Jerusalem Channel Co-founders Peter and Christine Darg first visited Israel in 1975. The nation was still recovering from the 1973 Yom Kippur War and was a very different atmosphere from the vibrant and dynamic country of today.
The following year, 1976, brought Israel to the world’s attention with the hijacking of a flight from Tel Aviv to Paris that ended up in Entebbe, Uganda. Israeli commandos, led by the brother of Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, made a dramatic rescue of the passengers on July 4th, the 200th anniversary of US independence. Christine, an award-winning newspaper journalist, was in Tel Aviv to interview some of the freed Israeli hostages.
Through many early experiences, the Dargs began to understand contemporary Israelis and their struggle to survive against a violent and hostile world. At the same time, London-born Peter Darg was completing his studies in the USA at a theological seminary to achieve a deeper comprehension of the Biblical side of Israel’s extraordinary history and how God had singled out the Jewish people to be a nation of priests and a light to the nations.
Additionally, the Lord of the Harvest has given Christine a burden for the entire region according to the prophecy of Isaiah 19: 25, “Egypt My People-Assyria the Work of My Hands-Israel My Inheritance.” For three decades she has been busy preparing the Lord’s Highway in prayer meetings for the soon-coming day when Jerusalem will be not only the capital of the Jewish state but the worship capital of the region and the world! The Jerusalem Channel is bringing the Light of the Lord to the nations beginning from Jerusalem, according to the Great Commission.
Christine’s earliest childhood memory was a visitation from Jesus during a life-threatening illness. His appearance in an open vision to heal her totally was not a Sunday school image of a Gentile Jesus, but a kingly man of semitic, Mideastern features. Growing up in America, Christine’s godly parents taught her deep roots in the Old Testament and an undeniable connection with the Jewish people.
The Dargs’ call to Israel was confirmed in 1978 when they were selected by the Christian Broadcasting Network (CBN) to open a news bureau for the TV ministry in Jerusalem.
Their work and raising a young family in Israel would be an opportunity to meet Jews, Arabs and Christians within the country and beyond with trips to worn-torn Beirut, Amman, Damascus, Cairo, Baghdad and the Gulf states. They spent five strategic years moving through Africa as part of the international team of Evangelist Reinhard Bonnke. But Jerusalem would always be the base for what became a principle of their burgeoning Exploits Ministry, to be the Lord’s witnesses first “in Jerusalem, then Judea and Samaria and to the ends of the earth.” (Acts 1:8). Today, Exploits Ministry reaches globally out of Jerusalem to all nations via Revelation TV and The Jerusalem Channel, with Gospel campaigns and Bible Workers Convocations in many nations as well as three annual prayer convocations in Israel.
“The people who know their God will be strong and carry out exploits.” (Daniel 11:32)
“You shall receive power to be witnesses from Jerusalem to the ends of earth” (Acts 1:8) to proclaim “saving health to all nations” (Ps 67: 2) with “the ministry of reconciliation” (2 Cor 5: 18).
Statement of Faith: The Apostles’ Creed
A few of Christine Darg’s favourite quotes:
“Who Dares Wins”– Motto of Special Air Service (SAS)
John Wesley: “Do all you can for as many people as you can as often as you possibly can.”
“Preach faith until you believe it, and then when you believe it, preach faith.”
William Carey: “Expect great things from God; attempt great things for God.”
Reinhard Bonnke: “An evangelist doesn’t wait for opportunities, but creates them!”