Rev. Dr. Esco Yancey, Jr. - CEO/Founder

GOSPEL TIMES MINISTRIES (Isa 61:1 NKJV) "The Spirit of the Lord GOD is upon Me, Because the LORD has anointed Me To preach good tidings to the poor; He has sent Me to heal the brokenhearted, To proclaim liberty to the captives, And the opening of the prison to those who are bound; (LUKE 4:18) MY AUTHORITY

THE MISSION.......GREAT COMMISSION Then the eleven disciples went away into Galilee, to the mountain which Jesus had appointed for them. When they saw Him, they worshiped Him; but some doubted. And Jesus came and spoke to them, saying, ˜All the authority the has been given to Me in heaven and on earth. Go therefore and make disciples of all the nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, teaching them to observe all things that I have commanded you; and lo, I am with you always, even to the end of the age.  (Mt. 28:16-20).

When Jesus Christ gave orders to the eleven remaining apostles on a mountain in Galilee regarding the spiritual conquest of the whole earth, the first thing that He did was to declare the foundation for this mission. The imperatives of the Great Commission are based on the fact that Jesus Christ has received all authority. Christ's reception of all authority is emphasized in the original language. The verb is in the emphatic position: Given to Me was all authority,"Schwertley.

The goal of Gospel Times Ministries is to help achieve the "Great Commission." God has given Brother Yancey the vision to achieve this goal in the following: radio, television, audio, video, certified classes for ministers, believers, and churches. The objective is to reach individuals and congregations through several genres including music, sermons, and sound Bible Education. We also believe in the "indigenous" Church concept. In modern times, an "indigenous" Church is commonly thought to be one that meets the "three self's" ideas - namely, "self-governing, self-supporting and, self-propagating".It is a church with sound doctrine that we can work within each city, state, and nation in the world.

 The greatest threat to the Christian Church is "syncretism. "This is an attempt to undermine, distort or omit scripture that does not support social and cultural trends in a given society. Scripture is very clear on issues facing society today; we just find them hard to accept! We will provide a spiritual counseling feature on our website soon to free the captives.Regional, national and international revivals will still remain a central focus of the ministry. This fall we will begin webcasting Sunday Morning Services through agreements with radio stations all over the country. By 2017, we plan to have a ministry partner in all the seven continents of the world. We plan to have a revival in each continent that same year! At the present time, we are reaching 35,000 viewers from 100 nations around the world!!

Brother Yancey:

< Dr. Esco Yancey is an accomplished guitarist, an authority on The History of Gospel Music, and the first African-American, United States Chess Federation Expert, from North Carolina. He taught chess at the Duke University Center for Learning in Retirement, and he has published a book "How to Teach Chess in the Public Schools and in Christian Schools."  Dr. Esco Yancey, Jr. studied ministry, at Berean School of the Bible, Harvard University Certificate in Spirituality and Healing, and diagnostic reading from University Phoenix.

 He holds a bachelor's degree in history from St. Augustine's College, a master's degree in crisis counseling, a master's certification in education administration, master's certification in vocational education from North Carolina Central University. He achieved, specialist, in Christian counseling certification(ACSI), from studies at North Carolina State University, a doctorate in education from California Coast University.

 Dissertation explored" The Effectiveness of Private and Christian Schools Versus the Effectiveness of Public Schools in America. "CCU is accredited by the Distance Education and Training Council which is recognized by the US Department of Education. DETC's scope of authority extends from the associate up to and including the professional doctorate degree. CCU is also a member of the Council for Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA). CCU is a recognized member of the American Council on Education (ACE).

He is also a gourmet cook. He learned this art when he was a young college student working at the Carolina Country Club. He has traveled the country researching food styles. Today, his style is patterned after the French Master Chef Auguste Escoffier. Chef Yancey is the former owner of Yancey Soul Food Restaurant in Milton, North Carolina. His cooking was featured in several newspapers. If you need Chef Yancey to cook for your personal or private event, please call him at-919-672-5486 or