In Touch Ministries is the teaching ministry of Dr. Charles F. Stanley, Senior Pastor of the First Baptist Church of Atlanta, Georgia. Our mission is to lead people worldwide into a growing relationship with Jesus Christ and to strengthen the local church.
It all began in 1972, when a half-hour program called "The Chapel Hour" was launched on on WXIA-TV 11 and WANX 46, Atlanta-area television stations.
Impressed by the young pastor and looking for a practical Bible teaching program, the Christian Broadcasting Network (CBN) contacted Dr. Stanley in 1978 to request the program's inclusion on its new venture—a satellite distribution network to cable systems. The broadcast grew from a few thousand local viewers to a nationwide audience in a single week.
Today, "In Touch with Dr. Charles Stanley" can be heard around the world via radio and television broadcasts, podcasts, the handheld In Touch Ministries Messenger, In Touch Apps, and right here on the Web. Our programs are seen and heard around the world on more than 2,600 radio and television outlets in more than 50 languages.
In addition to broadcasting, the ministry continues to produce CDs, DVDs, books, discipleship resources, and the award-winning In Touch magazine which is delivered to more than 1.5 million households every month.
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1972—Dr. Stanley launches a half-hour program called “The Chapel Hour.”
1977—Dr. Stanley decides to call the ministry “In Touch,” which comes from a Living Bible he owned.
1978—The Christian Broadcasting Network picks up “In Touch with Dr. Charles Stanley.”
1979—In Touch magazine is started as a newsletter.
1980—The first radio station begins airing “In Touch with Dr. Charles Stanley.
1980—The broadcast goes into syndication in major U.S. cities and internationally in Port-Au-Prince, Haiti.
1988—Dr. Stanley is inducted into the National Religious Broadcaster’s (NRB) Hall of Fame.
1992—In Touch’s international ministry is established.
1994—The first radio broadcast of “En Contacto” hits U.S. airwaves.
1996—InTouch.org is launched.
2006—The “In Touch with Dr. Charles Stanley” broadcast is translated into the 100th language.
2007—In Touch Ministries begins distributing Messengers.
2012—Dr. Stanley celebrates his 80th birthday and 55 years in ministry.