Meet our writing team.
Michael J. Bean is a native of southern Missouri, where at a young age he received Christ and was filled with the Holy Spirit. In his early twenties, he followed the call of the Lord to be in the ministry and has been a pastor for over thirty years pastoring churches in Illinois and Indiana. He has served as an educator and been on short-term mission trips where he has taught in schools, built facilities, and trained pastors.
As a resident of Portage, Indiana, he has pastored Crossroads Family Church for twenty years. During this time he has worked with many individuals to encourage and disciple them in their walk with the Lord. One of his favorite themes for preaching is the person and work of the Holy Spirit.
He has a bachelor and master’s degree and has served on various boards within his denomination. He loves to read, look for old books, and play basketball. He also likes to work around the house, go fishing and travel. He is involved with organizations within his community serving on various foundations and boards.
Pastor Daren Downs has been a missionary for over twenty years in nearly thirty countries of the world, holding conferences and teaching in Bible schools. He has worked extensively in Latin America, the former Soviet Union, the Middle East and Asia. He is also one of the associate pastors of Living Waters Church in Chino, California.
Byron Henderson has been bivocational for the past forty two years. In 1972, he went to work for the Chattanooga Tennessee Police Department where he spent the following twenty five years. In 1985, he felt the call to pastor, where he remained active through 2010. His passion in ministry today is power-point presentations of Biblical doctrines. He and his wife Donna have two sons Mark and Matt, and three grand-children. Byron Henderson is a family man, and one of the greatest words he ever hears is, "poppa." He is an Ordained Bishop in the Church of God, and has doctorates both in Christian Counseling and Bible.
Bridgett Henson was raised in the Deep South by a Baptist mother and a Mormon father. During her teen years, she abandoned the Christian faith altogether. Now, she and her husband minister at a small Methodist church, while holding membership in a local Pentecostal assembly where they raise their three children.
When she’s not writing fiction for all denominations, she attends short mission trips, youth conferences, rallies, and summer camps.
Bridgett has a special burden for the youth of today, especially those bound by sex, drugs, and alcohol. She often speaks to those recovering from these addictions.
She hopes that her readers will come to know the God who created and loves them, understand the merciful grace found in the blood of Jesus Christ, and be introduced to the sustaining power of the Holy Ghost.
Stephanie Maddox walks in the victory Jesus Christ has set out for her life by helping other troubled ladies while continuing to grow in His grace and mercy. God has blessed her with a godly husband - Justin, and a beautiful baby girl - Reagan. Together, they purpose to build God’s kingdom as they travel on this journey of life.
Reverend Kenneth G. Morris has been actively involved in church ministry since 1969 and has held the pastorate at First Assembly of God in Ellisville, Mississippi, since 1981. An advocate of sound Biblical teaching, Rev. Morris regularly preaches in conferences, revivals, and camp meetings across the United States and in foreign countries demonstrating his sincere desire for revival within the church body. Rev. Morris serves in ministry with his wife, Joan. His three sons and two daughters-in-law are also actively involved in ministry and church service.
J. Darrell Turner began preaching in 1980 and in 1987 became involved in world Missions. He has traveled to over 50 Countries and is presently preaching the gospel around the world. He is Founder and Director of River of Life International, a world-wide ministry. In 1994 he was honored with a Doctor of Missiology degree from the South American Seminary in Quito, Ecuador. For two years he served as President of the School of Christ International founded by the late B.H. Clendennen.