Dr. Wespetal’s wife, Nancy, is a Family Practice physician, who since 2003 has served as founder and director of Hope-
Bio and Education
Dr. Thomas Wespetal was born in Racine, Wisconsin, USA, in 1957. He graduated in 1983 from medical school and practiced medicine for several years before engaging in full time ministry. He eventually completed a Ph.D. program in theology from Trinity Evangelical Divinity School, where he defended his dissertation on the topic of the meaning of martyrdom. In 2008, in connection with his dissertation work, he appeared as an expert participant in a compendium on the suffering Church for the World Evangelical Association, which subsequently published a summary of his dissertation work on martyrdom.
Dr. Wespetal is an ordained minister with the Assemblies of God, USA, and served 4 years in pastoral ministry before beginning his teaching ministry. He served as a professor of theology and biblical exegesis for almost 30 years in the countries of the former Soviet Union, conducting his ministry in the Russian language.