Dr. Ruth Pauline Plummer, CEO and founder of the Covenant Daughters Television Network (CDTN), is on a mission to empower women and amplify their voices in Christian media. CDTN, based in Detroit, Michigan, is ushering in a new era of empowering women’s participation in ministry and television.
CDTN, established in early 2018 on WLPC-TV 28.4, is a faith-based television platform and discipleship program for women of faith that seeks to equip them to “restore” their communities.
With over 25 years of experience in Christian television, Dr. Plummer is a firm believer in the power of media to impact this generation of women and elevate their businesses, ministries, and families.
“I created Covenant Daughters to give women who are sound in their faith the opportunity to share their story with the world through television media and other media outlets,” said Plummer.
CDTN is a network created by “women for women,” offering a diverse range of programs produced by Christian women from all corners of the world. It is a faith-based television platform with the ability to deliver quality programming locally, nationally, and globally, accessible on various platforms, including television, desktop, and mobile devices. Today, CDTN’s broadcasting is available 24/7 on multiple platforms reaching 114 million homes in 62 countries.
“Women dream, plan, organize, and accomplish great things in this world and what we can learn from those who have gone before us about the wise ways to handle our power as women,” said Plummer. “We look to the women of the Bible to help us understand how to be godly women, yet we have many women of God today that God is still writing [their] history, and we will read about their works for generations to come.”
From Eve to Mary Magdalene, Dr. Plummer’s personal connection to these biblical stories, instilled by her grandmother, forms the central theme of CDTN.
Plummer emphasizes that, with approximately 75 percent of women in the United States identifying as Christians, it is crucial to highlight the roles of women in Christianity and to present them as leaders and role models for the next generation.
“The number of women in Christian media must increase and more should be done to present Christian women as leaders and role models to the next generation of young women,” said Plummer.
Plummer points out that only a fraction of decision-makers, reporters, and experts in the media are women. She is calling on Christian women to assume more prominent roles in media to share biblical narratives effectively.
“The media shapes our world but so do Christian women. As powerful agents of change, in all areas of society, it is time for media to reflect this reality,” said Plummer.
Beyond broadcasting, Plummer envisions the ministry of CDTN as a resource center, nurturing and mentoring young girls and women in broadcast media, arts, leadership, and entrepreneurship. According to Plummer, this initiative aims to reduce limitations and encourage women’s professional development.
In 2024, CDTN is hosting a Women of the Bible Holy Land Tour where women across the globe will gather in Israel to walk the footsteps of biblical matriarchs.
Plummer’s husband, Bishop Glenn Plummer, was chairman of NRB from 2000-2004.
CDTN has been an NRB member since May of 2023. To learn more about CDTN, visit www.covenantdaughtersintl.org.