EMF Inaugurates New Tennessee Headquarters

Wallington: We’re here to help make Jesus famous

Posted: May 31, 2022

Educational Media Foundation broke ground on its new global headquarters near Nashville.

EMF is the parent company of K-Love and Air1, the largest Christian music radio networks in the United States. Heard in all 50 states on over 1,000 feeds, it is also a top 10 US-based audio broadcaster.

The organization employs nearly 500 people and is currently moving its headquarters from northern California to the south. This has announced this plan early last yeardescribing Nashville as the heart of the Christian media industry.

The nonprofit broadcaster already has studios and offices in the Nashville area; however, his new office building and worship center will be built on his large property in the Berry Farms community of Franklin, Tenn.

At the groundbreaking on Friday, CEO Bill Reeves said, “I really feel like we’re standing on hallowed ground here. I feel like God brought us to these 11 acres. He thanked his predecessors, former CEOs Bob Anthony, Dick Jenkins and Mike Novak. “I never want to forget the legacy of the people who built this ministry,” he said.

Left to right – EMF CEO Bill Reeves and Franklin Mayor Dr. Ken Moore

Sam Wallington, vice president of operations and engineering for EMF, was quoted in the summary of the event as saying, “This land is not another office building project. …What will come out of this property has the power to change this planet. … We are not here to make a name for ourselves, we are here to [help] make Jesus famous. It is a place where we can each play a part in bringing the hope of Jesus to the wounded nation we live in, and to the world, through books, films, videos and podcasts, events and streaming, and yes – radio.”

Wallington’s remarks included a prayer for the protection of contractors and subcontractors and all those involved in construction.

Scripture and soil, given to participants as a reminder to pray

Musician and author CeCe Winans conducted an a capella version of “Amazing Grace (Praise God)”.

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