Jeff Noblit has served on the pastoral staff at Grace Life Church of the Shoals since 1981 and has served as the senior pastor since 1989. Grace Life Church is known for its earnest desire to be glory of God focused, Christ honoring, and Bible saturated with a passion for spreading the Gospel to all peoples for the glory of God. Jeff is the founder and president of Anchored in Truth Ministries, which is centered on expository preaching. Anchored in Truth is committed to supply resources and materials to strengthen the development of healthy local churches. In recent years God has expanded the ministry to include church planting and the support of missionaries who are committed to both sound doctrine and practice in the local church. God has used the True Church Conferences hosted by Grace Life Church and Anchored in Truth Ministries to help train leaders in the United States and around the world. He is the author of the Accountability Notebook, which has been a tool in personal discipleship for more than 25 years. He has also authored booklets including The Great Answer to the Great Question, Born to Reform, Seeking God: Examining the State of Your Soul, and Baptism: Our Profession of Faith. He has contributed articles to various journals and magazines including The Messenger published by Mid-America Baptist Theological Seminary, Founders Journal, The Wall Street Journal, and the book entitled Calvinism: A Southern Baptist Dialogue. He and his wife, Pam, have three daughters: Katie Leigh who is married to Garrett Shirey, Taylor Beth who is married to Tyler Farris, and Anna Claire who is married to Sam Taylor. They also have five grandchildren, Rylan, Aulcie Kate, Rayce, Evelyn, and Elise.
Dawn is the part-time secretary for Anchored In Truth. She came to know Christ through the ministries of Grace Life Church of the Shoals and has been a member since 1982. She graduated from Shoals Community College, Muscle Shoals, Alabama, in Accounting. Dawn was on the secretarial staff at Grace Life from 1991-2001. During that time the church sent her as a missionary to Niger, West Africa, for two years. She has three children: Jaidyn, Avery, and Sylas.
Mission Ministry Assistant
Director of Anchored in Truth for Portuguese Speaking South America and Africa
Kevin is originally from Tennessee and has been serving the Lord overseas for 25 years. He and his wife, Edinéia, served as missionaries in Albania for five years before arriving in Brazil in 2000. They helped plant a church in Niteroi (Rio de Janeiro) before being invited to work with Fiel Ministries in Sao Jose dos Campos (Sao Paulo) in 2007, where they coordinated the pastoral library program called Adopt a Pastor. The program was created to provide Portuguese-speaking pastors around the world with a basic library and participation in annual conferences. Kevin has helped organize conferences in Mozambique, Guinea-Bissau, Cape Verde and Angola. Kevin is also actively involved in helping a mission church and a children’s ministry in the city where his family resides, Sao Jose dos Campos. Grace Life Church has been a part of Kevin’s life since his college days at UNA, when he was called into the ministry. He and his wife have two grown children, Deborah and Stephen.
Southeast Asia Director of Anchored in Truth
Timoteo Ogatis Jr pioneered Grace Life Church of Quezon in 1991 and has been its Pastor since then. He is married to Maria Loren Ogatis and has three children, Timotheus Ira (pastoring Grace Life Church of Payatas), Alyza Danel (Church Pianist and Chorale Directress) and Tim Jeremy (pastoring Grace Life Church of Cabanatuan City). In a city devoutly Catholic and in the midst of deep poverty, Grace Life Church has been thriving spiritually. With a firm belief on faithfully preaching the Word of God, Grace Life Church of Quezon City had experienced growth and reformation. His relationship with Grace Life Church of the Shoals and AIT has been a strong influence in his life and ministry. As AIT Director for Southeast Asia, he coordinates the Mission activities of AIT in the said region. He also spends considerable time in training and mentoring national Pastors in the Philippines.
Bethany manages the media side of Anchored in Truth. She keeps the website up to date, manages the social media accounts, and helps produce video content with her family-owned business, Nelson Studios, who have been long-time supporters of Anchored in Truth Ministries. Bethany graduated from Columbia State Community College with a degree in Business and has worked in the audio/video production field since 2010. She enjoys serving in her local church, spending time with her family, and anything involving music.
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