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Warm up worship with Peace Tower Church worship band

Don Hutchinson

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Speaking at the
Parliamentary Forum on
Religious Freedom

Invitation to listeners

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Spring 2014 Event: Friday 9 May, 7pm
Dr Rick Reed, President of Heritage College and Seminary, and former senior paster of the Metropolitan Bible Church, Ottawa, is our esteemed speaker at this event. Come and meet our radio preachers personally, and enjoy the music of Redeemer Alliance Worship Team.
Free admission and a goodwill offering for the benefit of Good News Christian Ministries.
Poster with full details             See photos of the event

Good News Christian Ministries Fall Event
Ernie and Lynda Cox
If you enjoyed this, catch Ernie & Co's Annual Christmas concert:
Fourth Annual Gospel Celebation NAC 4th Stage

Friday 1 November 2013 at 7:00 pm
St. Timothy's Presbyterian Church, 2400 Alta Vista Drive
Come and join with our four preachers, Alma and Allen, and chat with other listeners to the program.
Reception & refreshments. Free admission and parking

On 22 June 2013 the GNCM board meeting was held at the home of Allen and Alma Churcill in Rideau Ferry. First we toured, next we feasted and last we hit the agenda. This was Verna McLelland's final appearance as treasurer, and she was presented with a long service gift.

Evangelism in the 21st Century
A Special Evening of the Spoken Word and Music

Saturday 5 May 2013 at 7:00 pm
Bethany Baptist Church, 382 Centrepointe Dr. Ottawa
Come and joint with our four preachers Brent, George, Juliet and Brian
as we mark the first year of our new preaching team.
Special Music by Destiny
Poster.    See the pictures.
Reception & refreshments. Free admission and parking

Christmas 2012, and a review of the year.
We invite you to read our Christmas Letter 2012

Here's how it ends: "On behalf of the Preaching team and the Board of Directors of GNCM, we wish you and yours the peace and joy that can only be found in our loving Saviour throughout this holy season and in the new year."

12 August 2012

A sad goodbye to one of God’s faithful stewards,

Rev. Donald S. Crisp

We regret to report that a great servant of God and regular presenter on the Good News Christian Ministries broadcasts has been called home to be with our Lord and Saviour. Pastor Don, affectionately called “Don the Baptist” by his friends, will be sorely missed by the many listeners to the ‘Good News in the Morning’ radio broadcasts (6:30am Sundays on CFRA), and around the world through the internet.

Our deepest condolences to Don’s wife, Tricia, and the Crisp Family.

Farewell, Good Friend, Until We Meet Again!

From the Board of Good News Christian Ministries:
Rev. Dr. Allen Churchill, Alma Carter Churchill, Rev. Brian Wilkie, Rev. Juliet Schimpf, Rev. Brent Russett, Rev. George Sinclair, Ann Matthews, Verna McLelland, Alan Winship, Ruth McKechnie, Robert Shaver, Richard Bendall, Gordon Craig, Tony Copple, Judith Dancer, Ralph Toombs
See Blogspot for 12 Aug 2012.

Starting 20 May 2012, listeners to Good News in the Morning have been treated to a brand new group of Godly presenters, filling the shoes of Rev. Dr. Allen Churchill, and the late Rev. Donald Crisp. They are:
    Rev. Brian Wilkie . . . . . . . St. Andrew's United Church, Rockland
    Rev. Juliet Schimpf . . . . . . First Baptist Church, Perth
    Rev. George Sinclair . . . . . Church of the Messiah, Ottawa
    Rev. Brian Russett  . . . . . . Sunnyside Wesleyan Church, Ottawa

We are very excited about the beginning of a new chapter of GNCM, and we invited you, our radio audience, to join us for an opportunity to meet all four on 22 June 2012.

Meet the New Preachers
as they celebrated joining forces to present Good News in the Morning

7 pm, Friday 22 June 2016 at Bethany Baptist Church, 382 Centrepointe Drive, Nepean

The evening turned out to be special indeed. There was barbershop music from Papa's Friends (extracted from the Capital City Chorus), brought in by Brian Wilkie, who is one of their members.
Watch Pappa's Friends with some of their music.

Alma and Allen gave us an update on Don Crisp's health, with prayers.

By the end of the evening everyone present was extremely comfortable with the four who will carry the Good News torch into the future. Click their pictures below to hear their testimonies.

Rev. Brian Wilkie

Rev. Juliet Schimpf

Rev. George Sinclair

Rev. Brent Russett
We ended the evening with a Reception where all mingled, and enjoyed great refreshments.Poster    Church Bulletin

For further information, contact Allan and Alma at 613-283-4546, E-mail almachurchill(at)

An evening of thanksgiving
in honour of Allen Churchill's faithfulness
to Good News in the Morning

Saturday 24 Sept 2011 at 7 pm, Bethany Baptist Church, 382 Centrepointe Dr.

For several months now The Reverend Dr. Allen Churchill and The Reverend Donald Crisp have led the CFRA Radio Christian broadcast “Good News in the Morning” in partnership. However, after eleven and a half years, Dr. Churchill will no longer be preaching on the programme although he may be speaking periodically for short periods of time. In honour of Dr. Churchill’s faithfulness to the Good News Christian Ministries and the radio broadcast we invited listeners to a special evening of thanksgiving, praise and appreciation featuring the music of Jim Jarvis and Tara Lee Ferguson. The event was held at Bethany Baptist Church, 382 Centrepointe Drive, Nepean, Ontario on Saturday, September 24, 2011 at 7:00 p.m. There was a reception following, thanks to the good folk at Bethany Baptist. May we take this opportunity to thank you again for your prayers and financial support in helping us to continue this important ministry.

the pictures, courtesy of Gordon Craig
Download a Church bulletin insert.
Broadcasting the Good News
Saturday 4 June 2011 at 7 pm

You were invited to a special spring event to celebrate Good News as Rev Dr. Allen Churchill and Rev. Don Crisp shared their personal testimonies, and we were thrilled by music from the (Vanessa) London Trio Plus, and the Bromley Road Baptist Lady's Quintet. Long term listeners Ellard and Kathryn Perry also spoke most movingly about why they tune in faithfully every Sunday at 6:30 a.m. to CFRA.
Venue: Bromley Road Baptist Church
See Full information.

Watch the video: HD / stereo    Regular            Photo montage

Vanessa London

Partners in the Gospel
Sunday 7 November 2010 at 7 pm

Good News Christian Ministries invited all to a special evening with The Rev. Dr. Allen Churchill and The Rev. Donald Crisp, Partners in the Gospel, as they celebrated joining forces to present Good News in the Morning.

The venue was St. Timothy's Presbyterian Church, 2400 Alta Vista Drive, Ottawa (thank you St. Timothy's). Poster. Allen spoke of the genesis and enduring power of Good News in the Morning for so many Ottawans, and increasing numbers of world-wide listeners, and the vision he received of Don as his potential partner. Don responded with his joy at having to chance to join the ministry and bring the Word via radio to our listeners.

Special Music was sung and played by Ottawa music icon Rev. Ernie Cox and Vanessa London, and the Ottawa Christian Chorale. These artist delighted the audience with their contrasting styles and glorious voices. When all present joined together, with Ernie at the piano, in Great is thy Faithfulness we heard and saw how hymns can be performed to perfection (with three key changes).

Afterwards we all joined for really good refreshments and a good opportunity to chat and reminisce (eg Ernie playing in Sneezy Waters' band in 1978).

See more of Richard Bendall's pictures.

Photos by Richard Bendall

Don Crisp's first broadcast on GNITM
27 June 2010

The Rev. Donald Crisp delivered his first talk on Good News in the Morning today, introduced by Rev. Dr. Allen Churchill. The subject of his talk (heard all too rarely from pulpits these days) was "His blood, shed for you and me." Allen will be back next week, but Don will be sharing the considerable workload in future months. We on the board of Good News Christian Ministries (as it will shortly become) warmly welcome Rev. Donald Crisp, senior pastor of First Baptist Church, Smith's Falls.

10 year anniversary of Good News in the Morning
24 May 2009

On 7 March 1999 the first broadcast was made by Allen Churchill of a new program of words and music, bringing a Christian message of hope and encouragement to those who are looking for an intelligent, meaningful and spirited approach to faith and to life. On 24 May 2009, from 7 pm to 8:30 there was a special event at Dominion-Chalmers to mark 10 years of uninterruped weekly broadcasting - 520 times that Allen has faithfully constructed little gems of Christian wisdom and hope, which have inspired so many and continue to do so. This was a celebration by his listeners, the ACCM board of directors, and CFRA. Included in the musical content was Cathy Goddard, the Ottawa singer whom Allen features regularly on the show. Steve Madely and Jack Derouin spoke for CFRA. Rev. Doug Ward brought tribute to Allen. The Dominion-Chalmers Choir sang, and Alma Churchill spoke and sang. Deborah Gyapong spoke of his role in Christian communications in a secular world.
Listen to her here:

The pictures   Video montage   Poster 1 (.pdf Colour)   Poster 2 (.pdf B & W)   Poster 1 (.ppt Colour)

Trevor Baker concert

Allen Churchill Christian Ministries presented Christian country artist Trevor Baker in concert 16 September 2007 at Glen Cairn United Church, Kanata.


Improvement to the quality of the on-line version of Good News in the Morning

As from Sunday 19 August 2007, those who listen to Good News in the Morning on one of our Internet links will notice a significant improvement in the quality of the audio. CFRA is making the broadcasts available to our webmaster as an MP3 file, which he then streams as before. Not only does this bring fidelity to the music spots in the show, it provides them in stereo - which is not available to our AM listening audience.

A Festival of Faith
Friday 5 May 06, Westboro United Church, 450 Churchill Ave N, Ottawa

In celebration of what God is doing with this ministry, we held a spectacular evening of words and music - a Christian message of praise and thanksgiving. Copies of Dr. Churchill's new book, A Lively Hope - transcripts of 15 of his Good News in the Morning broadcasts - were available for purchase.

See the pictures

First Board Meeting

The first board meeting of The Allen Churchill Christian Ministries (now The Good News Christian Ministries) was held in Kanata on November 2, 2004, attended by most of the board members listed at "Who we are."

Board meetings are held approximately every six weeks.

ACCM applied for charitable status as an unincorporated non-profit organization following the first meeting. This was granted with an effective date of January 1, 2005.