Principles for Living was founded in 2010. We are a Southern Baptist teaching and evangelizing ministry.
At home, We seek to help others come to know the saving grace of Jesus Christ. Through our radio broadcasts and teaching materials, we also help Christians grow in their knowledge and faith in their Christian walk. Our teachings include a mixture of secular psychology and Christian practicality.
Abroad, our outreach missions strengthen and support the church around the world. Our church-planting and evangelizing missions have taken Principles for Living to Africa, The Philippians and more.
A Commitment to Teaching
Bill professes that his greatest joy in life comes from helping others find the love of Christ in their lives. The goal of his teachings is to help others discover freedom from the clutches of sin. The verses in James 3:1-2 inspired Bill to encourage and teach people in their walk with Christ.
“Let not many of you become teachers, my brethren, knowing that as such we will incur a stricter judgment.” (NASU)
Taking this scripture to heart, Bill Zechmann spent decades studying the doctrines of different Christian denominations in order to help him understand and teach the Bible more effectively. Bill has earned B.A degrees in Biblical Studies and Human Resources Management.
Strengthened by Adversity
Bill’s teachings have been molded through many of the experiences he has had throughout his own life. Bill and his wife were foster parents of thirteen children. They tried for many years to have their own children and had various complications before their eldest son was born. Overcoming adversity became their source of strength.
Despite the many health problems and the loss of their second-born child, together Bill and Jane persevered and grew as Christians. Unable to have any more children they adopted a sibling family of three from the Nebraska Children’s Home.
Personal Life Today
Bill and his wife, Jane, have four children and two grand-daughters. They currently reside in Norfolk, Nebraska. Bill is focused on kingdom work through Principles for Living, and it is because of the blessings God has given him. Regardless of the hardships they have had to face, Bill and Jane maintain that their lives continue to be strengthened by Christ’s love.
Principles for Living
Bill Zechmann, President & Founder
P.O. Box 1097
Norfolk, NE 68702