About Us

Wisdom House Publishing

The Spirit Today is published by Wisdom House Publishing of Friendswood, Texas.

Founded in 1970 by Rev. Everitt M. Fjordbak, pastor of Lakewood Assembly of God in Dallas, Wisdom House published more than 20 books and booklets before Fjordbak’s death in 2008. In 1999, he partnered with Steve Lestarjette, a writer and publisher who had attended Lakewood Assembly many years earlier while a student at Southern Methodist University. Steve continues in the founder’s vision.

About the Publisher

“God does not call the qualified. He qualifies the called.”

Steve Lestarjette considers Christian writing and publishing a calling. His writing and publishing career spans newspapers, magazines, trade journals, radio, television, social media, websites and advertising. He is a former newspaper and magazine editor, magazine and book publisher. He has ghosted more than 65 books and textbooks, and has won professional awards for his writing, marketing campaigns, publications and strategic planning.


The Spirit Today exists to glorify God, encourage His church, and evangelize the lost through articles that accurately reflect the Holy Spirit’s working in today’s world.


The Spirit Today focuses its content on:

  • True, real-life stories and testimonies that glorify God
  • Teaching articles and columns that encourage and impart truth
  • News and features about events happenings within the Body of Christ, nation and world that impact the lives of Christians

Advertising Policy

The Spirit Today accepts advertising appropriate for its audience and mission. Advertising policy and advertisements are reviewed frequently by The Spirit Today Editorial Board.

Editorial Board

The Spirit Today receives ongoing input from an editorial board composed of leaders from subscribing churches.

Founding Partners

Wisdom House Publishing is grateful to the churches, pastors, church leaders and friends who contributed to the birth of The Spirit Today with finances above and beyond the price of a subscription, and/or supported the establishment through input and prayer.

These churches and individuals are listed below:

Christian Church
Rev. Kenny Rogers, Pastor
P.O. Box 1495
Malvern, AR 72104

Christ’s Church
Rev. Bob Jones, Pastor
1401 Bay Area Blvd, Houston, TX 77058

CT Church
Rev. Don Nordin, Senior Pastor
9701 Almeda Genoa Rd, Houston, TX 77075

Fountain of Faith Ministries
Rev. B.J. Smith
15281 Scenic Forest Dr., Conroe, TX 77384

Landmark Charitable Foundation

A.G. and Jean Lestarjette, Baytown, Texas

The Moreino Family

New Beginnings Church
Rev. Jeff Gravis, Senior Pastor
P.O. Box 1038
Evadale, TX 77615

Oasis International Ministries
Rev. R.D. Mattox, President/Pastor
P.O. Box 31
Poteau, OK 74953