Montana Daily Gazette is owned by Gideon Knox LLC, a Montana company belonging to Jordan Hall of Sidney. It is overseen by his team, The Gideon Knox Group. You can follow Hall on Facebook at his personal Facebook page or his public figure page.
Jordan Hall has been credentialed with the Montana Newspaper Association, writing as a freelance reporter for the Round-Up Newspaper, based in Richland County, Montana. For ten years, Hall has operated Pulpit & Pen, a Christian polemics organization that has grown into the third most-read Christian news publication in the United States. In regards to this work, Hall has been quoted or cited in the New York Times, the Washington Post, the UK Daily Mail, the London Telegraph, the Today Show, Maxim, as well as in Christian publications like the Christian Post, Baptist News Global, and the Christian Research Network.
Hall broke the largest news story in the world on January 17 and 18 of 2015, when he published the story of Alex Malarkey, a quadriplegic teenager whose father had written a book, The Boy Who Came Back From Heaven, about Malarkey’s near-death experience and supposed trip to Heaven. Malarkey, who was a fan of Pulpit & Pen, approached Hall to write a tell-all about how his father’s accounts were fabricated. Malarkey’s account, The Boy Who Didn’t Come Back from Heaven, published by Hall, was soon seen in every major publication in the world.
Since then, Hall’s publication has broken many world-wide stories and he has articles that have been shared literally millions of times by news consumers with tens of millions of views. He is a sought-after source of mainstream media when they are trying to understand the intricacies of evangelicalism or Christian news.
Hall popularized the “polemical style” of “guerilla journalism” now commonly used in American evangelicalism to address abuses and cover-ups in religious institutions. This style has taken root heavily in Christian online culture and has been duplicated by successful news organizations like Reformation Charlotte, the Capstone Report, and more.
Pulpit & Pen enjoys more than one million views per month and covers topics ranging from theology to national politics and social issues.
Much of the current of evangelical news is directed by (or in response to) the Pulpit & Pen publication.
Hall has been engaged in moderated debates since 2014, debating various theological subjects in various venues around the country.
Beginning on Worldview Weekend with Brannon Howse, Hall started a podcast called the Pulpit & Pen Program (now Polemics Report) in January of 2014. It remains a popular bi-weekly podcast with approximately ten-thousand downloads per episode.
The Polemics Report is the most popular podcast on the Bible Thumping Wingnut Network, an organization in Pennsylvania, upon which Hall serves on the board of directors. Until recently, his weekly program has been heard around the country over terrestrial airwaves on the Wilkins Radio Network.
Hall founded Reformation Montana as a network of likeminded churches throughout the Big Sky State in 2012, which has brought in such speakers as Paul Washer, Voddie Baucham, James White, and Phil Johnson into cities like Helena, Great Falls, and Billings.
Hall is the pastor of Fellowship Baptist Church of Sidney, a healthy congregation in friendly cooperation with similar churches throughout North Dakota, Montana, and Saskatchewan. He received his B.A. in Religious Education From Williams Baptist College in Walnut Ridge, Arkansas, and an M.A. in History from Arkansas State University. You can listen to all of his sermons, available on SermonAudio for free.
With books that include the Baptist Catechism for Family and Home Devotion, Embers of a Dying Fire, Reason with Me, A Patriot’s Catechism of the U.S. Constitution, and Ungodly Mess: How Marxists Have Stolen Christianity in America, Hall is an avid writer.
An outdoorsman, husband, and father to five homeschool children, Hall is also a gun dealer and owner of Black Robe Rifles and an advocate for the Second Amendment.
Hall has served as the president of the Richland County Right to Life and currently serves as a committee person for the Richland County Central Committee. Hall also began the online organization, Conservatives for Richland County. Hall emceed the Lincoln-Reagan Day Event in Richland County in 2020, and previously served as Chairman of the Richland County Republican Central Committee.
Hall also began the Sanctuary Movement for the Second Amendment and the Right to Life in Richland County and has spoken at civic functions promoting the movement throughout Eastern Montana.
The Montana Daily Gazette was founded after negative press coverage in the Sidney Herald characterized a successful and peaceful town hall meeting addressing the Sanctuary Movement as “though a militia were forming.” Incensed at their biased coverage, which included an assertion from the editor that “no one is trying to take your guns away” while expressing a pro-choice point-of-view, Hall believed that it was time to use his publishing experience to give a voice to alternative media in the Big Sky State. And so, he founded the Montana Daily Gazette to give traditional values a voice and to commandeer the online news market away from mainstream media which, more times than not, advocates for progressive policies and political candidates.
The Montana Daily Gazette promises to shoot straight, get facts right, and always tell the truth, even when it is uncomfortable to do so. Facts, citations, and primary sources are always linked for the reader’s further research.
There is no expectation that the world’s problems can be solved by either journalism or politics. Our hope is deeper than that and is found in a deep commitment to eternal truths. However, out of honor for Jesus Christ – who is the Truth – truth should always be told.
Hall is a constitutionalist, a pro-life advocate, and a strict constructionist who is committed to smaller government, local control, and state-sovereignty.
Hall operates The Montana Gazette with volunteer writers, web administrators, and site designers who are unpaid for their work. It is self-funded as a labor of love for the people who call Montana home.
“Therefore whatever you have spoken in the dark will be heard in the light, and what you have spoken in the ear in inner rooms will be proclaimed on the housetops (Luke 12:3, KJV).”