Cornerstone TeleVision Names New President/CEO

Don BlackCornerstone TeleVision Network recently welcomed Don Black as its new President/CEO.

Black, who was unanimously selected by the 33-year-old ministry’s Board on December 19, 2012, after an extensive search, began his role in January. 

Black brings to the Cornerstone TeleVision Network a wealth of experience in leadership, communications, and media management. His experience includes working as the Impact Sales Manager of CBN Family Channel; serving as Vice President of Sales and Development for INSP (The Inspiration Network); and leading as the Director of Communication, SVP Communication, EVP, and COO of In Touch Ministries (with Dr. Charles Stanley). 

Most recently, Black utilized his skills as the managing partner of Black and White Strategy, an agency dedicated to serving non-profit organizations with strategic planning and targeted tactical implementations. 

“We are thrilled to have Don as part of the Cornerstone Family,” stated Cornerstone TeleVision Co-Founder Norma Bixler.  “He is truly an answer to our prayers. Don Black brings the expertise, insight, and humility needed to effectively manage and lead our Christian television network.”

As President and CEO of Cornerstone TeleVision, Black will work with the Board of Directors to create and communicate a compelling vision for the future. He will also oversee all ministry and fundraising responsibilities, serve as the station’s primary public representative, and ensure that all activities coincide with the television network’s essential beliefs. 

“Interactive media provides a new global opportunity to impact lives for the Kingdom,” commented Black. “The opportunity that CTVN has been given is incredible – linking a powerful media network to a world hungry for the Gospel. We are excited to watch God touch hearts through the power of His Word!”

Black is a graduate of the University of Charleston and Regent University, has a Master’s degree in Communication, and is law school trained.  In addition, he is ordained with the Full Gospel Fellowship of Churches and Ministers. He and his wife, Teri, presently reside in Nashville, TN, and have four children.

Black succeeds CTVN Founder Russ Bixler, Oleen Eagle, and Ron Hembree – who all served as presidents of Cornerstone TeleVision.

Published: March 14, 2013