Roloff Ministries is better known as Roloff Evangelistic Enterprises, Inc. and the Family Altar Program. It is a Christian radio ministry founded by Lester Roloff and is celebrating 65 years of broadcasting Brother Roloff’s radio programs.
On May 8, 1944, Brother Roloff recorded his first 15 minute radio broadcast. As Marie Brady Roloff wrote,
“Even before moving to Corpus Christi, Lester had felt God’s call to begin such a broadcast. One of the conditions he made when we moved to Park Avenue Baptist was that such a radio ministry be started. The church was not ready to launch into such a program by faith, but the deacons did agree to pledge half the payment and we were to be responsible for the other half.
This was a tremendous step of faith. We had no income other than the pastoral salary; but Lester possessed the confidence to believe that if God was in this, He would provide the necessary financial resources. ‘Doesn’t the Scripture say, ‘Now the Just shall live by faith?’ he asked me. Thus was born the Family Altar Program, a daily time of spiritual refreshment, Bible study and prayer.”
In 1951, Brother Roloff left the pastorate of Second Baptist and became a full-time evangelist and radio minister. That same year, he founded Roloff Evangelistic Enterprises, Inc., as a non-profit, tax-exempt corporation to coordinate all his ministries.
On February 16, 1993, the National Religious Broadcasters posthumously inducted Brother Roloff into their Hall of Fame. This award is presented to an individual who, “for a significant period of time, has made an outstanding contribution in the field of Christian broadcasting with the highest of standards and faithfulness to Christ, of whom it can be testified or who can testify … ‘I have fought a good fight, I have finished my course, I have kept the faith.’” This Hall of Fame Award is the National Religious Broadcasters’ highest honor. During the ceremony, Brother Roloff was described as “a man with a backbone of steel and a heart of gold.”
Today, Roloff Evangelistic Enterprises, Inc. continues the mission established by Brother Roloff by broadcasting the “Good News” of Jesus Christ through their “Family Altar Program.” Through financial support, they also help ministries Brother Roloff started or inspired.
They remain a faith based ministry and still firmly believe as Brother Roloff did, that,
Christ is the Answer!
You can contact Roloff Ministries by:
• calling our office toll-free at 1.800.772.7507,
• writing to us at Roloff Evangelistic Enterprises, Inc., P.O. Box 1177, Corpus Christi, Texas 78403,
• by email at firstname.lastname@example.org