The East Texas “Give Me the Bible” television program will celebrate its 25th year in telecasting Saturday during its annual conference in Palestine.
The weekly program airs on five East Texas and Central Texas television stations as well as nationally and internationally via gospel networks.
“The ‘Give Me the Bible’ program started in April 1989 and will start its 25th year of production this April,” said Dan Manuel, one of the regular panelists of ministers featured on the show. “Thousands of lives reportedly have been touched by this telecast and a large number have become Christians as a result of the combined efforts of those who support the program.”
The annual conference will be held from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday at Crockett Road Church of Christ on Palestine. The theme for the conference is “Let the Gospel Be Seen in 2014.” Speakers at the conference this year will be Dr. Jay Lockhart, of Whitehouse and Manuel.
East Texas churches who currently support the program are Crockett Road Church of Christ in Palestine and other churches of Christ in Alto, Athens, Bullard, Bald Prairie, Cushing, Frankston, Hallsville, Hemphill, Diana, Groveton, Grapeland, Jacksonville, Jefferson, Kilgore, Lufkin, LaPoynor, Lyles St. in Big Sandy, Mt. Enterprise, Mineola, New Summerfield, Overton, Ponta, Quitman, Shady Grove, University Church of Christ in Tyler, West Lake Shores church of Christ in Chandler, Southwest Church of Christ in Tyler. The telecast is under the oversight of the elders of Crockett Road Church of Christ in Palestine.
Regular panelists on the program are: Joe Hancock from the Hallsville Church of Christ, Dan Manuel from the Crockett Road Church of Christ in Palestine, Steve Neville from the Broad Street Church of Christ in Mineola, Neal Thurman from the University Church of Christ in Tyler, Chris Vidacovich from Chandler Street Church of Christ and Perry Cowan from Shady Grove Church of Christ, Paul Hillier from the Angelina Church of Christ in Lufkin, along with other guests panelists, who appear on the program at various intervals and the regular panelists rotate as host or moderator for the weekly telecast.