Doug Rowland is the lead Pastor of Rock Island Bible Church. Doug and his wife Kristin have been married for 11 years and even since their dating years have been serving in ministry together. They moved to Rock Island to live out their calling as sent people to the West End neighborhood, helping to establish Rock Island Bible Church in 2018. Doug received his B.A. in History and Comparatives Religious Studies at Illinois Wesleyan University in 2006 and a Masters degree (MDiv) from Denver Seminary in 2009.
Joe Sutphin is an illustrator of books for kids such as Andrew Peterson’s beloved Wingfeather Saga, the New York Times bestselling Word of Mouse by James Patterson, and the official graphic novel adaptation of Richard Adams’s timeless classic, Watership Down (Ten Speed, 2022). His love of nature, and of the living creatures in the fields and woods around his home, has informed his art for much of his life. Joe lives in a barn in Ohio with his wife, Gina, and a bunch of cats.