It’s official. Baptist Children’s Homes is joining the exciting “podcast world” that produces more than 700,000 shows for listeners across the globe. On-demand internet radio covers tens of thousands of topics and listeners are demanding more. Coming this summer, BCH president/CEO Michael C. Blackwell will be hosting “It’s a family matter.”
Blackwell returns to his broadcast roots. As a teenager, he made history becoming one of the youngest rock ‘n roll deejays in America. Right out of college, he and a group of young men took Charlotte by storm birthing the highly successful BIG WAYS Radio. Noted for his smooth baritone voice, Blackwell captivates audiences wherever he speaks traveling hundreds of miles a year and speaking to thousands.
During each episode of “It’s a family matter.” Blackwell will interview personalities on the leading edge of relationship issues involving parenting and family.
What better person and what better ministry to facilitate a conversation on family. Listeners looking for guidance or just great topics on family will be encouraged and inspired.
“The expertise of all those serving at BCH is vast,” Blackwell says. “Each episode will also tap into years of experiences to inform listeners of the best practices for raising families and strengthening relationships.”
Each episode will feature an additional two to three mini-casts highlighting staff members who daily see family dynamics up close as they serve children and families.
Musician William Johnson composed the podcast’s theme music and sound editor Kenny Conyers has joined the project. A state-of-the-art sound studio is being created on the Mills Home campus in Thomasville.
“I’m excited about this new venture in ministry,” Blackwell says. “And who knows, we might even have a bit of fun.”
Article by Jim Edminson, Charity & Children Editor