Universal Martial Arts Academy & Training Center

2010-2012 Executive Board Members
Co-Chairman Bishop McPherson, Secertary/Treasurer Ms. Cobb, Chairman Mr. Spector, Founder/Executive Director Dr. Mack

Chairman of the Board -

Mr. Gary Spector

Mr. Gary Spector was born in New York City and has traveled to over 25 foreign countries. He currently resides in Arlington TX. He received an Honorable discharge from the US Marine Corps.

Mr. Spector Graduated from the University of Miami & Nova University. He holds a BS Degree in Education and a Masters Degree in Criminal Justice.

Mr. Spector has spent over 30 years in Law Enforcement. Over 20 of those years was spent as a Special Agent and Criminal Investigator with the US Secret Service. He holds a Master Peace Officer Certificate.

Mr. Spector has spent over 10 years as an Educator. He has been a Social Studies Educator, Federal law Enforcement Instructor, Texas Peace Officer Instructor, and is currently a Criminal Justice Instructor at Weatherford College.

He has always been a supporter of UMAATC and accepted the position of Chairman of the Executive Board in the Spring 2005.
Co-Chairman of the Board - Bishop Ben McPherson

Bishop McPherson was born in Forth Worth TX. He served in the United State Marines for 12 yrs as an NCO.


Bishop McPherson accepted the Call in to the Ministry at age 22. He was ordained in 1987. He has attended the Naval Aviation Structures School, Tarrant County Community College, he holds a Bachelor of Theology from Anchor Theological Seminary and has attended the Faith Bible College and Seminary. 

Bishop McPherson's accomplishments: Employee of the Year, Pastor of the Week, Organizer & Founder of Sininian Development and McPherson Ministries. 

Bishop McPherson is married to Ms. Yolanda McPherson, they have five children, Shanique, Benjamin III, Jasen, Montana & Austin Benjamin IV

 Bishop McPherson was one of the Original UMAATC Executive Board members and has served on it's board since UMAATC was founded in 1994.

Board Secretary /Treasurer-

She is the coordinator of the Blue Thunder Lodge in Denton, Texas, where she teaches Pilates. Ms. Cobb owns and operates The Oxygen Life Spa and Raw Superfood Store in Denton, Texas (www.oxygenlifespa.com).

Ms Cobb has two children; Hannah (10) and Noah (6). The Cobb family have been students of UMAATC since Spring 2004. Ms. Cobb has been an active volunteer for UMAATC and accepted the position of Executive Board Secretary in Spring 2005

Ms. Asha Cobb 
Ms. Asha Cobb has a BA in Anthropology and Spanish from University of North. Texas., as well as bilingual teacher certification.


Phone: 214-407-1901


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