The Bible Doctrine Church of Little Rock is a multi-racial, independent, non-charismatic, non-denominational church located on the corners of Tall Timber Boulevard and Stagecoach Road in Little Rock, Arkansas. It was founded and organized in September 1975 by its only Pastor, the Rev. Dr. James A. Brettell and three other men, all four of whom came from a Southern Baptist background. Dr. Brettell was ordained at First Baptist Church, England, Arkansas, in 1970, and was later ordained by the BDCLR in 1975. The BDCLR met for the first year at the Golden Host Cafeteria and then moved to a small church building on the corner of 18th Street & Wilson Road in Little Rock. This location served the church until 1995 at which time the church moved into its present building on Tall Timber Boulevard. As of February 1996, the BDCLR has 185 members. 100 members come from Little Rock and 85 members come from 22 cities outside of Little Rock. Many of those from outside of Little Rock travel from 40 to 70 miles, one way, each Sunday to worship with the church family. The Holy Spirit has drawn this church family together around the Bible teaching ministry of its Pastor who teaches isagogically, categorically, and exegetically. Dr. Brettell has earned a Bachelor of Science in Education from Akron University, Akron, Ohio. He has also earned a Master of Divinity Degree and Doctor of Ministry Degree from Luther Rice Seminary, Jacksonville, Florida. Under his leadership, God has developed many ministries from this moderately sized church. For information about the church's ministries, you are invited to browse the CHURCH MINISTRY page. For the past three or four years, the church has averaged approximately twenty-five men with communication gifts, either Pastor-Teacher, Evangelist or Teacher. These men are involved in ministry on a weekly basis and have been trained by the Pastor on the local church level.