Did you know Wesley Mission has appeared on Aussie TV screens from 1958 up until now – an unbroken run of 64 years? It all began with Rev Alan Walker, who hosted a pioneering TV show called ‘I Challenge the Minister’ on Channel 9 responding to audience questions about religion, politics and social issues. More than half a million people tuned in each week. When Alan became Superintendent at Wesley Mission, he expanded his broadcast to include televising our Easter Sunrise Service. Today, it’s the longest running, regular program on Australian television.
Subsequent Superintendents, Rev Gordon Moyes and Rev Keith Garner, continued to build on this remarkable legacy. In the same pioneering spirit, we’re now moving away from a weekly TV program towards producing high-quality content we can share online, including on social media, where more audiences are going. As always, we want to tell our stories and share our message where the people are.
We’ve created a special series to pay tribute to our 64 great years of broadcasts and look ahead to exciting new developments for our congregations, Chaplains and community services. Take a look here: wesleymission.org.au/wesleyimpacttvministry
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