Radio Broadcasts

Search For Truth is the radio programme of the Churches of God, featuring messages from Bible teacher Brian Johnston. You can listen to the most recent podcasts on this page or via iTunes, or access the entire downloadable archive at


Each series of talks is accompanied by a book in eBook, and in some cases paperback, format. Free digital copies are available for download below and paperback titles, where available, can be purchased from Hayes Press or via Amazon and Amazon UK

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Radio Frequencies

Europe: Listen live online at at 18.50 and Sunday at 06.50
UK: SKY Digital Channel 0138 (11.390 GHz, ID 53555) and Freesat channel 790 and Freeview HD 733 – Saturday at 07.30 and Sunday at 06.45
Malawi: Sunday on TWR Malawi FM Network at 06.45 local time
South Asia: On Reach Beyond – Australia on Thursdays 14.30 UTC, 25m band SW (11825 kHz.)
Zimbabwe & Mozambique: Saturday on TWR Swaziland at 18.00 UTC (1170 kHz. MW) and Friday on TWR Malawi at 08.30 local time on DStv155



Our God Reigns!

The Awesome Sovereignty of God

“We are still masters of our fate. We still are captains of our souls,” said Winston Churchill in World War 2, paraphrasing a fragment of a famous poem also admired by Nelson Mandela. Perhaps it’s become a cultural meme, but is it in step with the Bible’s theme? Can we control our own destiny, or is it all down to chance? Who, or what, is in charge of history? To be credible, any worldview must answer four questions – about our origins, our morality, our (life’s) meaning, and our destiny. When the author’s daily Bible readings took him to Isaiah 37-47, he found the Biblical worldview does just that in an impressive declaration and demonstration of the sovereignty of God. That’s what led to the writing of this book, which along the way seeks to answer some important questions that have puzzled people for centuries:

    • What does the Bible categorically say about human origins?
    • Does God change his mind?
    • Why did God order the killing of peoples in the Old Testament?
    • Has Israel been left out of God’s purposes?
    • Why bother praying?
    • Was Jesus’ crucifixion simply a terrible accident?
    • Does God decide who is saved and who isn’t?
    • What are God’s purposes in the end times?
    • Does man have free will?
    • Do the sign gifts operate today in God’s purposes?

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Born and educated in Scotland, Brian worked as a government scientist until God called him into full-time Christian ministry on behalf of the Churches of God. His voice has been heard on Search For Truth radio broadcasts for over 30 years during which time he has been an itinerant Bible teacher throughout the UK and Canada. His evangelical and missionary work outside the UK includes Belgium, The Philippines, Zimbabwe, Mozambique, and Malawi. He is married to Rosemary, with a son and daughter.