Faculty & Staff

Mike Smith


Mike Smith brings 30 years of experience to Legacy's faculty. From framing to plumbing, drywall to tile, he has been involved in every phase of construction, both residential and commercial. Mike received training from Bob Jones University's School of Applied Studies in Carpentry and Construction. From there, he went on to frame multi-million dollar custom homes in the Boulder, Colorado area. After running his own deck and remodeling company for a short time, he began using his skills full-time as a missionary, building for pastors, churches, Christian camps, and other missionaries around the United States and the world.

Jon Bixy


Born to missionary parents and profoundly influenced by a missionary builder in his formative years, Jon’s heart is bent toward the ministry vision of Legacy Trade School. With 35 years of experience in the construction trades, beyond those experiences as an MK, and more than a dozen years of pastoral ministry, he desires to see a reproduction of warriors prepared for Biblical manhood and womanhood in service for the kingdom. Degrees in Bible, missions, theology, and pastoral theology have nurtured Jon’s classroom familiarity, while ten children have added their influence to his experience and prepared him to assist in the pursuit of God’s plan for this ministry. Twenty-two years of friendship and experiences with Mike, including several mission trips abroad and stateside, have united their hearts in this dream.

Seth Davis

Certified Welding Educator and Inspector

Seth Davis is an experienced welder and educator with 18 years’ craft experience and 8 years’ experience as a vocational instructor. He is an AWS Certified Welding Inspector and an AWS Certified Welding Educator. In addition to earning a Welding Technology diploma and an AAS in Carpentry, Seth holds a BS in Construction and Business Management, an MBA in Management and Strategy, and an MEd in Instructional Design.

Jeremy Zobel

Business Manager

Hailing from the beautiful state of Iowa, Jeremy joined the team at Legacy in 2024. He graduated with a BS in Business from Maranatha Baptist University in 2020 where he continued on staff until 2024. He brings 3 years of experience in management, marketing, and strategic planning to the team. Jeremy is passionate about disciple making and desires to see more laymen in the church who are equipped to serve and are passionate for their Savior. His wife Rebekah also grew up in the Midwest, and they have a beautiful daughter named Harmony. Jeremy's interests include singing, running, flying drones, hiking, board games, and investing in the lives of others.