GOD TV is an international Protestant Christian media network that started in the UK and is now worldwide. The network has a strong presence in Israel and the US and its main offices are located in Plymouth, England  and Orlando, Florida. Regional offices are situated in India, Sri Lanka, South Africa, Kenya, Ghana and Australia.
The network broadcasts non-denominational programming in keeping with the UK Evangelical Alliance Basis of Faith. Its 24-hour, FTA schedule airs Christian leaders from diverse backgrounds - from Anglican to Pentecostal, Full Gospel and Messianic Judaism.
GOD TV's original productions have won awards from the Christian Broadcasting Council of the UK. Its schedule has five regional variations: USA; UK & Europe; Africa; Asia and Australasia each with local programming.
GOD TV broadcasts to some 200 nations and territories 24 hours a day, claiming a potential viewership of up to half a billion people. The Plymouth Herald says GOD TV can reach 262 million homes worldwide including 92.6 million homes in India.
|Availability||Satellite worldwide, Cable and Terrestrial in some countries, Online.|
|Headquarters||Jerusalem, Plymouth, Chennai, Orlando|
|Owner||Owned by several Angel Charities globally. Worldwide broadcast licence is held by Angel Christian Television Trust Inc|
|Christian Channel Europe, GOD Digital|
GOD TV was founded by Rory and Wendy Alec in England in 1995 as the Christian Channel Europe, the Continent's first daily Christian television network. It started broadcasting on 1 October, two hours each day. This increased to seven hours in 1997 and 24-hours in 1999. The 'GOD' logo appeared in 1997 and the Christian Channel was rebranded as the GOD Channel. The GOD Channel became part of the Dream Family Network, later known as GOD Digital and then GOD TV in 2002. The same year GOD TV's broadcast uplink was moved to Israel. This provided for international expansion via satellite and GOD TV was launched across Africa and Asia with new offices in Cape Town and Chennai.
In 2003 a GOD TV office was established in the US in Orlando FL and in 2005 GOD TV launched across Australia and New Zealand. GOD TV launched on DIRECTV, America's largest satellite platform in 2006 and opened a new office in Colombo, Sri Lanka in 2008. GOD TV also expanded into China during 2008. Further offices were opened in Nairobi and Melbourne in 2009.
Rory Alec was the network's CEO from 1995 to 2014. GOD TV announced on 2 October 2014 that he had resigned due to "moral failure" and the couple divorced in 2015. Wendy Alec took over as President and CEO, a position she held for two years, before appointing Simpson.
In January 2018, GOD TV launched www.godtv.com as a new digital publishing arm of the organization.
GOD TV has a 24-hour schedule of international programming, often from a British perspective and includes live broadcasts of conferences, concerts, youth gatherings and other events.
Speakers range from US Bible teachers, Joyce Meyer, Creflo Dollar, Andrew Wommack, Kenneth Copeland and John Hagee to British church leaders, Canon Andrew White, Nicky Gumbel, Mike Pilavachi and J.John. Ministry leaders from Africa include South African evangelist, Angus Buchan and Nigerian pastor, David Ibiyeomie; Australian pastors, Brian Houston, Phil Pringle, Russell Evans and Ashley Evans; German evangelist, Reinhard Bonnke; and prominent Asian Bible teachers, Joseph Prince from Singapore and Sam Chelladurai from India.
Programming covers evangelism and revival: Nathan Morris (evangelist), John & Carol Arnott, Bill Johnson, Che Ahn, and Todd White. Prophetic voices include Rick Joyner, Cindy Jacobs, and Patricia King. The 'End Time Prayer Movement' is a key focus with conferences from the International House of Prayer in Kansas City with Mike Bickle; TheCall with Lou Engle; and TheCRY with Faytene Grasseschi.
Bible Prophecy speakers consist of Chuck Missler, Paul McGuire Joel Rosenburg and Jack Van Impe. Michael L. Brown and John Ankerberg are regular apologetics authorities. Jonathan Bernis, Sid Roth, Ron Cantor and Rabbi Schneider provide a Messianic Jewish perspective.
Worship leaders featured on GOD TV are Matt Redman, Tim Hughes and Martin Smith from the UK; The PlanetShakers Band; Hillsong Music and Darlene Zschech from Australia; and Misty Edwards, Jason Upton, Phil Wickham, Israel Houghton, Jesus Culture and Bethel Music from the USA.
Much of GOD TV's programming caters to a youth audience. The network aims to air 'relevant youth programming' that comprises series and events from Soul Survivor with Mike Pilavachi and Andy Croft; !Audacious with Glyn Barrett; RockNations with Steve Gambill and; The Ramp with Karen Wheaton. Youth events often feature top bands such as Leeland; Switchfoot; Rend Collective Experiment; Jars of Clay; Guvna B and New World Son.
GOD TV's original programming which includes In Depth interview series and documentaries. The network features live broadcasts, including worldwide satellite link-ups such as the Global Day of Prayer with Graham Power where GOD TV broadcast from South America for the first time in 2009.
Other speakers include Michael Koulianos, Banning Liebscher, Lou Engle, Rick Joyner, Bill Johnson (pastor), Heidi Baker, Todd White, Ben Fitzgerald, Randy Clark, Mark Chironna, Lance Wallnau and Steven Furtick.
GOD TV has several specific regions, each with its own regional director and office overseeing local content, distribution and providing viewer services. The regions are: the USA; UK, Europe, Scandinavia and Nordic countries; Africa and East Africa; Asia and the Middle East; Israel; Sri Lanka and Australasia.
GOD TV launched in Orlando, Florida in 2012 via WACX's second subchannel over-the-air; some GOD TV programming is also seen on the station's main schedule. As part of the Orlando launch, the Bay Revival on Tour was broadcast from Calvary Assembly of God in Winter Park with John Kilpatrick, Nathan Morris and Lydia Marrow. The network maintains an office in Orlando.
The Angel Foundation is GOD TV's registered charity in Europe and is regulated by the Charity Commission for England and Wales. Based in Plymouth the Angel Foundation states that it is committed to "the advancement of the Christian religion and education, and the relief of poverty, distress and sickness." As of 2010 GOD TV was "potentially available to up to 14 million homes in the UK".
Fergus Scarfe is GOD TV's Regional Director for the UK & Ireland, based in Plymouth
GOD TV's programming has won awards from the UK Christian Broadcasting Council, including Best Live Event Programme in 2011 for Angus Buchan's Mighty Men Event and Best Youth Programme for Soul Survivor Extra.
Some European networks carry GOD TV in their satellite and cable television packages in Belgium, France, Germany, Ireland, Malta, the Netherlands and Scandinavia. The channel is also available through P2PTV service Zattoo.
Angel Television Africa was established in South Africa in 2002 and GOD TV launched across Africa on 31 May of the same year. Marcél Olivier is GOD TV's Regional Director for Africa and heads up the office in Cape Town. Erastus Maina oversees GOD TV's East Africa Region, with an office in Nairobi.
GOD TV's programming can be accessed across Africa via satellite. It can be watched via ViewSat covering 20 million homes across Sub-Saharan Africa on the IS20 Satellite. GOD TV can be found on channel 362 of StarSat in Southern Africa. In Kenya GOD TV is carried on Kiss TV.
GOD TV Africa local speakers include Matt Ludick of Emmanuel Church in Namibia (Kingdom Expansion) and Gary Kieswetter (Open Wells) and Kari Smith (Kingdom GPS) from South Africa. Marcél Olivier is a host on 'Prayer Time' each weekday.
GOD TV has had an established presence in Israel since 2001 and Ron Cantor is GOD TV's Regional Director for Israel.
The network hosts tours to Israel which include visiting Bible sites and staging events that are broadcast worldwide. The largest tour to date was in 2008 with 1,800 tour goers who attended 'A Celebration of Israel's 60th Anniversary'. Held at the Davidson Center alongside the Western Wall in the Old City, this was attended by both Jewish and Christian guests. GOD TV's Arise Zion Tour will take place in 2018 as part of Israel's 70th Anniversary celebrations.
In 2009 GOD TV partnered with the Jewish National Fund (JNF) US$500,000 to plant trees on land said to be inhabited by Bedouin tribes in Israel's Negev region. A coalition of Jewish and Arab human rights groups denounced the project, accusing GOD TV and the JNF of teaming up to force the Bedouin out of the area to make way for Jewish communities.
GOD TV's CEO Ward Simpson was in Israel in October 2017 at the invitation of the Israeli government, to address a Christian Media Summit in Jerusalem.
Angel Christian Charitable Foundation India was founded in 2002 with an office in Chennai headed by Thomas Robinson.
GOD TV can be viewed by cable in cities across India; Indian Television.com includes GOD TV in its list of "best-known spiritual channels." Local programming includes Indian evangelist Sam P. Chelladurai.
Three million viewers can watch GOD TV via cable in Pakistan and it is also on cable in Nepal. GOD TV also broadcasts into Thailand.
GOD TV has broadcast a 'Middle East Special' helping to provide food for beleaguered Christians and Muslims in war-torn Iraq.
GTV Lanka Foundation is GOD TV's company in Colombo, with David Nicolle as regional director. Dialog Satellite Television, Sri Lanka Telecom and Apstar Satellite carry GOD TV in Sri Lanka. GOD TV has supported Sri Lankan victims of the Asian tsunami.
Angel Christian Television Australia Limited was established in 2005 enabling GOD TV to be watched on the Optus D2 satellite. GOD TV's office for this region is in Melbourne and is managed by Wayne Knapman.
Local content in Australia includes series such as Victory Life Church - Margaret Court; PlanetShakers and Brian Houston @ Hillsong TV as well as conferences from Hillsong, Stairway Church, Arise NZ, Influencers and C3 Church.
Corrective Services Queensland has allowed Instal-Life to provide equipment enabling inmates across the state to access GOD TV in their cells. Prisons in Western Australia have also installed GOD TV and it is available in other rehabilitation centres and remote indigenous communities.
The Melbourne office also manages Hong Kong, Macau and Greater China. Macau Cable has been broadcasting the GOD TV signal into Macau since 1 October 2006. GOD TV launched its Greater China service on 16 October 2008 and has televised events from China. The Kingdom Culture Conference has aired on GOD TV from Hong Kong.
GOD TV launched in the South Sea nation of Vanuatu on the 27 April 2013. Espiritu Santo (Holy Spirit Island) has access to the GOD TV 24 via terrestrial free to air TV. The Prime Minister, Moana Carcasses Kalosil turned on the signal. GOD TV has been installed in prisons in Vanuatu.
GOD TV is also available on some cable networks in Papua New Guinea.
GOD TV supports humanitarian projects internationally. During its January 2017 Bless Israel campaign, funds were raised towards supporting underprivileged Messianic Jews and Christian Arabs and orphaned children in partnership with Scott Volk of Together For Israel.
In Malawi, it cares for HIV/AIDS orphans by supporting Kondanani Children's Village, founded by Annie Chikhwaza. and is involved in various charitable initiatives in Sri Lanka. In the UK it supports Mercy Ministries, a charity helping young women suffering from abuse.
GOD TV has raised funds to help Christians in Iraq at St George's Church in Baghdad, through a Middle East Special. A target of its humanitarian work has been to provide clean water in arid regions of Africa (Kenya and Tanzania) where it has drilled water wells. A community 'Life Center' was built in Tanzania in conjunction with Pat Boone.
GOD TV is thrilled to be sponsoring the Carer of the Year Award again this year," says Fergus Scarfe, GOD TV Regional Director. In the midst of so much hardship faced by many in our community, it is amazing to see so many wonderful Plymouthians contributing to the daily lives of those in need.
Israeli officials were able to connect with leading Christian media personalities. The heads of several large outlets attended the summit including Christian Broadcasting Network (CBN) CEO Gordon Robertson, Trinity Broadcasting Network President Matt Crouch, Good TV International Manager Winifred Yeh, God TV CEO Ward Simpson and author Mike Evans who founded Friends of Zion Museum in Jerusalem.
Children of a Lesser God may refer to:
Children of a Lesser God (play), a 1979 play by Mark Medoff
Children of a Lesser God (film), a 1986 American film
Children of a Lesser God (album), a 2010 album by Wisemen
Children of a Lesser God (TV series), a 2018 South Korean television seriesChildren of a Lesser God (TV series)
Children of a Lesser God (Korean: 작은 신의 아이들; RR: Jageun Sinui Aideul) is a South Korean television series starring Kang Ji-hwan and Kim Ok-bin. It is aired on OCN's Saturdays and Sundays at 22:20 (KST) time slot from March 3 to April 22, 2018.Chuck Missler
Charles W. Missler (May 28, 1934 – May 1, 2018) was an American author, evangelical Christian, Bible teacher, engineer, and former businessman. He was the founder of the Koinonia House ministry based in Post Falls, Idaho.David Aldous (actor)
David Aldous is an English actor and broadcaster. He has appeared in TV series, such as The Bill and Casualty, and in the film Loved Up. He has also presented the programmes In Depth for GOD TV and Passages of Life for Premier Christian Radio. Since 27 July 2009, he has presented Hope in the Night from 1am to 4am on Premier Christian Radio.Good God (TV series)
Good God is a Canadian television comedy-drama series which premiered in April 2012 on HBO Canada. The show follows the life of character George Findlay, a role that Ken Finkleman reprised from The Newsroom and subsequent television projects. The series was originally slated to be the second season of Finkleman's previous HBO Canada project Good Dog, but was retitled in accordance with a change in the show's setting.
The show was described in early media coverage as having been inspired in part by the launch of Sun News Network. In the show's first episode, for example, Findlay is forced to respond to allegations that his new venture is aspiring to be "Fox News North", an epithet which the real Sun News Network also faced both before and after its launch.The series was nominated for several awards at the 1st Canadian Screen Awards, including Best Comedy Series, Best Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series for Jason Weinberg and Best Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series nods for both Samantha Bee and Jud Tylor.Hand of God
Hand of God may refer to:
Act of God, in religious or legal contexts
Hand of God, a title for Ali
Hand of God (art), a motif in Jewish and Christian art
Hamsa or Khamsa, a hand-shaped protective amulet in Islamic and Jewish folklore also known as "(God's) helping hand"
"Hands of God", a symbol in Polish Neopaganism, see Ręce Boga
The Hand of God (book), an autobiographical book by Bernard N. Nathanson
"The Hand of God" (1978 Battlestar Galactica), an episode of Battlestar Galactica
"The Hand of God" (2004 Battlestar Galactica), an episode of Battlestar Galactica
Hand of God (film)
Hand of God (TV series)
"Hand of God", a song by Randy Stonehill from Thirst
"Hand of God (Outro)", a song by Jon Bellion from The Human Condition
"Hand of God" goal, a controversial goal in the 1986 Argentina v England FIFA World Cup match
"(Le) Hand of God", a controversial goal in the 2009 Republic of Ireland vs France football matches
Divine move, or Hand of God, a truly inspired and original move in the game of Go
The Hand of God (statue), Carl Milles's statue located at Frank Murphy Hall of Justice
"Hand of God" by Soundgarden from Screaming Life
PSR B1509-58, a pulsar whose surroundings resemble a hand, nicknamed the "Hand of God"Hand of God (TV series)
Hand of God is an American drama web television series created by Ben Watkins. The premiere episode is one of two drama pilots that Amazon streamed online in August 2014, along with Hysteria. Viewers were allowed to offer their opinions about the pilot before the studio decided whether or not to place an order for the entire series. In October 2014, Hand of God was ordered to full series by Amazon Studios.The series officially premiered on September 4, 2015. A second season was ordered in December 2015, which premiered on March 10, 2017. On September 15, 2016, Amazon Studios announced that the series would end after the second season.Lakeland Revival
The Lakeland Revival or Florida Healing Outpouring was a Christian revival which began on April 2, 2008, when Evangelist Todd Bentley of Fresh Fire Ministries Canada was invited by Stephen Strader, pastor of Ignited Church, Lakeland, Florida, to lead a one-week revival but remained there for over four months. The Ignited Church took a multimedia approach to publicizing the event, posting webcasts online. The revival streamed live via Ustream and received over 1 million hits in the first five weeks of transmissions. After the initial weeks, GOD TV, a Christian satellite channel, pre-empted its primetime programming and broadcast the Lakeland meetings nightly. The revival attracted up to 10,000 attendees nightly and around 30,000 over the week. Through its airing on GOD TV, the revival became well known by Pentecostals and Charismatics worldwide. By May 29, Bentley's ministry estimated that over 140,000 people from over 40 nations had visited, and 1.2 million had watched via the Internet. By June 30, over 400,000 people from over 100 nations had attended.In June 2008, Nightline carried out an investigative report on Bentley. Some days after the broadcast, Fresh Fire Ministries released a statement announcing that Bentley was taking time off "to refresh and to rest" and their Lakeland broadcasts on GOD TV were put on hold. One week later, GOD TV announced Bentley would resume the Lakeland meetings and the broadcasts continued on July 18 2008. Bentley's and Fresh Fire's leadership of the revival ended on August 11, but the revival continued until its last service on October 12, 2008, at Ignited Church.The Florida Outpouring was in many ways similar to revivals that occurred in the 1990s, notably the Toronto Blessing in Canada and the Brownsville Revival in Pensacola, Florida. However, the Lakeland Revival had a greater focus on divine healing, and was much shorter than these two revivals, and was nearly inseparable from Bentley. The revival displayed many "ecstatic manifestations" and some participants claimed "esoteric experiences", such as divinely inspired visions and prophecies. In addition to claims of numerous miraculous healings, "leaders' claims that at least 25" cases of resurrection of the dead took place away from the stage.List of television stations in Florida
This is a list of broadcast television stations serving cities in the U.S. state of Florida.List of television stations in Kentucky
This is a list of broadcast television stations serving cities in the U.S. state of Kentucky.Religious broadcasting
Religious broadcasting refers to the dissemination of television and/or radio content that intentionally has religious ideas, religious experience, or religious practice as its core focus. In some countries, religious broadcasting developed primarily within the context of public service provision (as in the UK), whilst in others, it has been driven more by religious organisations themselves (as in the USA). Across Europe and in the US and Canada, religious broadcasting began in the earliest days of radio, usually with the transmission of religious worship, preaching or 'talks'. Over time, formats evolved to include a broad range of styles and approaches, including radio and television drama, documentary, and chat show formats, as well as more traditional devotional content. Today, many religious organizations record sermons and lectures, and have moved into distributing content on their own web-based IP channels.Religious broadcasting can be funded commercially or through some sort of public broadcasting-style arrangement (religious broadcasters are often recognized as non-profit organizations). Donations from listeners and viewers, often tax-deductible, are solicited by some broadcasters. In the US, 42 percent of non-commercial radio stations currently have a religious format where on the other hand about 80 percent of the 2,400 Christian radio stations and 100 full-power Christian TV stations throughout the entire United States are considered non-profit.In some countries, particularly those with an established state religion, broadcasting related to one particular religion only is allowed, or in some cases required. For example, a function of the state-owned Pakistan Broadcasting Corporation is by law "to broadcast such programmes as may promote Islamic ideology, national unity and principles of democracy, freedom equality, tolerance and social justice as enunciated by Islam..." (s. 10(1)(b)).Rory Alec
Rory Alec Stephen, better known as Rory Alec, is a South African Christian broadcaster and media executive. He co-founded the GOD TV network in 1995, and was Chief Executive Officer from 1994 to 2014. Alec is now pursuing other projects in film, television, staging and music through a new company called The Internationals.Sam P. Chelladurai
Sam P Chelladurai (Tamil: சாம் பி.செல்லதுரை) is the Senior Pastor of the Apostolic Fellowship Tabernacle (more commonly known by its initials, AFT), a megachurch in purasawalkam Chennai, India. He is best known for his successful television programs, which are televised church services that predominantly feature his sermons. His Tamil language program, Vettriyum Vaazhvum (Victory and Life), which airs on DD Podhigai (Doordarshan Network's Tamil-language regional channel), is viewed by Tamil audiences all over India. His English Program, "God is Good" airs on "GOD TV" (an international Christian channel) and is also popular. In addition to being televised, all of his church services are also "webcast" live on his website. His other ministries include the Full Gospel Bible Institute, Campaign India (an Evangelistic outreach program), and teaching seminars throughout South India.Son of God (TV series)
Son of God (also known as Jesus: The Complete Story and Jesus: The Real Story) is an award-winning British documentary series that chronicles the life of Jesus Christ using scientific and contemporary historical evidence. It was presented by Jeremy Bowen, and its first episode premiered in the United Kingdom on 1 April 2001. The executive producer was Ruth Pitt and it was directed by Jean-Claude Bragard—it took a total of 16 months to produce and cost GB£1.5 million. A full symphonic score was composed by James Whitbourn. Son of God featured interviews with 21 historians and other Biblical experts, live action reenactments of the life of Jesus with Leron Livo in the lead role, and computer-generated images of what locations from Jesus's time might have looked like. These images, created by design team Red Vision, were praised by critics and received an Outstanding Achievement Award at the 2001 Royal Television Society North Awards.
Son of God ran for a single series of three episodes, each of which focused on a different stage of Jesus's life. The first episode, "The Real Man", looked at the historical evidence for the existence of Jesus, and documented his life from his birth to his temptation. Episode two, "The Mission", discussed how Jesus became popular among Jews and Greeks, and why the Pharisees of the area might have seen him as a threat. "The Final Hours", the third and final episode of Son of God, looked at Jesus's crucifixion, and presented some ideas as to how the traditional views of the crucifixion may conflict with how it really occurred. The episode concluded with the construction of a computer-generated animation of how Jesus may have appeared.
Critical reaction to the series was mixed. While some reviewers praised the programme for being worthy of its publicity by focusing on history rather than spirituality, others remarked that it was dumbed down and went off on strange tangents. The reliability of the facial reconstruction was also questioned. Son of God first aired in the UK on BBC One during April 2001, where it received a viewership of six million and an audience share of 25%. In the United States, the series was shown on the Discovery Channel under the name Jesus: The Complete Story as a single three-hour programme, two weeks after its UK broadcast. The show was also licensed to countries including France, Denmark and New Zealand.The Bride of Habaek
The Bride of Habaek (Korean: 하백의 신부 2017; RR: Habaekui Shinbu 2017; lit. Bride of Habaek 2017) is a South Korean television drama spin-off of the 2006 sunjung manhwa Bride of the Water God by Yoon Mi-kyung. The drama stars Shin Se-kyung in titular role alongside Nam Joo-hyuk, Lim Ju-hwan, Krystal Jung and Gong Myung. It aired on cable channel tvN every Monday and Tuesday at 22:55 (KST) from July 3, 2017 to August 22, 2017.WBII-CD
WBII-CD is a Class A television station licensed to Holly Springs, Mississippi, and owned by Mid-South Broadcasting. It broadcasts on digital channel 20 with 15 kW of power. It serves Northern Mississippi and Western Tennessee.Waiting for God
Waiting for God may refer to:
Waiting for God (TV series)
Waiting for God (band)
"Waiting for God" (Red Dwarf episode)
"Waiting for God" is a song on the B-side of the Fader (Paradise Lost song) singleWaiting for God (TV series)
Waiting for God is a British sitcom that ran on BBC1 from 1990 to 1994 starring Graham Crowden as Tom and Stephanie Cole as Diana, two spirited residents of a retirement home who spend their time running rings around the home's oppressive management and their own families. It was written by Michael Aitkens.
The show became very successful, running for five series. The programme is still repeated in the UK on various channels, most notably Gold and Drama. Series one to five have run (and in some cases continue to run) on PBS in the United States, and in New Zealand the show has aired various times since 2002. In 2004, it came 37th in the poll for Britain's Best Sitcom.Wendy Alec
Wendy Alec is a writer, TV producer, film maker, and a director of WarBoys Entertainment London.She has written seven books, including the epic fantasy series, Chronicles of Brothers. She co-founded the GOD TV network in 1995 and presided as Director of Television and Creative Director for 21 years.
In 2018 she signed a contract with publisher Harper Collins for the relaunch of the 'Chronicles Series' and left GOD TV to pursue her writing career and the development of her London based TV Production Company Warboys Entertainment.