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GEB America Launched Oct. 1 with a Passion to Help Baby Boomers 'Live Well'

Contact: Carissa Bratschun, Oral Roberts University, 918-495-7337

TULSA, Okla., Oct. 2, 2012 /Christian Newswire/ -- GEB America, the television network from the campus of Oral Roberts University, launched onto the airwaves on Oct. 1, 2012. Built on the network's vision founded by Chancellor Oral Roberts, GEB America is reinvigorated with a passion to help the over 34 million Baby Boomers of faith to live well -- spirit, mind and body.

"GEB America understands the significant influence that these Baby Boomers have on the future of Christianity in America," said Oral Roberts University Executive Vice President for University Advancement Ossie Mills. "The programs showcased on our network are specifically designed to help promote spiritual growth and to sow positive, Christ-centered messages into the lives of our viewers throughout the United States."

According to a Pew Research Center study, 43% of Baby Boomers say they are a "strong" member of their faith. And that number is growing everyday. These are the men and women, parents and grandparents, who represent the drive to preserve America's Christian heritage. They have the best interest of our nation at heart and want to reach forward and help the next generation. They are the best hope the nation has for a safe, just, God-honoring culture. GEB America, formerly Golden Eagle Broadcasting, equips, empowers and educates this important group of citizens.

The changes to GEB America include a complete visual overhaul featuring a rich, Americana design and the integration of Spirit-Empowered Edu-Tainment. Oral Roberts University has developed a series of 30-second tips, featuring ORU faculty, that will air consistently and help viewers live well. GEB America has added over 30 new programmers that showcase the best Christian inspirational voices in the world and that number continues to grow.

The call to help people live well -- spirit, mind and body -- is the driving force behind GEB America.

Emanating from the shadow of the Prayer Tower on the campus of ORU, GEB America celebrates traditional Christian worldview, Biblical ethics and family values. The network will spotlight people, organizations and issues of faith and focuses on communicating shared experiences built around the Christian journey.

With access to some of the most world-renowned Spirit-empowered academic minds at ORU in combination with the leading Christian educators and pastors, GEB America is poised to present and provide intellectually stimulating content that stirs the mind.

GEB America will help viewers make healthy choices with information and encouragement that will enable them to choose the way of healthful living. The network will get viewers up and moving at their pace, in their way.

Some of the outstanding programmers that can be seen include Joel Osteen, "Breakthrough" with Rod Parsley, "Enjoying Everyday Life" with Joyce Meyer, "The Blessed Life" with Robert Morris from Gateway Church, "It's Supernatural" with Sid Roth, "Destined to Reign" with Joseph Prince, "Believer's Voice of Victory" with Kenneth Copeland, "Turning Point" with David Jeremiah, "Changing Your World" with Creflo Dollar and "Giving Hope, Sharing Life" with James Robison.

GEB America gives the nation a window into ORU through a live broadcast of the university's chapel service called "ORU Alive." "ORU Alive" can be seen every Wednesday and Friday at 11 a.m. CT. In addition, GEB America broadcasts many ORU Golden Eagle Men's Basketball games in conjunction with FOX Sports.

"We wanted to modernize Golden Eagle Broadcasting, while still maintaining the original vision held by Chancellor Oral Roberts," said Vice President of GEB America Amy Calvert. "Our new programming is well-rounded, educational and culturally relevant. It acknowledges the struggles of everyday life, while celebrating the freedom that comes from living well."

The new GEB America can be seen on DirecTV Channel 363, KGEB Tulsa TV 53, Sky Angel or www.Lifestream.tv. It can also be viewed live online at www.GEBAmerica.com.