It is an honour to have been serving with Radio Pulpit for twenty years, more than half the time of its existence! When I started at Radio Pulpit as Manager of Afrikaans and English programmes, it was still in the analogue years where everything was pre-recorded onto big tape reels. Every hour someone had to press “play and stop” – 24/7. It required a substantial production chain to make it all happen. When the digital era took over, I could be part of transforming the radio station into the flexible and live station it is today.
I have been honoured to work with a substantial number of people who had a huge impact in the Kingdom through the years. This taught me the diverse personification of Christ in the Church, the different ways in which the Spirit works across denominations, languages and cultures, and even in other countries. Through our involvement with UCB International, I met various fellow Christian broadcasters all over the globe, all with the same calling and dedication for Christian ministry via the medium of radio.
What moved me most throughout the years, was the testimonies of thousands of listeners as well as the work done by Radio Pulpit’s counselling department. I have the privilege of hearing on a daily basis how God is working in the lives of everyday people. There can be no doubt that He is alive and active in the hearts and minds of Christians in South Africa and globally. I became very aware of the impact that radio has as one of the most powerful tools to spread the Gospel. Radio Pulpit has been a dedicated, consistent, understanding Daily Companion to thousands of people through the years. This Companion has walked the road with them through good and difficult times, and opened their hearts to God through quality programmes, gospel music, Christian counselling and daily devotions.
Radio Pulpit has stood the test of time, and has been supported through the decades by many loyal fans. The 35 years are in itself a testimony!