Pastors

SkeppleRoger W.F. Skepple
Senior Pastor

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Roger was born on the small West Indian island of Antigua. His parents, the late Adolphus Daniel Skepple and his widow Ineta Skepple, moved the family to Kingston Ontario Canada when he was only two and half years old. There he grew up and went to school. Upon graduating from high school having majored in science and mathematics Roger decided to go to Word of Life Bible Institute in Schroon Lake, New York, a one year program, before he would begin a degree in Electrical Engineering. While there he was called to the ministry and decided to attend Liberty University to train for the ministry.

Roger graduated from Liberty University with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Religion with a major in Pastoral Ministry and a minor in Biblical Studies. After which he attended his Masters Degree in Theology from Dallas Theological Seminary in 1991, double majoring in New Testament Literature and Exegesis and Systematic Theology Studies. He began post-graduate work in the Doctor of Philosophy program at Dallas Theological Seminary in 1994 and continued in that program until he and his family, Teresa and their four children, relocated to Atlanta Georgia.

Before becoming the Senior Pastor of Berean Bible Baptist Church in May of 1998, Roger was active in ministry at Oak Cliff Bible Fellowship in Dallas, Texas, where Roger was ordained for the ministry in 1991. Roger has experience in serving as an interim pastor and conference speaker, has served on several different levels of the ministry at Oak Cliff Bible Fellowship throughout his eight years there, including responsibilities for adult ministries, such as Singles, Single Parents, Oak Cliff Bible Fellowship’s Lay Institute, etc., and completed his tenure at Oak Cliff Bible Fellowship as the Associate Pastor of Christian Education (5 years), where Dr. Anthony T. Evans is the co-founder and senior pastor.

Roger is also an accomplished author. He has co-authored the book Glory Road: The Journeys of 10 African-Americans into Reformed Christianity and authored The Doctrines of Grace: A Biblical Introduction and Life in the Vine: The Biblical Mandate of Spiritual Fruitfulness.

 

Perkins2Patrick Perkins
Associate Pastor of Christian Education

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Pat Perkins was graciously saved before the foundations of the earth but he finally realized that when he was in high school. God has generously discipled him through the efforts of several wonderful Christian people, not the least of which were his parents. He attended school at Liberty University (B.S. in History), Lynchburg College (M.Ed. Administration), and Reformed Theological Seminary (M.A. Biblical Studies) resulting in an education which far outstripped his intelligence.

The Lord has blessed Pat to minister among wonderful saints in Jackson, Mississippi; Budapest, Hungary; Forest, Virginia; and Duradeb, Sudan. He enjoys reading, writing, church, and baseball. The best parts about Pat are his wife, Pam, and their six children – Ryan, Briggi, Seth, Hannah, Emily, and Naomi.