I’m Galen Walters, the Publisher of "Into His Marvelous Light." IHML is the culmination of three men, inspired by God, with a unified vision for a one-hour Bible Study. In 1987, an unlikely meeting between Al Gossan, Kirk Bates and I took place at the Royalwood Pentecostal Church in Houston Texas. With the blessings of Pastor Ron Macey, we embarked upon the tedious, sometimes painful, endeavor of developing this Bible study. Until that time the only one-on-one evangelism tools available were handout "tracts" or multi-week in-home studies. We felt a great need for this one hour concept and knew that it had to be simple, digestible, and well designed.
To test our theory, we started working as a team to simultaneously create the text, form and format. It wasn’t a simple process or one without bruises. Al and Kirk were respected evangelists. I was a business executive and teacher. Though we were from very different cultures and backgrounds (each of us were very headstrong and determined to do things our way), God always intervened and we were reminded that it was all about His way. We launched the study by testing it weekly between versions in my home in Houston. We had people receive the gift of the Holy Ghost almost weekly as we worked to refine the study. Each week we tweaked it to make it work a bit better. The next week we would teach it again, then tweak, etc. It was quite the process but one of the most exciting and fulfilling times of my life.
Today, Into His Marvelous Light has published and sold over 2 million studies. And the monies from the sale of studies have gone back into the production and distribution of more studies. That is the model.
This is our first web site specifically for Into His Marvelous Light and we are proud to be up and running. Rev. Jerry and Sis. Roffie Ensey of Advance Ministries have taken the orders and shipped hundreds of thousands of the studies, and are still handling that aspect of the publishing process. They have been a blessing to me, to the Study, and to many churches in need of a shipment, sometimes around the world, often on short notice.
Today, we have English and Spanish as the main languages. The study has been published in Italian, German, French, and Lugandan (Ugandan).
Thank you for visiting Into His Marvelous Light. Our desire is that this study will be a productive and integral part of your outreach efforts.