Gospel Trumpet derives its name from the idea that the gospel of God’s free grace in Jesus Christ to needy sinners and penitent believers must be sounded throughout the earth with a clear trump, so as to prepare believers for spiritual battle. Paul says in 1 Corinthians 14:8, “For if the trumpet give an uncertain sound, who shall prepare himself to the battle?”
Gospel Trumpet is a 15-year-old non-profit organization that promotes biblical, Reformed Christianity through two ministries: radio broadcasts and sermon distribution. The ministries are an outreach of the Heritage Reformed denomination of North America. The Board consists of seven members of this denomination’s congregation in Grand Rapids, Michigan.
The radio preacher is Dr. Joel R. Beeke, who is president and professor of systematic theology and homiletics at Puritan Reformed Theological Seminary, a pastor of the Heritage Netherlands Reformed Congregation in Grand Rapids, Michigan, a worldwide conference speaker, and a prolific author. Presently, Dr. Beeke’s sermons are being aired each week in New York City at 10:00 Tuesday evenings on WMCA 570AM and also in Plymouth, Wisconsin on 91.3 WJUB and 1420AM.
The sermon distribution ministry consists of contemporary, Bible-based sermons by ministers of conservative Reformed denominations. Most of the writers are from the Heritage Reformed denomination. The sermons aim to address relevant topics in our day. Their goal is to glorify God, nurture and strengthen believers, and convict and win unbelievers to the cause of Christ.
Three sermons are contained in each book sent out. They are printed as often as funds permit and then sent to thousands who have requested them. Donations received from the sermons are used entirely for supporting the radio broadcasts. No member of the Board and no writer or speaker in either ministry receives any remuneration.
Gospel Trumpet is hoping to expand both ministries in the near future. For that, we would ask for your prayer, and if possible, for a donation. Both ministries of the Gospel Trumpet are sustained entirely by free will donations. If you would care to assist in the promotion of these radio broadcasts and in sermon distribution, please forward your welcome donation to Gospel Trumpet, 540 Crescent, N.E., Grand Rapids, Michigan 49503. You will be sent a tax receipt immediately.
If you would like to be included in the mailing list for receiving Gospel Trumpet sermons, please send your address and request to Gospel Trumpet, 540 Crescent, N.E., Grand Rapids, Michigan 49503, or fill out the form on the contact page of this site.