It is Written

A plan of global evangelism that centers on 30-minute videotapes (films until 1969) produced in color for television release. It combines mass communication with public evangelism and personal contacts made by laypeople. The plan was developed in 1955 when George Vandeman, an associate secretary of the Ministerial Association (later a general field secretary of the General Conference), was asked to explore the possibilities of a new approach to city evangelism. With an initial appropriation from the 1955 Autumn Council, the first films were made in California. Production moved to the East Coast in the fall of 1956. Two laymen, Dr. J. W. Field and Don Loveridge, contributed heavily to the new project. The General Conference was headquarters for production until the end of 1971 when It Is Wr...

From the Seventh-day Adventist Encyclopedia. Published with permission from the Review and Herald Publishing Association.