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Central Region has a team of certified and licensed coaches who are trained to provide coaching for our credentialed ministers and those in the process of receiving credentials as an investment in their ongoing development as a leader.

Coaching is a relational experience between a leader, a coach, and the Holy Spirit.  We use the IDEA model from Leader Breakthru which helps a leader discover what the Holy Spirit is saying and to develop action steps to move the leader forward in life and leadership.

Our Coaches

Andrew Bates

Andrew has been involved in ministry since he was in High School.  He has been in Youth Ministry and House of Prayer and Worship Ministry for over 10 years.  He has a passion to see people active and thriving in the place God created for them. He is a licensed coach with Leader Breakthru, Inc.  Andrew and his wife are currently Lead Pastors at West Des Moines Open Bible.

Dr. Jim Brewer

Jim is a certified coach with Leader Breakthru, Inc. He truly enjoys serving as the Lead Pastor of Hope Church in Northwest Arkansas.  Jim has led healthy church ministries with exceptional growth and spiritual vitality. He has also experienced the struggle and heartfelt pain of leading a church that declined for several years and today is thriving again. Jim understands and is a great resource of encouragement and practical strategy for leaders. Jim also likes taco Tuesdays.

Paul Canfield

Paul brings more than fifty years of ministry experience serving 15 years as a missionary and 28 years as Director of Global Missions for Open Bible Churches. His ministry experience includes administration, conflict resolution and vision casting. He is passionate about the call of God and helping leaders discover their potential in ministry. He is a licensed coach with Leader Breakthru, Inc. Paul is fluent in Spanish and currently serves as Ethnic Ministries Director for Central Region Open Bible Churches.

Ben Carlson

Ben is a licensed coach with Leader Breakthru, Inc. and is serving as Lead Pastor of Christ New Covenant Open Bible Church in Central Illinois. He also serves with his wife, Lola, as the Next Generation Ministry leaders for Open Bible Central Region. Ben has spent 16 years in youth ministry and has navigated the highs and lows of student ministry. He has a passion to partner with leaders to help accomplish their desires and goals, and to raise up the next generation and see them lead out of the call God has on their life.

Chad Davidson

Chad offers a unique blend of experience and skills. He has been a small business owner for several years, an associate pastor for over 14 years, and a college instructor for over 10 years. He is convinced that everyone has a unique role in God’s Kingdom. Identifying what that is and how to live it out is key for successfully impacting those around you because “ministry” takes place in all walks of life. Chad’s main goal is to help you discover this “call” for yourself, knowing it could be truly life changing.

Dave Grandon

Ken Groen

Andy Hansen

Harris Holsapple

Mark Hornback

Mike Johnson

Aaron Keller

Jaccie Kenyon

Jan Mathews

Steve Mathews

Bruce Pfadenhauer

Robin Pfadenhauer

Randy Richards

Jessica Sanford

Kevin Starkey

Darrick Young