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We are Strang Communications, a multi-media communications company focused on spreading the name and fame of Jesus throughout the world through the mass media. Our company was founded in 1975 by Stephen Strang. We publish seven magazines, including Charisma & Christian Life, Ministry Today, Christian Retailing and Vida Cristiana (in Spanish). Each of our magazines have extensive websites and you are welcome to visit them and read thousands of articles by your keywords, as well as having a glimpse at their recent and past issues. There is also opportunity to subscribe  on-line to any of our magazines. We are also the publishers of Charisma House Books, formerly Creation House, available in a wide variety of topics for every christian walk.

Our Founder

Stephen Strang, founder of Charisma magazine, is an award-winning journalist, entrepreneur, businessman and Christian leader.  He is founder and president of Strang Communications Company, which in addition to Charisma, publishes New Man, SpiritLed Woman, Ministry Today, the Spanish magazine Vida Cristiana, Christian Retailing, Inspirational Gift Trends, The Church Bookstore, and Excel. His Central Florida, based company also includes Charisma House, Siloam, Creation House, Casa Creación, Realms, FrontLine, Christian LIFE, and Excel Books plus many other innovative products that in the last three decades have earned a reputation as the world’s leading charismatic publisher.

Strang has also been recognized by Time magazine in their 2005 list of the “Top 25 Evangelicals in America.” Referring to Charisma as a “lead publication that chronicles the fast-growing charismatic movement,” Time said Stephen Strang “[had] become powerful enough to wrangle a Bush interview.”  His book publishing division has seen eight books on the New York Times bestseller list.  They include The Faith of George W. Bush; Shadowmancer; The Maker’s Diet; The Threshing Floor and The Final Move Beyond Iraq, Fasting, 7 Pillars of Health, and 23 Minutes in Hell.  

Strang is also known as a strong supporter of Israel and was involved when Christians United for Israel was organized in early 2006. He now serves as Director for the region serving Florida, Georgia, North Carolina and South Carolina, and has organized several “Nights to Honor Israel” featuring John Hagee as speaker in several southern States.

Among his many awards, Strang has received an honorary doctorate from Lee University in 1995 and has also been nominated as Entrepreneur of the Year. In 1973, as a University of Florida senior, he won the prestigious William Randolph Hearst Journalism Award.

For nearly a quarter of a century, Jamie Buckingham of Melbourne, Florida, was a leader in the emerging charismatic movement - often serving as its conscience through his many books and columns. For 13 years before his untimely death in 1992, he wrote the “Last Word” for Charisma magazine.

He also served as editor of Ministries Today and was on the Board of Directors of Strang Communications. His impact on the magazines, on the organization, and on Stephen Strang personally (as mentor and friend) was so great that “Buckingham Hall” was named in his memory on February 15, 2000.

Robert Walker was involved in the founding/editing of His magazine for students on secular college campuses, and of Sunday magazine (precursor of Christian Life)--the first pocket-size Christian publication. Time and Newsweek took note by featuring the event.

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