Tim Lindner - Lead Pastor
Tim is married to Kari and they have one child. Tim attended OBCA kindergarten thru 12th grade, graduating in 2007, In 2011 he received a B.A. from Liberty University where he majored in Biblical Studies, Minored in Theology and Youth Ministry. In 2013 he received his Master degree in Religious Education from Liberty Theological Seminary.
He has a heart for discipleship and helping others grow to maturity in Christ. He is passionate about knowing, understanding, and teaching God’s Word and is excited about missions and the Gospel being proclaimed in new places and in new ways. He participated in international missions trips to China 2010 and 2011, and to Mexico in 2013 and 2015 and to the Philippines in 2016.
Tim loves playing and talking sports, particularly baseball, basketball, football, and Frisbee. Moreover, he loves the beach, enjoys reading, spending time with friends and family.
On February 14, Tim was installed as the fifth lead pastor of Open Bible Church.
W. Davis McCurley - Pastor
Pastor Dave is married to Sherry and has six children. He has been serving Open Bible since 1995. He has a great passion for proclaiming the excellency of Christ in our day and encouraging people to find their complete satisfaction in God alone. He delights in carrying the gospel to the world and is yearly on a mission trip to live out the Great Commission.
Prior to coming to Open Bible, he served for 15 years with The Christian and Missionary Alliance in New York.
Pastor Dave has begun transitioning to retirement in July 2021.
Dan Wright - Missionary in the Philippines
Dan, his wife, Heidi and their son, Isaac love to serve God at Open Bible. This family is humbled and excited to be the first cross-cultural missionaries sent from our fellowship with World Team. Since arriving in the Philippines, they have begun the process of adopting Abigail, whose was looking to be sold by her mother.
The Wright Family is now living in Antipolo, Philippines where they have planted PURE Church. They have also begun a ministry to the poor in the Kamandag community where PURE Church has planted another church PURE Church @ Happy Family.
The Lord has also supplied a fellow laborer from the area, Edson Arsua who helps with the teaching and preaching. He is currently training Tatay Beng as Pastor of PURE Church at Happy House. This daughter church is using local members of the community to lead the church.
On one afternoon a week, there is a Bible study for the ladies in the community as well as a birthing clinic to help address some of the physical needs.
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Jill Greenlee - Middle School / High School Administrator
A former Open Bible Day School student, Mrs. Greenlee returns to Open Bible Christian Academy as the high school English teacher, college advisor and high school administrator. Mrs. Greenlee and her husband, David Greenlee, are also longstanding members of Open Bible Church. Her sons, Joshua and Jason both attended Open Bible Christian Academy from K-5 to 12th grade, graduating with honors as Maryland Distinguished Scholar Commended Students. Joshua graduated from the University of Maryland, College Park in December of 2011 with a BA and lives in Delaware. Jason graduated from Northwestern Christian College and now lives in the St. Paul, Minnesota area
Tawana Richardson - Elementary School Administrator
Mrs. Richardson has worked with elementary through high school students for more than twenty years. During that time, she started a children's ministry, assisted her husband with youth ministry, worked in church administration and the music department. Prior to Open Bible Christian Academy, she taught at a Christian school in Louisville, KY. She holds a Bachelors degree in Christian Education and has taught at Open Bible for eight years. She also serves with her husband of 22 years at The Life Center in Essex, where he is Senior Pastor. They have two children who have attended Open Bible.
Hannah McCurley - Missionary to the Philippines
Hannah McCurley was commissioned as a missionary from Open Bible and sent under the World Team Mission Board to Antipolo, Philippines in October 2018. She is currently home on furlough, but plans to be back in the Philippines in the Spring of 2021.
Having competed her language studies, she has been involved with leading Bible studies, working with people of the Kamandag, and helping with the medical clinic there. She is a part of PURE Church in Antipolo and serves alongside Dan and Heidi Wright in PURE Church Antipolo and PURE Church at Happy House.
You can follow her adventures on Facebook.