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Truth for the World and Seed Sowing Merge

By Jim Dearman

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Truth for the World and Seed Sowing have announced a merger of the two media mission works. Truth for the World's overseeing congregation, the Olive Branch Church of Christ in Olive Branch, Miss., will continue to oversee the dramatically expanded effort, which will retain the name Truth for the World. Seed Sowing has been overseen by the East Ridge church in Chattanooga, Tenn. Paul Kidwell Sr., longtime speaker and founder of Seed Sowing, will share the speaking duties on the English radio and television programs with Jim Dearman, the current speaker on the Truth for the World English broadcasts.

Truth for the World is currently aired on 30 television stations including a powerful facility in Russia. The radio programs are aired over 51 stations; the English broadcast now covers the globe in short-wave. Broadcasts are also produced in French and Mandarin Chinese. Truth for the World includes a massive literature work and extensive campaign follow up, making it a total approach to world evangelism.

Other full-time staff members include Ed Crookshank, coordinator of campaigns and printing, John Grubb, coordinator of Mandarin Chinese, Rod Rutherford, coordinator of the literature work, and Jim Tittle, coordinator of radio and television production. Two other staff members, Roy J. Hearn and Dave Amos, answer Bible questions from viewers, listeners, and readers. Truth for the World also employs four secretaries, including one in Russia.

The Seed Sowing television program is seen on about 1,000 stations through two satellite networks.

These programs reach all 50 states, Southern Canada, and Central America. The radio programs are aired currently on nine stations.

The merger of the Seed Sowing and Truth for the World ministries will have a major impact upon media evangelism among the churches of Christ. This unique "total approach" through broadcasts, literature, and campaigns will now be more effective in taking precious souls throughout the world "from hearing to heaven."

Published February 1996