The Tide® Gospel Radio Ministry Saves a Nigerian Man’s Life

Listener Shares How the Gospel Kept Him from Taking His Own Life

May 24, 2021

CHAMBERSBURG, Pa.—With a goal of spreading Christ’s hope and wisdom worldwide to people of all walks of life, The Tide® ( ministry reaches out to both encourage those who have already placed their faith in Christ and to share His love with those who are far from Him. The Tide ministry is recording and broadcasting the Gospel message in 30 local languages on three continents, including 11 languages across Nigeria. Thanks to these broadcasts, thousands can hear the Gospel’s life-altering message on-air.

In partnership with native missionaries, The Tide ministry has been instrumental in bringing many into relationship with Jesus Christ. Listeners may hear truth in their search of a deeper union with God, and, as they grow in understanding through the teachings of The Tide ministry pastors, come to know Christ. Despite the continuing effects of the COVID-19 pandemic in Nigeria and attacks against Christians by groups like Boko Haram, listeners find joy and peace through The Tide broadcasts.

One listener shared how The Tide programming actually saved his life.

“Thank God I didn’t turn off the radio,” the listener said in a note to The Tide. “I wanted to

commit suicide. After setting everything up, while writing the note I wanted to keep for my

wife, I overheard [The Tide] message from my neighbor’s radio. I listened careful on the topic

‘It Is Not Over.’ The message changed my mind.”

Thanks to the work of The Tide ministry, Nigerians can hear the Gospel in 11 different regions and languages. Hearing the truth is providing listeners with courage to continue and an eternal hope found only in Christ.

“Listening to this radio program last month, the preacher read John 5:28-29 which talks about resurrection,” another listener shared. “I lost my husband last night. I know I will see him again.”

Such testimonials cause The Tide Director Don Shenk to reflect on the profound impact The Tide ministry’s programming has on listeners’ lives.

“It is edifying to hear from listeners who are touched by the content of the programs, from Christians as well as those who are not yet Christian but are open to hearing the Gospel message,” said Shenk.

The Tide ministry is celebrating their 75th anniversary of recording and broadcasting Gospel programming. Millions of people in multiple regions on three continents can hear Gospel content recorded in 30 heart languages, including those in Afghanistan, Albania, Bhutan, India, Kosovo, Mozambique, Nepal, Nigeria, Pakistan, Thailand and Zimbabwe. With more than 7,000 languages spoken worldwide and more than 2,000 people groups yet unreached with the Good News of Jesus, the opportunities are tremendous.

For more information about The Tide broadcast projects, history, radio programs around the world, special yearlong campaigns, the weekly Global Update radio features or other news, visit its website at or its Facebook page. Read more about The Tide ministry and Director Don Shenk here.


To schedule interviews with Don Shenk, director of The Tide global radio ministry, contact, Marjorie Pratt, 610.584.1096, ext. 107, or Deborah Hamilton, ext. 102.