It\’s being billed as â€œthe only African American founded national Christian television network; it\’s called The Impact Network.
Bishop Wayne T. Jackson, is its founder and president, Bishop I.V. Hilliard is also a major stakeholder; other principles include Apostle Stanley Williams, senior pastor of Fire of the Word Faith Center in Jacksonville, FL.
According to Jackson, the Impact Network will consist of spiritual, social, political, and community oriented programming. Currently, the network broadcasts on Comcast channel 397 and on channel 40 (formerly WLPC, channel 26) on regular TV in Detroit, but will launch nationally on the DISH Network this week.
Impact Network wants to build out and have positive programs and productions, â€œWe will include everything from health education all the way to spiritual and general education,â€ said Impact\’s General Manager, Terry Arnold.
According to Jackson, the type of programming varies, and includes talk/reality shows, music videos, news, family programming, films, cooking shows, spiritual programming, comedy and community development.
One of the first shows announced is â€œGood News with Greg Davisâ€ which will air Monday through Saturday at 5:00 pm EST. the show will include a variety of news, talk, empowerment and more. Davis formerly was host of â€œRejoice in the Wordâ€ but resigned from that show a few weeks ago. Segments of Davis\’ new show will be taped at various conventions and conferences and studios.
â€œImpact Network is a spiritually-based, family-oriented network that will help better the lives of our citizens through our programming,â€ Jackson stated.