How the Gospel Spreads Across 10 Languages in Nearly Every Country
Technology is the fastest, most cost-effective way to reach the most people at any given time.
62 Gospel-centered programs are broadcasted around the world every week.
Tens of thousands of people interact with our 62 different social media sites each month.
193,096 devotional emails are sent daily.
2,077,696 devotionals and other Gospel-centered material are mailed or handed out each year.
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Celebrating 80 Years of History
Since 1939, our mission has been to proclaim that Jesus is Lord, help those who want to follow Jesus to know him better, and to strengthen the church. We are humbled that God is using us in such powerful ways to help people like you grow your faith and share the Gospel with others. Thank you for making us part of your life.
The Back to God Hour is born
After the Great Depression halted radio production, the Christian Reformed Church Synod appointed a Radio Committee to begin a media ministry. In 1939, The Back to God Hour broadcast its first radio message in Chicago, Illinois.
Dr. Peter Eldersveld – First Radio Pastor
Dr. Peter Eldersveld was appointed as the first full-time radio pastor to broadcast The Back to God Hour. By the late 1940s, more than 250 stations had picked up the program.
The Family Altar first published
The first printed devotional, The Family Altar, was published. Within the first few months more than 40,000 people subscribed. In 1976 the publication changed its name to Today.
Arabic outreach begins
Our Arabic outreach, led by Rev. Bassam Madany, broadcast its first program to the Arab world.
Spanish outreach begins
Rev. Juan Boonstra began Spanish language programming.
Dr. Joel Nederhood appointed Radio Minister
Dr. Nederhood was appointed as Dr. Eldersveld’s successor as the voice of The Back to God Hour.
Six more language ministries added
Language outreach expanded to include French, Indonesian, Portuguese, Chinese and Japanese. By 1979, The Back to God Hour had eight language ministries reaching 100 countries. In 1980, the ninth language, Russian, was added.