Family Broadcasting Corporation / pka Lesea, Inc.

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Family Broadcasting Corporation (formerly LeSEA Broadcasting Corporation) was started in 1957. Our vision is simple: bring people to Jesus every day. We are all unavoidably human and imperfect, but we are passionate about the eternal message of Christ's love.

Contact information

Mailing address:
Family Broadcasting Corporation
61300 S. Ironwood Rd
South Bend, IN 46614


Phone: (574) 291-8200

Email: [email protected]

Organization details

EIN: 351287226

CEO/President: Drew Sumrall


Board size: 0

Founder: Dr. Lester Sumrall

Ruling year: 1973

Tax deductible: Yes

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Member of ECFA: No

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We strive every day to reach the masses with this message. There is no greater gift than the words of Jesus-words that bring life, redemption, and reconciliation. We believe the work at hand is critically important, and that our time here is precious.

Our prayer is that when Christ returns, He finds faith on the Earth, and that we are counted as followers of Christ and faithful in our mission.

Mission statement

LeSEA Broadcasting exists to reach out to the lost across the globe and to provide families with a viewing alternative to secular television programs. We have a God-given calling to reach the untold billions yet untold, and empower believers to grow in their spiritual walk.

We take this mission very seriously as we partner with friends to reach across the globe with the Good News of Christ. Our multi-faceted ministry includes television and satellite broadcasting, international shortwave radio, Bible distribution, and the 24-hour World Harvest Prayerline.

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Sector: Radio/ TV Stations

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Lester Sumrall, with the help and support of his family, and many friends, founded LeSEA (Lester Sumrall Evangelistic Association) in 1957: A ministry which has subsequently given birth to well over one hundred books and study guides, eleven television stations, a satellite ministry, an FM radio station, three short-wave radio stations reaching over ninety percent of the world's population, and a bimonthly magazine. Perhaps the crowning glory of Lester Sumrall's work is his ongoing ministry to feed desperately poor families within the Body of Christ. Established in 1987, LeSEA Global Feed the Hungry has given millions of pounds in food and supplies valued at millions of dollars to countless believers around the globe.

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