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TBN and JCTV to Air Youth Music and Ministry Event
‘Battle Cry for a Generation’ to Global Audience
Photo: Ron Luce of Teen Mania Ministries
LOS ANGELES (March 21, 2006) --- Trinity Broadcasting Network (TBN) and the Christian music and actions sports network JCTV have announced that they will broadcast the special youth ministry and music weekend Battle Cry for a Generation, slated for March 24th and 25th at SBC Park in San Francisco.
A ministry partnership of Ron Luce of Teen Mania Ministries and Christian publisher Cook Communications. Battle Cry for a Generation offers young people the opportunity to join with thousands of other youth for a weekend of music, worship, and discipleship, helping prepare them to take the gospel to their own generation.
Speakers for the weekend event will include Ron Luce, Pastor Jack Hayford, and Steve Saint, whose father Nate Saint was one of five young men killed in 1956 in the jungles of Equador by the Waodani Indians whom they were trying to reach with the gospel. Also participating will be Christian musicians Toby Mac, Delirious, Jeremy Camp, Pillar, Cross Movement, and the Groovaloos.
Luce noted that he has had the unique opportunity over the years to share with millions of confused and hurting teens the path to healing through Jesus Christ. “I have seen the worst of the worst as I travel … and I know that no one is beyond the reach of God’s loving hand,” he writes in Battle Cry for a Generation, the book that prompted the upcoming stadium events. “But never before have I felt so compelled to sound an alarm, a call to take up arms in the battle of the new millennium.”
Mark McCallie, vice president of programming for JCTV, said both JCTV and its flagship network TBN were gearing up to provide key television coverage for the important youth event. “Through our partnership with Battle Cry JCTV and TBN will broadcast this great weekend to thousands of cities across the nation and around the world,” said McCallie.
Brandon Crouch and co-hosts of JCTV’s popular show “Top3” will welcome television viewers to Battle Cry, interview speakers and musicians, and provide commentary and perspective throughout the event. “Our JCTV crew is primed to make this a memorable weekend for the hundreds of thousands of viewers who will join on-site participants of Battle Cry,” said McCallie. “This is going to be an awesome event that will touch a lot of lives, and we’re thrilled to be a part.”
Paul Crouch, Jr., Vice president of administration for TBN, noted that the network is pleased to partner with JCTV to provide viewers with television experiences like Battle Cry that deserve a national – and global -- platform. “SBC Park in San Francisco is a world class facility and Battle Cry is going to be a world-class event with a vital message for the Christian community,” he said. “Our TBN family of networks is committed to offering our viewers worldwide the types of faith-based programming that will impact the whole family. Battle Cry is a great example.”
The Friday, March 24th, Battle Cry concert will be aired the following day, March 25th, on TBN from 8-11 pm (PST). Both nights of the event will air on JCTV on Friday, March 31st, and Saturday, April 1st, starting at 8 PM (PST) each night.
TBN is the world’s largest religious network and America’s most watched faith channel. Each day TBN offers 24 hours of commercial-free inspirational programming that appeals to people in a wide variety of denominations. TBN now reaches every major continent via 47 satellites and more than 12,000 television and cable affiliates worldwide. In the United States, TBN is available to 92 percent of the total households. Its website receives more than 25 million visitors monthly. In addition to TBN, the network owns and operates The Church Channel, JCTV, TBN Enlace USA, and Smile of a Child TV. For more information on TBN, visit www.tbn.org.
JCTV is a Christian youth network designed for the 13-30 age group. JCTV's mission is to positively influence the lives of our viewers by giving them programming that is not only entertaining but also ministers to the viewers both individually and together as a community. JCTV does this through multiple types of programming from music videos with positive messages, to issue driven talk shows, action sports programming that highlights athletes that are making a difference in others lives, plus, live events, concerts and more. JCTV is currently available in over 300 cities in North America and can also be viewed through live video streaming on the web at www.jctv.org.
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