This website is a repository and distribution point for the teachings of Russell Kelfer, a humble servant of God, who by God's grace and power alone, used Russell as a vessel through which scriptural understanding flowed into the consciousness of untold numbers of people worldwide by way of his weekly Bible studies. Spanning more than 40 years, the lessons and materials presented herein cover a wide range of Biblical topics designed to bring about spiritual growth to all those that hunger for it.
Discipleship Tape Ministries and Into His Likeness radio came about organically as a result of individuals who taped Russell's weekly lessons (in the beginning often on their own handheld cassette recorders) and then shared them with others. Russell, himself, never endeavored to pastor a church or elevate himself to a pulpit. Rather he humbly shared his thoughts on the Scriptures letting God's wisdom flow through him without ego or self promotion.
Over the course of his adult life the ministry grew to global proportions, spread to the four corners of the earth through radio, cassette tape, CDs and printed materials, all of which were distributed free of charge to anyone that asked.
The ministry's purpose is to distribute materials on practical spiritual growth, especially to people in the world who may lack the accessibility or resources to obtain these materials. Russell always thought it imperative that these materials be distributed without charge, that the ministry remain debt-free, and that at no time would there be active solicitation for funds. Rather Mr. Kelfer always relied upon God to move people in various ways to provide for the monetary needs required by the ministry to meet these goals.
Contained within the pages of this website you will find more than 780 lessons written and spoken by Russell to small Bible study groups in his home over the course of several decades. In addition to audio and printed materials/transcripts for these lessons, you will also find a collection of books and poems authored by Russell Kelfer.
We do not charge for access to any of these materials and will provide you with both printed and physical copies of these materials upon request to the extent that such delivery is made possible by the generous contributions of those who choose to support the ministry of their own volition without solicitation.
We encourage you to explore the library contained herein and utilize these resources to gain understanding on practical spiritual growth as it applies to the Christian faith as each of us finds our path to spiritual maturity becoming Into His Likeness.