When Pastor Dan made the move from Colorado where he was raised, to Tulsa, Oklahoma - he spent the next 7 years developing a powerful love for the study of God's Word at Grace Fellowship [now Grace Church]. Drawn to the study of the original languages in both the Old & New Testaments, he continued to develop under such Bible scholars as Rick Renner, Geof Jackson and Pastor Bob Yandian. In 1990, he graduated from Grace School of Ministry and has since served within the local church in many capacities including Associate Pastor, Bible College instructor and Dean.
As Pastor of Best Life Church, his continued motivation is to help his students, church family and his community in connecting God to their original identity. To provide the tools to live a connected life with Him, as accomplished "practitioners" NOT "Theoreticians" ...serving the "family business" as sons and daughters, not as unrelated servants.
Arizona born, Co-Pastor Shelbi Olin spent her formative years in churches her parents pastored in San Diego and Phoenix before entering a Bible College in Tulsa, Oklahoma. As a 1990 graduate of Rhema Bible Training Center, she fully embraced the call of God on her life. Her passion to see people's lives changed has led her to walk with and work alongside her husband in ministry. She has followed that passion by leading praise and worship, ministering from the pulpit, and teaching both adults and children in and outside the church.
Her passion for children in a secular setting and her God-given gifting to speak into their lives has given her the opportunity to touch hundreds of lives over the years. Her desire is to awaken the reality of Christ in adult and young hearts as they begin to see themselves in Him. Pastor Shelbi has put that desire in action over the years by not only using her "God-Perspective Advantage" where she teaches, but also in developing creative adult and children's ministry teams in the churches she has served and here at Best Life Church.