devoted to his family, his viewers who are his extended family, his community and the Commonwealth.
Virginia Beach, VA (PRWEB) March 19, 2010
The Virginia legislature has passed a resolution commemorating the 80th birthday of Pat Robertson, which takes place on Monday, March 22.
House Joint Resolution No. 429 lauds Dr. Robertson as “a compelling and compassionate spiritual leader” who is “devoted to his family, his viewers who are his extended family, his community and the Commonwealth.”
The resolution further celebrates Dr. Robertson’s founding of many influential organizations that have had a worldwide impact, such as the Christian Broadcasting Network (CBN), Regent University, the American Center for Law and Justice, Operation Blessing International, International Family Channel, and the Christian Coalition.
Founded by Dr. Robertson in 1960 and celebrating 50 years of ministry this year, the Christian Broadcasting Network is one of the world’s largest Christian organizations encompassing television broadcasting, humanitarian relief, prayer counseling and education. Its flagship program in the USA, The 700 Club airs weekdays before a live studio audience from CBN’s broadcast facilities in Virginia Beach, Virginia and is one of the longest-running programs in broadcast television history. Hosted by Pat Robertson, Terry Meeuwsen, Gordon Robertson, and Kristi Watts with news anchor Lee Webb, The 700 Club is a mix of news and commentary, interviews, feature stories, and Christian ministry. Seen in 96 percent of television households across the United States, the program airs on 117 full power broadcast affiliates plus ABC Family Channel, FamilyNet, Trinity Broadcasting Network, and numerous U.S. television stations and is seen daily by approximately one million viewers.
CBN also reaches international audiences, producing additional television programming by cable, broadcast and satellite television in 200 countries and produced in 80 languages. Using local, indigenous people, CBN produces local programming that is relevant and culturally sensitive in each country. Some of CBN’s largest audiences can be found in China, Indonesia and India. In 2009 CBN produced over 4,000 shows for overseas audiences.
A committed humanitarian, Dr. Robertson founded Operation Blessing International (OBI) in 1978. OBI is currently the 7th largest international charity and is dedicated to alleviating human need and suffering in 22 countries on a daily basis. To date, Operation Blessing International has touched the lives of more than 215 million people in more than 105 countries and 50 states, providing goods and services valued at over $2.1 billion.
A copy of House Joint Resolution No. 429 will be presented to Dr. Robertson as an expression of the legislature’s “gratitude for his steadfast service to his fellow citizens and best wishes for a joyful birthday celebration.”