July 28, 2016

The Tide® Celebrates 70th Anniversary at Special August 11 Event at Roxbury Camp

What better way to celebrate a milestone birthday than with cake and ice cream with hundreds of your closest friends?

On Aug. 11, The Tide® global radio ministry will welcome friends and partners, as well as the community, to a 70th anniversary come and go Cake & Ice Cream Social from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. at Roxbury Holiness Camp, 13763 Cumberland Highway in Orrstown, Pa.  

The day is significant for The Tide ministry, as it is the 70th anniversary of the day The Tide founder Charlie Byers first stood at a microphone in the broadcast room of WCHA radio station in Chambersburg, PA and aired his first Gospel radio program in 1946.

“Not only is August 11 a special day for The Tide ministry, Roxbury Holiness Camp is also a special location,” said The Tide Director Don Shenk. “For many years, our founder Charlie Byers was also the director of the annual holiness camp meeting, and in the early years on Sunday during camp, the camp PA system would be tuned in to the program at 7 o’clock in the morning so campers could listen through the camp’s loudspeaker system to Charlie preaching the word of God on the radio. Never could any of us guess that Charlie’s first broadcast would eventually grow to reach thousands of people across three continents in 23 languages. But God knew!”

The Tide ministry hopes to welcome 1,000 or more to the birthday event.

Then on Oct. 16, The Tide’s 70th Anniversary Celebration Dinner will kick off at 1 p.m. at Whispering Pines of Carlisle, 1538 McClures Gap Road in Carlisle, Pa. The afternoon will include lunch, a special speaker, a look back at The Tide’s history and music, and a report and vision from the current director. For more information or to register, call (717) 264-7288, email info@thetide.org or visit www.thetide.org/celebration.   

As it looks back on 70 years, The Tide ministry broadcasts the Gospel of Jesus Christ through radio programming in 23 languages around the world, bringing the truth and hope of the Savior to people in the language they were born to speak. Spreading the Gospel in Zimbabwe, India, Nigeria, Nepal, Bhutan, Albania and Kosovo, The Tide global radio ministry praises God for the many doors He has opened in the seven decades it has been in existence.

For more information about The Tide projects, the ministry’s 70th anniversary, Gospel radio programming around the world, the “Have You Heard?” Campaign, the weekly Global Update radio features or other news, visit its web site at www.thetide.org or its Facebook page.

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