Take A Closer Look Ministries is a teaching ministry that aims to unite the Jesus of faith with the Jesus of history. We take an objective historical approach to study the historical figure of Jesus of Nazareth and the early Christian movement. We are not scared to let the evidence lead where it may, and in the end, we have found that it all glorifies God in a profound way. We pray you will be equally uplifted and edified through our studies.

Ryan Cataldo

Site Administrator/Co-Founder

Ryan currently lives in Charlotte, NC. He is studying for his MA in Religious Studies at UNCC with goals to pursue a Ph.D. in New Testament/Early Christianity. After coming alive in Christ at age 19, Ryan became extremely interested in studying the Scriptures. He is especially interested in eschatology and apologetics.

Norman Neal


Pastor Norman Neal currently lives in Concord, NC. He has a tremendous zeal to study the Word of God in spirit and in truth. Pastor Norman has been studying the Bible intensely for over a decade and has a deep understanding of the Scriptures, especially in regard to fulfilled covenant eschatology. His love and passion for people and the Kingdom is just as great as his passion for God and His Word.

Adam Maarschalk

Author/Ministry Member

A short bio with personal history, key achievements, Adam currently lives in Charlotte, North Carolina. He married his beautiful wife, Jasmine, in August 2012. From 2001-2007 he lived in Malaysia, where he taught English, learned the Malay language, facilitated village homestay programs, and fell in love with the local people, food, and culture. Adam enjoys writing and blogging about fulfilled eschatology, Christian Zionism, and other topics (www.adammaarschalk.com).