We are an independent assembly of believers united in spirit and intent on one purpose: Knowing our Lord Jesus Christ and Making Him known (Philippians 2:2; 3:7-11; 1 John 2:12-14; Matthew 28:19-20; 2 Peter 3:18). We assemble to worship in Spirit and in truth (John 4:24), devoting ourselves to the Apostle’s teaching, to the fellowship, to the breaking of bread, and to prayer (Acts 2:42), watching out for one another to provoke love and good works and encourage one another in the faith (Hebrews 10:24-25).
Pastor Dan received his training at Austin Bible Church under the supervision of Pastor Bob Bolender. His training from 2008-2015 included studies in Biblical hermeneutics, the original Biblical languages of Greek and Hebrew, systematic theology, and church history. Pastor Dan was ordained by Austin Bible Church after written and oral examinations by a council of pastors on November 20, 2015. He became the pastor of Corpus Christi Bible Church on March 1st of 2017.
We teach Isagogically.
That means we consider the historical, geographical, economic, political, & cultural elements of the time period in which the Scriptures were written. An accurate interpretation of the Word of God without such due consideration is impossible.
We teach Categorically.
That means we develop particular topics, or doctrines of Scripture, according to the entire revealed Word of God. We correlate each individual doctrine to other doctrines in Scripture, and to the overall revelation of God’s Word. For example, the Doctrine of Soteriology (salvation), would have several other doctrines included within and related to it, such as the Doctrine of Redemption, the Doctrine of Justification, the Doctrine of Reconciliation, the Doctrine of Propitiation, etc. An accurate interpretation of any portion of Scripture is impossible without an understanding of how that portion relates to the entire body of Scriptures.
We teach Exegetically.
That means we teach verse-by-verse from the original Hebrew and Greek texts. An accurate interpretation of God’s Word must include an accurate understanding of the original meaning of the original words to the original audience of each particular passage of Scripture.
We believe that salvation is by grace through faith alone in Jesus Christ, and is the work of God apart from human works or merit. In doctrine, we are grace-oriented, premillennial, and dispensational.