The Time Frame History of Billboards for Christ, Inc.

1996    -    The Lord gave me His desire for my heart, to post His Word on highways throughout the USA.

1998    -    The Lord made it concretely clear that I was to do His Will of posting His Word on Highway billboards throughout the USA and then the world.  (See Testimony)

1999    -     October, BFC is incorporated.  (See Policy)

2000    -     March, www.billboardsforchrist.org  is first published.

2000    -    November, the first seven billboards are posted.  They remain up for at least 3 years.   ~ Atlanta, GA - Austin, TX -  Bridgeport, CT -  Indianapolis, IN - Nashville, TN -  Providence, RI - Richmond, VA  (Matthew 11:28/ 2Corinthians 5:17)

2001    -    The website expands and millions read God's Word daily as the Lord multiplies His Word's viewing ten-fold!!

2001 – 2003   November, 1 billboard in Houston, TX     (Acts 16:31/ 2 Cor 6:2)  

2001 – August, a missionary distributes 100 Scripture bumper stickers to Pakistan and India. BFC begins receiving emails from that region.  

2002 - November, www.NeedHope.Net is first published on the internet. 

2002 – December, God’s Word are in bus shelters in the five boroughs of New York City ~ Manhattan, Brooklyn, The Bronx, Queens and Staten Island on bus shelters. (Psalm 34:18 /Jeremiah 31:3)

2002-5 - More billboards throughout Austin TX  ~  (John 1:41 / Mark 1:17),  (John 1:5/ John 8:12), (Matt 6:33 / John 3:5).  First Spanish Billboards (Bilingual) in Texas  (John 14:6 /Juan 14:6) and (Matt 11:28/Mat 11:28)

8/2002- 11/2004 -  Dallas, TX has a billboard! 

2003 - Bus shelters in Las Vegas, Nevada and Oklahoma City, OK (Jer 31:3/ 2Cor 5:17)  and in Detroit, Michigan and Sacramento, CA  (Psalm 55:22 / 2Cor 5:17)  and in San Francisco Bay Area, CA (Jer 31:3 / Matt 11:28)  and in Greater Salt Lake Region, Utah  (Deut 6:4,5 NKJV/ Matt 11:28 NIV)

2004 – October, 200 Scripture bumper stickers were sent to St. Lucia, WI!  

2005–6 September, Bus shelters are in Baltimore, Maryland, Detroit, Michigan, Las Vegas, Nevada, Los Angeles, California, Minneapolis - St. Paul, Minnesota, New Orleans, Louisiana, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, and Washington, DC (Jer 31:3 / Matt 11:28)  

2007 -  July, Bus shelters are in Philadelphia, PA, San Francisco, CA, Los Angeles, CA, Las Vegas, Nevada, Denver, CO, Salt Lake City, Utah, Detroit, MI, Washington, DC, Annapolis, MD, and Montgomery County, MD. (1 John 4:18, 1 John 4:16, Matthew 11:28)   

2007 - July, Billboards are posted in New Jersey State, Philadelphia, PA and suburbs, Northern NJ and NY City, Indianapolis, IN, Las Vegas, NV, and Los Angeles, CA. (1 John 4:18, 1 John 4:16, Matthew 11:28)   

2008 - Continue to post God's Word in the USA

2009 - Begin posting Bible verses on interior bus cards

             Continue to post God's Word around 

2010 - Produce NeedHope Cards for the first time

             Publish the JustForgiven.Org website 

             Continue to uplift God's Word 

2011 - Publish the TruthLoves.Com website

              Continue to post God's Word in the USA

2013 -  God's Word has now been in 24 states plus Washington DC

              God's Word is on TV as a PSA for the first time. The Bible verse is seen on the screen with a voice heard reading the message.  

              A supporter's private funds has BFC interviewed on the radio, with promotions. 

2014 - 10's of thousands of NeedHope cards have been distributed to date. They are going around the globe. 

              God's Word is posted in five new western states. The total is 29 states plus Washington DC. 

              God's Word on signs is being published in Spanish for the first time. 

              For the first time, some web pages are translated into Spanish and published on BillboardsforChrist.Org.  


Please note that locations include the suburbs of each city, and in some cases the entire state.  The length of time for each postings usually exceed one year, and has been for as long as 6 years.  God chooses to make the increase because HE cares about comforting every person personally.  Please note that BFC and NH websites get responses from around the globe continually.  


                                                                                ~Crystal Bowers  

In February 2002, a young man interviewed Crystal Bowers for his Bible class.  Listed below is the interview for those interested.

  1. In this field of missions work what skills and or tools do you need to be involved? First and most importantly, you need to be born again, saved by the blood of the Lord Jesus Christ. You need to be able to hear the Lord's voice (John 10:27) and test (1 Cor 2:9-16) everything by the Word of God which you have been ingesting since you made Jesus Lord of your life. Secondly, you need a heart for the lost (Luke 15:4), a soul for serving the Lord Jesus Christ will all of your heart, soul and mind and strength (Deut 6:5; Luke 10:27). Thirdly, you need to be honest with money that comes to the ministry, understanding that it only belongs to the Lord Jesus Christ. (Lev 27:30; Ps 22:28) You need to be able to type letters like this, have a computer, and be able to talk with many different types of people on their level in order to accomplish the goals of the ministry.
  2. Do you find that this field of missions is effective? Yes. We rest on God's two promises: Isa 55:11 and Heb 4:12. Many have been saved by God's Word on billboards, by reading them on the highways, bus shelters, and bumper stickers and by reading the Scripture on the web site, www.billboardsforchrist.org. Plus, it has been very cost effective. Not one dollar has been spent on administration or anything except to the billboard companies themselves. That means that completely 100% of every dollar goes directly to where it is intended by the donor! Praise God, for He made it that cheap, by giving His children the opportunity to help in donating their time and expertise without cost or charge!! (Col 3:23-24)
  3. What kinds of things (logos and such) do you put on your billboards? The only thing on our billboards are God's Word, the Bible verse addresses and our web site: www.billboardsforchrist.org 
  4. Do people seem to reject or accept the billboards? We have only received favorable responses from the viewers. Considering the millions of people who read the Scripture verses daily, this is quite a compliment to our Lord and God!! We have never had anyone say anything bad about the billboards.
  5. How did you come up with the idea for this missions work? This is my testimony:
  6. I would like to introduce you to the ministry of Billboards for Christ, which I believe the Lord has called me to start. Since 1998 the Lord has more fervently been pushing this idea into my mind and validating it with concrete experiences. The most obvious example is this synopsis of one event:

    After a Bible study in my home one evening, while we were gathered in prayer, I asked the Lord aloud if He would show me if He did want me to put His Word on billboards. I prayed, "Lord if this is my idea, then it is dead in the water. But if it is Your idea, then it will fly. Please let me know concretely if it is Your idea. If I do not hear from you, then I will just forget about it because it will not bear fruit anyway. But if you let me know this is your idea, then I will do Your will."
    About a week later I got a flat tire on the highway. I prayed to the Lord to send someone to come and help and to glorify Himself in the situation. He did. Jesus sent a Christian billboard designer to fix our flat. Here was my confirmation, and Jesus Christ was glorified! ~~ Crystal Bowers
  7. How many people are involved in your work? There are many people all over the USA involved!! There are Christians (2Cor 9:7) who donate funds to exalt God's Word, who are praying (James 5:16) for the ministry and for the salvation of souls, who are manufacturing the boards and posting them up, who are donating space on their boards for God's Word to be posted, who are posting God's Word on the web site, who are answering questions we receive (ROM 12:4-21; 1 Cor 7:7; 1 Cor 12:4; 2 Cor 9:15; James 1:17; 1 Peter 4:10; ), who are sending us notes of encouragement.... And then the Most Important Person is Jesus Christ, the risen Lord (Luke 24:6; Heb 4:14-15) Who goes before us in all things preparing (John 14:3-4; Eph 4:1-13) the way and the Holy Spirit Who counsels (John 14:16,26; 15:26) us in all things.
  8. Where are you located? The ministry is in Maryland, USA, however, the work is done on the computer for the Internet, and wherever we have posted God's Word.
  9. What would it take for me to be involved in this missions work? First, you must be born again, saved by Jesus Christ's substitutionary death on the cross. When you receive Jesus Christ as your Lord and Savior you will be filled with the Holy Spirit Who will teach you of the Lord Jesus, the Lord God Almighty. Then you must be doused in the Word of God, ingesting the Bread of Life (Deut 8:3; Matt 4:4). Next, the Lord will call you into some service by and for Himself (Matt 4:19; 28:18-20; Acts 1:8; 13:47). He may plant a good idea in your mind and heart, but it must be confirmed by the Lord Jesus Christ. See question 1 & 5.
  10. Where do your missionary billboards extend to (locations)? We have billboards, bus shelters and bumper stickers all over the USA. Our bumper stickers are in India and Pakistan. We even get e-mail from Pakistan and Africa. God's Word is exalted throughout the USA! Please see our page www.billboardsforchrist.org/billboards.htm
  11. How do you go about creating a Christian billboard? First we wait for the Lord Himself to supply the money for the billboards. Next is prayer. Confession of personal sin to the Lord Jesus Christ, and then asking the Lord God Almighty: Where do you want to go? What verses do you want on these boards? What is the weight, concern, sin of this area? How can You draw them to Yourself in this location? Then after the verses are picked, we contact the billboard companies for the space and manufacturing of the signs. Lastly, we do a "write-up" explaining the verses and God's Love for the reader and post it on the web site.
  12. Are there certain things you can't put on the billboards? Only once did an official say we couldn't post "religious" information.
  13. Are there things you have found that offend the people? No, we have only received favorable responses from the viewers. We have never had anyone say anything bad about anything of Billboards for Christ, Inc..
  14. How many billboards have you put up? To date we have 70 billboards and bus shelters posted. We do not have a count on our bumper stickers which have gone out.
  15. How many years have you been in this line or missions? In 1998 the Lord Jesus Christ made it concretely clear He wanted me to do this. In 1999 Billboards for Christ was incorporated. In 2000 the web site was first posted and the first seven billboards were posted. In 2001 we reached more cities and people, totaling to 70 postings.
  16. Is this a profitable organization? It is very profitable in the stored treasures in heaven (Matt 6:19-21, 33-24) ! The riches are in the souls being saved from hell. Monetarily, the ministry receives no money whatsoever since all the funds received are funnel directly to the billboard companies to exalt God's Word. (2 Cor 2:17) We have no debt because we only post God's Word if He provides the funds. This is another way we know if the Lord wants us to continue.
  17. Do you create the billboards yourself? We pray for the verses the Lord Jesus wants. Early in the ministry, the Lord made it clear the design and format He wanted. "White lettering on a rich dark color background." He even gave us a visible example! Then we contact the manufacturer of the vinyl cover and they produce it.
  18. How did you become interested in the missions work? The Lord Jesus Christ has been sooooo bountifully generous in His Mercy and Grace, Peace and Joy in my life... His Word has been so healing and rectifying in my life. He has grown me and changed me so much in His unconditional love, when I deserve nothing. I have been moved by gratitude to the Lord Jesus Christ, and by a heart for the lost who still do not know Jesus personally and internally. I am saddened to know many people will perish in hell forever, yet encouraged and edified by the Lord Himself that "Surely the arm of the LORD is not too short to save, nor his ear too dull to hear. " Isa 59:1. The idea came into my head as something "simple" that I could do, but only with the Lord's directing and permeating every moment and movement within the ministry. People remind me that I have always been "evangelizing" by just speaking to people personally, feeling with them, and encouraging them in a relationship with he Living Lord God Almighty and His Son Jesus Christ.
  19. Can you send me some samples of your work? You may click onto www.billboardsforchrist.org/billboards.htm to see whichever billboards you would like. Our bumper stickers are found on www.billboardsforchrist.org/bumper_stickers.htm
  20. Is it likely that I’ve seen some of your billboards? You may have seen our signs if you have been to any of the states listed on our web page: www.billboardsforchrist.org/billboards.htm
  21. How could I get involved in this work? If you want to help Billboards for Christ, Inc. We need: Prayer:
for the men, women and children who have grown closer to the Lord Jesus Christ while reading our web site and boards. Please pray for their continued growth in the Holy Spirit, discipleship through a godly church, to be rooted in the Word of God, and to bear fruit through our Lord Jesus Christ.
for the people passing by the signs to be moved in their hearts by the Word of God.
for protection of the billboards, the bus shelters, the website, the webmaster, the computers on which the work is processed, the information posted and that it may only fulfill God's Will and Glorify the Triune Lord God Almighty!!

Donations are needed for posting God's Word in the USA and beyond. Every dollar goes only to the billboards companies. $1.00 pays for more than 10,000 people to read God's Word daily. Funds can be raised from our solicitation suggestion sheet. Spread the word about BFC and the website of BFC for the edification of His children and for those who have yet to trust Him.

 If you want to reach others for Christ, the Lord has something specific for you to do. It may be to help us. It may be to reach your own personal family through obedience to the Lord God Almighty and witnessing (that is telling just the facts) of what God has and is doing in your life. It may be something more. Please let us know whatever you find out so we may encourage you and pray for you!

  1. What kinds of messages do you put on the billboards? See our page Billboards listing - www.billboardsforchrist.org/billboards.htm for our messages.
  2. Are you allowed to advertise bible verses? Yes. That is all we put on our billboards. Scripture, Bible verses, the inerrant Word of God, the Living Word of God, The Lord Jesus Christ. Our web site is beneath the Scripture to encourage the reader to know and grow in their relationship with God Almighty.
  3. Can you put anything you want or does someone control what you are able to advertise? No one has control over us except One. If a door closes, we know the Lord God is in charge of it. Otherwise, we have had no constraints.
  4. How may countries have your billboards reached? To date, our billboards and bus shelters are only in the USA. We have bumper stickers in India and Pakistan.  We hope to be going into more countries in 2002.
  5. Do you only make Christian billboards? Yes, only God's Word is to be exalted, for the glorification of the Lord God Almighty and for the reaping of souls for His Kingdom!!

Only God's Word is true to His promises: For the word of God is living and active. Sharper than any double-edged sword, it penetrates even to dividing soul and spirit, joints and marrow; it judges the thoughts and attitudes of the heart. Heb 4:12

so is my word that goes out from my mouth: It will not return to me empty, but will accomplish what I desire and achieve the purpose for which I sent it. Isa 55:11

God bless you Garrick!! We hope to hear back from you to let me know how this project went, and if you can help us in some way!! Billboards for Christ, Inc.

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