Body Builders Television Network was founded in 2000 by Dr. Will Chambliss and Dr. Brenda Miller-Chambliss. This power couple individually brings over 35 years of consistent and documented experience in media and Pastoral ministry to the table. Embassy Christian Center Church of God in Christ also founded in 2000 in Palatka, Florida under Bishop Edward Robinson, Sr. and later with Church of God in Christ General Board Member (www.cogic.org) Bishop Matthew Williams.
Now located in Sylva, North Carolina (embassytv.net) we are a part of the Greater North Carolina Jurisdiction of the Church of God in Christ, Bishop Leroy Jackson Woolard, Prelate and Mother Harrizene Hedgebeth Keys Supervisor of Women. Presently, they are members of the Land of the Sky District in Asheville, NC, Supt. Samuel L. Payne Jr and District Missionary Jacquelyn Shade. Dr. Will Chambliss and Dr. Brenda Miller-Chambliss are proud and blessed to enter their 19th year as Media Evangelist and Pastors, 12 in Florida and 7 in Western North Carolina at our headquarters in Whittier, “Empowering a generation through the power of the Holy Ghost”.
Promoting the vision of Body Builders Television Network, included many events, like the Kingdom Investment Summit in 2011 at our location in St Augustine Florida. Our guest included Mr. Danny Glover, Actor and Humanitarian and others.
This meeting birthed a great friendship which ultimately lead us to Ducktown, Tn and the rest is history. We relocated to the North Ga/Western North Carolina Mountains in 2012. Our total focus since coming to WNC was to get a clear understanding of what God wanted us to do.
We have the answer, "Empowering a generation through the power of the Holy Ghost". The Embassy Christian Center Church of God in Christ is our foundation our covering. We are serious abour seeing souls saved, sanctified and baptized with the Holy Ghost, with the evidence of speaking in tongues.
Dr. Brenda is a true industry professional. In 1979, she founded BrightSide Magazine, Incentive Concepts Advertising & PR; member of the Florida Gospel Announcers Guild (FGAG), hosted her own radio broadcast as well as a full-time radio announcer on WOKB in Orlando and WCGL in Jacksonville. In 1988, she sensed a shift to TV and started BrightSide TV Magazine.
After ten years of broadcasting on leased access cable in Orlando, Fla and working with the late Bob Johnson of Sky Angel and hosting Pastors and Leaders Power Lunches; the vision Body Builders Television Network was birthed in 1998 and launched with Co-Founder, Dr. W. C. Chambliss, III as a national half hour broadcast, BBTV Today with Dr Brenda as Host and Dr Will as Producer. BBTV Today aired nationally on Sky Angel, INSP and MBC (Black Family Channel).
As we enter our 19th year in ministry as a team, we are going to the next phase of using Media Evangelism as a tool to build the local church, without compromising the message or professional industry standards.
We are raising awarness of Holiness:Classical Pentecostals to present and future generations.
Join us as we celebrate 19 years and reflect. Enjoy our very first show in June 2000.
BBTV Today 2003 focused on the the L.I.F.E. Leaders Institute For Excellence Summit.
We had some tech issues but you will be blessed. Min John Luke Shumpert is here!!!
Featured: Greater North Carolina Juristions: Mother Harrizene Hedgeneth-Keyes; Dr. Brenda Miller-Chambliss; Dr. Will Chambliss, Bishop Leroy Jackson Woolard, Supt. Samuel L. Payne, Jr.
Body Builders Television Network streaming 24/7 uncompromising programming from a Classical Pentecostal perspective. According to Wikipedia as it relates to Pentecostalism (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pentecostalism), it traces the foundation to the Azusa Street Revival of 1906. There were 13 mainline denominations originally to come from that powerful revival and today, there are 700 denominational and independent churches with over 500 million members.
The largest African American Pentecostal Church that was birthed out of that revival and is over 8 million strong today is the Church of God in Christ. Since 1973 we have been proud members and leaders in the Church of God in Christ (www.cogic.org) and are pastors of the Embassy Christian Center Church of God in Christ, Whittier, North Carolina (embassytv.net). Body Builders Television Network is the evangelistic media ministry of the Embassy and reflects the biblical and cultural heritage of Holiness: Classical Pentecostals.
Our goal is to raise awareness and promote the Holiness lifestyle and experience to future generations as well as promoting the true spirit of Pentecost: Unity through the Holy Ghost, "And when the day of Pentecost was fully come, they were all with one accord in one place.". Acts 2:1. A tangible witness to unity in the body is our Partnership with the Western North Carolina Church of God (www.wnccog.org). Our church plant the Embassy Christian Center Church of God in Christ is now located at the Gateway Campground and Conference Center, Whittier, North Carolina, in the Great Smokey Mountains (www.gatewaycampground.com).
From Vision to Reality, the launch of Body Builders Television Network in Sept 2010.
Our first broadcast in the mountains produced in our basement in September 2012.
Bishop Matthew Williams
Drs. Will & Brenda Chambliss
Dr. Will filming at the Dove's
Dr. James Goll
Mr. Danny Glover
Nicole C. Mullen