Study Driven Faith


Will Barlow

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 deepen 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 actuary at a large insurance company. He and his wife, son, and daughter live in Louisville, Kentucky.

Jeff Gilbert

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

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 later earned a Masters of Divinity (MDiv) degree from 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 serves as an associate researcher at Spirit & Truth Fellowship and worship pastor at Living Hope International Ministries in Latham, NY. Jerry also writes and blogs online on

Ryan Tinsley

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 New Knoxville, Ohio.

Bill Barlow

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

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 from their home in San Pedro, California.

Zack Barlow

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 Wierwille

Meghan Wierwille 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.


Allison Horney

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

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.

Kenneth LaPrade

Kenneth LaPrade became immersed in Bible studies and Christian fellowship meetings in 1972 while at S.M.U. in Dallas, Texas, where he got a B.A. in Religions. He was later involved with missionary activities in various U.S. locations, Spain, and Mexico. For 35 years Kenneth also served as a school teacher, including 16 years with a special program to address students with behavioral needs. Along with Luz del Carmen, his lovely wife, they have raised three wonderful sons. Kenneth and Luz are joyfully active with home fellowship churches on both sides of the border: El Paso, Texas and Ciudad Juarez, Mexico.


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