Darrow Miller and Friends

Blogger Biographies

darrow-speakingDarrow Miller

Darrow is co-founder of the Disciple Nations Alliance and a featured author and teacher. For over 30 years, Darrow has been a popular conference speaker on topics that include Christianity and culture, apologetics, worldview, poverty, and the dignity of women. From 1981 to 2007 Darrow served with Food for the Hungry International (now FH association), and from 1994 as Vice President. Before joining FH, Darrow spent three years on staff at L’Abri Fellowship in Switzerland where he was discipled by Francis Schaeffer. He also served as a student pastor at Northern Arizona University and two years as a pastor of Sherman Street Fellowship in urban Denver, CO. In addition to earning his Master’s degree in Adult Education from Arizona State University, Darrow pursued graduate studies in philosophy, theology, Christian apologetics, biblical studies, and missions in the United States, Israel, and Switzerland. Darrow has authored numerous studies, articles, Bible studies and books, including Discipling Nations: The Power of Truth to Transform Culture (YWAM Publishing, 1998), Nurturing the Nations: Reclaiming the Dignity of Women for Building Healthy Cultures (InterVarsity Press, 2008), LifeWork: A Biblical Theology for What You Do Every Day (YWAM, 2009), Rethinking Social Justice: Restoring Biblical Compassion (YWAM, 2015), and more. These resources along with links to free e-books, podcasts, online training programs and more can be found at Disciple Nations Alliance.

Gary Brumbelow

Gary is the Disciple Nations Alliance editorial manager. He manages Darrow Miller and Friends and serves as editor and co-writer on various book projects. For eight years Gary served as a cross-cultural church planting missionary among First Nations people of Canada.  His career also includes 14 years as executive director of InterAct Ministries, an Oregon-based church-planting organization in Canada, Alaska, and Siberia. Gary is a graduate of Grace University, earned an MA from Wheaton College and a Graduate Studies Diploma from Western Seminary. He lives in a suburb of Portland, Oregon with his wife, Valerie. They have two married sons and nine grandchildren. In addition to his work with the DNA, Gary serves as the pastor of Troutdale Community Church.

Scott Allen

After graduating with his bachelor’s degree in history from Willamette University in Salem, Oregon in 1988, Scott joined Food for the Hungry International where he served until 2007 holding positions in both Japan and the United States in areas of human resources, staff training, and program management. Along with Darrow Miller and Bob Moffitt, Scott helped launch the Disciple Nations Alliance. He has authored and has co-written a number of books including The Forest in the Seed: A Biblical Perspective on Resources and DevelopmentGod’s Remarkable Plan for the Nations, God’s Unshakable Kingdom, The Worldview of the Kingdom of God, Against All Hope: Hope for Africa and  As the Family Goes, So Goes the Nation: Principles and Practices for Building Healthy Families. Scott lives with his wife Kim and their five children in Phoenix, Arizona.

Occasional Contributors

Dwight Vogt

Before coming to the Disciple Nations Alliance, Dwight worked for 27 years at Food for the Hungry, including field-based leadership roles in Bangladesh, Peru, Thailand and Guatemala. Today Dwight serves as the DNA’s vice president of international programs. He is the author of Footings for Children: Imparting a Biblical Worldview So They Can Thrive. He earned his master’s degree in intercultural studies and missiology from Biola University. He has three adult children and lives with his wife, Deborah, in Phoenix.


Bob EvansBob Evans

Bob serves as administrative director of Global Network Ministries, Inc.–a ministry of the Vineyard Community Church of Laguna Niguel, CA, where he serves as executive pastor. Bob joined Global Network Ministries in 1992 as a founding board member and DNA in 1998 as a founding board member. He is currently secretary of the DNA board. He has traveled extensively in Asia and around the world, serving local church movements and leading ministry teams from the U.S. Bob earned a master’s degree in computer science from California State University, Fullerton. He has four children and two grandchildren, and he lives in Laguna Niguel, California.

images-VM-youngVishal Mangalwadi

Indian philosopher and social reformer Vishal Mangalwadi is founder-president of BOMI/Revelation Movement. Vishal has lectured in over 40 countries and published seventeen books, and contributed chapters to many more. Born and raised in India, Vishal studied philosophy at the University of Allahabad (1967-‘69) and Indore (1971-’73), in Hindu ashrams, and at the L’Abri Fellowship in Switzerland. In 1976 along with his wife, Ruth, he founded a community to serve the rural poor in India. Revelation Movement is now helping others around the world to join Vishal and Ruth Mangalwadi to disciple nations through church and Internet-based education and use the media to present truth. Vishal and Ruth have two daughters and five grandchildren.

Christian OvermanChristian Overman

Dr. Christian Overman is founder and director of Worldview Matters. His blog is often featured at Darrow Miller and Friends. Dr. Overman is a writer, a speaker, a coach, and a Colson Centurion. Worldview Matters exists to help followers of Christ recover from secularized thought, and to make relevant connections between the biblical worldview and everyday life. The agency assists churches, schools and businesses in equipping their members to live out the implications of their faith in harmony with Christ and His Word. Christian and his wife, Kathy, have been married since 1972. They have 4 adult children, and 10 grandchildren.