For more than 50 years the Forward in Faith radio broadcast has been a signature program of the Church of God. Since the late 1940’s, Forward in Faith has blessed hundreds of thousands through the weekly program aired in cities across the United States.
Although technology for production has changed, the format of a powerful, contemporary gospel message delivered through radio remains the same. Each week radio stations in 27 states, including Alaska and Hawai’I, air a sermon by Pastor Loran Livingston of the Central Church of God in Charlotte, North Carolina. The program is heard at various times throughout the week, and on AM and FM stations nationwide.
Livingston has been Forward in Faith speaker since 1990. The program and name has a rich history within the Church of God and existed for many years as a stand-alone ministry of the denomination and included television programming as well. In 1976 Forward in Faith sponsored Freedom Celebration, a nationwide television special which aired during the bicentennial of the United States. Livingston is part of a rich heritage of past speakers which includes Carl Richardson, Floyd Timmerman, Ray H. Hughes, and Bennie Triplett.
Livingston’s sermons are edited into 30, 25, or 15 minute formats by the Central media staff and sent to Church of God Communications for distribution to the various radio stations via download or by CD. Many of the stations sponsor the broadcast free of charge, while others are sponsored by a local church, organization or individual in the area. Some are listener supported.
“Forward in Faith relies completely on partnerships with our sponsors,” stated Scot Carter, director of communications for the Church of God. “We are so grateful for those who know the value of a first-rate broadcast that is effective evangelism over the airwaves.” Carter went on to say that the spread of Forward in Faith to new listening areas is dependent upon someone recognizing the need and investigating the cost to sponsor the airtime or approaching a local station about sponsorship.
“Once we receive information regarding a potential sponsor, we can do the rest,” Carter said.
To learn more about sponsorship of Forward in Faith in your area, please email firstname.lastname@example.org, or call toll-free, 800-251-4024 between 8:00 and 5:00 EST, or 423-478-7875 Monday through Friday 11:00am – 2:00pm EST.
January 18, 2012
Posted by: Faith News Staff
Category: Church of God News