We believe that discipleship is central to Christ's message of the Good News of the Kingdom of God. Reclaiming what it means to be Christ-followers, by implementing the principles and practices He taught us, will bring about lasting life-change and spiritual offspring. DEM seeks to educate, inspire, equip, and train everyday followers of Christ to adhere to the will and ways of God our Father, thus becoming more like Christ in our inner person and outer practice.
Dale and Linda have been a team in ministry and in marriage for over 54 years. They were each very active in college campus ministries before they met each other … Dale at Oregon State and Linda at Oklahoma State University. Linda taught elementary school two years while Dale finished his graduate three year Master of Divinity degree from Western Seminary, having finished the first year at Dallas Theological Seminary. during this period of time he was Youth Pastor over four years at a church in San Clemente, California. Establishing Rolling Hills Community Church in Tualatin, Oregon, in 1978, Dale led the church as Senior Pastor for over 31 years, retiring in 2009 as Pastor Emeritus. Dale and Linda have been teaching discipleship groups the Bible, mentoring and consulting pastors since then in Dale Ebel Ministries. They have three married children and thirteen grandchildren. They are pleased and give God praise that all three of their children are making an impact for Christ in this world as well as are several of their grown grandkids.
Mike Clark, Rick Hennessy and Dale Ebel form the Board of Directors for Dale Ebel Ministries. Mike and Rick are business owners. Proverbs 20:18 (NLT) says, “Plans succeed through good counsel . . .” Godly wisdom, common sense, critically important skills, and clarity of spiritual instruction have been invaluable in what these men offer in advising our ministry. We are eternally grateful for them, and Dale Ebel Ministries is thriving, in large part, to the commitment of these men.