Good News Unlimited was born from the desire of like-minded Christians to enjoy fellowship based on Biblical principles, free from the politics and constraints of more formal religions. A non-profit ministry, it was originally established in California in 1980, but quickly spread through an informal network, producing regular taped sermons and a magazine, and sponsoring regular speaking seminars by Desmond Ford in various countries.
Good News Unlimited established a daily and weekly radio program which ran for more than twenty years. It also sponsored a TV program on health and preventative medicine, called ‘Worth More Than a Million’ for more than ten years.
Good News Unlimited’s reach now extends from the United States of America and Canada to Australia and New Zealand, with listeners and participants across the globe. As well as its ‘core mission’ of sharing the assurance of salvation to everyone, GNU works to promote a full life in the present, including the principle of ‘whole health’ of mind and body.
Good News Unlimited is a platform for the ongoing ministry of Desmond Ford in the form of his sermons, books, articles and online discussions. It also offers practical advice on the principles of healthy living for a ‘whole’ experience of vibrant Christian living through Good News Food Ministries. For more remote participants, GNU offers a community of like-minded Christians who can participate in fellowship through the Good News Church Online and the latest venture, the Good News School, an educational initiative that offers the opportunity to participate in online courses studying with experts in the field of religion and Biblical studies.
Dr Desmond Ford
Dr Desmond Ford had a vibrant enthusiasm for his chosen work of spreading the gospel of Jesus Christ. “Des”, as he was affectionately known, was a teacher, minister and theologian for more than sixty years.
Des’ interests included religion, history, current affairs, biography, science, and health. After his conversion to Christianity, he began to write on religious themes and has subsequently written twenty books and numerous articles.
Des worked as a pastor in local churches for a number of years before being asked to finish his degree and take up seminary teaching. He has several degrees (including two Ph.D’s) in various aspects of theology, including his particular areas of academic interest, apocalypticism and eschatology (the study of the literature and symbolism of the books of Daniel, Ezekiel and Revelation, and the study of end times as taught in Scripture).
Dr Ford was head of the theology department at Avondale College in Australia for over sixteen years, and a lecturer at Pacific Union College, California for three years. During that time, he taught a wide range of subjects, assisting to train new generations of ministers of the gospel. He was for many years a member of the Seventh day Adventist church’s chief theological committee, the Biblical Research Committee, in both Australia and the USA.
Des Ford’s preaching emphasised the Pauline doctrine of Justification by Faith, made famous by Martin Luther but still too often missing from modern preaching. It is the good news that Christ, by his life and death, redeemed the world two thousand years ago, so that now, “whosoever will, may come” to God. Des’ message affirmed that the message of assurance in the Gospel is for everyone, following the instruction that Christ’s name should “be declared throughout all the earth”.
Des passed away in 2019. The ministry which he founded, Good News Unlimited, continues.
Dr Eliezer Gonzalez
Eliezer Gonzalez is simply passionate about the gospel. With a background in teaching and management, the Lord called him to the gospel ministry and set him on an academic path. As a result, Eliezer earned two Master’s degrees (in Theology and Early Christian History), and then a PhD in Early Christian History. Let him introduce himself to you here:
His academic specialization is the early history of Christianity, and he was written prolifically in published books and in historical and theological academic journals. But don’t let that fool you! Eliezer Gonzalez communicates the gospel of the crucified and risen Christ in a powerful and simple way.
Eliezer Gonzalez has presented the gospel publicly in many countries and in many different forums. He considers it a privilege to be able to do his bit so that the Word Spreads Fast. Eliezer is praying for millions upon millions of people to be in the Kingdom of God because of the ministry of Good News Unlimited.