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well it’s an honor to have Marcus and Joni lamb with us they are true pioneers in Christian television and it’s wonderful to have you and you’ve got a correction for sure now in 200 million home over 100 million in the United States alone and 700 million worldwide Wow so the Lord has been good so you literally go all the way around the world yeah 24 hours a day with daystar and that’s wonderful that’s wonderful how did how did it start what was the what was the first thing that you know got you to say up I need to start a Christian television station in march of 1983 Joni and I had just been married six months we go to Israel for the first time and while we’re on the Mount of Olives the Lord spoke to me and he said go to montgomery alabama and build a Christian TV station not is an incredible thing because you’re standing where the Bible says Jesus is going to come back yes and he tells you to go to Montgomery which is a little bit off the beaten track for you wasn’t it yes you ever been there uh no at that time I had not been there but and I argued with God I said God why would you ask me to do something other than what I’m already doing your blessing what I’m doing so why would you ask me to do something different I don’t know how to build a Christian TV station and I don’t have a million dollars plus in cash to build a Christian TV station he didn’t argue with me he just repeated his assignment go and build that station and what did you say to that well you know I I believed that he had heard from the Lord and even though I didn’t understand or have any idea what I was why would you think that because a lot of people wouldn’t understand what made you think he really heard from the Lord well you know we traveled as young evangelist for a couple of years before we actually moved to Montgomery so and he had been in ministry since he was 15 years of age and went to college is 16 graduated at 19 from Lee University and had you know conducted all these revivals so I had already had my worldview expanded from Greenville South Carolina where I was born and was able to watch him in services and pray for people and see people saved and filled with the spirit and people healed and miracles and all of that so I knew that he could hear from the Lord at that point I was just a girl who would sing a song and service or pray for people in the altar I had no intentions whatsoever being in front of the camera so I was like yes honey that’s great you going to do that I’ll stand with you and it’ll be awesome but they got tufted that I mean you were the story I heard you were six months pregnant and you’re trying to help him run electric lines to run a light grid as you’re building a studio you’re not even on the air yet you’re trying to get ready because you’re you could lose the license if you don’t start broadcasting so here you are in the heat of the summer yes and you’re running electric lines did that promise to God use me whatever come back to you it’s here it did I think that has come back so many times in my life because if God showed us everything that he wanted to do with our lives as it relates to our total surrender we probably run the other direction but that’s the thing about God when you’re in his will and you’re in his purpose you you have a piece about it and so with that even though we didn’t know what we were doing and no you can’t go to school to learn how to build a Christian television station we did start out with the black-and-white transmitter and cameras that came over on Noah’s Ark that look like boat anchors and we had all these volunteers and it really was the very very small beginning but yeah I remember that day I was I was probably about six and a half months pregnant and we needed to lift the ceiling because you know with television your lighting grid needs to be up and this was a lower ceiling and so we didn’t have any money cameras to see the light exactly exactly so we didn’t have anyone to to really help us with that we had a few volunteers and his dad was going to be coming to help us as well so he gets up on scaffolding and I’m pushing him around in this hot building and double decker said his cast afraid of heights there was no air conditioning in that room right Joanie’s pushing me and you learn the heat rises yes that’s right that’s hotter at the top of the room than it is you know it’s almost it you know I look around today at our studio and see what all God has done and it just makes me appreciate so much more what we have today because we know what it’s like to start with nothing and it’s just amazing to see what god has done those those early days were very important though I think it was important that we walk through montgomery that we lived there for seven years i don’t think we would have been prepared to go to dallas and eventually build a network had we not been there first well it’s almost like God wants to start very small you he wants to have everything’s a small seed yes and then he says okay just trust me if you had known what you were doing if you had known what it took to do television would you have started probably not cuz I don’t know it’s bigger than us you’d have known it’s impossible I think Gordon you’re just such a good point God wants us to be totally dependent on him yes and he wants to get all of the glory or whatever is accomplished true right now looking at what you’re doing now these do still see it that you’re totally dependent on him I know I do so many times I drive up on the grounds and I see all of it and I’m more than most people know what it took and I just thank God you did this and I’m so grateful that you allow us to be a part of it yes I am so totally dependent upon the Lord and I mean more so today than ever before because I know that it’s the Spirit of God that can speak through me to encourage someone who’s listening to give hope to say the right word you know and if I try to do that in and of myself i’m going to fall flat on my face but you know it’s it’s the spirit of god that is going to each out and touch people who are watching and and you know it’s just such a great honor and privilege but I I could not do it without him being with me I think you feel the same I tell people here at CBN it is the same as when we’re in the tiny station in Spratly street in Portsmouth Virginia where we literally prayed in every camera we prayed in every light bulb and pet prayed in every payroll it’s the same it’s just the zeros have changed yeah and and now I just sense with God’s challenging us to kick can we take it to yet another level and all the things that he’s built it’s all in preparation for us to say yes God let’s take it to this next level how do we reach the world today because that’s our call and I know it’s your call to you got your call on the mount of olives and it’s all about can we prepare the world for his coming can we hasten the coming of the king and that only happens when every nation every tribe every tongue here’s the good news and what he’s given us in these platforms is absolutely incredible yeah and it’s a great privilege to preach the gospel it really is unique little short story about a year ago an email came from a young lady in Tehran Iran mmm and she said dear Marcus and Joanie I watched a star often I’m not a Christian I’m a Muslim and I want to buy a DVD of one of the programs that Joanie had done because I want to share it with my fellow university students here in Tehran and Gordon it just so overwhelming to think that Muslims and our and Iran are watching and they’re even wanting to give money to share the gospel even though they’re not yet Christians so Jesus is up to something and I believe that there’s a spirit of acceleration because the coming of the Lord is so near yeah I just really feel it in my spirit we we we have to really put it in gear and and you look back on the amount of work and you know when when do we get a day of rest and but no it’s it’s time to really press in and the spirit is calling us to do that well anyway it’s an honor and privilege to have we’re out of time I can talk to you for about full half-hour but anyway if you want more they are going to be with us for our week of prayer and you can watch that on cbn.com you can also watch them on the Marcus and Joni show on day star all you have to do is check your local listings for times or go to daystar.com

Marcus and Joni Lamb Interview: The founders of Daystar Television speak with host Gordon Robertson on The 700 Club to share a message of hope and also let viewers know how they got started with their television ministry.

About Daystar Television

Daystar Television NetworkDaystar Television is an award-winning, faith-based network dedicated to spreading the Gospel 24 hours a day, seven days a week – all around the globe. Today Daystar has expanded to be the fastest-growing, and one of the largest, Christian television networks in the world.

The network operates over 70 television stations in major markets across the United States and has an audience of over 100 million homes.  Globally, Daystar has an audience in over 200 countries and 680 million households.

About Marcus and Joni Lamb

In 1980, Marcus Lamb founded Word of God Fellowship which later became Daystar Television Network. He married Joni Trammell in 1982, and she began to travel full time with him as they ministered in more than 20 states.

In 1985, Marcus built WMCF-TV 45 in Montgomery, AL, which was the first Christian TV Station in the state.  At age 27, Marcus Lamb became the youngest person ever to build a television station in the United States. Daystar is headquartered in the Dallas/Fort Worth Metroplex in Bedford, Texas.

** Update: Marcus Lamb died on November 30, 2021, at the age of 64.


Daystar Television -- Christian Network

Daystar Television — Christian Network



Daystar Television Channel | Global Faith Based Network



Photo Gallery

Marcus and Joni Lamb interview guest Katie Souza on Daystar Television

Marcus and Joni Lamb interview guest Katie Souza on Daystar Television | Image courtesy: daystar.com



Marcus and Joni Lamb speak with Joyce Meyer on the set of Ministry Now

Marcus and Joni Lamb speak with Joyce Meyer on the set of Ministry Now | Image courtesy: daystar.com



More resources:

Live Stream | Daystar Television

Daystar Television Network is an award-winning, faith-based network dedicated to spreading the Gospel 24 hours a day, seven days a week – all around the globe, through all media formats possible.

Daystar Television Network – Bedford, Texas – Religious … – Facebook

Daystar Television Network, Bedford, Texas. | 2.5M followers | Daystar is a global television network that exists to take the Good News of Jesus Christ around the world. | “We pray that you grasp how wide and long and high and deep is the love of Christ, and to know this love surpasses knowledge – that you may be filled to the measure of all the fullness of God.” | “If you love God, you can trust that He is working for your good. He loves you back, and when we love people, we seek their welfare.”

Daystar Television (@Daystar) | Twitter

211K followers. | “You have to think it in your mind if you’re ever going to hold it in your hand.” | “Your life has been changed by the power of the blood of Jesus. What would you do to tell the world about Jesus if you knew He was coming back tomorrow?” | “The darkness can not overtake the Light. He is our Friend, Healer, and Protector. He is always with us.”

Amazon.com: Daystar Television Network: Appstore for Android

Daystar (formerly known as the Daystar Television Network) is an American evangelical Christian-based religious broadcast television network that is owned by Word of God Fellowship. Its founders are Marcus Lamb and his wife, Joni Lamb. The network is headquartered near the Dallas/Fort Worth Metroplex in Bedford, Texas.

Surrender All (Book) | Your Answer to Living with Peace, Power, and Purpose

Joni Lamb Book - Surrender All

Surrender All (Book) by Joni Lamb

Incredible things happen when you give up control. As a young wife and mom-to-be, Joni Lamb never imagined a dream and duct tape could launch a growing television network and career as host of two programs that reach millions of viewers worldwide every day with help, hope, and wisdom.

Then a simple act of surrender to God helped her use ordinary things to achieve her extraordinary dreams. That same simple act can help you find unshakeable peace, incredible power, and confident purpose too. | Learn more…

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2 responses to Daystar TV Channel | Global Christian Television Network | Marcus and Joni Lamb

  1. Flash Funk March 8th, 2013 at 1:50 am

    dear all

    do you consider christian believers should watch television?.i just read articles about this.i believe satan uses television like a major weapon againt G-d.your opinion about this please?

    thanks ahead of time.

  2. Christopher J April 14th, 2013 at 1:58 am

    Okay, now as generally people know, Satan changed right into a lizard and enticed Eve to consume the apple, but maybe it was really Eve?

    Around the History Funnel I discovered the brand new Character, Lilith. The thing is, Eve wasn’t the very first female in Edan produced. It had been another girl, Lilith. Adam and Lilith existed quietly until a fight from the sex’s triggered turmoil. Adam thought he was dominant, that males ought to be in charge. Lilith wasn’t so sure, she thought that ladies ought to be dominant. God then banned Lilith from Edan and produced Eve from Adams ribs, to exhibit guys dominance.

    Lilith got mad and desired to tempt the brand new girl, so she got her to consume the apple.

    May be the Demon so bad? I am talking about, he wanted to produce a place BETTER that Paradise, and Paradise sounds pretty awesome. The Demon declined to bow lower to Adam (Lilith) and Eve, so God banned Lucifer.

    The number of people did God kill within the Bible?

    And just how lots of people did SATAN just tempt?

    Shall We Be Held saying or doing a problem here? Is my thinking wrong?

    I have analyzed on this, and God has sinned why can’t we? This does not make sense at all in my experience. If God knows everything, he then understood Eve would consume the apple and that he understood that Lucifer would defy him. Lucifer was an ANGEL, not really a human. There’s a Lilith.