Editor/President: Johnie Scaggs, Jr.
Born in 1955, Johnie preached his first sermon at the age of 14 in Winona, MO. Married to Nancy Scaggs in 1976, they have 4 children Crystal Lockhart, Jared Scaggs, Roy Scaggs and Stephen Scaggs. His most proud that all his chilren are faithful Christians devoted to the Lord, and loves to spend time with his 7 grandchildren. Johnie decided to preach full-time in 1981. Graduate of 8th and Lee school of preaching in 1985, and Southwest School of Biblical Studies in 1988. He was also made an honorary Memphis School of Preaching Alumni in 2016. His local work has been in OK, AR, MO, FL, and GA. Currently preaches for the Bellevue church of Christ in Dublin, GA.
Vice-President: Melvin Otey
Melvin L. Otey has served as an Associate Professor of Law at Faulkner University, Jones School of Law, since August 2014. Prior to this, he worked for the US Department of Justice in Washington, DC, as a trial lawyer (2000-2003, 2007-2014) and preached for the Georgia Avenue congregation in DC (2006-2014). Presently, he writes for Christian publications and conducts Gospel meetings, lectures and seminars. Melvin received formal education from St. Louis University (BS in Business Administration, 1997), Howard University School of Law (JD, 2000), and Amridge University (BS in Ministry/Bible, 2008; MDiv in Ministerial Leadership, 2014). He and his wife, Jania, have two sons, Caleb and Christian. The family worships and works with the Dalraida congregation in Montgomery, AL.
Treasurer: Walter Young
Walter Young has been a faithful Christan for a long time. He is a retired Navy veteran and military contractor. Married to Sister Louise Young they have 4 daughters and 4 grandchildren. Brother Young works diligently with the Chaffee Road Church of Christ.
Board Member: Jared Scaggs
Jared Scaggs has almost two decades of graphic artist experience, and is a United States Navy veteran. Married to Crystal Scaggs since 2003, they have 3 children; Zane, Dean and Lacy. He is a graduate of the Memphis School of Preaching, 2016. Proud to currently serve as gospel preacher for the Jay Church of Christ in Jay, Florida.
Board Member: Stephen Scaggs
Stephen Scaggs is a gospel preacher. He is married to Rebekah Atnip and they have one son. He presently labors with the Collinsville Church of Christ. While at MSOP he worked with Dan Cates as an associate minister for the church in Independence MS. He also preached for two years in Davis City IA. He has worked with various Bible Camps. He has made two trips to Jamaica on campaigns. He writes for various publications and periodicals; he also proofreads for various authors and editors. He is an alumni of the Memphis School of Preaching in Memphis, TN.
Board Member: Larry Yarber
Larry is a native of Missouri and has been a gospel preacher for 45 years. He has done local work in both Missouri and Arkansas and has preached in Gospel Meetings and/or Lectureships in numerous states. He serves as an instructor in the OABS program in both the spring and fall semesters. Larry currently works for the Curry Street Church of Christ in West Plains Missouri. He and his wife Cheryl, of 42 years, have four children, two boys and two girls. Both of their boys are gospel preachers too. They currently have 13 grandchildren.