Pastor Carl Gallups has been the senior pastor of * Hickory Hammock Baptist Church in Milton, Florida since 1987.
Pastor Carl is an Amazon Top-60 best selling author, and a conservative talk radio host heard nationally and internationally since 2002 (1330 WEBY AM |News Radio 92.3 | 1620 AM) at www.carlgallups.com/freedomfriday. He is also a prolific TV, radio, and print media guest commentator, and a former decorated Florida law enforcement officer. In January 2016, Carl opened the Donald Trump Rally in Pensacola, Florida at the city’s civic center arena. News estimates were that there were between 12,000 to 14,000 in attendance. See the opening here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rAchrn3YexQ. A few weeks later Carl was appointed by Sheriff Joe Arpaio as a Special Deputy with the Maricopa County Arizona Sheriff’s Office.
Carl is the founder of the internet PNN News and Ministry Network (www.ppsimmons.com), and a member of the Board of Regents at the University of Mobile in Mobile, Alabama. Carl is a graduate of the Florida Police Training Academy, Florida State University (B.Sc.), and the New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary (M.Div.).
Carl was featured on Fox News (May 2016) and called one of America’s, “influential evangelical leaders,” along with Dr. Robert Jeffress and Dr. Jerry Falwell, Jr. (Read the story here: http://www.wnd.com/2016/05/trump-candidacy-divides-christian-leaders/).
Examples of Carl’s varied TV and radio appearances include: Regular appearances on The Jim Bakker Show and Skywatch TV. Also has appeared on the Alan Colmes Show (Fox News Radio), Fox Business with Charles Payne (featured), The Andrea Tantaros Show (Fox News THE FIVE Analyst – Sam Sorbo guest hosting), Coast To Coast AM With George Noory, Coast to Coast AM With Richard Syrett, Caravan To Midnight with John B. Wells, The Sam Sorbo Show, The MANCOW Show (Chicago), The Kuhner Report (WRKO – Boston), The Hagmann and Hagmann Report, American Family Radio With Tim Wildmon, The TCT Network, Atlanta Live TV, Jan Markell – Understanding The Times, The Herman and Sharon Show, Pat Boone and PTL (TBN), Dwight Thompson and PTL (TBN), The Janet Mefferd Show, Christ In Prophecy TV, Dove TV “Focus Today”, Janet Parshall – In The Market, Bill Martinez Live, Kirby Anderson’s Point of View, American Heartland with Dr. Grace Vuoto, Stand Up For Truth – with Mike LeMay, Morning Drive with Doug Kellett- Raleigh NC, The Joe Miller Show – KOAN “Hot Talk,” The Pat Williams Show – 96.5 Orlando, The IRN/USA Radio Talk, The TRN Radio Network, The Katherine Albrecht Show, Messiah’s Branch Radio, Rush To Reason with John Rush, YES FM with Tommy Briggs, the Richard Syrett Show (Toronto), and many others.
Articles about Carl’s ministry, news commentary, and/or his books have also been published in The AP Press, Charisma Magazine, FOX News website, WND, The Drudge Report, Jewish Voice Today, The Washington Times, The World Tribune, Western Journalism.com, THE BLAZE, several university publications, and The Christian Post.
Carl has preached major prophecy and Bible conferences in Dallas, Minneapolis, Long Island, Atlanta, Branson, Gettysburg, Boise, and Toronto.
Carl has supplied entire chapters and/or chapter material to the books of three other nationally recognized best selling authors: Cheryl Chumley, Gregg Jackson, and Tom Horn.
Carl has been featured on major national and international Christian cable TV and satellite networks including: TBN, TCT, GEB, Daystar, DOVE TV, CTN, World Harvest, Angel One/Sky Angel, JOY TV, as well as dozens of broadcast channels from coast to coast.
Carl has written for the Jewish Voice Today magazine, SkyWatch Magazine, WND.com, and several local/regional newspapers. He also serves as a frequent political and biblical commentator for WND.com. Carl has preached live to many tens of thousands of people from coast to coast including Hawaii and Alaska, and also in Canada, Israel, and Peru. Carl has also preached in numerous Morningside Church services (The Jim Bakker Show) which live streams to a huge worldwide audience.
Several of Carl’s books have been produced in Audio Book format as well. His book THE RABBI WHO FOUND MESSIAH is also published in four other languages, Russian, German, Polish, and Finnish (October 2015). THE RABBI WHO FOUND MESSIAH was made into a documentary movie (WND Films – George Escobar, Producer) by the same title and is subtitled in Hebrew and Spanish. The movie is available on Amazon and features Carl Gallups and Jonathan Cahn (NYT bestselling author of The Harbinger and The Mystery of the Shemitah).