August 2001 Newsletter

VOLUME XXVIII - NUMBER VIII

The Church Channel - On Satellite!

BISHOP T.D. JAKES, founding pastor of “The Potter’s House,” a church which has rapidly grown to over 17,000 members, located in the Oak Cliff area of Dallas, is NOW on The Church Channel, too!
“THERE IS NO SPEECH NOR LANGUAGE WHERE THEIR VOICE IS NOT HEARD. THEIR RULE IS GONE OUT THROUGH ALL THE EARTH, AND THEIR WORDS TO THE END OF THE WORLD.” Psalm 19:3,4

Did you know—
1. More people attend church on one Sunday than ALL sporting events in ONE WHOLE YEAR!

2. There are 330,000 CHURCHES in America!
3. 84% of the American population is CHRISTIAN!
4. 50% of ALL Americans WATCH CHRISTIAN TV programs during the month!
And some would still say that the Church of Jesus Christ is NOT winning?!

DON’T YOU BELIEVE IT! The glorious truth is: WE ARE WINNING! How could we not? Jesus Himself said it:
“I WILL BUILD MY CHURCH; AND THE GATES OF HELL SHALL NOT PREVAIL AGAINST IT!” Matthew 16:18

But the best part is the fact that YOU and I have had a hand in seeing it come to pass! Praise the Lord! His Church is flowing this very minute through the AIRWAVES OF THE WORLD, proclaiming the GOOD NEWS that Jesus is coming again! So rejoice with me, dear Partners, your NEW CHURCH CHANNEL is ON THE AIR and now ON SATELLITE, covering the North American continent on:
PanAmSat GALAXY 9 • ORBITAL LOCATION: 127 DEGREES
More good news: PamAmSat will GIVE a FREE DISH to all qualified CABLE SYSTEMS to receive this new satellite.
So, does this mean ALL cable TV viewers will be able to see the new Church Channel? No — but this is where you come in! Technically, all cable stations will be able to receive it, but together, we must convince your cable station to give it a channel. Call or write your cable station and request that they carry The Church Channel. Write this request on EVERY CABLE BILL you pay! Tell them the ONLY REASON you even have cable TV is because they carry TBN, but, NOW, you want The Church Channel!

All POTENTIAL cable subscribers and current cable subscribers, Please Call (TOLL FREE): 1 (866) CHURCH-1 [1-866-248-7241] and tell them you want The Church Channel!

This may be even MORE important — call if you are NOT a cable subscriber! All POTENTIAL cable subscribers, PLEASE CALL (TOLL FREE):
1 (866) CHURCH-1 [1-866-248-7241]
and request THE CHURCH CHANNEL! Tell them you would subscribe or would, at least, consider becoming a subscriber, IF, IF, IF THEY WILL ADD THE CHURCH CHANNEL! (VERY, VERY IMPORTANT!)

DR. CHARLES F. STANLEY, pastor of First Baptist Church of Atlanta, Georgia – one of our nation’s outstanding churches – is also on The Church Channel!

DR. JOHN HAGEE is pastor of the 16,000 member Cornerstone Church in San Antonio, Texas, and now also on The Church Channel!
So, “Why another Christian TV channel?” Ah – I’m glad you asked! First of all, every survey shows that church services receive the highest ratings. People simply LOVE church services, and NOT just on Sunday! TBN carries many good church programs, but there are so many great churches we simply do not have room for them all. Also, we carry most of the church services on Sunday, while other great programs, Bible teaching programs, children’s programs, Praise The Lord, youth programs, etc., are on throughout the week. Wouldn’t it be great to get to go to church anytime, 24 hours a day? Of course, we will have many of your current favorites such as: T.D. Jakes, John Hagee, Creflo Dollar, Dr. D. James Kennedy, Adrian Rogers, Jack Hayford, Dr. Robert Schuller, Charles Stanley, and on and on! There will be many, many brand new pastors and churches, too – great churches from all over America – many you may have never even heard of!
Secondly, as we all know, the new digital TV age is coming. Many new networks and channels are coming and many are here now! Some cable and DBS services offer 200, 300, up to 500 channels! Dear Father, who can watch 500 TV channels?! My thumb gets tired just clicking through 50 or so on my cable! But with all these new channels, we MUST develop more Christian TV channels or get lost in the shuffle! In fact, the day is coming, with our full power, through-the-air TV stations, when we may have an all-music channel, an all-youth channel, an all-Bible study channel, and on and on! But for NOW, we can have an ALL CHURCH CHANNEL, which I know will be a great blessing to you and all of America.
Dear Partners, the time grows short – the Harvest of precious souls is coming in from ALL OVER THE WORLD! Jesus said:
“THE HARVEST TRULY IS PLENTEOUS, BUT THE LABOURERS ARE FEW; PRAY…THAT HE WILL SEND FORTH LABOURERS INTO HIS HARVEST.” Matthew 9:37, 38
The GREATEST laborer of all is the Voice of hundreds of God’s servants, anointed by the Holy Spirit, pouring though the airwaves to all the world! Yes, together, we ARE building that CHURCH, against which the very gates of hell will NOT prevail!
Come on, dear Partners, HELP US! Pray, Pray, Pray, then Call, Call, Call your cable station, and/or your DBS provider. Tell them again and again: “GIVE US THE CHURCH CHANNEL!” We will do our part. Bob Higley and his crew in Dallas will be visiting major cable providers and presenting the great need for our Church Channel. Pray for them! Pray God to give them favor as they meet with the major cable executives. AT&T is high on the list, along with Time Warner, and all the rest.
The stakes are high – the eternal souls of men and women, boys and girls – will be reached with another whole channel! Praise Him as you pray! Yes, praise God, in advance, for multitudes that we will reach for the Kingdom! Remember our promise:
“THERE IS NO SPEECH NOR LANGUAGE WHERE THEIR VOICE IS NOT HEARD.” Psalm 19:3
Jan and I do love you more and more as we see this great Voice exploding to the whole wide world! Your prayers and letters of support mean everything to us! Please let us hear from you this month! God bless you, our faithful Partners.


Now on The Church Channel: RICHARD & LINDSAY ROBERTS host “Something Good Tonight – The Hour of Healing,” LIVE, Monday thru Friday, at 6:00 p.m. (PDT).

DR. JOHN HAGEE is pastor of the 16,000 member Cornerstone Church in San Antonio, Texas, and now also on The Church Channel!
P.S. The following is part of a letter I have sent to every cable station in America. As you speak to your cable TV provider, here is some good information you can give them:

“I hope you will partner with TBN to launch The Church Channel, as a VALUABLE SERVICE to your subscribers.
IF YOU WILL ADD The Church Channel TO YOUR DIGITAL TIER, TBN WILL HELP YOU GET NEW DIGITAL SUBSCRIBERS.
TBN will be promoting The Church Channel to our 87 MILLION BROADCAST, CABLE, AND SATELLITE HOUSEHOLDS, of which, 42 MILLION HOUSEHOLDS, are in THRU-THE-AIR, BROADCAST MARKETS.
These households will bring MANY NEW BASIC CABLE SUBSCRIBERS TO YOU.”
STATISTICS ON VIEWER INTEREST IN
THE CHURCH CHANNEL
(COMPARED TO OTHER NEW NETWORKS*)
[*Statistics that rated “4” or “5” on a scale of 1 to 5, indicating HIGH interest. Source: Beta Research, Sept. 2000.]
The Church Channel................................16%
CNNfn.....................................................19%
Oxygen.....................................................18%
Speedvision..............................................18%
Style.........................................................15%
VH1 Soul..................................................15%
SoapNet....................................................13%
Golf Channel.............................................11%
MTV “S”....................................................8%
THE CHURCH CHANNEL has as much interest or MORE
interest than many other networks!

In a storm-tossed world, Christians and non-Christians look for a refuge, a sacred sanctuary to worship and praise! Rating statistics PROVE IT! The CHURCH IS ALIVE and WELL! Help spread the Word! Call 1 866 CHURCH-1 & ask for The Church Channel!