Far East Broadcasting Company (FEBC), a non-denominational international Christian radio, will celebrate their 60th anniversary in Los Angeles, California on Oct 2.
The anniversary will take place at Evangelical Formosan Church of LA. Ingrid Chun, a member of the Los Angeles Philharmonic, and the Korean Children’s Choir will perform.
FEBC broadcasts the gospel in over 150 languages from 32 stations worldwide. It was founded in 1945 and believes broadcasting is an effective way to reach people who have yet to hear Christ's message.
"Radio knows no boundaries. It crosses religious, political, natural, and man-made barriers - entering the homes of people who may not be reached in any other way."
The FEBC website also posted that it helps remove "obstacles that might interfere with the listener's response to the gospel message."
A Chinese listener who tuned in to the Yiyou station said, "All the bitterness in my heart has gone, and I have quit playing mahjong, drinking alcohol and using foul language."
From around the world, letters such as the above statement have been sent to FEBC, claiming that they were encouraged through their broadcasts.
FEBC's mission is to develop radio programs that will deliver the gospel to Asia "in such a way that they move toward Jesus Christ and into His Kingdom."
As of right now, they are able to broadcast forty hours of the gospel to two-thirds of the population in mainland China in three types of programs that include evangelism, mandarin, and spiritual training.
Their sole purpose is to take the Gospel of Christ to the world through the radio by cooperating with existing missionary efforts and other worldwide ministries.
"In Christ we have fellowship with Evangelical denominations and missionary groups, and base our cooperation upon…the great truths of the Bible."