Gerald Flurry

Gerald Flurry is the pastor general of the Philadelphia Church of God. He has been an ordained minister for over 40 years. Mr. Flurry is the editor in chief of the Philadelphia Trumpet newsmagazine, which has over 1 million readers, and is the presenter of the Key of David television program, which reaches a potential audience of 400 million viewers around the world. He is also chancellor of Herbert W. Armstrong College and chairman of the Armstrong International Cultural Foundation.

Gerald Flurry formerly served under Herbert W. Armstrong as a minister in the Worldwide Church of God, pastoring the Oklahoma City and Enid, Oklahoma, congregations. He was excommunicated from the Worldwide Church of God on December 7, 1989, for resisting sweeping doctrinal changes that moved away from the example set forward by WCG founder Herbert W. Armstrong. Gerald Flurry saw these disturbing and significant changes occurring at a time when those changes were not easily perceptible at first. He wrote Malachi’s Message to alert the WCG ministry, and secondarily the membership, of those changes. When an early draft of the book was presented to WCG leadership, Gerald Flurry and his assistant John Amos were fired. Gerald Flurry immediately founded the Philadelphia Church of God.

Gerald Flurry Delivers a Message

Since then Gerald Flurry has preached the wonderful news that Jesus Christ will intervene to save mankind in this generation, as well as delivering a warning message to God’s Church related to doctrinal changes he resisted.

This is primarily done through his television program The Key of David, which began airing in 1993 and started originally as a radio program called God’s Future World. It first started airing over eight stations, but now airs all over the world on more than 200 stations. Gerald Flurry uses his 30-minute program to explain world events in the light of Bible prophecy. Programs include: “Why Most People Don’t Understand Bible Prophecy,” “Matthew 24 Unlocks the Seven Seals,” “The Ultimate Key to Success” and “Putin Remembers Yugoslavia.”

The Philadelphia Trumpet magazine is the other major outlet for Gerald Flurry’s message. As editor in chief, Gerald Flurry oversees the direction of the magazine and contributes articles to it. Like his television program, his articles cover a wide variety of topics, all analyzed through the lens of Bible prophecy. You can find Gerald Flurry’s broadcasts and articles at theTrumpet.com.

That work has taken Gerald Flurry to over 20 countries, including the United Kingdom, Germany, Israel, South Africa, the Philippines, China, Australia and others. He has also written over 60 books and booklets, all of which are given away for free as an educational service.

Gerald Flurry: Following in the Steps of Herbert W. Armstrong

Central to that educational service are the major works of Herbert W. Armstrong, which Gerald Flurry decided to publish for the public. The WCG, however, used the copyrights to sue the PCG to keep those books out of print and circulation. This led to a six-year court battle with the WCG that ended with a settlement. That settlement gave the PCG copyrights and freedom to reprint Mr. Armstrong’s most important book, Mystery of the Ages, plus 18 other works. At the time, Gerald Flurry called it “the greatest victory we have ever won in the PCG.”

Gerald Flurry has followed the same pattern Herbert W. Armstrong laid down by founding a small liberal arts college in 2001: Herbert W. Armstrong College. Privately supported by the Philadelphia Church of God, it offers courses in theology, liberal arts and applied arts and sciences. The objective of the college is to teach students how to live.

When Herbert Armstrong’s successors in the WCG ended the famed Ambassador International Cultural Foundation, Gerald Flurry decided to start the Armstrong International Cultural Foundation (formally named the Philadelphia Foundation) to pick up the fallen baton. The foundation is the humanitarian arm of the Philadelphia Church of God, centered on Armstrong Auditorium, which brings world-class performing artists through its concert series.

If you would like to learn more about Gerald Flurry and what he teaches, follow his Key of David program here.

Articles about Gerald Flurry

Haggai—Shaking the Nations
God reveals that He will shake the nations at a specific time immediately before the Second Coming of Jesus Christ. Find out when this shaking begins.
Jordan and God’s Church in Prophecy
The Bible prophesies of a battle between a European king of the north and the king of the south, led by radical Islam. But the nation of Jordan will be protected. We need to know why.
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The Elijah Work Continues
Carrying on the work of Herbert W. Armstrong
The Bible and the Constitution
The United States Constitution is under attack. Some Americans want to uphold and apply every word, but others want to radically change and eventually abolish this foundational document. Which side is right? Learn what makes the Constitution different from any other document in history.
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Trumpet Editor in Chief Gerald Flurry Presents Personal Appearance Campaign in Houston
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Pastor General Gerald Flurry Visits Jerusalem
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A Prophecy About God’s Church
The book of Revelation is all about world news! What God gave in the Bible’s most important book of prophecy is a description of world events that carry this world to the time of Jesus Christ’s Second Coming!
Shakespeare and the British Empire
William Shakespeare is universally recognized as the greatest non-Bible writer of all time. Learn why he was so proud of the British Empire—and how God expects all mankind to become empire builders.
Why Habakkuk Had Such Great Faith
In this dangerous age, no character trait is more vital than faith. Learn how a prophet of God who lived thousands of years ago developed deep, life-saving faith.
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Pastor General Delivers Personal Appearance Campaign in Los Angeles
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Pastor General to Present Lectures in California, Texas
Personal Appearance Campaign continues in Los Angeles, Houston metros in January and February.
Iran—King of the Middle East
America has just suffered its greatest defeat in the Middle East, despite pushing the Islamic State out of Iraq. Even as American leaders take a victory lap, a deadly Islamic power is plotting to fill the void in Iraq. Find out which nation will seize power in Iraq and eventually trigger a third world war.
Salvation is Education
What is salvation? Is it a spectacular moment, or is it a life-long process? What are the requirements for obtaining it?
A Powerful Example of Faith
The life and work of Herbert W. Armstrong provide a vivid testament of his deep faith in God.
Answered Prayer
As hurricanes and fires wreck and ravage America, the question must be asked: Is God answering our prayers? Discover the vital key to answered prayer.
Fatal Danger in Not Teaching History
In America and Britain today, history is becoming a forgotten subject. Our leaders display contempt for history and our professors ignore it completely. This is a grave error with devastating consequences.
2 Chronicles 7:14 Misquoted
One of America’s foremost leaders has twice misquoted a vital scripture in recent months. This scripture provides the solution to America’s horrifying problems.
The Little Book (2017)
The book of Revelation discusses a little book with a thunderous message. God revealed the truth about the little book thousands of years ago to the Apostle John. But God also told John not to write it down. Learn why the little book was kept secret until this end time. Prove that the little book shows where God is working today.
Charlottesville Violence – “The Real Danger Is Invisible”
Deadly riots in Charlottesville, Virginia, are proof that America is deeply divided. Learn what America’s greatest president once said about solving the problem of division, and how the nation can apply his wisdom today. See the dark spiritual force behind America’s sudden decline, and understand how God will intervene to save the country from annihilation.
A True Christian Cannot Believe in Evolution
The question of origins is a competition between two fundamental theories: creation and evolution. Which one is correct? Learn about one of Satan’s most deceptive traps—a trap that has ensnared higher education.
Living Hope in Bible Prophecy
This world is dangerous like never before. North Korea and Iran are pursuing the nuclear bomb. Europe is quietly building a dominant superpower. China and Russia pose daily threats to world security. But there is hope. Discover how the pages of your Bible contain the solutions to all of mankind’s problems!
Watch Jerusalem
Jesus Christ wept for Jerusalem when He was on this Earth. Why? Almost nobody understands the reason today. Yet understanding why He wept has never been more vital!
King of the North & WWIII
This world is rapidly moving toward another World War. Did you know the Bible prophesies that there will be a World War III? It will be the last war ever fought on this planet. When it is over, the inhabitants of this Earth will never see another war!
The King of the South
America, Britain and their allies are presently in a war against terrorism. It’s going to be a long, hard war. Can they achieve victory? Or will they be defeated? There are sobering answers to these questions, and they are found in both history and Bible prophecy!
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Pastor General Restarts Personal Appearance Campaigns
Campaign attracts hundreds of Midwestern Philadelphia Trumpet magazine subscribers

Articles by Gerald Flurry

The Lion of the Tribe of Judah
The immense power backing God’s Church is mind-staggering!
Day of the Lord (2013)
The Day of the Lord is one of the most misunderstood prophecies in the Bible. The books of Revelation, Joel and Zephaniah have much to say about this prophecy. What is the Day of the Lord and how will it affect you? For the free literature offered on this program, visit: https://www.thetrumpet.com/library
Fierce King Rising
The book of Daniel prophesies about an end-time ‘king of fierce countenance,’ who will shake the foundations of this world. That king is on the scene now—and we think we may know who he is.
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History of God’s Feast of Tabernacles
The origin of this Feast is far more important than the event itself!
The Ultimate Understanding of History
The most important subject that anyone could ever study is history. Great leaders like Washington, Lincoln and Churchill learned valuable lessons from the past—but even they didn’t possess the ultimate understanding of history. You can learn what this understanding is and how to obtain it.
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The Feast of Trumpets
The Conclusion to the Book of Chronicles
The conclusion of the book of Chronicles reveals the ultimate potential of mankind!
The Prince of the Power of the Air
The recent mass murderer in Washington, D.C., who killed thirteen people including himself, said that he was hearing voices. He also said he was led to do it by radio waves. There is one scripture in the New Testament that really does focus on understanding what the motive was in this mass shooting.
Russia and China in Prophecy
The Bible lays out specific events that will lead directly to the return of Jesus Christ. Once you know the biblical identities of modern nations, current events fit together into prophecy like pieces of a puzzle. Russia and China are two very big pieces of this puzzle.
The Key to Unlocking Revelation
The book of Revelation is horribly misunderstood by most people today, but you can learn the one and only key to unlocking this book.
The Point of No Return
Why is there so much division in our country? Why is our economy failing? Why is the threat of war rampant on this Earth? We are at the point of no return.
Germany and Russia’s Secret War Against America
Germany and Russia are often seen by foreign-policy experts as mortal foes. But theirs is a relationship of convenience: They have a common enemy and a plan to defeat that enemy.
A Secret Whirlwind Destroys Iran
Iran is focused on America and the Jewish nation of Israel, unaware that a rising German-led superpower already has it surrounded.
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How the Key of David Can Keep Us Positive
David’s life unlocks something grand and wonderful! If we understand his life, it unlocks an unparalleled vision!
Mystery of the Holy Roman Empire
Over the last two millennia, a dominant world superpower has repeatedly appeared on the world scene and brought great destruction. After decades of lurking underground, this formidable force will make one final push in our day.
Why Most People Don’t Understand Bible Prophecy
You cannot understand biblical prophecy without the key that unlocks those prophecies. Do you have that all-important key?
The New Throne of David
Jesus Christ will soon return to sit on the throne of the Earth. Where is that throne right now? Its identity has recently changed, and this truth will change the universe.
Haggai—Shaking the Nations
God reveals that He will shake the nations at a specific time immediately before the Second Coming of Jesus Christ. Find out when this shaking begins.
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Loving God and Your Neighbor
God is working so hard to get us to understand FAMILY!
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Where is the God of Judgment
It is only because we are corrected now that God delivers us from the Great Tribulation.
How the Seals of Hezekiah and Isaiah Speak
The Philadelphia Church of God headquarters campus in Edmond, Oklahoma, is currently hosting an archaeological exhibit called ‘Seals of Isaiah and King Hezekiah Discovered.’ These tiny clay seal impressions deliver a powerful message relevant to your life.
The Mystery That Would Be Finished
Biblical prophecy is remarkably specific. Learn how two recent books can change your life—next, on The Key of David, with Gerald Flurry.
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The Matthew 24 Prophecy
Matthew 24 explains the four horsemen of the apocalypse, some of the most terrifying symbols in the Bible. This chapter also foretells the inspiring conclusion to what will be the worst suffering in human history.
Mystery of the Human Mind
The human mind is capable of so much more than the animal brain. Discover the spiritual component that unlocks your incredible potential.