NEW IN AUGUST
Valerie Saxion-Alternative Health
Weekdays, 10:30 AM ET
A popular lecturer, bestselling author, and full-time mom to 8 children, grandmother of 2, founder of Valerie Saxion, Inc. & Valerie Saxion Ministries. Valerie is the host, writer and researcher for “Alternative Health,” a weekly television broadcast. Longevity and quality is exhibited in everything Valerie does. This motto is demonstrated in the products she develops and manufactures, to the books she writes and the message she speaks.
Valerie Saxion understands the daily challenge to feel great all the time. Valerie is not your typical health expert. This 30-year veteran of health science, in the natural foods arena, is one of America’s most dynamic advocates of nutrition and spiritual healing. She is the picture of health and understands the constant chaos that comes from balancing family and career. Valerie’s approach to health and wellness includes making complex issues easy to understand and easy to take action in your everyday life.
NEW IN JULY
11PM EST Sundays
Do you love movies? On Reel Faith, hosts David DiCerto and Steven Greydanus offer a faith and family perspective on the latest Hollywood releases, and Father Robert Lauder selects his “Movie With a Message.”
These are film reviews you can have faith in. Reel Faith began in the Summer of 2010. And is beginning of its fifth Summer Season.
David DiCerto covered the film and television industries for Catholic News Service. Steven D. Greydanus is the film critic for the National Catholic Register.
Father Lauder comments on the two hosts and the show “I have the utmost respect for both DiCerto and Greydanus. Both of them are very intelligent, express themselves very well, are familiar with the history of cinema, love movies and love talking about movies. Their enthusiastic approach to film is obvious.
DiCerto previously served as critic for the National Conference of Catholic Bishops, and Greydanus is the film critic for the National Catholic Register and also the founder of decentfilms.com. Both men believe in the importance of a show like Reel Faith. So do I.
Because I am promoting Reel Faith, I feel obliged to confess that I appear for about three minutes on every show. I do a segment called “Movies with a Message.” I pick some not-so-recent film, comment on its message and explain why I think the film is special. I have already commented on more than 30 films, including Chariots of Fire, On the Waterfront, Bicycle Thief, It’s a Wonderful Life and A Man for All Seasons. In spite of my three-minute segments, Reel Faith is a terrific show!
I am surprised when I meet people who still think of movies as a nothing more than a pleasant way of wasting time. I believe that film ranks as an important art form, equal in importance to music, theater, literature, sculpture and painting.
Of course, a number of poor films have been made, but a similar remark might be made of any of the arts. At their best, cinematic masterpieces, and there are a number of them, are just as beautiful and perhaps even as inspiring as other artistic masterpieces.
In terms of the history of cinema, we’re living in what might be described as a “golden moment.” Just about every film is now accessible in one way or another. Great films and the less-than-great films can now be viewed at home. If film is as important an art form as I am claiming, then the possibilities for education are enormous.”
Tuesdays, 4:30 PM EST
SO YOU WANT TO BE features teens learning about a wide variety of jobs and career paths as well as what it takes to get ahead in the working world.
Each week SO YOU WANT TO BE goes on location to an actual working job site, allowing teens an up close and personal experience with a particular occupation.
Sporting Dog Adventures
Saturdays, 11AM EST
Jeff Fuller, Host/ Executive Producer of SportingDog Adventures TV, always loved dogs, but never imagined making a career out of it. Fuller had a successful career in law enforcement with the Muskego Police Department before an injury in the line of duty ended his career. Looking for a new path after his injury, Jeff turned to his constant companion, Candlewoods Lily Belle, a chocolate lab he had received as a gift in 1998, and decided to develop a formal breeding program.
Unlike other “hunting” shows, Jeff’s SportingDog Adventures focuses on the experience of hunting, and not just the kill. The show appeals to viewers of all ages and both genders, by focusing on the canine athletes and their skills in a myriad of beautiful landscapes in the US and Canada. Viewers come along, not just for the hunt, but for educational segments too, like cooking wild game, training your gun dog, selecting the right gear, and getting youth involved. The dogs keep the action moving each week as a new upland, waterfowl, or big game adventure ensues.
Jeff Fuller resides in Delavan, Wisconsin, with his family, which includes a wife and three young boys and several fuzzy, four-footed members. “Soggy Acres” is comprised of 23 acres in the Delavan/ Darien, Wisconsin area, including five acres of ponds. In addition to this great training facility, Jeff owns a 37 acre property in northern Wisconsin, bordered by the Nicolet National Forest. Prior to retiring from law enforcement, Jeff served 6 years as an Army Reserve soldier.
NEW IN JUNE
Las Vegas Tonight-NOW AN HOUR-LONG!
Saturdays, 11PM EDT
Dale Davidson is President of KEEN-17 TV and host of “Las Vegas Tonight,” an interview program that has run on the station for six years. Now, it is available on Saturday nights on The Walk TV. “Las Vegas is the entertainment capital of the world and millions of people around the world find it to be a fascinating city. They will learn that it is also a center for Christian ministry and evangelism,” Davidson said.
Episodes include interviews with Christian entertainers, sports figures, business and community leaders and innovative pastors and evangelists. The popular show airs at 9 pm weekdays on KEEN-TV, CHANNEL 17.1, and will now be seen on “The Walk TV” affiliates at 11 pm EDT Saturday evenings as well, beginning May 3rd.
A companion book, “Las Vegas Tonight: From Sin City to Vegas Saints,” will be published and offered to viewers via the program. The book features a dozen of interesting show guests from its first six seasons.
New in May
The Urban Alternative with Dr. Tony Evans
8:30 PM Sunday
Dr. Tony Evans is one of the country’s most respected leaders in evangelical circles. As a pastor, teacher, author and speaker, he serves the body of Christ through his unique ability to communicate complex theological truths through simple, yet profound, illustrations. While addressing the practical issues of today, Dr. Evans is known as a relevant expositor. New and veteran pastors alike regard him as a pastor of pastors and a father in the faith.
Through his local church and national ministry Dr. Evans promotes a Kingdom agenda philosophy that teaches God’s comprehensive rule over every sphere of life as demonstrated through the individual, family, church and society.
The first African-American to graduate with a doctoral degree from Dallas Theological Seminary (DTS), he served as an associate professor in DTS’ Pastoral Ministries Department in the areas of evangelism, homiletics and black church studies. He continues to serve DTS on the Board of Incorporate Members. Dr. Evans holds the rare honor of serving as chaplain for the NBA’s Dallas Mavericks over the last three decades, the longest standing NBA chaplaincy on record. He is also the former chaplain of the Dallas Cowboys.
This philosophy connects biblical spirituality with social responsibility. Dr. Evans teaches that the church, not the government, is the best social service delivery system since it is closer to the needs of the people, offers the largest potential volunteer force, has facilities for outreach programs, and provides a moral and spiritual frame of reference for making right choices.
At the heart of this vision is the use of church and school partnerships to effect spiritual and social change in communities. Dr. Evans’ church and school outreach philosophy has been attributed as a catalyst for former President George W. Bush’s Faith Based Initiative, which was his first formal act of office. Dr. Evans seeks to train churches, schools and volunteers in this philosophy, as well as in the functional practicalities, through the National Church Adopt-A-School Initiative which is a ministry underneath the umbrella of The Urban Alternative.
Dr. Evans has served as the senior pastor of Oak Cliff Bible Fellowship for over 36 years, witnessing its growth from ten people in 1976 to now over 9,700 congregants with 100 plus ministries.
NEW IN APRIL
Welcome Calvary Chapel, Melbourne, FL
5PM EDT Sundays
Their story began in March of 1992 when a small group of believers met in a hotel room with a pastor whose day job was in hospital pharmacy! As the church grew, they met in different places around town until taking a leap of faith to build a small sanctuary and some classrooms in 1997. Since then CCM has exploded into a thriving community of believers where thousands are being changed by God’s Word each week. As a multi-site church, they are truly one church in many locations, sharing the love through live video streaming at our video campuses in Viera, Sebastian and East Orlando, and God’s Word through radio, the web and Roku! They’re also big into missions, raising up pastors through our School of Ministry and sending teams to take the gospel around the world.
Mark Balmer is the senior pastor of Calvary Chapel Melbourne. Originally from Detroit, Michigan, he moved his family to Florida in 1966 to become the Director of Hospital Pharmacy at a local hospital; a position he held for 25 years. Saved at the age of 5, with both his father and grandfather in the ministry, he had helped establish Florida’s first Calvary Chapel in Merritt Island and faithfully taught there as a lay leader. Then God stirred his heart to plant a Calvary Chapel in the Melbourne-Palm Bay area, and after much prayer, Calvary Chapel Melbourne was born in March of 1992.
Since that time, God has blessed the church with tremendous growth. Today well over 9,000 people worship each weekend between the main West Melbourne campus and on the video campuses in Viera and Sebastian. Pastor Mark’s messages are heard daily on the radio program, Lessons for Living, and thousands around the world watch our services live each week on the Internet and on Roku. He also teaches annually in different parts of Asia. As a pastor-teacher and author of multiple books, God has gifted Pastor Mark to communicate the truths of God’s Word in a practical, straightforward style that challenges Christ followers and unbelievers alike. He is supported in ministry by Lynda, his wife of 44 years, who adds her own God-given gifts to the Melbourne fellowship.
The core values here at Calvary Chapel Melbourne can be summed up with five C’s. We commit our lives to Christ and celebrate the fulfilling lifestyle, connecting to others through personal relationships, communicating the Good News and contributing our time, passion, talents and possessions to the cause of Christ.