Wilson Chipangura, Guest Reporter
Bulawayo-based church Divine Kingdom Baptist Ministries fronted by Pastor Ian Ndlovu has officially launched its much anticipated internet television station.
Pastor Ian Ndlovu made the announcement during a Divine Kingdom Baptist Ministries live service on their well subscribed YouTube platform.
“Briefly before we discharge this service, as a ministry we have been planning to launch an internet television network and by the grace of God four or five days ago we launched an internet TV channel,” said Pastor Ndlovu.
“It’s a very expensive exercise, especially subscribing to a web hosting company because it costs thousands of dollars to have your content hosted by a web hosting company and being streamed by a streaming service.
“The launching of the has two parts. We did it in two parts, first of all we subscribed to a web hosting company which I have already pointed out that it’s a thousands of dollars act,” he said.
The launched DKTV is still being loaded with content according to the information and viewers maybe be subjected to repetition of content for some few days.
“Our website is DivineKingdom.TV, we are still populating the content on that website, so if you see certain programmes repeating don’t be offended.
“Very soon our ministers, our powerful apostles, prophets, evangelists, pastors and teachers will be bringing to you messages which will encourage you from the comfort of your offices or your homes, so that your spiritual lives can grow in Christ.”
Pastor Ndlovu said Divine Kingdom Baptist Ministries is still organising equipment to necessitate the efficient broadcasting of programmes.
He also thanked various ministry partners who heeded to the call by the ministry some time ago and donated different things to make this dream a reality.
The popular preacher with a follower base across Africa, Asia, Europe, America and Australia said the reason for the setting up of an internet station was more to do with preaching the gospel without any hindrance especially from YouTube.
The streaming platform has crafted some strange guidelines and rules to protect a certain community which has made it tough for the preaching of any gospel that is based on the truth.
Various channels for different denominations, pressure groups across the world have had their content removed or channels permanently suspended on the pretext of ‘violations’ by the service.
Internet television offers broadcasters full control to their content and Divine Kingdom Baptist Ministries (DKBM) has taken that route to peace.