RADIO MISSIONS is the 80-year-old work of First Baptist Church, Algiers, which originated on the West Bank of New Orleans, Louisiana.
Since August of 2005 it has been located in Walker, LA. after Hurricane Katrina caused much damage to the facilities in New Orleans. Our Pastor is Bro. Albert Pendarvis who was awakened to his lost condition in the early days of this ministry, saved and called by God to preach the Gospel of the Lord Jesus
Christ. The Lord is blessing his preaching and labours in this work as he "earnestly contends for the faith that was once delivered unto the saints."
Services are held at 9559 Florida Blvd, Walker, LA
every Sunday and Wednesday night.
Bro. Pendarvis is the fourth Pastor to shepherd the work since the founder, L. R. Shelton, Sr., passed away in 1971. Pastors Gueho, Messer, and
Cowles succeeded Bro. Shelton in turn and all have since followed him on to glory. Each man was led of the Holy Spirit to continue Bro. Shelton's awakening ministry by publishing his
Sermons and airing his messages around the nation over the
"Voice of Truth" and "Trailblazer" broadcasts.
THE EARLY YEARS – When Pastor Shelton came to the Baptist Bible Institute in New Orleans in
1925, First Baptist Church, Algiers, was a small mission church located in a section of Louisiana where thousands had never even seen a copy of God's Word
or heard a Gospel message. When he saw the spiritual need, his heart yearned to tell the story of Redemption through the death, burial and resurrection of the
Lord Jesus Christ. He took the pastorate here in 1927 and began to devote all his time and energy to evangelizing southeast Louisiana. However, the
rationing of tires and gasoline during World War II put an end to this extensive mission work, leaving the radio as the only means of reaching the people with the Truth.
On January 10, 1943, Pastor Shelton opened the first radio broadcast, which was a 15-minute weekly program, and began preaching, as he said,
"God's Word as it is, to men as they are." It was a small beginning; today we air the "Voice of Truth"
and "Trailblazer" broadcasts over more than 60 radio stations
in addition to the local, live
broadcasts of the "Bible School of the Air" (Bro. Freddie Murdock, Jr.) and the "Worship Hour" (Pastor Pendarvis). All of our
services can be heard over the internet and are available on cassette, CD or revolving tape plan.
THE OLD PURITAN PRESS – Since 1950 we have been
printing and distributing Pastor Shelton's Sermons in booklet form, and we currently have over 300 titles
available for free distribution simply for the asking. Our "Voice of Truth Magazine" was published monthly for many years and sent out to a large mailing list world-wide.
Hurricane Katrina brought our printing to a halt for
a while but the magazine is, once again, going out,
although on less frequent schedule. We have a lot of our printed
material available on line here on our website.
The RADIO BIBLE & BOOK ROOM was begun back
in the 1950's as a means of helping our
families build personal libraries of sound, scriptural Christian books at affordable prices. Today the Book Room offers a
large selection of early Baptist, Puritan and Reformed
works that have stood the test of the centuries. You can browse our complete catalog online, save or print it from a PDF file or request a copy to be mailed to you.