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Media ministries of the Seventh-day Adventist Church

Media ministries of the Seventh-day Adventist Church
Type Religious
Region served
Parent organization
General Conference of Seventh-day Adventists

There are a number of media ministries associated with the Seventh-day Adventist Church. These come in print, radio and television forms and reach countries all around the globe. The Adventist church has a long history of media-based communication, having grown out of the Millerite movement of the 1840s which heavily used the print media. Some of the media ministries are directly funded by the church, while others are self-supporting organizations that rely on donations.

All the main Adventist broadcast ministries have engaged in worldwide outreach via numerous crusades and rallies. Worldwide outreach is also conducted by Adventist World Radio mostly via shortwave radio transmissions, but also via AM, FM, satellite, Internet, including social media platforms, and direct-to-home satellite radio transmissions.[1] Broadcasting is currently done from 10 transmitter sites in Africa, Asia, Europe, and the Americas.


  • Publishing 1
  • Radio 2
  • Television 3
  • Video sharing 4
  • Adventist News Network 5
  • Adventist Book Centers 6
  • See also 7
  • References 8


Adventists are prolific publishers. They operate numerous publishing houses around the world, with the two main ones in North America being Review and Herald and Pacific Press.[2]

Many Adventist magazines are published around the world.


The Voice of Prophecy[3] was founded in 1929 by H.M.S. Richards, Sr. on a single radio station in Los Angeles, but has since spread to stations throughout the nation and has recently begun television and video production. Richards' son, H.M.S. Richards, Jr., succeeded him in the late 1970s, and today is hosted by Pastor Shawn Boonstra.

The Quiet Hour[4] was founded in 1937 by J.L. Tucker as a radio program. Succeeding members of the Tucker family have run the ministry since then, and it too has expanded into television.

Amazing Facts[5] was founded in 1965 by Joe Crews in Baltimore, Maryland. Inspired by the success of the Voice of Prophecy, Crews' original objective was to reach out to both Christian and non-Christian listeners via daily 15-minute programs by opening with a catchy historic fact, and how it applies to the overall Biblical messages. Later, the program offered accompanying home Bible study courses, as well as books written by Crews himself. In 1987, Amazing Facts initiated a television ministry. In 1994, after Joe Crews' passing, Doug Batchelor assumed the position as Director/Speaker, and has held that position ever since. Today, Amazing Facts broadcasts mainly out of Sacramento, California.

Daniel Lubega is an Omaha, Nebraska Seventh-day Adventist pastor with a radio show on KCRO and a TV show on Omaha Cox Channel 23.

Adventist World Radio was founded in 1971[6] and is the "radio mission arm" of the Seventh-day Adventist Church. It utilizes AM, FM, Shortwave, satellite, podcasting, and the Internet ... broadcasting in 77 major language groups of the world with a potential coverage of 80% of the world's population. AWR's headquarters is in Silver Spring, Maryland with studios throughout the world. A large portion of the ministries income is derived from membership gifts.[7]

3ABN Radio was founded in 2000. A Radio Network has programming similar to television. 3ABN Radio broadcasts programming from 3ABN Television to listeners at home, work, car, mobile devices and the Internet. Also based in West Frankfort, Illinois.[8]

3ABN Latino Radio was founded in 2012. A Spanish-language Radio Network has programming similar to television. 3ABN Latino Radio broadcasts Spanish-language programming from 3ABN Latino Television to Spanish-speaking listeners at home, work, car, mobile devices and the Internet. Also based in West Frankfort, Illinois.

Your Story Hour[9] is a radio program for the young and the young at heart to hear stories from the Bible. Hosted by Uncle Dan and Aunt Carol.

Tu Historia Preferida[10] is a radio program for the young and the young at heart to hear stories from the Bible in the Spanish language.

生命影響生命[11] is a Cantonese radio program for listeners to hear about how to deal with positive life situations and how to overcome adversity. In Cantonese there is also Sunset Boulevard(陽光大道)[12] which discusses health topics and bible stories.

Adventist Radio Australia! started in October 2010 and lists all its radio stations on a database which allows for searches via postal codes.

Hope Radio Philippines is a radio division of Hope Channel Philippines and operates radio stations throughout Mindanao.


Hope Channel is the church's official TV channel. It started to operate in 2003 and can be watched via satellite, mobile device and the Internet on every inhabited continent.[13]

Adventist News Network is the Official News Service of the Seventh-day Adventist World Church.

Hope Church Channel is Hope Channel's sister network. It carries church services of preaching, teaching and special music, etc. 24/7.[14]

Faith For Today was launched in May, 1950, by William and Virginia Fagal and was fully sponsored by the Seventh-day Adventist Church. Since its inception, Faith For Today sought to reach out to the vast and diverse television audiences. By December, 1950, it became the first authentically national religious telecast in North America. Since the very first broadcast, Faith For Today offered viewers Bible lessons, books and other spiritual and personal growth materials. For nearly 20 years, Faith For Today's program format was similar to the popular variety shows of that era. Featuring music by the Faith For Today Quartet, discussions, special guests, short dramatic skits, and inspirational commentaries by William Fagal, the audience's interest was kept engaged while communicating the basics of Christianity. In 1972, Faith For Today moved its format to a weekly dramatic series called Westbrook Hospital. This drama in a hospital setting showed that Christian virtues such as honesty and love work in the real world. Currently, Faith For Today's programs include McDougall, M.D., The Evidence and Lifestyle Magazine. This ministry, led by Mike Tucker, is proud to celebrate its 60th year in broadcasting.[15]

  1. ^ Historical dictionary of Seventh-Day Adventists By Gary Land, page 15
  2. ^ See also Spectrum issue 8:4 (August 1977), which focuses on publishers
  3. ^ Voice of Prophecy
  4. ^ The Quiet Hour
  5. ^ Amazing Facts
  6. ^
  7. ^ Adventist World Radio
  8. ^ 3ABN Radio
  9. ^ Your Story Hour
  10. ^ Tu Historia Preferida
  11. ^ 生命影響生命
  12. ^ 陽光大道 (Sunset Boulevard)
  13. ^ Hope Channel
  14. ^ Hope Church Channel
  15. ^ Faith for Today
  16. ^ It Is Written
  17. ^ Breath of Life
  18. ^ LLBN
  19. ^ 3ABN
  20. ^ 3ABN Latino
  21. ^ 3ABN Kids Network
  22. ^ 3ABN Russia
  23. ^ The Carter Report
  24. ^ Hope for Life
  25. ^ Dare to Dream Network
  26. ^ GMI
  27. ^ ADtv
  28. ^ Esperanza TV
  29. ^ LifeStyleTV
  30. ^ 3ABN Australia, Inc.
  31. ^ 3ABN Français
  32. ^ 3AngelsTube
  33. ^ Adventist News Network


See also

Adventist media, and some other Christian material, may be purchased from Adventist Book Centers throughout the United States (website), or from Adventist Book Centres in Australia (website).

Adventist Book Centers

The Adventist News Network is the official news agency of the church. It was founded in 1994. It is part of the General Conference, and also has regional offices worldwide.[33]

Adventist News Network


Video sharing

3ABN Français will be a French-language television network.[31]

3ABN Australia is a media ministry, also a division of 3ABN, based in West Frankfort, Illinois. Their Australian headquarters is located in Morisset, New South Wales, Australia. They produced their Seventh-day Adventist Christ-centered programming to be shown on television and heard on radio, not only in Australia and New Zealand, but also around the world.[30]

LifeStyleTV was founded in 2005 and the ministry based in Horby, Sweden. LifeStyleTV’s vision is to provide relevant, meaningful and life-changing programing to Scandinavia 24×7. Our programs are lifestyle focused and Bible-based, seeking to bring life together, physically, mentally and spiritually, as a whole. We welcome you, and hope you will enjoy our wide variety of programs, including: health, cooking, exercise, seminars, music, nature, sermons, family issues, interviews, talk-shows, Bible-studies and more. You will find programs in English, Swedish, Norwegian, and Danish. LifeStyleTV is available all over northern Europe free-to-air on the THOR 6 satellite, and throughout Scandinavia via Canal Digital’s satellite packages. All of our programs and resources are also freely available worldwide via the Internet, and now on your iPhone too! Enjoy!![29]

Esperanza TV is a Spanish-language outreach.[28]


Gospel Ministries International GMI’s largest ministry is through 3 television networks (several more in development). The Advenir Spanish Television Network (ASTN) reaches the entire Spanish speaking world through satellite and cable networks in many areas. The Advevir Portuguese Television Network (APTN) will soon reach the entire Portuguese speaking world, and the Caribbean Family Network (CFN) is rebuilding to reach the Caribbean in Caribbean English and French. A new network broadcasting in Romanian is currently in development. The beautiful Christian family programming provided by these networks includes kids programming, soothing nature scenes, music videos, cooking shows, historical programs, and Biblical preaching.[26]

3ABN Dare to Dream Network began in December 2010 is also based in West Frankfort, Illinois, a 24/7 Urban Christian network to reach the African American population.[25]

3ABN Proclaim! began in March 2010 is also based in West Frankfort, Illinois, a network that is similar to Trinity Broadcasting Network's The Church Channel. 3ABN Proclaim! features preaching and teaching programming 24/7.

Hope for Life is a half-hour television program from Cicero Seventh-day Adventist Church in Cicero, Indiana. Director/Speaker is Pastor Vic Van Schaik with his Associate Speaker, Pastor Aaron Clark.[24]

The Carter Report is produced by John Carter.[23]

3ABN Russia 3ABN Russia began producing programs for broadcast in 1993 and is based in Nizhny Novgorod, Russia. They produce Russian Seventh-day Adventist programming of interviews, music, sermons, cooking, health, etc. In December 2008 3ABN Russia launched its own 24/7 channel, and can be watched Internet, mobile devices, MOiPTV and Roku ([22]

3ABN Kids Network began in 2009 formerly named as SonBeam Channel and is also based in West Frankfort, Illinois, a network that is similar to Trinity Broadcasting Network's Smile of a Child. 3ABN Kids Network features various children's programming 24/7 of music, cooking, health, nature, crafts, Bible stories, etc. and 3ABN Kids Network to have their own offices and studios to be located near Southern Adventist University in Collegedale, Tennessee. 3ABN Kids Network is currently available on the Internet, mobile devices, MOIPTV, Roku ( and MOPCWEB ( and soon to be on satellites worldwide.[21]

3ABN Latino 3ABN Latino began in 2003 and is also based in West Frankfort, Illinois. It features Spanish and Portuguese Seventh-day Adventist produced programming of interviews, music, sermons, cooking, health, and coverage of Live events. 3ABN Latino can be watched via satellite and many pay-TV services throughout the Americas and Europe, and worldwide on the Internet and mobile devices.[20]

Three Angels Broadcasting Network (3ABN) began in 1984 and is based in West Frankfort, Illinois. It features Seventh-day Adventist produced programming of music, sermons, cooking, health, documentaries, and coverage of live events 3ABN can be watched via satellite, Internet, mobile devices and many pay-TV services on every inhabited continent.[19]

Loma Linda Broadcasting Network (LLBN) began in 1997 is based in Loma Linda, California, and features programming from the Loma Linda University Church of Seventh-day Adventists as well as original programming and other Seventh-day Adventist produced programming. LLBN can be viewed on every inhabited continent via satellite and the Internet. LLBN has also spawned two additional ethnic channels, LLBN Arabic and LLBN Chinese.[18]

Breath of Life is one of the most recent Adventist broadcast ministries to hit the airwaves. Although its main audience is African American, the message is similar to the other broadcast ministries.[17]


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