About Story Seminary

Story Seminary was created to support the research and practice of biblical storytelling as a tool to reach the world’s oral learners with the gospel of Jesus. 



Our goal is to compile a collection, a directory of organizations, institutions and individuals involved in missional ORALITY.

We hope this resource will assist both the novice, the experienced practitioner, and the dedicated researcher, to access the work of the community of biblical storytellers.


Our aim is to assist individuals engaged in missional orality by fostering communities that share best practices in biblical storytelling. We believe that storytelling is a powerful means to spread the gospel of Jesus worldwide.

Statement of Faith *


The Holy Scriptures as originally given by God are divinely inspired, infallible, entirely trustworthy, and constitute the only supreme authority in all matters of faith and conduct.


There is one God, eternally existent in three persons:  Father, Son and Holy Spirit.


Our Lord Jesus Christ is God manifest in the flesh.  We affirm His virgin birth, sinless humanity, divine miracles, substitutionary death, bodily resurrection, ascension, ongoing mediatorial work, and personal return in power and glory.


The salvation of lost and sinful humanity is possible only through the merits of the shed blood of the Lord Jesus Christ, received by faith apart from works and is characterized by regeneration by the Holy Spirit.

Holy Spirit

The Holy Spirit enables believers to live a holy life, to witness and work for the Lord Jesus Christ.

The Church

The church, the body of Christ, consists of all true believers.


Ultimately God will judge the living and the dead, those who are saved unto the resurrection of life and those who are lost unto the resurrection of damnation.

* Statement of Faith of the Evangelical Fellowship of Canada

Story Seminary Team

Tom Castor

Founding Partner

Krista Heide

Orality Directory Project Manager

Billy Levengood

Technical Manager

Story Seminary is a Project of Clear & Simple Media.