Who is Jesus?

More than two thousand years ago God sent Jesus Christ into this world. He became one of us, but he did nothing wrong. He showed us what God is like – merciful and kind. He healed the sick people, the blind were made to see, the deaf to hear, the lame to walk. Some people followed him, and to them he gave a new way of life – God’s way. But others hated Him because He was so good, and he exposed their evil ways.

He gave his own life as a sacrifice, a payment for our sins. He died on the cross to save us. Three days after he died, Jesus Christ came back from the dead. Now He lives in the power of an endless life to meet your need, to be your Saviour, to forgive your sins. Jesus Christ is the only one who can do this for you.

Why We Exist

The Ohio Ministry Network exists to encourage and support Ohio families, churches and ministry leaders. We strive to equip and resource churches and pastors to tell the world about Jesus.

However, if you've come to this site seeking answers about Jesus, seeking help in troubled times, or would like prayer, please contact us at the number below.

May God richly bless you today!

Contact Info

8405 Pulsar Place

Phone: 614.396.0700

Fax: 614.396.0701

Web: ohioministry.net

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OSOM Faculty and Staff

Jim AllenDir of MA Clinical Counseling, Winebrenner
  • B.A. in Bible from Central Bible College
  • M.A. in Biblical Studies from AGTS
  • M.A. in Pastoral Counseling from Ashland Theological Seminary
  • Doctor of Ministry from Ashland Theological Seminary
  • Former Presbyter in Illinois & Northwest Section, OH
J. David ArnettPresident, Northpoint Bible College
  • B.A. in Bible from Central Bible College
  • M.A. in Bible/Theology from AGTS
  • Doctor of Ministry from AGTS
David BittingerLead Pastor, Montgomery AG, Cincinnati
  • B.A. in Education from Evangel University
  • M.A. in Pastoral Counseling from Ashland Theological Seminary
  • Doctor of Ministry in Leadership from AGTS
  • Former Presbyter, Greater Akron Area
Derek BoivinOSOM Dean
  • M.A. in Biblical Studies from Moody Theological Seminary in Chicago
  • Bachelor of Theology, Masters College and Seminary, Peterborough, Ontario
  • Lead Pastor, Warren First AG in Warren
Malcolm BrubakerProfessor of Bible, Valley Forge Christian College
  • Extension faculty member, Assemblies of God Theological Seminary at VFCC
  • B.A. in History with minor in Religion and Philosophy from Evangel University
  • Th. M. in Old Testament from Westminster Theological Seminary
  • M. Div from Trinity Evangelical Divinity School
  • Ph.D. studies in Renewal Studies at Regent University
Doug CooperOSOM Instructor
  • B.A. in Religious Education from Vanguard University
  • M.A. in Practical Ministries from Cincinnati Christian University
  • Graduate Certificate in Church Ministry from King’s Seminary
  • Doctorate of Ministry in Church Leadership from Assemblies of God Theological Seminary
  • Former Teacher Certification Coordinator for the Ohio Ministry Network
  • Former Christian Education Representative for SoCal Network
  • Former pastor at Findlay First AG (8 years) and Kettering AG (7 years)
Dave GrossLead Pastor, Radiant Life Church, Dublin
  • B.A. in Bible from Central Bible College
  • M.A. in English Bible from AGTS
  • M. Div. from AGTS
  • Former Ohio Ministry Network General Presbyter
Kay GrossAssociate Pastor, Radiant Life Church, Dublin
  • B.A. in Missions from Southwestern University
  • M.A. in Bible from AGTS
  • D. Min. in Leadership from AGTS
Bill HackettProfessor of Practical Ministry, Southeastern University
  • Director of Mentoring and Leadership, Southeastern University
  • B.S. in Pastoral Ministry from Valley Forge Christian College
  • M.R.E in Religious Education from Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary
  • M.Div. from Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary
  • D. Min. in Leadership/Preaching from Biola University
  • Former Pastor for 15 years
John MusgraveChurch Development Director, OMN
  • B.A. in Ministerial Studies from Southeastern
  • Masters in Church Leadership with a focus on Church Life from AGTS
  • Former pastor Girard Liberty AG (25 years)
  • Former Presbyter, Youngstown/Warren Area
David PaffordDirector of Leader Development & Secretary, OMN
  • B.A. In Pastoral Studies North Central University, Salutatorian
  • M.A. In Theology and Biblical Languages, Fuller Theological Seminary
  • M.B.A. In Business and Start-ups, William Woods University
  • Former DYD, CE and General Presbyter, Northern Missouri
Jim PalmerAssistant Superintendent, OMN
  • Ohio School of Ministry President
  • B.A. in Bible from Central Bible College
  • M.A. in Religious Studies from Ashland Theological Seminary
  • Former Ohio Network Youth Director
  • Former Ohio Network Executive Presbyter
Stacy PettyChildren's Ministries Director, OMN
  • Bachelors of Science in Nursing from The Ohio State University
  • Founder of CORE
  • Former Children’s Pastor at C3 Church in Pickerington
Deedra ShillidayChristian Education Pastor, Mansfield First AG
  • Executive Director of Love INC of Greater Mansfield
  • B.A. in Elementary and Special Education from Malone University
  • M.A. in Pastoral Counseling from Grace University
  • M.A. in Practical Theology from Ashland Theological Seminary
Joel SozaProfessor of Old Testament, Malone University
  • Professor of OT at Malone University and the lead pastor of the Church of New Hope in Stow (presently)
  • Former Navy Chaplain and pastored 2 other Ohio churches
  • M.A. in Old Testament and M.A. in New Testament from Ashland Theological Seminary
  • PhD from the University of South Africa in OT theology
David WelleLead Pastor, Calvary AG, Willoughby Hills
  • A.B. in Psychology from Vassar College
  • Master of Divinity from Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary
  • Doctor of Ministry in Preaching from Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary
  • Former Adjunct Professor, Central Bible College
  • Former Presbyter, Greater Cleveland Area
  • Executive Presbyter, Region 1
Josh WillafordLead Pastor, New Life Church, Aurora
  • Akron Area Presbyter
  • A.A. Pastoral Leadership from Central Bible College
  • B.A. Urban Ministry from Central Bible College
  • Working on M.Div from Wesley Seminary
Dave WillemsenVP of Business and Finance, Southwestern AG
  • B.A. in Bible/Theology from Open Bible College, Des Moines, IA
  • M. Div. from AGTS
  • Former Home Missions Pastor, Calvary Assembly of God, Dexter, IA
  • Former Bank Manager, Bankers Trust Company, Des Moines, IA
John WoottonNetwork Superintendent, OMN
  • Pastor, Epic Church AG, Columbus
  • B.A. in Biblical Studies from Evangel University
  • Former Ohio Network Executive Secretary
  • Former Ohio Network HonorBound Men’s Ministries Director