JACK & JUANITA COY
Jack and I live in Mountain Home, AR. We were married in 1978. Our love is even more alive now that it was in 1978 when we started this journey. It all began when Mom and Dad decided to move to Mountain Home, AR and I met a wonderful man named Jack. He became a Christian after we met and Dad baptized him in the Norfork Lake! We have 2 wonderful children, Amanda and Dustin. Amanda has 2 children, Jackson who is now 11 and Ava who is 7. Dustin is married to Tonya. We love the all so very much! We have had many ups and downs, both physically, financially and spiritually. But through it all our God has sustained us and we are ever so thankful to be serving Him. Jack presently works for the Arkansas Forestry Commission. I have been involved in the Trumpet Ministry since I was a child, working in the shop, watching as Mom and Dad printed, wrote, ministered and cared for people. Jack was ordained in the New Testament Church of God in 1986. My first article in Trumpet appeared when I was 10 and as a teenager I wrote an article in each issue. As time went by I continued to write in the Trumpet and I loved the ministry and continue to want to serve the Lord in this way, praying for the Lord to lead, guide and direct us. We are so very thankful for the family the Lord has give us.
THE BEGINNING OF THE SEVENTH TRUMPET
The Seventh Trumpet Ministry and Publications was began by my father, G.W. Pendleton. He was the best father anyone could have. His love for people and his prayers for their souls covered his life, day and night. The Seventh Trumpet Ministry was begun through much prayer and financial stress. It was his heart and soul. He loved to write and he loved the printed word. This message continues on only because of what God laid upon his soul. We praise the Lord for what was begun in 1943. It continues on through free-will offerings from it's readers.
Dad was born in 1905 on a farm in Missouri. He always treasured his roots. But His life was totally changed forever when he was saved in 1929. A young man who worked with him at the Brown Shoe Company continuously asked Dad to come to church with him. And since Dad was also working as a free-lance reporter for the Jefferson City, MO Tribune, he told him, "Pen, you ought to come to church Sunday, you could do a story on the meeting."
So Dad was enticed to check it out, and soon after the service started, he was under conviction, he walked down the isle and turned him life over to Jesus, and started a journey that would last his lifetime. He called to the ministry in 1933 and he ministered at several churches, first in Missouri and then in Oklahoma, Kansas, and North Carolina, Illinois,
It was there that he met Bro. W.S. Goodnight who was teaching on the book of Revelation and that began a life-long love and devotion to the prophecy of the last book of the Bible. He then started traveling more, taking his 33 ft. long Revelation chart. He visited other states, Georgia, Louisiana, Tennessee, Indiana, California, Texas. We still hear from those who knew about those meeting and the lives that were changed. Also, during this time, Dad encouraged those who were interested to open up new non-denominational congregations and believed in the freedom to preach and teach as the Word of God as the Lord led them to.
My father and mother were married in 1956. She not only loved my Dad, but she loved the Trumpet Ministry and understood my father's passion for it. She stood behind him through their years of marriage and beyond. She was his "helpmate" as he called her many times. Through good times and bad times, through pain, much opposition and physical heart problems he persevered and Mom was by his side. Their love will always remain a special memory in my heart. She ran the letter press, and then later the offset press, and in the last few years she printed and mailed the Trumpet out, always faithful. In his auto-biography Dad wrote, "Another additional important event to this work was when I was married to Martha Berg, the daughter of a longtime pioneer Church of God minister, Bro. F. G. Berg, on July 20, 1957. She has been a wonderful companion and help in promoting the many phases of this ministry, an efficient operator, stenographer and promoter. Much credit is given her for her commendable and consecrated service.
He ministered over the Radio for several years. He was on some 35 stations across the U.S., Mexico and Bahamas. One station was XEG, which was a powerful station. The Whitfield Family sang on “The Seventh Trumpet Hour” with him as well. Members of this group are still on the Trumpet list, and I have spoken to Bill Whitfield, and Leo Castleberry over the last few years. It has been great to speak with them on the ministry that they joined with Dad to reach around the world. In 1954, he traveled to the Bahamas to minister to the people there.
WHY ARE WE STILL HERE?
The Seventh Trumpet started out of a need to reach out to the world to tell them that Jesus loves them and that he has always had a plan for his people from the beginning of time until he comes back again for his bride. The Revelation message was always a primary motive.
HAS OUR VISION CHANGED?
NO...GOD HAS NOT CHANGED
We believe that now more than ever we need to pull together as a family, the bride of Christ. There remains too many divisions and struggles, denominational guidelines. We must let the world see that we are one. We do not have a "church." Christ built the church and if you are a born again believer and have accepted Christ as your Savior, you are a member, and you are my brother or sister. The truth will remain forever.
We want our message to promote the true transparent love that Jesus came to show us. We believe the Bible from top to bottom, from head to tail, from first to last. Every word was written for our knowledge. We ask you to remain steadfast in this truth and stand in the fight for Christ and the freedom He gives. My husband Jack and I stand united in this effort.
We want to continue to encourage people and lift up the name of Jesus.
I am so thankful for his faithfulness to the Lord and his love for me and our children.
Our Daughter and our Grandchildren.
Amanda, Jackson and Ava Marin
Our Son and Daughter-in-law
Dustin & Tonya Coy