Hi, I’m Dr. John Rataczak

I was was born in Columbia, Missouri and raised in the St. Louis area.  I was saved at an early age through the ministry of the Chatham Bible Church of Wellston, Missouri (now located in Hazelwood, Missouri).

My father was a chemical engineer and my mother was a housewife.  Both were saved during  my early childhood years.  Certainly the truth of Acts 16:31 applies in this case: in a short time all the members of the family received Christ as Savior!  Both Ed and Mary (my parents) are now with the Lord.

God led me to become involved in full time Christian work during my freshman year at Bob Jones University.  Since that calling, I earned a B.A. in Bible, an M.A. in Pastoral Studies, and a Ph.D. in New Testament Text (Greek).

My teaching experience includes teaching Greek, Hebrew, Theology, Apologetics, Church History, English Bible, and various Biblical Backgrounds courses in three Christian colleges and two graduate schools.  In addition, I served as a soccer coach in two ministries.

My pastoral experience includes ministries in Pennsylvania and Ohio.  I filled the pulpit of many Bible-believing churches in a number of states as well and plans to initiate a Bible Conference ministry as God supplies the opportunity.

Presently I am the founder and sole proprietor of Eleutheros Books.

I have two sons and resides in Ohio.

Of course my main interest is to study the Word and win the lost to Christ, but I also have interests in sports and current events.

To hear a bit of John’s past ministry, click on the links below.


“If the Son therefore shall make you free, ye shall be free indeed” (John 8:36)

Early on

I am so fascinated by photography and it’s capability to bring your imagination to amazing places. Early on, I fell in love with the idea of filming my own productions, so I set out to learn everything I could.


I have been teaching myself filmmaking for the past four and a half years and I’m still learning every day. I am building my business as a freelance filmmaker, as well as working on my own photo shoots.