Teresa and I are happy to report that our new, “Word and Spirit” program went on the air this morning on the Promiseland Television Network…!
Our thirty minute telecast will air every weekday morning at 9:30am and on Saturday and Sunday at 12:00 noon. It can be viewed over the air on KTAQ channel 46 and KTAQ-DT channel 47.1; on virtually every cable system in the Metroplex (check your cable listing to discover the right channel for your TV); on both Dish and Direct TV throughout North Texas; and live over the internet by clicking on either mms://ptn.streamsvr.com/ptn or http://www.mikesimons.com. Please pray that God will help us win many souls and that many new people will be added to our church family through this new form of ministry.
In order to get on the air as soon as possible, we have begun broadcasting with a very simple, taped format. We want to lift the level of technical excellence as quickly as we can, as our viewers respond with the finances necessary to buy our own equipment, etc. Please pray that God will quickly provide for those needs. My desire is that any expenses incurred by these programs be financed entirely by people in our viewing audience, without spending any Hillcrest Church funds.
Please pray as well that the Lord will help Teresa and me quickly acquire the new skills that we need in order to be as effective as possible in this new setting. Our goal is progressive excellence, day by day, in every way. For the moment, we are taping at the Promiseland studio in Greenville. I am hosting the program, ministering to the viewers, and interviewing guests by myself. When PTN moves onto our campus in a few weeks and we begin broadcasting “live,” Teresa will join me as often as she can, given her other responsibilities, especially as mother and home-school educator. Please pray that God will help us and the entire Hillcrest Church staff adjust to this new rhythm of life and ministry.