HISTORY AND MISSION
Established in 2016, Alpha Omega Publishing Company is a nonprofit publishing house focused on the distribution of Christian writings, which encourage individuals in their faith. Our organization is resolved to preserve, distribute, and promote the Pentecostal message as first preached by the apostles on the day of Pentecost. As a student of the Pentecostal movement, Eric Beda was aware of the difficulty of obtaining information on the crusade. Specifically, he noticed the rate at which books, related to Pentecostal writings, were going out of print or were no longer in circulation. As a university administrator and a Christian bookseller at a local church in Jackson, Michigan, he realized the need to reproduce and publish Pentecostal writings in a wide circulation.
The principles of the Pentecostal message reflect the fundamental and foundational teachings that were first taught by Jesus Christ and his apostles. These principles continued to be taught by the Latter Rain fathers, through the work of Charles Fox Parham and William Seymour, as well as by G. T. Haywood, A. D. Urshan, Morris E. Golder, Ross P. Paddock, Karl F. Smith, R.C. Lawson, and Samuel N. Hancock.
The crowds of interracial worshippers set the tone for much of the early Pentecostal movement at William Seymour’s Azusa Street Mission. During the period from 1906 to 1924, Pentecostals defied social, cultural, and political norms at a time when others called for racial segregation. The Church of God in Christ, the Assemblies of God, the Pentecostal Holiness Church, and the Pentecostal Assemblies of the World were all interracial denominations before the 1920s.
In an attempt to address the threat of losing an important aspect of history in Christian theology, Alpha Omega Publishing Company was created. By specializing in short book runs, Beda was able to supply his own bookstore with classic theology, biblical studies, and church history titles as well as fulfill the requests of other bookstores and textbook managers who needed out-of-print texts for Bible colleges. Today, Alpha Omega Publishing Company’s inventory includes hundreds of titles, adding more each month.
Over the course of working with various authors and theologians, Alpha Omega Publishing Company also began receiving requests to publish new books. The organization has been able to provide an option for many good manuscripts that were failing to meet the sales projections of more traditional publishing houses. Currently, we publish numerous new publications through our organization and continually seek to publish Christian works that promote the Pentecostal message.