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Randall-A.-Bach-9-5-'13-500pxRandall A. Bach delights in opportunities to serve the Lord, including his current assignment as president of Open Bible Churches. He earned a master’s degree in organizational leadership from Regent University. Randall and Barbara, his wife, have been in ministry for over 40 years and call it “our adventure together.” Randall loves the church, pastors, and church leaders and is convinced that God loves to work through them to make disciples, develop leaders, and plant churches. A voice for Evangelicals, his work has been featured in several publications, including Ethics: The Old Testament, The New Testament, and Contemporary Application. He has also produced and edited several publications and other resources, including the Message of the Open Bible and We Believe: Core Truths for Christian Living.

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Nate-authorboxNate Beaird is the former digital media manager for Open Bible Churches. He has spent the past 15 years teaching churches how to leverage technology and design and to learn to view their church from a visitor’s perspective. Nate usually writes about technology and social media, but occasionally wanders out of his lane to add perspective in different areas of church life. Nate has training in graphic design and video editing and is self taught in website and social media engagement. As a break from all things digital, Nate enjoys woodworking and spending time with his family. He and his wife, Niki, have two young children.

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Hannah-Regular-Contributors-pageHannah Bemis lives in Spokane, Washington, with her husband, Jordan, and their three kids. She graduated with a Christian Counseling degree from New Hope Christian College in Eugene, Oregon, and earned her Masters of Arts in teaching from George Fox University in Portland, Oregon. Hannah works as both a mom and as a private tutor, and loves writing about what God reveals to her through the chaotic and mundane events of everyday life. She and her family attend Turning Point Open Bible Church, also in Spokane. You may follow her on her blog, “Three Below Three and Me”

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Julie-Cole-authorboxJulie Cole is a licensed marriage and family therapist and an Open Bible minister desiring to inspire people to connect with God and to see His hand in both the miraculous and the mundane. She serves as the Associate Director of Vocational Development and as an adjunct professor in undergraduate counseling at The King’s University in Southlake, Texas. She and her husband, David, live in Trophy Club, Texas, and have four children and four grandchildren.

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DyrieDyrie Francis is the associate pastor of Living Word Open Bible Church in Cooper City, Florida, and serves as the Southeast Region Prayer Coordinator. She has a Master’s of Science degree in Nursing (MSN) from the University of Miami and is completing a master’s degree in Christian Leadership from New Hope Christian College in Eugene, Oregon. Dyrie writes on a variety of topics, but her favorite subject is enhancing the prayer life of believers.

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Nathan-Pic-webNathan Hagan, an Open Bible minister, serves as associate pastor at Turning Point Open Bible Church in Spokane, Washington. He graduated from Eugene Bible College with a degree in pastoral ministry and Gonzaga University with a master’s degree in organizational leadership. He and his wife, Candi, have three children and together enjoy showing God’s love to those in the Spokane community. You may follow him on Twitter at @nathanhagan.

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Andrea-2015@2xAndrea Johnson, a credentialed Open Bible minister, is the managing editor of the Message of the Open Bible. A graduate of Open Bible College with a major in theology/missions, she has edited and co-edited several books, including Servants of the Spirit: Portraits of Pentecostal Pioneers. Also a free-lance writer, Andrea has been published in several periodicals, including CharismaNews. Her goal is to reveal Christ to those who are searching for Him. In her spare time you will most likely find Andrea with family or friends, or outdoors hiking. She and her husband, Dennis, are blessed with four children and five grandchildren.

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Nicole-Kerr-300Nicole Kerr received her marketing degree from Drake University in Des Moines, Iowa, and currently serves as the Executive Assistant to Open Bible President Randall A. Bach. Her family’s mission is to minister to future generations and help them become leaders and people of influence. She and her husband, Aaron, are currently pursuing this mission by working with the youth at Journey Church of the Open Bible in Urbandale, Iowa. Nicole enjoys writing about what GOD is speaking to her as she is being stretched and grown in each season of life.

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LaskeyJared Laskey is starting Destiny Open Bible Church in Virginia Beach, Virginia, and is a contributing writer to several magazines besides the Message, including Charisma Magazine Online. He recently co-authored Veronica’s Hero, which can be found on Amazon. He lives to see Jesus awaken this generation to the power of His Holy Spirit. You can follow him on Twitter @jaredalaskey, or contact him through his website,

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