Gabriël A. Oberholzer, at the time of writing, was a senior theology student at Helderberg College, Somerset West, Western Cape, South Africa. He is one of two first place winners in the 2016–2017 Ministry student writing contest.
Gottfried Oosterwal, D. Lift. and D. Litt. et Phil., is director of the Seventh-day Adventist Institute of World Mission and professor of missions and church
growth at the Seventh-day Adventist Theological Seminary at Andrews University, Berrien Springs, Michigan.
At the tirne he wrote this article Richard C. Osborn was the principal of Takoma Academy, Takoma Park, "Maryland. He now serves as the education director of the Columbia Union Conference of Seventh-day Adventists.
Elizabeth Ostring, MB ChB, PhD, a physician, theologian, and former medical missionary, resides in Helensville, Auckland, New Zealand, and works with the “Incredible Journey” Bible School and the Hope Channel Bible School.