Only God Knows
A number of exciting responses resulted from the live church service. Through this medium the church is now able to reach into the homes and lives of people who might not otherwise hear the Word. A number of shut-ins, both of our own membership and others, can now participate in religious services. Prior to our offering a live broadcast every Sunday, there had been no local no local religious services in over two years on television. Many reports reached the church by means of telephone, letters, and discussions with our members that people in Seguin, New Braunfels, in hospitals, nursing homes, and rest homes gathered in groups on Sunday to worship with us on television.
Today, our live broadcast reaches an average of 15,000 homes each week. Our 50 year relationship with KSAT12 is the longest running, continuous live broadcast (aside from the daily news reports) in the state of Texas. According to records dating back to 1971, this ministry is responsible for aiding many persons and for helping thousands to accept the Lord. Only God Himself knows how many other people may have been helped through the television ministry of First Baptist Church. This ministry has, and will continue to serve San Antonio (and the world with the addition of the internet and YouTube) solely supported by individual gifts supporting the television ministry.