The Great Commission Transmission Network (GCTNetwork, GCTN) is a network of Christian videos, audio podcasts and Internet radio programs.
Our mission is to use the Social Web for Jesus by equipping, armoring and encouraging the church of today by way of audio and video programs – available to hundreds of millions of Internet users and devices all around the world. In short: we are traveling the Internet highways and byways to fulfill the Great Commission.
“Therefore, go and make disciples of all the nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and the Son and the Holy Spirit.”
Matthew 28:19 [NLT]
Ministry for the Internet Generation
Audio and video for building-up and equipping the digital generation to fulfill the Great Commission of Jesus Christ.
When Jesus said to go into all the world he didn’t specify how to go. At the Great Commission Transmission Network we produce audio and video broadcasts, which provide Christians useful tools for planting the seed of the Gospel with those closest to them, and deliver it all free via the Internet.
The Internet and Roman Roads
“There is hardly a district to which we might expect a Roman official to be sent, on service either civil or military, where we do not find roads.” – Itinerary of Antoninus during the tenure of Augustus
The Roman roads were the veins and arteries of the empire. They stretched to nearly every Roman outpost. In fact, they were built with such precision that many are in existence – and used – to this day.
Roman roads served to transport armies to most points of the empire with all speed. They provided safe, convenient travel for officials and civilians. These roads offered a direct means of communication and made trade and commerce cheaper, more efficient, and ubiquitous.
Just like the Internet.
Think email, Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Amazon, ebay, Skype, FaceTime, YouTube, Netflix, iTunes, Pandora, breaking news, and more. The Internet is the Roman roads of our day.
“So we ourselves should support them so that we can be their partners as they teach the truth” – 3 John 1:8
From the start Christians have used any means available to fulfill the Great Commission: Roman roads, boat, train, automobile, airplane, radio, television, and now the Internet.
Faithful Gaius and the Traveling Teachers
“It was for the sake of the Name that they went out, receiving no help from the pagans.” – 3 John 1:7
At the Great Commission Transmission Network we are traveling the Internet highways and byways for the sake of the Name (Jesus).
We appeal to the third epistle of John in asking you to become coworkers in cooperation with GCTN by offering your monetary support for the daily operation and costs associated with expanding this digital media ministry. It will help us to live, grow, thrive, and reach ever more of those 3.17 billion Internet users.
The Internet fields are ripe for harvest!
Michael T Hansen is a Digital Missionary and the founder of the Great Commission Transmission Network. He has over 9 years of podcasting and Internet broadcasting experience. After producing and hosting over 500 podcast episodes on a variety of subjects Michael is now focusing his time and talent in digital new media toward fulfilling the Great Commission as given in Matthew 28:19, 20. Thus GCTN was created. He is a follower of Jesus Christ, musician, recording engineer, husband, father of 4, homeschooling dad, Bible student, mouseketeer, and geek. He holds firm to the truth that Captain Kirk is superior to Captain Picard in the same way that Elvis is superior to The Beatles.
Brenden Taylor is an all-out performer in the Middle Tennessee area. He recently graduated from MTSU with a B.S. in Theatre and can usually be seen performing at Fly Arts Center or with the South of Broadway Players in his hometown of Shelbyville, TN. When he isn’t acting, he frequents the singer/songwriter and karaoke circuit at Mel’s Diner, right across the street from the Fly. He is also a freelance storyteller who spins yarns with the BoroTellers in Murfreesboro. And he supports this crazy and adventurous life by hosting at Legends Steakhouse. Ultimately, he strives to serve as a signpost that points people back to the God that created him and saved him from himself, and he feels that the best way to accomplish that is obey the blessed command: love one another.
Jeremiah Orr was born on a Sunday morning, so he has missed only one worship service. Born a pastor’s kid, Jeremiah has grown up in and around the American Christian Culture. Although he walked an isle at 10 years old to “pray a prayer and be baptized,” he truly did not surrender to the Lord Jesus until he was 20 years old. Jeremiah felt a calling to minister to youth shortly after he surrendered. A graduate of the University of Nevada Reno, Jeremiah is currently ministering in Savoy, Texas along with his wife of 6 years, Christina. When he isn’t reading or watching the Ninja Turtles, he is playing with his two dogs, Buddy and Emma, or his cat, Mr. Walter Wayne Smitty. He loves Jesus, teaching students about Jesus, and comics.
David Gaddy was born and raised in a conservative Christian home and congregation. He committed himself to Christ and was baptized at age 14. He has been an active preacher in his church for the past 30 years and has served as a deacon for the past few years as well. He is a software engineer and a graphic designer by trade with a degree in Computer Science from the University of Texas at Dallas. On occasion, he write books mostly with a focus on Christian apologetics, Christian living, history, and science. He is a husband, father, and grandfather who never ceases to be excited about the Bible. He no longer serves God to earn favor or reward, instead he serves God because He is king.