Open Bible Churches are an association of churches and ministers with a mission to make disciples, develop leaders, and plant churches.


Joshua Grimes, Regional Executive Director

Open Bible East

Hi, my name is Pastor Josh Grimes, and I am the Regional Executive Director of Open Bible East Churches. I want to invite you to be a part of our Open Bible family. I am personally available to answer any questions you have about Open Bible and would love to get to know you.


OUr Goals

  1. Ministerial Health: Healthy ministers who love the Lord and love people lead well. OBE facilitates retreats, conferences, coaching, and mentoring to help encourage the health of our Open Bible East ministers. You are NEVER alone in OBE! 

  2. Church Health: Healthy church leaders grow healthy churches where people are loved, renewed, equipped, and deployed into ministry. OBE is committed to providing training, coaching, mentoring, and a spiritual covering to help promote healthy churches.  

  3. Church Planting: The most effective way to spread the love of Jesus Christ and to raise up new disciples is through planting new churches. Open Bible East is determined to recapture the church planting zeal of the early church. We have put together the right assessment tools, training, systems, coaching, and mentoring that helps church planters plant healthy growing organic churches in their communities.

  4. Emerging Leaders: Open Bible East “musters emerging leaders” by partnering with local church pastors as well as having national and international training opportunities. Available avenues include Toledo School of MinistryINSTE Global Bible CollegeSchool of Global Leadership, as well as camps, retreats and numerous training opportunities for all ages.