About Wayne Stiles

I love connecting the Bible and its lands to life. This is my personal blog where that happens. My goal is to deliver practical content to encourage you in your relationship with God.

I believe that a life lived well needs a growing and intentional connection with God through Jesus Christ.

  • I write on the devotional life, Bible lands, understanding the Bible, and resources I have found helpful on these topics.
  • I post three times a week.
  • I also post notable quotes and occasional book reviews I think you’ll find helpful.

I write this blog for you who want to grow in your relationship with God.

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A Brief Bio

I have served in full-time Christian ministry since 1991. After graduating from the University of North Texas and Dallas Theological Seminary, I served in the pastorate for 14 years at Denton Community Church, a church plant of Denton Bible Church. In 1995, I returned to seminary to complete my Master of Theology and Doctor of Ministry degrees.

During my years in the pastorate I began writing a weekly column for the Denton Record Chronicle, as well as articles for Kindred Spirit magazine and Bible.org.

Since 2005, I have served in leadership at Insight for Living, the Bible-teaching ministry of Chuck Swindoll. My role as an executive vice president allows me to lead and labor alongside a gifted team of writers, editors, and pastors. I’m a member of the Evangelical Theological Society, and I also have served on the Board of Directors for the National Religious Broadcasters.

I have been married to my wife, Cathy, for twenty-six years. We live in north Texas and attend Stonebriar Community Church. We have two daughters. (The nest is empty.)

Cathy and I took our first trip to Israel in 2000, and frankly, I have never recovered.

Writing about Bible lands is almost as exhilarating as traveling to see them with those who have never journeyed to Israel before. In my role at Insight for Living, I have the opportunity of traveling to Israel every other year and serving as a Bible teacher on one of the tour buses. I also try to lead my own tours on occasion. (Come with us!) In my doctoral education, I did extensive study on the benefits of understanding and experiencing the lands of the Bible. My research revealed that a single trip to Israel has a significant impact on a Christian’s spiritual life.

I have written four devotional books (and audiobooks), Waiting on God, Grow Strong, as well as Going Places with God and Walking in the Footsteps of Jesus, which show the practical application of the Bible lands to life. For two years I wrote a weekly column called “Sites and Insights” for the online edition of the Jerusalem Post.

In my free time, I enjoy writing, reading, playing guitar, and woodworking.

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Contact Information

I would love to hear from you. Contact me via email or follow me on Twitter or Facebook or Google+. If you have a question about something in a post, you’re probably not alone. That’s why I prefer to receive your questions on my blog rather than by email. That way, everyone benefits from your question. My comments policy outlines what comments are appropriate.

Blog Technical Information

I use a self-hosted WordPress platform with a customized Get Noticed! Theme. To deliver emails to my subscribers, I use MailChimp—a super service that does a great job.


This is my personal blog. What I write here represents my beliefs, opinions, and mistakes. This blog doesn’t necessarily reflect the beliefs and opinions of my employer, Insight for Living. The goal of this blog is to connect the Bible and its lands to life and to encourage my readers’ spiritual lives. I’m not liable for any errors, omissions, losses or damages that possibly might arise from the content in the blog. However, if you find an error, I would love to know so that I can correct it.

  • Klhp

    I just sent you my first comment hope it arrived. We were members at Stonebriar in the early beginnings but moved to East Tx in 2004. I followed your daily blog on the Israel trip this year and was so blessed each day. We listen to Chuck on our local Tyler station and wanted to say thanks for your inspirational words each time. Karen and Jim Pinkerton.

    • http://www.waynestiles.com/ Wayne Stiles

      Thank you, Karen and Jim. I’m glad you enjoyed the Israel posts earlier this year. We have friends in Tyler and visit there occasionally. It is a beautiful area. I appreciate your note‹and thanks again.

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  • ALvhie Comonal Madelo

    I hope you can visit us here in Philippines.. God bless your ministry and your family.. :)

    • http://www.waynestiles.com/ Wayne Stiles

      Thanks, ALvhie. God willing.

      • ALvhie Comonal Madelo

        Hopefully you can visit here.. We’re praying for you, your family and your ministry. God bless!

  • http://www.jasonbladd.com/ Jason B. Ladd


    I saw Going Places With God on Spirit Filled Kindle. I was wondering if you would be willing to share your results to help authors select the best promotion sites. The idea is to create an author-generated database of actual results from book promotions. I need some early adopters to help begin building the database and give me feedback for the idea. Will you check it out and to help build the database here?



    • http://www.waynestiles.com/ Wayne Stiles

      It’s kind of you to ask, Jason. Actually, my publisher is the one who puts forth this promotion. They alone know the results as well. But thanks for asking.