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Maurice Hall and Andy Baker of World Christian Broadcasting
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Maurice Hall, founder of World Christian Broadcasting, dies at 99

Ministry associated with Churches of Christ transmits Gospel messages worldwide via shortwave radio.

Franklin, Tenn.-based World Christian Broadcasting reports:

Maurice Hall, whose idea and vision led to the founding of World Christian Broadcasting, died March 8 at his home in California, three days after his 99th birthday.

“It was his dreams during World War II that made World Christian Broadcasting possible,” said president and CEO Andy Baker.

Maurice Hall, left, and Andy Baker.

Maurice Hall, left, and Andy Baker.

A native of Tennessee Colony, Texas, Hall served in the U.S. Army and was involved in setting up and shipping shortwave radio equipment for President Franklin D. Roosevelt’s use at Yalta in 1945. He came up with the idea of transmitting Gospel messages all over the world via shortwave radio.

Hall’s dream became a reality in 1983, when station KNLS in Anchor Point, AK, signed on the air. The station has been broadcasting since, and now, World Christian Broadcasting also operates Madagascar World Voice. The two stations blanket the globe with Gospel messages and information in several languages.

In addition to his work with World Christian Broadcasting, Hall served as a minister to several churches and missionary to the Philippines, Vietnam, and elsewhere.

Hall’s survivors include his sons, James and Ron. His wife, Marie, and their son, Bill, preceded him in death.

See more information on Hall’s legacy here.

Filed under: Christian broadcasting International Maurice Hall Obituaries Partners radio ministry shortwave radio Top Stories World Christian Broadcasting

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