One word from God can change your life! The Voice of Evangelism was founded for bringing a fresh Word from God to the Body of Christ and winning souls for the Kingdom of God. From its 70,000-square foot, International Ministry Center located in Cleveland, TN, Voice of Evangelism is striving to reach the world with the Gospel of Christ through revivals, television, audio/video media, printed material, missionary sponsorship, and outreach ministries.
God has grown us from a local church revival ministry into an international evangelistic outreach, ministering to thousands. Using our weekly television broadcast, Manna-Fest the ministry is reaching around the world with powerful Hebraic and End Time Bible Prophecy teaching. The ministry supports prison, benevolence and missionary work outreaches around the world.
In 2009 the Holy Spirit birthed an important mission, THE OMEGA RANCH PROJECT into the heart of Perry Stone. Located directly behind VOE just across the railroad tracks are 80 acres in which the Omega Center International Conference Center, the Prayer Barn, pavilions with an outdoor kitchen, and a baptistery have been built. This OCI Conference Center is home to the OCI Church where weekly services are held in addition to host of the ministry conferences. We are entering the next phase of planning and development on this property to build the future youth camp for reaching today’s generation!
In 2010 the Holy Spirit directed the ministry to purchase a home which would house, “Women of Hope.” This outreach ministry directed by David and Connie Herring offers a Christ-centered 15-month program promoting healing, deliverance, wholeness, independence, structure and family restoration for women.
In 2015 the ministry purchased the T.L. Lowery Ministry Center in Cleveland, Tennessee to host a new online School of Ministry. The International School of the Word (ISOW) was a dream set forth by the heart of Perry Stone to make the Word of God accessible universally through the internet. Dr. Bryan Cutshall serves as the Chancellor for ISOW and this online school will offer varied accredited courses. While degrees are not offered, ISOW has established partnerships with many institutions who accept the accreditation of ISOW courses, and can be applied toward an earned degree within these partnerships. ISOW is envisioned to be a powerful supplemental tool to aid ministers, laypeople and others who wish to gain more theological and Biblical knowledge. ISOW seeks to empower its students with sound theological and Biblical teachings rooted in Scripture, as well as prepare this last-day generation of Christians for passionate, effective, and well-grounded ministry that glorifies God.
From the Perry Stone Ministries websites, you may navigate through all branches of the ministry. The VOE Headquarters site serves as the hub of the ministry managing all business, Manna-Fest TV, resource, conference and webstore aspects. The Partner Strike Force website offers bonus resource exclusive to Partner Strike Force members. The OCI website hosts ministry events, activities and information for the local OCI church as well as Warrior-Fest youth conferences. The ISOW website contains information, registration and class opportunities for the ministry on-line school.
Perry Stone Ministries continues to expand and grow under the direction of the Holy Spirit. Our website is designed for easy navigation to browse all branches of the ministry by linking all websites together. We hope this serves well and that you are blessed by what God is doing in the ministry.
Bible teacher Perry Stone’s Ministry continues to expand around the world while hitting a public nerve with insight into biblical prophecy.
Perry Stone is a study in contrasts. He has limited formal education for someone sought after as a Bible expert, yet he’s written more than 40 books. A Southerner, he’s popular in the Northeast. He bases his ministry in a small Tennessee town, yet he impacts the world through television. He is a fourth-generation Pentecostal preacher whose largest group of followers are Baptists—and Roman Catholics are in the top four.
Best known as a teacher of end-times Bible prophecy, his biggest pleasure is poring over the Scriptures—he claims to have put in 60,000 hours of study. Before he retires, he wants to finish a copious study Bible (he was working on it before our interview began). But he also has a vision to build a youth camp that would look like a city in Old Testament Israel.
Stone also defies nearly every stereotype leveled at Pentecostals. Affiliated with the Church of God (Cleveland, Tenn.), he can preach like a Pentecostal but usually teaches in a more academic style. He’s on thousands of TV stations, yet he never asks for money—he says God told him not to. Instead the Lord instructed him: “Trust Me.”
Rather than asking for donations he sells products on his program. He sold hundreds of thousands of books through his ministry for several decades, but never through bookstores.
As one of America’s foremost experts on biblical prophecy, Stone often is invited as the keynote speaker at internationally attended prophecy conferences. But don’t expect him to agree with those who dub his prophetic teaching “end-times theology.”
“I just call it New Testament theology,” he says. “It’s basically three main points. No. 1: There comes a time of end; not the end of time, but a time of the end. Our basic theology is to understand there is a time of the end and an end generation. No. 2: There are specific signs [in the Bible] indicating when that generation is come. No. 3 is to preach those signs to encourage people to come to know Jesus Christ. Those are the three simple ways that I look at what I do.”
Stone has also produced videos and DVDs, hundreds of audio teaching series, and films a weekly television program, Manna-Fest, that’s seen nationally and internationally via cable and satellite on TBN, Daystar, INSP, LeSea and other networks.
So how has a self-made Bible scholar been able to build one of the biggest ministries of its type in the world? “Prayer,” he says.
It was while in prayer at age 18 that Stone says God gave him the name of his ministry, Voice of Evangelism, and his television program. His vision was considered a joke at the time because he wasn’t the voice of anything back then; he had no ministry. When he told friends about his dream, they made fun of him.
About the same time, again in prayer, God revealed several thrusts his ministry would have: a magazine, radio and TV, crusades and camp meetings, and world-missions outreaches. All have come to pass.
“When we write a book, title a message, prepare a conference message, it always comes through a lot of prayer, a lot of praying in the Spirit,” says Stone. “The Spirit of God will quicken your spirit and your intellect to truths that have always been there but maybe are not commonly taught because the Bible even says that ‘the anointing that abides teaches you all things.’”
His friend Marcus Lamb, who founded Daystar Television Network and has known Stone since they were both “teen preachers” in the Church of God, says he could see in Stone even as a teenager the seeds of what has since made his ministry skyrocket.
“Perry was very sincere; he was committed even as a teen to fasting and prayer,” Lamb says. “He was eager to learn, and compared to his peers he had a big vision. He also believed in the power of the Holy Spirit with signs and wonders.”
It’s the emphasis on prayer, Stone stresses, that has led to the ministry’s growth. He prays about everything. And he gets answers—for titles of books, for what projects to undertake, for how to expand. Many times he simply prays in the Holy Spirit to get the answer he needs.
“I believe strongly in education,” he adds. “But I also believe it has to be mixed with an intent praying in the Spirit in intensive prayer to really receive the revelation God would have a person to speak or preach.”
He picked up the prayer habit from his father, Fred Stone, who greatly influenced his life and died at age 78.
“My father was the greatest praying man I ever met,” Stone says. “He taught me the significance of understanding the mysteries of God is to pray in the Spirit and get the mind of the Spirit.”
Fred Stone is buried in a small private cemetery dating back to Civil War days, only a few hundred yards from Stone’s 70,000-square-foot ministry headquarters. The modern facilities are on the edge of picturesque Cleveland, Tenn.—a town of roughly 40,000 that is headquarters for the Church of God.
Cleveland is also home to the Church of God of Prophecy (and several other small denominations), as well as Lee University, which, with more than 4,000 full-time students, is the largest Pentecostal university in North America. Stone likes being rooted in Cleveland, he says, because there have been prophecies that it would have a place in the end-times revival.
Because he bases his ministry in a remote location he maintains a ministry plane—a necessity, rather than a luxury, of travelling constantly. Yet he drives a secondhand car—bought at a good price, he adds, using money from a book advance—and his ministry salary, while confidential, isn’t the income of a CEO but more like that of his ministry department heads.
All of this is not show; it’s just how he lives. For example, before he and his wife, Pam, married, they had only one date—at Western Sizzlin Steakhouse in Birmingham, Ala. Instead, they courted by phone. After he got a phone bill for $500 one month, Stone told Pam it would be cheaper to marry her than to spend so much on telephone calls! Today the couple has a son, Jonathan, and daughter, Amanda.
Stone credits much of his model for ministry to T.L. Lowery, an “apostolic statesman” within the Church of God who served in a variety of offices for the denomination and pastored some of its largest churches.
Their relationship was forged during a camp meeting in Alabama years ago where Lowery was the featured preacher. While Stone watched and listened from the edge of the stage, Lowery prayed for a dignified, well-dressed woman to be delivered of a demon. The demon visibly manifested when it “shot out of the woman’s mouth like a comet to the back of the tabernacle” before fleeing, Lowery says. When people saw that, revival broke out in the service as they ran to the altar to repent while the freed woman praised God onstage.
As they left the service, Lowery and Stone picked up each other’s suit coats, which they had shed during the intense ministry. Stone has joked for years since that he should never have given back Lowery’s coat because he wanted the mantle of that powerful anointing.
It’s this type of Pentecostal fervor for which Stone is respected in the Church of God but also viewed as controversial by others. “Perry has always been a guy who follows his own path,” says Cameron Fisher, communications coordinator for the Church of God. “He fits into the Judy Jacobs and Jentezen Franklin category. They have their own well-known ministries that appeal to audiences within and outside the Church of God, but they maintain their Church of God connection for accountability.”
Not everyone shares this opinion, however. Like in many other upwardly mobile Pentecostal denominations, there are those in the Church of God who want to shed the image of Pentecostals as uneducated folk who enjoy emotional services—and they view Stone that way. Yet, in the same way other Pentecostal stereotypes don’t apply to Stone, the uneducated, “backwoods” image doesn’t stick to him either.
“I don’t say this boasting, by any means, but I have about 60,000 hours of Bible study and over 20,000 books in my library,” he says. “I study every possible theological theory to ensure that what I believe can be proven; that I can prove what I’m teaching people. I’m not the kind of person who only studies what I believe to enforce what I believe. If you’re going to defend your faith, you have to know what others believe.”
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