The Gospel Defender Ministries aired its first radio broadcast on Sunday, March 2, 1980 over WPAY, Parkersburg, West Virginia and has been broadcasting on other radio stations since that date. The ministry was officially incorporated as a 501 (c) (3) non-profit, tax exempt, corporation on October 15, 1984.
The sole mission of the Gospel Defender Ministries is to preach and teach “the whole counsel of God” to the whole world by whatever means is made available to the ministry with the ultimate purpose of discipling and converting men, women, boys, and girls to Christ and then to edify them after their conversion.
At the present time, this mission is being accomplished in a variety of ways: the publication of The Gospel Defender Journal, reaching over 20,000 people; written gospel materials including booklets, pamphlets, and correspondence course lessons; CD and cassette messages; radio broadcasts; special revival and seminar meetings; and, of course, through the Internet.
The staff of the Gospel Defender Ministries is small, composed of three people. First, the Lord Jesus Christ heads the Ministry as “the head of the body, the church.” Second, Rick Breidenbaugh is the speaker and is the author of almost all of the publications produced. And, third, Rick’s wife, Nancy, is his main supporter, encourager, and lady-of-all-trades. The secretarial skills that she has used throughout her life in governmental positions are invaluable assets to the ministry. Then, of course, there is a very important network of Christian brethren who pray for, financially support, and encourage the ministry to continue.