Meet Our Board

Dr. Jonathan Brooks

Dr. Jonathan Brooks


Jonathan Brooks was a double major at Oral Roberts University, Bachelor of Arts – English Bible and Music (1979), Masters of Divinity (1985), and Grace School of Ministry (1989). In 2009, he received an Honorary Doctor of Divinity Degree from Kosin University of Busan, Korea.

Prior to coming to VOCA he worked as a house-parent, a fisherman, a clerk-typist, an airline customer service supervisor, an assistant pastor, and an editor.

His deep love for foreign missions led him first to Latin America and the Middle East, and now permanently to Asia.

Jonathan joined Voice of China and Asia Missionary Society, Inc. in April 2005. On August 1, 2007 he became President of the USA ministry and Director of Voice of China and Asia (Canada), Inc. He serves as the liaison with North American based partners and all foreign fields of service and edits ministry publications.

Since joining VOCA, Dr. Brooks has guided the ministry to once again focus on China with an emphasis on equipping rural believers through legal Bible distribution, pastoral training and transportation. Also, with a renewed emphasis on Christian Education, he is leading the ministry’s southern and western expansion into the closed nations of Asia.

Dr. Brooks serves on the Board of Directors of Tulsa Christian Businessmen, and is an Advisory Board Member of World Ministry Fellowship. His hobbies include time with family, gardening, deep-sea fishing, and reaching forgotten believers in rural China.

Jonathan and his wife Susan work together at VOCA. They, have been married 32 years and have one son, Bodan.

David L. Brooks

David L. Brooks


David attended the University of Redlands, earning a Bachelors degree in Public Service Management. At Azusa Pacific University he received his Masters of Arts in Organizational Management, and Masters of Governance, California School Board Association.

Mr. Brooks is a retired police captain from the Costa Mesa Police Department in Orange County, California. He also served as a Trustee for the Newport-Mesa Unified School District for 16 years. In 2003 the VOCA Board of Directors selected him to serve on its board and he became Chairman in 2007 when the organization moved to Tulsa, OK.

As a police officer he became a police helicopter pilot and certified flight instructor. Through innovative thought and perseverance, he combined the Public Safety Flight Bureaus of four police agencies into one Joint Powers Association which resulted in significant efficiencies and budget savings to each agency.

When elected to the NMUSD school board he worked to pass two school bonds that renovated sub-standard school sites; one bond for $163,000,000 and the second for $273,000,000. All thirty-three school sites were renovated and the four comprehensive high schools received state of the art stadiums with artificial turf, rubberized tracks, performing arts centers, and fifty-meter swimming pools. The curriculum was revised which resulted in NMUSD receiving an award for the highest percentage of high school graduates in the United States.

Mr. Brooks is a Vietnam era Army veteran and served as a Motor Sergeant in II Corps during the war.

Mr. Brooks attends Mesa Church for the last 50 years, served on the Board of Elders numerous times, Director of Royal Family Kids Camp, (a camp for abused, neglected, or abandoned kids) and currently serves on their Safety Team utilizing his peace officer skills. He is also a chaplain at the Costa Mesa Police Department.

He and his wife have been married for 51 years, have three grown daughters and five grandchildren.

Dr. Peder Hansen

Dr. Peder Hansen


Dr. Peder M. Hansen, Ph.D. is a 1970 graduate of the University of Michigan. He worked as a communications specialist with the U.S. Navy until his retirement in 2020. He has received numerous Navy awards including the Meritorious Civil Service Medal.

Dr. Hansen’s work and research have taken him to all seven continents. He holds 15 patents, has authored 21 journal articles and 33 conference proceedings papers. He is co-author of the book, “Secrets of the Polar Ice.”

Dr. Hansen accepted Christ soon after graduation and has completed extensive studies in Creation Research. He joined the Board of Directors of the Voice of China and Asia Missionary Society in 2012 and currently serves as Corporate Secretary.

He and his wife Mary have served as team leaders on multiple ministry trips throughout Asia. They have been married for 35 years and have two grown children. His hobbies include travel, golf and karate.

Mark McDermott

Mark McDermott


Mark was born in Texas and spent his early years in Louisiana where he attended Louisiana Tech University. After graduation, he served in the United States Marine Corps for five years where he began a high tech career path. While in the Marines, he came to know Jesus as his Lord and Savior.

After his time in the Service, Mark moved to Florida, where he worked at an aircraft simulator manufacturing company for seven years. He later moved to Oklahoma and continued working in simulation for 23 years, during which time he co-founded Cymstar Simulation Engineering and Manufacturing LLC, of Broken Arrow, OK.

Mark joined the VOCA Board of Directors in 2018 and currently serves as Treasurer. He enjoys assisting VOCA with his gift of administrative organization.

Mark lives in Texas with his wife, Jennifer. They have been married for 46 years and have one daughter and two grandchildren. When he’s not serving, working, or spending time with family, he can be found on a golf course.

Rev. Geoffrey "Geof" W. Jackson

Rev. Geoffrey "Geof" W. Jackson


“Geof” Jackson was born in Columbus, OH in 1950. As a child he attended church regularly, but never made a personal commitment to Jesus Christ until confronted with the Gospel while serving as a medic in the Navy. During pre-med training at Capital University of Bexley, OH, his interests were drawn toward Biblical studies. A transfer to Oklahoma Baptist University ensued and student pastoral ministry began.

In 1976, Geof joined the staff of Sheridan Assembly in Tulsa, OK and concurrently pursued a degree at Oral Roberts University. He later taught for three years at Rhema Bible Training School, of Broken Arrow, OK, before pioneering a church in Fort Meyers, FL.

In December 1984, Geof was commissioned to create, administrate, and direct The School of the Local Church in Tulsa, OK, to teach “Pastoral Ministry” to those called to serve in a Local Church. The school continued until 2012, training over 700 students in the areas of Biblical Doctrine, Music, Youth & Children’s Ministry, and Church Administration. Concurrently he also served as Director of Pastoral Care at Grace Church (now HomeChurch of Broken Arrow, OK).

Geof has created extensive teachings on 17 Books of the Bible, and completed 16 Studies on major Bible themes including Salvation, the Work of Jesus Christ, the Ministry of the Holy Spirit and Church Government. He continues to serve his church in both teaching and pastoral care ministry and is also in popular demand as an international professor for the Texas University of Theology of Hurst, TX.

In addition to ministering in over 15 nations, Rev. Jackson has participated in 18 overseas missions teams for the Voice of China and Asia and developed a Chinese Pastor’s Study Bible training program that has now touched 40,000 rural ministers. In gratitude for his accomplishments in ministry and for his contributions to the VOCA Korea Association of Peniel Churches, he was awarded a Doctor of Divinity Degree by the Busan, Korea based Peniel Seminary of the Voice of China and Asia in 2018.

Geof is greatly assisted in life and ministry by his wife of over 50 years, Jan. Geof and Jan enjoy long drives to “nowhere” destinations – “it’s just about being together.” He joined the VOCA Board of Directors in 2020. His hobbies include a passion for landscape and scenic photography.

Bill Farr

Bill Farr


Bill accepted Jesus into his heart on Thursday, January 13, 1976. In 1982, he founded and continues as COO of First Maintenance Co. of Tulsa, OK. He is a licensed United States Coast Guard Captain and worked on the water from 1994 to 2004.

He has a heart for the lost and a compassionate spirit that leads him to quietly remember the forgotten. He joined the board of Voice of China and Asia Board of Directors in 2020.

Bill endeavors to further the Gospel however and wherever possible. He enjoys long motorcycle rides.