Dish and cable viewers in West Virginia and surrounding areas, along with potentially millions of viewers nationwide and in parts of Canada and South America, will soon have access to the new GOSPEL BROADCASTING NETWORK. The network will broadcast, via satellite, Gospel preaching and teaching around the clock, taking into account audience demographics and providing a variety of programs to address the needs and interests of all ages, young children to senior adults.
A group of men among the churches of Christ, a brotherhood of autonomous congregations patterned after the pre-denominational church of the New Testament, met at Huntsville, Alabama, Friday, June 25, to discuss plans for the new network. The elders of the Highland Church of Christ, Dalton, Georgia, proposed the venture and will oversee the massive undertaking, which will be a cooperative effort of numerous congregations and interested individual members of the church.
Among the nearly forty attending the meeting were Tom Holland, author of numerous books and director of the Nashville School of Preaching and Biblical Studies; Winford Claiborne, speaker for the International Gospel Hour radio program; James Watkins, speaker for Preaching the Gospel television program; Dave Miller, author of Piloting the Strait; Kyle Butt, representing Apologetics Press; Don Blackwell and Jim Dearman, of Truth for the World, a global media missions outreach; Allen Webster, editor of House to House/Heart to Heart; evangelist and broadcaster, Don McWhorter; and Claude Gardner, President Emeritus of Freed-Hardeman University. Others unable to attend but expressing support and encouragement were evangelist V.P. Black and Rudy Cain, of World Video Bible School.
Some of these men will serve in an advisory capacity to design programming intended to provide regular viewers with an understanding of the Bible, in its purity and simplicity. A spokesman for the network says, "It is hoped viewers will realize the power the Bible has to change lives, to strengthen spirituality even to move a nation and a world closer to God."
(Editor's Note: If you have questions or comments concerning the above project, or if you desire more information, you may write the Elders, Highland Church of Christ, 901 Chester Street, Dalton, GA 30721.)
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