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The Better Roads Podcast

26 EpisodesProduced by Open Bible ChurchesWebsite

Everyone has a story of their journey – and God loves to participate in those stories. Join President Randall A. Bach as he explores another “Better Roads” adventure!

26 Episodes | 2019 - 2021

A Conversation with John Geissler

November 19th, 2021


If you look up the word “entrepreneur” in the dictionary, you should really see John Geissler’s picture. He was a pastor and still is, but with a …

A Conversation with Nicole

October 15th, 2021


In this edition of Better Roads, Randall converses with Nicole, a young missionary to the Middle East. Nicole was headed for medical school with …

A Conversation with Drew Welch

September 17th, 2021


In this episode of Better Roads, Randall visits with missionary Drew Welch. Drew and his wife, Jessica, and their children, Ian, Kayla, and Kirsten, are missionaries-at-large with Open Bible Churches to Liberia, West …

A Conversation with Mike & Dara Rasavanh

September 8th, 2021


Mike and Dara Rasavanh, Open Bible Churches’ missionaries to Southeast Asia, were children of refugees. In an amazing re-routing, God has led them back to the region of their births to share His love. However, they have …

A Conversation with Renita Collins

August 20th, 2021


Renita Collins is an executive pastor who serves with her husband, Frank, Jr., who is lead pastor. She also is a writer, speaker, hair dresser and, …

A Conversation with Hannah Bemis

July 16th, 2021


Hanna Bemis is a writer, editor, substitute teacher, tutor, church prayer coordinator, and member of the Pacific Region board of directors. She lived …

A Conversation with Michael Hines

June 18th, 2021


Michael Hines is a native of Britain and now pastors Foundations Church, an Open Bible church in Williamsburg, Virginia, a town that played a …

A Conversation with Kevin Starkey

May 21st, 2021


Kevin Starkey shares about his Canadian birth, escape from being murdered, acting career in New York City, and present ministry to students.

A Conversation with Jaccie Kenyon

April 16th, 2021


Randall converses with Jaccie Kenyon, who is a lead pastor, district director, and member of a regional board. Does a woman pastor have to do some things differently than a man? Jaccie shares about how God called and …

A Conversation with Ed Stetzer

March 19th, 2021


In this episode of Better Roads, Randall talks with Dr. Ed Stetzer about his book, Christians in the Age of Outrage: How to Bring Our Best When the World Is at Its Worst. We will discuss ways the book applies to our …

A Conversation with Edgar Figueroa

February 19th, 2021


Randall visits with Edgar Figueroa, a pastor in Hialeah, Florida, about his journey from an intended medical career, to Christian school …

A Conversation with Dr. Craig Keener

February 4th, 2021


In this special edition of Better Roads, Randall converses with Dr. Craig Keener, one of the nation’s foremost Charismatic New Testament scholars and …

A Conversation with Sarah Williams

January 22nd, 2021


In this episode of Better Roads, Randall converses with Sarah Williams. Sarah has a prophetic mantle but does not fit into the frequent stereotype of prophets or prophetesses. She is not angry! Is it possible that God …

A Conversation with Josh Bingaman

December 18th, 2020


In this episode of Better Roads, Randall talks with Pastor Josh Bingaman, who Randall refers to as a “Happy Warrior.” Josh was not always so joyful. …

A Conversation with Kris Beaird

November 13th, 2020


In this episode of Better Roads Randall converses with Kris Beaird, who has been a national women’s ministry leader, pastor’s spouse, and now is a …

A Conversation with Luke Harden

October 16th, 2020


Randall converses with Luke Harden, Des Moines Police Detective, about the opportunities and challenges of serving in law enforcement today. Hear how …

A Conversation with Chris Hansler

September 18th, 2020


In this episode of Better Roads Randall converses with Chris Hansler, who was recently appointed as the Pacific Regional Executive Director. 

A Conversation with Somkong Vong

August 14th, 2020


Pastor Somkong Vong, lovingly known by others as Kong, is a survivor. A child of refugees, Kong obtained a college degree and is a math teach at East …

A Conversation with Doug Lumpkin

July 17th, 2020


In this episode of Better Roads, Randall speaks with Dr. Doug Lumpkin about his time in the military and the touching stories that he has experienced in his chaplaincy. Captain Lumpkin is currently a chaplain in the US …

A Conversation with Aaron Keller

June 19th, 2020


In this episode of Better Roads, Randall visits with Pastor Aaron Keller.  Aaron is the new pastor of Sunshine Open Bible Church, in Des Moines, Iowa, and is the director of MOVE Ministries for Open Bible Churches. MOVE …

A Conversation with Hal Donaldson

May 22nd, 2020


In this episode of Better Roads, Randall visits with Hal Donaldson, founder and president of Convoy of Hope, an amazing ministry partner of Open Bible Churches. Hal talks about the humble beginnings of what has become a …

A Conversation with Gary Hebden

May 8th, 2020


In this episode of Better Roads, Randall converses with Gary Hebden, who is stepping down as lead pastor of The Intersection Open Bible church, in Spokane, Washington, after serving there for 33 years. Gary shares about …

A Conversation with Jessica Francavilla

April 17th, 2020


In this episode of Better Roads Randall converses with Jessica Francavilla, who underwent three abortions before experiencing new life in Christ. …

A Conversation with Richie Vedilago

March 13th, 2020


In this episode of Better Roads, Randall visits with Pastor Richie Vedilago, pastor of Shepherd’s House Open Bible Church, and its five branches, in New York City. Richie talks about how he knew God called him to plant …

A Conversation with Gary Emery

February 14th, 2020


In this episode of Better Roads, Randall visits with Gary Emery, seasoned pastor and pastor of pastors, who recently lost his eyesight. While we choose many of our roads in life there are some that seem to be assigned …

A Conversation with Dannette DeLaMatter

December 10th, 2019


In this episode of Better Roads, Randall has a conversation with Dannette DeLaMatter, a mother of two and an author for the Message of the Open Bible magazine. Dannette elaborates about the challenges in her life that …

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