Our Board of Directors

Dr. Diana Severance

Position: President

Diana Severance is the Director of the Dunham Bible Museum at Houston Baptist University in Houston, Texas. She received her Ph.D. from Rice University in ancient history and worked for the Klein Independent School District for twenty-five years as a history instructor and developer of the Klein Museum and Wunderlich Farm, winning numerous awards for work in both fields. Diana has also taught history at LeTourneau University and several seminaries. She has been a consultant for Christian History Institute for many of their film projects, also writing study guides and supplementary materials on Christian history for churches. Diana is the author of the following books: Against the Gates of Hell: A Christian Missionary in a Moslem World (co-authored with her husband Gordon and published by Wipf and Stock); A Cord of Three Strands: Three Centuries of Christian Love Letters; Feminine Threads: Women in the Tapestry of Christian History; Her-Story: 366 Devotions from 21 Centuries of the Christian Church (Christian Focus Publishers)..

Larry Zielke

Position: Vice-President and Secretary

A native of Ohio, Larry attended the University of Cincinnati before being called for over twenty years to Christian mission work in North Africa, Europe & Latin America. Although he had no previous experience in the field of media, his abilities as an administrator eventually led him to assist in various animated Christian productions. The reactions from many viewers around the globe helped Larry realize the great potential of using Christian media in a relevant way. Soon he became a part of Herald Entertainment, Inc., a company dedicated to animation, documentaries and book illustrations. To date he helps manage Herald Entertainment’s Texas office, overseeing distribution, business & legal matters. Having lived in a number of Least Developed Countries (LDCs) and having seen firsthand the spiritual and physical needs of these populations, Larry’s vision for Media4Kids International is to use Christian media to educate children with the transforming message of Christ.

David Murphy

Position: Chairman of the Board

David Murphy is an Associate Attorney at Bibby, McWilliams & Kearney, PLLC, focusing on commercial transactions and negotiations, business organizations, and property law. His legal experience includes work related to natural gas pipelines, liquid natural gas terminating facilities Federal and State regulatory and compliance concerns, commercial agreements and business development. Prior to entering the legal profession, David had over fifteen years experience in real estate, working with land owners and municipal governments and managing the financial and operational concerns of regional lending companies. David is happily married to Miesa, his wife of twelve years. The couple has two children, Eli and Sophia, who keep their parents on their toes and laughing. David is scout leader of Eli’s Scout Pack. David and Miesa enjoy difficult discussions with their children regarding current events and the normal pangs of growing up, as it allows them an opportunity to relate lessons from the Bible to everyday events and troubles that we all face. David believes properly raising and nurturing his two children is his most important job. The Murphys are members of Woodlands United Methodist Church

Robert “Bobby” Waite

Position: Ed.D

  • Born and raised in Dallas
  • Raised in 1st Baptist Church, Dallas
  • Product of public school
  • Went to Howard Payne University
  • Masters in Theology from Dallas Theological Seminary
  • Youth Pastor, Young Life Leader
  • Pastored in Augusta, Georgia and Aiken South Carolina
  • Helped start Marketplace Ministries, a corporate chaplain ministry
  • Managed a manufacturing plant
  • Taught and served as principal in Dallas Public Schools
  • Holds a Doctorate in Education from University of North Texas
  • Served as principal in McKinney, Texas Schools for 16 years
  • Retired in January 2017
  • Serves as Educational Consultant for Lifesong for Orphans
  • Mission Mobilizer, First Baptist Church, McKinney
  • Married to Lisa with 6 children
  • Serves a risen Savior