|Alan Conner was born and raised in Duncan, Oklahoma. He attended the University of Oklahoma where he earned a B.A. degree. During his college years, he came to know Jesus Christ as his Lord and Savior and embraced the reformed doctrines of salvation. He then attended Dallas Theological Seminary and graduated in 1979 with a Th.M. degree. After seminary, in 1980, he married his wife Patti and they have been blessed with two children. Alan was involved in church planting ministries from 1980-88 and then was one of the founding elders for Northwest Bible Church in the fall of 1988.|
|Alan Loeffler was raised in a Christian family in Oklahoma City. After being converted to Christ in high school, he went to Oklahoma State University to study engineering. While there, he put down roots in the faith and learned the joy of ministry through his association with the campus ministry Campus Crusade for Christ. After graduation, he worked as a full-time staff member with the organization for seven years in Illinois, Lebanon and Oklahoma City. While in Champaign, Illinois, he met and married Deborah Beer. He works in his family’s business. He has been associated with Northwest Bible since its formation in 1988.|
Mike Southerland was raised in a Christian home and professed faith in Christ at age five. His parents were Southern Baptist when he was born and moved around to several credo-baptist denominations and movements throughout his childhood. When Mike left home, his parents were in the charismatic, (Word of Faith) movement. Though they continued to explore, Mike stayed in the charismatic movement until rescued from it by the grace of God in 2005. Through a couple of good friends, and two old Reformed books (A.W. Pink’s “The Sovereignty of God” and Ralph Erskine’s “Gospel Sonnets”) God revealed to Mike the glorious truths of the Doctrines of Grace.
|J. DeWayne Bolin (Retired)|
|Born and raised in Oklahoma City, he married his high school sweetheart Bobbie in 1960. They have four children: Patricia, Steven, Timothy and Sherri and seven wonderful grandchildren. He has an M.A. from Southeastern Bible College in Birmingham, AL and a B.A. from Graham Bible College in Bristol, TN. He was licensed to preach 1961 by Chappel Memorial Baptist Church of Oklahoma City, OK and Ordained 1971at Bethel Bible Church of Louisville, KY. He has pastored in Attica, IN; Louisville, KY; Bristol, TN and twenty years in Springfield, IL. In 1995, they took an indefinite sabbatical to move back to Oklahoma City to care for their parents who were terminally ill. “That was when we discovered Northwest Bible Church, one of God’s ‘pearls of great price’ in this area. We have loved being members and serving together with such a godly and humble family of believers. I have driven hundreds of miles to hear ministers whose messages were not even close to the regular expository preaching we receive each week from our pastor-teacher Alan Conner.”|