Cindy and I were commended to the Lord’s work by the believers at Bethany Bible Chapel in Feb, 1993. I came to faith in Christ through the teen group ministry after hearing the Gospel over a period of months. I did not have the benefit of growing up in a Christian home. Even though I had a denominational church upbringing, the Gospel of Christ was not presented that I could remember, and our family soon lost interest in attending services at that location. However, through the providence of God, I was invited to a youth group event at Bethany by people who took a strong interest in me and wanted me to hear the Gospel message and God’s plan of salvation. At the age of 17, I came to faith in Christ, understanding I was a sinner in need of salvation and put my faith and trust in Him alone.
In contrast, Cindy had the blessing of growing up in a Christian home, trusting the Lord as her Savior as a young child and being grounded in the Word in her home assembly of Olny Gospel Hall in Philadelphia, PA. Her parents Ed and Marge Moon owned a second home on Long Beach Island (Ocean County, NJ) and periodically visited the assembly at Bethany during the summer months. After graduation from high school, Cindy attended Emmaus Bible College in Dubuque, Iowa. Upon graduation from there, she moved back with her parents who then moved permanently to NJ and regularly attended Bethany. Cindy became a vital part of the youth ministry at Bethany in both the Teen, College and Career and other chapel ministries.
In 1993, after a two-year period of meeting with the elders for prayer and guidance while we waited on the Lord for His direction, we were called into “full-time” ministry to serve Him by faith. This occurred in in Feb., 1993. We were commended to the grace of God and to serve Him as He leads, trusting in Him alone for His daily provision for our financial needs. God has been faithful to meet those needs throughout the entire time we have served Him.
Currently, we are engaged in a ministry to the Lord’s people in a variety of ways. Primarily, this is through conference and Bible teaching ministry on my part, mainly in the United States and Canada and for both of us through organizing conferences and special events to edify and encourage the Lord’s people. In 1995, we organized Know the Word Ministries Inc., a federally-recognized 501 (c) 3 non-profit, established in 1995 to encourage the personal study and application of the Scriptures and to strengthen the Lord’s people through thee conferences, seminars and other special events. An internet ministry is also maintained at www.knowtheword.com.
We appreciate the prayers of the Lord’s people as we seek to faithfully serve Him and to build up the Body of Christ.
“for we preach not ourselves, but Christ Jesus our Lord and ourselves your servants for Jesus sake” 2 Cor. 4:5