Photo: CBH recording studio on the camp meeting grounds in Anderson.
By Mykaela Alvey
In 1947, an Anderson College student named Richard Lee Meischke, who had an interest in radio, conceived the idea of a nationally distributed radio broadcast about the Church of God. This idea, followed up by conversations with a talented preacher at Anderson’s Park Place Church of God, Dr. Dale Oldham, and the Board of Church Extension and Home Missions, led to the launch what would be known as Christian Brotherhood Hour in January of 1947. Using the sanctuary of Park Place Church, they began producing programs, with Dr. Oldham acting as host and speaker. Their slogan would be, “A united Church for a divided world.” Continue reading
Posted in All Church of God, CBH: Christians Broadcasting Hope
Tagged broadcast, CBH, Christian Brotherhood Hour, Christians Broadcasting Hope, Dale Oldham, Eugene Sterner, Gilbert Stafford, global, history, James Earl Massey, Jim Lyon, languages, media, radio, speakers, ViewPoint
Photo: A Church of God camp meeting that took place in Oklahoma City, 1920.
By Carl Stagner
Before D. S. Warner, there was Mary Cole. When historians Dale Stultz and Doug Welch released the groundbreaking book The Gospel Trumpet Years in 2011, we learned that the totality of what we thought we knew about Church of God history was only part of the story. When the Church of God converges on Oklahoma this June, it enters into vibrant Church of God community, rich with Church of God history. Continue reading
Posted in All Church of God, Church of God Convention
Tagged Be Bold, CHOG Convention, Church of God Convention, Crossings Community Church, Dale Oldham, Dale Stultz, Doug Welch, Herb Thompson, heritage, historical society, history, John Morrison, Lena Shoffner, Merle Strege, OKC, Oklahoma, Oklahoma City
By Carl Stagner
More and more young people are discovering the reformation message of the Church of God. Where are they finding it? Dale Oldham, former pastor and CBH speaker, is noted to have said, “If people do not sing great truths then those truths will soon be forgotten.” Young people are discovering these truths through song. It all began just two years ago with an idea, the means to realize a dream, and two young men at a camp meeting in central Ohio. Continue reading