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About Keep Believing Ministries

Our Six Major Activities

1. Book Depot

We have established a Book Depot in Pontiac, IL for the free distribution of the book An Anchor for the Soul. The books are donated for:

Prison Ministry
Military Ministry
Disaster Relief
Crisis Pregnancy Centers
Evangelistic Outreach

2. Internet Resource Center

The Keep Believing website includes a weblog, links to a wide variety of Christian resources, 850 full-text sermons available for free downloads, several hundred shorter articles, books, video FAQs, podcasts, and a free weekly sermon that goes by email to over 11,800 people in America and around the world.

3.China Resource Library

In partnership with TWR Global, we maintain a resource library of over 200 sermons translated into Mandarin to provide sound biblical teaching for the church in China.

4. Bible Teaching Ministry

We teach the Bible in churches, conferences, and at Bible institutes in the US and around the world.

5. Radio

We broadcast twice weekly on American Family Radio.

6. Social Media

We connect with people via Facebook, Twitter, and YouTube.

“Equipping and encouraging people
to keep believing in Jesus”

“Now may the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace in believing,
so that you may overflow with hope by the power of the Holy Spirit.”
(Romans 15:13)

We are called to spread hope in a world that lives without it. The phrase “keep believing” suggests at least three important parts of our calling:

1) What we believe determines who we are and what we do.
2) In Jesus Christ there is something worth believing eternally.
3) We are called to keep believing in Jesus and to encourage others to do the same.

In keeping with those points, all of our ministries and projects focus around evangelism and encouragement. The 21st century offers unique opportunities and unparalleled challenges for the church of Jesus Christ. 

We serve local churches and the body of Christ worldwide by offering practical tools and relevant resources for effective ministry. We minister to church leaders, Christians in the marketplace, students, the hurting, new believers and those seeking to know God. 

Our core values

  1. Ministering together
  2. Encouraging believers everywhere we go
  3. Moving forward by prayer
  4. Doing all things with financial integrity
  5. Cooperation, not competition
  6. Helping, not always leading
  7. Empowering others to serve the Lord

Our Mailing Address

Keep Believing Ministries
P.O. Box 257
Elmhurst, IL 60126

Statement of Faith

* We believe the Bible to be the inspired, the only infallible, authoritative Word of God.
* We believe that there is one God, eternally existent in three persons: Father, Son and Holy Spirit.
* We believe in the deity of our Lord Jesus Christ, in his virgin birth, in his sinless life, in his miracles, in his vicarious and atoning death through his shed blood, in his bodily resurrection, in his ascension to the right hand of the Father, and in his personal return in power and glory.
* We believe that for the salvation of lost and sinful people, regeneration by the Holy Spirit is absolutely essential.
* We believe in the present ministry of the Holy Spirit by whose indwelling the Christian is enabled to live a godly life.
* We believe in the resurrection of both the saved and the lost; they that are saved unto the resurrection of life and they that are lost unto the resurrection of damnation.
* We believe in the spiritual unity of believers in our Lord Jesus Christ.

Board of Directors

Brian Bill, Senior Pastor, Edgewood Baptist Church, Rock Island, IL
Bert Duncan, Physician, Birmingham, AL
Peter Faulkner, North American Regional Director, The Mailbox Club, Valdosta, GA
David Hoy, Attorney, Oak Brook, IL
Doreen Mahlstedt, Web Design and Print Services, Toledo, IN
Warren “Skip” Olson, Sales Consultant, Lombard, IL
Ray Pritchard, President, Keep Believing Ministries, Dallas, TX
MaryAnn Spiegel, Attorney, Elmhurst, IL

Board of Reference

Rev. Paul Barreca, Pastor, Faith Bible Church, Vineland, NJ
Rev. H.B. Charles, Jr., Senior Pastor, Shiloh Metropolitan Baptist Church, Jacksonville, FL
Rev. Timothy Fung, Pastor Emeritus,
Chinese Bible Church, Oak Park, IL
Butch Henderson,
Birmingham (AL) Baptist Association  
Rev. David Kaiser
, Executive Director, Western Avenue Ministries, Toledo, OH
Dr. Greg Kuehn, Senior Pastor, Sierra Bible Church, Reno, NV
Wayne Lewis, Former Director, Word of Life Family Campground
Kevin McCullough, Talk-Show Host, KMCRadio, New York City
Dr. Andy McQuitty, Senior Pastor,
Irving Bible Church, Irving, TX
Robert Odom, Minneapolis, MN
Dr. David Olford, Stephen Olford Professor of Expository Preaching, Union University   
Janet Parshall, Host
, In the Market with Janet Parshall, Washington, DC
Cliff Raad, Forest Park, IL

Dr. Ramesh Richard, President,
RRREACH, Professor, Dallas Theological Seminary   
Total Living Network, Chicago, IL
Tim Wildmon, President, American Family Association, Tupelo, MS

Dr. Ray Pritchard serves as president of Keep Believing Ministries. He has ministered extensively overseas in China, Bolivia, Columbia, Paraguay, Belize, Haiti, Nigeria, Switzerland, Russia, India and Nepal. He is a frequent conference speaker and guest on Christian radio and television talk shows. He has written 27 books, including Stealth AttackThe ABCs of Christmas, The Healing Power of Forgiveness, An Anchor for the Soul, The Incredible Journey of Faith, The ABCs of Wisdom, Leadership Lessons of Jesus (with Bob Briner), Why Did This Happen to Me?, and Credo: Believing in Something to Die For.

For 26 years he pastored churches in Los Angeles, Dallas and Chicago. Most recently he pastored Calvary Memorial Church in Oak Park, IL for sixteen years. He is a graduate of Tennessee Temple University (B.A.), Dallas Theological Seminary (Th.M.) and Talbot School of Theology (D.Min.). He has been married to Marlene for 39 years. Their three sons (Josh, Mark and Nick) have spent time in recent years teaching English in China. Josh and Leah were married in July 2006 and have two children, Knox and VIolet. Mark and Vanessa were married in July 2007 and have two children, Eli and Penny.

Dr. Pritchard’s hobbies include biking, surfing the Internet, and anything related to the Civil War.

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Visitor Comments:

July 15, 2010, 11:58 PM
Shirley Putman says:
Thank you for having a nice Christain Website.I am on oxygen 24/7 and Have a chronic lung disease in both lungs.Pray for me always cause some days it is very hard for me to get out.Especially in this heat.I go to church.I am a true believer in jesus christ and baptised in the name of jesus christ for my sins.I try to tell a lot of people of jesus and about getting saved.This is the main thing in life.I have a lot of friends lost and family to that need to get saved.So always pray for them too.Thanks for your blessing here in my reading.In Christ**Shirley Putman-in NC
August 15, 2010, 8:07 PM
Gideon says:
hello, im a young pastor here in the Philippine valleys, your ministries here in the net is helping me very much, wanna thank you! And may God bless you more! I keep on Believing Too!
January 6, 2011, 7:00 AM
Values says:
Hi, I am a pastor from Port Elizabeth South Africa.
I came across your semons on the faithfulness of God. They look amazing and I just LOVE your core values. Obviously I had to check them and your statement of faith :) So encouraging, love it!!!!
May 9, 2012, 12:25 AM
Jim Low says:
I am pleased to learn of your ministry in the Word to China and the wide use of your excellent book: “An Anchor for the Soul”. I read and obtained several copies of this book I distributed at a Montana Family Reunion a few years ago. May the Lord bless the widening door of opportunity He is granting Ray. May it be for the salvation of precious souls and for the building up and edifying of the church . Thank You. In Christ, Jim Low Isaiah 40:29-31
May 21, 2012, 1:53 AM
truenorth12 says:
just passed by your website. Thanks for the easy to understand articles. Sometimes its hard to comprehend commentaries from Matthew Henry or Albert Barnes, etc. May God bless your website with favor and reach more people for the knowledge of the Word of God.
July 10, 2012, 9:38 PM
dan danganan says:
thank you for having this Christian website, continue your ministry, it help us to understand about Jesus Christ and it help us to strengthen our Faith, through the messages of your beloved Pastors who post their messages on your website..thank you KBM and more blessing.. God bless!!
June 27, 2013, 4:27 PM
Confused Christian says:
For the life of our church, we have been a "congregational” church - Southern Baptist. Recently, our pastor, who has been at the church for ~8 years changed the bylaws. We are not a part of the Southern Baptist Convention any longer. In the bylaws, he took out where the congregation votes on issues. We did not even vote on the new deacons. One of the members wrote a letter requesting a meeting to have congregational voting put back in the bylaws. He met with the pastor, and deacons and he was basically told to stop being a troublemaker, and that if would get on board things would be o.k. The pastor says congregational voting is not Biblical. I have prayed & searched the scriptures and feel the pastor is wrong. We have lost many, many members due to the way he is teaching. We are not, and have not for many months made budget. Cuts have been made to areas where we would reach the community (VBS, van ministry, etc.) Also, he’s said there is no age of accountability & that small children will not be raptured with the church. Last Wed. night he said he does not like to call the sanctuary a sanctuary, but rather a meeting place or a classroom. Also in the meeting with the member, he said he didn’t care about the ones who have left the church. In the pulpit he commented on those who left are not of us. Ever since he’s come, things are much different. We feel he’s trying to get rid of all the members that were there before he came. We no longer have a choir, nor singing in our services. Please pray for our church. The LORD knows who we are. Any insight would be much appreciated. GOD Bless!!!

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