Introduction and Testimony
Dallas and Alexia Turner
Founder / President-Emeritus
After eleven years of a successful pastorate, the Lord gave Alexia and Dallas a new direction in ministry toward missions. They began mission work in 1986 and then founded OBM in 1999. In 2000, they launched into evangelizing and training pastors in over a dozen countries. They concentrated on Kenya and the surrounding countries to initiate training pastors and leaders in theology and godly living.
Dallas pastored Kerrville Bible Church, in Kerrville, Texas before retiring to mission ministry. He has a BA in Art from Ottawa University, a BA in Biology also from Ottawa University, and a Masters in Biblical Studies from Dallas Theological Seminary. He and Alexia are members of First Baptist of Keller, Texas and have been married for nearly 55 years.
In 2018 Dallas made a decision to step back from active
administration of the ministry. He and his wife Alexia will still be active in all decisions about the mission and vision of OBM in Kenya.
Dan and Tonya Trantham
President / Executive Director
Beginning in January of 2019, Dan and Tonya Trantham, and daughters, assumed the roles of administration and in-country ministry management. Dan works in the industrial construction business, and will be supervising OBM from their home office.
In his spare time, Dan is the President of both Anchor Industrial and Anchor Technical Services. Prior to Anchor, Dan served as the Chief Growth Officer of Anchor's parent company, Junction Industries. Before that he was Vice President of the holding company EagleOne Diversified where he built several oilfield service companies based in Fort Smith, Arkansas. Additionally, he has owned many companies over the years including: Trantham Excavating and DanTrantham Consulting. His consulting work was recognized as being an authority in rapid growth and business infrastructure for vocational service companies.
Dan gave his heart to Jesus in a small Missionary Baptist church in Arkansas in 1981. He is an Ordained Deacon and active member at First Baptist of Keller, Texas. He earned his BS in Business Information Systems and an MBA in International Business, both from John Brown University.
Senior Kenya Director
Stanley was appointed to his current role in November of 2017 for express reason as the OBM USA Leadership recognized he was a man above reproach.
In his role, he is responsible for all government activities related to OBM's Society standing in Nairobi, he is responsible for the planning and preparations for the bimonthly Continuing Education Conference, convening the Society's quarterly General Meetings, and being the senior advisor to Dan Trantham for activities on the ground in Kenya.
Raised Roman Catholic, he realized true salvation at 22years old after hearing a pastor in an open air meeting preach the true Gospel and he knew his new path. He was ordained in 2004.
Prior to joining OBM, Stanley as a Coordinator for Missions and Missions Awareness for five years for Denton Ministry USA based in Mombasa. And he spent 2013 church planting in Arusha, Tanzania. Stanley is the founding pastor of OBM's Shanzu church in 2014, and after leaving the church in the capable hands of Isaac Gitau, he moved to Kimbunga to plant another church in 2019 which he currently pastors. He has received his Certificate from Bible Training Centre in Mombasa and his Diploma in Biblical Studies from Scott Christian University in Machakos.
Stanley and his wife Teresia were married in 2003 and have one son, Israel born in 2006.
Director of Churches
Geoffrey is OBM's longest tenured and most educated of our pastors. He planted the Salaita church (just outside of Taveta) in Maasai-land in the foothills of Mount Kilimanjaro. He planted this church in hopes of ministering to the Maasai who are historically known for their deeply held Animism practices and Ancestor worship.
Geoffrey's role as Director of Churches is to collect and maintain the monthly reports of church activity, advise on church plant locations. and chair the Prospective Pastors Board when OBM students have accepted the call to the ministry and have completed OBM's School of Theory.
Geoffrey accepted Christ in 1993 after a traveling missionary came to his village and shared the Gospel. After conversion, Geoffrey received his Diploma from Harbingers Bible and Missionary Training Institute in Kaptagat, Kenya and earned both a Bachelors in Theology and a Bachelors in Pastoral Services from the Uganda Baptist Seminary before starting to teach Sunday School and eventually answering the call to Pastor a local church. Since planting the Salaita Church, he has assisted and mentored the OBM church plants of Burandogo B and Mboghoni, both in the Taveta region, and the another local church Mahoo.
Geoffrey and his wife Faith were married in 2010, and they have two daughters, Angelic born in 2011, and Beryl born in 2014.