Open Door Communication Ministries, Inc. launched The From Slavery To Victory Education Project (FSTVEP) in 1994. The project is the fulfillment of a nearly lifelong burden Rev. Kelley has had to make a difference for good among black Americans.
The FSTVEP has as its central theme revised for its 25th Anniversary, Those born of God overcome the world through faith in His Son, Jesus Christ (1 John 5:4-5)! A prime objective is to proclaim a healing, hopeful biblical worldview of the black American experience that challenges victimization and calls the willing to become victors through faith in Christ.
While acknowledging the negative impact and lingering effects of the historic African American experience on many, the project takes the position the Word of God offers fully satisfying answers to the many "why" questions and the risen Christ the power to live victoriously over it all--as African America’s Christian slave ancestors once did. For this reason, the project seeks to spur a national movement among black Americans to wholeheartedly turn back to or newly embrace Jesus Christ, His will, way and Word! Additionally, an important objective is to issue forth an urgent and special appeal to disillusioned black American men as God's chosen leaders in the family to be restored and help restore others in Christ.
In conducting the FSTVEP and fulfilling another of its major objectives to factually present a summary history of the black American experience beginning in West Africa through slavery to present day America, Rev. Kelley wrote and produced the Award Winning Radio Special, From Slavery To Victory: One Man’s Journey which aired on stations around the nation in 1994 and is the featured Webcast on this Web Site. The historic Radio Special is also still available as a special resource in the well preserved Cassette Tape format. Kelley has also written a tract entitled, Does God Care About African Americans? a special outreach presentation and print resource on this Web Site.
Rev. Kelley began to write and publish a free FSTVEP monthly newsletter in July of 1999. Commentaries written beginning in 2003 for the newsletter and The From Slavery To Victory Monthly Journal its successor are archived on this Web Site. In step with the 1994 flagship Radio Special, the commentaries have as a driving objective to soberly warn of the present and ultimate consequences of rejecting a biblical worldview of the black American experience. Helpful informational resources produced for the project and by others through links are provided on this Web Site. Future plans include the production of a film celebrating the heroic faith of Christian black slaves.