About Keep Believing Ministries
“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 are not attempting to build a large organization that will compete with other ministries. We would rather focus on meeting needs in a few key areas at a time. 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. We believe God blesses our efforts as we maintain a spirit of unity, humility, generosity and integrity.
Our core values
- Living intentionally
- Ministering as a team
- Encouraging believers everywhere we go
- Moving forward by prayer
- Doing all things with financial integrity
- Cooperation, not competition
- Helping, not always leading
- 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
Bert Duncan, Physician, Tupelo, MS
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, Tupelo, MS
Cliff Raad, Forest Park, IL
MaryAnn Spiegel, Attorney, Elmhurst, IL
Board of Reference
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
Congregational Consultant, Birmingham (AL) Baptist Association
Rev. David Kaiser
Executive Director, Western Avenue Ministries, Toledo, OH
Dr. Greg Kuehn
Senior Pastor, Sierra Bible Church, Reno, NV
Vice President of Donor Development and Director of Word of Life Family Campground
Talk-Show Host, Baldwin-McCullough Radio Experience, New York City; Author, The Musclehead Revolution
Dr. Andy McQuitty
Senior Pastor, Irving Bible Church, Irving, TX
Dr. David Olford
Stephen Olford Professor of Expository Preaching, Union University
Dr. Jerry Rose
President and Chairman of the Board, Total Living Network, Chicago, IL
Host, Janet Parshall’s America, Washington, DC
Dr. Ramesh Richard
President, Ramesh Richard Evangelism and Church Health (RREACH);
Professor, Dallas Theological Seminary
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 Attack, Fire and Rain, 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 37 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. They have one son, Knox, who was born in August 2010. Mark and Vanessa were married in July 2007. They have one son, Eli, who was born in July 2011. His hobbies include biking, surfing the Internet, anything related to the Civil War, and playing with Dudley and Gary, their very excellent basset hounds.
July 15, 2010, 11:58 PMShirley 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 PMGideon 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 AMValues 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 AMJim 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 AMtruenorth12 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 PMdan 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 PMConfused 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!!!|