The Impact Network, the only independent African American-owned and operated Christian television network in the U.S., will be available in more homes on Comcast’s Xfinity TV. The network features programming on urban ministries and gospel lifestyle entertainment.
“We’re excited about the commitment Comcast has made to continue to increase diversity in all communities and to the African American community by expanding distribution of The Impact Network,” said Bishop Wayne T. Jackson, Founder and CEO of the Impact Network.
The Impact Network’s mission is to provide exceptional Christian and educational programming. It empowers the spiritual, physical, financial and emotional needs of the community and viewers. The network line-up includes television ministries by Impact Founder & CEO Bishop Wayne T. Jackson Bishop TD Jakes, Dr. Creflo Dollar, Pastor Paula White, Pastor Rod Parsley, Bishop IV Hilliard, Bishop Charles Blake, Bishop Stanly Williams, Bishop Paul Morton, Bishop Henry Fernandez, Pastor Joel Olsten and more. It also offers original programming like Dr. Beverly Jackson’s “Living Free,” “The Jewel Tankard Show,” legendary gospel icon Bobby Jones, “Impact Better Health/Diet Free Life” with Dr. Robert Ferguson, and much, much more.
It enriches viewers’ lives with Christian-themed and family-oriented health, fitness, financial, and family entertainment. The Impact Network strives to be the foremost innovative television network locally and abroad with exclusive programming.
About The Impact Network: The Impact Network was founded in 2010 by Bishop Wayne T. Jackson and Dr. Beverly Jackson in Detroit, Michigan and is the fastest growing African American-owned and operated independent Christian television network in the U.S. with diverse family-oriented programming. Expanding on Comcast’s Xfinity TV, The Impact Network will reach over 75 million households in the United States, Africa, The Bahamian, and Virgin Islands on various distributors.
Pastor Roy L. Fletcher Sr. was born in the small town of Wilmar Arkansas. SisGean Fletcher was from a neighboring town called Stamps Arkansas. PastorFletcher recalls the first time he saw Sis. Fletcher. She and her nephew were eatingin a neighborhood café. He says that he introduced himself to her that day, “Theresto was history” The two married on November 19, 1955 and will soon celebratesixty-one years of matrimony. From this union they have seven children, Sharon,Michael, Derek, Bernice, Carolyn, Roy Jr. and Curtis. The two have eighteengrandchildren a host of great-grandchildren.They packed up in 1957 and moved from Arkansas to Tacoma Washington. In justa short time, they moved back to Arkansas. Pastor Fletcher says that he could notget his job back in Arkansas, so in 1958 they moved back to Tacoma with twosmall children. Pastor began working at the laundry facility on Fort Lewis. Hiscareer spanned 30 years, when retired he and Sis. Fletcher celebrated by taking atrip to Hawaii.Under the leadership of Pastor Claudell Warren, Pastor Fletcher began hispreaching career at a homeless mission on 35thand McKinley. In 1966, after manyyears of learning, teaching and preaching the Gospel of Christ, Pastor Warrenaccepted the call to Pastor at the Church of God Evangelistic Center in Seattle,WA. Pastor Roy and Sis. Gean Fletcher were called to Pastor Sheridan StreetChurch of God.Under Pastor Fletcher’s Leadership, the church has been richly blessed.In the early 1990’s there were additions made to the church. Sunday schoolclassrooms were added along with an overflow section, wheelchair ramp, officeand restroom. The church was able to move the classrooms from the parsonagethey purchased and rent out the church home.Sister Fletcher has stood by the Pastor’s side whether lending a hand, praying withhim, tending to the children so he could travel, or nudging him while givingdirections, she has been a vital part of the ministry. Sis. Fletcher has served on theUsher Board, Mission Board, Worked in Children’s Ministry, Choir and a PrayerWarrior.During Pastor Fletcher’s Career and Ministry, he took time to further his educationby attending Faith Lutheran Bible College. He also took English and Writingclasses at Tacoma Community College along with classes under the Church of Godincluding correspondence classes in Prophesy.
In 2003, Pastor Fletcher ordained Sis. Sheila White, she served as Assistant Pastoruntil her untimely death in 2006.Pastor Fletcher has spent the past fifty-years winning souls to Christ by spreadingthe Good News of Jesus Christ. Pastor Fletcher is known in the community for hisgenerosity, kind spirit and willingness to say yes when others won’t. PastorFletcher is known for performing weddings and funerals regardless of a person’sability to pay.His favorite Bible scripture is 2 Corinthians 5:17.“Therefore if any man be inChrist, he is a new creature: old things are passed away; behold, all things arebecome new.” Sister Fletcher is known for quoting the 23rdPsalm. The two of themhave worked to ensure that their family, church family and the Tacoma Communityhave a place to worship and praise God.In 2008 Pastor and Sister Fletcher were honored at a church reunion picnic.Members, family and friends came together to worship and fellowship in theirhonor. In June of 2011, members and friends honored Pastor and Sister Fletcher ata Banquet during Pastor and Wife Anniversary Celebration.Pastor and Sister Fletcher have been ministering for over 50 years, when askedwould they do it again. The answer is unequivocally “YES”. They haveweathered many storms both personally and in the ministry, they did it to glorifyGod and not man. They are both very humbly blessed and enjoy being surroundedby their children, grandchildren and great–grandchildren. With so many additionsto the Fletcher family, they will be blessed for many years to come.
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