John 3:16 was the verse that William J. Pell began with when he started printing on a hand press in his mother’s parlor in 1920. This was the humble beginning of Gospel Folio Press Ministries. Bill Pell began to print the monthly gospel paper, Words of Peace. Assuming he would never print literature with more than one fold (a “folio” is a piece of paper folded once), Pell named his company Gospel Folio Press.
In 1939, Bill was compelled to create a daily devotional calendar. The calendar (initially called The Remembrancer) launched in 1940. Choice Gleanings soon became a popular daily meditation for many Christians. Today Gospel Folio Press distributes more than 60,000 calendars world wide annually. The 2016 calendar marks 76 years of publishing and distributing Choice Gleanings.
Around 1925, Gospel Folio Press began printing Sunday School papers. In 1995-1998, with the input of Sunday School teachers and Superintendents, the curriculum was revised and updated. The Line Upon Line Modular Bible Lessons are intended to be able to teach all ages the whole Bible in a clear, concise, and consecutive manner.
Gospel Folio Press continues to distribute gospel tracts along with Christian books, Bibles, commentaries, Sunday School material, hymn books and daily devotionals. We also publish 10-20 new book titles each year.
Whether this is your first visit to our site or you’ve been here before, we hope you find the resources offered to be a help to your spiritual life. We believe the Bible to be the Word of God and heaven’s treasure house of knowledge, including “every spiritual blessing in the heavenlies in Christ” (Ephesians 1:3). When we open the Scriptures, heaven opens to us; we are able to look right into the heart and mind of God. It is our desire to provide carefully selected quality Christian books to our customers for their growth and encouragement.