Cross Point Baptist takes to the airwaves

Published 12:01 pm Wednesday, October 17, 2007

By By Adrienne McKenzie
Atmore residents now have the opportunity to learn about the word of God, all from the comfort of their own home.
Cross Point Baptist Church pastor J.T. Guyton and his sister and co-host Stephanie Guyton have a dream of creating a full-fledged TV station in Atmore. But, they will start with Destiny TV (DTV) for now, working their way up.
"DTV is a 24-hour a day, seven day a week Christian community channel," J.T. Guyton said. "We will air our services, but we also will do a daily talk show, the 'J.T. and Stephanie Show.' We will interview local people, singers, preachers, evangelists, all the people in the community with a good testimony. We have some nationally known people lined up for the future. This is the first step towards having a full-fledged TV station in Atmore."
The "J.T. and Stephanie Show" will be an hour long, according to Guyton. The brother and sister duo will tape two shows every week, twice a week. The show will air five days out of the week. There will be four new shows Monday through Thursday and the best show out of the week will run on Friday. The show will run at 11 a.m. and periodically throughout the rest of the day, every day.
Guyton also said that the church will produce a "Behind the Scenes" show, which will let the community understand what goes into DTV. Also on "Behind the Scenes," information on upcoming local events will be aired.
"It will be an informational news-type program," Guyton said.
According to Guyton, DTV is not only about Cross Point, it's about the entire town.
"This is a community station," he said. "It's not just about our church. It's for everybody. Any local churches who are interested in doing a TV program need to call us. This is a great outreach tool for other churches."
Guyton said there are a few reasons for DTV in Atmore.
"The No. 1 reason is to lead people to Christ, but also to bring people in this area together," he said.
Guyton said that volunteers are needed. Individuals who have any interest in learning TV or if they already have knowledge in TV are welcome to help with the station.
DTV is on Mediacom's Channel 6.
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