New Headquarters for The Christian Channel and World Impact Ministries

For immediate release July 2, 2009

ST CATHARINES, ON – World Impact Ministries (WIM) took over The Christian Channel (TCC) in the beginning of June; one month later the channel has moved its headquarters from Toronto to downtown St. Catharines. Renovations are almost finished at “St. Paul Place” building, previously known as the Royal Bank building.

The headquarters location is not the only change the new owner is initiating; TCC will be re-branded “Grace TV” by the end of the summer. 24-hour digital channel is already aired nationally, and it covers more than 30 % of Canadian households. Locally it is seen on Cogeco, channel 186 and Starchoice, channel 399. The channel launched a new prime time flagship program “Encounter” under the new ownership, and according viewers’ response this Monday to Friday variety show has hit the target, with more programming to come.

Peter Youngren, President and CEO of TCC, says: “Years ago, Christian television legends like Billy Graham and Katharine Kuhlman started the Gospel based TV programming across North America. TCC wants to continue in this path, providing programming that presents Christ in a relevant way to people, regardless of religious background. We are very pleased that the ‘Billy Graham Classics’ is part of our schedule, side by side with recent cutting edge productions.”

The new TCC and WIM headquarters, located at 89-91 St. Paul Street, St. Catharines – at the corner of Queen and St. Paul Streets, features a street-front TV studio, which creates positive buzz and interesting dynamic to the telecasts, as well as to the downtown area.

New contact info for TCC/Grace Television Network:

Phone:  905.346.4828

Call Center:  1.877.97.GRACE

Email: info@gracetelevision.net

Mailing address: PO Box 932, St. Catharines, ON, L2R 6Z4

Physical address: 89-91 St. Paul Street, St. Catharines, ON, L2R 3M3

New contact info for WIM:

Phone:  905.346.4828

Call Center:  1.877.97.GRACE

Email: info@peteryoungren.org

Mailing address: PO Box 968, St. Catharines, ON, L2R 6Z4

Physical address: 89-91 St. Paul Street, St. Catharines, ON, L2R 3M3

WIM http://www.peteryoungren.org has established itself as one of Canada’s premier religious ambassadors of peace, love and harmony in Canada and around the globe since 1976. Adopting an approach of friendship and non-discrimination in an age of increasing religious intolerance and unrest, Peter Youngren and WIM have forged a path of reconciliation and harmony. WIM will continue to promote a bridge building approach through TCC productions and original programming, and establish TCC as an oasis of hope and faith for all Canadians.

For more information on TCC, please visit http://www.christianchannel.ca.

Media Contact:

Taina Kuusiluoma, WIM

Phone: 905.346.4828

Email: tainak@gracetelevision.net