It’s been said that marriages are made in heaven and sometimes that’s hard to see until many years down the road. My wife, Laurie, and I, both skipped out of the medical fields to go into media work. As God would have it – we met, and now, 36 years later, we produce Focus On Israel, an award-winning program that is seen all over the world. Its impact has been immeasurable as it reaches and teaches Christians about their Jewish brethren and the importance of the State of Israel.
Over the years, we produced close to 300 Christian films including over 100 music videos. During that time, we won two Emmy’s, 20 Telly Awards and numerous other awards from various film festivals. Laurie helped when she could, but had her hands full much of the time taking care of our five kids. She also felt God’s push to make a difference for the unborn and worked at a Crisis Pregnancy Center and lobbied for TN Right to Life in the legislature.
Then on September 11th, 2001, the direction of our lives turned.
Laurie saw that the vicious evil that had attacked America on 9-11 was the same that had been attacking Israel and the Jewish people for centuries. With it’s rebirth in 1948, Israel has endured numerous attacks and wars as well a deeply antisemitic media war looking to destroy it. Thus, our love for Israel led us to use our talents to create a “PR” company to produce content to teach Christians and other people of conscience about our need to protect Israel and our Jewish brethren. Little did we know that we’d open the door and inspire many others to create pro-Israel content.
So began Proclaiming Justice to The Nations (PJTN), an idea birthed at our kitchen table with no funding and little help. For five years we worked to build PJTN, putting every dollar raised back into the organization and video productions. It was an untenable dead end but eventually, by the grace of God, funding flowed in to continue the vital work and fund our lives.
Laurie soon returned to the legislature to help Israel, fight antisemitism and eventually, to reform Tennessee’s education system. She came to the attention of The World Council of Independent Christian Churches who appointed her as Special Envoy to the United Nations for human rights and anti-Semitism on behalf of 44 million Christians.
Our work has included the production of five pro-Israel documentaries and 94 half-hour episodes of Focus On Israel. Today, PJTN programming in support of Israel reaches over 950 million potential viewers on a regular basis through a network of close to two dozen TV affiliates and satellite broadcasters.
Until His return, the battle for Israel and America will continue. Laurie’s next step in this war is to represent Tennesseans in the State House. Learn about her stand at: https://laurietn63.com/
Stan Moore is an Emmy Award winning writer-director. He directs the TV series Focus On Israel
that reaches over 950 million potential viewers worldwide.