Dr. Jack Elder and his wife, Dr. Charlene Elder have ministered together for over 40 years as Pastors / Teachers in California, Arizona, and Georgia.  They wrote a book-by-book Bible study program, the Bible Growth Series, that is distributed mainly to prisoners throughout the United States.

Jack Elder received a B.A. from Melodyland Christian Center, Anaheim, CA, a Masters of Theology, and two doctorate degrees in Theology and Ministry through Christian International.  Charlene received her B.A. in Sociology and Psychology at Azusa Pacific College and a Masters of Theology and Doctorate of Ministry from Christian International.

They were involved in the Christian Authors Guild in various leadership roles as well as contributing authors in 4 of the groups’ published books.  When not involved with ministry work, they both enjoy hiking and writing, and Charlene also enjoys crafts and cake decorating.

“We are ordinary people who have had great opportunities to learn and grow in our faith and walk with the Lord.  We love to share what we’ve learned with others.  Our goal and call is to encourage believers in the Word of God, grace, faith, and in their daily walk with the Lord through Word-based teaching.”