Thursday, April 27, 2006
MAJOR DONATION GIVEN TO ORTHODOX CHRISTIAN NETWORK
For Immediate Release
For more information contact:
Chuck Powell, Director of Development
Ft. Lauderdale (April 10) – Fr. Christopher Metropulos, founder and director of Orthodox Christian Network, announced today that a major donation has been given to the SCOBA agency commissioned to use media to share the faith.
Mr. and Mrs. Tom Leon have donated $100,000 to OCN for the specific purpose of giving the media ministry of OCN the freedom to continue seeking the funding necessary to create a truly national media witness for Orthodox Christianity in this country.
Mr. Leon is a retired businessman from Rock Island, IL who moved to Florida with his wife a year and a half ago. When he heard about the efforts of OCN to use media to share the Orthodox faith, he became very interested in supporting this effort. At a recent meeting with OCN’s director of development Charles Powell, Leon said that OCN has the potential of being one of the most important ministry tools in the United States for our Orthodox faith. Though Leon is retired, he has become very involved in commercial real estate as an investor developer.
To help OCN realize this lofty goal, Tom and Wilma have donated $100,000 to give the ministry the funding necessary to pursue a capital campaign and other funding that will take the annual budget to the over two million dollars necessary to fund a national media outreach that is both effective and sustaining. While media is expensive, it is expensive because it is an effective communications tool. Orthodoxy has for too long been missing from the media voices of other religious organizations in the U.S. It will continue to take the combined efforts of the Orthodox jurisdictions in this country to remedy this reality and to use the ever growing technology of media to communicate the timeless message of Orthodoxy.
Come Receive The Light is the flagship radio program of Orthodox Christian Network (OCN) and is dedicated to creating a national, sustainable, and effective media outreach for the Orthodox Churches in the United States by producing and distributing media products that educate and edify others with the timeless beauty of Orthodox Christianity.
Visit us at www.receive.org.
Director of Development- Orthodox Christian Network
Come Receive The Light