About Us - LIFT Ministries formerly TBN Canada
Our Mission & Vision
Our stated goal since our incorporation in 1990 has been to bring the Gospel to every home in Canada.
In February 2015, it was with pleasure and anticipation of breakthrough to every home in Canada and beyond, that TBN and TBN Canada jointly announced the launch of Canada’s new media ministry, LIFT Ministries. With your help, prayers and financial support, TBN will be in every home in Canada on a new basic television station called LIFT TV bringing you the message of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Son of God.
LIFT Ministries, is a Canadian charity with the mandate to bring the gospel to Canada and to the world. We hope to do that not only through television but through a variety of social media. We believe God will use our Board Members, our staff and volunteers, our Partners and many new supporters to accomplish that goal and vision and we believe God's timing for that vision is now. LIFT TV will include TBN-produced programs, LIFT-produced programs and programs from other ministries.
Statement of Faith
- God is the Creator of the universe. He exists as one God in 3 persons: Father, Son and Holy Spirit.
- When man sinned, our Father God had a plan to redeem us. He loved us so much, he gave his only son, Jesus Christ, born of a virgin, to die for our sins. Jesus willingly took our sin on himself, was crucified unto death, was resurrected on the third day and today sits at God’s right hand.
- Anyone seeking salvation need only repent and ask Jesus to become Lord of their life. By receiving Him as Saviour and Lord, man is redeemed by His Blood. The Holy Spirit will come to dwell within him enabling him to live a righteous and godly life.
- The Bible is God’s Inspired, Infallible and Eternal Word and the literal interpretation of the Bible is our source of our Christian doctrine and beliefs. In the Bible, Jesus commanded His Church to go to the ends of the earth and preach the Gospel.
- The Church is made up of all those who believe in Christ, have accepted Him as their Saviour and with the indwelling of the Holy Spirit are attempting to live according to His Word.
- Once we have gone to the ends of the earth, Christ will return for his Church and all those who have believed will return to heaven with Him and will dwell in the House of the Lord forever.
LIFT Ministries - LIFT - Love Is Forever True - Psalms 40:2-3 NIV
"He lifted me out of the slimy pit, out of the mud and mire; he set my feet on a rock and gave me a firm place to stand. He put a new song in my mouth, a hymn of praise to our God. Many will see and fear and put their trust in the Lord."
- Lift Ministries is dedicated to obeying our Lord Jesus Christ’s command to go to all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father, Son and Holy Spirit.
- LIFT Ministries will work to fulfill its mission by engaging in a variety of forms of Christian broadcasting which may include television, cable, satellite, radio, Internet, print and or film.
- Through cooperation with other Christian broadcasters, LIFT Ministries support Christian television both in Canada and around the world so that every person on earth will have the opportunity to hear the gospel of Jesus Christ before His return.
History of TBN Canada and LIFT Ministries
TBN began broadcasting in Canada in 1986 and TBN Canada was incorporated as a Charitable Organization in 1990. Many people in Canada continued to receive TBN on their large satellite dishes before they were declared illegal in Canada in 2002. As well, several small cable companies continued to show TBN to their subscribers but were soon informed that they were breaking the law by carrying the signal. The change in signal from Analogue to HD was responsible for most TBN viewers losing their reception.
Throughout, the TBN Canada Board has attempted to bring TBN and the gospel to Canadians, to Christians and to non-Christians alike. In December 2014, TBN recommended that the best way for us to accomplish this, would be as an independent Canadian station. TBN would provide us with as many TBN-produced programs as we wished to have at no cost but this would be done as a new independent, Canadian-owned and operated station, retaining affiliate status with TBN.
The name, LIFT Ministries has been officially accepted through Corporations Canada and we are trademarking the name. Our next step is determining how to obtain the right station and the right licence to reach every home in Canada.
Recently, TBN has been making a resurgence in Canada through many options: live streaming through Internet at www.tbn.org; Free and Legal Free To Air satellite dishes - FTA dishes are legally sold in Canada through Glorystar.tv ; free downloadable APPS for iTBN permit mobile viewing on ipads, smart phones and androids and the Roku box (available from Walmart, Staples, & Amazon.ca) can now sit on your TV and pick up the wireless signal from your computer.
The new family-friendly TBN coming into Canada has far more variety than previously, with 24 hour programs especially designed for children (Smile of a Child) and for youth (JUCE) as well as TBN and Church channels. TBN has won awards in the US for these programs. For those wishing to view TBN in Spanish, Russian, Italian, Farsi, Persian, you can use all the above means to continue to access TBN.