World Harvest Television - Family Broadcasting Corporation, formerly known as LeSEA Broadcasting, is an American Christian television network. Founded by Lester Sumrall in 1972, Family Broadcasting Corporation is headquartered in South Bend, Indiana, and broadcasts Christian and family programming. Peter Sumrall, son of Lester Sumrall, served as its president and the chief executive officer from 2002 to 2015. His son, Drew Sumrall, now serves in the same position.
WHT is a network owned and operated by Family Broadcasting Corporation, based in South Bend, IN (formerly LeSEA Broadcasting Corporation).
What is WHT?
WHT delivers classic family entertainment for all ages as well as programs from many of the best-known ministries and Christian teachers in the country. All programming on WHT adheres to traditional Judeo/Christian values.
WHT is primarily targeted to Women 35-64 and Adults 50+. The network reaches a national audience of 22+ million households on DirecTV channel 367.
Lester Sumrall, with the help and support of his family and many friends, founded LeSEA (Lester Sumrall Evangelistic Association) in 1957: A ministry which has subsequently given birth to well over one hundred books and study guides, eleven television stations, a satellite ministry, three FM radio stations, and five shortwave stations reaching over ninety percent of the world’s population. Perhaps the crowning glory of Lester Sumrall’s work is his ongoing ministry to feed desperately poor families within the Body of Christ. Established in 1987, LeSEA Global Feed the Hungry® has given millions of dollars to countless believers around the globe. And again, as Lester Sumrall so often said,
“This is just the beginning. There are greater blessings ahead!”
LeSEA Broadcasting exists to reach out to the lost across the globe and to provide families with a viewing alternative to secular television programs. We have a God-given calling to reach the untold billions yet untold and empower believers to grow in their spiritual walk.
We take this mission very seriously as we partner with friends to reach across the globe with the Good News of Christ. Our multi-faceted ministry includes television and satellite broadcasting, international shortwave radio, Bible distribution, and the 24-hour World Harvest Prayerline.