We say welcome everyone here in front of the Alfa Omega TV media center. Today we want to welcome you to a visit together with me to this building, actually not just the building, but the departments and the people who work here at Alfa Omega TV, people that you dont normally see, that work behind the scenes on the projects that Alfa Omega TV supports and promotes.
This building, Alfa Omega Media Center, was birthed not by our abilities, even though we sacrificed on our part, not through our strength, though we used our intellectual capacity, relational capacities, but it was done by the Spirit of the Lord. We believe this. Little by little, we saw how the hand of God intervened in raising up this building.
Its been 25 years since Alfa Omega TV began distributing programs to regional and local television stations. This one of the oldest projects and it started in 1994, even before the channel came into existence.
2016 in review
After 22 years of serving God in the Romanian Christian media, 2016 was a time of new beginnings for Alfa Omega media ministry: a new logo, the 10-year anniversary of TV broadcast, launching new TV shows and planning others for the next season, extending content distribution on more media channels. Alfa Omega is becoming a platform for promoting the Kingdom of God, an agent of unity for the Church, a pool of resources for evangelism & discipleship. A prophetic voice for the times we live in. We thank God for those who support us, they are part of God’s plan for Romania.
AFTER 20 YEARS...
After the founding of Alfa Omega TV, in 1994, for many years God asked us to do simple things: translating programs, selling video cassettes, providing Christian programs to local commercial television networks from Romania. We are still doing these activities, but on a different level. In 2000 we began producing our own TV programs, our flaghsip program The Way, the Truth and the Life was first broadcast live on a local station from Timișoara, and then distributed to other networks in various cities of Romania. God opened doors for sending programs to TV stations with national coverage and through satellite, and initiated new media pioneering projects.
Dear friends of Alfa Omega TV,
At the beginning of this new year, we realize that 2010 was the most special in the entire history of Alfa Omega TV ministry. It was the year with the greatest challenges, obstacles, but also the year of the largest impact.
The Christian media work of Alfa Omega TV was established in 1994, and has a broad interdenominational openness. From the beginning, it has had a positive impact among believers due to the distribution of programs and media resources with a moral Christian content.
2018 in review
Founded in 1994, Alfa Omega was born and continued in prayer and God’s favor. The original calling was to restore Christian values in a post-communist society. But, in time, other assignments were added: extending God’s Kingdom, discipling a nation, equipping the Church for the Second Coming and for greater impact in the Romanian society.
The new season we enter brings new challenges: the need for a multimedia approach as we create content, reaching specific age groups or social categories, blending classical TV with new media tools.
2015 - IN REVIEW
While serving God in Romania since 1994, we’ve entered the 10th year of 24/7 broadcast with our Alfa Omega TV satellite channel. Alongside the growing impact of traditional TV, in 2015 we pushed for the diversification of media channels making a joint impact on viewers. Most notably there were the digital media tools, followed by the printed Alfa Omega TV Magazine. We’ve also improved our ministry component, with live shows with prayer, counseling, follow-up materials and networking with churches. We are grateful to God and to all our partners for supporting us in 2015!
2013 in review
Looking back at 2013, we are thankful to God for helping us continue doing missions through media in our nation, during a difficult year. We were not alone in this - many viewers and international partners stood beside us in reaching Romanians from all over the world. Thank you for your support so far! Please continue to partner with us in the coming years.
In 2014, Alfa Omega TV celebrates 20 years of ministry and 8 years of TV broadcasting.
Watch a short story produced by CBN about Alfa Omega TV in August 2010.
Alfa Omega TV Brings Light to Europe
TIMISOARA, Romania -- Almost 21 years have passed since the fall of communism in Romania and the country continues to see a spiritual revival.
A growing hunger for Christ has helped one ministry expand from just seven tape machines into a 24-hour Christian television network.
Church bells and heavenly music often fill the air in the busy and historic square in Timisoara, Romania. However, during December of 1989 the countrys people revolted against the communist regime, crying, God exists, God exists!
Timisoara is considered by many to be the spiritual capital of the country, said Tudor Petan of Alfa Omega TV. Its a symbol of the revolution. Its a symbol of freedom.
That political and spiritual freedom is what allowed Petan to launch the Alfa Omega ministry in 1994, five years after the revolution and only one year after he became a Christian.
Myself, I grew up together with the ministry, he said. I came to the Lord 17 years ago and we jumped almost immediately into this media ministry.
The increasing ministry began small.
With VHS machines donated by he Christian Broadcasting Network, Petan began translating Christian programs and distributing them to secular stations in Romania.
Its not my idea, Petan said. I think it was Gods idea because even during the communist time, we find out later that generation after generation, they prayed for Christian media in Romania -- for a time that the Gospel would be in all homes, available.
In 1999, Alfa Omega began producing its own programs, including its own version of Christian World News. And in 2006, Alfa Omega launched the first Romanian Christian TV channel in eastern Europe.
Since that time, the stations viewership and reach have continued to grow.
Many people have to come to the Lord in Romania and we are crying for this, Petan said.
There is yet another milestone for Alfa Omega -- a new building in Timisoara with room to grow the ministry and to increase their faith that God will supply whats still needed.
New building for Alfa Omega Television, three story, sprawling space. Did you expect this when you started this all those years ago? CBN News asked Petan.
We pray a lot and God gives us confirmation and even visions and put in our heart that this building will be like a fire, a volcano, Petan replied.
It will bring life and lava also, and it will be light on this place long term, Petan added.
The new facility will bring a light in the countrys spiritual capital and the birthplace of its spiritual revolution.
**Originally published August 13, 2010.
2017 in review
In 2017, our context in Romania was complex, our society divided, with many protests against corruption and for integrity. The Romanian Church was largely silent, retreating behind its walls about vital topics, but it has tremendous potential. The number of evangelical believers in Romania equals that in 15 neighboring countries combined. But this spiritual giant is still asleep. We are called to be an active part in transforming Romania using multi-media. To motivate the Church to engage all areas of society, to live in integrity and authenticity. And to reach out ourselves with the Good News of the Kingdom, as we enter more Romanian homes than ever before.
2014 in review
Looking back at 2014, we are thankful for completing a transitional year. We already see 2015 as marking a new season of ministry, but many seeds were planted last year.
2014 brought unprecedented growth, yet we have also faced new challenges, as we navigate uncharted waters in media, technologically and spiritually. At the same time, we are positioned in an increasingly complex geopolitical context, affecting our region.
We are thankful to God for helping us continue doing ministry through media in S-E Europe, and to all our partners that stood beside us during 20 years of activity.
There are still millions of Romanians who need to be reached with the Gospel of Jesus Christ. In 2012, through Alfa Omega TV channels, new media tools and our publishing house, we continued to bring the Word of God to Romanians around the world.
In the summer of 2010, after 5 years of prayer, we moved into the new building: Alfa Omega Communications Center. The building is operational, but it still requires finishing work.
Reaching millions of Romanian hearts
Since its inception in 1994, Alfa Omega TV has been subtitling and producing Christian programs for secular TV distribution, and since 2006, is airing them on the Alfa Omega TV channel, reaching Romanians throughout the world.