Our mission is to share the Gospel of Jesus Christ with people here in Canada and internationally, with a focus on people groups in hard to reach areas of the world.
Our aim is to mobilize believers and to make disciples. Our outreach focus is to spread the Gospel through healthcare and creative technology platforms. We provide healthcare initiatives, facilitate church-growth through local partnerships and discipleship, and share Jesus’ Message in diverse and multilingual formats. We specialize in traditional and digital broadcasting. We strive to maintain adaptability and relevance in a world of changing trends with the hope of lasting evangelism and discipleship for His glory.
Serving together as the Voice and Hands of Jesus.
In 1927, God called Clarence Jones to reach the unreached people of Latin America through radio. Three years later, while missionaries Reuben and Grace Larson were on furlough from their post in Ecuador, God brought them together with the Jones family where they felt God leading them to work together to found this new radio ministry in Ecuador.
In 1931, the door opened in Ecuador and at last, the broadcast license was granted. Since the call letters of all radio stations in Ecuador must begin with the letters HC, the founders chose the call letters HCJB to stand for "Heralding Christ Jesus' Blessings". There was just one problem: there were only about six radio devices in the entire nation at the time!
By the 1940s, the station had added broadcasts in Spanish, English, Russian, Arabic, Czech, and several other languages. The addition of a 10,000-watt transmitter allowed HCJB programs to be heard around the globe during World War II. This was possible because few other shortwave broadcasters were on the air. The station was known around the world in many languages as The Voice of the Andes.
Clarence and his colleagues were convicted that hearing the message of Jesus wasn't enough for the people of Ecuador, they needed to feel His touch too. In 1953, construction began on a large, modern hospital directly across the street from the radio station in Quito. A second hospital was built in 1955 in the jungle town of Shell Mera on land donated by Mission Aviation Fellowship missionary Nate Saint.
In 1967, the Canadian office became an incorporated organization. In 2015, HCJB became Reach Beyond, and we continue to utilize new technology to share the Gospel.
Our Statement of Faith
We believe in one God, existing in a trinity of persons: Father, Son and Holy Spirit, who are eternal and of equal dignity and power. We believe that the Bible is the Word of God, verbally inspired and without error as originally written, and that it is the only infallible rule of faith and practice for Christians.
We believe in Jesus Christ, conceived of the Holy Spirit and born of the virgin Mary, whose death on the cross for the redemption of sinners provided a sufficient and complete propitiation for their sin. He rose again for our justification, ascended into heaven, and is now seated at the right hand of the Father, interceding for all those who come to God through Him. All who believe in and receive the Lord Jesus Christ have eternal life; those who do not will be eternally lost. We wait for the “blessed hope—the glorious appearing of our great God and Savior, Jesus Christ” (Titus 2:13), and we believe that all things shall finally be subjected to God through him.
We believe that the true church, which is the body of Christ, is formed by the work of the Holy Spirit in all those who trust Christ as their Saviour. In view of Christ’s last command and recognizing the lost condition of all those who fail to accept the gospel message, we believe in the urgency of every Christian responding to the Great Commission. “For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish, but have eternal life” (John 3:16). We are dedicated to carrying out the plan of God in conformity with the last command of our Saviour: “be my witnesses... to the ends of the earth” (Acts 1:8). With the God-given means at our disposal, the gospel message is literally being carried to the ends of the earth. We also seek to carry out the command of our Saviour to teach all nations, in addition to evangelizing them.