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Irvin Baxter Jr. is an American Oneness Pentecostal minister who is the founder and president of Endtime Ministries, a Christian organization devoted to presenting his views on Christian eschatology. Baxter is also an author, publisher, broadcaster and international prophecy teacher. Before committing himself to full-time work with Endtime Ministries, Baxter served as pastor of the Oak Park Church ( UPCI) in Richmond, Indiana for approximately 32 years.
According to his website, Baxter became intensely interested in Bible prophecy at the age of 20, when a visiting evangelist taught that the four beasts of the book of Revelation, chapter four, were Matthew, Mark, Luke, and John. He suspected that was incorrect, and in the next thirty days read the book of Revelation through nineteen times. His studies caused him to conclude that his suspicions were well-founded, and led him to devote considerable time to a personal study of Pentecostal and Evangelical eschatology.
In 1986 Baxter authored A Message for the President, in which he identified the United States, Great Britain, Russia, and other modern nations as being mentioned in the Bible. He also said that the Berlin Wall would be torn down, Germany would be reunited, and that these events would be the catalyst which would inaugurate a permanent New World Order. In 1991 publication of Endtime Magazine, the herald of his organization, began. In 1994, Baxter published a book entitled Mideast Treaty about his predictions for the prophesied final seven years preceding the Battle of Armageddon. Baxter also designed, authored, and published a series of lessons in color for lay readers, Understanding the Endtime, in 1995. These lessons have since been committed to DVD and are widely distributed.
Irvin Baxter Jr. has published two fiction books with the U.S. Christian publisher Destiny Image. China War and the Third Temple (2001) depicts Baxter’s view of how events will play out in the near future, and Dark Intentions (2004) is a story of how the Antichrist, as a young boy, foresaw world events in detail and used the knowledge to his advantage.
Baxter hosts the rapidly growing National Prophecy radio talk show called "Politics and Religion", which began in 1998. He also conducts one-day prophecy conferences in the United States almost every week and hosts an overseas prophecy tour at least once a year.
There are several DVDs for sale on his website with colorful titles such as "Understanding the Endtime Level II Series" and "Is the Antichrist Among Us?"