About Us

Staff Bios

Jason Overman is Editor of Publications of the Bible Advocate Press. After 24 years in the publishing industry (in sales and management) with the Harrison Daily Times, Jason left his general manager’s position to join the BAP family in 2015. He has served in ministry for 30 years and currently pastors the Church of God […]

Making an Impact

The Michigan State Conference of the Church of Christ, predecessor to the Church of God (Seventh Day), made plans for the publication of a magazine in its conference at Bangor in June 1863. It chose The Hope of Israel as the name, solicited subscriptions at seventy-five cents per year, received offerings to defray startup costs, […]

Alive and Well at 150

The birth of The Hope of Israel, forerunner of the Bible Advocate, was the product of dedication and sacrifice. The early Michigan Conference decided that brethren of a common Christian faith should publish a paper to share the gospel. For the first twenty-five years, members provided both financial support and hours of tedious labor. Enos […]

Our History

Published by the Church of God (Seventh Day), the Bible Advocate is one of the oldest Christian magazines still in print in the United States. It began in 1863 under the title The Hope of Israel. Since then, it has been the product of editors’ and staff members’ dedication and sacrifice. The magazine started in […]