Kumuyi Floats TV StationKumuyi
August 13, 2009 14:58
By Kazeem Ugbodaga
Any moment from now, the Deeper Christian Life Ministry (DCLM) led by Pastor William Kumuyi, will formally commission its satellite television station, thus, joining the league of churches that already have their own satellite television stations in Nigeria.
Already, the Redeemed Christian Church of God (RCCG), led by Enoch Adeboye, Christ Embassy, founded by Pastor Chris Oyakhilome and Synagogue Church owns by Temitope Joshua have their own satellite stations.
The DCLM, founder by Pastor Kumuyi, P.M.News gathered, is ready to float its own station this month, while preparation for its effective take off is going on.
Top leaders of the DCLM are working round the clock to ensure that the television station kicks off by 24 August.
For now, a top source in the church told P.M.News that the satellite television station will stand on its own and would not align with either HiTV or DSTV.
The television station will be a distinct Deeper Life station that would see anybody wanting to hook up subscribing to the church’s satellite cable.
P.M.News learnt that the primary purpose of the television station is to evangelise the world for Christ, as Kumuyi’s messages will feature prominently on the proposed satellite station.
In the 15 divisions of the church in Lagos State, preparation is ongoing as choristers of the church are busy recording songs that will be aired on the new station.
The station will broadcast 24 hours on daily basis and all year round, while programmes to be featured in the station include Christian talk shows, magazine programmes, preaching programmes, gospel musical shows, among others.
Kumuyi is said to have given approval for the take-off of the station and is optimistic that souls would be won to Christ through programmes that would be aired on the station.
In June this year, top leaders of the church within the country and in Africa converged at the International Bible Training Centre (IBTC), Ayobo, along with Deeper Life members, who are media practitioners from across the country, to brainstorm on how to run the station.
Programmes that would benefit the children, youths, women and others were drawn and presented to leaders of the church for consideration to be aired on the station.
Apart from pre-recorded programmes that would be aired on the television station, many of Kumuyi’s messages at crusades, retreats, youth fora and others would be beamed live to the world.
The station would begin to test-run this month and is expected to be one of the biggest Christian television stations in the world.
The church is taking advantage of global technology to launch out to the world with the gospel, through satellite television station.
Before now, Deeper Life had introduced Live Transmission to beam Kumuyi’s Bible Study, some Sunday Worship Services and others to church members only.
Through live transmission, members of the church worldwide could simultaneously watch Kumuyi’s teaching and preaching in their various local assemblies or through the internet.
The introduction of the satellite television station is to ensure that the shortcoming experienced during the live transmission of the church programmes, when members of the church could not easily hook up with the station and listen to Kumuyi’s messages live, are solved.
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After reading the above, whats running through my mind is all the people I know who are Deeper Life Bible Church members. I’m going to be asking them about the above news and taking their observation.
If you know any genuine Deeper Life member/s, they don’t have TVs in their houses, talk less of watching it; turn their eyes away from anything TV-like, detest , preach and evangelize against it. In fact, some will outrightly tell you, “it is wrong to watch TV”, coz it pollutes your eyes, mind etc. This leaves me wondering if things like the radio, internet, mobile phones, computers, etc; don’t pollute one’s eyes and mind, thereby making one UNHOLY; and why did God give man the wisdom to invent and develop himself and the things around him.
And as much as I respect Pastor Kumuyi for telling the truth and the whole truth, at least among other Christian Preachers in Nigeria, the above news just throws me off………or, since mommy is no more around, Pastor Kumuyi has finally let his hold go on the TV thingy on his members.
Deeper Life members can finally watch TV? only that it should be ONLY Deeper Life TV? or !!!
hey, someone just reminded me thats, its gonna be a Television station!…..as in one TV station amongst many TV stations. So when you switch to other TV stations, you might sin.