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Bruce Pfadenhauer

Central Region Executive Director

Bruce Pfadenhauer serves as the Regional Executive Director for the Central Region of Open Bible Churches, which covers a nine-state area. He served as a senior pastor for over 26 years before coming to lead the region in 2010. Bruce has served Open Bible Churches in various leadership capacities: a Global Missions board member, district director, regional board member, and national board member. He currently as vice president of Open Bible Churches. He is a certified coach who is passionate about developing healthy leaders and churches. He and his wife, Robin, are partners together in marriage and ministry. They have two adult children, one grandson, and reside in the Des Moines, IA area.

Open Bible Central extends to nine states in the central part of the continental United States. We resource and serve affiliated churches and credentialed ministers. Our vision is developed around three main strategies: the Heart of the Leader, the Health of the Church, and the Harvest of Communities. We believe these will help us address our missional objectives and fulfill the commission Jesus gave us.