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Tap was born in Carlisle, PA in 1955 and received the Lord in 1972 at age 17. Denise was born in Kankakee, IL in 1954 and received the Lord when she was 11 years old. 

Tap graduated from Penn State and found work in SC at a Christian children's home where he met Denise Corriveau (BJU grad '72) and we were married in June 1978.

Tap started seminary at Bob Jones University  (1981-87) and then moved with his family to south Texas in 1993 to begin one year of language study in preparation to plant Baptist churches in Sinaloa, Mexico.


Tap founded Iglesia Bautista Betel in Alhuey and was its pastor from 1997 to 2018. We currently live in Navolato, Sinaloa, pastoring Iglesia Bautista Horeb. 

We have been in Mexico for 25 years serving under MGM International​.

We have 3 sons and 11 grandchildren.



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