What do a Samaritan woman, a raving lunatic, a respected church leader, the head of a crime syndicate, and a demon-possessed prostitute have in common? They were all transformed through personal encounters with Jesus. This series will explore the methods Jesus used in reaching others, and in the process we will also discover how to experience this authentic new life in Christ, personally. The Gospel essentials! This series also looks at current events in the world, and how they affect us as God's children. What does the Pope's visit to the United States mean for our future? What prophecies are relevant to us today?
Doug Batchelor is the senior pastor of the Granite Bay church and president/speaker for Amazing Facts, an international ministry whose programs are seen by millions around the world. “His Bible Study Hour” and “Amazing Facts Presents” Bible programs can be seen daily on national TV networks and globally by satellite, and he can be heard on more than 125 radio stations and satellite radio. Batchelor is a speaker of vision and deep spirituality, yet his down-to-earth approach and spontaneous humor allow him to communicate with the religious and secular alike. He also has a passion for reaching younger audiences. He hosted the Amazing Adventure series for youth, the Most Important Questions event for teens, and the Ultimate Purpose event for collegiate age. He is the author of numerous articles and books, including The Richest Caveman, Caveman Theology, Broken Chains, and At Jesus’ Feet. He enjoys flying, scuba diving, riding quads, and playing guitar. He and his wife, Karen, have five children.