Dr. Gipp is a former pastor, an evangelist, teacher, author and Bible conference speaker. He has the unique ability to digest large amounts of information and then present it in an analytical, understandable, format. His humerous, informative and forceful preaching style make him popular with all ages and keeps him in demand as a Revivalist and Bible conference speaker.
Brother Gipp was apart of a panel of defenders of the King James Bible on the "John Ankerberg Show." Also, his life's story was featured on the national radio program, "Unshackled."
New Permanent Address
Ron & Nancy Stuchul have purchased a house and now have a permanent address. Below is our new permanent address.
Sam & Kathy Gipp
905 Woodlawn Ave. NW
Canton, OH 44708
Please delete any other address you have for us, "Wildwood Circle" or "PO Box 1176" and replace it with the one above.
MeetingsThe meetings have been going exceptionally well. We've had very good results and even an increase in folks saved. Since our last letter we been mostly in California with trips to Illinois and Nevada.
"Incoming!"We are definitely in a war and if you're doing your job you'll be catching a few "incoming rounds." We are and we have.
Kathy - Kathy's eye has not gotten better. A doctor in New Zealand told her the virus is now inside her eyeball which probably means she will never be having a cornea transplant. It causes her a throbbing pain which she describes is like a toothache in her eye. She has several medications she uses throughout the day and will continue the rest of her life.
Sam - I had an MRI done in May which hasn't really been the source of good news. I have bone spurs up around C1 & C2, five bulging discs between C1-C7 and an abnormal growth of cells at C6 which are growing around the nerves to my right arm. Doctors don't think it's cancer but do say someday it will strangle those nerves. No one has said anything about being able to fix it.
The RV - The past few months it seems the RV has taken a great number of hits. In March the rooftop front air conditioner went out and we had it replaced. Then, while in Las Vegas the new one went out while it was 108 degrees. It got up to 95 inside the RV. In one of the most gracious acts Pastor Pete McKenzie bought a free-standing unit and rescued us. We've since had our "new" A/C replaced.
We have had four separate problems with the refrigerator which required it be worked on in four different locations. I think those are behind us now.
We've taken two rock hits to the windshield which we will try to fix without having to replace the whole thing. It's one piece and hugely expensive.
Also, we have had no marker lights or taillights for three months. That means no night or rain driving. We've had everything checked by five different guys without finding the problem. I am presently trying to get it into another RV repair place to try to fix it.
I said we were in a war so we get to "shoot" as well as get shot at. Here are the new rounds we are sending the devil's way:
- I am working on the material for the next "24 Hour King James Seminar" in Toledo next January. You can register at samgipp.com
- We are working at getting the fifth "Big Deal KJV" video online soon.
- The Understandable History of the Bible is just about out of print so I am working on a 4th Edition. It will add at least one chapter and new material to existing chapters.
- We are soon to launch audio books. Looks like Understandable History of the Bible will be the first one done. I'll keep you updated on progress.
- There is now a Sam Gipp blog. I think it's samgipp.blogspot.com
- And yes, I twitter. That's twitter.com/samgipp
- We have gone from needing $24,000 for the next Video Tract to $11,500! If anyone would like to help with this project go to www.bvptracts.com or send your offering to Biblical Video Publications, 1701 Rand Morgan Road, Corpus Christi, TX, 78410.
I have been truly enjoying the research work for the 24 hour seminars & the new UH chapter. It's just that there seem to be fewer days that are productive and the effort to achieve anything seems to be out of proportion with the result. But, it is important to get the work done.
Almost four months ago now Ron Sykes, missionary to South Africa, was involved in a bicycle accident that has left him totally paralyzed. He cannot move, speak or even breath on his own. He struggles with a lung infection. It has been devastating to his family and church but they are all being brave and soldiering on. Please pray for Bro. Sykes as his life has changed permanently. Pray for guidance in what the church should do as well.
From time to time we have asked you to pray for our nephew Christopher Vaughan. Christopher was born with no wall between the two upper chambers of his heart. To say life has been a struggle for him would be a gross understatement. On August 2 Christopher will be married. God has given him a darling wife and the two of them look forward to serving the Lord with their now united life. I am sure you realize they still need your prayers.
Thank you for your prayers for us.
In Christ's Service,
Samuel C. Gipp