Lighthouse Christian Center in Feeding Hills, a partner church in Massachusetts, continues to see its vision unfold for the radio station they acquired four years ago. The church had no experience in broadcasting but desired to reach non Christians through the media. Q99.7 broadcasts contemporary Christian music seven days a week, 24 hours a day.
Although the station has an all music format, Richard Dunn, senior elder at the church, said the disc jockeys comments and the sixty-second clips interspersed among the music are powerful concentrated messages promoting faith in Christ.
The 60-member church is thrilled to receive letters revealing that the non-Christians are listening and responding. “People are hungry and desperate for God,” Dunn said. “The station is not a flagship to promote the church, but to promote Jesus. The community station creates a nonthreatening clearinghouse for a message of hope.”
Ratings show that 15,000 people are listening in the coverage area of 35 miles, but the scope of the outreach goes much further. People are listening online through the radio web streaming that reaches into forty countries. The station is receiving letters and support from people from around the world.