THE ORGANIZATION THE MINISTRY THE LEADERSHIP THE SUPPORT
Open Door Communication Ministries, Inc. was founded August 12, 1985 in Fort Worth, Texas by Rev. Robert Kelley. The Ministry moved to Oregon in 1997 when Rev. Kelley was sent by the Lord to pastor a church in Portland.
This Ministry exists to proclaim the Gospel of Jesus Christ and teach the will, way and Word of God using various media.
Our mission is to preach the Gospel and teach believers as widely as possible through appropriate media means.
- To proclaim the Gospel of Jesus Christ to as many people as possible.
- To teach, strengthen and build up believers in the Word of God.
- To be a source of instruction, equipping, assistance and encouragement in and among local churches as well as related Christian entities.
- To faithfully represent Jesus Christ in the world.
Open Door Communication Ministries, Inc. launched The From Slavery To Victory Education Project in 1994. The project is the fulfillment of a nearly lifelong burden Rev. Kelley has had to make a difference for good among African Americans.
The From Slavery To Victory Education Project has as its long-term objective to proclaim the truth about God, His purposes and activity in the history of African Americans such that healing, deliverance, renewal, revival, salvation, present and eternal victory comes to those who believe. The project’s central theme is God gives victory to all who believe in His Son, Jesus Christ (I John 5:4-5)!
While acknowledging the negative impact and lingering effects of the historic African American experience on many, the project takes the position the Word of God offers fully satisfying answers to the many "why" questions and the risen Christ the power to live victoriously over it all--as African America’s Christian slave ancestors once did. For this reason, the goal of this project is to spur a national movement among African Americans to wholeheartedly turn back to or newly embrace Jesus Christ, His will, way and Word!
In conducting The From Slavery To Victory Education Project, Rev. Kelley wrote and produced the award winning radio special, From Slavery To Victory: One Man’s Journey which aired on stations around the nation. He has also written a tract entitled, Does God Care About African Americans? featured on this Web site.
Rev. Kelley began to write and publish a related free monthly newsletter in July of 1999. Articles written beginning in 2003 for the newsletter and The From Slavery To Victory Monthly Journal its successor are archived on this Web site. Future plans include the production of a film celebrating the heroric faith of black Christian slaves.
A board of directors drawn from among individual supporters directs the affairs of Open Door Communication Ministries, Inc. Rev. Robert Kelley chairs the board and conducts the daily operations as president. He has been a Christian since Easter Sunday 1977 and accepted God’s call into the ministry in 1979. He holds a BA Degree in Radio/Television Broadcasting from San Jose State University and a MA Degree in Communication from Southwestern Seminary, Fort Worth, Texas. Rev. Kelley is a spiritually gifted communicator, instructor and administrator. He has served local churches since 1980 as a teacher, program leader, minister of education/media and pastor. He is also a published author most recently penning, The Strong Man Of God: Back To Basics released in 2011.
Rev. Robert Kelley
Open Door Communication Ministries, Inc. depends primarily upon the financial gifts of individual Christians and churches. All contributors receive a Annual Report from the Ministry in October after the close of its fiscal year September 30th. Since the Ministry is a federal tax exempt 501 (c) (3) Non-Profit Corporation (I.D.# 75-2052400), all contributions are tax-deductible.