Cornerstone Network recently announced the launch of its new television affiliate, Pittsburgh Faith and Family Channel (over-the-air channel 40.2).
Featuring many local churches, along with episodes of The WatchWORD Bible (and other worship/teaching specials), the new channel gives local ministries the opportunity to share their church services and events with a citywide “congregation.” Its mission is to provide more than 1.2 million families in Western Pennsylvania with a television channel that inspires, informs, and entertains – 24 hours a day, seven days a week – with unique family-friendly programming that originates from local churches.
“Many people don’t know how to find the right church, and many are intimidated about ‘walking in’ to visit one. They are uncertain about what to expect, or if they would be accepted and fit in,” noted Cornerstone President Don Black. “The Pittsburgh Faith and Family Channel brings the truth of the Good News directly into their homes, and helps them discover churches that they may want to visit.”
According to Cornerstone, Pittsburgh Faith and Family Channel is not based on a business model; instead it operates as a ministry partnership with local congregations. The goal is not to make money, but to bless viewers with God’s Word and help the local church grow. When viewers tune in they will find inspiring music, Bible-centered teaching, and dramatic portrayals of Scripture to help them grow in the faith.
“Our new channel is unique because it brings together the powerful anointing that is on our local churches with the broadcast platform of Cornerstone Network,” explained General Manager Tom McGough. “And that synergy has been amazing. God has blessed us with a line-up of Christ-centered ministries from different denominations, cultures, and geographies.”
Presently, Pittsburgh Faith & Family Channel is carried over the air on channel 40.2; on Armstrong Cable (channels 95 and 413), through the Bentleyville Telephone Company (Washington County); and on Jefferson County Cable/Blue Devil Cable. A Roku channel for Pittsburgh Faith & Family is coming soon.
For a list of partnering churches, visit ctvn.org/pff.
By NRB Staff
Published: October 30, 2014