News Release: 4/18/2007 3ABN AND AMAZING FACTS TO UNITE MINISTRIES
SACRAMENTO, CA, April 19, 2007 — Amazing Facts and Three Angels
Broadcasting Network (3ABN) today announced plans to unite the
two international Christian media ministries. The boards of directors
of both ministries have unanimously approved the venture that
will join the ministries under a new board and constituency,
creating a new global platform for evangelism.
While there are still a number of organizational details to
be worked out, Amazing Facts and 3ABN are confident this dynamic
partnership can be completed quickly and smoothly. For the immediate
future, both ministries will continue regular operations. However,
the ultimate goal is to optimize evangelistic impact to the world
by consolidating these global operations, leading to more efficient
service to the body of Christ and better stewardship of resources.
Regarding the announcement, Doug Batchelor, Amazing Facts
President, says, "This union of two dynamic ministries represents
a miraculous milestone to fulfill the great commission, forging
an impressive team who bring their unique talents and assets
to the same table. By joining hands, we will surely see greater
effectiveness and economy in spreading the gospel to the world.
We're really excited about this comprehensive opportunity to
communicate the good news of Jesus Christ."
3ABN founder Danny Shelton adds, "We're excited about this
development, which will accelerate an array of evangelistic services
to reach the multitudes. The Spirit-filled speakers of Amazing
Facts will share the undiluted truth of God's Word on a well-established
media global platform and mobilize an army of Christians to conduct
Bible studies in cities worldwide. Time is shortówe need to maximize
our efforts to reach lost souls."
Beginning with a 15-minute radio broadcast in 1966, Amazing
Facts has grown into a successful soul-winning dynamo. For more
than 40 years, Amazing Facts has provided strong evangelistic
ministry through an array of services that include evangelistic
training through the Amazing Facts Center of Evangelism, a team
of traveling evangelists, publishing, radio and television broadcasts,
Bible schools, and a popular internet ministry.
Founded in 1984, 3ABN began broadcasting on November 23, 1986,
and now transmits its signal to nine satellites that carry it
to every inhabited continent with a potential viewing audience
of hundreds of millions. In addition to its English-speaking
television network, 3ABN operates 3ABN Books, 3ABN Radio, and
3ABN Latino Television networks, along with a 3ABN television
and radio production center in Nizhny Novgorod, Russia. The ministry
has also announced plans to launch the 3ABN International Network
before the year's end. The second largest Christian network in
North America (in numbers of owned and operated UHF stations),
3ABN also has full-power stations in Papua New Guinea, Uganda,
and the Philippines.
Finally, Doug Batchelor comments, "In 1844, Samuel Morse sent
the first electronic message, which quoted Numbers 23:23: 'What
hath God wrought!' What the printing press was 500 years ago
to the gospel, media has become today. As 3ABN and Amazing Facts
join hands and hearts, wonderful things can happen to expand
Jesus' kingdom. It's hard to describe the staggering potential!
I simply stand in awesome wonder declaring, 'What hath God wrought!' "
"If Christians were to act in concert, moving forward as one,
under the direction of one Power, for the accomplishment of one
purpose, they would move the world." --Testimonies, vol. 9, p.
For more information, contact:
Office: 916.434.3880, ext. 3009
(3ABN LIVE Rebroadcast Sunday, April 22, at 3 p.m. central time.)