Dennis & Cindy Wiens (Sat-7)
Before joining SAT-7 in 2003, Dennis and his wife Cindy served for over 20 years in the US, France, Mali, and Cote d’Ivoire in a variety of ministry roles — including Bible school education, field leadership, urban church planting, dorm parenting, guest house ministry, and media. Dennis helped pioneer the FM radio project in Mali, West Africa, using specially designed, solar-powered FM radio stations for church-based sustainable development. Dennis grew up in West Africa as a TCK (Third Culture Kid) where his parents were international workers with the Mali, West Africa church. Cindy grew up in a christian home. Her dad was one of the founders of Grace University in Omaha, NE. Dennis and Cindy now work as a team to apply their international experience and knowledge of cross-cultural ministry to the advancement of SAT-7, speaking and informing as they network with churches throughout the US. Dennis and Cindy have two grown daughters, Brooke and Brynden.
SAT-7 ARABIC provides hope to its millions of viewers by creating and broadcasting life-giving, encouraging, informative Christian TV programming for every member of the family. Around 300 million Arabic speaking people live in the Middle East and North Africa, more than half of whom have access to satellite TV.
SAT-7 KIDS is the first and only Arabic Christian channel exclusively for children, making the Gospel of Christ meaningful to a generation that needs to feel God’s love – especially as they mature and take their place in a society where the future is so uncertain.
SAT-7 PARS reaches viewers who seek basic knowledge about Christianity and those who need encouragement in their Christian faith. Iran is a country of 72 million people, more than sixty percent of whom are under thirty.
SAT-7 TÜRK creates and broadcasts Christian programming designed to both help the wider non-Christian audience understand the beliefs and teaching of their neighbors who follow Christ, and also airs many programs designed to help teach, train and encourage the often isolated Christian community within Turkey.