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

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

Who Is The Modern-Day Jeroboam?
King Jeroboam led ancient Israel into idolatry and godlessness. Your Bible forecasts that a modern-day Jeroboam would exist in a nation that descended from Israel.
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Who Is Gerald Flurry?
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Pastor General Gerald Flurry Meets Azerbaijani Ambassador
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Famed Sculpture to Adorn Campus
Pastor General Gerald Flurry visits Big Sandy, acquires Swans in Flight
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Pastor General Gerald Flurry Views Sculpture Installation
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Gerald Flurry—Chancellor of Herbert W. Armstrong College
We strive to give our students an education that transcends America, history and time itself.
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Gerald Flurry on Armstrong College
Students at Herbert W. Armstrong College prove for themselves that the Bible is the infallible authority of God Himself.
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America Under Attack Attracts Attention
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The Elijah Work Continues
Carrying on the work of Herbert W. Armstrong
The Key of David with Gerald Flurry
Update: The Key of David and the Summer Months
EDMOND—Only twice in the past eight years has Pastor General Gerald Flurry taped more …
The 2014 Herbert W. Armstrong College senior class. (Photo: Aubrey Mercado)
Chancellor Gerald Flurry Expounds on Transcendent Education at Herbert W. Armstrong College Commencement

Articles by Gerald Flurry

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The Love of God
God is love—that is the deepest subject in the Bible.
Previously unseen details of a mysterious, complex structure within the Carina Nebula (NGC 3372) are revealed by this image of the "Keyhole Nebula," obtained with NASA's Hubble Space Telescope. The picture is a montage assembled from four different April 1999 telescope pointings with Hubble's Wide Field Planetary Camera 2, which used six different color filters. The picture is dominated by a large, approximately circular feature, which is part of the Keyhole Nebula, named in the 19th century by Sir John Herschel. This region, about 8000 light-years from Earth, is located adjacent to the famous explosive variable star Eta Carinae, which lies just outside the field of view toward the upper right. The high resolution of the Hubble images reveals the relative three- dimensional locations of many of these features, as well as showing numerous small dark globules that may be in the process of collapsing to form new stars. Two striking large, sharp-edged dust clouds are located near the bottom center and upper left edges of the image. The former is immersed within the ring and the latter is just outside the ring. The pronounced pillars and knobs of the upper left cloud appear to point toward a luminous, massive star located just outside the field further toward the upper left, which may be responsible for illuminating and sculpting them by means of its high-energy radiation and stellar wind of high-velocity ejected material. These large dark clouds may eventually evaporate, or if there are sufficiently dense condensations within them, give birth to small star clusters. The Carina Nebula, with an overall diameter of more than 200 light- years, is one of the outstanding features of the Southern Hemisphere portion of the Milky Way. The diameter of the Keyhole ring structure shown here is about 7 light-years. These data were collected by the Hubble Heritage Team and Nolan R. Walborn (STScI), Rodolfo H. Barba' (La Plata Observatory, Argentina), and Adeline Caulet (France
The 1 John 1:1 Beginning
Meditate on the history of God before creation.
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How God Teaches Us Today
Most people are confused about how God speaks to us today. This means that most people are not listening to God in these latter days.
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The Origin of Samuel’s College
The God-inspired educational system we are part of today had an extraordinary beginning. That beginning holds the key to true education.
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What Is Your Child’s Attitude Really Like?
We must shape the human spirit in our children so God can work with them as adults.
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On Pentecost: Remember the Marriage Covenant
The firstfruits today must be preparing to be Christ’s wife.
Psalm 37:4—All the Desires of Your Heart
God promises to give us all the desires of our heart. But He will only bestow this marvelous blessing on one condition. Learn what it takes to receive the greatest reward in the universe.
Guardian Angel
The idea of traditional family is under furious assault in our Western world. So is education. Why are these foundational institutions of human happiness in danger of extinction? Discover the evil spirit being behind this disturbing trend.
The Matthew 24 Prophecy
The four horsemen of the apocalypse are some of the most terrifying symbols in the entire Bible. Learn how Matthew 24 explains this sobering symbolism. Discover the exciting outcome of the worst suffering in human history.
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Why Mystery of the Ages Is Important
Mystery of the Kingdom of God
Is the Kingdom of God in the hearts of men? Is it comprised of all Christian denominations? Traditional Christianity offers numerous definitions for the Kingdom of God. Learn about the message Jesus Christ preached on Earth, a message about the coming kingdom. Understand its plan, purpose and potential, and see what the Kingdom of God really is.
The Mystery of the Church
Jesus Christ established God’s true Church almost 2,000 years ago. Discover the purpose for God’s true Church. Learn what sets it apart from the rest.
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The Valley of Causing Sorrow
A painful lesson for ancient Israel that we should never forget
The Mystery of Israel
The Bible is a book about Israel. Yet its message is a universal one for all nations. Learn God’s purpose for Israel, and discover how all mankind can become a part of this unique nation.
The Mystery of Civilization
Human civilization is more advanced today than at any time in history. Yet man’s problems are multiplying at an alarming rate. What is the cause of this confounding paradox? Learn why human civilization is on a crash course for disaster.
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David’s Example of Repentance
There are many great examples of repentance toward God in the Bible. One of the most lucid is that of David.
Mystery of the Angels and Evil Spirits
Winston Churchill once said that the history of man is the history of war. Wars are killing tens of thousands of people around the world every year. Yet, the most important war of all goes unseen. Discover how spiritual armies are fighting for control of human minds.
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When Was the Lord’s Passover?
Did Christ keep the right day? Some claim He did not. What does the Bible say?
Who and What Is God?
Winston Churchill once said that the history of man is the history of war. Wars are killing tens of thousands of people around the world every year. Yet, the most important war of all goes unseen. Discover how spiritual armies are fighting for control of human minds.
Introduction to Mystery of the Ages
We have received more responses from our book on Mystery of the Ages than any other we offer, by far. We’ve had thousands and thousands of people say that this book has given REAL MEANING to their lives and has filled them with REAL HAPPINESS if they applied what it talks about.
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Giant-Slaying Leadership
Why did Israel become so great under David?
Why God Is a Mystery
God is a mystery to most people. Learn about His eternal history, and the future He has in store for YOU!
Germany and the Holy Roman Empire
Germany has been a close friend of America for decades. That is about to change.
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The Book of Joshua
The biblical books of Joshua, Judges, 1 and 2 Samuel, and 1 and 2 Kings were originally just three books: Joshua-Judges, Samuel and Kings. Together they make up what are called the former prophets.
Who Is The Modern-Day Jeroboam?
King Jeroboam led ancient Israel into idolatry and godlessness. Your Bible forecasts that a modern-day Jeroboam would exist in a nation that descended from Israel.