AllWorship.comTM has now been broadcasting on the Internet for 18 years.
We fully realize that this accomplishment has nothing to do with us and our abilities. It has everything to do with God and His awesome power. We can see God’s hands guiding this ministry at every decision point, even before AllWorshipTM began.
The Beginning Of AllWorshipTM
AllWorshipTM was a dream that actually grew out of the closing of an Alabama FM radio station. Reality 101 (WRRS) was a 100,000-watt FM station in Birmingham that played Christian music. The station began in November 1998 and quickly developed an extremely loyal following of listeners throughout the state. The station was more than a business to everyone involved. It was a ministry, a way to spread the gospel through Christian music. Any profits would be donated to other Christian charities.
But the station was financed by a group of individuals, not a large conglomerate. They had put up their houses and businesses as collateral to finance this music ministry. The station cost over $1 million dollars a year to operate, and it struggled from the outset because of this financial burden.
After two years, the realities of the radio business forced the individuals to sell the station, or else they would lose their homes and businesses. The founders grieved over their loss. They all wondered why God hadn’t financially blessed this seemingly-pure endeavor.
Little did they know that He had a bigger plan and the radio station would rise again in a way they never imagined–bigger and much better than ever.
Since they loved providing worship music to people, they started a radio station exclusively on the Internet. In March of 2004, they took a small amount of seed money and began to spread the word among their former listeners that a spin-off of the FM station was now available online. The new station had no commercials and was absolutely free to listen.
God Was Thinking Global
The word spread quickly. In fact, it spread all over the world.
That little Internet station called AllWorship.comTM is now heard in over 200 countries and territories around the globe nearly every day. It is providing music to missionaries in parts of the world where there are no other Christian stations and, in some cases, no churches. There have been millions of stream hits since we started. Our weekly Inspirational e-mail now reaches over 16,000 subscribers.
God is amazing–we were originally thinking locally, He was thinking globally. God led us down a somewhat painful path to make us see a better way–His way. Now AllWorshipTM is part of Atlantic Gateway Communications, a non-profit corporation based in the Washington DC area. AGC also owns WGTS 91.9, a radio broadcast ministry serving the nation’s capital for more than sixty years, as well as WGBZ 88.3 on Maryland’s Eastern Shore.
Thank you for being part of our ministry and for your financial support.
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