Richard Govier

Biography

Richard O. Govier (1928-2018) was a Protestant pastor and missionary and travelled the world in that capacity. He planted a number of churches as well as training pastors who served in Brazil, Chile, Argentina and across the United States.

After his marriage to his lifetime sweetheart, Christine Ann Golfis, at the Bethesda Missionary College in Portland, Oregon, he attended extension classes at Pierce College and the Portland State college. Touched by the Latter Rain revival that began in the Northwest, the call of God rested continually on their hearts and they were forever seeking means of preaching the Gospel to their generation. They bought a small trailer and began an evangelistic trek across the United States, preaching in small churches that were open to the work and moving of the Holy Spirit. They criss-crossed the United States from Los Angeles to New York and finally settled down in Los Angeles where they both got jobs and attended a church in Long Beach, California. While serving in that church their son, Jeffrey Lee, was born on November 4, 1963.

God had spoken through prophetic words that they would be going to a land whose language they would not understand. Going through a dry period in their lives, Richard loaded up a small tent and made a trip to Mount Palomar, to wait on God. After a week of prayer and fasting, the Holy Spirit spoke to his heart that it was time to fulfill the call to a foreign land. Richard, Christine, and Jeff, set out for Brazil. They had no financial support for this until the night they boarded the ship. God sent a local Christian businessman who committed himself to their support for two years, just enough time to attend language school.

It was while attending the Brazilian language school that a missionary visited and introduced Richard to one of Brazil's most notable guitar players, who had recently converted to Christianity. Richard played with him on the banjo and the two began a ministry together that took them to Brazil, Argentina, and Chile. Richard taught pastors in afternoon meetings, while accompanying his Brazilian friend in large city-wide evangelistic campaigns in the evenings.

After serving for ten years in South America, Richard and Christine returned to the United States, primarily to get Jeff into an English-speaking school. Richard pastored churches in York, Pennsylvania, and later in Brooksville, New Jersey. The family eventually moved to Florida where Richard went to work for Piper Aircraft and Page Avjet.

Richard loved studying the word of God and, in his retirement years, wrote over twenty books about the unfolding revelations of God in human history. His son, Jeff, published these books one year after his father passed away.

Books

The Tree of Abraham
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 82,250. Language: English. Published: July 27, 2019 and represented by Jeff Govier. Categories: Nonfiction » Religion & Spirituality » Biblical Studies / Prophecy
The Abrahamic Covenant began with the physical, but ended with the spiritual. There was a definite transition that took place between the physical and the spiritual. Using this principle we shall better understand that some of the promises made to Abraham were fulfilled on the physical plane, while others remain to be fulfilled on the spiritual.
The Prophecy of Zechariah
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 7,920. Language: English. Published: July 27, 2019 and represented by Jeff Govier. Categories: Nonfiction » Religion & Spirituality » Biblical Studies / Prophecy
Zechariah's prophecies predicted the rebuilding of the Temple, of the city of Jerusalem, and the rise of Greece. The prophecies of Zechariah were highly Messianic and far reaching, embracing not only the post-exile period of Jewish history, but the Messianic era and the Christian Church.
The Times of the Gentiles
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 20,740. Language: English. Published: July 27, 2019 and represented by Jeff Govier. Categories: Nonfiction » Religion & Spirituality » Biblical Studies / Prophecy
Nebuchadnezzar became so upset by his dreams that he threatened to kill the wise men of Babylon if they failed to reveal the meaning of the dreams to him. It was then that the prophet Daniel came to the forefront as an interpreter of dreams and a prophet extraordinaire. His interpretation of Nebuchadnezzar's dream laid the foundation for modern day prophecy.
The Tabernacle of David
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 17,930. Language: English. Published: July 27, 2019 and represented by Jeff Govier. Categories: Nonfiction » Religion & Spirituality » Christian Rituals & Practice / Worship & Liturgy
The loss of the Ark of the Covenant, a symbol of God's presence, from out of the Tabernacle of Moses, was descriptive of the history of Israel. The ark of God was never returned to the Mosaic Tabernacle, but found a new home on Mount Zion under a new tent that David pitched. The Tabernacle of David is therefore a symbol of a new era and a universal pattern for God's House.
Thou Art the Christ
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 34,330. Language: English. Published: July 27, 2019 and represented by Jeff Govier. Categories: Nonfiction » Religion & Spirituality » Christian Theology / Christology
The idea of "the Christ" is highly controversial as to whom, or what, constitutes the "Christ" whose shadow can be seen in ancient literature and in the Great Pyramid itself. Are the Jews right in their belief in the coming of a political Messiah? Or are the Christians correct that the "Christ" has already come in the person of Jesus of Nazareth and the "Christ" is active in the Church today?
The Rod of Joseph
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 36,500. Language: English. Published: July 26, 2019 and represented by Jeff Govier. Categories: Nonfiction » Religion & Spirituality » Biblical Studies / History & Culture
The ten tribes that later broke away were all but forgotten. Israel (the ten tribes) actually ceased as a nation. Yet the blessing of Joseph continued on these people even after their dispersion among the nations. What happened to these "lost tribes of Israel?"
The Power of Hope
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 27,940. Language: English. Published: July 26, 2019 and represented by Jeff Govier. Categories: Nonfiction » Religion & Spirituality » Christian Ministry / Counseling & Recovery
The human mind is not only capable of storing the past in the form of memory, but it is also capable of contemplating the future either in hope, or hopelessness. Obedience to God's laws became a factor in the "hope" process, for any hope beyond the grave rested in the hands of a superior being that, alone, possesses the power of Eternal Life.
The Octave Principle
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 12,620. Language: English. Published: July 26, 2019 and represented by Jeff Govier. Categories: Nonfiction » Religion & Spirituality » Christianity
When we delve into the subject, we discover that even the numerical values in the Old Testament speak a language of their own. It is to this language that we now turn our attention, for it is this numerical language that portrays, in a figurative way, the higher order brought in by the resurrection of Jesus Christ.
Millenarianism
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 109,120. Language: English. Published: July 26, 2019 and represented by Jeff Govier. Categories: Nonfiction » Religion & Spirituality » Biblical Studies / Prophecy
Since ancient times mankind held a belief in the ultimate triumph of good over evil in which "righteousness would cover the earth as the waters cover the sea." This idea has set the stage for the present day eschatology of Messianic Christianity as well as some non-Messianic religions of the world.
Thy Kingdom Come
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 9,380. Language: English. Published: July 25, 2019 and represented by Jeff Govier. Categories: Nonfiction » Religion & Spirituality » Christian Theology / Eschatology
What shall be the means by which existing governments of this world will be brought under the headship of Christ? Will there be a sudden invasion from outer space of angelic beings putting down all rebellion on this planet, or do we look for another vehicle to bring it about?
Holy Ground
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 10,450. Language: English. Published: July 25, 2019 and represented by Jeff Govier. Categories: Nonfiction » Religion & Spirituality » Christianity / History
The Hebrew religion was somewhat different from that of its contemporaries in that its worship was centered on an invisible God beyond the reach of the physical universe. Did God actually inhabit the holy ground of altars and temples, or was there another explanation for this idea?
The Great Pearl
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 72,370. Language: English. Published: July 25, 2019 and represented by Jeff Govier. Categories: Nonfiction » Religion & Spirituality » Christianity / History
The visions of the prophets were centered on just this planet, and no other. and of all the many billions of human beings that made this planet their home, only one of them became the object of God's attention.
The Formation of Christianity
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 66,240. Language: English. Published: July 25, 2019 and represented by Jeff Govier. Categories: Nonfiction » Religion & Spirituality » Christianity / History
Divine election was designed to bring a "blessing" to the nations and not the exaltation of a single nation over another. What we must determine here is whether Jesus, Himself, weighed in on the side of the law, or whether He regarded Himself the fulfillment of the law. Or do we see a reboot?
Footprints of the Divine
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 51,210. Language: English. Published: July 25, 2019 and represented by Jeff Govier. Categories: Nonfiction » Religion & Spirituality » Christianity / History
Footprints can be the only surviving evidence that a creature ever existed. If there are footprints then reason would tell us that something beyond our own imagination made them. That is the rationale of this study of God's footprints through time.
Enoch
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 14,540. Language: English. Published: July 24, 2019 and represented by Jeff Govier. Categories: Nonfiction » Religion & Spirituality » Christianity / History
Enoch is the first and oldest of the religious testimonies to come down the generations of mankind. Even this pre-Christian document is remarkable given that some of the prophecies foresee events that have only unfolded with the coming of Jesus Christ and the Church.
The Early and Latter Rain
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 20,080. Language: English. Published: July 24, 2019 and represented by Jeff Govier. Categories: Nonfiction » Religion & Spirituality » Christianity / History, Nonfiction » Religion & Spirituality » Christian Ministry / Evangelism
The harvest of the earth is at the root of God's purpose for mankind, and humanity is the "field" into which God is planting the "seeds" of His Kingdom. It should not be surprising, therefore, that the Feasts of Israel should be linked to the rainy seasons in Palestine if they were to be symbols of God's Harvest.
The Door of Heaven
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 24,270. Language: English. Published: July 24, 2019 and represented by Jeff Govier. Categories: Nonfiction » Religion & Spirituality » Christianity / History
Can we gain access to Heaven any way we please? The question of sin still lies at the door of man's consciousness and is the main issue facing mankind throughout the world.
Daniel
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 19,170. Language: English. Published: July 24, 2019 and represented by Jeff Govier. Categories: Nonfiction » Religion & Spirituality » Christianity / History, Nonfiction » Religion & Spirituality » Biblical Studies / Prophets
It is my purpose in this study to prove the reliability of Gabriel's statement to Daniel. I have only one desire, and that is to exalt the Messiah, the Christ, to whom the prophecy belongs.
Christ Came To His Own
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 18,650. Language: English. Published: July 24, 2019 and represented by Jeff Govier. Categories: Nonfiction » Religion & Spirituality » Christianity / History
Why did Christ tell His disciples: "Go not in the way of the Gentiles…."? What did Jesus mean, as he wept over Jerusalem, "Your house is left unto you desolate"?
Beware the Leaven of the Pharisees
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 32,340. Language: English. Published: July 23, 2019 and represented by Jeff Govier. Categories: Nonfiction » Religion & Spirituality » Christianity / History
Jesus said to His disciples, "How is it that ye do not understand that I spake it not to you concerning bread, but that ye should beware of the leaven of the Pharisees and of the Sadducees?"
The Day of Atonement
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 12,200. Language: English. Published: July 23, 2019 and represented by Jeff Govier. Categories: Nonfiction » Religion & Spirituality » Biblical Studies / History & Culture
The two tablets of stone upon which the Law was written were destroyed by Moses at the base of Mount Sinai when he found the children of Israel worshipping a golden calf. The question is, did it alter God's redemptive plan for the human race and leave it highly flawed?

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