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Randy and Tami came to Rapid City in November 2019 to serve as lead pastors of OBC. They are graduates of Open Bible College in Des Moines, IA and have been in full-time ministry for 37 years.
Randy and Tami have three children: daughter, Sheena Newton, husband Nathan Newton and their two children, Arabella and Brock, live in Montgomery, AL. Tara Brock, Randy and Tami’s youngest, currently lives in Orlando, FL.
Pastor Randy comes to us with a wealth of experience in large church settings in the areas of church administration, pastoral care, ministry development, community involvement, preaching/teaching, and leadership training with an extensive track record of influence in both Open Bible and the Assemblies of God. Both he and Tami have a deep love for people and are truly excited about their call to Rapid City and this great church.
Brian McDaniel is an Ordained Minister with Open Bible Churches and currently ministers as the Executive Pastor.
Brian and his wife Deanna have served in various pastoral roles in West Virginia and South Dakota before joining the ministry team at Open Bible Church in June 2008. Brian graduated from West Virginia University with a degree in Finance and spent thirteen years in the corporate banking industry and two years in jewelry manufacturing.
He enjoys food preservation, gardening and spending time with his family. He and his wife, Deanna, are the proud parents of two children, Ashlin and Braysin.
Krystal Hammer serves as the Operations Pastor, maintaining day-to-day operations in the areas of business and operations management of the church, school, and daycare. She is passionate about providing systems through which all forms of ministry can move forward with excellence, guiding people toward a common goal, and inspiring others to discover their purpose.
In addition to desire for administrative excellence, Krystal also has a passion for discipleship as part of evangelism. She seeks to help those that desire to follow Christ have the foundation with which to do so. Krystal also has a deep desire to help others build relationships as a means of discipleship and oversees the groups at Open Bible Church to help facilitate a community in which all can grow in their relationship with Jesus.
Krystal and her husband Joe have three teenage boys at home, and enjoy hiking and video games together as a family. Krystal also likes reading, writing, and gardening, and shares online devotions through Driven Devos to inspire others as the walk with Jesus.
Seth first came to faith at Open Bible at the age of 13, and was called to ministry shortly thereafter as a member of our student ministries. After filling several volunteer roles in the church during his high school and college years, he was hired in 2016 as the Upward Sports Ministries Director and as the PE Teacher for Creekside Christian School.
In June of 2020 Seth stepped into the role of Children and Families Pastor at the church, and is currently pursuing ministerial credentials with Open Bible Churches.
Seth and his wife Katie have felt a specific leading to family-based ministry since they were married in 2014, and it is a dream come true to minister to kids and families in the church they both grew up in. They currently live on his parents’ ranch east of Rapid City with their young son, Cooper. Seth enjoys hunting, fishing, and watching or playing most sports.
Christi Hendrickson joined the Open Bible staff in 2006 and has served as Early Childhood Pastor and Discipleship Pastor. She is currently Pastor of Education and serves as principal of Creekside Christian School (Open Bible’s K-8 elementary school) as well as the Academic Dean of Legacy School of Ministry (Open Bible’s ministry leadership training school).
Christi’s heart is to walk beside people in their spiritual growth process and to help leaders develop and deploy to wherever God has called them. Christi has been licensed with Open Bible Churches since 2008 and ordained since 2012.
Pastor Christi and her husband Roy have been married for 20 years and together own and operate a ranch east of Rapid City. They have a grown son and daughter-in-law and a teenage daughter still at home. Christi enjoys cooking, teaching, and just about anything outdoors!
Deanna “officially” joined the Open Bible team as the ministry assistant to Kidz Life in the fall of 2017. However, she has volunteered in various capacities of ministry since her husband, Brian and family moved to Rapid City in the summer of 2008.
Deanna graduated from World Harvest Bible College in Columbus, Ohio with a degree in General Bible with an emphasis in missions. Little did she know her mission field would bring her back to the Dakotas.
She finds great fulfillment in her favorite roles as wife of (Pastor) Brian and mom to Ashlin and Braysin. She also enjoys the ability to worship the Lord (whether that be with the youngest or the oldest of our congregation); to create and bless others with delicious food from her kitchen and clean out closets at the church.
Megan joined the Open Bible team as the Communications Director in 2021. She is responsible for communications, branding, digital, video and printed media for the church and its ministries.
She loves working with and for people who want to deepen their relationship with Christ, and reaching those who don’t yet know Him.
Megan and her husband, Brandon, have two teenage daughters – one who has flown the coop, and one in high school. They love the beautiful Black Hills and feel blessed for the ability to live here and own and operate an Airbnb cabin in their offtime.
Josey joined the staff as the Technical Director in May of 2018. He is responsible for all of the audio-visual components from day to day and on the weekend. He facilitates the AV needs for the church, daycare, and school. He has attended Open Bible Church since the winter of 2001, and has been a partner since 2008.
Josey and his wife, Bianca, have been married since 2014 and have two wonderful children, Silas and Erin. Josey enjoys spending time in the kitchen cooking, outside with his family, and gardening and canning.
My husband, Jim, and I have been married since 1981. We were self-employed for 29 years and owned a home-building business, gutter business and vacation home. We have three daughters, three amazing sons-in-law and currently have five grandchildren and one on the way! Because of God’s grace, all of our daughters were home-schooled or attended Christian school.
Currently, Jim and I both work full time – Jim is a superintendent with Scull Construction and I am an Administrative Assistant at OBC. We both volunteer in various roles at OBC. Our church family is of vital importance to us and we believe, as Disciples of Christ, that we are called to fulfill our role in His church and to be loyal, serve and forgive. I’ve loved my role in the OBC office for the last six years and see every opportunity as a chance to serve Jesus!
Rita recently moved here from Colorado after serving as a Minister at a Nursing Home. Rita feels that God has given her a servant’s heart and loves helping others and showing His love and kindness in all ways. Spreading happiness and laughter is an important part of who she is. Spending time with family and hanging with her granddaughters are treasured moments. Rita also enjoys singing, working out, and antiquing.
I am Tera Kaiser, a mom to three wonderful children. I have been a faithful follower of Christ since 2014. I have a passion for women’s ministry as well as teaching children. I love going for a bike ride or a hike on a beautiful trail with my kids and friends.
We started attending Open Bible Church in 2013. This church is where my mother-in-law attended and we had visited a few times and fell in love with it. I have worked at the church as the kitchen administrator since August 2017. I love being able to interact with the daycare and school children on a daily basis as well as the members of our church with Wednesday night meals and different church events throughout the year.
I joined the Open Bible family in 2001 when our family moved out to the Black Hills. My dad was on staff here at the church for a number of years. I grew up here in the church, serving in the Children’s Ministry area. I attended youth group, where I met my husband Josey. We have been married since 2014, and have two beautiful children, Silas and Erin. I am currently serving here at Open Bible as the Kidz Life Ministry Assistant. I love spending time with my family, whether that is playing games, spending time outside, or spending time in the kitchen or around the table just being with one another.
Tamara Studioso joined the Open Bible family in March of 2013, shortly after graduating from Black Hills State with a degree in accounting.
Her main responsibility has always been the Financial Administration of Open Bible Church, Dream Kids Daycare & Preschool, Creekside Christion School, and Upward Sports. During her time here she has served in many capacities; helping in the daycare, in the kitchen, data input for Upward and helping with the office administration.
Tamara has been happily married to Jim for over 42 years, together they raised 5 children and are blessed with 3 son-in-law’s, 2 daughter in law’s and 4 beautiful grandchildren.
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