Will Barlow has been interested in studying the Bible since his college days. He received a B.S. in Physics and Mathematics from Vanderbilt University in 2008. He spent some time teaching math in various school settings, earning a M.Ed. in Mathematics Education from Ohio State in 2010. His desire to discover his faith led him and his wife, Becca, to go on a six-month mission trip to west Detroit in 2012. He currently works as an actuarial analyst at a large insurance company. He and his wife and son live in Louisville, Kentucky.
Jeff Gilbert was raised by his family to love God, and he affectionately recalls his parents’ home in Oregon serving as a warm, accepting place for Christian meetings. His passion for the Scriptures grew exponentially after starting college, and ever since he has endeavored to make greater and greater commitments in following the Lord Jesus Christ. This journey has led him to serve at various capacities in Massachusetts, Ohio, Georgia, and now Pennsylvania, where he lives with his wife and his newborn son. Jeff has an A.A.S. in Television Production Technology and is currently pursuing a B.S. in Information Science at the University of Pittsburgh.
Jerry Wierwille earned his PhD in Biomedical Engineering from the University of Maryland, but soon after graduation he felt the call to Christian ministry. He has earned a Masters of Theological Studies (MTS) at United Theological Seminary with a focus in New Testament Studies and Pauline Literature, and he is currently in the final term of a Masters of Divinity (MDiv) program at the same institution. Since answering the call to ministry, Jerry has been active in serving God’s people both on a pastoral level and scholarly level. He has been widely involved in preaching, teaching, and networking with churches to support the outreach of the gospel and the advancement of the kingdom. Jerry lives and serves as an associate researcher and pastor at Spirit & Truth Fellowship near Bloomington, IN. Jerry also writes and blogs online on www.jerrywierwille.com.
Brent Joseph was raised from a child to know God and the Scripture but didn’t decide to take this seriously until his late teenage years. It was at that time that he would begin to devote much of his time to study and evangelism. Brent graduated from The University of Central Florida in Orlando. He now lives in Orlando with his wife and three children. Brent also works to oversee The Fellowship of Jesus Christ, which provides continued education for African pastors who may or may not have had the opportunity to be trained in ministry. He currently is directly supporting pastors in: South Sudan, Malawi, Burundi, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Uganda, Kenya, Gabon, Nigeria, and Cameroon.
Ryan Tinsley was raised to love God and His Word from a young age. He is thankful to have grown up knowing that a relationship is available with our Heavenly Father. As he has grown older he has endeavored to deepen his knowledge and understanding of the Bible and apply it practically. He received a B.S. in Computer Science from West Virginia University Institute of Technology in 2010 and has worked as a software engineer and Web developer ever since. He, his wife, and son live in Louisville, Kentucky.
Bill Barlow has studied the Bible since he was 14 and has always desired to discover more about the Word of God and what it has to say about life. He received a Bachelors degree from Kansas University and a Masters degree from the University of Missouri at Kansas City. He has attended and contributed to small, home-based, nondenominational Bible studies since 1972. He and his wife went on a six-month mission trip to North Carolina in 2011 and have since relocated to Louisville, Kentucky.
Gene Slavit has applied his classical studies degree from the University of Missouri to support Biblical research for more than forty years. He and his wife, Sherry, host freedomlifelight.com from their home in San Pedro, California.
Zack Barlow has a Bachelors of Arts from the University of North Carolina at Greensboro and is currently seeking his Masters in Business Administration from the University of Louisville. Zack has a passion for the financial realm (having spent 3 years in that area) and takes much of what he learns from the Bible and applies it to everyday financial situations. Zack is deeply blessed to have won the affection of his wife, Erica Barlow, who challenges him continually to maintain the highest levels of spiritual integrity.
Meghan Martinez was raised by her parents to love God and respect His Word. She went to The Georgia Institute of Technology and received a BS in Industrial Engineering. Growing up studying God’s Word and faithfully participating in a nondenominational home-based bible study lead her to go on a six-month mission trip to Bowling Green, Ohio shortly after graduation. She currently works as an industrial engineer for a large manufacturing company in Findlay, Ohio.
Kyle Echternacht was raised in a family that respects God. While starting his degree in engineering, he began making the Word his own, primarily by reading the bible in an objective manner and attempting to empathize with prominent events. He received his B.S. in General Engineering from the United States Naval Academy. Currently Kyle is serving in the United States Marine Corps specializing in financial management. Past experiences to serve the body of Christ include leading a bible study group and organizing a faith based trip to Israel and Jordan.
Allison Horney was raised by a Christian family who taught her by example what the love of God looks like. Her many Godly role models and wonder at the beauty of God’s creation in the Colorado Rockies, where she grew up, and the many other amazing places she’s seen and lived since have only deepened her love for God and desire to live for Him. A logic-thirsty engineer’s mind and a love of reading and literature cultivated as a child have kept her consistently reading and studying the scripture, and growing more enthralled with it all the time. She received a B.S. in Aerospace Engineering from the Ohio State University in 2012, and is currently residing and working in Honolulu, Hawaii.
Sean Killeen grew up in a mainline denomination of Christianity. Although his love for God began in his younger years, as he grew up, his faith has developed. Studying the Scriptures has greatly increased his understanding of God, prayer, and all that is available to us as Christians.
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