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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.

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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.

Thursday
Mar252010

"Why Can't We Do That?"

Transformation in South Africa

Andrew and the Reddiar family.
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The Gospel Truth message has radically transformed the lives of Mark and Samantha Reddiar. “It has changed the way we think. It has changed the way we do things,” says Mark. “It has changed everything. Now, without trying, we do more good than we ever did when we tried to do it on our own.”

Their journey began when a friend of Samantha’s encouraged her to listen to Andrew Wommack on GOD TV, but they almost missed the message. “We turned it on once or twice and were not really impressed,” says Mark, “because it was this quiet, sitting-down-in-a-chair type of thing—not what we are used to with the other ministers we listen to.”

Andrew on the Gospel Truth programFortunately for their hometown of Durban, South Africa, the Reddiars tuned in again and were captivated by Hannah Terradez’s miraculous healing. After the program, they said to each other, “These are normal, ordinary people. Why can’t we do that?” And they did. Since they first heard Andrew’s message, Mark and Samantha have led nearly 500 people to Christ and have seen another 700 people healed.

The first thing they did after watching Hannah’s story was go to the AWM website. “We got onto the website immediately and started downloading the free MP3s,” says Mark. “That has been a blessing like you wouldn't believe.”

Samantha describes herself as being a completely ineffective Christian before she heard the grace and faith message: “I was saved and I knew about God, but I didn’t know who He was.” She and Mark now spend up to two hours a day listening to Andrew, and they have devoured all of his teachings. “The most important thing we’ve learned is that God is real,” she shares. “He has never been this real to us, and He becomes more real each day. We have been absolutely transformed.”

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Once they understood healing, Mark and Samantha asked to lead a training seminar at their church in Durban, where they trained nearly forty people to heal the sick. “Our congregants became empowered and went out healing people, bringing them into the church,” says Mark. “It grew the church to such an extent that our pastors approached us and said, ‘You need a place in the ministry.’ And they honored us by ordaining us as evangelists for the community and for the church.”

The Reddiars’ passion is to see the lives of others transformed, as theirs have been. “Our families and our friends, people in our church, have literally been set free when we tell them about grace and how their sins have been forgiven,” says Samantha. “It’s not a fear-based salvation; it’s just freedom and absolute love.”

Mark and Samantha now host a weekly healing service at their house, and some people travel nearly fifty miles to attend. “The first person we ever prayed for had cancer,” says Mark. “She went back to one of the biggest hospitals in Durban and got a report that she didn’t have to go through chemo anymore because the cancer was gone.” At their first church ministry session, God showed Himself strong on their behalf. A policeman came forward, having suffered eighteen years of neck pain from a work-related injury. The pain was so bad that he was no longer able to work as a law enforcement officer. “He later told us that after we prayed for him, he had his first good night’s sleep in eighteen years,” shares Mark.

Mark Reddiar sharing the Word of God. (Click to enlarge)Mark and Samantha now see God do things every day that they didn’t even know were possible just a few years ago. “We were plugged into religion, with no reality of who God was,” says Samantha, explaining that they have unplugged from the system so they can learn who God truly is and share the message with others in their community.

The Reddiars are amazed by how God’s Word has come alive for them. As they share the message of grace and faith and how it has affected their lives, they are seeing the people around them transformed as well. “We’ve now taught more than seventy people to heal the sick using the power of God and things we have learned through Andrew,” relates Mark.

However, in spite of the hundreds of people whose lives have been changed, much remains to be done. “People here are desperate for the true Word of God,” says Samantha. She and Mark believe that the churches in their area are mired in religion and need to return to simple faith in the Word of God. “It’s a desperate situation because we are starved of the Word of God,” she explains.

Mark Reddiar ministering (Click to enlarge)Andrew Wommack has never visited Durban, South Africa, yet his teachings have made a dramatic impact. “Because of what God has done through Andrew, our lives have been changed,” says Mark. “The lives of people we know have been changed. The people we’ve taught how to heal have seen miracles like you might not believe—signs and wonders. They have prayed for people who had bones out of place, which have then moved back where they should be. It has been amazing—a wonderful journey. God has used us to influence our community in such a way, it’s beyond our belief."

Reprinted from the article It's the Fruit that Counts, found in the upcoming Spring & Summer 2010 edition of Andrew's Gospel Truth magazine.