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.
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.
Lester Ramos moved to Phoenix, Arizona with his wife and two children in 2001. He began attending a Christian church and as he began learning more about God’s Word he made the decision to accept The Lord Jesus Christ as his Savior. He was saved in 2001 at the age of 28. Lester has been working in construction since he first arrived to Arizona. He has been faithful to The Lord throughout his life serving in his church. Lester attends Puerta Abierta and is now a deacon at Open Door Baptist Church.
Matt Simpson began following Christ early on in his childhood. God has guided Matt in many ways and paths on his journey to serve Him. Matt moved to Prescott Valley in 2015 with his wife, Liz, for a work position. Already parents to two wonderful children, Graham and Natalie, God led them to adoption where their family expanded by two more. Destiny and Sierra joined their family permanently in 2017. It was through this unity and the love of the body of Christ, that Matt's walk with God, his wife, and his family was drawn much closer together and strengthened immensely. His goal in life is to reveal to others that God alone can fill the gap for our human imperfection - through His gift of Jesus Christ, our Savior. - For God so loved the world, that He gave His only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in Him, should not perish but have everlasting life. John 3:16
Paul Toelken was born in Ohio and was raised at Agawam, Massachusetts. He was saved at age 18 on April 27, 1969, at Gospel Baptist Church in Feeding Hills, Massachusetts. He was baptized shortly afterwards and joined that church. After graduating high school in 1969, he attended The Bible Institute of New England in St. Johnsbury, VT, and also studied piano tuning and servicing in addition to working in the Reed organ rebuilding field. Paul married Doris Libby in 1972, and the couple moved from Massachusetts to Prescott Valley, AZ in April of 1978. They started worshipping regularly at Open Door Baptist Church in 1985 and subsequently joined the church and became active in various capacities. Elizabeth, their daughter, was born in 1989, and her adoption was complete in 1992. Doris went home to be with her Lord on July 23, 1996. Paul has served in our church's Sunday School, youth and AWANA programs and also had an active part in the camp ministry. He is now retired, serves as church organist and is looking forward to teaching a teen Sunday School class beginning in March of 2018. He has also enjoyed travelling to Ghana, West Africa, to assist our missionaries, Dan & Karis Mapes, by tuning the pianos used in their ministry there.