Bob Hayton

Bob has a B.A. in Pastoral Theology with a Greek emphasis and a M.A. in Bible from Fairhaven Baptist College and Seminary in Chesterton, IN. He currently works in technical sales support for Boston Scientific, and actively serves at Beacon of Hope Church, St. Paul. Since 2005, he has been blogging theology at He founded and is responsible for bringing together the motley crew you’ll see below. His blogging activities provide an outlet for his continued interest in biblical studies, and he is pursuing pastoral ministry in the near future. Bob can also be found at and Bob’s story, and check out posts authored by Bob.

Jason Skipper

Jason grew up in a Baptist family, went to Baptist churches, trusted Jesus at age thirteen, and began preaching at age nineteen. Today Jason is nearing forty years of age, but won’t say how near to forty, he truly is. Jason is the father of two children, the husband of one wife, the pastor of two country churches, and is often tired, but loves the Christian life and the blessing of being in full-time ministry. Jason is a lover of reading, theology, Biblical and ecclesiastical history, and desires to learn and grow in the grace of God.You may visit Jason’s personal blog at Read Jason’s story, and check out posts authored by Jason.

Damien Garofalo

Damien graduated from The Crown College in Tennessee with a Bachelor of Biblical Studies in Pastoral Ministry and has an Education degree from Nyack College in New York City. He is a member of Bread of Life Fellowship in Wayne, NJ. Check out his newest blog, Redeeming Words. Read his story, and check out posts authored by Damien.


Will Dudding

Will is pastor of Mission Peak Baptist Church in Fremont, CA. He graduated from Golden State Baptist College and is working on his MDIV at Veritas School of Theology.His personal blog is Reforming Baptist. Read his story, and check out posts authored by Will.

Erik DiVietro

Erik is the Teaching Pastor of Bedford Road Baptist Church in Merrimack, New Hampshire – a congregation recently formed by a merger of two churches and a testament to the power of the Word and Spirit of God. Erik spent several years teaching history and other subjects in a private school and has been in pastoral ministry since 1998. He holds a Graduate of Biblical Studies from Boston Baptist College and a Master of Arts in Christian Leadership from Master’s Divinity School.
He is the author of Unorthodox Faith. Read his story, and check out posts authored by Erik.

Phil Dearmore

Phil Dearmore was a contributor for us in the early days of this blog. He still can be found around here from time to time, but other interests have taken him away from an official connection with our blog. His personal blog is Phil’s Mind Map. Read his story, and check out posts authored by Phil.