Each week over 20,000 people tune in to First-Plymouth Church on television, radio and web.
FOX NE KFXL
Cable Channel 18
KPTM Fox 42
Time Warner Cable
Time Warner Cable
Time Warner Cable
|KFOR 1240 AM. Listen to this service live, streamed on Sunday mornings, 9:00AM, CT.|
Visit our Vimeo Channel to view archived Sermons anytime!
HistoryFirst-Plymouth Church started broadcasting its worship service on KFOR radio in Lincoln over 60 years ago.
In 1986 First-Plymouth decided to expand its media outreach to include television. It was Sr. Minister Emeritus, Otis Young’s vision to provide an alternative message to the wider community.
Otis employed full-time media director Tammy Alvis and who over saw the construction of a new production control room and installation of special television lighting for the church. Four cameras were purchased; two of them were remote control cameras so they were unobtrusive.
In 2005 the original video equipment was replaced with five new cameras, four of which were remote control.
Since First-Plymouth started to reach out to the public through its media ministry, thousands of people have written to tell how the ministry has touched their lives. The media ministry has had a tremendous impact on those who are unable to attend church for whatever reason. Some viewers are shut in, elderly, ill or are afraid to attend church. Others are looking for new ways of understanding the Christian faith.
The TV ProgramEach week an edited version of the worship service titled "Reach Out and Live" is broadcast on three commercial television stations.
Viewers in Omaha, Lincoln, Fremont, Council Bluffs, Iowa can watch "Reach Out and Live" each Sunday morning at 9:30 AM on KPTM Fox 42, out of Omaha. In Lincoln, that’s channel 9 on Time Warner Cable.
In Lincoln, central Nebraska and northern Kansas "Reach Out and Live" can be seen at 8:00 AM on KTVG-KSNB Fox 4 and 17 in Grand Island and Hastings. In Lincoln that’s Channel 4 on cable.
Viewers in North Platte can tune in at 9:00 a.m. on KNOP-TV Channel 2.
Every Christmas Eve the church's "Festival of Lessons and Carols" is broadcast on FOX 42 at midnight. The program features the Plymouth Choir and Plymouth Brass.
The Radio BroadcastNew 42" LCD monitor to view 5 cameras and other video sources in the control room Each week people in Lincoln can tune into KFOR 1240AM Radio on Sunday at 9:00 a.m. for a live (not edited) broadcast of the worship service. Also people from around the world can listen to the live streaming audio via KFOR’s website http://www.kfor1240.com/ on Sundays at 9:00 a.m. Central Time.
The Web and More . . .Besides the radio and television ministry, the media ministry has expanded to include the creation of this web page. Through the web people can access copies of the sermons, listen or view the sermons, read our newsletters, donate on-line and learn more about our church.
The people behind the scenesEach week a team of volunteers, led by Emmy award winning Producer/Director Tammy Alvis videotapes the Sunday worship service. Tammy has been the full-time Media Director at First-Plymouth Church since the inception of the ministry in 1987.
During the week she videotapes an introduction to the program with the Rev. Dr. Jim Keck. Then the one hour worship service is edited down to 28 minutes and 26 seconds and aired the following week.
Mike Keating posts the podcasts each week, developed this web site, operates the cameras and is the fill-in director. Lou Hurst developed our first website. He is a camera operator and fix it guy and performs the technical set-up. Audio operators are Dan Peters, Brad Hartman, and Mike McNeil.
Camera operators: Vicky Lee (who supplies fresh homemade muffins and gourmet coffee to the crew each week), Chase Hartman, and Barb Peterson, Bob Meier, Martin Meister and Rene’ Meister.
Transcriptions: Amy Hurst transcribes the sermon to provide a printed version.
Without these great folks you wouldn’t be able to watch the worship service on TV!
|Tammy Alvis looking on as Media volunteers (from left) Hunter Hendricks, Martin Meister, Lou Hurst, & Mike Keating assist in recording.|
|First-Plymouth Church broadcasts weekly on several commercial stations. |
|Engineer Scott Guthrie shading cameras at the engineering station.|
|Media volunteer Lou Hurst operating camera 2 in the balcony of First-Plymouth Church.|