Wendy Alec

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Wendy Alec
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Born Welbeck Street, London, United Kingdom
Nationality British
Occupation TV Network Founder/Author
Notable work Chronicles of Brothers

Wendy Alec is a writer, TV producer, film maker, and a director of WarBoys Entertainment. She has written several books, including the epic fantasy series, Chronicles of Brothers. She co-founded the GOD TV network in 1995[1] and is the host of regular series and live broadcasts.

Early life and career[edit]

Alec was born in London, UK and moved to South Africa at the age of eight. Coached in speech and drama from nine, it became clear early on that she would follow a career in the creative arts. After leaving school, she trained further in speech, drama and music. The early 90’s saw her enter the advertising industry first as a copywriter, then as creative director of a television commercial production house. Alec returned to the UK in 1991.[2]

God TV[edit]

Alec co-founded GOD TV with Rory Alec in 1995 as the UK and Europe’s first daily Christian television network – broadcasting two hours a day on Rupert Murdoch’s SKY platform. The network grew rapidly over the past 21 years, now with a broadcast reach of 951 million viewers.[3]

With a background in commercial media, Alec aims to see “a revolution of excellence and creativity” in Christian media. Her objective is to make Christian television relevant to the unchurched and to reach a younger demographic of viewers.[4] She has been called a 'trendsetter for the Christian world'.[5]

Over the past two decades Alec has worked as GOD TV’s Creative Director and Director of Television responsible for the network’s international branding and programming line-up. She has also been the network's president.[6] Alec is the host of Word From The Heart [7]and An Evening With Wendy on GOD TV.[8]

Alec has represented GOD TV at several international conferences including: the Women on the Frontlines World Convention 2015 at Angelus Temple in Los Angeles[9] and the Empowered21 Jerusalem 2015 Global Congress.[10]

Book publications[edit]

Alec published the first book in her Chronicles of Brothers series, The Fall of Lucifer, in January 2006. She published the second book, Messiah—The First Judgement in November 2007, Son of Perdition in December 2009, and A Pale Horse in December 2012.[11] Alec has expressed interest in adapting her novels into screenplays.[12]

Alec published an autobiography, Against All Odds, in 2001.[13] 'She is also the author of 'Journal of the Unknown Prophet',[14] which is presented as a prophetic revelation given to her by God.[15] Visions From Heaven - Visitations To My Father's Chamber is Alec's second 'prophetic' journal.[16]

Awards[edit]

Alec has been recognised for her work at GOD TV with a Global Platinum Award from the Global Media Summit in 2016.[17]

She has also received awards from the Christian Broadcasting Council of the UK for her work on projects including The Global Day of Prayer Live.[18] and Gold awards for 'Best Ministry TV Program'[19] and 'Best Music TV Programme'.[20]

Alec has also received awards for her writing. She received an 'Outstanding Contribution to Literature Award' for Chronicles of Brothers and the Journal of the Unknown Prophet and 'Outstanding Fiction Writer' for Chronicles of Brothers in the Exceptional Writers Awards.[21]

References[edit]

  1. ^ McCann, Paul. - 'Rory and Wendy bring God up to date' - "Rory and Wendy Alec (above) are the shiny new faces of religious broadcasting.", The Independent, 2 December 1997.
  2. ^ Alec, Wendy (1996). Against All Odds. London, UK: Summit Publishing Limited. ISBN 978-0-9552377-4-4. 
  3. ^ NRB Staff - 'Alec founded GOD TV in 1995 as the “Christian Channel Europe.' NRB, 5 May, 2016.
  4. ^ Lamb, Marcus. - 'Wendy Alec is the most creative person I know.' 'My passion is for cutting edge, creativity in media, in our branding, our look, everything should be the most cutting edge.' - Wendy Alec' Marcus & Joni Show, Daystar, (Dallas, Texas) 27 April 2016.
  5. ^ John, Edward. - 'Wendy Alec is a trendsetter to the Christian world and not just through Christian television but also through the secular.' Scandinavia Live TV Talk Programme, Canal 10, (Oslo, Norway) 4 October 2014.
  6. ^ - 'In 2014 she became the network’s President and continues to lead GOD TV from its broadcast headquarters in Jerusalem.' GOD TV
  7. ^ “GOD TV co-founder, Wendy Alec also presents ‘A Word from Heaven’ bringing encouragement to those who face the festive season alone or who are struggling with depression.”, 1800Gospel.com.
  8. ^ - 'GOD TV's President Wendy Alec brings prophetic encouragement to viewers in this New Year’s Special featuring song items, video updates, viewer testimonies and New Year greetings.' An Evening with Wendy - New Year Special, 31 December 2015.
  9. ^ - 'GOD TV's Wendy Alec was also in Los Angeles, California as one of the speakers at the conference and presented the first night LIVE on GOD TV. - See more at: http://www.god.tv/blog/Women-On-The-Frontlines#sthash.WUkjJe5j.dpuf.' 'Thursday 21 May 2015.
  10. ^ - 'Wendy Alec speaks alongside 100+ global ministry leaders in Jerusalem.' 'Thursday 21 May 2015.
  11. ^ {http://www.goodreads.com/book/show/17033173-a-pale-horse} Good Reads.com – "Wendy Alec's epic Chronicles of Brothers saga continues in the eagerly anticipated fourth book. The Chronicles of Brothers is now available to a wider general readership. W. Alec is a successful business woman, creative director, author, and screen writer with an on-line global following."
  12. ^ McBride, Karin – 'In Focus with Wendy Alec Co-Founder GOD TV, Broadcaster & Author' “Alongside her husband Rory, Wendy Alec has established one of the world‟s foremost Christian Media outreaches with GOD TV. This month Wendy also released her third publication in the phenomenally successful ‘Chronicles of Brothers’ Series – ‘The Son of Perdition”.”, 3-in-1 Publishing, Northern Ireland, December 2009
  13. ^ 'Against All Odds: The Story of Europe's First Daily Christian Television Network', Amazon.com
  14. ^ 'Journal of the Unknown Prophet: A Visitation of Jesus Christ.' Amazon.com.
  15. ^ – 'Journal of the Unknown Prophet' “Written by Wendy Alec, from GOD TV, this book has become a prophetic classic in just a few years. .”, Christian Bits.
  16. ^ 'Wendy Alec's 'Visions from Heaven' takes best seller listings by storm' - "Wendy Alec's 'Visions from Heaven' appears on best seller lists around the world within weeks of publication landing at number one on Amazon's top 100 Christian Prophetic books and number 6 on the UK's Top Ten Christian Books compiled by Neilsen Bookscan.", The Herald (Plymouth), July 24, 2014.
  17. ^ By NRB Staff. - 'Global Media Summit Honors GOD TV’s Wendy Alec with Global Platinum Award' - "Wendy Alec, who founded GOD TV, was honored last month during the Global Media Summit (GMS) conference in Dallas, Texas. Alec was one of three media professionals honored with the GMS Global Platinum Award during a gala on April 30..", NRB, 5 May 2016.
  18. ^ “GOLD EXPLOITS AWARD, The Global Day of Prayer Live, Executive Producer: Wendy Alec, Producer: Graeme Spencer, Director: David Millard, Presenters: Rory & Wendy Alec, GOD TV.”, Christian Broadcasting Council, UK
  19. ^ 'CATEGORY D – BEST MINISTRY TV PROGRAMME – Gold – Soul Survivor – GOD TV' "Excellent coverage of a major youth event – good speakers, good music, good message.”, Christian Broadcasting Council, UK.
  20. ^ 'CATEGORY F – BEST MUSIC TV PROGRAMME – Gold – Delirious Night – GOD TV' "A worthy tribute to an amazing band. GOD TV's standards are consistently high for programmes designed to appeal to a youth audience. Exciting TV.”, Christian Broadcasting Council, UK.
  21. ^ – '3-in-1 The Voice.”, Exceptional Writers Awards.

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