• 1944: General Assembly voted to
create the Nazarene Radio League.
• 1945: Showers of Blessing
- the first Nazarene English radio program is broadcast in the US. Three
shortwave radio stations pick up the broadcasts and air them outside
• 1951: NWMS takes on the project
of promoting Spanish Broadcast offerings.
• 1952: The first Spanish radio
program La Hora Nazarena, is aired with Dr. H. T. Reza as host.
• 1960 - 1993 Broadcasts began in
the following locations: India,
Verde Islands, most Portuguese speaking countries, French-Canada, France,
South Africa, Venezuela, Costa Rica, Russia, Jordan. Broadcasts were
also expanded to include languages such as Japanese, Italian, Zulu,
Afrikaans, Mandarin, Creole, Indonesian, Korean, Chinese, Spanish, and
• 1993: Eurasia Communications Center
opened on the campus of European Nazarene Bible College.
• 1994: Asia-Pacific Region is fully
operational in Manila.
• 1997: Communications centers are
established in Miami for the Caribbean Region, Buenos Aires for the
South America Region and Guatemala City for the Mexico/Central America
• 1999: Name is changed to World
Evangelism Broadcast to accommodate other forms of communication, such
as TV, video, Internet.
• 2003: General Board votes to change
the name to World Mission Broadcast. With the volatile political and
religious climate in the world, the word "evangelism" in the
name of an organization has potential to put missionaries and national
Christian workers in grave danger or even cost them their lives in certain