Leadership

Amazing as it seems, statistics reveal that some 130,000 new Believers are added to the Church globally every day!  By conversion, Christianity is the fastest-growing religion in the world.  However, discipleship opportunities are not keeping pace with evangelism.  Unfortunately, many new converts fall away from their new found faith because they lack the resources that would equip them to become fully-functioning followers of Jesus Christ, equipped to be salt and light in their own culture.  The Word Is Out seeks to address this challenge by offering engaging discipleship tools that guide the learner through an in-depth, inductive study of all 66 books of the Holy Scriptures.  Our teaching method is inductive Bible study.

DR. ALAN MEENAN

ALAN J. MEENAN, PhD, DD. is founder and president of The Word Is Out. He is the author of numerous articles, books and study guides and teaches extensively throughout Asia, Africa and America. Born in Belfast Northern Ireland, he and his wife Vicky live in both the United States and Kenya. They have adult three daughters living in America, France and Germany and three granddaughters. Dr. Meenan holds five academic degrees: from the Queen’s University of Belfast, Asbury Seminary and a PhD from Edinburgh University. He was appointed Research Fellow at Yale University and elected to membership in the international honors society of Theta Phi and the Tyndale Fellowship for Biblical Research in Cambridge, England. He has served the church for more than 40 years in Virginia, Texas and most notably as Senior Pastor of the famed Hollywood Presbyterian Church in California. Dr. Meenan’s great desire is to help equip God’s people with tools to better understand God’s Word in an uncertain age.

DR. BRAD JOHNSON

BRAD JOHNSON, PhD, serves as an Affiliate Professor at Asbury Theological Seminary and as the Pastor of Wesley Chapel United Methodist Church. He holds two Master of Arts degrees (Theological Studies and Biblical Studies) and a PhD (Biblical Studies) from Asbury Theological Seminary. Recent publications include “The Form and Function of Mark 1:1- 15: A Multi-Disciplinary Approach to the Markan Prologue” (Pickwick, 2018) and “The Gospel of Mark” in the OneBook Daily-Weekly series (Seedbed, 2017). He lives in Wilmore, Kentucky with his wife, Christina, and their four sons (Sam, Luke, Matthew, and Caleb).

LAEL ZULU, Director, Zambia Center for Biblical Understanding

In 2013 a pastor in Zambia by the name of Sam Lael Mwase Zulu sensed God’s call, and accepted the invitation from The Word Is Out to come to the US to prepare for the work of a Champion in his country.   In the fall of 2015, Lael earned an M.A. in Biblical Studies from Asbury Theological Seminary and founded the Zambia Center for Biblical Understanding in 2016.

Advisory Board

Dr. William Abraham
Dr. David Bauer
Dr. Steven Childs
Dr. Rich Dorst
Rev. Will Esler
Dr. Richard Haney
Dr. Alan Meenan
Dr. Joe Mills
Mr. David Mullin
Mr. Stan Morris
Mr. Mac Myers
Mr. Kip Perry
Rev. Luke Post
Mrs. Faye Rivers
Mr. Michael Sajbel
Mrs. Teena Smith