Maurice Hall, founder of World Christian Broadcasting, dies at 99
Franklin, Tenn.-based World Christian Broadcasting reports: Maurice Hall, whose idea…
Church members around the globe are celebrating the life of Marie Hall, who died March 9. She was 89.
A memorial service is scheduled at 10 a.m. Saturday, March 17, at the Whittier Church of Christ, 8155 S. Painter Ave., Whittier, Calif. Cards may be addressed to World Christian Broadcasting, 605 Bradley Ct., Franklin, Tenn.
Hall and her husband, Maurice, were missionaries in France and Vietnam and also were active in U.S. mission efforts. Along with other church members, the Halls shared the dream of transmitting the Gospel on radio waves around the globe. In the summer of 1950, the Halls visited with fellow Christians Lowell and Earline Perry in Paris and brainstormed ideas for gospel broadcasting. Six years later — after Lowell Perry completed a doctorate at Northwestern University — he concluded that shortwave was the best medium.
World Christian Broadcasting was born. Maurice Hall was a charter memory of the ministry’s board of directors. Now the Franklin, Tenn.-based ministry broadcasts faith-based programs around the globe from its station, KLNS, in Anchor Point, Alaska. The ministry is nearing completion of a new facility 0n the island of Madagascar. “Please pray with us that this can be accomplished by the end of 2012,” ministry leaders asked on World Christian Broadcasting’s website.
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