‘Radio a Powerful Tool for Change’

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The Bishop of the First Diocese of Bethel World Outreach Ministries, Dr. Moses Wolo Belleh, has described radio as a powerful and influential medium of communication, capable of transforming the nation spiritually, a press release said yesterday.

Speaking at the Annual Thanksgiving Service of Radio Bethel 103.5FM, Bishop Belleh admitted that under his leadership of the Bethel World Outreach Ministries, he underestimated the power of radio until it was tested and has proven very transformational to many Liberians. He said when Bishop

Darlingston Johnson supplied the Liberia church with equipment for a radio station two years ago and appointed non-radio personnel to oversee it, his doubts that his church was capable of running an effective Christian radio station increased. Now that Radio Bethel has appealed to huge audiences in eight counties,

Bishop Belleh said his confidence in radio as a medium for evangelism has grown.

Facing thousands of people, mostly women, at Bethel Cathedral of Hope in Congo Town, Bishop Belleh told radio audience that Bethel World Outreach Ministries through Bishop Johnson decided to take to the airwaves to extend the saving grace of God to the sick, downtrodden and troubled across the nation.

He said Radio Bethel has managed to reach people with the Gospel outside of denominational boundaries. This was evident by the scores of people who trooped to the Bethel Cathedral of Hope premises Saturday afternoon in response to a radio call for a thanksgiving service.

Radio Bethel is mostly known for its prayer and spiritual healing program called “Revelation for Recovery,” broadcast early evenings and mornings, except on weekends. The show is a phone-in program that allows many to testify about their healing as the result of prayers over the airwaves by the host of the show, Rev. McGee Jallah, a junior minister at Bethel.

Bishop Belleh said his church’s radio station is mainly meant for the youth who he considers the most vulnerable in society. They need God the most for direction to lead the country in the future and according to the bishop, the station teaches good values and virtues on leadership and upbringing for young people.

Presently, the station is heard in Montserrado, Margibi, Bong, Grand Bassa, Bomi, Grand Cape Mount and parts of Gbarpolu Counties. The Bishop said there is an ongoing listener-led fundraiser program intended to purchase boosters for the station to cover the rest of Liberia. The boosters, if installed, would allow the radio station to extend its coverage to the entire country, he said.

Radio Bethel, located at the Bethel Cathedral was established two years ago and is one of the popular Christian radio stations in Monrovia.

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