The Time Frame History of Billboards for Christ, Inc.
1996 - The Lord gave me His desire for my heart, to post His Word on highways throughout the USA.
1998 - The Lord made it concretely clear that I was to do His Will of posting His Word on Highway billboards throughout the USA and then the world. (See Testimony)
1999 - October, BFC is incorporated. (See Policy)
2000 - March, www.billboardsforchrist.org is first published.
2000 - November, the first seven billboards are posted. They remain up for at least 3 years. ~ Atlanta, GA - Austin, TX - Bridgeport, CT - Indianapolis, IN - Nashville, TN - Providence, RI - Richmond, VA (Matthew 11:28/ 2Corinthians 5:17)
2001 - The website expands and millions read God's Word daily as the Lord multiplies His Word's viewing ten-fold!!
2001 – 2003 November, 1 billboard in Houston, TX (Acts 16:31/ 2 Cor 6:2)
2001 – August, a missionary distributes 100 Scripture bumper stickers to Pakistan and India. BFC begins receiving emails from that region.
2002 - November, www.NeedHope.Net is first published on the internet.
2002 – December, God’s Word are in bus shelters in the five boroughs of New York City ~ Manhattan, Brooklyn, The Bronx, Queens and Staten Island on bus shelters. (Psalm 34:18 /Jeremiah 31:3)
2002-5 - More billboards throughout Austin TX ~ (John 1:41 / Mark 1:17), (John 1:5/ John 8:12), (Matt 6:33 / John 3:5). First Spanish Billboards (Bilingual) in Texas (John 14:6 /Juan 14:6) and (Matt 11:28/Mat 11:28)
8/2002- 11/2004 - Dallas, TX has a billboard!
2003 - Bus shelters in Las Vegas, Nevada and Oklahoma City, OK (Jer 31:3/ 2Cor 5:17) and in Detroit, Michigan and Sacramento, CA (Psalm 55:22 / 2Cor 5:17) and in San Francisco Bay Area, CA (Jer 31:3 / Matt 11:28) and in Greater Salt Lake Region, Utah (Deut 6:4,5 NKJV/ Matt 11:28 NIV)
2004 – October, 200 Scripture bumper stickers were sent to St. Lucia, WI!
2005–6 September, Bus shelters are in Baltimore, Maryland, Detroit, Michigan, Las Vegas, Nevada, Los Angeles, California, Minneapolis - St. Paul, Minnesota, New Orleans, Louisiana, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, and Washington, DC (Jer 31:3 / Matt 11:28)
2007 - July, Bus shelters are in Philadelphia, PA, San Francisco, CA, Los Angeles, CA, Las Vegas, Nevada, Denver, CO, Salt Lake City, Utah, Detroit, MI, Washington, DC, Annapolis, MD, and Montgomery County, MD. (1 John 4:18, 1 John 4:16, Matthew 11:28)
2007 - July, Billboards are posted in New Jersey State, Philadelphia, PA and suburbs, Northern NJ and NY City, Indianapolis, IN, Las Vegas, NV, and Los Angeles, CA. (1 John 4:18, 1 John 4:16, Matthew 11:28)
2008 - Continue to post God's Word in the USA
2009 - Begin posting Bible verses on interior bus cards
Continue to post God's Word around
2010 - Produce NeedHope Cards for the first time
Publish the JustForgiven.Org website
Continue to uplift God's Word
2011 - Publish the TruthLoves.Com website
Continue to post God's Word in the USA
2013 - God's Word has now been in 24 states plus Washington DC
God's Word is on TV as a PSA for the first time. The Bible verse is seen on the screen with a voice heard reading the message.
A supporter's private funds has BFC interviewed on the radio, with promotions.
2014 - 10's of thousands of NeedHope cards have been distributed to date. They are going around the globe.
God's Word is posted in five new western states. The total is 29 states plus Washington DC.
God's Word on signs is being published in Spanish for the first time.
For the first time, some web pages are translated into Spanish and published on BillboardsforChrist.Org.
Please note that locations include the suburbs of each city, and in some cases the entire state. The length of time for each postings usually exceed one year, and has been for as long as 6 years. God chooses to make the increase because HE cares about comforting every person personally. Please note that BFC and NH websites get responses from around the globe continually.
In February 2002, a young man interviewed Crystal Bowers for his Bible class. Listed below is the interview for those interested.
I would like to introduce you to the ministry of Billboards for Christ, which I believe the Lord has called me to start. Since 1998 the Lord has more fervently been pushing this idea into my mind and validating it with concrete experiences. The most obvious example is this synopsis of one event:
After a Bible study in my home one evening, while we were gathered in prayer, I asked the Lord aloud if He would show me if He did want me to put His Word on billboards. I prayed, "Lord if this is my idea, then it is dead in the water. But if it is Your idea, then it will fly. Please let me know concretely if it is Your idea. If I do not hear from you, then I will just forget about it because it will not bear fruit anyway. But if you let me know this is your idea, then I will do Your will."
About a week later I got a flat tire on the highway. I prayed to the Lord to send someone to come and help and to glorify Himself in the situation. He did. Jesus sent a Christian billboard designer to fix our flat. Here was my confirmation, and Jesus Christ was glorified! ~~ Crystal Bowers
Only God's Word is true to His promises:For the word of God is living and active. Sharper than any double-edged sword, it penetrates even to dividing soul and spirit, joints and marrow; it judges the thoughts and attitudes of the heart. Heb 4:12 so is my word that goes out from my mouth: It will not return to me empty, but will accomplish what I desire and achieve the purpose for which I sent it. Isa 55:11
God bless you Garrick!!We hope to hear back from you to let me know how this project went, and if you can help us in some way!! Billboards for Christ, Inc.
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