Gospel Network is a tv network belonging to the Igreja Apostólica Renascer em Cristo church, that consists of 25 stations in six Brazilian states and in the Federal District, reaching 170 cities and around 46 million viewers. The broadcast is made from a tower named “Deus É Fiel” (‘God is faithful’), located on Avenida Paulista.
The station is also in the cable television grid and part of its programming is conveyed by the international christian station TV Enlace, that reaches Latin American and Spanish-speaking countries. Since 2012, it has a partnership with TBN (Trinity Broadcasting Network), that gathers several Christian stations of different countries to broaden the range of its contents. The programming is also broadcasted on the internet and via smartphones and tablets apps.
The main show of their programming is De Bem com a Vida (‘In good terms with life’), a show that has been around for more than 20 years. Hosted by the bishops Sônia and Fernanda Hernandes, it is an magazine directed to the female audience that addresses themes like health, cuisine, beauty, family, crafting and child education. The audience interacts via social media. The program is broadcasted nationally, from Monday to Friday, starting at 8:50am, with live broadcast at 1pm, and on Saturday at 7am. Derived from the former, there is the Mamãe de Bem com a Vida (‘Mamma in good terms with life’) show, broadcasted on Saturday at 10am, and on Sunday at 7am.
Other shows produced by the station are: Renascer (‘Rebirth’), hosted by the apostle Estevam Hernandes, has a format similar to a cult, presenting music, the minister’s sermon, prayers and small segments with advice, ‘the word of the day’, among others; CEA de Profetas, hosted by Bishop Daniel Tenuta, with commentary by Bishop Gê (president of Renascer and former federal deputy), is defined as a ‘teleclass’ "that addresses detailed studies of the Holy Scripts, biblical characters, civilization histories, geography and ancient people’s culture”; the newscast Diário de Notícias (‘News Diary’), hosted by Karen Chrisostomo and described as "a dynamic, non-biased, up-to-date journal, open to the plurality of opinions and critical analysis of what is truly behind the facts"; Vem Renascer (‘Come Reborn’), a show of church’s followers testimonies; Bom Dia com Alegria (‘joyful good morning’), a variety show hosted by Ana Paula Barros, presents music, service provision and news; Renascer Kids, lead by Professor Xuxu, singer Milana and her gang, presents interviews, cartoons, plays and biblical content; O2 TV, a varieties show directed to the youth, hosted by ministers Dogão and Camila Campos; and Direito e Justiça em Foco (‘Law and Justice on Focus’), hosted by judge Laércio Laurelli. The TV also broadcasts Sunday Cults from the church through the show Celebrando a Família (‘Celebrating the Family’).
In the grid, there are also shows from other countries’ stations: Not a Fan (Um Fã ou Um Seguidor), Acts of God (Atos de Deus) and TBN Network’s TBN 340; Switch of Your Brain (Ligue seu Cérebro), hosted by Caroline Leaf; Music Village, about international gsopel music; Gospel Cine, with the exhibition of Christian films; AHA (Avivamento Honestidade e Ação), about the limits of faith; Behind The Scenes, about protestant growth around the world; Travel The Road (Pela Estrada), about international missions; the Praise The Lord Talk Show; and the show with best-selling writer Max Lucado.
Gospel network also presents two independently produced shows: Fonte da Vida (‘Source of Life’), by Igreja Apostólica Fonte de Vida, and Visão de Vida (‘Life Vision’), in which Senator Magno Malta (PR-ES) and his wife, gospel singer and former federal deputy Lauriete Rodrigues (PSC, 2011-2014), receive celebrities, artists and personalities. Both are members of Assembleia de Deus church. They also broadcast the educational show TV Escola, by the Ministry of Education.
Another politician who has hosted shows for Gospel network is Marcelo Aguiar, federal deputy for (PSC/PSD/DEM-SP). Marcelo converted himself a protestant in 2000 and started integrating the ministry of praise Renascer Praise before going for a solo career. In office, he stands for Christian moral values and copyrights for musicians and songwriters. He is the author of the bill PL 6449, that "obliges internet operators to create a system that filters and automatically blocks all content related to virtual sex, prostitution and pornography websites", with exceptions for websites with paid access to their subscribers. In 2017, he was one of the most prominent figures at the event Marcha para Jesus (‘March to Jesus’).
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Renascer em Cristo Church
Rede Gospel is controlled by the Renascer em Cristo Church.
Estevam and Sônia Hernandes – bishops and founders of the Renascer em Cristo Church.
Sede São Paulo (SP) - Avenida Lins de Vasconcelos, 1410 Cambuci - São Paulo - São Paulo - CEP: 01538-001 - (11) 2114.1104 - www.redegospel.tv.br .
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