The United Vision Broadcasting Company is pleased to introduce Our Faith Channel, a new national television network, founded by an enterprising group of African American Seventh-day Adventist Christians, several of whom are alumni of Oakwood University. Programming will be designed to meet the ministry needs of an urban audience, targeting the age 18-49 demographic. The Network is slated to launch in 2011 as a 24-hour channel that will be transmitted on at least one of the major satellite television providers.
Our Faith Channel will offer programming crafted with the message of the Seventh-day Adventist Church and will be structured along the lines of the WORD Network, which also targets the urban community,” says Our Faith Channel Founder and CEO, Paula Sanders Morris, OU alumna. Unlike the WORD network, however, Our Faith Channel will feature an array of programming, including dynamic preaching, Christian talk shows, and Christian lifestyle programming, including healthy cooking segments and Christian entertainment, as well as animated children’s programming that is Biblically sound. Our Faith Channel will present a unique opportunity to share the unadulterated, yet balanced, gospel of Jesus Christ from an urban perspective.
Our Faith Channel’s dynamic leadership team is comprised of individuals with decades of experience in media, film, journalism, advertising, marketing, finance, operations and sales. The Executive board includes media mogul Cathy Hughes, founder of Radio One and TV One, as well as Wintley Phipps, U.S. Dream Academy founder and world-renowned recording artist, also an Oakwood alumnus.
The Seventh-day Adventist Church has 16.8 million members. At the Church’s recent General Conference session held in Atlanta, it was announced that many of their worldwide members are people of color. Our Faith Channel will also present an opportunity to promote historically urban-based institutions within the Seventh-day Adventist Church such as Oakwood University, Pine Forge Academy, Breath of Life Ministries, Message Magazine, and many other related ministries by and for people of color throughout the world.
“As we move forward with the launch of Our Faith Channel, there will be many opportunities,” states Nancy Howard, Executive Vice-President (OU class of ’89). The team is in the process of producing and developing original programming, establishing a marketing campaign, securing investors, soliciting advertisers, as well as a production and technical staff. “We first solicit your prayers as we move forward in undertaking this massive endeavor,” says Morris. “We specifically solicit your prayers for the resources that will be necessary to keep Our Faith Channel operational.”
In the meantime, the Network is pleased to invite comments, suggestions, ideas and donations to assist in ensuring the success of Our Faith Channel. Donations and suggestions can be made at the network’s website, http://www.ourfaithchannel.com/#Scene_1
D’Joane H. McCorkle
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