Faith Comes by Hearing
Above-Pastor Paul's Radio and Tape Ministry
Pastor Paul ministered to a congregation on Friday evenings and Sunday mornings. He recorded his messages. He had a Radio Ministry, the 'Up-Look Broadcast', on KUXL -AM 1570- that aired his recorded messages Monday-Friday from 1:30-2:00pm in 30 minute segments. He also had a Tape Ministry providing the duplicated recorded messages to individuals, churches, African and Prison Ministries.
In an interview Pastor Paul was asked if he felt all the work he was doing within his mission distributing food and feeding the poor was a hindrance to ministering the Word of God on Sunday mornings, he said, "On the contrary my experiences during the week are the basis for sharing on Sunday...I minister what I see. The Word isn't alive until it's lived."The reason for recording Pastor Paul's Messages was to be able to 'spread the gospel' beyond the church congregation by distributing his recorded messages. Don and Sue Hastings who became church members in 1975-76 were also professional musicians. They lead the church music ministry group 'Dove' that included their sister Linda and brother in-law Dean Kleven, and Deborah Schaeffer and Steve Arnopoulos, Pastor Paul's daughter and son. They were able to put together the sound equipment needed to record the messages during church services professionally creating excellent master tapes that were duplicated and distributed to church members after church services. And later they were supplied by the Prison Ministry to the Stillwater Prison library and to African congregations and individuals in Africa through the African Tape Ministry.
The 'Up-Look Radio Broadcast' was started when the congregation moved from the little church in Brooklyn Park to Mikro Kodesh in North Minneapolis. Mick Saunders, a longtime church member and friend, used the master tapes to produce the broadcast that aired on KUXL -AM1570- Monday-Friday from 1:30-2:00 pm weekly. He would add an introduction and conclusion to the daily message that was reduced to 30 minute segments. It was originally recorded at the previous Friday and Sunday services. Pastor Paul had the largest listening radio audience from the Twin Cities. Mick did a great job!
The scriptures says,
'Go to the highways and the by-ways and preach unto to all creation.'
So he did!
The Word of God