I grew up in the world of flight – aircraft design and an “airport culture.” From childhood, my expectation was that I would study engineering (which I later did) and learn to fly. During my youth, that world included being in the company of men who operated government research and development programs, some of which were highly classified. In their conversations, they also spoke of having experienced the reality of mysterious aerial phenomena – UFOs? Aliens? Supernatural? Natural? I wondered.
While in engineering school, I felt called to try my skills as a writer, so I added studies in linguistics, languages (including Greek) and literary analysis. There, I honed the research skills that would later take me into the deeper studies of Scripture, though I had not been raised in the Gospel, and at that point, had never received Christ.
After graduation, I was employed as a writer in commercial publications for two major aircraft corporations, participating in the marketing plans of both. I also accrued many hours of flight time in both newly-designed aircraft, and the old planes of the classic era.
In the late 1960s, while experiencing commercial success, I felt a growing spiritual emptiness that translated into apprehension about the course of my life. At one point, I opened my old Gideon Bible (given to me upon graduation from junior high school) and began to read the book of Revelation. I’ll never forget the dismay I felt as I pondered the dreadful succession of judgments that God has in store for the future planet Earth.
Having been raised in a formal denomination that placed little emphasis upon the Gospel and salvation, I felt spiritually isolated. At that point, I prayed to God, simply asking that He might reveal Himself to me. The answer came to me through the radio ministry of the beloved Bible teacher, Dr. J. Vernon McGee. I knelt to receive Christ in the quiet sanctuary of my study. Immediately, the Lord began to open the Word to me, and I began to assemble a research library, which has now grown to thousands of books, tapes, CDs, videos and computer files. Very soon thereafter, I experienced the classic call to preach and to teach the amazing and miraculous intricacies of the Bible.
Since 1983, I have been the pastor of the Bible Church in Oklahoma City – Grace Fellowship. There, we are devoted to deep investigation and application of God’s truth as expressed in Scripture. Beginning in 1987, I worked in partnership with J.R. Church at Prophecy in the News, producing a monthly magazine, weekly television programs and webcasts.
I believe that we are now living in prophetically significant times. We are also living in a time when the dark spirits of old are beginning to openly reveal themselves, masquerading as visitors from other worlds. But they are liars, and the Bible exposes them for what they are. Little did I know that my life would come full circle, through the Bible, to answer my childhood questions about the strange aerial phenomena that had first sparked my imagination.
These are the last days, and as the Bible foretold, we have entered the era of counterfeit spiritual phenomena that have plagued men since ages past. Only this time, our Lord has promised that He would return to judge the world.