Contact: Staci Dunn
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
David Arthur Assumes Role of CEO at Precept Ministries International
February 1, 2012 (Chattanooga, TN)- Precept Ministries International announced a transition in key management roles today as founders, Jack and Kay Arthur, although continuing in their other duties, officially step down in their roles as Co-CEOs of the ministry. David Arthur, Jack & Kay’s son, will assume the role of CEO. This announcement will not come as a surprise to friends of the ministry; David’s succession has been part of a 5-year business plan since 2008. David’s desire is to faithfully continue building on the solid foundation God laid using his parents over the past 41 years to establish people in God’s Word.
During the past several years, David has been groomed to assume the role of CEO when God’s perfect timing for the transition was made clear to the ministry’s Leadership. Precept’s Board of Directors and Executive Director and COO Tom Hall have been working deliberately to prepare David and believe God will use him to guide Precept into a bright future. David will continue with Precept’s mission to establish people in God’s Word through Precept’s innovative and highly effective Inductive Bible Study Method. Jack and Kay believe the best days for Precept Ministries lie ahead.
Both Kay and Jack plan to continue their other roles as time allows. Jack has recently been diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease and Kay desires to minister to her beloved husband and partner during this time. To view a video message from Kay andDavid Arthur, please visit Precept.org/PassingtheBaton.
DAVID ARTHUR- BIOGRAPHY
David Arthur understood the importance of Inductive Bible Study at a young age under the spiritual leadership of his parents, Jack and Kay Arthur. David shares his parent’s passion of establishing people in God’s Word. Over the years David has been mentored by his parents’ teaching and shares their view of the Bible. He has served as Precept’s Executive Vice President of Leadership Development since 2007. In this role, David has used his gifts to author and teach Precept Bible Studies, oversee the development of Bible Studies, workshops and conferences, as well as teach God’s Word in Israel and at different events across the world. Prior to his role at Precept, David served several years as a pastor in both the Presbyterian Church of America and the Associate Reformed Presbyterian Church. Just before coming to Precept, he was Vice President with Generous Giving, working with givers and pastors. David holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Organizational Management from Covenant College and a Masters of Arts in Theological Studies from Reformed Theological Seminary. For more information about Precept Ministries International, visit www.precept.org.
ABOUT PRECEPT MINISTRIES INTERNATIONAL
Precept Ministries International was raised up by God for the sole purpose of establishing people in God’s Word to produce reverence for Him. It serves as an arm of the church without respect to denomination. God has enabled Precept to reach across denominational lines without compromising the truths of His inerrant Word. We believe every word of the Bible was inspired and given to man as all that is necessary for him to become mature and thoroughly equipped for every good work of life. This ministry does not seek to impose its doctrines on others, but rather to direct people to the Master Himself, who leads and guides by His Spirit into all truth through a systematic study of His Word.
Jack and Kay Arthur founded Precept Ministries International in 1970. Precept achieves its mission of establishing people in God’s Word by training millions of men, women, teens and children around the world to discover Truth for themselves using the Precept Inductive Bible Study Method. Internationally beloved Bible teacher and author, Kay Arthur, is featured on “Precepts for Life’ exegetical Bible teaching program airing on television, radio and online; has written more than one hundred books and Bible studies; and has been awarded the Gold Medallion Award four times. Kay holds an honorary Doctorate by Tennessee Temple University. In 2011, Kay was inducted into the National Religious Broadcasters Hall of Fame. The Ministry hosts Bible Training Workshops, Bible Studies, annual Bible study tours to Israeland Bible-centered conferences. Precept ministers in 70 languages and nearly 150 countries establishing people in God’s Word. For additional information about Precept Ministries International, visit www.Precept.org or call (800) 763-8280.
PRECEPT’S INDUCTIVE BIBLE STUDIES
Kay and Staff Writers produce Bible studies that meet a broad variety of needs for the Church, Bible study groups, disciple making and individual study. Current study series include: Precept Upon Precept, In & Out, “Lord” Series, New Inductive Study Series, 40-Minute studies, and Discover 4 Yourself Inductive Bible Studies for Kids. From years of diligent study and teaching experience, Kay and the staff have developed these unique, inductive courses that are used in nearly 150 countries and 70 languages. For additional information about Precept Bible Studies, visit www.precept.org/store. Pastors may request a Pastor’s Packet by calling (800) 763-8280.