A native of Grand Rapids, Michigan (Central High School, 1962), Larry DeBruyn is a graduate of Taylor University (B.S., 1968) and Dallas Theological Seminary (Th.M., 1974) where he received the Charles A. Nash Award in Church History. He has been married to his wife for forty-nine years. They have two grown sons.
A former public school teacher, Pastor Larry ministered to three local churches in Michigan, Missouri and Indiana for forty-three years. He has also taught on the adjunct faculties of Taylor University, Upland, Indiana (1979), Crossroads Bible College, Indianapolis, Indiana (1990-1999), and Word of Life Bible Institute, Tóalmás, Hungary (2006). Since 1990, he has ministered in Eastern Europe teaching numerous times at the Kiev Theological Seminary, assisting to plant churches and ministries in Lithuania and Ukraine, and preaching, teaching and evangelizing in Latvia (2011), Australia (2010, 2011, 2013), New Zealand (2011, 2013), Turkey (2013), Russia (2013) the Republic of Georgia (2015), South Africa (2016) and Zimbabwe (2016).
In addition to contributing articles to various websites, to Christian magazines such as Christianity Today, to theological journals such as Bibliotheca Sacra and Contending Earnestly for the Faith, he has authored six books and booklets: Church On the Rise: Why I am not a ‘Purpose Driven’ Pastor (2007), Drumming Up Deception: Whether in Celebration or Contemplation– ‘Feeling’ the Beat (2008), Unshackled: Breaking Away from Seductive Spirituality (2009), The Bible Besieged (2015), God’s Present of His Presence (2015), and In the Name of Jesus: Oneness Pentecostalism & Jesus Only Baptism (2015). Two more books are in process for publication in 2017-2018: Universalism: The Emerging Evangelical Metanarrative and Ancestor Worship: The Return of the Dead, Their Spirits and Demons.
He is an Indianapolis Colts and Indiana Pacers fan.
A career employee with a defense contractor, Renee lives in the metropolitan Washington, D.C., area. She serves as the volunteer webmaster, administrator, and coordinator for Guarding His Flock Ministries. She is a member of Sovereign Grace Baptist Church, Dale City, Virginia, pastored by Pastor Larry’s life long friend, Robert C. Gifford.
A graphic design artist, Rachel graduated from Heritage Christian School in Indianapolis, Indiana. Presently, she is a student at Indiana University-Purdue University at Indianapolis (IUPUI). Rachel designed the website picture.