Saturday, June 18, 2016

Local Couple Starts Audio Cassette Ministry

When audio cassette tape recorders came out, they were much more convenient than reel-to-reel tape recorders. They were so convenient that many churches bought them so they could record their sermons on tape to lend to church members who weren't able to attend services. After a while those taped sermons would begin to grow in number, and churches began lending libraries to help members and non-members stay current with the sermons and interesting messages by other preachers.

Then people found out they could start their own cassette tape lending libraries for their friends and families. A Covington couple, Bill and Marie Knight, started doing it in the late 1970's, and they did it so well, that it sort of took off and became a national and international audio cassette tape Christian ministry. 

Here is their story. Click on the images below to view a larger version.