The Christian Worship Hour was ordained by God to proclaim the Gospel of the Lord Jesus Christ to the world. The Christian Worship Hour proclaims the Word of God simply and humbly in all its truth and purity, with special concern and compassion for the lost and with hope and encouragement for all believers. The Christian Worship Hour seeks to win the lost to Christ, to minister to the lonely, the elderly, and the shut-ins, and to nurture the saved in their daily walk with the Lord. Our purpose will always be to exalt the Lord Jesus Christ so that all may come to everlasting life through faith in Him, bringing glory to God the Father Almighty. Amen.
Dr. Harold E. Salem
Dr. Harold E. Salem was born near Belle Fourche, SD and graduated from Belle Fourche High School. He earned a Bachelor of Science Degree from Black Hills State University. He graduated from Northwestern Bible School and Seminary, Minneapolis, MN where he earned the Bachelor’s and Master’s Degree in Theology. He also earned the Doctor of Ministry Degree from Northern Baptist Theological Seminary, Lombard, IL.
On June of 1944 he began serving the First Baptist Church of Belle Fourche, SD, his home church and his first church. He served the church 13 1/2 years, during which time a new sanctuary was built. In January 1958, he accepted the call to the First Baptist Church of Aberdeen, SD, where he has served 52 1/2 years during which time a new sanctuary, Christian Education building, gymnasium and youth center were built.
In August 2010, he resigned from First Baptist so as to give full time to the Christian Worship Hour which began in January, 1979, by telecasting the worship service on a single TV station, KABY-TV. In August 2010, the service was moved to the studios of KABY-TV and today is aired worldwide.