Our Authors

Janna Arndt

Janna is coauthor of the Discover 4 Yourself ® series. She is a Precept trainer who conducts workshops to help people use the interactive Discover 4 Yourself® Bible Studies in Sunday schools, homeschool environments, and Christian schools. Janna's heart is for children to know and love God's Word.


David Arthur

David is the CEO of Precept Ministries. He joined the Precept staff after serving as a vice president for Generous Giving. David has served as a pastor in the Presbyterian Church of America and the Associated Reformed Presbyterian denominations and holds a master's degree in theology from Reformed Seminary in Jackson, Mississippi. David has co-authored 40-Minute Bible Studies and New Inductive Study Series (NISS ) studies. He is a featured speaker on Precept Upon Precept videos. 

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Kay Arthur

Kay's passion for teaching people to discover the Bible's Truth for themselves began in 1970, when she and husband Jack founded Precept Ministries International. What began as a fledgling ministry for teens is now a worldwide outreach organization whose mission is to establish people in God's Word, helping them Discover Truth for themselves, Go Deeper in their relationship with God, and Disciple others. Now Precept is in nearly 185 countries and 70 languages, including various Bible schools, colleges and seminaries throughout the world.

Kay was awarded an Honorary Doctorate of Humane Letters from Tennessee Temple University for her outstanding biblical knowledge. She has written 100-plus books and Bible studies, with four awarded the prestigious Gold Medallion, including A Marriage Without Regrets; The International Inductive Study Bible; His Imprint, My Expression (now entitled Speak to My Heart God); and Lord, I Need Grace to Make It.Other books named as Gold Medallion finalists include Jesus, God’s Gift of Hope; Lord, I’m Torn Between Two Masters; My Savior, My Friend; Behold, Jesus Is Coming; Beloved—From God’s Heart to Yours; How To Study Your Bible; and Lord, Is It Warfare? Teach Me to Stand

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Pam Gillaspie

Pam is a passionate Bible student and teacher and authors Precept's Sweeter Than Chocolate!® Bible study series and Cookies on the Lower Shelf® series. Pam holds a BA in Biblical Studies from Wheaton College in Wheaton, Illinois. She and her husband live in suburban Chicago.

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Pete De Lacy

Pete has led Precept studies since 1984. He joined the Precept staff in 1989 after a 20-year US Army career, including service in Europe, Vietnam, at West Point and on the staff of the Joint Chiefs of Staff in the Pentagon. He serves as Executive Vice President of Precept Ministries International Published Products, has authored several 40-Minute Bible Studies and New Inductive Study Series (NISS), and is a featured speaker on many Precept Upon Precept® videos.


BJ Lawson

BJ Lawson has been involved with Precept Ministries International since 1980. She began leading Precept Upon Precept studies in 1982, became a trainer in 1995 and joined the staff full time in 1997 as Director of Student Ministries and as a staff teacher/trainer. BJ has co-authored many of the 40-Minute Bible Studies. She is a featured speaker at Precept Women's Conferences.


David Lawson

David Lawson has been involved with Precept Ministries International since 1980. He began leading Precept Upon Precept® studies in 1982 and became a Trainer  in 1992. David is a former Atlanta police officer and pastor. After nine years in the pastorate he joined the staff full time in 1997 as Director of Student Ministries and as a staff teacher/trainer. David is the author of Planting and Growing Strong Churches. He is a coauthor of the New Inductive Study Series (NISS) and 40-Minute Bible Studies and is also a featured speaker at PMI conferences and on Precept Upon Precept® videos.


Bob Vereen

Bob has been involved with Precept Ministries International since 1975 and became a Trainer in 1986. After years of owning a successful business and serving as a pastor, he joined Precept's staff in 1991. For 15 years he helped develop and train Precept's International Ambassadors around the globe. Bob currently serves as the Senior Vice-President/International and oversees Precept offices and work in approximately 150 countries around the world. Bob contributed to the production of Precept's Inductive Study Bible and has coauthored 40-Minute Bible Studies and New Inductive Study Series (NISS) studies.


Diane Vereen

Diane has been involved in Precept Ministries International since 1975 and became a Trainer in 1986. She joined the Precept staff in 1991. Diane and her husband Bob served as Ambassadors at-Large for 15 years coordinating and developing Precept offices in 19 countries around the globe. Diane currently serves as Director of Outside Published Products. She has co-authored 40-Minute Bible Studies and is a featured speaker at Precept Women's Conferences.