“For we are co-workers in God’s service; you are God’s field, God’s building.  I Corinthians 3:9

Bill Zechmann


Thank You Family, Friends and Co-workers: We have all experienced the power of storms. They can be devastating. Sometimes they take our lives from us. On September 14th my wife, Jane was placed in the secure hands of the eternal life giver, Jesus Christ. In Matthew 7:24-27 (NLT) it says, “Anyone who listens to my teaching and follows it is wise, like a person who builds a house on solid rock. Though the rain comes in torrents and the floodwaters rise and the winds beat against that house, it won’t collapse because it is built on bedrock. But anyone who hears my teaching and doesn’t obey it is foolish, like a person who builds a house on sand. When the rains and floods come and the winds beat against that house, it will collapse with a mighty crash.” The storms of life have been crashing upon the foundation of both Jane and me, trying to wash them away; but our foundations are secure, because they are founded on Jesus Christ, who is the author of eternal life. This last storm is one that Jane could not bear as she was thrown overboard into the hands of the Merciful God. This is the same God who rescued Jonah with a whale in the Mediterranean Sea. She is now experiencing the next phase of her eternal destiny in Christ, because her foundation included the great cornerstone, Jesus Christ. Jane is resting right where God wants her, awaiting the glorious resurrection of the dead in Christ. As much as these storms have affected my life, having hope in something greater, which is found in Jesus has allowed me to come out of the storm, a little windblown, but my foundation has kept me secure. Jane is doing great right where she is. I will have a little grooming to do to clean up from the storm, but I too will move on with God to whatever else it is that he has planned for me here. I want to express my deep appreciation for all the prayers, cards, letters, phone communications and visitations during these last four months. We felt so loved. May God richly bless all of you and thank you again for your great outpouring of love and affection. May God be glorified today, tomorrow and forever. Bill Zechmann and Family

Bill Zechmann was born in the small rural area of Foster, Nebraska. At the age of eighteen Bill committed his life to Christ and felt Gods call to teaching. The verses from James 3:1-2 stood out to Bill: “Let not many of you become teachers, my brethren, knowing that as such we will incur a stricter judgment.” (NASU) Taking this to heart, Bill spent decades studying the doctrines of the different Christian denominations in order to help him understand and teach the Bible more effectively. B.A degrees in Biblical Studies and Human Resources’ Management also aided him in his research.

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. 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 was founded by Bill in 2010. While serving as a missionary in the Philippines, Kenya, and Liberia, Bill has ministered to crowds of 5,000 people and has seen hundreds come forward to receive Christ. At home in the United States, Bill conducts personal growth seminars and evangelistic crusades. His teachings are focused on helping the lost find Christ and seek a positive change in their lives.

Bill has published two books; Swimming Upstream and Defining Your Character. Bill has also published 36 booklets dealing with individual subjects. 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 find freedom from the clutches of sin.

David Martinez


Director of Ministries

David Martinez was born in Mexico. David is the Hispanic Pastor for Northen Heights Baptist Church  in Norfolk, NE and is also a church planter for the Kansas Nebraska Convention. David and Perla welcomed a baby girl named Laurel to their family on August 22nd 2016. He and his wife Perla with their child Isaac moved to Norfolk, Nebraska in 2013. Since that time David has been volunteering with this ministry. In 2013 he started the translation for Principles for Living, 1 minute radio programs. In 2014 Principios para Vivir, a Spanish version was launched. David has also put together a 3-year Bible training for pastors in Liberia and Kenya in 2015.

Bryce Zechmann

Webmaster and Graphic Design

Bryce was born in Omaha, Nebraska and grew up in Norfolk, Nebraska. He is the youngest of 4 children having one brother and two sisters. Bryce works in graphic design and website structure and development.  He is our source for public presentation design.


Brandon Schaffer

Technical Support

Brandon was born and raised in Norfolk, Nebraska, is married to Darci and is the proud father of three children, with Ahriah being their newest edition to the family. Throughout his life, Brandon has always had an interest in technology.

After spending 4 years learning programming and networking, he graduated with a degree in PC Support/Networking and worked as an internet service provider technician for two years.

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