Coral Ridge Ministries becomes Truth in Action Ministries in July 2011, a transition implemented to aid the outreach as it seeks to advance biblical truth and equip believers to make a difference in their local communities.
The new name, determined after more than a year of prayer, planning, consulting with outside organizations, and talking with ministry friends and supporters, was approved in 2010 by the Board of Coral Ridge Ministries.
The new ministry name is “a means to reach more people and have a bigger impact on the culture by not just educating people on social issues and biblical worldview, but motivating and activating them to make a difference for the Kingdom,” said Hector Padron, Executive Vice President of Truth in Action Ministries.
The new ministry name reaffirms the organization’s existing mission to “introduce people to Christ, nurture and encourage Christians, and reform cultures.”
“We will continue to fulfill Dr. Kennedy’s vision of presenting biblical truth in love and without compromise through the media,” said Padron.
As part of the transition, The Coral Ridge Hour is now Truth that Transforms with Dr. D. James Kennedy, a change effective with the program airing July 3. In addition, the radio program is being changed from Truths that Transform to Truth That Transforms to align with the television program. The name of Cross Examine, a weekly television program launched in 2010 and co-hosted by Dr. Del Tackett, will not change.
The newly renamed TV program, Truth That Transforms with Dr. D. James Kennedy, will continue to present pulpit messages from Dr. Kennedy and insightful features on current moral and social concerns. Viewers will be treated to a fresh, more visually engaging opening to the program, which will continue to be hosted by Dr. Jerry Newcombe.
“Having had the privilege of co-authoring 14 books with Dr. Kennedy, I am thrilled to be part of bringing his biblical and remarkably relevant messages to viewers nationwide each week,” said Dr. Newcombe. “America is desperately in need of moral guidance from God’s Word—and God’s awesome solution to the dilemma of our sin in the life, death, and resurrection of Jesus Christ.”
Executive Vice President Hector Padron added that “Truth in Action Ministries will bring the truth of God’s Word to today’s generation in relevant and practical ways. It is our prayer and belief that God will do a great work through Truth in Action as we seek to transform our culture for Christ.”