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CBN Re-Launches Turning Point

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The Christian Broadcasting Network (CBN) has announced that it is re-launching its Turning Point show which began in 1977 with the goal of producing an English language program for an African audience.

“The program aired successfully for more than ten years becoming a household name in countries such as Nigeria,” Stuart Bennett of CBN International told the ASSIST News Service (ANS). “Its impact can be measured by thousands of letters and e-mails from viewers around the world. But it is probably better judged by the thousands of people who have come to know Jesus Christ through the program.”

Now, says Bennett, a new version of Turning Point launches this week. The program will still feature the American co-host, Kathy Edwards. But the driving force behind the program, replacing former host Victor Oladokun, will be a personality well known to many people in Britain. Nigerian-born Muyiwa Olarewaju can be heard on the only commercial Christian radio station in the U.K, Premier Radio. He hosts the flagship show Gospel Tonight and Worship Tonight, both award-winning programs.

Kathy Edwards in the studio with Muyiwa Olarewaju

“Muyiwa’s passion for music goes beyond his role as a radio presenter,” Bennett continued. “A singer and songwriter, he burst onto the Christian music scene in 2002 with his debut album Restoration featuring Riversongz, a dynamic worship group. He mixes the soul of black music with rock, pop, soul and R&B to create an intoxicating and awe inspiring world music sound.

“Muyiwa has been hailed as one of the hottest worship leaders to emerge from the U.K. He is also a former recipient of the BBC’s Young Musician Award.”

He added, “With Muyiwa in the driving seat of Turning Point International, it is hoped that the program will gain a wider audience in English speaking countries and across Europe. The program captivates viewers with the true-life stories of television, music and sports celebrities as well as ordinary people who find themselves in extraordinary circumstances.

Muyiwa Olarewaju going over the script

“Turning Point International empowers viewers with thought-provoking interviews that deal with critical global issues that impact their world. These stories of hope, courage and victory reach viewers of all ages making Turning Point International a family program with a turn for the best.”

Turning Point International can be seen twelve times a week on channels in the U.K. In addition, it can be seen all over Europe on Sky TV, in fifteen countries in Africa and many countries in the Caribbean. It can be found on the Internet at: www.turningpointzone.com and on Facebook at: Turning Point Zone

Note: The program Turning Point International is a production of The Christian Broadcasting Network, Inc. (CBN). The global ministry of CBN is committed to preparing the nations of the world for the coming of Jesus Christ through mass media. CBN is currently proclaiming the Gospel via television in over 100 nations and territories. It has production centers in 16 countries and has broadcast programs in 108 languages.

For interviews, photos or further information contact: Stuart Bennett, CBN International, 977 Centerville Turnpike, Virginia Beach, Virginia 23464, USA. Phone: +1 757 226 2173, E-mail: stuart.bennett@cbn.org

Dan Wooding, Assist News Service

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