Methodist Hour claims honors from Baptist group


The United Methodist Hour, Inc., won three first-place awards from Mississippi Baptists in Broadcasting. 

The awards were presented May 5 at the annual Witnessing through Media banquet in Jackson. The United Methodist Hour, a non-profit radio and television ministry, won the Award of Excellence in three categories for its program Time That Makes the Difference.  The awards presented were for Best Video Program for Worship Service, Sept. 11, 2005, Beyond the Storm; Best Video Program, Feature Presentation; and Best Audio Program, Radio Program.

Executive Director Eddie Rester was thrilled with the announcement. “Our mission is to offer hope by extending the friendship of God. These awards affirm that we are effective in accomplishing our mission,” he said.

Board Chairman Cheryl Jordan shared in the excitement. “The United Methodist Hour is thrilled to be recognized by our peers for our efforts,” she said.

The United Methodist Hour produces a 30-minute weekly radio program and a 30-minute weekly television program, both called Time That Makes The Difference. The program airs on 15 radio stations and 14 television network affiliates and/or cable outlets reaching across Mississippi and into six additional states. A webcast added in February allows the television and radio program to be heard and viewed on any computer anywhere in the world. 

The television broadcast reaches a market area of more than 5 million homes each week. Viewers have the opportunity to respond by calling the toll-free prayer line, which receives more than 2,000 calls each year.