September 2012 Newsletter
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For the last several months we have been telling you about our new facility in the Memphis, TN area (8900 Germantown Road, Olive Branch, MS). We purchased this building for a bargain price. In 2008 this building appraised for $880,000, but we purchased it as a bank foreclosure for $389,000. The purchase price, along with a cost estimate of $100,000 to build/modify our new studio gave us a total goal of $489,000. As of the date of this newsletter we have raised $423,047. This is 87% of the total. God has truly blessed us in this endeavor. We only have $65,953 left to meet our goal. The “matching offer” is also still in effect. An anonymous donor will match your contribution of $500 or more, thereby doubling it. $500 instantly becomes $1000. Our hope is to have all of the money raised by November 1, 2012. Can you help us make it happen? Would your local congregation be willing to donate its fifth Sunday contribution in September to GBN mission work? Can you make a special “one-time” contribution for the building fund?
Our relocation plans are picking up momentum. Adam Vaughn has already relocated to Memphis. He is working to set up our new facility and is already doing editing work on site. We are shuttling truckloads of material from Chattanooga to Olive Branch. Construction work is currently underway for the new studio. This is on target to be completed by the end of the year. Our goal is to be completely relocated by January 1, 2013.
Seeing the progress is better than being told about it. Please see pictures of the present construction work on the next page.
God bless you for your generosity.
Don Blackwell, Executive Director, Gospel Broadcasting Network
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Many congregations participate in our mission work by giving “Fifth Sunday” contributions to GBN thereby helping us meet our monthly budget. Maintaining sufficient funding in this trying economy is a challenge. Your financial cooperation in the outreach of GBN positively impacts millions of lives, by making possible the network’s daily, thorough and consistent Bible teaching. Please consider helping GBN with your “Fifth Sunday” contribution September 30, 2012.
For more information about donating, go to: www.gbntv.org/donate
Pearlie Mae Arrowood,
by Jess & Marylyn Bailey
by East Ridge Church of Christ
Wed. Adult Bible Class,
by Merle Van Meter
Dylan Todd Hollandsworth,
by Terry Stubblefield
Sue Summers, by
Christiana Church of Christ,
by Walter Leighton & Dorotha McMahon,
Billie & Ken Haske, Gary & Marsha McMahan
and Mary & Paul Davis
by New Union Church of Christ, Manchester, TN
Alex & Myrtle McBroom,
by Claude & Frances Thompson
by the Golden Years class of
Northside Church of Christ,
Joe P. Cantrell, Edith Taylor,
Ruby L. Joines & Leon Cathey,
by Walter & Mary Ann Bishop
by John Ed & Jo Frazier
by Theresa Crowder
by the Florence Church of Christ, Florence, MS
Ruby Joines and Leon Cathey,
by Juanita Oliver
by Howard Hyden
Carmen Dian Fitzgerald,
by the Clothing Room Ladies of
East End Church of Christ,
by Pete Bradford
William A. Mayfield, Jr.,
by J.D. & Brenda Manz
Beth Bush, Reba Jo Newby,
Billy Bob Bishop, Leon Cathey
& Margarette Keele,
by Richard, Ann and Lois Walker
by Don & Sheri Blackwell and
Kenneth & Brenda Hunsucker
Jimmie B. Hill,
by Don & Sheri Blackwell
by Hollis & Nancy Tackitt
Haley Lynch, Robert Lynch,
Ryder Lynch, Jesse Jones
and Jared Jones,
by Barbara Weatherspoon
Brownie Marshall and
by the Ladies’ Bible Class
of Grundy Street
Church of Christ, Tullahoma, TN
by Charles A. Jones
In Memory and in Honor of
all former East Ridge
Church of Christ Gospel preachers,
by the East Ridge Church of Christ
Wednesday night adult bible class.
As the month of September progresses, Americans have some very important decisions to make regarding the political future of our country. In recent years, there have been significant efforts put forth to use the political process to promote immorality, silence Christians and hinder the spread of Christianity.
To help promote a moral, Christian worldview, the theme of the programming of our GBN Special Presentations will be moral issues that affect our country. We hope and pray that these lessons will help our viewers to sift through all of the rhetoric and focus on the issues that are important to God. Please join us each Monday – Saturday evening at 9PM EDT / 6PM PDT / 1AM GMT.
During the past two years, we have been working feverishly to pay off prior GBN debt. During this time, we’ve had to cut back expenses wherever possible, and adding new programs to the GBN archives was one area that had to be drastically reduced. As we are nearing the complete payoff of the debt, we are once again able to dedicate some of our resources to new additions to the archives.
Fortunately, in the past several years, technology has also advanced considerably. We are currently putting the tools in place to increase the number of programs available in the GBN archives and to do it in as efficient of a manner as possible. Whereas the former methods were manual and very labor-intensive, the new system that we’re working toward is much more automated.
If the Lord wills (and the equipment works as it should), by the time you read this we’ll have the last pieces in place at our Olive Branch facility and will be able to start adding new programs. Once the programs have been properly converted and transferred, they will be available in a variety of locations and formats. The programs will not only be added to the GBN website, but also to the House-to-House website.. We appreciate the ongoing partnership with House-to-House and look forward to working together even more in the future.
Additionally, the archived programs will be available on the Roku channel, iPhone and iPad app, and on the Android app. These channels and apps are available to over 500 million people throughout the world – and the number keeps increasing.
Mark Teske, Director of Operations and Programming
GBN is overseen by the elders of the Southaven Church of Christ:
Larry Everson, Con Lambert, & Vern Schrimsher
1483 Brookhaven Drive
Southaven, MS 38671-3748
—Volunteer Area Representatives—
Jeff Archey • Ricky Burger
Frank Crownover • Chad Dollahite
Ken Gardner • Mickey Gattis
Michael Grooms • Greg Hamlin
Denver Horton • Kevin Key • James Lee
Rick Moody • Dwayne Odele • Keith Ritchie
Charlie Rose • Karl Tule • Russ Vickers
Phone toll-free: 866-525-4677
Please send correspondence to:
Gospel Broadcasting Network, Inc.
3969 Cloud Springs Road
Ringgold, GA 30736
The GBN building is located west of I-75
Exit 353, in the Gateway Mall.
GBN is a 501(c)(3)