WHAT IS PCRM?
PCRM is an interdenominational ministry reaching out to the peoples of Pakistan and neighbouring countries through Bible-centered radio programs and Christian music.
In a 97% Muslim country with estimated literacy rate of only 25%, radio and social media are the only ways many of Pakistan’s 220 million can hear the Gospel.
Since local medium-wave transmission is a monopoly of the government, PCRM’s programs are transmitted on short-wave by FEBA Radio, a major Christian transmitting station and by local FM Station.
Audio Production of PCRM
PCRM produces hymns, psalms and songs in Urdu, Punjabi and Saraiki with music. The aims are to enrich the worship of the Church in Pakistan and to make the Gospel message available through music.
Dramatized Bible stories which include simple Bible teaching are also produced for use in evangelism and follow-up.
ITS RADIO MINISTRY
PCRM’s Radio programs are in four of Pakistan’s main languages, Urdu, Punjabi, Saraiki and Pashtu.
Urdu program “Light of the truth” is a 30-minutes daily magazine program produced jointly with FEBA Radio and “The way of the Life” are designed to build relationship with listeners by addressing their felt needs. We present features, from a Christian perspective, on a variety of subjects of general public interest, as well as music and interviews. Each year about 7000 letters, SMS and phone calls are received from its listeners, the vast majority of whom are Muslims.
The other Urdu program Light for the Way and Punjabi language program “Pure Pearls” are weekly program of Bible dramas and songs. It includes discussion to give Christian teaching on every day issues facing Pakistanis today.
The 15 minutes weekly Punjabi program ‘Pure Pearls’ presents Bible readings and teaching. It aims to reach not only Muslims, but also the needy Christian minority in Pakistan, most of which has Punjabi as its mother tongue.
Since 1992 PCRM has been producing four weekly Saraiki programs to reach the 15-20 million people in this language group. Listeners are excited to hear their mother tongue on radio.
A 15 minutes Pashtu language program “Taza Galono” is produced for Pushtun in northern areas. This program is very popular and liked by the listeners.
ITS MUSIC MINISTRY
PCRM produces music hymns, psalms and songs in Urdu, Punjabi and Saraiki languages. The aims are to enrich the worship of the Church in Pakistan and to make the Gospel message available through music.
PCRM also produces dramatized Bible stories which include simple Bible teaching for use in evangelism and follow-up.
ITS STAFF AND FACILITIES
PCRM is housed in a spacious, modern fully-equipped building containing 2 control rooms, 3 studios, a workshop, offices and a library.
Most of the staff of nine work in program production; others handle office work, maintain studio equipment, follow up replying listeners’ letters, SMS and phone calls. Much of the script writing and voicing is contracted out, giving staff close contact with the local community.
PCRM co-operates closely with other studios and media ministries and local churches, both in production and in follow-up. Training workshops are held and on-the-job training is provided with the aim of training production staff and young men and women from the local Christian community in writing and producing.
Each year about 12,000 responses are received from Pakistani listeners. Staff are trained to answer each response personally. Further contact is promoted by making available Christian literature, our CDs and by inviting listeners to study further through the Bible courses of Pakistan Bible Correspondence School.
HOW YOU CAN HELP
Please pray for PCRM, its staff and its listeners as it seeks to bring Christ’s message of love and salvation to many who have never heard.
PCRM depends almost entirely on contributions from concerned individuals and Churches. If you can help with regular or one-time donations, small or large, or if you would like to receive our quarterly newsletter, please use the address below.