I am the second son to Pastor Oscar Arocha of Iglesia Bautista de la Gracia in Santiago,Dominican Republic. By the mercy of the Lord, I came to know Jesus at the young age of four, at the same time as my wife Patricia who was six years old. When the teenage years came, life in Christ was turbulent and only by the grace of Jesus I was kept from falling away into great worldliness. But after the toughest years had gone bye and as I was close to finishing an agronomical engineering degree and getting married to beautiful Patricia, I testified
The late John Stott was a gifted commentator and expositor. In his classic book on homiletics, Between Two Worlds, he argues that the preacher stands in the gap between the world of the Bible and the modern world of the people to whom he ministers. It is the preacher’s task, Stott avers, to bridge the chasm so that modern culture may be confronted with the timeless truths of the Bible. This is the theme Pastor Robert Elliott unfolds in the three-part video lecture series below on contextualization and preaching.
I was raised in Beaver Springs, PA where I attended an evangelistic, Biblically-based church, but wasn’t truly born-again until later. It wasn’t until my senior year in college that the Lord began drawing me unto Himself. After graduation, I moved to Kutztown, PA where I met my wife, Jennifer. Shortly after Jennifer’s witness to me, the Lord saved me and radically changed my life. I served in various roles at Calvary Baptist Church in Allentown, PA for several years before attending Ebenezer Bible Fellowship Church in Bethlehem, PA.