Bible Teaching Podcasts

Gary DeLashmutt - Lead Pastor

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Gary is the Senior Sphere Leader and primary teacher of our Sunday morning adult 4th Street Central Teaching. An author, he also teaches a Homiletics Workshop and other training courses in Xenos. He and his wife, Bev, lead a post-college home group near The Ohio State University, and have raised up leaders and planted several home churches over the years. Gary holds a B.A. in history from Ohio State and an M.A. from Ashland Theological Seminary. They have two grown daughters. Together with Dennis McCallum, Gary co-oversees all senior sphere leaders in student and adult ministry.

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Dennis McCallum - Lead Pastor

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Dennis is a lecturer, an author of several books, a teacher of leadership classes, a leader and teacher at the Campus Bible Study near Ohio State. As college home group leaders, he and his wife, Holly, have raised up leaders and planted several college home churches. Dennis holds a B.A. in history from Ohio State and an M.A. from Ashland Theological Seminary. They have three grown children and several grandchildren.

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Conrad Hilario - Elder & Senior Sphere Leader

Conrad leads one of the most dynamic spheres in our campus ministry. He has successfully planted a number of home churches and he has raised up numerous other home church leaders. Conrad also completed his M.A. and teaches Xenos' Leadership Training Class. Conrad and his wife Hilary have two children.


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Jim Leffel - Elder & Senior Sphere Leader 

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Jim leads our Sunday evening Main Campus Central Teaching where he oversees a sphere of adult home churches. He and his wife, Linda, have raised up leaders and planted several home churches since 1990. He also serves as the church’s director of theological education and teaches Xenos adult education classes. Jim received a B.A. in philosophy at Ohio State, and an M.A. in philosophy of religion from Trinity Evangelical Divinity School. Jim is an author and former college lecturer. The Leffels have two children.

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Ryan Lowery - Elder & Senior Sphere Leader 

Ryan oversees all of Adult Ministry in Xenos. Ryan grew up in Columbus, graduated with a B.A. in history from Ohio State, and received a masters from Trinity Evangelical Divinity School.  Ryan came to Christ through Xenos' high school ministry in 1994, and has been learning about God and trying to grow with Him ever since.  He and his wife Jess have two children and live in Westerville where they lead a home group.  Ryan spends most of his time working with his sphere's home group leaders, preparing classes and teaching at our Main Campus venues. 

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Scott Risley - Elder & Senior Sphere Leader

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Scott has been part of the college ministry since 1996. He married his wife Chris in 2003 and they have two children. Before coming on staff as a sphere leader with the college group Scott studied computer science engineering at OSU and worked for several years in software consulting. He also earned an M.A. from Trinity Evangelical Divinity School. Scott currently serves as an elder, oversees a sphere of college and high school home groups, teaches one of the college central teachings and also teaches a number of different classes at Xenos.

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