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

Bill Zechmann


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 God’s 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 Christian doctrines 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 were molded through many of the experiences he had throughout his own life. Bill and his late wife Jane were foster parents of thirteen children. They tried for many years to have 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 biological children, they adopted a sibling family of three from the Nebraska Children’s Home. Regardless of the hardships they faced, Bill and Jane maintained that their lives were strengthened by Christ’s love. Jane now worships before her Savior, fully healed. And Bill greatly enjoys their five grandchildren.

Principles for Living was founded by Bill in 2010. While serving as a missionary in the Philippines, Kenya, and Liberia, Bill 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 grow in their faith.

Bill has published two books; Swimming Upstream and Defining Your Character. Bill 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 ravages 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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