Gerald Flary is the pastor general of the Church of God in Philadelphia and editor-in-chief of News Trumpet magazine, which he began publishing in 1990. He is also the founder and chairman of the Armstrong International Cultural Foundation, known for his cultural, charitable, and humanitarian work. founder and chancellor of Herbert W. Armstrong College in Edmund, Oklahoma.
Gerald Flory is an Oklahoma native, born in Oklahoma City in 1935 to parents Clarence (deceased in 1977) and Jessie (deceased in 1997). He married Barbara Jean Brewer, September 5, 1964, and they have two children, Laura and Stephen. Barbara Flory died in 2004 after suffering a stroke.
Gerald Flary became a member of the World Church of God (WCG) in 1960 and graduated from the College of Ambassadors in Pasadena, California in 1970. He then worked in the editorial department of the church and wrote for Plain Truth Magazine before being appointed to Minister in 1973.
For more than 35 years he has remained in the ministry full-time. Mr. Flory serves as pastor at the World Church of God until the church renounces its founder, Herbert Armstrong, and his teachings after his death in 1986.
After witnessing changes in church doctrine far from the teachings of Mr. Armstrong, Mr. Flory went into intensive Bible study to look for the cause of the betrayal he witnessed. The result was a manuscript entitled Malachi's Message to the Church of God Today. Originally written in the spring of 1989, when the new direction in the Church of God was not very receptive to many of its members, the book was intended primarily to warn WCG's ministry of what was really happening and, second, to warn of membership in the Church. When an early draft of the book was brought to the attention of the WCG leadership in Pasadena, California, Gerald Flory and his assistant John Amos were fired from their positions as WCG ministers. Mr. Flory immediately founded the Church of the God of Philadelphia on December 7, 1989 in Edmund, Oklahoma.
After the World Church of God ceases to print Armstrong's writing and existing stock of his major works is exhausted, Mr. Flory successfully defends the Philadelphia Church of God's right to publish and freely distribute 19 of his works, obtained through a six-year legal battle against WCG, tried to use the copyrights of the books not to print them.
Gerald Fleury has visited more than 20 countries in critical areas such as the Middle East, South Africa, Europe and Asia, meeting with key international news analysts. He has authored more than 30 books, including Malachi's Message to God's Church Today, God's Family Vision, and the Last Hour.
As the presenter of the television program The Key of David, which began in 1993, Gerald Fleury examines world events in the light of biblical prophecy and announces the imminent return of Jesus Christ to Earth – to save humanity alive and to bring Him into peace, happy, wonderful world tomorrow. Through campaigns for broadcast, print, and personal appearances, he also prophesies again in the tradition of Herbert Armstrong a sobering warning of the unprecedented world troubles ahead of Christ's second coming.