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--- Please pray that the Gospel presentation document "How To Get To Heaven" in various languages on this website would be readily accessed, effectively understood, and instrumentally used by the Lord to bring countless numbers of people around the world to salvation through faith in Jesus Christ.

An important coming reality:

Upon the start of the Great Tribulation, believers can lose their salvation.  For details, see the document "End Times Speculations", which is located at the top of the 'Doctrines' web-page.

? Did you know that:
- - God has assigned all true believers to be functioning as "priests", doing ministry work in a church or ministry.
(For more information, see the document "1 Peter 2:5 - Assigned To Be Ministering In A Priestly Fraternity" in the ' 1 Peter' Sermon or Lesson Outlines web-page.)

 About Mel 

Qualifications and background for

Dr. Mel W. Coddington, Ph. D., M.A.B.C.


     - Doctor Of Philosophy in Pastoral Ministry, Trinity Theological Seminary, Newburgh, Indiana, U.S.A.
     - Master of Arts in Biblical Counseling, Trinity Theological Seminary, Newburgh, Indiana, U.S.A.
     - Bachelor of Arts in Evangelism and Discipleship, Moody Bible Institute, Chicago, ILLinois, U.S.A.

     - 31 years of ministry experience
     - Sunday School teacher of adults, Jr. High, middle-schoolers
     - street evangelism
     - facilitator of small group Bible studies and evangelism in jails and prisons
     - group-homes houseparent, which included teaching Bible studies and doing biblical counseling
     - 11 years of professional biblical counseling experience, of marriages, families, individuals, addictions, and divorce recovery
     - teacher in some lay-counseling training seminars
     - computer-repair ministry technician
     - ministry financial consultant
     - chairman of the Finance Committee of a small church
     - financial secretary of a small church
     - worship music team member, and sound-system operator

Theology: Baptist

Current employment
(full-time since February, 2016) :
     - director and teaching pastor of, a global Internet mega-ministry, located in Mission, Texas, U.S.A.
     - writer of expository sermons, Bible lessons, and other ministry resource and training documents
     - translator of ministry documents into Spanish and Portuguese
     - webmaster for this web-site,

Autobiographical Ministry Summary:
     After high school, I attended college for about 2 years.  Then, I operated 2 businesses in Wisconsin
(a state in the U.S.A.) , together with my wife, Tina (Kieck).  In 1992, myself and Tina additionally started doing substantial ministry work.  Subsequently feeling called to do ministry on a full-time basis, we sold our businesses and moved to Chicago in early 1994, where I worked to complete a Bible college degree in ministry.  Since then, we both have been doing full-time ministry of various kinds in various churches and ministry organizations, which has necessitated that we relocate 7 times (so far), situating us in our current location in the southern-most tip of Texas.  During this time, Tina completed a Bible college degree in ministry, and I additionally completed two seminary degrees in ministry.
     After hearing from a youth pastor that he struggles to timely compose Bible lessons for his youth meetings, in late 2014 I started this web-site,, in order to make available free Bible lessons, sermon outlines, and ministry materials documents for ministry workers to download and use, or be trained by.  About a year later, having sensed a great potential for the need and usage of these materials on this web-site, I committed to devote my full time and attention to writing documents for this ministry web-site.  Subsequently, the scope of the usage of the ministry materials on this web-site continues to extremely bless and motivate me.  Thereby, I have no plans or desire to retire or become diverted away from writing more documents for this web-site.  On a side note, a personal activity that I thoroughly enjoy is playing bass and singing harmony on a worship music team, with Tina.  We have one son, who is married, with no children yet.
     A supremely important function on this web-site is the presenting of information about 'How To Get To Heaven', in which Bible verses are used to explain under what conditions God will grant entrance and eternal life in heaven to any person who genuinely meets God's specific requirements.  People naturally and erroneously assume that God will let them into heaven on the basis of if they are a good person, or do good things, or are religious, or have gone through a religious ceremony, or if the good they have done outweighs the bad they have done
(Ephesians 2:8-9) .  I endeavor and strive to help them to actually acquire from God His salvation, which He requires comes only through personally placing our faith in Jesus Christ (John 3:16) : that He is the perfect Son of God (2 Corinthians 5:21) ; that with immeasurable love for us humans (John 3:16) , He voluntarily suffered horrific torture and death on the cross to pay the eternal punishment that we each deserve for our own sins (1 Corinthians 15:3) ; and that He rose from the dead on the third day (1 Corinthians 15:4) .  Knowing these facts about Jesus is not sufficient, though.  God offers this salvation to anyone, but it applies only to those persons who place their faith in Jesus in this way, who trust that this is how they are going to get into heaven (John 1:12-13; 14:6) .  As is apparent hereby, this information about 'How To Get To Heaven' is critical for people to acquire salvation from God, because by default our sins automatically put each of us on the path to eternal punishment (Romans 3:23; 2 Thessalonians 1:8-9) .  So, it would not be wise to readily dismiss, or discount, or ignore this information about 'How To Get To Heaven'.

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 Other Contributing Writers 

T. Cruz - Spanish Translator

David M. Coddington - Bachelor of Arts in Pastoral Studies,
     Moody Bible Institute, Chicago, ILLinois, U.S.A.

Tina A. Coddington - Bachelor of Arts in Biblical Studies,
     Trinity College of the Bible, Newburgh, Indiana, U.S.A.

Keith Swartzbaugh - Master of Divinity,
     Western Conservative Baptist Seminary,
     Portland, Oregon, U.S.A.

Art Cruz - Spanish Translator


Recursos de ministerio en español.
(Ministry resources in Spanish.)
Recursos do ministério em português.
(Ministry resources in Portuguese.)

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