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 as Pastor Tim moves to being the lead pastor in July 2021.
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.
He will responsible for our discipleship and small group ministries as well as leading GaP (Graduates and Professionals), our ministry to college-age adults.
Beginning in January 2020, Pastor Tim is transitioning to be the lead pastor of Open Bible in July 2021.
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 also working with gang members in the community, sharing the love of Christ.
By the grace of God, about 100 children meet each Saturday for Happy Family. The teachers are all Filipinos from the community who have come to faith in Christ as a result of PURE Church.
On Monday afternoons, 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.
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
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 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 finishing up her language training in Tagalog.
When that is completed she will be joining the team with Dan and Heidi Wright and serving in the Kamandag community of Antipolo. She will be involved with Children's ministries at Happy Family and helping with the ministry to the women in the community.