The Ministry of Bible Pathway is an absolute miracle. When you think of its very humble beginnings and where it is today, only 40 years later, it is astounding! Today, it is one of the most strategic ministries, placing total emphasis on the power of the whole counsel of God's Word to change lives and to affect the destiny of nations. Bible Pathway's daily devotional content points out the necessity of a right relationship with God and our responsibility to others.
In the fall of 1973, Dr. John A Hash decided to run a small ad in a religious publication offering a free Bible study guide to help people read through the Bible in a year's time. Delighted by the 1,000 responses to his ad, Dr. Hash contacted a printer to begin publishing his new guide, only to find the printer would only run a minimum of 20,000 copies. Dr. Hash responded, " I looked it on as sowing seed for a harvest."In a manner of two years, readership escaleted to 50,000.
Requests for Bibles and Bible Pathways poured in from world's mission fields as the ministry was faced with translating the popular study guide in many languages, including those of Third World countries.
From the very beginning of the Ministry, Bible Pathway has fought the good fight of faith. God has done great things through this ministry with a small staff. The ministry has grown through the years often with limited funds.
Founder of Bible Pathway Ministries
Go ye therefore, and teach all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Ghost: Teaching them to observe all things whatsoever I have commanded you: and, lo, I am with you alway, even unto the end of the world. Amen. Matthew 28:19-20
The Great Commission, that Jesus entrusted to the New Testament church, has continually been passed down through the ages until today where it reaches us. This commission is needed to be carried more today than ever. The commission to carry the Word of God to every corner of the world. The commission to have every person on this planet to learn of Jesus Christ and His great gift to mankind. Human souls are hungry for God's Word and many do not even know what they desire. They stand in the valley of decision. How are they to find the truth?
Bible Pathway Ministries International has one true purpose. This is to feed that hunger for God's Word. The mission God has given us is get the Word of God into the hands of every human possible and so they might be able to read and understand it. This is necessary because it is in God's Word we find the answers to life's questions. All Scripture is given by inspiration of God, and is profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for correction, for instruction in righteousness: That the man of God may be perfect, throughly furnished unto all good works. II Timothy 3:16-17.
"This means that God, through His Word, provides everything necessary for us to be fully prepared to be the person God wants us to be in order to accomplish the purpose for which He created us. I believe that the whole future course, character, and testimony of the Body of Christ depends - not partly - but entirely on the Spirit of God writing deeply in our hearts the importance of living all of the Scriptures. No one can live something they don't know." - John A. Hash, Founder & Executive Director of Bible Pathway Ministries.
Dr. John A Hash went home to be with the Lord in early 2012. Though he will be greatly missed, his visions for the growth of Bible Pathway inspires us to look forward to the future of the ministry. Dr. Hash personally named Jennifer Palafox to be his successor in leading the ministry into the years ahead.
Bible Pathway looks to continue to encourage people to read the Bible from Genesis to Revelation. We also intend to continue to provide Bibles, Bible Pathways and other materials to those trying to spread the gospel. We intend to continue to promote God's Word through Bible Reading Marathons.
We will also strive towards new endeavors of carrying the Word of God to all the world. People like you have enabled us to accomplish all we have done. Because you followed God's leading and prayed and donated to this ministry,we have done great things together for God's kingdom. We continue to need your support even more as each new day brings new challenges for the ministry. God Bless You for being part of the Bible Pathway Family.
President of Bible Pathway Ministries