Friedens Bible Chapel

My Testimony

Dennis VanEtten & family

I first heard the gospel as a boy in a Potter County (Pennsylvania) church. I was convicted and asked the Lord Jesus Christ to save me from my sins. Although I was saved then, it was several years before I received solid Biblical teaching.

In my early teen years my family began attending the same church again, but now it was pastored by an independent Bible-believing pastor, Eldon Vanderhoof. Under his ministry I began to grow spiritually and was baptized as a testimony of my faith in Christ.

The next turning point for me came when I attended a state college in New York state. The Lord dealt with me about consistency in my Christian life. After a year at the state college I transferred to Bob Jones University. After a semester I accepted the Lord's call to prepare for the ministry. In 1980 I graduated with a B. A. in Bible with a minor in Greek. Two years later I received my M. A. in Bible.

My first full time ministry was as an assistant pastor in Pasir Panjang Christ Churchin Singapore. I spent five years in Singapore. I met my wife, Kim, there and we were married and returned together. After she attended and graduated from Clearwater Christian College, I accepted the call to pastor Friedens Bible Chapel. Along the way the Lord has blessed us with two boys, Tim and Luke. In 2018 our family grew again as Tim was married to Leah.

I have been the pastor at Friedens Bible Chapel since 1995. I am thankful for the congregation we have at Friedens and for all the people I have met over the years at Friedens and for the lessons I have learned along the way. We look forward to what He has in store for us in the future.

I hope that you will visit Friedens Bible Chapel and get an opportunity to meet our church family.

Dennis VanEtten
Friedens Bible Chapel

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