Our Vision

In the early 1900s, missionary William Borden asked, “If you see ten men trying to lift a log, nine of them on the light end and one on the heavy end, where will you step in to help?”  There is 1 pastor for every 250 people in the United States of America, but there is only 1 pastor for every 450,000 people in the rest of the world. Around 80% of the pastors outside of the United States have little or no formal theological education. Consequently, many people in foreign countries do not have access to good Biblical teaching. Dr. Harlan Betz wants to provide good solid Bible teaching that is easy to understand, easy to access, and easy to apply… here in the United States and in every other country around the world. 

 Dr. Betz wants to reach and teach “everyone” who has a desire to discover the truth and to know Christ and to act in accordance withg His Word. Therefore, in 2017, Dr. Betz stepped away from pastoring and started Teaching to Transform. Dr. Betz believes that when the Word of God is clearly taught, it can transform the life of the person who is taught, and that person whose life has been transformed by God’s Word can impact their own family and friends, and then their own community, and even their own country. This is our goal: to glorify God and to impact people by proclaiming the love of Christ and the truths of God’s Word. 

Dr Harlan Betz served as a Bible teacher and as a mentor for the church leaders in Haiti through Christian World Outreach and he served on staff as a Professor of Bible at STEP Seminary in Port au Prince. The door for personal travel to Haiti has almost completely closed due to gang activity in the country. Fortunately, God opened a door for Dr Betz to start the “Wisdom from Above” podcast in 2021. So Dr Harlan Betz has moved from Pastor to Professor to Podcastor.

This Wisdom from Above podcast is now the primary way that Dr. Harlan Betz is reaching around the world proclaiming the the love of Christ and the truths of God’s Word. Dr Betz is also available to speak at churches, camps, retreats, and conferences. Wisdom from Above is reaching people in over 50 different countries through platforms such as Spotify, Apple Podcasts, Google Podcasts, and Podbean. There are now over 170 episodes available to everyone everywhere in the world.