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.
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 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 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.
David is a creative and common-sense leader. Providing turn-around leadership to congregations as well as leading professional, non-profit, and community boards are part of his skill set. He desires to see God’s kingdom advance in the local church through Spirit-empowered leaders. David is a licensed coach with Leader Breakthru, Inc. He is currently pastor at Christ Community Church in Manchester, IA.
Ken brings over 40 years of ministry experience, including over 25 years as a senior pastor and over 10 years as a denominational executive. He has a love for ministry leaders and families and has a heart for helping people discover their giftings and realize their God-given potential. His passion is influencing the next generation of leaders. Ken is retired from full-time ministry but is active in an area church plant and is a licensed coach with Leader Breakthru, Inc.
Andy was born and raised in Open Bible. He currently ministers as the senior pastor in Kankakee, IL with his wife Heidi where they have pastored since 2000. Andy also serves as the District Director for the Illinois/Wisconsin district. Andy is a licensed coach with Leader Breakthru, Inc. The cry of his heart is to know the love of God and to disciple others through God’s Word. His passion is to see young leaders raised up to reach their full potential in Jesus Christ.
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.
Harris has a Masters of Theology degree and has experience serving in a number of capacities in churches for over 20 years. He has a heart to help believers be empowered and transformed by the Word of God and wants to see all believers have a REAL encounter with the Father! Harris is currently serving as Lead Pastor at First Open Bible Church in Cedar Rapids, Iowa, after serving for three years as the Student Ministries Pastor. He is leading a growing, multi-generational church. He is a licensed coach with Leader Breakthru, Inc.
As a certified Corporate Coach in the financial industry, Mark was able to guide careers, establish reality based work practices, and empower employees to own their career choices. Mark’s passion is truly to see people reach their full potential. As a lead pastor, Mark has developed a leadership team and structure for future growth in his church. He has a desire to see churches and pastors grow in spiritual depth while implementing greater connection processes. Mark is the lead pastor at First Church of the Open Bible of Ottumwa, IA.
Mike brings 38 years of pastoral and evangelistic experience including 21 years as a coach to pastors and church boards. He is a licensed coach with Leader Breakthru, Inc. Mike has coaching experience in personal evangelism and community outreach, pre-marriage preparation and marriage enrichment, heart to heart preaching with emphasis on the message and the messenger, and how to have better board meetings. Mike is the East Iowa/Minnesota District Director of the Central Region, Open Bible Churches.
Aaron began pastoring right out of Bible College in 2002. He received his coaching license with Leader Breakthru, Inc. in the fall of 2013. He has a strong desire to see people go to the next level in their ministries. Aaron has the unique challenge of leading a church while balancing family time with three special needs children. He is the National Director of MOVE Ministries and Lead Pastor at Sunshine Open Bible Church in Des Moines, IA.
Jaccie brings 29 years of ministry experience to the table as pastor’s wife, youth pastor, and senior pastor. She is a licensed coach with Leader Breakthru, Inc. and is passionate about leading others into a new level of growth in leadership. She also strives to impact the next generation in their goals for the future. Jaccie currently serves as senior pastor of Church of the Open Bible in Iowa Falls, Iowa and District Director for the West Iowa District.
Jan is credentialed with Open Bible Churches and has decades of experience in the marketplace as well as in church leadership. She is a licensed coach with Leader Breakthru, Inc. Jan is trained in ministry to blended families and serves in leadership in her local church. Jan and her husband, Steve, are in ministry with Family Life, reaching the lost and building up families in Christ. Jan is a lifelong learner with a passion for helping others discover their God-given potential in order to live the abundant life in Christ.
Steve has over 25 years of experience as a lead pastor and executive pastor. He has overseen and developed leadership teams and individuals. Steve and his wife, Jan, are serving as local leaders with Family Life, reaching the lost and building up families in Christ. Steve is a licensed coach with Leader Breakthru, Inc. One of his greatest joys is to see individuals and leaders “take the next step” in life and ministry where God has prepared and equipped them.
Bruce brings 26 years of senior pastor experience and over 15 years as a coach and consultant to pastors and church leadership teams. He is a certified coach with Leader Breakthru, Inc. He is passionate about leadership development and specializes in developing the spiritual and structural wings that help eagle leaders and churches soar. Bruce is the Regional Executive Director of Central Region of Open Bible Churches.
Robin has over 20 years of pastoral ministry experience and is a certified coach with Leader Breakthru, Inc. Robin is passionate about women loving life and ministry – coaching them in the discovery and development of their God-given destiny. She considers it a great privilege to walk alongside as individuals take personal steps of growth. She is the Finance Manager and PIPEline Prayer Director for Open Bible Central.
Randy brings over 27 years of leadership as worship leader, youth pastor, senior pastor, and church planter. He has been in construction and built their current facility of 30,000 square feet. He believes that relationship building is essential in successful personal and leadership development. Randy is a licensed coach with Leader Breakthru, Inc., Senior Pastor at Open Bible Praise Center in Boonville, Missouri, and South District Director.
Jessica has served alongside her husband, Matt, in ministry at Fort Des Moines Open Bible for the past 20+ years and is a licensed coach with Leader Breakthru, Inc. Jessica has a passion to make disciples and to help facilitate spiritual transformation in the lives of those not content with the status quo in their personal relationship with Jesus. She also loves seeing women in ministry realize and step out into their unique calling, especially other pastor’s wives.
Kevin brings over 27 years of ministry and marketplace experience with a lifetime emphasis on team development and leadership training. Having ministered in a church plant as well as a very large church along with starting a small business and working in leadership at a Fortune 500 company, Kevin brings a wealth of knowledge of the pressures and expectations at all levels of leadership. Kevin is a licensed coach with Leader Breakthru, Inc. and Student Ministries Director at Central Region.
Darrick is passionate about helping leaders experience personal breakthrough and organizational clarity as they pursue God’s purpose. He brings over 30 years of ministry experience and has spent the last decade coaching and mentoring pastors, emerging leaders, and church planters. He is a certified coach with Leader Breakthru, Inc. Darrick is the lead pastor of Journey Church in Urbandale, Iowa and serves on the National and Central Region Boards for Open Bible Churches.