadership values that enable an entire leadership team and their workforce 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 call men to get “out of the stands and into the arena,” led him to write Called to War, followed by Core 300’s 3-year Boot-camp style curricula The Warrior, The Priest, and The King. He lives in Westlake Village, CA with his wife Sharon, and they have five grown sons and one grandson.

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.

Rev. Barak Nyongesa – Director, Director of East African Ministries, is married to Mercy, and they have 5 children together. Mercy is also a capable minister and graduate of Bible School. Barack leads the overall operations for Principle Based Leadership (PBL) Core 300’s East African “Daughter” organization in Kenya and Uganda. His skilled and wise oversight wields our 3-Headed Spear Strategy for national transformation in Kenya, and is setting up the same model in Uganda. PBL, the legal name of Core 300, is a registered NGO ‘Association’ nonprofit organization in Kenya.

Core 300 (PBL) East African Operations Board

Rev. Barak Nyongesa – VP of Operations, Board Chairman and Director, Principle Based Leadership (Core 300) East Africa

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

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

Rev. Art Hobba – (not shown) Founder and Director, Principle Based Leadership, East Africa (Based in USA)

US Advisory Board

Anthony Barton – has been a close friend to our Founder and to Core 300. His passion for awakening and developing men is only exceeded by his gift for connecting like-hearted, action oriented people together for the purpose of loving and bettering the human condition worldwide. Anthony is the Founder and CEO of The A Specialists, a fast growing food and healthcare sanitation and maintenance organization. He lives in Agoura with his wife, Yolanda and they have 3 children together.

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

Stanley Gerlach – Director and Treasurer, has served the marginalized on boards like Union Rescue Mission for over 2 decades, and has travelled on numerous extended mission trips to developing nations to train and serve indigenous leaders alongside international relief organizations. Known in southern california as a leader of integrity and generosity in the commercial real estate world, “Stan” lives with his wife Linda in Pacific Palisades, CA.

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 came on staff full-time in May of 2017 on a modest salary, 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