Who we are

One Story Ministries (OSM) is a non-profit publishing ministry of Pear Orchard Presbyterian Church (PCA) located in Ridgeland, Mississippi. Our mission is to produce and disseminate Biblically-based curricula and materials which may be used for the education and edification of the Church.


Our Director: John C. Kwasny, Ph.D.
Our Board:   Bryan Kerr
                  Jim Lee
                  Bonita Murphy
                  Rod Russ

                  Everett White


About Our Author
Dr. John C. Kwasny is the Director of Discipleship Ministries at Pear Orchard Presbyterian Church (PCA) in Ridgeland, Mississippi. He is also an adjunct professor at Reformed Theological Seminary (Jackson). Before coming to Pear Orchard in 2005, John spent five years as a Biblical Counselor in private practice, followed by ten years as Director of Christian Education and Family Life at Plains Presbyterian Church (PCA) in Zachary, Louisiana.​​


John is the author of several books, including: Suffering in 3-D: Connecting the Church to Disease, Disability, and Disorder, Pursuing a Heart of Wisdom: Counseling Teenagers Biblically, Children's Ministry 101, and Established in the Faith: 12 Conversations to Lead your Child to Profess Faith in Christ.  He also has a weekly podcast entitled Biblical Counseling Today.​

John is married to Martie, a Biblical Counselor, Special Educator, and Senior Area Director of Joni and Friends Mississippi. The Kwasnys have eight children (five girls and three boys), three sons-in-law, and three grandchildren.

John's passion is for teaching and counseling children, youth, and adults from a Biblical worldview in all areas of life.