Gospel of Grace Fellowship is blessed with biblical teaching from both Eric Douma and Bob DeWaay. Their teaching and preaching styles complement each other with a clear focus on the revealed Word of God. Eric Douma and Bob DeWaay share a passion for teaching the Word of God from a reformed perspective, focusing on the authorial intent so that the meaning clearly follows from the text. They are careful to clearly refute the errors of mysticism, pietism, works-based religion and other false teachings as instructed in scripture (Jude 3 and Acts 20:28-29).
Eric Douma Background
Eric Douma is the founding pastor of Gospel of Grace Fellowship in Edina, Minnesota. A former airline pilot and flight instructor, his zeal for sharing the Word of God led him to complete a B.S. in Theology as well as a M.A. in Theological Studies from the University of Northwestern in Roseville, Minnesota. His expertise in Greek and grammar helps him to interpret and share scripture with clarity and authority.
Eric led a vital program for youth and has taught through books of the Bible verse by verse in the local church setting. He has also written and taught on various topics in the fields of theology and apologetics. He and his wife Deborah have been married for close to two decades and have one child. He enjoys fishing and continues to fly when he has time.
Bob DeWaay Background
Bob DeWaay has been a preacher and teacher of God’s Word since 1972. He holds a B.A. in Bible and Pastor Studies from North Central Bible College, and a M.A. in Theological Studies from Bethel Theological Seminary. Bob and his wife Diane have been married more than forty years and have two children and four grandsons. He is the author of the books Redefining Christianity – Understanding the Purpose Driven Movement and The Emergent Church – Undefining Christianity. Since 1992 Bob has published over 100 articles on important theological issues through Critical Issues Commentary. These are published on the Web at cicministry.org. He is currently a teacher and theologian for Gospel of Grace Fellowship in Edina Minnesota.