Deborah Downs Basehore spent her formative years on the mission field in Brazil, which has given her a unique perspective on ministry. She is a prolific and insightful writer with a heart to relay the merciful compassion of Jesus Christ. Having served six years in the United States Air force as a linguist in Russian and Portuguese; Deborah currently enjoys her time with her family, studying, teaching, reading and writing from home in Colorado where she is an active part of “the Gathering Community” church plant in Aurora.
Busy Little Bee
Josh Kelley is the Lead Pastor of The Gathering in Mount Vernon, Washington. Prior to that, he was an associate pastor at His Place Community Church in Burlington, Washington. After completing his BA in Biblical Studies, with a minor in Biblical Languages, at Life Pacific College he pursued further education at Trinity Western University. During which time he taught as an adjunct professor at Pacific Life Bible College.
The Gathering Christian Church
Shalon McGaffin is Worship Arts Director at Kingsqay Churcha nd assistant director of the Institute of Music Ministry at Pacific Life Bible College both in the metro Vancouver area of British Columbia, Canada. If her day includes a walk with her dog ‘Capo’, a “double tall soy latte” with friends, sushi or a piece of chocolate . . . she’s a very happy girl.
Institute of Music Ministry
Steve Pruitt has been leading worship in congrgational, small group and conference settings since 1982. He is an ordained pastor and has served as youth pastor, worship leader, church elder and participated in foreign missions in Haiti. Steve and his wife Renae have five children and presently reside in Oxford, Alabama, U.S.A. where they lead a home church and administrate a home shchool program. Steve and his son, Matthew, are co-founders of Justworship.com. Through Justworship.com Steve has reached an international audience. His worship related articles appear on web sites originating in Germany and Australia, as well as the United States. He has also written worship songs that are being sung in churches in the United States, Azerbaijan, Norway and New Zealand. Steve’s three books on worship and 50 day devotional have been downloaded in 158 countries and territories.
Matt Peterson leads Awake Church in Winston-Salem, NC and is the founder of Hydrating Humanity, a Humanitarian Organization that provides clean drinking water and hope in Africa. Matt is the author of “The Extraordinary Journey” spiritual adventure guide and makes his home in Winston-Salem, NC. Matt is married to his beautiful wife Debbie and they have five great sons, Josiah, Seth, Sam, John and Andrew.
Alison O’Hara is no stranger to church life and ministry. Having been raised in a pastor’s home, she has a unique view on ministry from the pew to the pulpit. An alumni of Pacific Life Bible college, she is currently the Worship Ministry Leader with her husband at Parkside Church. Continually looking to find new ways to communicate the gospel through serving, she runs a free School of Music designed to be an outreach to the community.