A leader with one of the city’s growing Pentecostal church has decried the scrapping of BOSTV on free-to-air channels saying it had made them popular.

Speaking to RelZim, Apostle Charles Chara of Messenger of God Outreach Ministries said through the slot they had been accorded by BOSTV the response was overwhelming and made them establish other branches apart from the city branch.

“We have been very much affected by the closure of BOSTV as we had won many souls through our Tele-evangelism on the channel.

“Through that we managed to set up the Norton Branch, Nyanyadzi and ChristonBank ,”said the man of cloth.

He said he also tried radio for evangelism but the response has not been that good as compared to BOSTV.

“For the past months I have been on a daily slot on a local radio with the State Broadcaster but very less little feedback has been realised, ”cited Apostle Chara.

The Messenger of God Outreach Ministries leaders said there have been testimonies from people as far as Botswana, South Africa and the UK who got delivered through the evangelism on BOSTV.

Apostle Charles Chara said the ministries is also vigorously  engaging on various social networks like Facebook, twitter, skype and many others to ensure that they have many converts.

Blue Ocean Satellite Television changed from free-to-air to pay-per-view channel early this year after some licensing irregularities were cited by the Broadcasting Authority of Zimbabwe (BAZ).

The channel had become popular among the locals after the scrambling of other popular channels like SABC 1,2 and 3.

BOSTV was the first local free-to-air channels.

Tele-Evangelism fever has gripped many local Pentecostal churches with many now airing out on satellite television these include Emmanuel Makandiwa’s UFI’s Christ TV, Magaya’s PHD has Yaddah TV, Uebert Angel’s Spirit Embassy has Miracle TV.

All these channels are accessible on free to air channels as the television broadcasting scene in Zimbabwe remain rigid.