Marvin McKenzie

Biography

Pastor Marvin McKenzie was saved at the age of eighteen. He has planted and pastored churches in Washington and Oregon.

Involved in planting 10 churches[1]
Executive Vice President of Pacific Coast Baptist Bible College, San Dimas, CA[2] and then Heartland Baptist Bible College, OKC OK.

Pastor of Bible Baptist Church in Puyallup, WA 19 years (December 1999-present)
Celebrated 35th anniversary of ordination December 29, 2018
Published 65 books relating to Bible Study, Baptist History and Devotionals

Marvin and Anita have two sons; both serve in Baptist churches in Washington State.

[1] I was a founding member of two of them, the co-founder of one, founder of one and sent men out of our church to plant the others.

[2] I negotiated the sale of the PCBBC campus previous to the college’s move to OKC. I served as the first EVP at Heartland.

Books

The Herkimer Affairs
Series: Legends of Liberty. Price: $5.25 USD. Words: 5,860. Language: English. Originally Published: May 29, 2024 by Marvin McKenzie. Categories: Fiction » Historical » General
The Herkimer Affairs is more than just a tale of battles fought and won—it is a story of resilience, community, and faith. It is a testament to the enduring strength of the human spirit and the power of hope in the face of adversity.
The Culper Chronicles
Series: Legends of Liberty. Price: $5.25 USD. Words: 15,510. Language: English. Originally Published: May 29, 2024 by Marvin McKenzie. Categories: Fiction » Historical » General
May this book serve as a beacon of remembrance, guiding future generations to appreciate the profound impact of courage and sacrifice. For in the annals of time, the Culper Spy Ring stands as a testament to the enduring power of individuals to shape the destiny of nations, leaving an indelible mark on the pages of history for all eternity.
Milch Kine Mission
Price: $5.25 USD. Words: 14,580. Language: English. Originally Published: March 28, 2024 by Marvin McKenzie. Categories: Nonfiction » Religion & Spirituality » Christian Ministry / General, Nonfiction » Religion & Spirituality » Christian Ministry / Adult, Nonfiction » Religion & Spirituality » Christian Ministry / Missions
This book encompasses four chapters: The Parting, The Path, The Pleasing, and The Price. Each chapter provides valuable insights and lessons, contributing to a comprehensive understanding of the overarching theme. 1. The Parting This chapter focuses on the concept of parting, highlighting moments of separation or departure. It begins with the imagery of the ark being carried away by the milch...
The True Stories of Benedict Arnold
Price: $5.52 USD. Words: 6,970. Language: English. Originally Published: February 2, 2024 by Marvin McKenzie. Categories: Fiction » Historical » General
This is an intentionally fictional account of the American Revolutionary War traitor, Benedict Arnold. I have taken what I could learn from the historical records and woven a fictional story around those records.
The Black Robed Regiment
Series: Legends of Liberty, Book 3. Price: $3.25 USD. Words: 6,320. Language: English. Originally Published: January 3, 2024 by Marvin McKenzie. Categories: Fiction » Religious, Fiction » Alternative history, Fiction » Historical » General
This is ta fictional series framed around the War for American Independence.
Chaplain of Freedom
Price: $3.25 USD. Words: 4,100. Language: English. Originally Published: December 19, 2023 by Marvin McKenzie. Categories: Fiction » Religious, Fiction » Biographical, Fiction » Alternative history, Fiction » Adventure » War & military adventure
**Chaplain of Freedom: John Gano, Baptist Pastor and American Patriot**Embark on Pastor John Gano's fictional journey, blending faith and friendship amid the Revolutionary War. A tapestry of bravery, lasting bonds, and a legacy that shaped America.
Frontier Echoes: James Wesley Tiwater
Price: $3.25 USD. Words: 5,960. Language: English. Originally Published: November 18, 2023 by Marvin McKenzie. Categories: Fiction » Western, Fiction » Biographical
"Frontier Echoes: James Wesley Tiwater" unravels the mystery of a pastor, storyteller, and wanderer whose life echoes through the vast landscapes of the West. Dive into a tale of resilience, intrigue, and untold stories, where reality and myth intertwine in the captivating spirit of the frontier.
The Shadows of Liberty
Price: $3.25 USD. Words: 4,760. Language: English. Originally Published: November 17, 2023 by Marvin McKenzie. Categories: Fiction » Alternative history, Fiction » African American fiction » Historical
"Explore the heart of America's birth in 'Shadows of Liberty.' This riveting book unveils untold stories from the Revolution—Samuel Turner's defiance, espionage exploits, and pivotal roles in iconic events. An immersive journey through sacrifice, resilience, and the indomitable spirit of our founding era."
The Pornography Problem: God, Marriage, and Spiritual Discipline
Price: $3.25 USD. Words: 5,710. Language: English. Originally Published: November 3, 2023 by Marvin McKenzie. Categories: Nonfiction » Relationships & Family » Marriage, Nonfiction » Religion & Spirituality » Christian Life / Social Issues, Nonfiction » Religion & Spirituality » Christian Life / Spiritual Warfare, Nonfiction » Religion & Spirituality » Counseling
"Discover "The Pornography Problem: God, Marriage, and Spiritual Discipline," a compassionate guide from a Baptist perspective. Explore purity, marriage, and spiritual healing in the face of this modern challenge."
What About Repentance
Price: $5.25 USD. Words: 74,070. Language: English. Originally Published: December 13, 2022 by Marvin McKenzie. Categories: Nonfiction » Religion & Spirituality » Theology, Nonfiction » Religion & Spirituality » Biblical Studies / Bible Study Guides
The word repentance, in one form or the other, is found one hundred twelve times in the Bible. That's plenty of material to discover what God has to say on the subject. This book is an attempt to do just that.
Hidden In My Heart
Price: $5.25 USD. Words: 27,980. Language: English. Originally Published: December 13, 2022 by Marvin McKenzie. Categories: Nonfiction » Religion & Spirituality, Nonfiction » Religion & Spirituality » Biblical Studies / Wisdom Literature
I just want to tell you that there may not be any more important portion of the Bible than Psalms 119. It sits right in the center of your Bible. It's the largest chapter in the Bible by far. Almost twice as long as the next longest.
Building Up Yourselves
Spiritual growth! It is at once the most valued of the Christian ideals but the most difficult of Christian disciplines to attain to. We want to grow. We want to grow spiritually. But so much of the time we settle for the Christian "to do" list. This book seeks to provide direction and tools necessary for sustained spiritual growth.
Especially the Parchments
One chapter for each book of the Bible. This is intended to provide a brief summary of each of the sixty-six books with a devotional message for each. Because these were originally a series of messages I delivered to the congregation I am blessed to pastor, you will find them to be more devotional and "preachy" than academic. I have attempted in most cases to give the general background...
Baptist Church History
Baptist Church History A simple survey for anyone to understand Learn: The early history of Christian churches Trace that history from the first century truth to early heresies The rise of universal church theology See the destruction to Christian faith caused by the marriage of government and the church. The brave stand of faithful believers Montanist, Donatists, Paulicians and others stood...
The Bible in a Book
The book of Isaiah is considered by the Jews to be the most important of all the prophecies, not only for its volume but also for the content found within it.[1] It was separated from the rest of the prophetical books into its own scroll. Apparently, the Lord feels like it is very important too because it is quoted directly at least sixty-six...
A Parent's Faith
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 1,720. Language: English. Originally Published: December 2, 2014 by Marvin McKenzie. Categories: Nonfiction » Religion & Spirituality » Christian Life / Family, Nonfiction » Religion & Spirituality » Christianity / Baptist, Nonfiction » Religion & Spirituality » Christian Education / Adult
Perhaps no one thing requires more faith than does parenting. Certainly this is true if we hope to parent in obedience to the Word of God. There are enemies to Christian parenting. The prevailing sentiment see the Word of God as an antiquated and even errant book. They would just as soon we stopped referring to the Bible, especially when it comes to children. Moses parents found themselves in...
The Hebrews Hall of Faith
I remember when I first began to live for the Lord, Mike Riggs and I were doing a Bible study at noon on the job site, and Mike told me that I should underline the word faith each time it is used in this chapter. It is one of the most impressive chapters of all the Bible.a You will notice with me that the chapter begins with the definition of faith. This is traditional Jewish literature in that...
Roots Matter
Roots Matter A Baptist's Interpretation of Church history Learn: The consequences of right and wrong thinking concerning church history What we believe about the beginning and development of church history dramatically influences how we behave as Christians. It also impacts the testimony we have to the world around us. The worldwide influence of the Apostles With the supernatural enabling of...
Five Ways to Improve Your Marriage
Improve your marriage Simple Ideas to keep your marriage on track Learn: Ideas for the husband to make his wife feel precious Easy to read and do. Find within these pages simple ideas any husband can do to improve his relationship with his wife. Ideas for the wife to be a true helpmeet Men need their wives. Find here ideas the wife may use to strengthen and build up her husband. Ideas for the...
Baptist Church Planting
This book is designed to introduce basic Baptist principles involved in church planting. The authority for church planting is the local church. We do not presume that our ideas are infallible or unchangeable. We offer this to help and give them insight should the Lord lead the reader into that work through their local church. Within these few pages, the young preacher will also find bits of...
Daniel, Foundation for the Future
The Foundation for the Future The book of Daniel sets the context for all prophetic understanding. When we understand the prophesies of Daniel we will be better able to understand each of the Old Testament prophets and the Book of the Revelation. Grow in Personal Character Daniel and his Hebrew friends give powerful testimony of the benefits of a life fully surrendered to God. Learn to stand...
How To Help Your Marriage
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 3,180. Language: English. Originally Published: November 25, 2014 by Marvin McKenzie. Categories: Nonfiction » Religion & Spirituality » Christian Life / Family, Nonfiction » Religion & Spirituality » Christian Life / Love & Marriage
How To Help Your Marriage The Wisdom of the Song of Solomon for Couples Who Want the Best in Their Relationship Someone once said that marriage can either be the closet thing to heaven on this earth; or the closet thing to hell. Marriage is wonderful, magical and marvelous. But marriages must be worked at. They must be nurtured and grown in order for them to flourish for a lifetime. This book...
Think on These Things
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 13,350. Language: English. Originally Published: November 21, 2014 by Marvin McKenzie. Categories: Nonfiction » Religion & Spirituality » Biblical Commentary / New Testament, Nonfiction » Religion & Spirituality » Biblical Studies / Paul’s Letters, Nonfiction » Religion & Spirituality » Fundamentalism
The book of Philippians is one of the most positive works of the Apostle Paul. He loved this church and his epistle to them bears that out. Within these pages we will learn: of answers to prayer, of focus upon the Lord, of the deity of Christ and of faith promise giving. We will learn of promises for God's care and supply and of the character of...
Christian Ethics
Price: $6.24 USD. Words: 28,380. Language: English. Originally Published: October 13, 2021 by Marvin McKenzie. Categories: Nonfiction » Religion & Spirituality » Christian Church / Administration, Nonfiction » Religion & Spirituality » Christianity / Baptist
Philemon is one of the shortest books of the New Testament. This small letter is one of the Prison Epistles, written by the Apostle Paul at about the same time as Ephesians and Colossians and may have been carried back to Philemon by the same person and at the same time as Colossians and Ephesians. It is also considered to be one of the purest. This study will take us through the Book of...
Spiritual Warfare
Price: $6.24 USD. Words: 81,220. Language: English. Originally Published: October 13, 2021 by Marvin McKenzie. Categories: Nonfiction » Religion & Spirituality » Christian Life / Personal Growth, Nonfiction » Religion & Spirituality » Christianity / Baptist
Spiritual Warfare The Battle for your Home Satan wants to destroy your family. Learn how to stand against the world, the flesh and the devil for your home. The Battle for your Person Satan wants to keep you discouraged, distracted and defeated. Learn how to keep on the topside of your spiritual walk. The Battle for the Church Satan wants to kill the local church. Learn why the church is so...
Prophets in Perspective
Price: $6.20 USD. Words: 62,970. Language: English. Originally Published: October 18, 2021 by Marvin McKenzie. Categories: Nonfiction » Religion & Spirituality, Nonfiction » Religion & Spirituality » Christian Education / General, Nonfiction » Religion & Spirituality » Christian Theology / Eschatology
This book is an attempt to reconcile each of the prophets with the time in which they lived, the kings who were on the throne, and their contemporaries in the ministry. The book concludes with a more extensive look at the final three prophets and their relationship to the doctrine of the coming Messiah. All Scripture is from the King James Version of the Bible.
Upon This Rock
Price: $6.24 USD. Words: 31,460. Language: English. Originally Published: October 21, 2021 by Marvin McKenzie. Categories: Nonfiction » Religion & Spirituality » Christian Education / General, Nonfiction » Religion & Spirituality » Christian Theology / Systematic, Nonfiction » Religion & Spirituality » Christianity / Baptist
A study in Baptist doctrine covering fundamental Bible doctrines, Baptist distinctives and touching on some of the more difficult doctrines of the Bible. Topics included in Upon This Rock are: Basic Bible Doctrine The Bible The One True God Emmanuel, God With Us The Doctrine of the Holy Ghost Anthropology Soteriology Return of Christ Baptist Distinctives Biblical Authority Autonomy of the Local...
New Testament Survey
Understanding the Bible begins with understanding the persons, places and circumstances of both the writer and original audience of each of the books of the Bible. This survey of the New Testament is meant to give, in the simplest terms, a general understanding of these and other basic points to make the study of the New Testament have more depth and clarity of the student of God's Word. Learn...