Bible Believers Fellowship, Inc. became a non-profit organization in 1989. In 1990, we were granted tax-exempt status by the IRS as a 501(c)(3) organization.
BBFI is regulated by a five person Board of Directors which meets two to three times per year. The founders and managing officers of Bible Believers Fellowship, Inc. are Eric Kaestner and Anne Kaestner.
Additional information about the founders is as follows -
Eric Kaestner - President and Chief Executive Officer
Along with being President and CEO, Eric also serves as Treasurer.
He also oversees computer operations and has designed some of the programs we use. Furthermore, Eric continually updates and adapts our computer system in order to keep up with our current needs.
In the early days of this ministry, Eric also wrote articles which we have adapted into tracts and ebooks. At times, he has also counseled inmates, personally and through the mail. Aside from this, Eric does the desktop publishing of all of our newsletters, Bible booklets, and tracts along with the job of overseeing the work on our Spanish language translations. Eric orders most of the items needed for the ministry, and he keeps a careful check of our inventory.
For almost two decades, our presence on the World Wide Web has been handled by Eric, and he does all of the website layout and HTML formatting. Our Christian screen savers are also created, promoted, and are marketed by Eric.
Along with all the above mentioned duties, Eric has edited and digitally remastered our audio called "Sin and Redemption" by Anne Kaestner as well as readings from the Holy Bible by Norris Greer, all available at our website.
Finally, Eric is now taking on the additional task of editing and designing our ebooks. While most of the ebooks are written by Anne, he is also writing some of his own. He is doing all covers and chapter designs with the help of ideas from his wife, Anne.
Anne Kaestner - Vice President and Executive Director
Anne also functions as the Secretary of the Corporation, and is involved in all major executive decisions. She attends all Board of Directors meetings, as well as any initial and/or important meetings with any of the professionals hired by the Corporation. The managing of the office and personnel are also her duties.
Anne is in charge of spiritual and doctrinal matters, and most written communication. She does all of the writing of our publica-tion “The Good News Letter” and most our mass produced literature and ebooks.
She is in charge of all counseling, most of which she handles personally. She is also involved in researching information that will assist us with our newsletter articles, ebooks, and similar literature, including our “Answers To Your Questions” series.
Besides this, she personally reads all books and screens all videos that we purchase for distribution. She pioneered our efforts to purchase, at a drastically reduced price, the numerous Christian role model books and videos that we distribute to prisons nationwide free of charge. She arranged for the BBFI imprint in our Samuel Morris role model books and worked to ensure that we receive copyright clearance on all the Christian videos that we distribute to prisons and jails.