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About Samuel C. Gipp and A Friend to Churches Ministries

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."



March, 2016

Dear Friends,

Meetings

In 2015 I preached 280 times in 49 churches. I preached in Michigan, Ohio, Alabama, Florida, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee, Illinois, New York, Connecticut, Minnesota, Wisconsin, Idaho, Maine, Pennsylvania and Washington DC. In Canada I preached in Portage-la- Prairie, Quebec and Montreal.

The meetings were well attended and we saw both lost folks trust Christ as Saviour as well as many Christians get things straightened out between them and God. We have had folks visit churches and end up joining as well. Sure, that's good for the church, but it's even better for the Christian who joins because they will get good spiritual input from the pulpit.

Adding to the Ministry

It is my goal to do as much as I possibly can to be, in some small way, productive for the Lord. I am always seeking some new way to serve Him. Therefore we have two new irons in the fire that we will be initiating this year. One will require a major change in how we do things.

Iron #1 - Starting this September I will begin teaching at Treasure Valley Baptist Bible Institute in Meridian, Idaho. The school is a ministry of Treasure Valley Baptist Church, pastor Rick DeMichele. I will be Dean of Students as well as teaching on Thursday evenings. The trick is going to be how to teach in Idaho every Thursday night and maintain the preaching schedule I have. We considered coming off the road but don't believe at all that that is what the Lord wants right now. But maintaining the four-year national circuit will indeed be impossible. What I've come up with so far is this: We will be renting a house in Meridian and flying to meetings every Saturday and flying back every Thursday for teaching. Then, during the summer Kathy & I will travel for all three months as we do now.

I am not going on the paid staff of Treasure Valley Baptist Church although I will gladly help out with any duties I can while in Meridian. I must confess I love teaching and look forward to again teaching on a college level. I have always had a great burden for young men training for the ministry and look forward to being allowed to contribute to their training in some small way. The traveling schedule is going to be a little tougher on me since it's going to entail much more flying time and both flying & teaching on Thursday nights. But this is what we intend to do as long as we possibly can. You may think you have some better idea of how to do this but, I actually have spoken to the Lord about this extensively and this is the best plan I see.

Iron #2 - Over the years I have had many requests about doing a radio broadcast. In fact, about 15 years ago I briefly did a 15 minute broadcast but traveling every week and trying find a suitable place to broadcast from every week was not practical so I discontinued it. Now, Brother Jeremy Wilson, pastor of Heritage BC, Picayune, MS, has editted 52 half-hour radio programs of both my teaching on the KJB and preaching. If you are interested in sponsoring from 1 to 52 programs you can call him at: 601-569-9109.

Great Progress Made!

I mentioned in an earlier letter the erroneous teachings of the 12 year-old "Bible scholar," Steven Anderson. He has been sending DVDs to churches and other pastors' church members all over the country trying to enlist followers. I am blessed to know that my efforts have been devastating to his false teachings. So damaging has the truth been that, on 11-25-14 he revoked my salvation! Yep. Search You Tube for "Steven Anderson 11-25-14" and you'll find a Q&A session he did. Go to minutes 45-47 and you'll hear him say that I am not saved. Apparently, he broke into Heaven, overpowered God and plucked my soul from His hand! (John 10:28, 29) Am I bothered by this? Absolutely not! This is what I call the "Nuclear Option." What worse thing can you say about someone than to consign them to Hell? That Anderson has had to play this card so fast means he cannot refute the truth I am putting out and decided to "unsave" me in hopes his groupies won't read my stuff.

Do I think he's saved? I have no reason to doubt his salvation. In fact, most baby Christians are quick to declare anyone who disagrees with them "lost" so he, at least, exhibits that "fruit" of salvation. (Even now he's scanning this letter for evil "typos" because he knows he can't refute the clear Bible teaching of his erroneous view of Israel.) He is sending a DVD all over the country free ("cause he knows no one would pay to get them) called "Marching to Zion" hoping to entangle weak Christians in his web of deceit, just like Jehovah's Witnesses do. Personally I never listen to him but that he doesn't have me laughing at some new stupid thing he says.

Am I telling you not to read or watch his stuff? Nope. You're free to do as you wish. But if you're going to let him turn you against God's chosen people, Israel, you will answer for it later. You can think you're going through the Tribulation if you want. You can believe his false charge that I don't believe Jesus Christ is the Messiah if you want. You can think I'm lost if you want. But you don't want to forsake Israel! Especially based on the rabid rantings of a childish Bible-rejecter. It's your choice. (Watch for more expose`s on our You Tube channel.) Please continue to pray for Kathy & I. This life exacts a cost, add to that some health issues and the toll of age and we push pretty hard to stay in the saddle. But we intend on doing just that until God calls us home or redirects our path. God bless you as you serve Him.

In Christ's Service,
Samuel C. Gipp







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