Joe Pope, Sr. is the Founder and CEO of Pope Broadcasting Company, Inc. and Glory To God Television (GTG-TV|. The mission of Pope Broadcasting is to link people, ideas and resources together through innovative productions for radio, television and the stage. The mission of Glory To God Television is to spread Word of God through music and ministry.
In collaboration, these two companies provide 24 hours daily of Christian television broadcasting throughout Central, Southwest Georgia
and East Alabama.
EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE
Mr. Pope graduated from Woodbury High School and went on to attend Upson Technical College where he became an ASE Master Auto Mechanic. He worked in this profession at Ford Motor Company for a number of years before leaving to start what soon became a successful auto repair business, Big Q Auto.
His career in broadcasting began as a DJ on WFDR Radio Station in Manchester, Georgia where he was eventually offered his own Christian talk show. In 1998, while managing WNEA Radio Station in Newnan, Georgia and making a positive impact on listening audiences, God gave him the vision to expand his reach to viewing audiences through Glory To God Television. GTG-TV continues to expand and grow toward the vision of a worldwide Christian television broadcasting network.
COMMUNITY SERVICE AND AFFILIATIONS
Mr. Pope serves as a positive role model in his church and his community. He is very active in ministry, giving freely of his time, talents and love for others. Over a decade ago, he founded two non-profit organizations designed to help underserved groups: Kids Against Violence, Inc., which focused on the academic development and positive social development of youth-at-risk; and Reaching Out To Say I
Care, which coordinated volunteers in the effort of preparing and delivering food and gift baskets to elderly people during the holiday seasons.
He uses his television influence to promote many charitable causes and serves on the Board of Directors for Habitat For Humanity of Newnan/Coweta County.