Resume regarding Rev. Dr. John Dekle
Born and raised by Christian parents in a family of eight in Detroit, Michigan.
Saved at the age of five.
Life consecrated to Christ and called to reach and teach children for Christ in 1962.
Two years working with the Home Missions Department of the Baptist General Conference on a gospel team called God's Invasion Army (GIA) setting up visitation programs
for local churches, training lay people skills in visitation/witnessing and conducting children's evangelistic meetings.
Met DiAnna in GIA and married June 1967. Di was saved at the age of five. Prior to GIA she attended Bethel College. She grew up in Minnesota. In 1966 Di taught school
for missionary children in Mexico.
Two sons, Timothy (5/17/70) and Robert (2/15/73).
Served three years in the US Army in New Jersey and Hawaii.
Graduated from Vancouver Bible College with a Bachelor of Religious Education (1973).
Graduated from International College and Graduate School with a Master of Arts in Religion degree (emphasis on Christian education) in 1992.
Graduated with a Doctor of Religious Studies in Christian Education from Trinity Theological Seminary (2009)
Ordained into the gospel ministry April 1973.
Served four years as the pastor of Bay Community Baptist Church, Blaine, WA.
Traveled conducting Children's evangelistic campaigns in many states and Canada.
Served as an interim pastor for Aloha Baptist Church in Kailua, Hawaii in 1973.
Clark County Child Evangelism Fellowship® (CEF®) Director in WA 1973 - 1977.
Graduated from CEF Leadership Training Institute in 1975.
State Director for CEF in Hawaii 1977 - 2011.
Instructor at International College and Graduate School, Honolulu 1981-2006.
Primary spiritual gifts are teaching and administration:
He served as interim pastor at New Bethel Baptist Church February - July, 2013
Serving again as interim pastor at New Bethel Baptist Church January - October, 2016
He continues to co-teach an adult Sunday School class at his church
Demonstrator for Tri-state Woodturners
Member of American Association of Woodturners & Tri-state Woodturners (Previously Honolulu Woodturners)
Hobbies include: wood turning, fishing and collecting carnival glass.
"Make it your ambition to lead a quiet life, to mind your own business and to work with your hands." 1 Thessalonians 4:11
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