Deacons

Fird Becker

Fird Becker was born and raised in upstate New York. The Lord saved Fird by grace through faith in 1978, being led to the Lord by the young lady who became his wife, almost 38 years ago. After Fird and Kathy were married, the Lord called Fird to minister to the American Indians in the Southwest. Fird received three years of training at Elohim Bible Institute graduating with a diploma in Theology and Christian Education. Fird has served the Lord over the last 35 years as a youth pastor, missionary pastor on the Navajo and Hualapai reservations and as a teacher for the Indian Bible College on the Havasupai reservation. After serving for sixteen years on Indian reservations in Arizona, the Lord called Fird to pastor two non-Indian churches in Arizona and another in Oklahoma.  Fird subsidized his ministerial income with jobs as a truck driver, cowboy, farrier, and substitute teacher at a public school.  Fird is presently on an indefinite sabbatical from full time ministry but is filling in at the Open Door Baptist Church when and where needed as time allows while Kathy serves the Lord as the administrator of a nearby Christian school.

Paul Olsen

Paul Olsen, born in Edmonton, Alberta Canada, was adopted and raised in northern California. He attended San Jose State University and graduated with a B.S. degree in Aeronautical Operations from the school of Engineering. He was saved before turning age 22 while a student at SJSU. After graduation he and his future wife, Karen, moved to Ohio. Two years after they were married he was hired on with the FAA and became an Air Traffic Controller in Flight Service. He retired in 2014. For the last 17 years he has been involved in short term missions in such countries as Costa Rica, Mexico, Argentina, Rwanda, and India. Paul and Karen have two daughters, one married with two boys living in southern Ohio, and the other who lives in the Chicago area is a web developer and is prayerfully waiting for her godly man. Paul & Karen attend Open Door where he now teaches the Primary SS class.

Josh Moore

Josh Moore was born in South Carolina and raised in Oregon. He was saved when he was a college student at Oregon State University in 2001. Upon graduating from OSU in 2004, Josh received a commission in the Marine Corps where he served for 10 years. He met his wife while stationed in Oklahoma, they were married in 2006 and have three wonderful children aged 7,6, and 3. Josh is currently attending Embry Riddle Aeronautical University and works as a caregiver. Josh and his wife Heather volunteer at AWANA, and Heather leads the church nursery.