1 minute video highlighting the "Christian Music Videos" television program

Project History

In 1996 we were producing our college talk show series, "Campus Generation". Its purpose was to evangelize the campus of Western Michigan University where I worked. To minister to college-aged students, we thought it might be a good idea to include a music video segment within each episode where we'd feature one Christian music video. We did a little research on how to obtain the videos and permission to air them on the show. Once "Campus Generation" ended, we shelved the music video permission contracts in the hopes that in the future, we could do something similar. One day I was sitting at home flipping through channels and happened upon a show, "Solid Rock Videos" - an hour long weekly series featuring Christian music videos. As it turned out, the show was airing on our local public access station. Unlike our talk show series, this entire program was packed primarily with music videos. It was then that God planted the seed for us to create our own Christian music video series. So we got in touch with our video providers sharing the idea with them. After retooling the contracts, we began producing "Christian Music Videos" in 1997. It began airing exclusively on our public access station, but soon broadened to a network of 15 television stations including Satellite and Cable. At the height of its run, we were reaching potentially over 25 million households with the show. As the years passed, the show went through several iterations, hosts, and lengths. When it landed on the national satellite network, Sky Angel, we settled on a 28 minute, 30 second length which has persisted since then. KTF Productions aired 100 episodes from 1997-2000, then I decided it was time to cancel the series. There wasn't any spiritual or even practical reason to cancel it. I just felt it was time to focus on other projects. Pre-2000, the show was a time consuming project. During the 4 years that "Christian Music Videos" was off the air, I began to reflect on how powerful that ministry was. Besides the fan mail we received from viewers wondering what happened to the series, I quickly realized that a weekly television series that reaches into the homes of potentially millions of viewers was probably our best effort to accomplish the mission of KTF Productions. So I considered what it would take to bring the series back with an even better and more streamlined workflow. As technology advanced, I formulated a plan to reboot the series. This time we would air a new episode every single week. In 2005, we relaunched the series with new hosts, a show mascot and a workflow that would accommodate a weekly deadline. It took a while to rebuild the audience, but God did an amazing work. The response from viewers has been amazing.

Purpose

The purpose of CMV is simple; to reach as many as possible with the gospel in the hope of planting seeds which God may use to change lives.  We do that primarily by sharing 5-6 Christ-focused music videos in every episode. Each episode also features a scripture-based devotional along with opportunities for viewers to send in prayer requests and enter to win free Christian CDs. CMV has seen several spin off versions in an effort to reach beyond the television screen. We've produced, "CMV Mobile", an internet version of the television show featuring independent Christian artists, and "Christian Music Podcast", an audio-only series featuring independent Christian artists. In each version of the show, the focus remained the same. Our focus is on Jesus. Each video is screened and vetted for it's Christian merit as well as its professional quality. It’s mission is to reach hearts with the gospel. And the best way to do that is by being as professional as we know how, and by remaining focused on the reason for the series.

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KTF Produced Music Videos

"Angels In The Air" (5:43) & "Hit You With A Flower" (4:07)

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"Hey Judas" (3:19)

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"Heavens Open Wide" (4:19)

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"The Victory Is Mine" (4:38)

"The Victory Is Mine" (4:38)

Show Credits

Production Credits

CURRENT CMV HOST
David M. Evans (Surgeon)

FORMER CMV HOSTS
Katie Reeves (Katie)
Leah Predum (Leah)
Thuy Nguyen (Thuy)
Holly Otis (Holly) 
Chris Secondi (Shef)
Manny Melendez (Manny)
Suzanne Drews (Suzanne)

VOICE OVER ARTIST
Anthony Gettig
Marte Cole

FORMER VOICE OVER ARTIST
Haleigh Yerrick
Michael Evans

EXECUTIVE PRODUCERS
Jeannene Evans
David M. Evans

CAMERA/TELEPROMPTER OPERATOR
Jeannene Evans

FORMER TELEPROMPTER OPERATOR
Garrett Robinson

VIDEO EDITOR
David M. Evans

This series is created for the glory of Jesus