American Pastors Network Looks Back at Media Impact and Growth Over Past Five Years
APN Reaching Millions of Listeners and Viewers with ‘Stand in the Gap for Truth’ Message
(EDITOR’S NOTE: A multi-part series looking back at the impact of the American Pastors Network over the past five years.)
PHILADELPHIA—Throughout November, the American Pastors Network (APN) will reflect on the past five years, on God’s provision and all the blessings bestowed upon the ministry since its inception in 2013.
With the anniversary approaching, APN President Sam Rohrer said APN leaders were called and moved to form a ministry that would serve as a nationwide network of biblically faithful pastors and their church members whose objective would be to build a permanent infrastructure of like-minded Christians who would:
- affirm the authority of Scripture
- take seriously Jesus’ command to be the “salt and light” to the culture
- encourage informed Christian thinking about contemporary social issues
- examine public policy issues without politicizing their pulpits
- engage their congregations in taking part in the political process on a non-partisan basis
“We’ve stayed true to that mission, and God’s blessings have been miraculous,” Rohrer said. “So much has been done with so little. There have been no single deep pockets, no large benefactor and certainly no government funding. Yet God has done great things in five years.”
Specifically, APN has made incredible strides in media, through both radio and television.
Over five years, APN has started and maintained three national radio programs—“Stand in the Gap Today,” “Stand in the Gap Minute” and “Stand in the Gap Weekend”—airing on over 1,200 radio stations nationwide at different times of day and reaching millions each week. These very popular and well-received programs consider the most important concerns facing the world from a biblical and constitutional perspective.
Then, this past April, APN began a new weekly television program, which considers transcending cultural issues, seemingly difficult to navigate, from a biblical worldview perspective. “Stand in the Gap TV” first aired on WBPH in Philadelphia and has expanded to VCY-TV in the Milwaukee market and the national Upliftv network. Rohrer and co-host and millennial pastor Isaac Crockett routinely welcome expert guests to lend insight into topics such as: gun control, immigration, opioid addiction, race relations, Israel, Islam, marriage, voting and more.
“While bringing clarity to cultural confusion and making sense of the nonsense around us, ‘Stand in the Gap TV’ focuses on root problems and applies biblical principles so God’s people can know the truth,” Rohrer said. “And, praise God, more than 27 million households have access to this program—in fewer than six months!”
Both listeners and viewers regularly provide feedback that confirms APN’s mission to help Christians “stand in the gap for truth.” One radio listener remarked, “I can trust what they say. It is where we get our highlight news of the day. It is where I go to help me know how to think biblically about the issues of the day.”
Another commented on the overall impact of APN, stating, “I applaud your leadership of the American Pastors Network. In an age when far too many pastors are becoming ambassadors from the World to the Church, rather than ambassadors from Christ’s Church to the World, a resource such as the APN is critically needed. John Wesley’s wise observation that, ‘In all cases, the Church is to be judged by the Scripture, not the Scripture by the Church’ is often forgotten.”
View the media page for APN here, which also details information about “Stand in the Gap.” For more information on APN, visit www.AmericanPastorsNetwork.net, its Facebook page or follow APN’s Twitter feed, @AmericanPastors. To form a state chapter of APN, contact firstname.lastname@example.org.