Studio JTV History
1966, Jim Thurston has been assisting the national churches in Chile in
evangelism and discipleship
. Following the
directive of Ephesians 4:12 "...to prepare God's people for works of service, so that
the body of Christ may be built up...", the thrust is two-fold. First, to provide
training for "reliable men...qualified to teach others." (II Timothy 2:2)
Second, to furnish tools for those "reliable men" so they likewise may train
In 1977, Jim recognized the problem and the need for
Christian education in Chile. From that year, he has been doing a Christian video educational
videotaping of classes first began in black and white.
Our old black and white video facilities.
1987, God provided the funds for studio and equipment renovation.
Construction volunteers gluing the sound proof files.
One of our old sets for for the TV program "Solas
con Dios" .
upgrade included color, broadcast quality, television equipment which allowed the
production of quality video educational Bible teaching and TV programs. To help
production, a closed-circuit Christian TV studio was rebuilt and enlarged in Santiago in
1988. The video Bible teaching, documentaries and TV programs
are done mainly in Spanish using the best educated national Christian leaders. The videos
are used by churches, schools and Christians in general. In 1998, new
digital broadcast equipment was added to the studio.
1992, Studio JTV has had numerous Christian programs taped for television in its
facilities...Puertas Abiertas, A Solas con Dios and Rainbow Club (the first
non-violent children's cable channel in Chile.)
400 video Bible classes
over 400 classes have been put on video tape and thousands of Christians have benefited
from the teaching. Copies are being sent to cities throughout Chile and to countries such
as Argentina, Bolivia, Paraguay, Peru, Colombia, Costa
Rica, and the United States. Every year the ministry continues to grow..
Chilean Christians studying God's Word by video in their local church.