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John and Carla Moore


     A native of Dripping Springs, Texas, John served as the campus minister and director of the Bible chair at the University church of Christ in San Marcos, Texas, located near Texas State University, for six years. He then worked as a full-time instructor at the Southwest School of Bible Studies in Austin, and in 2001 began working and ministering alongside the Dripping Springs church of Christ, while continuing to teach part-time at SWSBS. In January 2017, he began working with the Bear Valley Bible Institute as well as beginning the ministry with Bible Passages.

     He is a certified public school teacher and a graduate of Southwest Texas State University, where he earned both a B.S. in Education, and a Masters in Education degree in the department of Counseling and Psychological Services. He has also done postgraduate work at the Episcopal Theological Seminary of the Southwest, Jerusalem University, Austin Graduate School of Theology, and Abilene Christian University where he was enrolled in the Master of Arts in Religious Studies program.

He has also served as an adjunct faculty member of the Austin Graduate School of Theology teaching college accredited Bible classes in the Dripping Springs community. John serves on the advisory board of World Video Bible School, and completed 9 years of service as a school board trustee for the Dripping Springs Independent School District. He served for nearly twenty years in the capacity of Director and Assistant Director of both the annual Southwest Hensel Bible Camp, and the AIM Youth Leadership camp at Peach Valley.  He is the narrator for the Searching for Truth DVD and author of the book by the same name. He served from 2005 through 2008 as a co-editor of the monthly periodical The Gospel Journal. John is also the narrator and instructor of Learning to Use the Greek New Testament, a thorough study of New Testament Greek presented in 35 lessons on 13 DVDs. 

     John’s most recent endeavor includes his directorship of the Bible Land Passages Project as well as serving as one of the scriptwriters and narrators of the Bible Land Passages videos. He and his wife Carla are also the directors of Bible Land Passage Tours, Expeditions, and Studies; an educational ministry dedicated to defending the faith and edifying the church. Since 1986, he has preached in Gospel Meetings and lectureships in over eighteen states and has conducted or participated in numerous campaigns to various foreign countries including Jamaica, Tobago, Malaysia, and Singapore. In January of 2017, John and Carla began a new ministry called Bible Passages: a work dedicated to reaching souls, training preachers, and defending the faith. They work closely with the Bear Valley Bible Institute International in Denver, and World Video Bible School in Maxwell, Texas. 

       Carla grew up in a family dedicated to ministry, then met John while they were in college at Texas State University. They married in 1986, and have since been involved in ministry at the Bible Chair on the campus of TSU, then with the Southwest School of Bible Studies in Austin, Texas, and the Dripping Springs church of Christ. In January of 2017, they began working with Bear Valley Bible Institute International where Carla teaches in the women’s program. Carla taught for over ten years in the Christian Women’s Studies program at the Southwest School of Bible Studies. She enjoys speaking to women of all ages in various places and is a staff writer for Christian Woman magazine. She also has served in numerous Christian youth camps, and especially enjoys helping John guide trips to Israel, and blogging about those experiences hereJohn and Carla have three sons, Jordan (daughter-in-law, Erin), Jacob (daughter-in-law, Alyssa), and Micah (daughter-in-law Courtney), one grandson, Jackson, and five granddaughters: Emmy, Clara, Turner, Alivia, and Darcy.

Statement of Faith

The Bible is the only the standard by which sinners will be judged. Creeds of men must be rejected as authoritative, and should never be used as a standard for determining religious truth. However, realizing that statements of faith can be profitable to facilitate discussion and understanding between those who seek to glorify God, we offer the attached declarations for what we believe regarding various issues facing the church.

What is Bible Passages?

Bible Passages is an evangelistic and educational mission of the church designed to reach the lost and edify the church both in the United States and abroad.

It is also a ministry of John and Carla Moore, and many others, who are working together with the Dripping Springs church of Christ, Bear Valley Bible Institute International, and World Video Bible School.


Bible Passages is a work committed to training preachers, equipping the Saints, defending the faith, and guiding souls to Jesus.

And Bible Passages is a long-term informational and training resource for the evangelistic and educational needs of the church. 



Denny Petrillo

Director - Bear Valley Bible Institute Int'l

2707 S. Lamar Street

Denver, Colorado 80227

Mike Vestal

Preacher and Bible Instructor

c/o Westside church of Christ

Midland, Texas 79703 

Bill Hyde

Elder, Dripping Springs Church of Christ

P.O. Box 344

Dripping Springs, TX 78620

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Roland Merz

Elder, Dripping Springs Church of Christ

236 Beulah Road

Dripping Springs, TX 78620

Rick Brumback

Director, Southwest School of Bible Studies

8900 Manacha Road

Austin, TX  78748    

Joe O'Banon

Elder, University Church of Christ

115 Country Estates Drive

San Marcos, TX 78666    

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Brett Gerhardt

Elder, Southwest Church of Christ (Austin, Texas)

10804 Redmond Rd

Austin, Texas 78739

Tracy Frisinger

Elder, Dripping Springs Church of Christ

14022 Timberlane Trail

Austin, TX 78737    

Barry Grider

Pulpit Minister, Forest Hill church of Christ

3950 Forest Hill-Irene Road

Memphis, Tennessee 38125

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