GAC Family: Special Presentation to Honor America’s Top Performing Police and Military K-9 Heroes

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“K-9 HERO AWARDS” PREMIERES THURSDAY, MAY 12 AT 5PM ET

ON GAC FAMILY

Special Presentation to Honor America’s Top Performing Police and Military K-9 Heroes

NEW YORK, NY – April 28, 2022 – GAC Family will honor America’s top performing Police and Military K-9 Heroes in an all-new special “K-9 Hero Awards.”  Hosted by Larissa Wohl alongside US Army Veteran and certified K-9 Trainer, James Craigmyle, “K-9 Hero Awards” will premiere on GAC Family on Thursday, May 12 at 5pm ET.  The special presentation is created in partnership with Project K-9 Hero, an organization dedicated to providing assistance for our nation’s heroic working dogs. 

“K-9 Hero Awards” showcases the incredible achievements and devoted service of Police K-9s, Military Working Dogs, Fire Department K-9s and Search and Rescue K-9s at the Local, State and Federal levels.  K-9 Heroes are crowned in seven categories: Patrol Apprehension, Narcotics Detection, Tracking and Trailing, Firearms Detection, Search and Rescue, Accelerant Detection, and Explosives Detection.  Award winning K-9s in each category will receive free medical coverage for life from Project K-9 Hero. 

Project K-9 Hero is a national nonprofit 501c3 organization, whose mission is to provide medical care, food, and death benefit assistance for our nation’s retired Police K-9s and Military Working Dogs. Project K-9 Hero also helps K-9s who need a home after their service, through rehabilitation and adoption. Project K-9 Hero is actively engaged with Members of Congress to pass a law that grants federal funding towards the medical care for retired working dogs through the K-9 Hero Act.

“K-9 Hero Awards” is part of GAC Family’s broadening commitment to quality, pet-centric programming that raises awareness for important causes supporting animal welfare in America.  In February, GAC Family announced “Great American Rescue Bowl” a new special slated to air in 2023 which will showcase kittens, puppies, cats, and dogs available for adoption at shelters across the country.

“K-9 Hero Awards” is produced for GAC Family by Pleasant Street Entertainment.

See below for the full list of 2021 K-9 Hero Awards Recipients.

K-9 Hero Awards Recipients:

Patrol Apprehension Award

K-9 Chief/ Nick Stewart

Agency – Moses Lake PD

Moses Lake, WA

Narcotics Detection Award

K-9 Asha/Jaime Garcia

Agency – Hidalgo County Sheriff’s Office, TX

Edinburg, TX

Explosives Detection Award

MWD Eros/Paige Lewis

Agency – US Army 947th Military Police Detachment (Washington D.C.)

Fort Leonard Wood, Missouri

Firearms Detection Award

K-9 Titan/Daniel Kaase

Agency – Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives – Dallas Field Division

Brock, Texas

Search and Rescue Award

K-9 Bella/Barbara Weakley Jones

Agency – Jefferson County Coroner’s Office, KY

Louisville, KY

Accelerant Detection Award

K-9 Dolley/Bud Herndon

Agency – Loudon County Fire Marshals Office, VA

Ashburn, VA

Tracking/Trailing Award

K-9 Rusty/Chris Robinson

Agency – Greenville County Sheriff’s Office, SC

Greenville, South Carolina

K-9 Flash Legacy Award

K-9 Duke/Ed Soares

Agency – Menlo Park PD, California

Menlo Park, California

CANDACE CAMERON BURE SIGNS AGREEMENT WITH GAC MEDIA

Bure to Create Original Content and Seasonal Celebrations for GAC Family and GAC Living

NEW YORK, NY – April 19, 2022 – Christmas comes early to GAC Media as the company today announced that they have signed Candace Cameron Bure to develop, produce and star in movies and television across GAC Family and GAC Living. Bure will take on a prominent executive role at the company to oversee and curate programming for the networks as a whole. Additionally, through her Candy Rock Entertainment, she has agreed to develop and produce original content for GAC’s channels. Bure will also create year-round seasonal celebration content for the networks and play a key role in the company’s annual Great American Christmas franchise.

“Candace is adored by generations of fans as one of family entertainment’s most cherished and relatable stars,” said Bill Abbott, President & CEO of GAC Media. “She has helped build this genre into the mainstream success it is today, and I look forward to working together at GAC Media as we further establish our brands as leaders in quality family programming. I am truly honored that she has chosen to be a part of and help curate her special brand of family entertainment here at Great American Channels.” 

“I’m very excited to develop heartwarming family and faith-filled programming and make the kind of stories my family and I love to watch,” Bure said.  “I am constantly looking for ways that I can inspire people to live life with purpose.  GAC fits my brand perfectly; we share a vision of creating compelling wholesome content for an audience who wants to watch programming for and with the whole family.  Great, quality entertainment with a positive message is what my partnership with GAC is all about!”

In addition to being an actress, producer, director, and New York Times bestselling author, Bure is an entrepreneur whose brand extends from entertainment and lifestyle, to faith and family.  Bure is the CEO of Candy Rock Enterprises; head of her own self-titled clothing and lifestyle brands; a prolific author and co-owner of Bure Family Wines. Bure is known for holiday romantic comedies where she is a perennial fan favorite, having starred in dozens of movies created in close partnership with Abbott. Bure starred in and executive produced one of television’s most successful mystery movie franchises, “Aurora Teagarden.” She competed on Dancing with the Stars in 2014 and was co-host of The View in 2015 and 2016. Fans first came to know Candace as D.J. Tanner in “Full House.” In 2016, Bure and her “Full House” co-stars reunited to create 75 episodes of “Fuller House.” Both of the classic sitcoms are currently airing on GAC Family.

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ABOUT GAC Media

GAC Media, LLC is home to Great American Channels: GAC Family: Stories Well Told and GAC Living: Life Well Lived. As the flagship service, GAC Family features family-friendly series, original holiday movies and seasonal romcoms that celebrate faith, family and country. GAC Living is the unscripted companion to GAC Family that celebrates Great American family-friendly traditions every day and every season. GAC Media, LLC was established in June 2021 and was organized by Dallas-based Hicks Equity Partners LLC and Bill Abbott. Its ownership primarily consists of US-based family offices.

About Candy Rock Enterprises

Candy Rock Enterprises is a joint-venture between Candace Cameron Bure and the full-service development and execution team behind Redrock Entertainment. Candy Rock Enterprises activities include a skin care and cosmetics development brand, the launch of Bure’s successful clothing line with QVC, and the creation of a lifestyle brand with DaySpring, a faith-resources company headquartered in Siloam Springs, Arkansas. Candy Rock’s Entertainment division develops and produces television projects, lifestyle programming and feature length films with an emphasis on family-friendly content.

Entertaining Angels

Hebrews 13:2

Do not forget to show hospitality to strangers, for by so doing some people have shown hospitality to angels without knowing it.

On Monday, December 6, 2021, Amy, and I went to Sam’s Club on a cold windy afternoon. As we walked in, a short stocky older gentleman got Amy’s attention and said that she must be a tough lady. Amy only had on a short sleeve t-shirt and this man showed us that he had on 2 sweatshirts and a coat.

We went our own separate ways, and at this point, we probably wouldn’t have ever thought of this man again. However, about 15 minutes later we saw the man again standing in front of a display of Kraft Mac & Cheese. The man said to Amy, you are just the person I have a question for. What kind of cheese would you use to add extra cheese for more flavor?

Amy then gave her advice and I said to the man you don’t have a clue, but you just asked a person whose favorite food in the world is cheese. He said he told us that Amy was just the person to answer his question. He then said God crosses our paths for a reason.

Amy then said you didn’t know you were talking to a preacher and his wife. He shook my hand and Amy started explaining that we were at Sam’s buying groceries for a meal that our home church, The Father’s House would be preparing and delivering to about 25 people the next day.

At that time, the man reached into his pocket and grabbed some cash. He then handed me a $20 bill and asked if that would help us for the meal. We thanked and told him how grateful we were.

As we started to make our way down the next isle, the man called out again and said to us that God spoken to him and said that this man doesn’t believe as much as he should.

After asking him to repeat himself, I asked him why he thought God would say that to him. His reply was I’m not sure. I said we will pray that God shows you clearly what He means and as a matter of fact, let us pray for you right now.

Amy and I stood there in the aisle of Sam’s Club and laid hands on him and prayed that God would reveal to this gentleman what he needed to know.

We said our goodbyes and the man was totally gone. We didn’t see him again and actually had no indication (other than the $20 bill he gave us) that he even existed.

Amy and I walked a few steps down the aisle and then looked at each other and nearly in unison said do you think he was an Angel? Neither of us know for certain what had just taken place, but we hope we did ok in the eyes of the Lord – Angel or not.

Entertaining Angels – The Newsboys

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Bald Beagle, ACLJ’s New Educational Entertainment Channel for Kids, Releases “George Washington Loved to Dance”


Bald Beagle, an exciting new educational entertainment channel for kids, has released Episode 1: “George Washington Loved to Dance.” Bald Beagle is the creation of The American Center for Law and Justice (ACLJ) creative team, made up of dynamic writers, performers, and creators whose credits include entertainment giants like Disney and Nickelodeon. 

George Washington Loved to Dance” Episode Summary: Join us on a field trip to the Bald Beagle Institute of Historical Stuff for a special lesson about our founding father, George Washington. Everyone knows that Washington was America’s first President, but there are many other interesting facts about him that most people don’t know. For instance, despite how serious he appears in paintings and even on the dollar bill, did you know that George Washington loved to dance?

Featuring puppets, cutting-edge animation, music and more to connect with young audiences, Bald Beagle offers short-form videos designed to make kids smile, sing, and laugh while also teaching them about our country’s important and often inspiring history. Bald Beagle will also present lessons of faith and the moral principles that our nation was founded on — principles so many of us still share today.

Bald Beagle is a place for kids to find engaging, educational entertainment that illustrates the great – and sometimes complicated – history and principles of these United States we are blessed to call home. From the Founding Fathers, to how government actually works, to what they, even as kids, can do to protect and preserve our constitutional republic. Moms, dads, and grandparents can rest assured that their kids are being taught fundamental truths – not being exposed to some extreme, subversive agenda – through high-quality content that can compete with the best children’s entertainment that television, streaming services, or the internet have to offer.

Bald Beagle is FREE and available on the Bald Beagle YouTube channel: https://www.youtube.com/BaldBeagle/. Subscribe today!

For more information, visit BaldBeagle.com.

About ACLJ: The American Center for Law and Justice (ACLJ), focusing on the preservation and defense of constitutional rights, is based in Washington, D.C. For more information, visit https://aclj.org/

Friend of the Ministry – Evie Clair In The News

Friend of the Ministry, Evie Clair has been in the headlines today, but before we talk about the current events topic, let us share with you our very first, of multiple, interviews with the America’s Got Talent Finalist.

Evie Clair and Amos Interview with Pastor Ed Boston

This is the episode description from that July 14, 2017 interview with Evie and her dad Amos.

Evie Clair is a 13 year old singer, songwriter, pianist and arranger with incredible vocal ability. Her pure voice is magic and has captured many hearts. Evie now has a nationwide audience after appearing on this season’s America’s Got Talent auditions. She advanced to the next round, but not only is her talent amazing, but the reason she’s on the show will capture your heart. Join us as we talk with Evie, and her father Amos. Amos has been diagnosed with Stage 4 colon cancer. Both Evie and Amos share their stories about AGT and the struggle that Amos has with that horrible disease.

 Now on to why Evie is in the news today. 

Fan-favorite Evie Clair has shared her feelings on social media after not being included in the top 15 most viral moments of America’s Got Talent. The singer who won the hearts of viewers around the world with the heartbreaking story of her father’s cancer battle during her time on the NBC talent competition series commented that she was disappointed that her story and performance which did go viral wasn’t included in the special.

You can read our friend Trevor Decker’s entire post on this topic by clicking this link. 

 

I Still Believe – In Theaters March 20, 2020

From the makers of I CAN ONLY IMAGINE comes the true-life story of Christian music mega star Jeremy Camp. Jeremy’s remarkable journey of love and loss proves there is always hope in the midst of tragedy and that faith tested is the only faith worth sharing.

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Shari Rigby From The Cast of “Overcomer”- Movie Premieres August 23

Here is the link to listen to our interview with Shari Rigby, one of the stars of the movie Overcomer.

Shari_Rigby_headshotActress, director, writer, and inspirational speaker Shari Rigby is outspoken and passionate about her faith and family. She has appeared in “The Young and the Restless” and “The Bold and the Beautiful,” as well as in the feature films, THE LEAST OF THESENOT TODAY, which received seven awards including an IFFF Spirit Award and Best Justice Film, and OCTOBER BABY, named one of the “Top 15 Impressive Box Office Performances of 2012” by CNN. Shari founded “The Women in My World,” a women’s group focusing on identity, purpose, ministry, serving others and living life in Hollywood. Shari and her husband, Matt, have been married 21 years and have two sons.

Overcomer 1Life changes overnight for coach John Harrison when his high school basketball team’s state championship dreams are crushed under the weight of unexpected news. When the largest manufacturing plant in town suddenly shuts down and hundreds of families begin moving away, John must come to grips with the challenges facing his family and his team. Urged by the school’s principal to fill-in and coach a sport he doesn’t know or like, John is frustrated and questioning his worth… until he crosses paths with a student struggling with her own journey.

Filled with a powerful mix of faith, a twist of humor, and a ton of heart, the Kendrick Brothers return to theaters with OVERCOMER, their newest feature following FACING THE GIANTSFIREPROOFCOURAGEOUS, and the #1 box-office hit, WAR ROOM. The inspiring family film stars Alex Kendrick, Priscilla Shirer, Shari Rigby, Cameron Arnett, and introduces Aryn Wright-Thompson.

Opening nationwide on August 23, OVERCOMER dares to leave you filled with hope, inspired to dream, and asks the question: what do you allow to define you?

 

Overcomer kendricksAlex, Stephen, and Shannon Kendrick are the filmmaking Kendrick Brothers, based in Albany, Georgia. For OVERCOMER, Alex co-wrote, directed, and plays the role of Coach John Harrison. Stephen co-wrote and produced the movie. Shannon serves as the movie’s executive producer.

OVERCOMER is the sixth movie from the Kendrick Brothers, following on the heels of their 2015 release WAR ROOM, which was the No. 1 movie in theaters across North America in its second week of release. Their other films:

  • COURAGEOUS (2011)
  • FIREPROOF (2008)
  • FACING THE GIANTS (2006)
  • FLYWHEEL (2003)

The Kendrick Brothers exist to honor Jesus Christ and make His truth and love known among the nations through movies, books, curriculum, and speaking. By prayerfully blending engaging stories with doctrinal integrity, the Kendricks seek to encourage and inspire viewers and readers with resources that impact their spiritual lives and strengthen their families and personal relationships.

To read more about The Kendrick Brothers, click this link.

Watch A Capitol Fourth Live Here with Friend of the Podcast Angelica Hale

A Star-Spangled Birthday Party — Live From the U.S. Capitol!

On July Fourth, America’s national Independence Day celebration honors our country’s birthday with an all-star salute. Broadcast live on PBS from the West Lawn of the U.S. Capitol, this top-rated extravaganza features coverage from 20 cameras positioned around Washington, D.C., ensuring viewers are front and center for the greatest display of fireworks in the nation.

In the three decades since the humble beginning of A Capitol Fourth, a parade of superstars — including Frankie Valli, Patti LaBelle, John Williams, Stevie Wonder, Aretha Franklin, Reba McEntire, Natasha Bedingfield, Barry Manilow, Neil Diamond, Dolly Parton, Steve Martin, Josh Groban, Gloria Estefan, Huey Lewis and the News, Little Richard, Tony Bennett, Faith Hill, Ray Charles, the Bee Gees, Kenny G, Aaron Neville, Kenny Rogers and the Muppets from Sesame Street — has offered the best in American entertainment and helped set the tone for a spectacular American birthday party.

Program Sponsors

A Capitol Fourth is made possible by grants from The Boeing Company, the National Park Service, the Corporation for Public Broadcasting, the Department of the ArmyPBS and public television viewers nationwide. Air travel is provided by American Airlines.