History of the SDG Multi-Media Ministry
The SDG Media Ministry had its humble beginning in 1991 with a 30-minute radio broadcast aired over the radio station DXFE, the AM station of the Far East Broadcasting Company (FEBC) in Davao City. The name of the radio program then was Bread For You with the Bread of Life – Davao being the programmer. The name was changed to Shepherd’s Voice when Bread of Life – Davao became Soli Deo Gloria Christian Ministries in July 1996.
Its history is an amazing story of blessing and expansion by the Lord. The positive feedback from its listeners led the radio staff to expand the radio mission work in Mindanao, extending up to the Visayas and Luzon. In partnership with the FEBC, the Shepherd’s Voice program covered the air lanes of Davao, Cotabato, Surigao, and Zamboanga in Mindanao. Its coverage in the Visayas included Bacolod City and Bohol; and in Luzon – Metro Manila, Bulacan, Cavite, Laguna, Zambales, and the Bicol region.
The fast growing advancements in the Information and Communications Technology (ICT) necessitated an expansion of the broadcast medium to other forms of communication- sermon manuscripts, audio disks, and the website, to disseminate the gospel message more effectively and globally.
Through the years the recorded pulpit messages of Pastor Jurem U. Ramos, Senior Pastor of Soli Deo Gloria Church originally produced in cassette tapes for the radio audience underwent constant updating and up-grading to cater to the needs of the listeners and viewers.
What started off as a single, half-hour, week-end radio program aired locally became what is now the full-pledged Multi-Media Ministry doing several affiliated services including counseling and conducting of seminars.
The rapid advance in communication technology made it possible to reach out to as many audiences as possible even with the limited resources available.
This 2011, the new name of the radio program is Shepherd’s Call. It recently added radio coverage in two FM stations, one in Davao City, and another in Kidapawan City with The Edge Radio of the United Christian Broadcasters (UCB) while maintaining prime-time programs over the FEBC network in DZAS - Karuhatan, DyVS Bacolod, and DXKI Koronadal.
All these can only be attributed to the immeasurable grace of God… this is HIStory… Soli Deo Gloria indeed!
"Not to us, O Lord, not to us, but to your name give glory, for the sake of your steadfast love and your faithfulness!" Psalm 115:1
By God’s grace, the Soli Deo Gloria Multimedia Ministry launches two projects long prayed for and labored on — the Shepherd’s Call website and the video coverage.
We have launched the new website for Shepherd’s Call — www.sdgshepherdscall.org. Here, you can listen to the current and archived messages online, download them, read the manuscript, learn more about Shepherd’s Call and the SDGMM, send testimonials, and find ways to support the ministry, as the Spirit leads them to.
Furthermore, with the launch of the second project, it would not be long, God-willing, before SDGMM could be able to upload, distribute, and broadcast messages from the pulpit in the video format.
Please continue to pray for God’s hand to guide and bless this ministry.