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DonWhen Kathy and I moved to Dallas last August after thirteen years as president of Southeastern Bible College in Birmingham, we had two objectives in mind.  We felt it important that we be close to family here; grandchildren, great-grands and their parents. I also felt God was leading me to re-establish a late-night call-in radio ministry of encouragement.  That re-launch is in process, albeit slowly, and we have certainly enjoyed being close to family and sharing more in their lives. We are also doing Weekend of Encouragement Conferences.

But nowhere in my plans was any idea of managing a world-wide internet radio station!

Last spring I approached Mark Mohr, founder of The Worship Channel  about carrying “Encouragement Live”, the new brand for the live call-in program. He was agreeable.

Then a few weeks later he called me with a huge surprise. God was leading him to step aside, and would I and Encouragement Communications, our not-for-profit ministry, be willing to take it over? 

A big decision

After a great deal of prayer and discussion, and Kathy’s full support, I presented it to the ECI board, which voted unanimously to move forward. I was able to secure the part-time services of Keith Mayo, former chief engineer for the Criswell Radio Network, who traveled to Michigan to secure the equipment, installed it here in Texas, and oversees its daily operation.  God has also been laying this outreach on the hearts of supporters, for which we are grateful.

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DonHello, I’m Don Hawkins of Encouragement Communications and the new director of The Worship Channel.

I wanted to take this opportunity to thank Mark Mohr and Westwood Ministries for launching The Worship Channel and introducing all of us to this unique internetChristian radio station. Our goal for the radio station remains the same and that is to reach out to believers everywhere with the Gospel of the Lord Jesus Christ and to share music and messages as we prepare for the imminent return of Christ for His Church.

Conservative, familiar inspirational music of the church and recording artists with strong ministry focus in their music continues to be an anchor focus of The Worship Channel…many of whom no longer get air-play on Christian radio today. Bible teachers who take great pains to deliver the challenging messages of discipleship and obedience to what Father requires of His apprentices of Jesus continue to provide that strong message of hope and “thy Kingdom come” focus.

Mark has moved to the role of a listener and encourager to those of us who now operate The Worship Channel. We are grateful for his vision and hard work to bring The Worship Channel to what it is today. And, thank you for listening to “”. Invite a friend to join you today!



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