Home School Digest Authors



Skeet Savage ~ Editor of Home School Digest


Skeet Savage is a veteran homeschooling mother of six children (now all Homeschool Graduates), a grandmother, the Founder of Wisdom's Gate Publishing Company and the Senior Editor of Home School Digest, An Encouraging Word, and Brush Arbor Quarterly. She is a featured speaker at the Wisdom's Gate Homeschooling Seminars, & author of the book, Homeschooling For Eternity.



Israel Wayne


Israel is the marketing director for Home School Digest. He is the author of Homeschooling from a Biblical Worldview , an excellent overview of Christian homeschooling which is available from Wisdom's Gate. 





Brook Wayne


Brook is the wife of Israel Wayne. Brook delights in her calling as a wife and mother and enjoys keeping a home for her family. 









Reimar Schultze 


Reimar Schultze is a senior pastor in Kokomo, Indiana. Pastor Schultze is not only the author of the Call To Obedience articles, but he has recently published a devotional book, Abiding In Christ, The Essence Of Christianity. 







John Notgrass 


John Notgrass lives with his parents, four sisters, brother, and grandfather, in Middle Tennessee. He is a partner with his parents in the Notgrass Company, a homeschool publishing business. John is the author of the book Make It Your Ambition, which encourages young people to appreciate the blessings of home, to dream big dreams, and to pursue a life of holiness in God's service. www.notgrass.com 





David Barrett


David L. Barrett has a B.A. degree in mathematics and an M.A. degree in family studies. David and his daughter Elysse, are the authors of the book; Fathers and Daughters: Raising Polished Cornerstones. He has worked in the field of Christian education since 1985 as a homeschool father, the leader of a homeschool organization, and since 1993, administrator and high school instructor at Covenant Academy, a private, Christian School. David's most recent endeavor, the Biblical Worldview Learning Center, has been established to train believers in Biblical Worldview Thinking and Christian Apologetics. His passion is working with families and assisting them in fulfilling God's calling. He resides in Boise, Idaho, with his wife, Jannyce, and their seven children.


Elysse Barrett


Elysse Barrett, age twenty-one, is president of America's Renewal. She is also on staff with the Biblical Worldview Learning Center, GenerationLife and Keep The Commandments Coalition. Elysse is co-author of the books Don't Miss Your Boat: Living Your Life With Purpose In The Real World, Your Exceptional Life Begins Now, and Fathers and Daughters: Raising Polished Cornerstones. An accomplished speaker and orator, Elysse is available for speaking engagements. She is the eldest daughter of David and Jannyce Barrett, longtime leaders in the Christian and Homeschool education movement. As the oldest of 7 children, Elysse's greatest joy is her family, and her fondest dream is to fulfill her calling as a Godly wife and mother.



Kenneth Pierpont


Ken Pierpont has been married to Lois, his college sweetheart, since 1979. They have eight children, four sons and four daughters. They live in the Riverfront Character Inn and International Convention Center in Flint, Michigan, where Ken serves as the Director. On the weekends they minister in churches within driving distance. Ken's goal in life is to communicate truth about Jesus Christ and demonstrate that truth in his own life and family every day. It is their family's desire to help people build strong and healthy families. For that reason they are available to speak and sing at churches, retreats, conferences, banquets, camps, homeschool groups, or other events on the subject of family, parenting, homeschooling, courtship, and more. 



Matthew & Maranatha Chapman 

Matthew has been preaching and writing for over 20 years. The Chapmans live in central Texas with their 6 children.





Rick Joyner


Rick Joyner is the founder, executive director, and senior pastor of MorningStar Fellowship Church. Rick is a well-known author and travels extensively throughout the U.S. and abroad as a conference speaker. He also oversees MorningStar's School of Ministry, Fellowship of Ministries, and Fellowship of Churches. Rick and his wife, Julie, live in North Carolina with their five children.





Alan & Dina Martin

Alan & Dina Martin live in Southeast Missouri. Their six children were all born at home and schooled at home. Their goal as a family is to encourage other believers in the faith, and further the kingdom of God in the earth.




Steve & Carol Ryerson


Steve and Carol Ryerson live in Kentucky where he is part of the leadership team of a family-oriented church. They home-educated their two sons, now adults, from the earliest years through high school. They also have one grandson. Steve and Carol continue to actively work with home educators and speak at conferences.





Robert Surgenor


Detective Robert Surgenor is in charge of the juvenile crime unit of an Ohio police department and has studied juvenile crime extensively, attending and conducting schools and seminars on juvenile crime, gangs, parental authority, and discipline. He has appeared on many nationally televised programs and is recognized as an authority on juvenile offenders and corporal punishment. He is the author of No Fear: A Police Officer's Perspective. 



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