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Newly Affiliated Churches

Casa de Oracion Y Restauracion, Pastor Gus Duarte, Des Moines, IA

Iglesia Jesuscristo Rey Inc., Pastor Ubaldo Gonzalez, Miami, FL


Newly Credentialed Ministers

Manuel J. Almonte, newly credentialed elder, The Shepherd’s House Open Bible Church, Ozone Park, NY

Joshua D. Bingaman, School of Ministry Director, Harvest Bible Institute, Des Moines, IA

Benjamin E. Carlson, newly credentialed senior pastor, Christ New Covenant Open Bible Church, Lacon, IL

Chad J. Cummings, newly credentialed senior pastor, Jefferson Gospel Open Bible Church, Jefferson, IA

Kelly D. Forbes Jr., newly credentialed associate pastor, Open Bible Church of Waterloo, Waterloo, IA

Andrew J. Heegeman, newly credentialed chaplain, Crown College, Eugene, OR

Aaron M. Hodge, newly credentialed senior pastor, Emmanuel Open Bible Church, Maxwelton, WV

Joel D. Thorson, newly credentialed staff, Lifehouse Community Church, Urbandale, IA

Michael Zakarian, newly credentialed youth pastor, Creekside Open Bible, Martinez, CA

Ministerial Transitions

William H.  Hornback, retired as senior pastor, First Church of the Open Bible, Ottumwa, IA

Mark P. Hornback, senior pastor, First Church of the Open Bible, Ottumwa, IA



Thomas D. Brauer, 80, Sioux Falls, SD, on April 7, 2017

Lansing S. Waters, 68, Stockton, CA, on May 29, 2017

David M. Sutton, 91, Everett, WA, on June 6, 2017

Vernon L. Wood, 89, Hemet, CA, on June 14, 2017


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