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 the sixty-six books of the Old and New Testaments to be the full record of God’s self-disclosure to mankind. Different men, while writing according to their own styles and personalities, were supernaturally moved along by the Holy Spirit to record God’s very words, inerrant in the original writings. Therefore, those applying themselves to study its literal, historical grammatical context can accurately understand God’s Word. Scripture is fully trustworthy as our final and sufficient authority for all of life (2 Timothy 3:16-17; 2 Peter 1:20-21).
We believe in the only true God (John 17:3), the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit (Matthew 28: 19-20). He created all things (Revelation 4:11) and upholds all things by the Word of His power (Hebrews 1:3). In Him we live and move and have our being (Acts 17:28). He is a God of truth and without iniquity, just and right is He (Deuteronomy 32:4) and He shall judge the world (Psalm 9:8). We believe that the Godhead eternally exists in three persons, the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit; and that these three are one God, having precisely the same nature, attributes, and perfections, and worthy of precisely the same homage, confidence, and obedience (Mark 12:29; John 1:1-4; Matthew 29:19-20; Acts 4:3-4).
GOD THE FATHER
We believe God the Father created all things for His glory according to His own will (Revelation 4:11), through His Son, Jesus Christ. He upholds all things by the Word of His power and grace, exercising sovereign headship over all creation, providence, and redemption (Colossians 1:17; Hebrews 1:3).
We believe that Jesus Christ, the eternal Son, moved by love in accordance with the will of the Father, took on human flesh (John 1:1, 14, 18). Conceived through the miraculous work of the Holy Spirit, He was born of the virgin Mary. He, being fully God and fully man (John 14:89), lived a sinless life and sacrificially shed His blood and died on the cross in our place accomplishing redemption for all who place their faith in Him. He arose visibly and bodily from the dead three days later and ascended into heaven, where, at the Father’s right hand, He is now Head of His Body the Church, the only Savior and Mediator between God and man, and will return to earth in power and glory to consummate His redemptive mission (1 Timothy 3:16).
We believe that the Holy Spirit, in all that He does, glorifies the Lord Jesus Christ during this age. He convicts the world of sin, righteousness, and judgment. He draws the unredeemed to repentance and faith, and at salvation imparts new spiritual life to the believer, bringing that person into union with Christ and the Body of Christ. The Holy Spirit sanctifies, seals, fills, guides, instructs, comforts, equips, empowers, permanently indwells at salvation, and bestows spiritual gifts to the believer for Christ like living and service (John 16:8; 13:15; Titus 3:5; Ephesians 1:22; 4:1112; Romans 8:9 17; 12:48; 1 Corinthians 3:16; 12:45, 11-13, 19; Galatians 5:25; Hebrews 2:14;
2 Corinthians 12:12).
We believe that the ministry of the Holy Spirit is to glorify the Lord Jesus Christ during this age. He convicts us of sin and regenerates the sinner upon believing on Christ, baptizing the believer into one body of which Christ is the head. He indwells guides, instructs, fills, comforts, and empowers the believer for godly living and service through individually bestowed spiritual gifts. While the Scriptures do not teach that certain gifts have ceased, it does seem to indicate that their usage would vary according to the need that each gift is designed to meet. Redemption Bible Church of Fort Wayne does not encourage the use of the "sign gifts."
Instead we choose to emphasize the more excellent way of love and zeal for the more edifying gifts (John 16:8; 13:15; Titus 3:5; Ephesians 1:22; 4:11-12; Romans 8:9-17; 12:4-8; 1 Corinthians 3:16; 12:4-5, 11-13, 19; Galatians 5:25; Hebrews 4:1-4; 2 Corinthians 12:12).
We believe that God created mankind—male and female—in His own image and likeness, free of sin, to glorify Himself and enjoy His fellowship. Tempted by Satan, but in the sovereign plan of God, man freely chose to disobey God, bringing sin, death and condemnation to all mankind. All human beings, therefore, are totally depraved by nature and by choice. Alienated from God without defense or excuse, and subject to God’s righteous wrath, all of mankind is in desperate need of the Savior (Genesis 3:16; Romans 3:10-19; Romans 1:18, 32).