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“Why Were You Born” Public Appearance Campaign Set

August 5, 2014

Answering Humanity’s Most Asked Question

Campaign billboard on I-71 in Cincinnati.

Campaign billboard on I-71 in Cincinnati.

Large Interstate-highway and downtown city billboards started going up around Cincinnati on August 3, marking the launch of inviting area residents to attend the United Church of God’s first major public appearance campaign on Sept. 10.

Asking the question, “Why Were You Born?”, the campaign focuses on humanity’s incredible potential of becoming literal Children of God in the God Family—all within the coming Kingdom of God.

Beyond Today host Gary Petty will serve as the featured speaker for the first event, which will take place at the Holiday Inn Eastgate, a full-service hotel on the east side of Cincinnati.

In addition to billboards, the Church will air TV spot invitations locally on the History Channel, Fox News, the National Geographic channel, USA network and others; and radio spots and illustrated messages will appear on Pandora Internet Radio in the region, all directing people to visit the seminar website at

“Using the same principle that both the apostle Paul first used in preaching the Gospel to the Athenians and that the church later deployed successfully in the 20th century, the campaign will quickly lead directly into a powerful and exciting message about the Kingdom of God,” said Victor Kubik, Church president. “We have spent a number of months prayerfully preparing for this, exploring different ideas, formats, and opportunities. This is the first time the United Church of God has organized a high-impact public event of this magnitude and we know we’re up against the varsity, so prayers from all for the powerful preaching of the gospel will be much appreciated.”

Guests can sign up at Why for free tickets.

Guests can sign up at Why for free tickets.

The Sept. 10 event is expected to increase awareness of both the gospel message of the Kingdom of God and the presence of the United Church of God in the greater Cincinnati area. The event will feature a special edition of the Bible study guide What Is Your Destiny, and a live video feed is expected to be available for Church members in the area who would like to view the proceedings. A follow-up special Bible study will be conducted for new attendees and Church members at the home office before the Feast of Tabernacles.

“The video, Web and print production staff at the home office have done a great job in putting together the key elements for this, and the Church was able to leverage negotiated discounts for the media,” explained Mr. Kubik. “If this event is as successful as we hope and expect it to be, we will consider plans to later expand the format into different cities around the United States and Canada.”

Peter Eddington—Operation Manager, Media and Communications Services

Pandora Internet radio tile, which will have accompanying audio spot.

Pandora Internet Radio tile, which will have accompanying audio spot.

August 5, 2014 - Posted by | Beyond Today, Media and Communications | , , , , , ,


  1. Very Exciting!

    Comment by Bill Lussenheide | August 6, 2014 | Reply

  2. This is fantastic! What a wonderful way of capturing the attention of everyday motorists–and giving them something to think about during their commute.

    Comment by catharinemartin | August 6, 2014 | Reply

  3. Is the video for the TV ads? If so, it has great material, but a bit too long. Will be praying for your success! Many people in this world are broken and want answers.

    Comment by Hope | August 6, 2014 | Reply

    • Hope,

      No the TV ads are 30 seconds (two :15 spots at the beginning and end of the hour, on major cable networks).

      Comment by United Church of God | August 6, 2014 | Reply

  4. Praying the LORD inspire Mr. Petty in this presentation!

    Comment by | August 6, 2014 | Reply

  5. very awesome start. Is he going on a road trip and visiting different cities? Or just cincy?

    Comment by geraldvera | August 6, 2014 | Reply

    • Gerald, just Cincinnati to begin with.

      Comment by United Church of God | August 6, 2014 | Reply

      • Hoping and praying this presentation comes to my home state of Missouri! Billboard ministries are a great opportunity for reaching so many that the LORD may call!

        Comment by | August 7, 2014 | Reply

  6. Great evangelistic plan to reveal God’s truth to those that He wills to know Him. After this effort, replicate this in other countries. God is with His Church. He will give you strength and grace to sustain His work in harvesting souls for His Kingdom.

    Comment by Benard Dudi | August 6, 2014 | Reply

  7. It’s very exciting to see thoughts and prayers answered! We appreciate everyone at H.Q. for all their efforts to help make this happen.

    Comment by 😊 JRJ | August 8, 2014 | Reply

  8. Will new booklets become available online and/or print?

    Comment by Warren Marr | August 11, 2014 | Reply

    • Warren,

      The “Why Were You Born?” booklet being offered to seminar guests, is exactly the same as our “What Is Your Destiny?” booklet. So, no, for the time being there is not a new booklet available. You can read or download “What Is Your Destiny?” for now.

      Comment by United Church of God | August 11, 2014 | Reply

  9. Interesting to see Pandora being used for advertising. I love Pandora, and hardly listen to the radio in the car at all anymore. Probably easier to target demographics and statistics as well.

    Comment by Bill Lussenheide | August 14, 2014 | Reply

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