On 4 Sept 2013, ‘Watchmen on the Wall’, South Africa’s first current affairs TV show – from a Christian perspective – celebrates one year of weekly broadcast on TBN Africa – DStv channel 341.
Since its inception on 4 Sept 2012, the show has steadily improved in content, presentation and overall professionalism. I give God all the glory and thanks for His wisdom, guidance and provision.
“Watchmen on the Wall” was birthed from a desire to address the many challenging issues in society from a Biblical perspective. We need to counter the deception in the liberal media.
Motivated by this desire but lacking the resources to get the programme on the air, I approached Pastor Allan Bagg of the Bay Christian Family Church in Somerset West for help. He promptly offered the assistance of his talented TV crew to help get the programme launched on TBN Africa.
The first show was recorded in our new studio in Cape Town on 20 August 2012 – and for the first time on SA television – provided an unbiased view of prostitution and its links to human trafficking.
Following that historic recording, the programme quickly gathered momentum as we exposed the blatant bias in the liberal secular media and presented Christians with truthful reporting.
By October 2012, God added Dieter and Carol Lubbe to the WoW team – which already consisted of the multi-talented Henry Fisher and Mario Brown. As Media Manager, Dieter took charge of weekly productions and ensured we delivered an excellent finished product to TBN Africa.
I was also blessed to be assisted by Jackie Georgiou, Bongani Mgayi and Michelle Links in front of the camera – who helped ease the pressure of hosting this rapidly evolving weekly programme.
There are many others who helped make the programme a success. I am grateful to God for everyone who played a part in producing the show and especially to you, who keep it on the air.
One of the people responsible for making “Watchmen on the Wall” a reality is TBN Africa Channel Director, Leon Schoeman. His invaluable advice and guidance helped shape this vital programme.
We are currently producing a highlights package that will tell the story of the birth and growth of SA’s first Christian current affairs TV show. Thank you Lord for this wonderful opportunity!
Today (Tuesday, September 3) at 8pm, “Watchmen on the Wall” looks at the SA Human Rights Commission’s troubling “investigations” of two Christian Churches – for teaching the Bible.
In the first segment I speak to Joshua Generation Church senior pastors, Andrew and Emma Selley about the ominous SAHRC “investigation” that challenges their right to teach Biblical truth.
The second segment is a repeat of a previous interview with Ps Cornelis Van Heyningen of Creare Training Centre in Bloemfontein – who was found guilty of “discrimination against homosexuals” by the SAHRC – even though no homosexual person was ever rejected by the Christian ministry.
The final segment deals with the recent bust of a child-pornography ring that includes a principal, teachers, a doctor, an attorney and a businessman. We speak to experts about the implications of this bust.
Please ensure you tune into “Watchmen on the Wall” on TBN Africa every Tuesday at 8pm – repeated on Sundays at 7pm. Stay informed, stay vigilant and keep praying for our nation.