Gerald Flurry is the pastor general of the Philadelphia Church of God and editor in chief of the Trumpet news magazine, which he began publishing in 1990. He is also founder and chairman of the Armstrong International Cultural Foundation, known for its cultural, charitable and humanitarian activities, and founder and chancellor of Herbert W. Armstrong College in Edmond, Oklahoma.
Mr. Flurry has been an ordained minister for over 35 years. He formerly served under Herbert W. Armstrong as a pastor in the Worldwide Church of God. After being excommunicated from the Worldwide Church of God for resisting sweeping doctrinal changes, Mr. Flurry founded the Philadelphia Church of God in 1989.
Gerald Flurry has visited over 20 countries in such critical areas as the Middle East, South Africa, Europe and Asia, meeting with key international news analysts. He has authored over 30 books including Malachi’s Message to God’s Church Today, The God Family Vision, and The Last Hour.
Mr. Flurry successfully defended the Philadelphia Church of God’s right to publish and freely distribute 19 titles by Herbert W. Armstrong, obtained through a six-year legal battle against the Worldwide Church of God, which attempted to use the books’ own copyrights to keep them out of print.
As presenter of the Key of David television program, which he began in 1993, Gerald Flurry proclaims the wonderful good news of the soon-coming return of Jesus Christ to Earth—to save mankind alive and usher-in the peaceful, happy, wonderful World Tomorrow. This thrilling, transcendent hope permeates all of his messages. Through broadcast, print and personal appearance campaigns he also prophesies again in the tradition of Herbert W. Armstrong a sobering warning of the unprecedented world troubles just ahead, which will precede Christ’s second coming.
Gerald Ray Flurry was born April 12, 1935 in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma to parents Clarence (deceased 1977) and Jicie (deceased 1997). He married Barbara Brewer, September 5, 1964 (deceased 2004). Mr. Flurry lives in Edmond, Oklahoma near his children, Laura and Stephen, and his six grandchildren.