In Touch Ministries
In Touch Ministries is a Christian Evangelical non-profit ministry founded by Charles Stanley, the former head of the Southern Baptist Convention. Stanley, whose Sunday services are broadcast throughout the United States on the ministry's In Touch television program, was rated the third most influential Protestant pastor, behind Billy Graham and Charles Swindoll, in a 2010 survey by LifeWay.
In October 2007, In Touch purchased FamilyNet, a cable network with mostly Christian-based programming, from the Southern Baptists' North American Mission Board. In December 2009, In Touch sold the network to the ComStar Media Fund, a private company co-owned by Robert A. Schuller.
InTouch's stated purpose for existence is sharing the gospel through the teachings of Dr. Charles F. Stanley. The main outreach tools used by the ministry are television, radio, magazine and the World Wide Web.
InTouch's radio and television programs are broadcast in over 50 languages
Stanley's teachings are based on Biblical principles and life application lessons. The televised version is bulleted with key points and the methods through which the issue can be resolved are presented simultaneously with his sermon.
- Funk, Tim (2010-02-02). "Billy Graham tops in pastor survey". The Charlotte Observer.
- InTouch.org, the homepage of In Touch Ministries; accessed July 22, 2006
- "NAMB completes FamilyNet sale to In Touch". Baptist Press via the Florida Baptist Witness. 2007-11-07.
- "ComStar Media Fund acquires FamilyNet Television and FamilyNet Radio". Satellite Spotlight. 2009-12-11.
- "FamilyNet sold again". Baptist Press via the Florida Baptist Witness. 2010-01-26.
- In Touch Website
- In Touch History
- Onward Christian soldiers from Salon.com
- Financial profile from the Evangelical Council for Financial Accountability
- Trademark Issues
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