National Convention is back, live and in person! Plans are coming together to make this year’s gathering one of the most memorable ever. It will be a great time to Refresh your spirit by renewing your joy of serving God, reclaiming the promises God has given you, and simply refocusing on the blessings of your calling. As well, this is a wonderful opportunity to connect with other members of our Open Bible family and vacation with your own family.
We are excited to introduce our speakers:
Michael Hines, originally from England, answered the call to full-time ministry while on his honeymoon in Jerusalem in 2002 – at a time when the city was being rocked by a relentless wave of suicide bombings and terrorist attacks. After sensing the call of God to stay in the Middle East, Michael and his new wife, Bonni, spent much of the next decade and a half serving with the International Christian Embassy Jerusalem, living for five years in Israel before relocating to the U.S. in 2007. After many years ministering in churches across the U.S. and leading numerous pastors’ trips to Israel, in 2018 they planted Foundations Church, an Open Bible church in Williamsburg, Virginia, where they still pastor.
Randall Bach has served as president of Open Bible Churches since January 2012, but he has been a leader of influence and innovation in our Open Bible family since 1972, when he began serving as a faculty member and director of public relations at Open Bible College at the age of 22. At age 29, he became the president of the college. He has also served Open Bible as executive director of church ministries, as executive director of communication, as executive director of East Region, and as Open Bible’s vice president. Randall earned his undergraduate degree from the University of Northern Iowa and his graduate degree from Regent University. In August of 2021, Randall and his wife, Barbara, celebrated 50 years of marriage. They view ministry as their adventure together. Randall is honored to have this final opportunity to speak to the Open Bible family as president.
We are so looking forward to what God will say to us through these men of God and meeting up with you and your family in beautiful Frisco, Texas!