God's News Behind the News


God's News Behind the News ("GNBN") is organized as a church. It is the preaching and speaking platform for Mr. Joe Van Koevering of things of the Bible, God and Christians. This ministry has chosen not to be open and transparent with MinistryWatch.com. As such it is difficult to understand all aspects of its ministry.

Contact information

Mailing address:
790 Le Plaza Avs S.
St Petersburg, FL 33707-3707

Website: www.godsnews.com

Phone: (800) 366-1463

Email: mail@godsnews.com

Organization details


CEO/President: Mr. Joe Van Koevering


Board size:

Founder: Ray and Darlene Brubaker

Year founded:

Tax deductible: Yes

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Member of ECFA: No

Member of ECFA since:


God's News Behind the News ("GNBN") is organized as a church. It is the preaching and speaking platform for Mr. Joe Van Koevering of things of the Bible, God and Christians.

This ministry has chosen not to be open and transparent with MinistryWatch.com. As such it is difficult to understand all aspects of its ministry.

Prudent donors want to understand what it is they are going to support. Some ministries claim they have no legal obligation to share financial or other information -- but they do have a moral obligation to do so. Without access to comprehensive ministry information it is not possible for donors to make optimal giving decisions. Ministries that seek to obscure critical information from scrutiny undermine the faith and trust of donors and damage attitudes that have a long term negative impact. For those few ministries that state it has no legal obligation, it should be noted that donors are even less so obligated with any legalist obligation to give, but they do have a moral obligation to give in a prudent and wise fashion. Transparency is a consensus of practical sound wisdom. Many Christians are willing to live ethically without a governmental entity mandating that they do so. Transparency is the key component to a growing and prosperous donor -- ministry relationship and fundamental to long-term ministry success. Information, however, must be timely, relevant, accurate and complete for it to be used effectively.

Christians should have nothing to fear by being open. All will be judged at a future date, and with this thought in mind, how are we to conduct ourselves before God today? Organizations described as "Christian Ministries" are at least giving people an image of God. Is God characterized as closed, impartial and hidden; or, open, personable and knowable? Scripture enjoins Christians to conduct themselves honestly (1 Thes. 4:12; 1 Tim. 2:2), with due candor (Jms. 5:12) and grace (Col. 4:6), without deliberate offense to Jew, Gentile or the Church of God (1 Cor. 10:32), with decency and orderliness (1 Cor. 14:40), blameless, giving no occasion for rebuke (Phil. 2:15), and offering no opportunity for false accusation (1 Pet. 3:16). Responsibility for the resources God has placed in the trust of His saints is called "stewardship" in the Bible (1 Pet. 4:10), the person responsible for the resources is called the "steward" (Lk. 12:42; 16:1-8). Most Christians would not argue with the principle that the chief aim of man is to ..."to glorify God and enjoy Him forever." However, how can a "Christian Ministry" "glorify God" if they are not open? Are not organizations that hide things characterized as cults? Should not Christian ministries lead by example? Besides being characterized as a steward, Christians can be characterized as ambassadors and as light because God is light. Just these few summary ideas indicate that Christian ministries should be open and transparent. In addition, responsibility to God is linked to responsibility to government and mankind.

MinistryWatch.com's hope is that Christian ministries are indeed an example to follow and not otherwise. It is one of our premises that Christians should be light in a world of darkness and as such, Christians should be setting the standard by their conduct.

It is not enough for ministries to live up to the minimum of any written law, or to give all men their due. Ministries ought to give them more than their due. Ministries should be concentrating on the good of others, seeking reward in self-denial and sacrifice, and not of personal advantage. Therefore ministries should treat others as they would want to be treated by them, regardless of unworthiness and ingratitude.

Donors should be seeking information before they give as well as after. Before in order to have an idea where the money is intended, as well as if it corresponds to the donors values. And then after to see if it really happened. Trust but verify, so that they know if they would desire to continue to give.

Mission statement

Statement of faith

Gods News Behind the News uses the following to express its Statement of Faith:

1. We believe in the Scriptures of the Old and New Testaments as verbally inspired by God and inerrant in the original writing, and that they are of supreme and final authority in faith and life.

2. We believe in one God, eternally existing in three persons; The Father, Son and Holy Ghost.

3. We believe that Jesus Christ was begotten by the Holy Spirit, born of the virgin Mary, and is truly God and truly man.

4. We believe that man was created in the image of God; that he sinned, and thereby incurred not only physical death, but also spiritual death, which is separation from God; and that all human beings are born with a sinful nature, and in the case of moral responsibility, have become sinners in thought, word and deed.

5. We believe that the Lord Jesus Christ died for our sins according to the Scriptures, as a representative and substituionary sacrifice; and that all who believe in Him are justified on the ground of His blood that was shed for us.

6. We believe in the resurrection of the crucified body of Jesus Christ, in His ascension into Heaven, and in His present life there for us as High Priest and Advocate.

7. We believe in the personal and imminent return of our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ.

8. We believe that all receive who by faith Jesus Christ as both Savior and Lord are by the Holy Spirit born again and thus become children of God.

9. We believe in the bodily resurrection of the just and the unjust; the everlasting blessedness of the saved, and the everlasting punishment of the lost.

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In 1947, Cathedral Caravan was born in the heart and mind of Ray Brubaker, who, along with his wife, Darlene, set on on the highways and byways of this nation with a their new project. Even then, the technology they used to reach the masses was on the cutting edge. Today, their "new millennium" vision is to continually expand our outreach to multiplied millions through the effective media vehicles of television, radio, literature, conferences, and the internet.

Program accomplishments

Television Major Christian television networks carry the weekly broadcasts of "God's News Behind the News" as well as many cable systems. This truly gives us a world-wide outreach to millions of people each and every week who view our exciting, hard-hitting broadcast. We recently celebrated a new milestone with our 1000th television broadcast!

The demand for Biblical prophetic analysis of current news and political events, along with the long-term respect and acceptance this ministry has earned during it's more than 50 year history, gives us open doors to new opportunities of ministry in the ever-expanding outreach of television.

In addition to producing programs in our own studios, we produce occasional "on-location shoots", as well, to help keep our viewers updated with "on- the-spot" reports of the prophetic events that are changing the world we live in. By partnering with us, you assist us in covering the world with the message of the imminent return of Christ. We know that this message will not only reach the unreached for Him, but will also convince those who already know Him to live a life that is more pleasing to Him, in light of His soon return.

In order to achieve this we need to expand our technical capabilities. Many of the major television facilities that broadcast "God's News Behind the News" have installed all-digital equipment. Therefore, a major part of the continuing growth of this ministry must include upgrading to new studio facilities with state-of-the-art digital equipment, in order to remain compatible with these broadcasters.

Radio For over 50 years, "God's News Behind the News" has been broadcast over the radio airwaves, where thousands have received Christ as their savior. earned him respect as a "prophetic statesman." He has been on the cutting edge of prophetic news and events for more than 55 years. "God's News Behind the News" will continue reaching out to the world through this avenue. There are still many areas of the world where Christian television is not available, illegal, or just has not reached yet. In those regions, radio is still the best, and sometimes the only way to reach people with the message of the gospel of Christ. Your support of this ministry allows us to keep preaching this message throughout the world.

Internet Because "God's News Behind the News" has always been a consistent resource for in-depth analysis of prophetic events and stresses the importance of Bible prophecy, we have taken this message on-line, to not only answer your prophecy questions, but to serve as a tremendous resource of prophecy-related materials. Our web-site is continually updated with vital "must know" information to keep you informed. In addition, all of the resource materials introduced on our programs can be ordered on our website, using secure server transactions.

We realize that not everyone lives in an area where they can see the program or hear it on radio, so we have made it available on our website in both video and audio formats, so if you miss our broadcast, you can still catch us on the web at "www.godsnews.com."

Books and tapes Ray Brubaker and Dr. Joe VanKoevering have authored many prophetic and prophecy related books, tapes, and other materials,which are available from our libraries. Many other authors have been guest speakers on our program and we have made their materials available, as well. Your orders for books, video and audio tapes can be called into our offices, ordered from our magazine, or online through our secure website service. We keep materials that are of prophetic interest to our viewers in-house for immediate delivery. All these items are offered as a continuing source of prophetic information to help keep you informed, updated and enlightened with vital information that, many times, is just not available elsewhere.

God's News' Magazine This award-winning, color publication is just one part of the tremendous outreach of books, tapes, and literature available to keep you informed about prophetic events and encourage your faith. Ray Brubaker's Perspective on the latest world events goes to thousands of homes on a bi-monthly basis, as well as articles by Dr. Joe VanKoevering and also from our special guests who appear on the program or at our conferences. Due to the great response we have had from our listeners, we have recently added a regularly featured column by Bill Cloud. In a recent issue we have gone on-location to Auschwitz, the Nazi death camp where over 2,500,000 Jewish people were held as political prisoners and ultimately slaughtered for their faith. On this very site, Dr. VanKoevering revisits the Holocaust and warns that the world is ripe for another atrocity like it today. In another issue we took our readers to the site where ancient artifacts were unearthed that bear what we refer to as the "Messianic Seal" of the early church. It reveals how the "Star of David," the symbol of the nation of Israel, is actually a symbol which declares the unity of Christianity and the house of Israel. These types of insights and discoveries are regularly featured in the pages of "God's News Behind the News" magazine.

Conferences Our yearly and periodic prophecy conferences have been experienced by tens of thousands of people over the years, with globally respected prophetic speakers. God's News Behind the News' annual international prophecy conference is "The annual prophetic event" in Christendom. Top prophecy scholars and teachers speak, teach and minister at this powerful event, where thousands of lives have been transformed through the prophetic knowledge gained at these conferences.

Worldwide Missions To increase the impact "Gods News" has, on a worldwide basis, we support other worldwide outreaches, ministries, and missions. Recently God placed it on our hearts to sow 10 percent of every gift this ministry receives into these worthy. Your gifts to God's News help to lead global evangelism efforts. God's News Behind the News is more than just an international media ministry. We truly have a vision to reach the world. We have linked with other proven evangelical and mission-minded organizations to effectively reap a harvest of souls outside the borders of North America. As you support this ministry we, in turn, will "sow our tithe" into worldwide evangelism.