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Who We Are

We are just a bunch of God-fearing, Bible-believing people who want to make a difference. We want to see God’s people perform a mighty work – and we want to help it happen. Here are the active posters for KingdomReady. If you would like to access all of the articles authored by them, click their name below.

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Brian Keating[Sunday] Brian Keating felt a call to follow God, and to learn about the Scriptures, several years ago. Since then, has has been baptized at the Church of the Open Bible (Church of God General Conference) in southern California. He has given several presentations there as well. He recently formed a new home fellowshipin northern California, where he and several other believers meet to search for the truth about God and Jesus.

Matt Elton[Monday] Matt Elton is the founder of Plasma Productions, a video production business serving upstate New York. He graduated from Messiah College with a degree in Film and Media Arts. As an aspiring filmmaker, he hopes to use the cinematic power of film and video to inspire others towards faith in Christ. Matt also happens to speak, read, and write Mandarin Chinese fluently. In the last few years, Matt has begun to endeavor to follow Jesus as Lord and live out the Sermon on the Mount and the countercultural commandments of Christ.

[Tuesday] Victor Gluckin serves as one of the pastors at Living Faith Christian Church in Rhode Island. He is a student of the Scriptures and passionately seeks to apply the teachings of Jesus to every realm of life. He is married to his best friend Jessica and has been blessed with two beautiful and happy daughters (Eden & Esther). Together they endeavor to work to share the gospel with the lost as well as work with other followers of Jesus by encouraging, teaching, and caring for them. They are part of a Christian fellowship in Providence, RI working to impact that neighborhood through the gospel and lives of those a part of the fellowship. He studied Judaic Studies and History at the University at Albany and attended the Atlanta Bible College. You can follow Victor at Twitter.Sean Finnegan

[Wednesday] Sean Finnegan serves as one of the pastors at Living Hope Community Church in Latham, NY. He is married to the beautiful and talented Ruth with whom he has three incredible children (Noah, Daniel, and Wesley). For Sean, following the way of Jesus is both an intellectual and practical quest. He wants to pursue truth wherever it leads, as well as live that truth out in real life. His aim is to be a cog in the machinery that God uses to get the gospel of the kingdom and the creed of Jesus out to all nations (Mt 24.14; Mk 12.29). He is also the host of Truth Matters, a series of podcasts in which he interviewed over 25 guests on key biblical topics. He is the founder and administrator of ChristianMonotheism.com, a biblical unitarian website, housing more than 350 audio, video, and text resources. Sean has a Master’s degree in Early Christian History from Boston University, a Bachelor’s in Theology from the Atlanta Bible College, and a Bachelor’s in Computer Engineering from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute.

Bethany Reise[Thursday] Bethany Reise is from the great state of Rhode Island and is currently a student at Atlanta Bible College. Her journey to faith has been quite an adventure. Raised in the Episcopal Church, she never had any desire to seek God. After reading the Left Behind series during high school she started seeking God out of fear of eternal hell-fire. She heard part of the gospel at a church youth group, and decided to “accept Jesus into her heart as Lord.” Of course, the notion of Jesus as Lord has very little meaning apart from the gospel of the Kingdom, and so she never truly understood the grace of God in truth. Instead, she became trapped in a self-centered system of works to try and be right with God and know God. In an interesting turn of events, a Sabbath-keeping friend started prompting her to question her beliefs and she started seeking truth. A short time later, she heard about Atlanta Bible College. Since that time has heard about the goodness and love of God through the gospel of the Kingdom and she finally believed and accepted the message of God’s forgiveness and grace. Now she is committed to following Jesus and sharing truth with others, that they too might discover who they were created to be – beloved sons and daughters in God’s kingdom.

Russ Brown[Friday] Russ Brown was raised in a close-knit, God fearing family. As he became a teenager, the world began its pursuit of feeding him the lie that “living for self” was the way to roll. From his late teens into his early 20’s, Russ clung to the misconception that he was living a Christian life because his life “wasn’t filled with blatant corruption” like the world around him was. Driven by pride, he held fast to this false Christian claim while simultaneously pursuing the things of the world (popularity, attention, materialism…). God eventually exposed Russ to his sinful ways & it was quickly brought to his heart that, “there is none good, but God”. Through God’s grace, Russ was provided with, & clung to the opportunity to choose God or choose an empty life. Now, with the assistance of his lovely wife, Joelle, & the guidance/encouragement of his Rhode Island based, Living Faith Christian church, Russ is on a life-long endeavor to please & magnify his Lord, as he looks to fulfill 1 Corinthians 10:31 with his life.

Jackson Kmiecik[Saturday] Jackson Kmiecik is from Omaha Nebraska and grew up at Jaynes St. Church of God, which is part of the Church of God General Conference. Jackson has always been interested in a variety of pursuits. He loves sports, enjoys reading, and has been a student of music for most of his life. Although Jackson has had many passions, studying God’s word and spreading the Gospel of the Kingdom are what he is most passionate about. God directed Jackson’s passion, and led him to Atlanta Bible College where he is now studying to become a pastor. Jackson and his beautiful, soon to be, wife love people, love building relationships, and wish to serve God in any way they can.


Posters who are no longer active but have articles on the blog:


Ron ShockleyRon Shockley comes from an Adventist heritage with a grandfather that was an early pioneer in the Oklahoma Advent Christian faith and a father that was a life-long devout Bible theologian. He accepted Christ and was baptized as an early teen at the campgrounds named after his grandfather, but drifted from his faith in early adulthood. Now for over a decade he has been re-awakened with a passion for Biblical study and promoting the truth of Scripture in its Hebrew setting. He has degrees in Business Mgmt. & Multimedia Development and lives in Dallas working as a Software Engineer. He is married and has one young daughter.

Angela Hays MooreAngela Hays Moore has a passion for God, and His Son, Jesus, and in sharing the Gospel of the Kingdom message, one heart at a time. Angela, with her husband, Tony, and their five children, are active within their community in Knightstown, Indiana, planting a church – Knightstown Family Fellowship. Angela enjoys writing and speaking, and is the author of an illustrated children’s book, “Maggie Seeks the Kingdom of God,” available here. For more information about Angela visit her personal website.

Steve Katsaras Steve Katsaras lives in Melbourne, Australia where he pastors the Red Words Church. Having been born and bred into a Greek family, Steve has found an appreciation for his heritage and actively applies himself to the study of the original Greek text to derive sound exegesis from the Scriptures. He is married to his beautiful wife Faye with whom he has two gorgeous children: one son (Timothy) and one daughter (Zoe). Together, they have dedicated themselves to leading their local congregation, teaching the long hidden truths of the One God, His human Messiah, and the gospel of the coming kingdom. They actively engage their community by reaching out to both traditionalist Christians as well as the unsaved. From the pulpit of Red Words Church, Steve attempts to bring thought provoking sermons that challenge the status quo and trumpet the call to return back to the truth of Scripture.

Jim Testa Jim Testa grew up in a small city in Massachusetts (North Adams). In 1975 he moved to Boston and joined a Christian home bible study group (where he also met Rose, his wife of 35 years). Jim and Rose live in Warwick, Rhode Island and have two children, who are both married. They also have two very dear, indescribably amazing granddaughters. Since 1976 Jim has pursued God and his quest has led him over rocky ground at times. Now, he realizes that God likes it that way, because troubles help keep our hunger growing and make us spiritually sharp. Jim believes that true power is found in openhearted, sincere, daily prayer (asking God for a pure and clean heart). At these times the Spirit of the living God is energizing, vital, and alive. Jim is currently involved in prison ministry and serves at the Tuesday evening prayer meeting at Living Faith Christian Church.

Mark Clarke has been through several phases in his growth as a Christian and search for the truth. He grew up Roman Catholic, and was in the early 1970’s what was commonly known as a “Jesus Freak.” After that he was involved with The Way International for almost 20 years, and with various offshoots of that organization for another 10. In more recent years he has come to understand the Gospel of the Kingdom of God through various influences, and now considers himself an independent “amateur theologian.” He has written extensively for his web site, GodsKingdomFirst.org.

John ObelenusJohn Obelenus just wants to understand what was really going on in the first century. He has a passion for digging into the texts and history to understand what Jesus, James, and Paul would have sounded like to a Palestinian person in the first century. With that understanding, and coming to encounter God can we look like the first people called the “Church”. Looking at the world like Jesus did will have a serious impact on our lives. He lives and works in Boston with the hope and plan of getting a Master’s degree in Theology.

Jim StowersJim Stowers grew up as an air force brat (military dependent) without any biblical education or guidance. Later as a teenager, with guidance from a kindhearted friend, I found that I had a great hunger for the things of God. My prayer has always been to know the truth no matter what form it took. Looking into the bible I’ve come to understand the gospel of the kingdom of God is the truth and more each day am convinced living for this hope is the way of life.

Brian Kelly
Brian Kelly
is involved with a home church in upstate New York. He and his wife and three children endeavor to live lives that are a glory to God by walking faithfully as disciples of the Lord Jesus and helping others to do the same. He has had an interest in studying the Scriptures since his teen years (which is longer ago than he cares to remember). He continues to do his best to be a workman of the Scriptures and learn, change and grow while looking forward to the parousia of his Lord.

Jason Benedict
Jason Benedict was raised in baptist and bible church fellowships, by sincere God fearing reformed episcopal (Dad) and catholic (Mom) parents.. Having never really “felt” like I’d “done it” right, (getting saved by saying the sinner’s prayer and being baptized at 8 years old), rebelling in my early early teens to experience something “real” was only “natural”. After a span of debauchery that lasted about 10 years, my despair at my condition overwhelmed me to the point of giving in to the provoking and persuading of my recently converted cousin and brother to repent and submit to the righteous authority of God. I capitulated, repented and isolated myself from all “worldly-ness”, and proceeded to become a fine self righteous legalist! But self was all I knew! After +/-5 years, in a wonderful unnamed church of the pentecostal persuasion, of serving God feverishly, I burned out, having expended all resources..all my own strength. I don’t know how many hundreds of messages I had heard on Grace, it’s just there is so much “scale” on our hearts that has to be pierced through with the truth of the Gospel of the kingdom..Then, as if finally I’d given up the “reigns”, God saw fit to reach into the darkness that was my emptiness and bring me a wonderful godly wife and wonderful new son, and to a truly monotheistic church that i can comprehend the concepts of God and the relationship to God through Christ! I now hope to grow in firstly humility, meekness, Grace and the knowledge of the Love of our God, and then how to live out the life he’s prescribed for me..and us. I now realize we are BEING Born Again! How longsuffering wonderful is Our Living God!-Shalom in Messiah Yeshua.


From his earliest days in Christian ministry Stephen Cook fell in love with the Gospels and the teachings of Jesus. As a youth leader he taught a series on the life of Christ which went on for several years, and his fascination with Jesus’ teaching methods and the Jesus’ stories has been ongoing ever since. Most recently he has been involved with planting churches in Pakistan. He lives in Australia and is married with three daughters.

Kyle Casey
Kyle Casey
began seriously attending church about his freshman year of college and after experiencing God for the first time a few years later decided that it would be best to take Him seriously. He began attending Atlanta Bible College to further his education and is now interning at North Hills Church of God. He would like to consider himself a seeker of the truth that only God possesses. Currently he will receive his Bachelor’s Degree of pastoral ministry in May.

Vince Finnegan is the Pastor of Living Hope Community Church in Latham, New York. He is also an author of a half dozen books and has an extensive counseling ministry.

Matt Yaconis is a Computer Programmer who telecommutes to Virginia.

Ken LaPrade is a pastor of home fellowships in both El Paso, Texas and Juarez, Mexico. He also works as a full-time educator of children with behavioral problems.

Alex Hall and his wife live in London. We had the pleasure to meet them at the ABC Theological Conference in Atlanta and look forward to them every year.

Alexandra Burns’ passion for the Bible began at 18 when she read the New Testament in Greek. She is involved with a number of church and para-church ministries in her area. She lives outside Philadelphia with her husband and son.

24 Responses to “Who We Are”

  1. on 26 Dec 2006 at 3:41 pmSteph

    Question about Glad Tidings.

    When did you go to the New American Standard Bible?

    What happen to the King James Version?

  2. on 28 Dec 2006 at 9:01 amjoel ricafort

    why can’t we found the issues of the glad tidings

  3. on 07 Jan 2007 at 2:50 pmCash Reynolds

    Thanks to all of you who are making this blog available! This can be a lonely walk and it’s a blessing to have another source to receive sound teachings from and be able to ask questions and make connections with other “Kingdom” believers.

    I’m really enjoying Vince’s book “Change to Change”. It’s my new “workbook” that I carry with me. 🙂

  4. on 17 Jan 2007 at 4:00 pmSean

    All old Glad Tidings Articles can be found at kingdomready.org/gladtidings.php They are categorized by subject and you can look up a specific issue as well (at the bottom of the page)

    or take a look at the current issue kingdomready.org/gladtidings/currentissue.pdf

  5. on 17 Jan 2007 at 9:25 pmJohnO

    Steph,

    We’ve realized that the King James Version is not the best translation available. Since 1611 (the first KJV translation) many many more and earlier manuscripts have been found. We come to understand that the NASB is one of the best translations that are out there today. It uses the earliest and best manuscripts. It still retains markings as to what is inferred, but not directly stated in the text. And one of the most helpful changes is the use of current, modern-day english.

    These are some of the reasons we use the NASB as our standard translation.

  6. on 18 Jan 2007 at 7:09 amjoel ricafort

    Im very much happpy that you made this blog. How can I read the current issue of glad tidings? The reason why I ask this, because of the deliveries are always two months late. God Bless!

  7. on 18 Jan 2007 at 9:35 amSean

    Joel to read the current issue please click here

  8. on 13 Jun 2007 at 9:17 amFortigurn

    Have you tried the New English Translation? I used the KJV for about 25 years before changing to the NET, and I’ve never looked back.

  9. on 13 Jun 2007 at 10:56 amSean

    I enjoy the NET Bible much, especially the 60,000 plus notes. I especially enjoyed the footnotes on Genesis 1.26 and Isaiah 9.6. The whole Bible is accessible for free on http://www.bible.org

  10. on 14 Jun 2007 at 5:27 amFortigurn

    Ah yes, the footnotes in the Old Testament are excellent. They deal briskly and unsympathetically with the usual trinitarian ‘proof texts’, and acknowledge that the doctrine of the ‘immortal soul’ was never part of the teaching revealed to Israel.

  11. on 14 Jun 2007 at 6:41 amSean

    Wow, I didn’t know they spoke on the immortal soul? What notes in particular? BTW, do you happen to know Greg Deuble?

  12. on 18 Jun 2007 at 9:56 amFortigurn

    Here’s a quick comparison of the KJV and NET. Note the differences in the language used:

    King James Version:

    * Devil: 57
    * Devils: 48
    * Hell: 56
    * Satan: 49
    * Soul: 473

    New English Translation

    * Devil: 34
    * Devils: 0 (but ‘demons’ 40)
    * Hell: 16
    * Satan: 46
    * Soul: 53

    For the immortal soul, look at this:

    Genesis 35 (KJV):
    18 And it came to pass, as her soul was in departing, (for she died) that she called his name Benoni: but his father called him Benjamin.

    Genesis 35 (NET):
    18 With her dying breath, [37] she named him Ben-Oni.

    [37]tn Heb “in the going out of her life, for she was dying.” Rachel named the child with her dying breath.

    Note the use of ‘soul’ in the the KJV to support the idea of an immortal soul departing, an error avoided by the NET, which is honest about what the text says.

    Look at this:

    Genesis 2 (NET):
    7 The Lord God formed the man from the soil of the ground and breathed into his nostrils the breath of life, and the man became a living being.[23]

    [23]tn The Hebrew term vp#n\ (n\p#v, “being”) is often translated “soul,” but the word usually refers to the whole person. The phrase hY`j^ vp#n\ (n\p#v j^Y*h, “living being”) is used of both animals and human beings (see 1:20, 24, 30; 2:19).

    There are a few more like that. You might be interested in this presentation.

  13. on 18 Jun 2007 at 9:57 amFortigurn

    No, I don’t know Greg Deuble, though I’m familiar with this work.

  14. on 19 Jun 2007 at 1:39 amSteve

    Sean,

    I know Greg Deuble, although he lives about 600 miles from me. He’s a great bloke. He and I were both speaking recently at a Restoration Fellowship gathering in Brisbane.

  15. on 21 Jun 2007 at 3:46 pmrus virgil

    Dear friends , (Psalm 119:63)
    Time has come for Jehovah to work .Ps.119:126.
    His work (in this days) is to send His prophet Elijah for , “to turn the heart of the fathers to the children , and the heart of the children to their fathers”. Malachi 4:5,6.
    JEHOVAH God has sent one of His elected ones to do the work “in the spirit and the power of Elijah” Luke 1:17 .
    Also , Elijah’s work is to “restore all things”. Matt.17:11.
    His message means the “tidings out of the east and out of the north” that shall trouble the king of the north (man of lawlessnes) ! Daniel 11:44.
    His message contains the understanding given through the Spirit of the truth (John 16:13) about the Beast and its “man number” 666 (Rev.13:18) !

    All these you will find on the site http://www.geocities.com/sas_gavril
    and http://www.grupcaleasfanta.ro

    See also :Jeremiah 51:9 Zeccariah 2:7 ; 8:1-8 Micah 4:6,7 Amos 3:7
    Hosea 4:6 ; 6:1-3,6 ; 14:1-9 2John 1:9 Rev.10:5-7,11 ; 14:3 ; 15:2,3 ; 22:10-15 !

    Let Jehovah bless all of you that fear HIM !

    Sincerely , Rus Virgil from Romania .

  16. on 14 Aug 2007 at 12:48 amLea Gomez

    Please tell me how to contact vince finnegan. I am a member of Christian Biblical Counsel here in the Philippines, together with Joel, Malou and Ate Bing.

    I really need to contact Vince regarding his article that appeared in Glad tidings some years ago… about the power of joy, attachment of children to parents.

    i’m sorry i need to go through this facility just to contact Vince. I hope to hear from him soon.

    Thanks and Good day!

    Lea Gomez

  17. on 20 Aug 2007 at 9:42 amVince

    Lea Gomez please send us your email address so I can respond. I tried earlier but the address did not work.

    God bless you,

    Vince

  18. on 28 Sep 2007 at 10:24 pmGrey

    I seen some praise given on the NET translation of the Bible. I have not much experience with it but find there translation of John 1:1 to be without integrity. This would probably indicate other such translational bias , though I cannot say this is for certain. Also wondering your oppinion on the WEB ” World English Bible”. Would love to see someone do a modern english equivalence of Rotherhams emphasized Bible as well.

    In Christ’s precious name , Grey Yates

  19. on 29 Sep 2007 at 9:05 amJohnO

    I dont know about the WEB, though it appears to be Catholic, having the apocrypha. Sean uses the NET sometimes, I hope he has a comment for you 🙂

  20. on 17 May 2008 at 1:44 pmAnn Langston-Dykes

    Just out of curiosity, why are there no women in the “Who We Are”?

  21. on 18 May 2008 at 2:24 pmJohnO

    Ann,

    This is just the current “line-up” of people who post for us at the time. In the past we have had several women (Alexandra, Mary Ann, and Erica) post for us. It just so happens that there aren’t any current women posters…

  22. on 31 May 2009 at 9:49 pmDaniel

    Hi everyone,
    I was poking around the web and stumbled across your site and had a few questions. I am one of Jehovah’s Witnesses and noticed your beleifs line up with ours fairly close. I was wondering if there is any relation?

    Are the links in the resources box part of your group or different?

    I’ve put together a few papers. One on the relation between Jehovah God and Jesus and the other is a list of scriptures detailing the apostasy that was developing in the first century. Your free to download and post them.
    Awaiting your reply,
    Daniel

    http://www.scribd.com/doc/15551003/Jesus-Is-Not-Jehovah

    http://www.scribd.com/doc/15554206/The-Apostasy

  23. on 27 Jan 2010 at 2:27 amAndrew Patrick

    A response to Fortigun’s 2007 post 12, concerning KJV vs. NET translations:

    The English word “soul” does not mean “invisible immortal spirit thing.” When the King James uses the word “soul” it means it as the English language has traditionally meant it: as a living person. For example, if you hear of a ship that went down with 88 souls on board, they mean 88 people, and they are not counting cattle, or rats, and certainly not ghosts.

    Genesis 35 (KJV):
    18 And it came to pass, as her soul was in departing, (for she died) that she called his name Benoni: but his father called him Benjamin.

    What happened after her soul was departed? She was dead. The text defines itself here pretty clearly. They were left with a dead body, not a living soul. When someone is dead, you’re not left with a soul. Even now, we speak of the dead as being “departed.”

    For the record, I am a Conditional Immortality Soul-sleep King James Version inerrantist. One supports the other, and vice-versa. I hold it to a strict standard of accuracy [no errors or contradictions] and it’s superior to any other English translation that I have examined.

  24. on 22 Jan 2016 at 5:39 amSteven Ritchie

    I’m a Oneness Pentecostal Apologist. Do you all believe like Patrick Navas? I’m looking to debate someone who considers himself an Arian or Semi Arian apologist. I had challenged Dr. Dale Tuggy who lives upstate NY (Fredonia) to a debate but he declined.
    I was ministering on Long Island, NY and have family and friends there. I’m now in Asia.
    I will be flying back to New York so it would be great if we could set up a live debate somewhere in the North East USA.
    Here is my web site:
    http://www.ApostolicChristianFaith.com

  

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