UCC Slavic Ministry Begins Global Webcast

March 01, 2011 | Jay Wintermeyer

The Upper Columbia Conference Russian-language television ministry, The Open Book Channel, recently began broadcasting via the internet.

The Open Book Channel, which signed on the air in Spokane, Wash., a little more than a year ago, provides encouragement and hope to nearly 30,000 Russian-speaking residents in the greater Spokane area. Now, in addition to those watching on television, the ministry is broadcasting to a worldwide audience.

“We’re just getting started,” says Volody Nesteruk, pastor. “We’ve only been online for a few months, but already we’re averaging 100 viewers a day.”

The ministry expects those numbers to grow as they begin promoting their webcast via Facebook, online advertising and word of mouth among Russian-speaking believers in Eastern Europe and Asia.

“We are here to share the gospel,” says Nesteruk. “We are grateful God has given us this privilege to minister to our Russian-speaking families in a special way.”