Most of the material on this Web site was produced by David Padfield, evangelist for the Church of Christ in Zion, Illinois. In addition, Padfield was able to secure the assistance of Gene Taylor, Jeff Asher and Wayne Greeson to produce original articles, tracts and books for this site.
David Padfield was born in Kokomo, Indiana and began preaching while he was still in high school. He and his wife, Sharon, were married in 1978 and they have three children.
His first "full-time" work was in Bowling Green, Kentucky at the Eastside Church of Christ. In 1980 he and his family moved to work with the Northwest Church of Christ in Evansville, Indiana. While in Evansville he helped to establish the Eastside congregation, and Harry Lewis came to work with the Northwest congregation. David and Harry worked together on a weekly call-in radio program for seven years. In 1993 the Padfield's moved to Zion, Illinois to work with the brethren there.
Over the years Padfield has engaged in numerous public debates on a wide variety of topics. He has also authored several hundred articles on Bible topics, and has written class books on nearly every book of the Bible. His trips to Israel, Jordan, Turkey, Greece, Italy and Egypt have made it possible to post a large number of photographs of the Bible lands on this Web site. For several years David owned and operated Padfield Consulting Service, a Web site design and inservice training company. He is also a charter member of the National Association of Photoshop Professionals, and an Adobe Certified Expert in Photoshop. David Padfield, Gene Taylor and Jeff Asher also operate another Web site which offers free sermon outlines and another one offering Bible class books. Padfield is also an associate member of the Society of Biblical Literature and author of the All Seasons Cyclist Blog.
Gene Taylor is the local evangelist for the Centerville Road Church of Christ in Tallahassee, Florida. He also serves as one of its elders. He and his wife Sandy were married September 16, 1967. They have three children and two granddaughters.
Gene began full-time preaching in 1974 with the church in Downers Grove, Illinois. In 1977 he moved to Evansville, Indiana where he worked with the Northwest congregation. In 1981 he began working with the church in Mount Vernon, Indiana. He has worked with the Centerville Road church since June 1984. In addition to his regular responsibilities each week, he holds several gospel meetings each year and he has written several books and class studies.
Jeff Asher was reared in Pine Bluff, AR where he obeyed the Gospel at the age of 13. At 19 He began preaching by appointment throughout South Central Arkansas. Over the last 28 years he has worked with churches in Arkansas, Louisiana and Texas. In June of 2004 he began working with the Northside Church of Christ in Carthage, Texas.
Asher's evangelistic work is represented by a wide range of activity. He has preached in established churches and been instrumental in establishing churches. Early in his ministry he began radio preaching which he continues to do each week on KGAS. Every year he conducts several evangelistic meetings for churches and has been to Central America in such efforts. He maintains a Web site and contributes to others. He is a staff writer for Faith and Facts Quarterly and one time associate editor of With All Boldness. He has also been interested in debating as a teaching method and has conducted 15 or more debates with representatives of several denominations on a wide variety of topics.
Jeff is a 1976 graduate of PBHS and holds a BS from Southern Arkansas University in Magnolia, AR. He and his wife Cyndi will soon celebrate 25 years of marriage. They have two daughters, Rebekah and Mary Beth.
Wayne Greeson grew up listening to his father, Richard Greeson preach. As the son of a preacher he grew up in Florida, Georgia, Pennsylvania, but eventually he remained in Indiana long enough to attend high school and college there. Wayne graduated from Indiana University with an undergraduate degree and a law degree. While in Bloomington, Indiana, at IU, he met and married Chris Ann Burns.
After completing law school, Wayne practiced law in Noblesville, Indiana and began preaching for the Castleton church of Christ. After four years he moved to Hollywood, Florida to work with the church of Christ on Harding Street. After five years later of labor in south Florida, the family moved to Pine Bluff, Arkansas where Wayne worked with 28th Avenue church of Christ. Five years later he began working with the McArthur Drive church of Christ in Jacksonville, Arkansas. Three years later he moved to Bentonville, Arkansas and worked for five years with the East 102 church of Christ. In the summer of 2004, he moved back to Indiana and is currently working with the church of Christ in Connersville, Indiana. He is also actively practicing law.
Over the years Wayne has engaged in six public debates over scriptural issues, including debates with Pentecostals, Yahwehists and a Catholic. Wayne spent over eight years on the radio conducting a daily Bible call-in program in central and northwestern Arkansas. Wayne has written articles for several religious periodicals and he has compiled and edited several books. He and his wife, Chris, have three sons, Daniel, Nathaniel and Joshua. The entire family enjoys the people and beauty of central Indiana where they live.