Pastored by Joseph Kostelnik, and established on December 6th, 1987, by both he and his wife, Barbara Kostelnik, White Oak Chapel is an independent, non-denominational, Christian assembly serving as a lighthouse for the Full Gospel in the greater Cincinnati area. JESUS IS LORD!
My Dear Friends,
Forty years ago this month (March), Gospel Truth Ministries was incorporated as a non-profit, evangelistic association with the United States Government. At that time, I had already been ministering for six years as a Bible teacher and evangelist. In 1987, our ministry status was changed to “church.” From a very inauspicious beginning of Bible teaching in home prayer meetings and evangelizing in local churches in the Pittsburgh area, we are today ministering to all fifty states in the Union and nearly 180 nations worldwide from White Oak Chapel, our base of operations in “the Queen City,” Cincinnati, Ohio, USA. Only the goodness and grace of God could have accomplished so much from so little!
As I look back, I am extremely humbled to report the goodness of God in allowing me to:
Serve six congregations as pastor, spend nearly four years evangelizing in various churches in the tristate area, minister for four years as the program director of a Christian radio station, complete nearly 50 short-term mission trips to nations overseas, and serve as a full-time missionary to Australia for 18 months.
In addition, our Lord guided and sustained outreaches on AM, FM and short-wave radio for a number of years, allowed my wife and me to regularly host a local Christian television program for fifteen years, serve as an adjunct professor for International Seminary for fifteen years (authoring a number of lessons in their course curriculum) and also complete the writing, publishing and distribution of over 100,000 copies of nearly thirty original books and three ministry training courses.
God also graciously guided us to “focus on the internet” at the turn of the century. This emphasis opened the door to the GTM Radio Network which aired online for nearly ten years with listeners in 122 nations. In addition, the internet ministry also expanded our outreach to the world via multiple thousands of downloads of messages, publications and ministry training courses (with over 20,000 course registrations in 168 nations at the time of this writing). To the glory of God, our local fellowship will celebrate its 33rd anniversary as a local, full gospel congregation serving the tristate area on Sunday, December 6th of this year.
As part of our celebration, I have revised, expanded and updated two of our titles: The Lord's Supper: the Mystery, Miracle and Majesty of Sacramental Union and Ready for the Rapture: Secrets of the Second Coming. These enlightening, informative and edifying publications are available as free downloads from our website, and also in Kindle and paperback editions through Amazon.com (click titles for more info).
I would like to invite you to participate with us in the celebration by doing us a small favor.
If this ministry has benefited you in any way over the last forty years, would you consider sending along a testimony to us through letter, email or other means of communication? It would be a great encouragement to us at this time and we would appreciate it more than words can say.
Thanks for being part of our GTM family and may God bless you and yours with His best, now and always!
While perhaps not the "average" church, we still offer many of the things found in today's modern, Christian assembly:
Corporate worship of God including:
Read about Our Services for more of what we do here--and we hope to see you soon!
To reach out beyond the four walls of our church building, as well as train those attending here, we offer courses, books, videos, and audio sermons to build up and equip any believer in the Lord Jesus for a godly and successful life in the Spirit.
This is first done through The Prophetic Voice Institute, a ministry training outreach primarily done online through its website; we also offer the printed courses in our bookcase here in the church, and occasionally teach an in-person class of the courses depending on interest.
With over 20150 course registrations from students in 168 countries/territories, including all 50 of the United States, it features three courses, a combined total of over 750 pages of power-packed material to disciple the new believer and take him or her to the fulness of the blessing of the Gospel of Christ.
Prophetic Voice Publications, our book and audio ministry, includes audio recordings of 3597 messages, sermons and teachings preached here at White Oak Chapel, mostly by the Pastor, Dr. Joseph Kostelnik. All recordings are available online for free download!
Download the MP3 of the latest message shared here, by Joseph Kostelnik, on 4/1/2020: "Supernatural Sowing!" - "God Is Not Limited By His Own Laws of Nature!"
It also includes the 20+ books written by Dr. Kostelnik, and a few by some of his faithful members. They are available as free downloads, or from our church bookcase (suggested donations are posted but not required).
We now video broadcast our services live on Facebook -- "Like" our Facebook page and signup for notifications of when we go live! Our full services are also available in 1080p on YouTube -- subscribe to our channel for free to keep up with us!
Living by Faith is aired as a 30-minute weekly broadcast over 1320AM, WCVG Radio (greater Cincinnati, Ohio area), and is programmed by our faithful brother, Jeff Eldred.
A past outreach included streaming our own online radio station, The GTM Radio Network, for nearly 10 years, with listeners from 122 nations!