National Board Votes to Expand Media Ministry

Apr 01, 2003 02:47 PM EST

Ft. Lauderdale, Fla. -- The National Board of Directors of Orthodox Christian Networks recently met in Ft. Lauderdale to discuss the expansion of the media outreach of OCN.

The flagship program of OCN, Come Receive the Light, is now the only Orthodox Christian radio program in the country distributed by satellite and available to radio stations around the US via the Salem Satellite Network. The growth of this unique radio program has been both strong and steady. With a weekly presence in six (6) markets in the US, Come Receive the Light is the only Orthodox Christian radio program with the potential of a national outreach.

Rev. Christopher Metropulos, the founder and co-host of this weekly magazine style program, set the stage at the board meeting for the future vision of the ministry. He said: "A clear vision, along with the courage to follow through, dramatically increases our chances of coming to the end of our lives, looking back with deep abiding satisfaction and thinking with God's help I did succeed".

With that said, Rev. Metropulos presented the challenge of making Come Receive The Light available in the top 25 markets in the US in three (3) years on a weekly basis, and moving to a daily program in five (5) years.

The first step in making this goal a reality will be the growth of the staff at OCN. The Board agreed to bring on additional staff to make this effort a success. A three-month long intensive capital campaign was also instituted to fund the additional budget needs.

Come Receive the Light is the National media voice for the Orthodox Christian Church. This 26 minute long form program features weekly special guests talking about contemporary issues from the timeless perspective of the Orthodox Christian faith. News features, encouraging devotionals, and radio dramas of past heroes of the Christian faith make this program one of the most unique radio ministries in the nation.

For more information on how to add Come Receive The Light to your station's line up, Contact: Chuck Powell 1-877-273-2348

By Albert H. Lee
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