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The Team Behind the Ministry

Meet the Board: Meet the Team
Vernon Myers


Chairman of the Board

"When I look back on my life with my parental heritage and training, it is clear how crucial it was to have a faith community to which to belong and pastors who opened the Scripture to me. I have a “want to” within to provide the same for others.  AABS’s vision to make Biblical training available in the local church from a pastor who is loved and trusted can only produce good results.  I am glad to be part of the out working of God’s grace.  We who have so much can only rejoice when we are able to share what we have for the spiritual benefit and training of those who do not."

Ron Smucker


Vice Chairman of the Board

“Is there room in my heart for God to write his story? If I'm the center of my story, it is too small. It's my desire to be engaged in the fulfillment of God's plan. AABS is helping to equip and empower pastors to disciple and reach those who have yet to discover the life changing Word of God. It is with joy and renewed zeal that I look forward in assisting the mission of AABS.”

Roy Bender


Board Member

“My wife and I have been involved with JC and Lois Ebersole and the ministry in Ghana since they first went to Africa in 2003. Ruth Ann served on the MST as the children's representative, so we have watched as the ministry has grown and changed  over the years. When JC  and Lois informed us that they wanted to make AABS an independent ministry with a vision of making Bible based training affordable and available to church leaders in rural areas, we agreed with that vision. JC asked if I would be willing to serve on the board of this new venture--I agreed. It has been a blessing to be a part of this mission, and my prayer is that God's kingdom will be advanced as His leaders are trained for the ministry they are called to do.”

Rich and Betty Esh


Rich - Secretary of the Board

Betty - Board Member

"Our first exposure to AABS was in 2005 when we spent four months in Ghana working on an orphanage construction project with Agape Gospel Mission.  During our time there we were exposed to Agape’s vision to provide Bible training materials through AABS to African pastors with a heart to teach the Word of God to the people in their villages.  

In the years since then we’ve appreciated JC and Lois’s commitment to furthering the work of Africa Association of Bible Schools and are happy to be involved by serving on the board."

Grant Stoner


Board Member

 “I love how the strategy of AABS has a compound impact in its reach. The training equips and enables people to have Bible schools in their own local area, and the gospel can continue to expand from there.”


Board Member

“I've always had a heart for missions and to see the Gospel spread, especially to countries that don't have a lot of access to the Bible. I love the mission of AABS to provide Biblical resources to churches and communities in Africa, and I think it's such an effective way to be spreading the truth of God's Word to the nations.”

Kirsten Martin
Jordon Smucker


Board Advisory Member

"It's exciting to be a part of a ministry that is spreading God's Word and Truth to the nations of Africa."

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