On May 13, 2015, Christian media ministry It Is Written purchased property at 9342 Four Corner Place in Collegedale, Tennessee.
It Is Written Puts Down Roots in Tennesse
On May 13, 2015, Christian media ministry It Is Written purchased property at 9342 Four Corner Place in Collegedale, Tennessee. The ministry is relocating from California after nearly 60 years because of the sale of its former location. The ministry will soon begin building a state-of-the-art media headquarters.
“We are so excited to make Collegedale, Tennessee, our new home,” John Bradshaw, speaker/director for It Is Written, said. “We quickly felt right at home in Tennessee, and we are thrilled to continue to share the love of Jesus with the world from our new location.”
It Is Written is best known around the world for its weekly television series, which has aired every Sunday for 59 years. Today It Is Written can be seen on multiple networks, including TBN, the Discovery Channel, Hope Channel, 3ABN, and LLBN. The weekly programs feature Pastor Bradshaw and provide spiritual guidance and encouragement on a variety of biblical subjects.
In 2012 It Is Written began Eyes for India, a humanitarian project that provides life-changing treatments to people suffering from cataracts and other vision complications in northern India. By partnering with an Indian hospital and gifted ophthalmologist, Dr. Jacob Prabhakar, thousands of people have recovered their sight. To date, Dr. Pradhaker has performed more than 100,000 surgeries.
“We are delighted to be able to help the people of India in this way,” Bradshaw said. “We want to be the hands and feet of Jesus, helping the world.”
In addition to its TV and humanitarian efforts, It Is Written also conducts live events such as its Revelation Today series in both English and Spanish. In the past year Bradshaw has presented major series in Switzerland, Malaysia, and Canada. Evangelistic series are being planned for Zimbabwe and other countries, as well as domestic programs in Chattanooga (October 2015) and Boston (2016).
In a historic move, It Is Written’s executive committee voted to appoint a ministry manager for the first time. Until now, a speaker/director has led It Is Written, with other administrative duties being carried out by a manager/treasurer. Now It Is Written’s organizational structure has upgraded, resulting in increased efficiency and improved operating procedures.
Jesse Johnson accepted the invitation to become It Is Written’s first manager, joining speaker/director John Bradshaw and treasurer Charles Reel to form the ministry’s administrative team.
Johnson, who holds several degrees in business, education, and technology, is a businessman and entrepreneur with extensive experience in ministry leadership. He has worked with many local conferences, as well as the General Conference, helping them to bring innovation to their technology departments. He is a past-president of ASI Mid-America.
“Jesse brings a wealth of talent, experience, leadership ability, and Christian maturity to It Is Written,” said John Bradshaw, It Is Written’s speaker/director. “In the past he has helped It Is Written in enormous ways through his wisdom and his vision for ministry. To actually have him on our staff in such an important role is a new day—a hugely exciting day—for It Is Written. His presence on our team has already been a huge blessing.”
“I’m excited about this. I’ve always believed in It Is Written, and I can see the huge potential this ministry has. I’ve been a board member since Mark Finley was director, and have watched It Is Written use the latest in technology for evangelism. I hope to build on that momentum to utilize technology to help spread the gospel to the world,” Johnson said.
“I see God creating the It Is Written of tomorrow,” said Bradshaw. “Having Jesse as part of our team is a truly exciting development; it will allow It Is Written to be a more dynamic ministry, and it equips us to take on the growth the organization is experiencing.”
It Is Written began in March 1956, when founder George Vandeman began a then innovative concept of televising religious programing from southern California. Over the years the ministry has had the opportunity to share the Word of God with many countries, including areas where there are few Christians and great resistance to Christianity.
The nonprofit organization is supported by viewer donations. Contact: ItIsWritten.org for more information.
—Ellen Metcalf and Annalyse Hasty, It Is Written