For 73 years we’ve been committed to one thing: Sharing Christ with the world.
While attending Southern California Bible College, God planted in the hearts of two young men named Bob Bowman and John Broger a vision for missionary radio that would one day become Far East Broadcasting Company (FEBC). They shared this vision with Reverend William Roberts, the pastor of a church that Bowman’s parents attended, who enthusiastically supported their plan; Roberts and his church were the first to assist FEBC through prayer and funding.
In 1945, FEBC was officially incorporated by Bob Bowman, John Broger and William Roberts and established with one goal in mind: broadcasting Christ to the world. They had no supportive board at the time, and were not affiliated with a specific church denomination. Instead, they followed God’s lead to launch a ministry that focused on sharing Christ with the people of Asia. With nothing more than a heart to reach the lost and an understanding of radio’s ability to reach far and wide, they leaned on this promise from God: “I will instruct you and teach you in the way you should go. I will guide you with my eye” (Psalm 32:8).
2.6 Million responses to the Gospel last year alone.
FEBC broadcasts are heard in 113 languages and 49 countries around the world aired from 149 stations and transmitters, totaling 842 hours of programming a day/365 days a year. But numbers only tell part of the story. Far more important are the lives impacted by our global radio network that shares the Good News of Jesus Christ with a potential listening audience of 3 billion people. We know listeners are tuning in, because of the many text messages, emails, phone calls, letters and visits we receive. Last year alone, we heard from over 2.6 million listeners, many of whom attest to changes lives. The common thread running through these responses is hope found in Christ, a hope that is transforming lives. And these numbers don’t even include the 5.2 million listeners who respond through our website and Social media.
113 languages on 149 stations, produced by local indigenous programmers
FEBC broadcasts are heard in 113 languages and 49 countries around the world aired from 149 stations and transmitters, totaling 842 hours of programming a day/365 days a year.
One Message: The Gospel of Jesus Christ
“One Message: The truth of salvation through Jesus Christ, proclaiming the Gospel boldly for over 70 years, to the most unreached places of the earth. And that will never change.”
Until all have heard,
Edward W. Cannon
President & CEO
“What could change the entire belief system of hundreds of thousands all at once?”
“What could make someone who has already chosen to die, choose to live?”
“What would someone literally risk their life for?”
“Every day we are reminded of exactly what it is.”
Each of our broadcasters is fully committed to this one message, and they share story after story of how the message of Jesus Christ is what they want to hear. Watch Aisada, one of our broadcasters in Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan as she explains in this video.