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Gene A. Getz

Gene A. Getz

Dr. Gene Getz is a graduate of Moody Bible Institute, Rocky Mountain College (BA), Wheaton Graduate School (MA), and New York University (PhD). He has served as a professor at Moody Bible Institute and Dallas Theological Seminary.

After 20 years in the academic world, Gene became involved in church planting and, in 1972, launched the Fellowship Bible Church movement. Today, some 30,000 people worship in approximately 12 churches in the Dallas area alone, and hundreds of Fellowship churches throughout the United States trace their roots back to Gene’s church planting efforts.

Gene is also a prolific author. Most of his 60 books have grown out of his experience as a pastor. The Measure of a Man has become a classic and is used around the world for personal and group study. His books The Measure of a Healthy Church and Elders and Leaders: God’s Plan for Leading the Church (both from Moody Publishers) remain breakthrough biblical studies for church leaders.

Gene now serves as president of the Center for Church Renewal and has completed a 7-year Bible project using the Holman Christian Standard Bible. The Life Essentials Study Bible is the first multimedia study Bible and contains 1,500 principles from Genesis to Revelation.

Gene also airs a 2-minute daily feature on numerous radio stations, called A Principle to Live By. It can also be accessed by going to, where you’ll also discover information about Gene’s Life Essentials Study Bible.

Gene A. Getz's Books

  • Elders and Leaders
  • The Measure of a Healthy Church
  • Principios del Liderazgo de la Iglesia