BIOGRAPHY: Roger Wheelock, President
Roger Wheelock is the President of Greater Than I Ministries, a non-profit corporation established for the purpose of providing creative Biblical Worldview teaching materials to Christian churches and home-schools in America. Roger is an ordained pastor and worship leader with over 30 years of intimate experience in Christian leadership. He has produced 6 worship C.D.’s from which many of his original songs have been played in Christian radio stations across the U.S.
Over the years, he and his family have discovered that the Christian church is having little effect in the culture of America because we have not been educated and equipped to apply our Bible to all of life. Therefore we believe it is urgent that the Church place renewed emphasis and effort upon education as the primary means of evangelism.
Scripture states: “My people perish from lack of knowledge” (Hosea 4:6). Our purpose, therefore, is to teach the application of scripture to all areas of life so that our Christian faith will once again become relevant and effective in this lost world.
Roger and his family have developed a series of teachings on DVD that could be described as a “crash course” for developing a truly Biblical Worldview. The series is entitled “Thinking Like a Christian Video Series©, and it is created for use by Christian parents and their families, as well as for high school and adult study groups.
Roger and his wife of 43 years, Elaine, live in McKinney, Texas, and have been blessed with 3 children and 10 grandchildren.
BIOGRAPHY: B. J. Wheelock, Vice President
Breck has two undergraduate degrees: One in chemistry and one in computer science as well as two graduate degrees: A Master’s of Science degree in Cell and Molecular Biology from California State University, Fullerton, and a Master’s of Science degree in the Medical Health Sciences from Weill Cornell Medical College in New York City.
While at Cal State Fullerton, Breck taught Immunology and Cell Biology, and at the same time conducted scientific research investigating the effects of stress on the immune system. Breck is currently a practicing Physician Assistant in the Dallas, Texas. area.
In his late teens and early twenties, Breck completed a year of Bible training at a Calvary Chapel school of ministry where he learned how to translate Greek. He then spent several years studying and translating the New Testament from the original Greek while be mentored by Christian apologist Dr. Robert Morey.
Under the tutelage of Dr. Morey, Breck studied logic, theology, and comprehensive Western philosophy, from the ancient Greek philosophers through John Dewey. In so doing, Breck became convinced that the Bible alone contained absolute truth.
- Breck helped develop the arguments presented in the Thinking Like a Christian Video Series, and teaches the Christian Worldview of Science videos.
- Breck just completed his first book, titled: How Do You Know? Sensation or Revelation? A call for the church to stand firmly on general and special revelation as the basis for all knowledge.
Breck and his wife, Bailey, live in McKinney, Texas, and have been blessed with 3 children
BIOGRAPHY: Tressa Paavola, Secretary and Social Media Coordinator
Tressa (Wheelock) Paavola grew up in a Christian home and attended private Christian schools throughout her youth until the middle of her sophomore year when she began homeschooling until her graduation in 2000. By age 19, she entered into a career working for a Fortune 500 company where she spent the next 14 years. During her time there, Tressa met her husband, started a family, and worked her way into leadership where she played a vital role in building, training, and managing business teams within the corporation.
While in management, Tressa quickly learned that political correctness and “tolerance” had taken priority over freedom of speech and religion within the workforce and our society. Countless times, she faced situations that could have caused her to compromise her Biblical values; however, having a solid Biblical worldview helped to identify, sort, and resolve her position and approach within those challenging situations during her career, leading to her continued success.
Tressa made it her goal to be Salt and Light to those she worked with for as long as she was in the workforce. Then, through a string of “Divine coincidences” the Lord provided a way for her to leave the workforce to take on her dream of being a full-time mother and home educator.
Tressa helps create marketing materials for the Thinking Like a Christian Video Series and is the Director of Marketing and Social Media for GTI Ministries.
Tressa and her husband, Sean, live in McKinney, Texas, and have been blessed with four children.
BIOGRAPHY: Brennen Wheelock, Website and Technology Administrator
Brennen Wheelock is the youngest of the three Wheelock children, and throughout his childhood had the unique experience of attending private Christian schools for the elementary years; homeschool for middle-school, and finally public schools for high school. Immediately after his high school graduation, he entered into a career in Information Technology and has since been continuing to grow his skills and knowledge while taking certification courses and professional training sessions. He currently works as a Systems Engineer at a large financial institution and is pursuing IT Management through UCLA.
Brennen and his wife, Sue, live in Whittier, California, and have been blessed with three children. Their oldest child was born premature at 23-weeks gestation, weighing only one pound, eight ounces, and had to remain in the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) for the first four months of his life. Miraculously, and against all odds, he has grown up healthy and strong, has a passion for God, and loves to read. Their youngest child was born into the foster system, but shortly after her birth she was placed into their home; and after more than three years was finally adopted into their family. All three of Brennen and Sue’s children are being educated at home and are deeply involved with their local homeschool community.
Using his experience in IT, Brennen has assisted with the setup and administration of the various websites and technology used by GTI Ministries.