Podcasts From Leaders


Authors and Books

IFCA authors and books listed alphabetically  (Click on the Authors name to purchase the book on Amazon)

  • The topic of biblical unity among Christians by Christ’s definition demands a sense of urgent focus among people of faith who maintain that God indeed put in motion a plan to save mankind by the crucifixion of His Son. John Lathrop’s book is a must read if you number yourself among this group of professors of Biblical principles. It is a must because no Christian vision or goal is obtainable without this unity; no congregation can hope for God’s blessing; no clergy can expect success; no display of Christ’s presence with His church is visible; no evangelism of any kind is possible by the church if unity is not real among.. us. What is this unity and how is it obtained on different levels of fellowship and relationship are questions that demand an answer. That makes this book required reading. 

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  • What is the correct way to interpret the Old Testament? It is sometimes imagined that there are as many different interpretations of the Old Testament as there are readers. How should the Old Testament be understood? As the Ethiopian eunuch asked, with the Bible in hand, “How can I [understand] unless someone guides me?” The answer to this problem for the Christian is clear. Jesus Christ is our guide; He is the key to the interpretation of the Bible. (Click on the title for the Amazon link)

  • There are few books that I keep close to me for personal reference. John Lathrop’s “Apostles, Prophets, Evangelists, Pastors and Teachers Then and Now” will be one of those books. I was very impressed with the varied perspectives on each of the “five fold” ministries. I gained new insight into each and how they apply even today. The concepts on why the words “Apostle” or “Prophet” are overused or discouraged by Christians today is very informative. Most impressive is how Lathrop stays biblically sound on each topic. I would HIGHLY recommend this book for group studies and individuals alike. It does not matter if you have been in ministry for years, or a new believer. However, I personally believe that every minister should own and read this book. (click on title for amazon link)

  • We are living in a day when it is absolutely critical that Believers know what they believe, and that what they believe is firmly based on the Word of God, the Bible. So many Believers today are enlisting in the Army of God without the Sword of the Spirit and they find themselves unarmed when it comes to fighting spiritual battles. (Click the title for the Amazon link)

  • Many today, in the 21st century, claim that , “God is one and the same, only people call him by different names”. Such a statement aims to reconcile all the religions of the world. It sounds safe and friendly; making nearly all religions acceptable so that people are lulled into a false sense of security. (Click the title for the amazon link)

  • These are the thoughts of someone who once pastored churches. These thoughts are written primarily to my sons who grew up in the church. Such an experience is more often than not lacking in the beauty and meaning that God envisioned when He first called His church into being.  (click on title for amazon link)

  • For an American, it is difficult to imagine that people in Haiti, with all their trials and tribulations, can pursue happiness the way we hope that people do everywhere. Meet people like these as an enlightening experience. This is a remarkable inspiring and surprising tale.

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  • The first book in our devotional series is the season of WINTER. May you find your Savior opening His arms of love to you as you move through this season. Take your time. Walk slowly. Feel God’s presence as you consider the days and weeks and years that He has given to you. Ask Him to bring new strength to your soul daily. ––Alan and Mary

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  • The second book in our devotional series is the season of SPRING. Reading Spring Devotions will produce a healthy and balanced diet of hope for the discouraged. It will provide a refuge for the hurting and friendship for the lonely.

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  • The third book in our devotional series is the season of SUMMER. In the months of June - August we pray that you would experience nourishment, motivation, and encouragement so that you can flourish in your relationship with your Creator. 

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  • The forth book in our devotional series is the season of FALL. In the months of September - November we pray that you would experience nourishment, motivation, and encouragement so that you can flourish in your relationship with your Creator. 

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  • In the New Testament a number of people received divinely-inspired dreams and visions. Some of these individuals were leaders in the early church and others were not. Their experiences were unique, powerful, and produced action. The Bible indicates that dreams and visions will continue to the present day. In this book you will find: * Relevant texts regarding New Testament dreams and visions. * Insights into what we can learn from each dream and vision. * Reasons why we should expect dreams and visions today. * Dreams and visions from the twentieth and twenty-first centuries. * Accounts of what took place as people responded to the dreams and visions they received.

  • Financial Freedom: The truth in this material will become evident to those who recognize the value of a life surrendered to God. His eternal plans and purposes far outweigh all that this world has to offer. Knowing why God has allowed the existence of money is crucial to everyone who wants to make a difference. Ignorance and the lack of knowledge is one of our greatest enemies in any area of life. If we know what God expects and desires then we can find direction and adjust our lives accordingly. Eyes of wisdom see money as a resource for us to be good stewards of and nothing more. (Click on title for amazon link)

  • We are living in a day when it is absolutely critical that those who call themselves followers of Christ know what they believe and that what they believe is firmly based on the Word of God.

    This bible study will follow the pattern as noted in Hebrews 6:1-2, 
    “Therefore, leaving the discussion of the elementary principles of Christ, let us go on to perfection, not laying again the foundation of repentance from dead works and of faith toward God, of the doctrine of baptisms, of laying on of hands, of resurrection of the dead, and of eternal judgment.” (NKJV)

    Be sure to add the teaching guild to go with the book. Amazon link here.

  • The christian faith is an adventure unlike any experience humanity has ever known, filled with countless adventures and discoveries, but the journey is also packed with dangerous, worldly persuasion. (click on title for amazon link)

  • We believe God wants all to have an encounter with Him so that we have the confidence to know that we have eternal life. The only way to know this is if our salvation rests in Jesus and not our own performance. If it depends on us, then we are saved on a good day, and on a bad day, we aren't really sure. If I rely on what Jesus has done for me, then I can know that God has given me eternal life. Specifically, giving Jesus His rightful place will cause us to walk in humility and grace.

  • The Story of the beginnings of the IFCA church in Burgettstown, PA. (click on title for amazon link)

  • Christians speak of the logos (ideas) of God becoming a rhema (words) from God. This represents the process of turning Bible ideas into specific principles for life. It is a closer look at the trees in the forest and not just the forest. It is flying lower and lower over the message until the very words and grammar become visible and we ultimately land on the path God has mapped out for living that message.

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  • Ever think it should be possible for a fundamentalist Baptist who believes in the Calvinistic doctrine of “eternal security” to be in full fellowship with a tongue-talking Pentecostal…. Lucian Gandolfo thinks so, and attempts to reconcile these opposing Christian groups…through the Word of God they both hold dear!

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  • Some Men are Our Hero's

    Edited by Dr. KeumJu Jewel Hyun, Cynthia Davis Lathrop.

    Stories by Women about the Men Who Have Greatly Influenced Their Lives Edited by Dr. KeumJu Jewel Hyun, Cynthia Davis Lathrop. Do the little things we do and say really make a difference in the lives of others? Some Men Are Our Heroes answers. (click on title for amazon link)

  • This collection of sermons and essays reflects John Lathrop’s manifest skill as a teacher of the Word: cerebral, full of substance, light on the clichés, thought-provoking and inspiring. He writes from a Pentecostal perspective, but pulls no punches when addressing myths common with Pentecostalism. He opens the scriptures to us as an experienced pastor, well-read, addressing significant and sometimes controversial issues within the church, including the gifts of tongues and prophesy, divine guidance, spiritual conceit, women in church leadership, collecting offerings, and Jesus as a model for the church’s public ministry. And always, he frames the issue as a story of hope, expounding on the life-expanding stories of scripture. (click on title for amazon link)

  • God is raising up a body of believers who will be found faithful to the Word of God (Scriptures). The Bible is emphatic about this point that it is important that every follower of Christ knows what they believe and why they believe it:

    “. . . Take heed unto thyself, and unto the doctrine; continue in them: for in doing this thou shalt both save thyself, and them that hear thee.” 1 Timothy 4:16 (KJV)

    There is also a Teaching guild that supplements the book. Amazon link here