HEARTS OVERFLOWING: TYLER CHURCHES PARTNER WITH GHM
From Plano to Tyler to the Ends of the Earth
The Tyler, Texas CBS affiliate, Channel 19, recently included a report on our ministry on the six o’clock evening news. Here’s the link to the telecast: http://www.cbs19.tv/news/local/global-heart-ministries-mission-to-reach-as-many-people-possible/329693413 .
You may wonder why a Tyler channel chose to feature us on their channel in such an important broadcast – especially if you know our office is in The Hope Center in Plano, Texas and our target audience is on the other side of the globe. Well, Tyler is very important to GHM. Five different churches in that city generously support our ministry:
- Bethel Bible Church
- First Baptist Church Tyler
- Grace Community Church
- Green Acres Baptist Church
- Rose Heights Church
We call them the GHM Network – East Texas and without them we couldn’t do a fraction of what we accomplish. Their support and their prayers are one of the cornerstones of this ministry.
Steve & Gaylynne Planted a Seed and GHM Got a Network
In this video, there are several spots featuring a very attractive blonde lady. That’s Stephanie Sharp Carter, daughter of our founder Steve Sharp and his wife Gaylynne. When Steve began his ministry several years ago, Stephanie, who lives in Tyler, believed so much in his vision that she became a staunch supporter of GHM. She has worked tirelessly to introduce Global Heart Ministries to churches and believers in the Tyler area. She’s obviously very successful in her efforts.
Partnering with Stephanie is Lynnette Ogletree. Lynnette is on our board and is the Director of the East Texas network. She and Stephanie were college buddies and their friendship has only gotten stronger, with Global Heart Ministries being just one of the interests they share.
Want to be on TV – like almost immediately?
In her continuing efforts to promote Global Heart Ministries, Stephanie learned that Channel 19 was interested in spotlighting us on the evening news, but we had virtually no time to prepare. The invitation to appear came on the morning of the taping.
Hannah Beth Roberts, Steve’s assistant (with her own ties to Tyler) got a panicked call from Stephanie at about 10:45 Thursday morning. “Where is my dad? I’ve been trying to call him, but he won’t pick up.”
Steve was in the office, but was busy with preparations for our October 22 fundraiser, A Night of Dreams. The opportunity to share our message with all of Tyler immediately took precedence, but how would me manage it?
Everyone began scrambling. The interview could be handled via Skype, so we rearranged Steve’s office and called Gaylynne to bring him a suit from home. At 1 PM, Steve was ready for his interview and Channel 19 delivered our message. Please enjoy the interview.
Share the Overflowing Joy
Like the GHM Network East Texas, you can partner with Global Heart Ministries to fulfill The Great Commission in this generation. Together we can bring the light and the truth of Jesus Christ right into the living rooms of every deceived child, every oppressed woman and every hurting home. This is our message. This is our call.
We invite you to explore this vision and consider being a volunteer, a prayer warrior or a financial donor. Contact us today by phone or email. Let us know how you’d like to partner with us as we reach out to the most unreached regions of the world.