July 1, 1948 marked the beginning of the ministry of Truth For Today, Inc. Mr. Oscar M. Baker, the founding editor, had a deep concern for neighbors and friends, having been blessed and encouraged in his studies of the Scriptures by applying the divinely given study principle of "Right Division", and he desired to share those blessings with others. His method of sharing those blessings would be the little Bible study paper known as Truth For Today, and that is still at the center of the ministry. His first issue was only about 150 copies. He mailed it to all on the township tax rolls.
After almost four decades of faithful service in the ministry of Truth For Today and the death of his dear wife Mae on April 17th, 1986, Mr. Baker fell asleep in the Lord on January 19th, 1987 and it became necessary to move the ministry to Lafayette, Indiana. Joe Watkins was the first steward of the ministry there in February of 1986, a year after losing his own wife Betty. In late 1986 he met Marjorie Kayser at a bible conference in Linton, Indiana who had lost her husband some years earlier. The two were wed in 1987 and Truth For Today prospered under Joe’s leadership of faithful service until 2001 when Joe suffered a debilitating stroke that left him bed-ridden and limited his ability to perform the duties of the ministry. Bob Guenther took the reins for Truth for Today in June of 2002 and led the group in Lafayette. In March 2007, Bob married a lady named Valerie, and together with the group there, gave of their hearts and talents in support of Truth For Today until late 2016 when the ministry was transferred to South Carolina. Truth For Today is still alive and well supported by Ronnie and Lori McCurry and the large study group there. The heart of the ministry is still the Bibles, books, and other study aids featured on our website book listing. The loving generosity of the many who share our concern make it possible for us to offer Truth For Today free of charge to anyone, anywhere, upon request. We also do what we can among the needy to assist the serious student and teacher with books and Bibles featured on our book list.
Today we print over 2000 copies of each issue of Truth Today, not a large number, but the seed of truth is being widely sown. It is presently being sent to all 50 states and to 61 other nations. Through the paper, and now our web site, we make available the writings of Bible teachers such as Mr. E. W. Bullinger, Mr. Charles H. Welch, Mr. Stuart Allen, and other men of GOD who have lived and labored faithfully, honoring the Lord's command in II Timothy 2:15 and Philippians 1:10 to "Rightly Divide" the Word of Truth.
Through our web site we are now able to offer new ways to expand our small ministry by offering different articles, book reviews, and our current book list. The editor of Truth for Today is a faithful member of the group in South Carolina, Chip Winchester. If you like the articles and book reviews and would like a copy of Truth For Today, or you would like to have your name added to our mailing list, you can contact us at the address below or by e-mail. Remember, Truth For Today is mailed out bi-monthly to anyone, anywhere upon request free of charge. Please write or e-mail us with any questions, concerns, or comments you may have.
Mailing address: Truth For Today, Inc., PO Box 607, West Union, SC 2969