By Dr. Randy Carlson
I’m pleased to announce that Family Life Radio has recently transitioned into a third generation of ministry leadership. The future is bright!
Nearly 53 years ago, God led Warren Bolthouse to start a radio station in his basement that would reach people in his hometown of Jackson, Michigan. Warren couldn’t have imagined then how his small seed of faith would grow into a worldwide ministry.
When Warren retired in 1996, I was asked by the board to serve as president and lead us into a second generation of ministry. What an honor. Since then, Family Life Radio has grown into a network of 43 stations, covering over 17 million people in 11 states, along with an expanding worldwide online audience. During this time, we also added the Intentional Living Center—our equipping ministry for individuals and families.
I’ve heard it said, “There is no success without a successor.” Knowing we needed to prepare for reaching the next generation, I asked the board of directors some time ago to appoint a succession committee to work toward finding the future leader for the ministry. That committee completed its work several months ago, leading to the recent appointment of a third generation of ministry leadership.
Therefore, I’m happy to announce that on November 1, 2018, Evan Carlson was appointed by the board of directors to become president and chief operating officer of Family Life Communications. Evan brings to this new role years of ministry leadership experience, passion for Christ, a strong educational background and a vision for the future.
I’m not retiring. But as chairman and CEO, I am giving concentrated effort to help grow our Intentional Living ministry, reaching more people with this powerful, life-changing message of hope, peace and freedom.
Donna and I thank you for your ongoing partnership in prayer and support, and we look forward to many years of shared service together for the Kingdom. We believe even greater days are ahead because of God’s intentional love.
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