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
Founder and President Emeritus
ALAN J. MEENAN, PhD, DD. is founder and president emeritus of The Word Is Out. He is the author of numerous articles, books and study guides. He teaches extensively throughout Asia, Africa and America. Born in Belfast Northern Ireland; besides growing up there, he has lived in Scotland and East Africa. He has served the Church in the United States for more than 40 years, in Virginia, Texas and California – most notably as Senior Pastor of the famed Hollywood Presbyterian Church in Los Angeles.
Dr. Meenan holds five academic degrees: from the Queen’s University of Belfast (BA Hons), Asbury Theological Seminary (MDiv & ThM) and a PhD from Edinburgh University. He was elected to membership in Theta Phi, an international honours society as well as the Tyndale Fellowship for Biblical Research in Cambridge, England. He was appointed Research Fellow at Yale University and was later honoured with a Doctor of Divinity degree from his Alma Mater, Asbury Theological Seminary in 2011.
Dr. Brad Johnson
BRAD JOHNSON is the President for The Word Is Out and serves as an Affiliate Professor at Asbury Theological Seminary. He holds two Master of Arts degrees in Theological Studies and Biblical Studies and a Ph.D. in Biblical Studies from Asbury Theological Seminary. His 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).
Ministry Partner Engagement Director
Maureen Rousseau is the Ministry Engagement Partner for The Word Is Out. Maureen holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Business Management from Central Connecticut State University and is currently pursuing a Master’s of Divinity at Asbury Theological Seminary. She founded Love & Unity Ministries in October of 2022 which exists to provide seekers the opportunity to deepen their relationship with God by unifying in a loving community and responsibly studying the Bible. Her professional history includes many years of experience in corporate development and engagement roles in which she has successfully increased mutually beneficial strategic alliances. She is gifted in encouraging and connecting with others with authentic compassion! Additionally, Maureen serves on the Central Florida Christian Chamber of Commerce. Maureen resides in the greater Orlando, FL area with her husband, Daniel, and their 13 year old Mini Chinese Shar-Pei, Lola. They are both active members of their recovery communities.
Tori Konopinski serves as the Executive Assistant at The Word is Out. She brings with her a bachelor’s degree in Business Administration from Indiana Wesleyan University as well as her past experience working on the Enrollment Management Team at Asbury Theological Seminary as the Coordinator of Student Services. Tori is also involved in her local church in Lexington, KY serving and participating in a variety of Women’s Ministries as well as serving as a Leader at Bible Study Fellowship (BSF), locally. If she is not working, you can find her adventuring or reading with her husband, Ty, and their three children (Charlotte, Beau, and Jack)!
Rev. 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.
Thanks to Lael and his amazing teaching team, our students in Zambia, each year, are able to reach over 5,100 people in their respective ministries with the knowledge gained in Inductive Bible Study. He continues to inspire Lead Followers throughout Zambia to get to know God through intentional study of the Scriptures. Many testimonies continue to come in about how lives and ministries are forever impacted by him and the method of Inductive Bible Study.
Yee Nge (“Carol”) Lin
Director-in-Training, Myanmar Center for Biblical Understanding
Yee Nge (“Carol”) Lin is The Word Is Out’s current director-in-training for a future International Center for Biblical Understanding in Myanmar (formerly Burma). Carol began her studies at Asbury Theological Seminary in 2019 with joint support from an agreement between The Word Is Out and Asbury Seminary. Despite the political turmoil facing her home country of Myanmar and long-term separation from her family, Carol has gracefully leaned into this “equipping opportunity of a lifetime” as a global champion for The Word Is Out. She earned a Master of Arts in Biblical Studies in 2021 and, since graduating, has been able to bring God’s Word to Burmese communities both online and across the U.S. with conviction and passion. She currently teaches at Bethel Myanmar Christian Church in Nashville, Tennessee, as she awaits her dream to teach sound, biblical interpretation in Myanmar, where she has four older sisters—some of whom are pastors themselves.