Government: constitutional monarchy
Population: 68,200,824 (2016 est.) Thai 95.9%, Burmese 2%, other 1.3%, unspecified 0.9% (2010 est.)
Language: Thai, English, ethnic and regional dialects
Religion: Buddhist (official) 94.6%, Muslim 4.6%, Christian 0.7%, other 0.1% (2000 census)
Local Broadcasts On 32 Stations
Developing Relationships Through Direct Correspondence
International Broadcasts In 17 Ethnic Languages
In 2020, 4.5 Million Thai Listeners Responded!
During the difficult days of 2020, when many countries found themselves in lockdown due to the pandemic, our team in Thailand provided hope and support to listeners. Here’s just one of millions of responses that flooded our Bangkok office:
“I’ve felt uneasy in my faith for some time. I’ve longed for a firm faith and peace of mind with Jesus Christ. My friend gave me your radio schedule and told me that FEBC is sure to encourage me. He told me to tune in through the internet. I began listening immediately and my heart was filled with a peace like no other. I want to sign up for your Bible Correspondence Course. Praise god for FEBC!”
Summary of FEBC’s Work in Thailand
In 1951, Thai language programs were produced in NE Thailand and aired by SW from the Philippines. The Christian and Missionary Alliance Mission (C&MA) assigned a couple to do this work with local believers at the request of FEBC. In 1952, they were killed while participating in a worship service.
Shortwave Thai broadcasts – produced by both FEBC-Thailand and a second Thai production studio – continued from the Philippines until 1976. FEBC-Thailand, with local broadcasts in-country and officially registered under the E.F.T.in 1969, has long maintained close ties with other missionary organizations in Thailand. FEBC- Thailand became very involved with emergency broadcasts and radio distribution following the 2004 tsunami and the 2011 Bangkok floods, and are still airing programs that offer counseling and hope to people living in the affected areas.
Featured Video: Tan's Story
“How, then, can they call on the one they have not believed in?
And how can they believe in the one of whom they have not heard?”
—Romans 10:14 NIV