HOME > NEWSROOM > ARTICLES > Guidelines International Ministry Celebrating 50 Years

Guidelines International Ministry Celebrating 50 Years

Guidelines 50th Anniversary logoGuidelines International Ministry is celebrating its 50th year of proclaiming the Good News of the Gospel.

Guidelines began in 1963 in response to Harold and Darlene Sala’s desire to spread the message of Jesus Christ in such a manner that men and women would come to faith in the Lord and believers would be discipled and strengthened.

Since the ministry started broadcasting Harold Sala’s five-minute Guidelines for Family Living on September 2, 1963, on KFSG, a powerful AM station in Los Angeles, the radio program has been on the air five days each week continuously for 50 years. 

“If you would have told me that 50 years later, I’d still be doing the same thing – 13,000 five-minute commentaries later – I would have fallen off the shipping crate I was using for a chair in a missionary guest house in Los Angeles as I recorded the first week of programming,” says Sala.

Today, the ministry also ministers to hurting people in many countries of the world.

In celebration of its anniversary, the ministry has set up a special page on its website where people are invited to share how God has used the ministry of Guidelines in their personal life.

To leave Darlene and Harold Sala a note, visit www.guidelines.org/50th-anniversary-messages.

Published: September 19, 2013

Latest News

Investigating Taxgate

In 1819, Chief Justice John Marshall, authoring the groundbreaking decision in the case of McCulloch v. Maryland, wrote that “the power to tax” is the “power to destroy.”

Court Blocks Enforcement of Contraception Mandate against Ministry of Dr. James Dobson

Last week, a federal district judge granted a preliminary injunction to Dr. James Dobson’s Family Talk, blocking enforcement of the Obama administration’s contraception mandate against Dr. Dobson and his radio show and ministry.

Prayers Urged for Focus on the Family's First-Ever Movie Event

Focus on the Family President Jim Daly is calling for prayer in the final month before the May 6 debut of the ministry’s first-ever movie event, Irreplaceable.

In Memoriam: Yvonne Woods, Widow of InterVarsity/USA Pioneer Stacey Woods

Yvonne Woods, the widow of InterVarsity/USA pioneer Stacey Woods, passed away Monday, April 7. She was 98 years old.

CNN en Español Anchor Headlines Gathering of Hispanic Christian Broadcasters

CNN en Español Anchor and Producer Ismael Cala will address Christian communicators on April 30 at the Hispanic Media Summit in Miami, organized by NRB-inspired ComunicadoresUSA.

63rd Annual Observance of the National Day of Prayer on Thursday, May 1

Next Thursday, millions will assemble at thousands of local National Day of Prayer events across the nation, taking time out of their daily schedules to intercede on behalf of their communities, their nation, and their leaders.

National Religious Broadcasters Marks 70th Anniversary

This year marks the 70th anniversary of the National Religious Broadcasters, which was established with the focus of defending and expanding access to electronic media platforms for the Gospel of Jesus Christ.

FCC Chairman Engages on Future of Broadcasting

Federal Communications Commission (FCC) Chairman Tom Wheeler offered his thoughts this week on what the future of broadcasting could...

Supreme Court Turns Down First Amendment Case

The U.S. Supreme Court this week decided not to take up Elane Photography v. Willock, a case in which a professional photographer...

Nearly Half of House Publicly Oppose Performance Tax

Nearly half of all Members of Congress in the U.S. House of Representatives now publicly support the Local Radio Freedom Act...

More News