Radio and Television Ministry began in the Philippines in
1974 as an extension of Harvest Gleaner Hour, Radio and
Television Ministry of the Baptist Missionary Association
of America. Brother Paul L. Bearfield was then the Executive
When Bro. Travis Moore came to the Philippines as the
first BMA Missionary in 1974, he immediately began preaching
over radio DYVS and RPN 8 Television. The Program was
then called Open Door Broadcast. The following year, Pastor
Pete Etabag started the Ilonggo broadcast over DYBQ and
continues until the present.
In 1983, Pastor Pete Etabag was appointed by the late
Paul L. Bearfield to be the Program Director of the Philippine
Broadcast Ministries. The name was changed to Harvest
Gleaner Hour which was later on changed to Lifeword. After
the death of Brother Paul Bearfield, Brother George Reddin
became the Executive Director. Meanwhile, Brother Don
Newsom became the Philippine Coordinator up to the present.
It has been the goal of Lifeword Broadcast ministry to
work as an arm of the churches of the Baptist Missionary
Association of the Philippines. Through the years, this
vision was accomplished in many ways. The Stillwaters
singers was organized in 1983 to help churches in their
evangelistic ministry and other programs.
Even until now, the broadcast still continues over the
Radio & Television (daily and weekly). Only God knows
how many souls had been reached out and blessed through
this ministry. Lifeword has now expanded its radio broadcasts
to the Warays in Leyte.
As the Lord blessed Lifeword with more people and with
new technical equipment, Lifeword ventured into making
Ilonggo movies. The two films "May Ti-on Pa"
and "Kapawa sa Kadudulman" became a great blessing
to our churches and a marvelous tool for evangelism. Countless
souls had already been reached out for Christ and many
Christians had been encouraged to be more useful to our
dear Lord. That is why Lifeword is thankful to the middlers
group of Tangub Missionary Baptist Church who helped co-produce
these movies. And so Lifeword plans to make more movies
and harness all local Christian talents from BMAP churches.
Lifeword is also open for Gospel music recording by local
Christian musicians. In fact, Lifeword is doing that at
the present. This will help supply our churches with music
that they need in their congregational singing, choir
and other special songs.
As we await for the return of our Lord, Lifeword continues
its vision to help our churches fulfill the great commission!
" Go ye into all the world and preach the gospel
to every creature... " - Mark 16:15
Lifeword is dedicated to communicating the gospel of
Jesus Christ through mass media to every living soul upon