Hope Channel Deaf joins Hope Channel’s global network this week as an Internet-based media ministry with four categories of programs—nature, family, the Bible, and health. Hope Channel is the official broadcast network of the Seventh-day Adventist Church
Programs on Hope Channel Deaf are signed or captioned in English, Portuguese, Spanish, French and German. Larry Evans, manager, Hope Channel Deaf, notes that this is “a historical mark in the Seventh-day Adventist Church’s ministry.” He says, “It is clearly the providence of God that has opened so many doors to reach out to this marginalized and unreached people group.”
The launch of the channel is an effort of the deaf community of the Seventh-day Adventist church around the world. Amanda Colgan serves as an adviser, providing oversight and technical support. “Amanda and other deaf members will continue to serve as overseers of Hope Channel Deaf, making sure our content is specifically geared towards the interests and needs of the deaf” says Evans.
With only two to four percent of the global deaf population identifying themselves as Christians, Hope Channel Deaf is positioned to make a huge impact by sharing God’s good news.
“We are excited about finding unique ways to share our programs with the deaf,” says Derek Morris, president, Hope Channel, Inc. “We recognize the value of captioning to our viewers and are working towards captioning more and more of our global programming.”
For more information, visit hopechanneldeaf.org.