Tuesday, November 28, 2006

Jesus and the Journalist

Nothing good comes out of Detroit, right? Well, at least not since the Motown era. Unfortunately these days Detroit is known for three things: The Pistons (or Tigers if you're a baseball fan), layoffs (courtesty of Ford and GM) and Eminem's infamous 8 Mile. And to top off the Motor City's "illustrious" reputation it was recently garnished with the title of America's second most dangerous city. But amongst a struggling state ecomomy a light shined in the dark offering the city hope and from a most unusual source...the evening news.

Frank Turner, an Emmy-winning journalist, got a chance to share the Good News to millions of Detroit metropolitan viewers. His personal testimony is a redeeming story of one who struggled with addictions, depression, public disgrace and divorce. God was able to turn his troubles into a triumph for the Kingdom. Turner's website says:

Frank is also extremely proud of his recognition as "America's First Evangelical Anchorman" for being the first nightly news anchor in television history to boldly proclaim the Gospel of our Savior Jesus Christ in regular commentaries during a secular newscast!

Turner departed from Channel 7 News and is now commited to his full-time evangelical ministy God's Amazing Grace. He is currently traveling around Michigan sharing his story and will have a TV show on a local station in January.

The Detroit Tigers may have lost The World Series but Frank Turner is giving the city a winning story to talk about.

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