What Does the Word Say? is produced by Grace and Glory Media, an outreach of Grace Valley Christian Center under the leadership of founder and Senior Pastor, Rev. P. G. Mathew. We believe that the Bible is the infallible Word of God and is the only rule for faith and conduct. Therefore, the purpose of this podcast is to explore biblical theology with a practical emphasis, always keeping in mind that what the Word says we must believe and obey. Our goal is to help build God’s church by edifying Christians and challenging unbelievers with the gospel, which alone is the power of God unto salvation.
Dr. Richard Spencer serves as an elder and minister at Grace Valley Christian Center, where he teaches systematic theology, and has led GVCC’s Faith and Reason Series. He is Professor Emeritus of the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering (ECE) at UC Davis, and a Fellow of the Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers (IEEE). He received his B.S.E.E. from San Jose State University and his M.S. and Ph.D. from Stanford University. He has been married to his wife, Patti, since 1979 and has three children and five grandchildren. He has been a member of GVCC since giving his life to Christ in 1992. Click to listen to Dr. Spencer’s personal testimony and biography.
Mr. Marc Roby is a teacher of systematic theology, church history, and New Testament Greek at Grace Valley Christian Center and has been a member of the church since 1975. He also works as an editor for Grace and Glory Ministries, which publishes the works of Rev. P. G. Mathew. Marc has been married to his wife, Joan, since 1978 and has three children and three grandchildren.
The background music at the beginning and end of each podcast is the hymn How Firm a Foundation. It is arranged and played by Mr. David Benning. This hymn was chosen because of the first line, which reads “How firm a foundation, you saints of the Lord, is laid for your faith in his excellent Word! What more can he say than to you he has said, to you who for refuge to Jesus have fled?” Truly, the Word of God forms the only sure foundation for any Christian, and it is the purpose of these podcasts to explore what the Word of God teaches us about what we should believe and how we should conduct our lives.