This month we are recognizing pastors and churches in Central Region who have accomplished something special in their life and ministry. We are grateful for everyone in the region and desire to honor those to whom honor is due!

Kyle Asp, church planter of our Open Bible Church in Sleepy Eye, MN, began their public services the first weekend of August.

Andrew Bates has relocated to San Bernadino, CA to begin serving as lead pastor of Generations Church (an Open Bible Church) on August 1, 2022. We bless Andrew and Victoria, as well as Noah and Julia Belt as they relocate to minister with the Bates.

Ben Carlson was elected as senior pastor at West Des Moines Open Bible on Sunday, July 3. Ben and Lola will begin serving on August 22, 2022.

Mark Hornback, senior pastor at First Church in Ottumwa, IA, will be the new Global Missions board representative from Central Region for the next two years.

Kurtis Rupe was elected as senior pastor at Church of the Open Bible in Iowa Falls, IA on Sunday, July 10, 2022. Kurtis and Natalia will begin serving on August 15, 2022.


2021 Top 10 MVP Churches (Central Region had four top 10 churches!)

#2- First Church OB, Des Moines, IA  $75,089.80

#4- Sunshine OBC, Des Moines, IA    $53,088.43

#5- First Church OB, Clear Lake, IA    $50,074.14

#6- First Church OB, Freeport, IL        $38,262.00

2021 Top Per Capita Giving MVP Churches (MVP $ per person per week)

Great Missions opportunity for Open Bible young adults!