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Berean Church Quick Summary

Berean Church holds the Bible to be the inerrant word of God. The Bible is viewed as the only source of information from God about spiritual matters. The Bible reveals what God requires of sinful human beings for entrance into Heaven.

At Berean Church, the Bible is taught in the spirit of Acts 17:11. Services follow a pattern of Sunday-by-Sunday instruction through a book of the Bible, verse by verse. This instruction is based on exegesis from the original Greek and Hebrew texts. There are no pulpit-pounding or preacher-shouting dramatics to play on the emotions of people.

Denomination: Independent

Pastor: Leon Adkins

Sunday Services: 10:45 AM and 6:30 PM

Prayer Meeting: Wed. 7:30 PM

Sunday School: No

Child Care: Yes

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Berean Church Pastor

Mr. Leon
                                                    AdkinsLeon Adkins, the son of a Baptist pastor, was born in Dallas, Texas. As a teenager, he moved with his family to Oklahoma, where he lived until 1972. He received his Bachelor of Arts from East Central State College, a Masters of Arts in Biblical Studies from Dallas Theological Seminary and did graduate work at the University of Guanajuato in Mexico. Before being called to lead the Berean ministries in Irving, Leon was an artist for outdoor advertising companies and a public school teacher specializing in Fine Art and Spanish.

Leon has been a member of Berean Memorial Church since 1972. He has been actively involved in the church, serving as a teacher in Berean Christian Academy, school board member, elder, Sunday school teacher, director of Christian education and leader in Berean Youth Clubs. He and his wife, Sheilah, met at Berean Memorial Church and were married in 1988. Their son, James was born in 1992.

Leon believes that there are many Bible instructors, but only one teacher, the Holy Spirit. It is his sincere prayer that God will use his spiritual gifts as a channel of transforming truth. Leon Adkins is the pastor of Berean Memorial Church, president of Berean Christian Academy and president of Berean Youth Clubs.

Berean Church Founder

Dr. John E.
                                                    DanishDr. John E. Danish was born and reared in Chicago, Illinois. Following a tour of military duty in World War II as an officer in the United States Marine Corps, he completed his undergraduate work at Baylor University in Waco, Texas, earning the Bachelor of Arts degree, "cum laude." He pursued graduate studies at Dallas Theological Seminary, majoring in Greek and Systematic Theology and was graduated "with honor," receiving the Master and Doctor of Theology degrees.

Dr. Danish exercised his spiritual gift of teaching from 1951 to 2003 as the Pastor-Teacher of Berean Memorial Church of Irving, Texas. He was also the founder and President of Berean Christian Academy and the Director of the Berean Youth Clubs. He and his wife, Lenora, are the parents of three sons and a daughter.

Dr. Danish's ministry was based on the principle that the Word of God is living and active (Heb. 4:12), and that his divine calling is to explain that Word to receptive people (Mark 6:11). His objective was always to feed the flock of God's people the spiritual food of Bible doctrine truth (1 Pet. 5:2). He had no desire to be well-known, honored, or followed; he wanted this for the Lord Jesus Christ. There is, after all, only one celebrity in the body of Christ and that is the Lord Jesus (Phil. 2:9).