Christians Broadcasting Hope (CBH) has a long history reaching back into the 1940s. It was then that a Christian radio program, developed specifically for radio (as opposed to the more familiar simple rebroadcast of an already established Sunday church service), was launched by the Church of God. We take custom Christian radio for granted these days, but the concept then was revolutionary and daring.
In the sixty-six years since, week in and week out, CBH has been on air with a message of hope, grounded in the Scriptures. The English program (ViewPoint) on which I speak has been the flagship, even as indigenous programming has taken to the airwaves around the world, under the CBH umbrella. In Swahili and Hindi and Spanish and Russian and so many more, the gospel is brought to life every day on air (and online) in the CBH global family of broadcasts. Dollar for dollar, few ministries reach as far and as wide as CBH does.
CBH is a ministry owned by Church of God Ministries in the United States and Canada, based in Anderson, Indiana. Church of God Ministries not only fields CBH but also serves on many other fronts, with mission staff in many countries, relief work on five continents, programs and resources for local churches coast to coast, and so much more. Church of God Ministries networks a constellation of schools, colleges, universities, women’s ministries, children’s ministries, and other Christian partners all focused for Heaven’s sake. It’s no small thing.
This spring, I was asked to become the next general director of Church of God Ministries, relinquishing my role as a local church pastor. After much careful praying, thinking, listening, and wrestling with the opportunity, I concluded that it was a post I must embrace. My new role begins on August 5; I will also step away from my position as senior pastor at the Madison Park Church this summer.
One question now often asked is, “Will you still speak on ViewPoint?” And the answer is, “Yes.” The Ministries Council of the Church of God (a broad group of representatives from throughout the United States and Canada to whom the general director reports) has agreed that I should remain on the program for this next chapter. Wearing a new hat with new global responsibilities, I may be able to speak into the larger radio audience in fresh, new ways. Our ViewPoint cohosts (a terrific team!) will remain in place too.
Thanks for your faithfulness. Thanks for your interest and prayerful investment in the CBH ministry. Thanks for listening. There are days of great adventure ahead. There are opportunities to be seized and much promise to bring to life. Stay tuned. Ephesians 2:10