For immediate release March 15, 2012
ST CATHARINES, ON – The Grace Television Network, (Grace TV) is moving from St Catharines to Toronto. Since World Impact Ministries (WIM) purchased The Christian Channel in June 1st, 2009, and changed its name to Grace TV, it has grown to become Canada’s largest 24/7 provider of Christian TV-programming reaching 60% of Canadian households. The move to Toronto simplifies the day to day operation and makes the channel headquarters more easily accessible to guests and visitors.
Peter Youngren, President and CEO of Grace TV, says, “Grace TV is owned by WIM, which ventured into media almost 30 years ago. We are currently renovating the premises of Toronto International Celebration Church (TICC) at 190 Railside Road to accommodate the needs of Grace TV in the new headquarters. This move is inspiring because the facility in North York will also provide the opportunity to work with the large Christian community in Canada’s largest city. Plus Toronto is the most visited city in Canada, so we expect that more partners and friends from across the nation will have occasion to visit our new headquarters.”
“In order to have a strong place in Canadian media, Grace TV decisively continues in the path it chose in 2009 – Grace TV provides Christian programming that viewers consider relevant. Since the channel was purchased from The Christian Channel in June 2009, Grace TV has grown phenomenally”, says Nathan Thurber, channel’s COO. He continues, “The media department operates fully in Toronto at the beginning of April, while the entire transition time is 6 months. We believe the synergy between Grace TV and its affiliates will benefit from this move. Torontonians are invited to tune in Rogers channel 241, while Grace TV will continue to be available in the Niagara region on Cogeco channel 186.”
Nathan Thurber, COO