Pastor Warren Grantham here. Currently I am the Senior Pastor of Beth-El Worship Center, an online church which holds services every Monday night. My wife and I co-founded this church not out of a reaction to what some would call apostasy in many churches today, but out of love for reaching others with the truth of the Gospel, in ways that are, shall we say, cutting edge.
For those who need to see credentials, suffice it to say that I graduated Bethel Theological Seminary, St. Paul, MN with a Masters’ Degree in Divinity in June of 1997. It was the most challenging and dare I say most difficult thing that I have ever undertaken in my life.
Over the years since graduation, I have served as a Bible teacher at Minnehaha Academy in Minneapolis, MN, as an Associate Pastor at First United Methodist Church in Ft. Pierce, FL, and have counseled privately with businessmen and women all over the country.
I have an Associate of Science degree in Interpreting and Translating, a Bachelor of Science degree in Business, and as mentioned above, a Master of Divinity degree. I recently returned to college to obtain a Certificate in Computer Programming in the C# language.
I currently work as an Implementation Consultant/Trainer for CivicPlus, a company that builds and maintains websites for more than 1700 municipalities all over the United States.
Perhaps this gives you a glimpse into why we would set out to create a “Totally Online Church”, again, not necessary as a reaction to some negative things happening in Christendom, but as the next step in fulfilling that Great Commission in Matthew “…go and make disciples of all nations…” It is the new missionary field and we, the digitally enabled, are the new missionaries.
This present ministry was born out of watching countless desperate people being chewed up and spit out after spending many years of obtaining that one goal that they thought would put them in a position to earn their way in this world. Yet what they got is snookered by a system that was set up to watch them fail…grist for their financial mills, if you will. And the truth of the matter is that it is about as diabolical as any system can be. When you begin to understand how the world of student loans work, you get the feeling that it is very close to selling your soul to Satan…once you sign on the dotted line, there is no turning back.
I believe in redemption. I believe in second chances. I believe in forgiveness of debt and this program is based on all of those principles and more.
For GOD so loved the world that He gave is His only begotten SON that whoever believes in Him shall not perish, but have everlasting life.
Practical Christianity under our present understanding of the world has to earn the right to present this message. This program is just one more way of providing a platform from which to be heard. If we can gather the people together, we can give them the opportunity to decide for themselves which Master they will serve.