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A Closer Look

DR. Tom Stegall

Tom Stegall was raised as a Roman Catholic, but while in college he came to trust in the sufficiency of Christ’s saving work alone and received eternal life by God’s grace in 1987. Soon afterwards he attended Duluth Bible Church where he began to grow spiritually and became equipped for ministry primarily through the faithful expository teaching of God’s Word and shepherding ministry of the church’s leadership. From 1999–2011 he served as the pastor-teacher at Word of Grace Bible Church in Milwaukee, WI. From 2012 to the present, he has served as an associate pastor at Duluth Bible Church where he also teaches in its Grace Institute of Biblical Studies and is the director of Grace Gospel Press. Tom is married to Debbie and has three children. He has degrees from Moody Bible Institute, Grace Institute of Biblical Studies, University of Minnesota Duluth, and Grace Biblical Seminary (Th.M., Th.D.).


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Abiding in Truth

Dr. John Clark

John holds his bachelor’s degree in Mathematics from the University of Texas at San Antonio, a master’s degree in Theology (Th.M.) from Tyndale Theological Seminary and Biblical Institute, and a doctorate degree (DMin) with an emphasis on expository preaching from Dallas Theological Seminary.  He values systematic, verse-by-verse Bible teaching and enjoys drawing out truths from the original languages.  

John is currently serving as the Senior Pastor of Grace Community Fellowship in Newnan, Georgia.  Additionally, John is a founding board member of DM2 (Disciple Makers Multiplied), a mission organization focused on pastoral training and discipleship of other disciple-makers.  John leads DM2’s field to Liberia, Africa and travels there twice a year to train pastors.  John’s first and foremost ministry lies in being a husband to his wife, Carrie, and a loving father to their five children.

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Pastor Neal Dearyan

Pastor Neal has been the pastor at Chili Crossroads Bible Church since 2009 and leads with a vision to reach the lost with the grace of God. He enjoys being with his family, playing frisbee or basketball with friends and reading.

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Pastor Larry Chappell


Pastor Larry Chappell was born in San Diego, California. Saved at age five through the faithful instruction and godly example of his parents. At age nine Pastor Larry moved to Connecticut with his family to minister to Navy and Coast Guard personnel in the New London, Groton area. This ministry which began by Pastor Jay and Gary Coombs, served our military men and women for forty-seven years. Pastor Larry had the privilege of being right in the middle of this ministry as he grew.

After finishing college, Pastor Larry married Gayle Horn and started his 32 year career as an elementary school physical education teacher at North Stonington Elementary.

During those years Pastor Larry was very much a part of the Servicemen’s Christian Center and in 1978 was a part of the beginning of the North Stonington Bible Church. He served as a groundskeeper, Sunday School teacher, Sunday School Superintendent, Youth Leader, and often helped to ease Pastor Jay’s work load by filling the pulpit. He served many years as a deacon and eventually transitioned to serve as an elder.

When Pastor Larry’s Dad became sick with cancer, he retired from teaching physical education to help full time in the church, and eventually became Pastor in January 2008.

After thirty-nine years of marriage, Larry and Gayle have five children and fifteen grandchildren.


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Grace for the Race

Dr. Dennis Rokser

Dr. Dennis Rokser came to trust the Lord Jesus Christ as Savior at the age of 18 through the faithful witness of some friends. Upon later attending Beacon Bible Church in Aurora, Minnesota, he was spiritually fed and grounded in the Word of God through the expository, grace-oriented bible-teaching of Pastor Leonard A. Radtke. Dennis was further prepared for the ministry by attending Appalachian Bible College in Bradley, West Virginia, along with additional study from Tyndale Theological Seminary. He also has Master of Divinity and Doctor of Ministry degrees from Grace Biblical Seminary. Dennis shares the ministry with his wife, Nancy, and their children.

Dr. Rokser has pastored Duluth Bible Church, Mn. since 1985. In 1992, he founded the Grace Institute of Biblical Studies (GIBS) which is designed to provide specific teaching and training within the local church for believers who want to be prepared for specialized ministry like the pastorate, youth ministry, missions, etc. In 2000, Dr. Rokser began the Grace Training International Bible Institutes to bring pastoral and teacher training to national pastors and teachers free-of charge. This ministry is presently serving in El Salvador, Nicaragua, Kenya, Zambia, Gambia, etc.  In 2012, Tom Stegall and he co-founded Grace Gospel Press to provide another means of publishing and obtaining grace-oriented, doctrinally sound written materials. All this is a tribute to God's awesome and amazing grace!

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Grace for Today

Pastor Gary Freel

Pastor Gary Freel assumed the role of Senior Pastor of Grace Bible Church of Fresno in November of 2010. He is also on the staff and board of the Fundamental Evangelistic Association.


In Focus

Pastor Jeremy Thomas

Jeremy Thomas is pastor-teacher of Fredericksburg Bible Church, Fredericksburg, TX.
He is a board member of Biblical Framework Ministries and Chafer Theological Seminary and has published various articles for theological journals.
 Jeremy graduated from Texas Tech University after which he worked in the field of plant physiology for five years.
 During this time he attended Tyndale Theological Seminary.
Since 2004 he has been pastoring in Fredericksburg where he lives with his wife Robin and their five children.

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Moment by Moment


Pastor Tyler has been the pastor of Billings Bible Church since October 2009. He came to trust the Lord as his Savior at a very young age and has spent all of his adult life in some form of ministry. Being raised by godly parents he witnessed the importance of sharing Christ with the lost, loving others and consistent time in the Word of God. 

At the age of 18, Tyler felt the call to enter into the ministry, but ignored that call and tried to fill the void with other types of ministry. Although these ministries bore fruit, he couldn’t shake the call. It wasn’t until October 2008 that the call became overwhelming. As Tyler stepped out in faith, within a year the Lord placed him at Billings Bible Church. This was a church that already knew and loved him.

After Pastoring for about two and a half years, Tyler realized the importance of the clear gospel and the dangers of Calvinism and Lordship Salvation. Now through expository style preaching, he shares the joy and victory we have in Christ and how we can apply that to our practical lives, while at the same time he endeavors to disarm false teaching.

Pastor Tyler has been married to his wife Melissa since 1998 and they have one child.

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Not By Works

Dr. J.B. Hixson

Since 1999, Not By Works Ministries has been committed to promoting the clear, accurate, and urgent Gospel message of God’s gracious and free offer of eternal life.  According to the Bible, eternal life is found only through faith in Jesus Christ alone who died and rose again for our sins.  We seek to advance the message of God’s amazing grace through a nationwide conference-speaking ministry on a variety of biblical topics; through the publication and distribution of books, DVDs, CDs, and other biblical resources; and through our daily radio program.

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Resting In Christ

Pastor Bradley Maston

Bradley W. Maston is the husband of April Maston and the father of four beautiful children. He has walked with Jesus for 20 years and served Him as a missionary, music pastor, youth minister and he is currently the Pastor of Fort Collins Bible Church ( in beautiful Fort Collins, Colorado. Bradley has a passion for the study and exposition of the Bible and his published works seek to make Jesus Christ known. 


Bradley has earned a B.A. in Music from Colorado State University, an M.A. in Biblical Studies from Channel Islands Bible College and Seminary, and is currently a Ph.D. candidate as well as being an adjunct professor at Scofield Biblical Institute and Theological Seminary.


You can find more resources from Bradley at the Fort Collins Bible Church website, books are available on, A Minute for the Bible, or on his blog.

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Science, Scripture and Salvation

Institute for Creation Research

Science, Scripture, & Salvation is a podcast that we hope will encourage you in your Christian faith by showing how scientific evidence supports the Bible, particularly the Genesis account. When we see that the first and most foundational book of the Bible can be trusted in all matters—including science—it builds confidence in the rest of the inspired Word all the way to Revelation.

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See To It

Pastor Kurt Obermeyer

Kurt trusted in Christ as his personal Savior as a college student.  He graduated from Eastern Michigan University with a B.S. in Political Science in 1991, while completing the Navy ROTC program.  Following graduation, Kurt was commissioned into the United States Navy, where he spent ten years as a Naval Aviator flying the P-3 Orion.  Upon completion of his time of Naval service, Kurt was hired as a pilot for Southwest Airlines, where he has been employed since 2001, flying the Boeing 737.

Kurt is currently studying at the Tyndale Theological Seminary, and is Vice-President of Grace Global Radio. He counts it a privilege to serve as a bi-vocational pastor, teaching the Word of God at Flushing Bible Church.  He has been married to Suzanne since 1992; they have three adult children, and one grandchild.

Kurt’s teaching can also be found on the Sermon Audio and Flushing Bible Church websites.

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Voice of Assurance

Dr. Tom Cucuzza

Dr. Thomas M. Cucuzza is the founding pastor of Northland Bible Baptist Church in St. Cloud, Minnesota which began in 1981. This local church includes a Christian school and preschool, AWANA Clubs, a college ministry, and many other ministries for all ages designed for reaching souls for Christ. He is also the featured speaker on the radio program Voice of Assurance, which is heard on several radio stations in Minnesota, as well as around the world on the internet. He is an adjunct professor at Dayspring Bible College and Seminary. He has a B.A. in Biblical studies from Florida Bible College and a Th.D. from Solid Rock Theological Seminary. He and his wife Sue, have three married daughters and 7 grandchildren.  

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Walking Through the Word

Dr. Andy Woods


Andy became a Christian at the age of 16. He graduated with High Honors earning two Baccalaureate Degrees in Business Administration and Political Science (University of Redlands, CA.), and obtained a Juris Doctorate (Whittier Law School, CA), practiced law, taught Business and Law and related courses (Citrus Community College, CA) and served as Interim Pastor of Rivera First Baptist Church in Pico Rivera, CA (1996-1998).

In 1998, he began taking courses at Chafer and Talbot Theological Seminaries. He earned a Master of Theology degree, with High Honors (2002), and a Doctor of Philosophy in Bible Exposition (2009) at Dallas Theological Seminary. In 2005 and 2009, he received the Donald K. Campbell Award for Excellence in Bible Exposition, at Dallas Theological Seminary.

Formerly a professor of Bible and theology at the College of Biblical Studies, Andy now serves as president of Chafer Theological Seminary and senior pastor of Sugar Land Bible Church. Andy has contributed to numerous theological journals and Christian books and has spoken on a variety of topics at Christian conferences.

Additional presentations by Andy can be found at


What Does the Bible Say?

Pastor Matt Costella

Matt Costella has served as the director of the FEA since 2011 and is the founding pastor of Grace Bible Church of Fresno which he planted in 2004.

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Word of Grace

Pastor Rick Gerhartz

I was involved in teaching home Bible studies back in the early nineties, and around 1994 I increasingly began to sense the need to be equipped for ministry. And so I did some research and began taking correspondence courses through Chafer Theological Seminary.

In 1997 I was introduced to the leadership at Duluth Bible Church, and after a great deal of prayer, my wife and I moved to Superior, WI to be a part of Duluth Bible Church and enroll in the Grace Institute of Biblical Studies. While in "G.I.B.S." I was involved in teaching Sunday School, several prison ministries, preaching at several of our sister churches, and I went on a mission's trip to El Salvador in 2004. 

In 2005 my wife and I moved back to Milwaukee to be a part of Word of Grace Bible Church (a church plant by Duluth Bible Church), and minister alongside Pastor Tom Stegall. I was eventually appointed a deacon in August of 2006, and then an associate pastor in May of 2009. In this position I assisted Pastor Stegall in counseling, teaching, administrating, and leading. In January of 2012 I assumed the senior pastor role at Word of Grace Bible Church.