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Thursday
Apr082010

Andrew's Father In The Faith

In 1967, at the age of 17, Andrew met Joe Nay. Joe's radical passion for Jesus made a profound and lasting impact on Andrew. It was Joe's fanaticism for the Lord that God used to draw Andrew closer to Himself. The two shared a lot of time together talking about the Lord and discussing the supernatural power of God. Ultimately it was Joe's influence that set Andrew on the path he has been running for forty plus years of ministry.

Joe is Andrew’s Father in the Faith. In the insightful video below the two reminisce about the impact Joe had on Andrew as a teenager and some of the early ministry they did together. The time spent watching is sure to be
a blessing.

Monday
Apr052010

How Are Andrew’s TV Programs Made?

(Click to enlarge)John prepares studio lights, set pieces, and camera equipment so that everything is right for Andrew’s teaching. John has been with Andrew 24 years, longer than any other employee.

Andrew's (Click to enlarge)special teaching gift makes it possible for his programs to be captured by a single camera. It is as if he is sitting at the table in your home talking with you.


(Click to enlarge)Ed operates the camera on shoot days and processes the video for raw digital ingestion, DVD mastering and broadcast mastering. He holds an AA degree in electronics from Pima College.

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Karen runs the teleprompter on shoot days (used for announcements, etc.) and assists with the management of the department. She also conducts on-camera interviews at Gospel Truth Seminars.

(Click to enlarge)Laurie is the assistant to the program producers. She publishes the notebook that guides each Gospel Truth show through editing and mastering. She performs Quality Control, publishes production and broadcast schedules on the website, and creates closed captioning for the program. She is a CBC graduate.

(Click to enlarge)Doris transcribes each of Andrew’s teachings, researching the content for editing and finishing purposes. She has worked with the ministry for
12 years.

(Click to enlarge)Michael manages the assembly of the Gospel Truth programs in the Avid editing Suite. He earned a BA in radio, TV and film production from the University of North Texas.

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Aaron is Chief Editor of the Gospel Truth program. He holds a business management degree from Sam Houston State University and will graduate from CBC in May 2010.

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Sean prepares Andrew’s teachings for the Gospel Truth program. He holds a BA in film studies from the University of Nevada and for the past 3 years edited nomination packages for the Academy Awards and Emmys. He plans to attend CBC in the fall.

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Kevin is Final Editor for Gospel Truth programs. He puts the finishing touches on each program and makes sure it is ready to be seen on your home TV set.

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David creates the Russian version the program, and adapts the American program for airing on God TV and in Uganda. He also troubleshoots the networking of the Avid computers.

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Mike manages the creative side of the department where promotions, documentaries, testimonies, and teaching DVD’s are made. He is also the technical supervisor for Gospel Truth Seminars and other events, including the management of audio visuals for CBC. After working on an engineering degree for 3 years he heard God calling him to CBC. He has worked in the television department for 6 years.

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Michael has 30 years of experience as a cameraman, editor, voice announcer and producer of commercial and Christian television. An accomplished musician, he composes sound tracks for documentaries such as Destiny Stories and
Healing Journeys.

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David is a CBC graduate who has worked in TV for 3 years. He has become an excellent motion graphics artist as well as the Mac System Director, implementing the coordination of the Final Cut editing stations on the creative production side of
the department.

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Annabelle is a CBC student who will graduate in May. She works part time logging video footage and has recently begun to edit special program material. She graduated Summa Cum Laude from DePaul University with a BA in radio, TV and
film communications.

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Teresa writes the script for the TV announcer on each broadcast. She also developed the video library system for the department and performs logging functions.

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Stephanie places the Gospel Truth TV and radio programs on networks and stations worldwide. She is an employee of Integrity Media in Lewisville, Texas and has served Andrew’s media placement needs for a decade.

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Stephen is Media Operations Manager for the ministry. He produced the original Gospel Truth TV broadcast and launched Andrew on the INSP Network in 2000. He has been with Andrew for 11 years.

Monday
Mar292010

The DeVine Plan

Andrew with Jeff DeVine at the 2008 CBC graduation. (Click to enlarge)Jeff DeVine, a 2008 graduate of Charis Bible College in Colorado, has been living and ministering in Thailand since August of 2009. Jeff and his two 12-year-old daughters, Arisa and Ariya, have found fulfillment in sharing the Gospel with the Thai people, and teaching them about relationship with their Savior, Jesus.

Although Jeff knew God as a child, and was very aware of His presence and of a call on his life, he had chosen a different, worldlier path; one he soon realized was dissatisfying. In 1997, Jeff decided a new adventure was in order for himself and his then ten–year–old son. The two moved to Thailand, where Jeff opened an exporting business.

Despite his abventurous life, Jeff was still missing something. Although he had come to the end of himself, he assumed he had run too far from God to make the journey back into a relationship with Him. But, as he cried out for God’s mercy, Jeff with his daughters, Arisa and Ariya. (Click to enlarge)Jeff realized he had been wrong. Jesus was right there to comfort him.

“He [Jesus] assured me he had never stopped loving me and had never left me or given up on me. For the first time in my life, I truly asked Jesus to be my Lord and Savior,” Jeff explained. Jeff vowed to give God the rest of his life from the moment of his salvation.

Jeff and his son soon moved back to the United States and were living in Alabama. Despite the fact that Jeff was living the Christian life he thought was expected of him—working, taking care of his family, tithing, and attending church religiously, he was still unfulfilled.Jeff ministering the Word to the Thai people. (Click to enlarge)

“I was totally and completely dissatisfied in my heart. I knew there was more to life than to just tuck my “ticket to heaven” in my pocket and patiently wait for Christ to return. The quality of that life was no better than that of the Buddhists I had met in Thailand,” Jeff said.

Through fasting and prayer Jeff sought the Lord for His divine plan, and on the fourth day of his fast, God showed him a very clear vision of the direction He had for Jeff and his family. He was calling them to take the Gospel to the world, with a particular focus on the northeast region of Thailand.

Arisa and Ariya leading worship.
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Jeff knew he needed preparation before they could fulfill his calling, but didn’t know where or how that was to happen. However God knew just where he wanted him to go. Jeff attended a Gospel Truth Seminar in Alabama where Andrew talked about Charis Bible College. After attending an informational meeting, he knew that the college would prepare him to share the nearly-too-good-to-be-true-news with the world.

In ministering to the Thai people, Jeff has finally found the fulfillment that had escaped him for so much of his life. Today, the DeVine family enjoys ministry together under the banner of Jeff Devine Ministries. Jeff recalls, In ministering to the Thai people, Jeff has finally found the fulfillment that had escaped him for so much of his life. (Click to enlarge) when they arrived in Thailand in 2009, that his daughters turned to him and said, “Daddy, we’re home!” Both girls love being part of the ministry and the calling. They often participate in skits that demonstrate the true nature of God.

Unlike other times in his life, Jeff describes his work in Thailand with a full and satisfied heart, “I know I am in God's perfect will. I have found nothing in my life more fulfilling than to minister the truth of God's love and grace and to see lives changed. To see people that formerly had no relationship with God, now have their lives completely transformed by a relationship with Jesus Christ; there is nothing more wonderful than that.”

To learn more about Jeff and his family's growing ministry visit the homepage for Jeff DeVine Ministries.