WSIC is excited to partner with the Daystar Television Network to bring over-the-air television to Iredell County via TV channel 21.2, allowing you to keep up with all of your favorite WSIC programming on both TV and radio. Viewing on channel 21.2 allows viewers to see a live shot of the studio during most local programs and, at other times, a listing of local businesses who help bring relevant news and information to our viewers.
The Daystar Television Network
The Daystar Television works to bring the good news of Jesus Christ to human souls in an often troubled and dark world. Featuring hosts such as Jesse Duplantis, John Hagee, Sid Roth, Joyce Meyer, Kenneth Copeland, and many others, Daystar will help you grow in your relationship with the Lord while gaining practical knowledge for living life blessed and to God’s fullest potential. Daystar’s programming is for people of all backgrounds and denominations because the focus is on Jesus Christ. Even those who don’t consider themselves Christian will appreciate the uplifting and informative programming on Daystar Television. Daystar programming works to “reach…viewers, refresh their lives and renew their hearts” (Source: Daystar Mission Statement). You can find Daystar locally on channel 21.1. You can visit Daystar’s website by clicking here.
Background of the “Daystar” name
If you look at 2 Peter 1:19 (KJV) understanding it was written in Greek originally…. “Daystar” derives from the Greek word “phosphoros” phos – meaning “light” (Figuratively, meaning moral and spiritual light and knowledge which enlightens the mind, soul or conscience, including the idea of purity, holiness and of consequent reward and happiness.) and phero or phosoros – meaning “to bring” (Figuratively, meaning an absolute sense, a way or gate said to lead somewhere.) This verse in the spiritual sense is referring to that clear and comfortable knowledge of and strong faith in Christ which is the harbinger of an eternal day in life and blessedness. (source: The Complete Word Study Dictionary – New Testament: by Greek Scholar Dr. Spiros Zodhiates Th.D). Peter is referring to Jesus as our “Daystar”. One who brings light to a lost and dying world. Daystar and Morningstar are both names that the Greeks assigned to the Planet Venus because while passing from it’s lower to it’s upper conjunction with the sun, during which time it appears to the west of the sun and consequently rises before it and ushers in the light of day. Thus, “Daystar”.
We do know that Lucifer held the TITLE “Daystar”, “Son of the Morning”, and “Morningstar” BEFORE he fell from Heaven but was stripped of any and all titles of honor when he was cast out of heaven. Thus, because of Satan’s decision to destroy mankind to get back at God…. At Calvary Jesus became the light that shineth in the darkness…and mankind was redeemed by His precious blood.. Peter felt this description best described everything Jesus would be to us. Satan is reminded of the title and position he lost every time “Daystar” is whispered thru the airwaves as we know He is the prince and power of the air.
History of the Daystar Television Network
Marcus Lamb was raised in Macon, Georgia and began preaching at age 15. By age 19, Marcus had graduated Magna Cum Laude from Lee College. In 1982, Marcus married Joni Trammell of Greenville, South Carolina. They began traveling and ministering in churches in over 20 states.
In 1984, following God’s specific guidance, they moved to Montgomery, Alabama to build WMCF-TV 45. In 1985, channel 45 became the first full-power Christian television station in the state. At age 27, Marcus Lamb was the youngest person ever to build a television station in the United States.
The Lambs quickly gained recognition as “a new breed of televangelists,” as one CBS News anchor put it. In 1990, they moved to Dallas, Texas to build a new Christian television station. Through a series of miracles and divine favor, KMPX-TV 29 hit the airwaves in 1993 in the Dallas/Fort Worth market of over six million people.
In August of 1997, the ministry moved into a new 32,000 sq. ft. studio-office facility. The Daystar Television Network was officially launched on New Year’s Eve 1997 with a live broadcast featuring Bishop T.D. Jakes from the Potter’s House in Dallas.
In December of 2003, Daystar completed its move into its new 90,000 sq. ft. International Ministry Center which includes two state-of-the-art production studios.
Since then, the Daystar Television Network has emerged as the fastest growing and one of two largest Christian television networks in the world. Daystar operates over 70 television stations in major markets across the United States, and has a potential audience of over 100 million households in the U.S. alone.
In March of 2004, Daystar launched on the HotBird 6 Satellite broadcasting into 74 countries, and on Thaicom 3 broadcasting into 59 countries internationally. Daystar can also be viewed on international satellites including AMC-4, NSS 806, PAS-10, BSkyB, VIASAT and OPTUS B-3, covering the entire footprint of the world reaching over 200 countries and 680 million households globally.