Family: Married to Courtney, Two sons and one daughter.
Favorite Authors: Paul Tripp, John Piper, Matt Chandler, Elyse Fitzpatrick
What I Do At Redemption: "My passion is to help people both KNOW God's Word, and also to LIVE it! I hope to accomplish this through passionate teaching and biblical counseling."
Hobbies: Spend time with my family, read, listen to jazz, play disc golf.
Family: Married to Angela . One daughter and one son.
Favorite Authors: John Piper, D.A. Carson, Paul Tripp
What I Do At Redemption: My passion is to see people worshipping in all aspects of their life. So I lead worship on Sunday mornings, I head up many of the ministries of the church, and also serve as an elder all with the intent of helping people to grow more deeply in their love for Jesus which will fuel their worship.
Hobbies: Spend time with my family, play disc golf, play basketball, watch movies
Small Groups Pastor
Family: Married to Kathryn, 2 sons and an amazing dog named Huckleberry
Favorite Authors: Michael Wittmer, Tim Keller, C.S. Lewis, Wendell Berry, Walter Wangerin Jr., Leif Enger
What I Do at Redemption: I oversee our small group ministry. I also share in the teaching ministry at Redemption via preaching and other opportunities.
Hobbies: Doing anything with my wife and boys, reading, running, drawing, spending as much time as possible in nature
We believe that the Lord Jesus Christ died for our sins according to the Scriptures, as the substitutionary atonement in our place, and that salvation is found in none other than Jesus Christ. Before Creation, God chose those who would be saved and granted this unearned grace solely based on His sovereign good pleasure. Jesus Christ’s death on the cross was the sole and complete payment for sins, fully satisfying God’s righteous wrath, for each person that turns from sin in repentance and places their faith in Christ alone by grace alone. At salvation each person is made a new creation by the Holy Spirit, declared righteous before God, and secured as an adopted child of God forever. Genuine faith continues in obedience and love for Jesus Christ with a life eager to glorify God and persevere to the end (Romans 8:37-39; 2 Corinthians 5:21;
1 Corinthians 12:13).
We believe in the resurrection of the crucified body of our Lord Jesus Christ, His ascension into heaven, and His present life for us as High Priest and Advocate (Acts 1:3, 9; Hebrews 7:25-26).
RETURN OF CHRIST
We believe in and expectantly await the glorious, visible, personal, premillennial return of the Lord Jesus Christ. The blessed hope of His return has vital bearing on the personal life, service, and mission of the believer (1 Thessalonians 4:13-18). We believe in the bodily resurrection of both the saved and the lost. The lost will be raised to judgment and experience eternal wrath in hell. The saved will be raised to eternal joy in the new heaven and new earth in the manifested presence of God (Acts 1:3, 9; Hebrews 7:25-26).
BAPTISM AND COMMUNION
We believe that Christian baptism is a public declaration of and identification with Christ in His death, burial, and resurrection signified by immersion in water. The Lord's Supper is the commemoration by believers of Christ's death until He comes and should be preceded by a careful self-examination (Acts 4:13; Romans 6:3-6;
1 Corinthians 11:20-29).
Upon accepting the Lord Jesus Christ as Savior, all believers have therefore become part of His body, the church. There is one church universal, composed of all those who acknowledge Jesus Christ as Savior and Lord. The Scriptures command believers to gather together to devote themselves to worship, prayer, teaching of the Word, observance of the ordinances (baptism and communion), fellowship, service to the body through the development and use of talents and gifts, and outreach to the world in fulfillment of the command of Christ to make disciples of all believers (Ephesians 5:23; Romans 12:1; Acts 2:42-46; 1 Corinthians 14:26; Matthew 28:18-20).
Wherever God's people meet regularly in obedience to this command there is the local expression of the church-under the watchful care of Elders and other supportive leadership. Its members are to work together in love and unity, intent on the one ultimate purpose of glorifying Christ (Ephesians 4:16).
We believe that the storyline of scripture is the Gospel (Luke 24:27) and as such it is of first importance (1 Corinthians 15:1-3) to the life of every believer. We believe that the Gospel is the power for growth and change in the life of the believer. We see this demonstrated all throughout scripture as the commands of scripture are informed by the indicatives of what has been accomplished for us in the Gospel (Romans 5:1, Romans 8:1 being two examples). We believe that Gospel living will produce fruit in the life of the believer; the truth of the Gospel will motivate us to live a life pleasing to God.
Missions is a response to the call Jesus Christ has given us to be His witnesses in all the earth. Realizing that the cause of Christ extends beyond any one local fellowship, we commit ourselves to an ongoing ministry of extending the call of Christ to make disciples around the world.
Redemption Bible Church is committed to the establishment and support of biblically-based, reproducing churches worldwide ... planting churches that plant churches. The primary focus and priorities that guide Missions are centered on efforts that establish, reproduce, and strengthen the local church. Our aim is to glorify God through the fulfillment of the Great Commission in the spirit of the Great Commandment by making disciples in all nations.