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Open Bible Leadership

We are blessed to have a leadership team who is truly dedicated to Christ and accomplishing His will. Following are brief bioographies of our leadership team and their qualifications for ministry.

Charles (Chuck) Loftis

Senior Pastor

Chuck and his wife, Kelly, met in college, courted, began ministering together, and married over 30 years ago. Raised in western Oregon, Chuck was a stand-out athlete, avid outdoorsman, and the son of preachers.

A former youth pastor here (1989-1993), the church sent out and supported him and Kelly to plant churches (1993 in Spearfish, SD; 1996 in Bismark, ND).

An alum of New Hope Christian College in Eugene, Oregon, Chuck serves on the board of directors for NHCC as well as having spent the past decade serving Open Bible as a member of her national board of directors. Before coming to Open Bible, the Loftis' resided in Colorado and served for five years as executive directors of Open Bible's Mountain-Plains Region as well as director in three different districts (2007-2009, Dakota; 2009-2010, Rocky Mountain; and 2009, Big Sky).

Chuck has a passion for making disciples, facilitating community among believers, and developing and deploying leaders.

Chuck and Kelly have two adult sons and a daughter-in-law serving the Lord who reside in South Dakota and North Dakota respectively.

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Chuck and his wife, Kelly, met in college, courted, began ministering together, and married over 30 years ago. Raised in western Oregon, Chuck was a stand-out athlete, avid outdoorsman, and the son of preachers.

A former youth pastor here (1989-1993), the church sent out and supported him and Kelly to plant churches (1993 in Spearfish, SD; 1996 in Bismark, ND).

An alum of New Hope Christian College in Eugene, Oregon, Chuck serves on the board of directors for NHCC as well as having spent the past decade serving Open Bible as a member of her national board of directors. Before coming to Open Bible, the Loftis' resided in Colorado and served for five years as executive directors of Open Bible's Mountain-Plains Region as well as director in three different districts (2007-2009, Dakota; 2009-2010, Rocky Mountain; and 2009, Big Sky).

Chuck has a passion for making disciples, facilitating community among believers, and developing and deploying leaders.

Chuck and Kelly have two adult sons and a daughter-in-law serving the Lord who reside in South Dakota and North Dakota respectively.

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Brian McDaniel

Executive Pastor

Brian is an Ordained Minister with Open Bible Churches and currently ministers as the Executive Pastor and Dream Kids Preschool and Children's Center Administrator. He served in various pastoral roles in West Virginia and South Dakota before joining the ministry team at Open Bible Christian Center in June 2008. Brian graduated from West Virginia University with a degree in Finance and spent thirteen years in the corporate banking industry and two years in jewelry manufacturing. He enjoys food preservation, gardening and spending time with his family. He and his wife, Deanna, are the proud parents of two children, Ashlin and Braysin.

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Brian is an Ordained Minister with Open Bible Churches and currently ministers as the Executive Pastor and Dream Kids Preschool and Children's Center Administrator. He served in various pastoral roles in West Virginia and South Dakota before joining the ministry team at Open Bible Christian Center in June 2008. Brian graduated from West Virginia University with a degree in Finance and spent thirteen years in the corporate banking industry and two years in jewelry manufacturing. He enjoys food preservation, gardening and spending time with his family. He and his wife, Deanna, are the proud parents of two children, Ashlin and Braysin.

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Daniel (Dan) Aughenbaugh

Worship Arts Pastor

Having served OBCC as the associate youth pastor from 2003 – 2007, Dan returned to our staff in 2011 to serve as the pastor directing Worship & Arts Ministry. Additionally, He also directs our ministry to senior adults, leading area outings and meals for fellowship, as well as mobilizing seniors into vital ministry. Dan has been a licensed pastor with Open Bible Churches since 2004.

Pastor Dan and his wife Julie have been married for just under 30 years and have been performing musically for over 29 years. They have three adult daughters, two sons-in-law, and four grandchildren. When he isn’t making music or cooking, Dan loves to go fishing, hunting, and spending as much time as possible outdoors by the water.

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Having served OBCC as the associate youth pastor from 2003 – 2007, Dan returned to our staff in 2011 to serve as the pastor directing Worship & Arts Ministry. Additionally, He also directs our ministry to senior adults, leading area outings and meals for fellowship, as well as mobilizing seniors into vital ministry. Dan has been a licensed pastor with Open Bible Churches since 2004.

Pastor Dan and his wife Julie have been married for just under 30 years and have been performing musically for over 29 years. They have three adult daughters, two sons-in-law, and four grandchildren. When he isn’t making music or cooking, Dan loves to go fishing, hunting, and spending as much time as possible outdoors by the water.

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Christi Hendrickson

Discipleship Pastor

Christi joined the OBCC staff in 2006 as the Early Childhood Pastor. She served in that role until 2012, when she made the jump to CURRENT, our discipleship ministry. Within CURRENT, we find Christian Education, INSTE Bible College, Creekside School of Ministry and Life Groups. Christi’s heart is to walk beside people in their spiritual growth process and to help leaders develop and deploy to wherever God has called them. Christi has been licensed with Open Bible Churches since 2008 and ordained since 2012.

Pastor Christi and her husband Roy have been married for 20 years and together own and operate a ranch east of Rapid City. They have a grown son and daughter-in-law and a teenage daughter still at home. Christi enjoys cooking, teaching, and just about anything outdoors!

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Christi joined the OBCC staff in 2006 as the Early Childhood Pastor. She served in that role until 2012, when she made the jump to CURRENT, our discipleship ministry. Within CURRENT, we find Christian Education, INSTE Bible College, Creekside School of Ministry and Life Groups. Christi’s heart is to walk beside people in their spiritual growth process and to help leaders develop and deploy to wherever God has called them. Christi has been licensed with Open Bible Churches since 2008 and ordained since 2012.

Pastor Christi and her husband Roy have been married for 20 years and together own and operate a ranch east of Rapid City. They have a grown son and daughter-in-law and a teenage daughter still at home. Christi enjoys cooking, teaching, and just about anything outdoors!

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Matt Veal

Youth Pastor

Matt has been a Christ-follower since childhood. He has been married to Ketura for over twenty years and is the father of five children who all have a personal relationship with Jesus. He has been at OBCC for over a decade and became the Family Pastor in 2013. He ministers to the Middle and High School age young people at OBCC and the families connected to them. He also has been a teacher/trainer for nearly two decades, teaching everything from self-defense and firearms to Bible studies. Passionate to share the love of God with young people, he truly believes that impressing the truth of God into another person’s life is the most important thing we can do.

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Matt has been a Christ-follower since childhood. He has been married to Ketura for over twenty years and is the father of five children who all have a personal relationship with Jesus. He has been at OBCC for over a decade and became the Family Pastor in 2013. He ministers to the Middle and High School age young people at OBCC and the families connected to them. He also has been a teacher/trainer for nearly two decades, teaching everything from self-defense and firearms to Bible studies. Passionate to share the love of God with young people, he truly believes that impressing the truth of God into another person’s life is the most important thing we can do.

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Kelly Loftis

Children's Ministries Pastor

Kelly joined our team in April 2015. Her passion is helping kids grow closer to Jesus. Also, her desire is that the hour invested in Children’s Ministry will be the most exciting hour of their week. Kelly began ministering to children in her teen years and says, “The fire never goes out! This is where ministry to men and women begins.” Kelly is married to our senior pastor, Chuck Loftis. They love to invest time together outdoors fly fishing, hiking, and camping, as well as with their two grown sons, Jordan, married to Joelle who gave them their first granddaughter, Fallon, and Brandon, who lives in Bismarck, ND.

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Kelly joined our team in April 2015. Her passion is helping kids grow closer to Jesus. Also, her desire is that the hour invested in Children’s Ministry will be the most exciting hour of their week. Kelly began ministering to children in her teen years and says, “The fire never goes out! This is where ministry to men and women begins.” Kelly is married to our senior pastor, Chuck Loftis. They love to invest time together outdoors fly fishing, hiking, and camping, as well as with their two grown sons, Jordan, married to Joelle who gave them their first granddaughter, Fallon, and Brandon, who lives in Bismarck, ND.

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