THE FAMILY is owned and operated by The Family Radio Network, Inc. a 501(c)3 non-profit organization, founded in 1969.
Vision: The Family will help all people in our communities draw closer to Christ.
Mission: The Family broadcasts the hope of Jesus Christ to strengthen and encourage listeners.
History: Check out our Timeline.
Our Foundational Principles:
- We will advocate and protect the ideals of the traditional family as it is defined and established in the Holy Bible.
- We believe that truly healthy relationships can only be attained through a healthy relationship with Jesus Christ.
- We will feed the souls of individual family members by offering a daily diet of the Holy Bible in a variety of compelling ways.
- The context and content of all our offerings will intentionally and unapologetically be presented from a traditional Biblical worldview.
Our Core Values Are:
Christ is the head of our workplace. We seek Him first, His will and His righteousness to guide our decisions and the actions that follow. We are committed to personal growth through the study of His word and prayer.
We believe that Jesus Christ saves, restores, inspires hope, and transforms lives. We are committed to living out our faith by sharing the Good News of Jesus Christ whenever possible, believing that ‘faith comes by hearing’.
We do the right thing even when no one is looking. We take responsibility for our mistakes and we don’t blame others. We are honest with all and fair in our business practices. We are good stewards of God’s financial gifts to our organization.
We believe that all people are created in God’s image. We treat others better than ourselves. We speak truth in love. We look for the best in each other.
The Family serves to educate, encourage and preserve the family through a Christ-centered contemporary and versatile communications platform. We do that through both radio and online streaming.
The Family radio network consists of four stations in Eastern & Central Wisconsin. 91.9 (WEMI Appleton / Oshkosh), 91.5 (WEMY Green Bay), 88.5 (WGNV Wausau / Stevens Point / Central Wisconsin), and 91.3 (WSTM Sheboygan).
Originally an outreach of Evangel Community Church in Menasha, EMI became independent in 1982 to more effectively serve the greater Christian community.
In the late 1970’s EMI served the community through Christian bookstores in Neenah and Appleton, a graphics and printing company and WEMI-FM. WEMI took to the airwaves on September 9th, 1977 and in March of 1981 WEMI began broadcasting 24 hours a day. WGNV was added in 1991 and WEMY in 1998.
In April of 1998, the Christian Family Radio name and logo of the white cross on a blue & green background appeared. In June of 2011, the ministry was renamed “The Family” and rebranded to current green, blue and white logo.
- We are listener-focused as we deliver hope and encouragement to everyone who tunes in.
- We use a Christ-centered, contemporary, and versatile communications platform.
- We minister via radio, online streaming, social media, and community activities.
- Constant “changed life” stories from listeners testify to the efficacy of our message.
- We walk-the-talk by active involvement in our local communities through community projects.
- Our mission statement serves as the filter through which we run everything through. From texts, FB posts, phone or email interaction, to song selection and responding to prayer requests
- We welcome you to join us in this mission.
In September of 2017, Evangel Ministries, Inc. changed its legal name to The Family Radio Network, Inc.
Statement of Faith
The Family Radio Network, Inc. Policy Statements
These statements of faith do not exhaust the extent of our beliefs. For purposes of The Family Radio Network, Inc.’s faith, doctrine, practice, policy, and discipline, our Board of Directors is the final interpretive authority on the Holy Bible’s meaning and application.
The Scriptures: We believe the Holy Bible, both Old and New Testaments, is inspired by God. We believe it is the infallible authority in all matters of faith and conduct for Christians.
God: We believe in one, true, living, eternal God, who has manifested Himself to man as the Father, Son and Holy Spirit. This God is all-knowing, all-powerful, and all-present. He is the creator and sustainer of all things. He is loving, just, righteous, perfect and without change.
Jesus: We believe Jesus of Nazareth is the Christ, the Savior of the world. He is the Son of God; God manifested in the flesh. Truly God and truly man. We believe He was conceived by the Holy Spirit and born of a virgin named Mary. He was born without sin and lived His life without sin. We believe He was crucified and died for the sins of all mankind. We believe He resurrected from the grave and is alive. We believe He ascended into heaven and sits at the right hand of God the Father. We believe He will soon return to earth as the King of Kings and the Lord of Lords to establish forever the kingdom of God among men.
The Holy Spirit: We believe in the Holy Spirit, God present in our world today. We believe He convicts the world of sin, judgment and righteousness. He regenerates and indwells Christians, plus gives them power to live a godly life. He serves as a comforter, revelator, leader, teacher, and counselor to the Christian. He is the bearer of God’s grace and manifests God in the believer’s life.
Mankind: We believe man was created in the image of God, that he sinned in Adam, and that all men by nature and by choice are sinners, having incurred not only physical death, but also spiritual death, which is separation from God.
Salvation: We believe God so loved the world, in spite of its sinfulness, that He sent His only begotten Son, and whoever believes in Him will not experience spiritual death, but will have eternal life. Therefore, those who, by faith, apart from human merit, works or ceremonies, accept Jesus Christ as Lord and Savior are forgiven and given a new, eternal life.
Christian: We believe a Christian is a disciple of Christ. A person born from above. We believe a Christian places faith in Jesus of Nazareth for the forgiveness of sins and eternal life. We believe the Christian obeys the commandments of Jesus, thus making Jesus both Savior and Lord. We believe a Christian relies totally on the grace of God for salvation, holy living, resurrection from the dead and eternal life. We believe a Christian is commanded to confess Jesus Christ as Savior and Lord publicly. We believe Christians are to love people in the same manner that they have been loved by God, and are to practice the role of a servant in all relationships with God and man. We believe a Christian is committed to evangelism, edification and good works based on the grace and faith extended to him by God. We believe a Christian is a child of God and a co-heir with Christ in God’s eternal kingdom.
Statement on Marriage, Gender and Sexuality
We believe that God wonderfully and immutably creates each person as male or female. These two distinct, complementary genders together reflect the image and nature of God. (Gen 1:26-27.) Rejection of one’s biological sex is a rejection of the image of God within that person.
We believe that the term “marriage” has only one meaning: the uniting of one man and one woman in a single, exclusive union, as delineated in Scripture. (Gen 2:18-25.)
We believe that God intends sexual intimacy to occur only between a man and a woman who are married to each other. (1 Cor 6:18; 7:2-5; Heb 13:4.) We believe that God has commanded that no intimate sexual activity be engaged in outside of a marriage between a man and a woman.
We believe that any form of sexual immorality (including adultery, fornication, homosexual behavior, bisexual conduct, bestiality, incest, and use of pornography) is sinful and offensive to God. (Matt 15:18-20; 1 Cor 6:9-10.)
We believe that in order to preserve the function and integrity of The Family Radio Network, Inc., as the local Body of Christ, and to provide a biblical role model to the The Family Radio Network, Inc., members and the community, it is imperative that all persons employed by The Family Radio Network, Inc., in any capacity, or who serve as volunteers, agree to and abide by this Statement on Marriage, Gender, and Sexuality. (Matt 5:16; Phil 2:14-16; 1 Thess 5:22.)
We believe that God offers redemption and restoration to all who confess and forsake their sin, seeking His mercy and forgiveness through Jesus Christ. (Acts 3:19-21; Rom 10:9-10; 1 Cor 6:9-11).
We believe that every person must be afforded compassion, love, kindness, respect, and dignity. (Mark 12:28-31; Luke 6:31.) Hateful and harassing behavior or attitudes directed toward any individual are to be repudiated and are not in accord with Scripture nor the doctrines of The Family Radio Network, Inc.
Statement on the Sanctity of Human Life
We believe that all human life is sacred and created by God in His image. Human life is of inestimable worth in all its dimensions, including pre-born babies, the aged, the physically or mentally challenged, and every other stage or condition from conception through natural death. We are therefore called to defend, protect, and value all human life. (Ps 139.)