Join a committed community of Christians intent on delving deeper in their understanding and application of God's Word. We call these groups Sunday Morning Bible Studies.
As a former BCBC youth pastor (1983–1993) and a current Elder of the church, I have a deep heart for Berrien Center Bible Church. Over the years I’ve taught many Bible Studies and have spoken from the pulpit. Today I am a financial planner who loves working with my wife, the Mocks, and the Nortons as we endeavor to build a meaningful community among Christians who are Living Intentionally For Eternity (L.I.F.E.) Together. This group has been the most engaging and rewarding group I've had the privilege to teach. My desire as a teacher is to foster an atmosphere of honest discussion and service to one another in Christian love.
Pastor Bill Zebell
As a member of BCBC for the last 20 years, I've been blessed to serve as deacon, elder, ABS teacher, and administrator. In my current role here is Pastor of Ministries, I feel especially privileged when I'm able to shepherd, counsel, and teach God's Word within this church family. I enjoy digging into Scripture and allowing God to use me to help others better understand His Word and will for our lives.
I am blessed to serve alongside my husband at the Berrien County Jail ministering to female inmates. Since 2009 I have also joyfully spent my Sunday mornings sharing the love of the LORD and His precious Word with the ladies of BCBC in a women’s Bible Study. I’ve never considered myself a teacher, and I am so grateful for God’s Spirit that helps and leads me week after week. Even after eight years, I am still humbled at the thought that God would use me to lead these precious ladies. As we dig into God’s Word, we learn and grow together, loving and encouraging one another in a time of sweet fellowship and prayer. My passion and longing is to be known as a “woman of the Word,” and I pray the same would be true for each lady who comes into this class.
TURNING FROM HYPOCRISY TO TRUTH
9:30 am Sunday
As Christians, our lives should line-up with our words. Together, we will consider what it means to be an authentic follower of Jesus Christ, examining themes that are relevant to every believer. To aid us in this study, we will be using Warren Wiersbe's Bible Study Series of 1 John, Turning from Hypocrisy to Truth. Our goal is to learn how to be authentic in our faith, our words, and our lifestyles.
I enjoy the outdoors: hunting, fishing and golfing, but most of all I enjoy sharing the reason for the hope that is within me. As the full-time Chaplain in the Berrien County Jail, I get to do this every day. I have also had the privilege of facilitating a Men’s Bible Study Discipleship Class since 2009. My passion is to see men grow from a simple belief in Christ into a genuine follower of Him as they walk and live out His Word. My prayer is that together we would be encouraged to become men who fear the LORD, walk in obedience to Him, and who love and serve Him with all our heart, mind, soul, and strength.
I am a retired fire fighter for the Niles City Fire Department, have been married to my wife 46 years, have four grown sons, and I am passionate about teaching the Bible. I’ve attended BCBC for 25 years, and I’ve had the privilege of teaching the Bible most of that time. As much as I love teaching at BCBC, probably my greatest experience was being used by God to teach in the underground church in China over a series of trips spanning several years. It is such a thrill to see the gift God gave me go forth from my meager mouth and to know that I am being used as GOD’s tool to grow His children, spiritually.
God has privileged me to have taught at every level from 1st grade to doctoral students, and I have always found teaching to be the most enjoyable of any job. It is tremendously uplifting to see people learn, and to realize I had a small part in that. Of course, people should realize that teachers always learn more from teaching than those being taught, and I love this. I’ve served as a professor or dean at Lake Michigan College for 14 years, and 18 years on their board. After having pastored two churches in the Grace Gospel Fellowship, I made BCBC my home church in March of 1975. In those years I’ve taught countless Bible Studies, and I’ve even had opportunity to speak from the pulpit many times.