Twelve years ago the Lynden United Reformed Church, desiring to expand the local outreach outside the Lynden community, approved the weekly airings of Sunday sermons on KARI 550 AM out of Blaine, Washington. Airing sermons is a common approach used by many but is difficult to air without appropriate recording equipment. This equipment was purchased in 2007, which greatly reduced the editing hours and enabled Pastor Chris Gordon to record sermons in a more conversational manner. The new format worked well and the listener response was much greater. It was a humble beginning with much to be learned but the Lord has continually blessed this “local” outreach.
Twelve years of blessings later, Abounding Grace Radio now airs weekdays in 30 minute segments on KARI AM out of Blaine, Washington, KPRZ AM from San Diego, California, as well as broadcasting into the Central Valley of California on KRDU AM out of Fresno, and the greater Portland, Oregon area on KDPQ AM. In early 2016, AGR began to broadcast via shortwave radio on KVOH out of Zambia to most of the African continent. Abounding Grace Radio now has a population coverage area on the west coast of North America of approximately 14 million souls, and via shortwave to a population base on the African continent of 300 million!
The Lord has again provided additional opportunities for Abounding Grace Radio in 2017. A few of the board members met with management of KPRZ in San Diego in early summer. We asked about the possibility of a “drive time” slot, and if an opening should become available, AGR would be most interested. Within three weeks we were airing a second weekday time slot at 4:00 p.m.! Those of you familiar with Southern California traffic freeways know what a great opportunity this is, as all roads are packed, greatly expanding the number of possible listeners.
Abounding Grace Radio is also very excited to announce that Dr. W. Robert Godfrey has joined Pastor Gordon in co-hosting and will be heard often on AGR programs. Dr. Godfrey recently retired as President of Westminster Theological Seminary in Escondido and is a minister in the United Reformed Churches of North America. Dr. Godfrey has taught church history since 1981 and has spoken at many conferences, including those sponsored by the Lausanne Committee for World Evangelization, the Philadelphia Conference on Reformed Theology, and Ligonier Ministries. Most recently he has spoken at numerous locations, enlightening, informing, and helping commemorate the 500th anniversary of the Reformation.
The Abounding Grace Radio website has also been instrumental in providing access to programs worldwide. The site continues to be accessed from all around the world, giving untold numbers of people access to the good news of salvation and redemption through our Savior and Lord. Given the great popularity of the site, the board has decided to give it a “face lift” which we hope to unveil before years end.
The board would like to thank everyone for faithfully supporting this outreach, most importantly and foremost with your prayers. We ask that you continue to be steadfast in prayer for this ministry. We are also very grateful for your generous financial support of Abounding Grace Radio via individual gifts.
To God Be the Glory!!
Abounding Grace Radio is a Christian Radio Broadcasting Ministry committed to historic Protestant Reformation theology and the message of salvation by grace alone through faith alone. We teach the gospel of Jesus Christ from all of Scripture as a witness to those who do not believe and to strengthen believers in the truth of God’s Word. At Abounding Grace Radio, we desire that all listeners would come to know the saving power of the Lord Jesus Christ.
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