Verse By Verse Fellowship (VBVF) is the result of a church planting effort by Verse By Verse Ministry International (VBVMI), a non-denominational, Bible-teaching ministry headquartered in San Antonio, Texas. The ministry is committed to providing compelling, verse-by-verse teaching of God’s word at no charge (2 Cor 2:17), thus ensuring the whole counsel of God is proclaimed (Acts 20:27)
For nearly 15 years Stephen Armstrong, founder of VBVMI, taught the Bible verse-by-verse with unique insight and clarity to congregations in and around San Antonio and to churches around the world as part of his itinerant teaching ministry. During this time Steve also pastored a church in Austin, Texas, for over a decade while teaching for VBVMI.
In Fall 2017, the VBVMI Board of Directors saw an opportunity to expand the reach of VBVMI by establishing a single, local platform for Steve’s teaching, while also meeting a need in San Antonio for a pulpit ministry dedicated to the proper exposition of Scripture. Consequently, the Board voted to plant a church in the San Antonio area, and in January 2018 VBVF began weekly services by meeting on Thursday nights at Grace Bible Chapel. In only a few months the VBVF congregation had grown to nearly 200 people meeting on Saturday nights at Oak Hills Church North Central campus.
VBVF now conducts two worship services and a midweek Bible study each week at its permanent facility located at 555 E. Nakoma in San Antonio, Texas, along with a growing set of discipleship, service, and outreach programs. Our ministry goal is to reassert the importance and necessity of the public proclamation of God’s word through expository Bible teaching from the pulpit while encouraging our body to obey the world living with eyes for eternity.
VBVF believes when the Bible is taught methodically and properly, good things happen: lives are changed, relationships are restored, marriages are strengthened, addictions are cured, ministries begin and souls are saved. Therefore, VBVF does not depend (solely) on small group Bible studies to develop the spiritual maturity of our people. Rather, we use every moment in our corporate gathering to grow in the grace and knowledge of our Lord Jesus Christ.
As Christ-followers, we are commanded by scripture to be lifelong students of God’s Word and walk-in community with each other. Come share in that mission at Verse By Verse Fellowship. For more information, please visit the VBVF website.