Our Global Focus
The work of EPI began in Africa with the translation of the first title, Start of the Race, into Congo Swahili. The goal was to present profound Biblical truth in simple, everyday English. Today the Everyday Bible Commentary Series as well as many additional books and resources are available in over 80 countries around the world. They have been translated and printed in Chinese, Spanish, Portuguese, French, Congo Swahili and many other languages. These resources are extremely versatile and are used as correspondence courses, teaching materials, small group study guides and tools for prison ministry.
We believe that every Christian in every local church should understand the truths of Scripture in order:
- To live transformed lives that reflect the Saviour and point others to the Lord Jesus Christ
- To be effective servants of Christ by consistently applying the truths of God’s Word to our own lives
- To know and love the Person and redeeming work of Jesus Christ
- To worship our Saviour in the beauty of holiness
- To remain true to Christ and His Word when false teaching is multiplying.
- To prepare elders to teach and defend the flock. (1Tim. 3:2)
- To equip women to teach younger women. (Titus 2:3,4)
- To help parents bring up their children in the truth of God's Word. (Eph. 6:4)
- To remind young men to have the Word of God living and active in their lives. (1John 2:14)
- To strengthen Sunday school teachers bring them up in the training and admonition of the Lord (Eph 6:4)
We cannot teach what we do not know. Before anyone can teach others, they must study the Scriptures themselves. EPI resources have been developed to make this possible.
To encourage the proclamation of the Gospel, the practice of Bible Study, and progress in living the Christian life to the glory of God. As Dr. Harlow often said: “The whole Word for the whole world!”
EPI publishes doctrinally sound, cross-cultural, Bible-based books in multiple languages to equip missionaries, national workers, and believers, primarily in developing countries, to proclaim the gospel, and to encourage Biblical understanding, and the practice of Biblical principles.
Our Statement of Faith
The Bible is inspired of God, inerrant in the original documents and of final authority in all matters of faith and practice. 2 Timothy 3:16
There is one God, eternally existent in three Persons - Father, Son, and Holy Spirit. Matthew 28:18-20; 2 Corinthians 13:14
Lord Jesus Christ
The Lord Jesus Christ is fully God, born of a virgin, sinlessly perfect. His sacrifice is substitutionary and representative. He rose bodily from the dead and ascended to His Father's right hand, where He now ministers as our Great High Priest. He will come to rapture His church and subsequently reign over the earth. John 1:1, 14, 18; 1 Peter 1:19; Ephesians 1: 19-21; Hebrews 4: 15-16; 1 Thessalonians 4: 13-18; Revelation 20-22
Each member of the human race is fallen, sinful, and lost, and regeneration by the Holy Spirit is absolutely essential for the salvation of man. Redemption is wholly by the blood of Christ, and salvation is by grace, through faith in our Lord Jesus Christ. Romans 3: 9-26; John 3: 5-8, 16
The Holy Spirit indwells the believer who is thus empowered to live a godly life. Romans 8: 1-17
There will be a resurrection of the saved and of the lost; of the saved unto eternal life, and of the lost unto eternal and conscious judgement. Revelation 20: 11-15
The Church began with the descent of the Holy Spirit at Pentecost and is composed of all true believers in the Lord Jesus Christ. These believers are united to Him and to one another by the indwelling Spirit. The Church's calling, hope and destiny are heavenly, and its chief functions are to glorify God and to witness for Christ until His Return. Acts 2; Ephesians 4: 1-16; 1 Peter 2: 9-12
Christ, our Risen Head is giver of gifts, such as evangelists, pastors, and teachers, and these men are responsible to Him for their service. They are given "for the perfecting of the saints unto the work of the ministry, for the edifying of the body of Christ." Ephesians 4:12
Child of God
Every true child of God possesses eternal life and being justified, sanctified and sealed with the Holy Spirit, is safe and secure for all eternity. John 10: 27-30; 1 Corinthians 6:11; Ephesians 1: 13-14
Our Commended Workers
Sara Townsend - 1987
Sara Townsend came as a commended worker from Kansas to Everyday Publications in 1978. Sara over the past 30 years has worked from her home office. While living a matter of minutes from the EPI office she was able to pop in from time to time to keep informed and bring in her contributions. Sara now semi-retired in Kansas continues to coordinate the Spanish and Portuguese translation work as well as proof-reading and verse-checking manuscripts before they the titles are submitted for printing
Harold & Barb MacDougall - 2003
Harold MacDougall, commended from New Brunswick, works as the Production Manager in the print shop, keeping the computers and digital printers humming. We praise the Lord for his skills and dedication. Barbara MacDougall, commended alongside her husband from New Brunswick, also serves the Lord at Everyday Publications. We thank the Lord as she cheerfully answers the phones and processes the orders and the daily mail.
Noel & Dwana Bondt - 2007
Commended to the work at EPI by the saints in Charlottetown, PEI, in January 2007. Noel is the technology support and web page developer for EPI. He also manages the EPI warehouse. Noel & Dwana are blessed with two girls.
Brian & Jackie Cretney - 2013
Brian and Jackie Cretney were commended to the grace of God on September 8, 2013 by Brockview Bible Chapel (St. Catharines, ON) where Brian also serves as an elder. His main duties at EPI include typesetting, design and marketing. Before coming to EPI, Brian was an elementary school teacher for 13 years. Brian and Jackie have four children and one dog.
Everyday Publications is governed by a board of directors, elected from the corporation membership. Meetings of the board members are held twice a year, at six month intervals. At such times business practices and policies are made and the activities of the past year reviewed. We thank the Lord for these godly people, willing to give their time and skills to help forward the ministry of Everyday Publications.