World Impact Ministries takes control of “The Christian Channel”: Immediately launches new programming

For immediate release June 2, 2009

ST CATHARINES, ON – World Impact Ministries (WIM), is pleased to announce it has taken control of The Christian Channel (TCC) from S-Vox group of companies, effective June 1, 2009.

“S-Vox and its staff, led by CEO Bill Roberts and COO Mark Prasuhn, have been good to work with during the transition period. We are proud of the strong foundation S-Vox has laid for the channel, and we look forward to building on the great work they have done”, said Peter Youngren, new President and CEO of The Christian Channel.

The Christian Channel will continue to air the current line up of religious programming from around the globe, and will add fresh new content from producers across Canada and other parts of the world.

Effective June 1st The Christian Channel launched:

* Its new daily flagship program, “Encounter”, airing at 6AM and 9PM Monday through Friday.

* A brand new interactive web site at

* A call center (1.877.97GRACE) operating 24/7 where Christian Channel viewers seeking spiritual life can call free of charge.

Said “Encounter” host Peter Youngren, “Encounter is a program that viewers, regardless of religious background, will find inspiration, insight and thought provoking dialogue and entertainment. Special guests, dialogue and content will be geared to an audience seeking meaning and fulfillment in life”. 

WIM has established itself as one of Canada’s premier religious ambassadors of peace, love and harmony in Canada and around the globe since 1976. Adopting an approach of friendship and non-discrimination in an age of increasing religious intolerance and unrest, Peter Youngren and WIM have forged a path of reconciliation and harmony. WIM will continue to promote a bridge building approach through The Christian Channel productions and original programming, and establish The Christian Channel as an oasis of hope and faith for all Canadians.

For more information on The Christian Channel, please visit,

Media Contact:

Taina Kuusiluoma, WIM

Phone: 905.646.0970 x 390


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