The Christian Professional Media Alliance (CPMA) will be having their next lunch meeting on Thursday, June 13 from 11:30 am to 1 PM. The venue will be Denny’s off of 7th North St. in Liverpool. Lunch is self-pay.
This months CPMA guest speaker is John Petrilli.
John was born and raised in Syracuse, NY. He holds an A.A.S. in Human Services, a B.S. in Education, and a B.A. in Evangelism and Pastoral Training from the Moody Bible Institute in Chicago, IL. His burning passions include education, evangelism and pro-life advocacy. A staff writer for The Good News Paper, he’s also a contributing writer for Eagle Newspapers, and author of numerous op-ed pieces that have reached print for the Syracuse-based Post-Standard Newspaper. His literary work covers a wide spectrum of topics including but not limited to Christian living, evangelism, pro-life issues, community interest stories, personal interviews and feature stories on cross-cultural ministries and organizations that are having an impact on the central New York area. Mr. Petrilli makes his church home at the Northside Baptist Church in Liverpool, New York. His conversion and life verse is 2 Corinthians 5:15, “He died for all, that we who live should no longer live for ourselves, but for Him, Who, for our sakes died and was raised.”
CPMA April 11 Morning Meeting Report
Fifteen media professionals joined together Thursday morning to welcome WSYR’s news anchor Nia Carter to the Christian Professional Media Alliance (CPMA) breakfast meeting at Denny’s in Liverpool.
Nia shared about her spiritual journey and how the Lord Jesus had made Himself known to her as a little 5 year old girl, and subsequently, how God’s Holy Spirit had led her into a dynamic spiritual life long adventure. Nia candidly explained how she had at times wrestled with the will of God, and how God’s faithful persistence had carried her through the tough times.
Nia Carter testified to some of the struggles in her early days of news reporting. She faced obstacles of being an African American, a woman, a single Mom, and a Christian.
Nia also entertained some Q & A time with the attendees, and we concluded our time praying for Nia to stand firm and continue to be light in a dark world.
Our next CPMA meeting will be a lunch meeting Thursday May 9 at 11:30 am. Once again it will be a Denny’s on 7th North in Liverpool. Lunch is self-pay. Keep looking for more information.
Serving Christ Jesus with you in professional media,
Mars Hill Network
CPMA welcomes Nia Carter, for our April CPMA Meeting.
Learn a little about Nia before the meeting.
Radio, Rhododendrons, and pure Religion…
Nia Carter is a news staple on Syracuse’s largest radio news outlets, WSYR.
Nia got her start in the radio business in 1978 when she became a week-end news anchor in Cincinnati, Ohio. That job turned into the position of full time afternoon news anchor.
Nia Carter’s next news assignment took her to Buffalo, NY where she resided for about one year before taking a position in the Syracuse market with NewCity Communications later becomming ClearChannel in 1998. She has also written thousands of commercials for various radio outlets. Nia has been serving Central New York for nearly 16 years.
Abundant Life Christian Center in East Syracuse has been Nia’s home church since 1996. There she has served as Program Director of the church’s radio ministry and Life Change Group Facilitator.
Besides her career in news radio, she has a freelance/public relations and voiceover business. On the domestic side Nia is an avid flower gardener, and is Mom to one adult son and has a 7 year old grandson in New York City.
Nia wonderfully proclaims, “I love the Lord and I love His Word and I am so grateful that I am a spirit-filled, born again believer in Jesus Christ!”
CPMA welcomes WSYR’s Nia Carter. Come and be blessed!
Please RSVP to CPMA if you plan to attend.
CPMA welcomes Richard J Ruch, VP General Manager of the Lamar/Syracuse office, for our February CPMA Meeting.
Learn a little about Richard before the meeting.
My wife Judy and I now call the Syracuse area our home after moving here from Williamsport Pa. in 1997. She is the love of my life and I am so proud of the work she is doing at New Hope family Services. We found the hills of LaFayette a place to put down roots and then found Eastern Hills Bible Church as our place to worship where I am presently serving on the Elder board.
We have 2 children ,Nicole and her husband Paul Laga and our son Adam and his wife Jessica and our only grandson Logan. and our specila dog Hannah.
I am now in my 43rd year in outdoor advertising and I plan to stay as long as they will have me. I started in the industry with Penn Advertising as a bill poster and worked at many different jobs throughout the years and now I am the VP General Manager of the Lamar/Syracuse office.
I have been a follower of Christ since 1983 and throughout the years spent time leading youth groups and teaching senior high students. My greatest joy is helping others experience the love of Jesus in everything they do.
I love to spend time in the outdoors hiking, hunting , fishing, skiing, snowshoeing , playing golf and teaching my grandson everything I can.
Richard J Ruch
Join us at Denny’s off of 7th North St in Liverpool on Tuesday, February 12 at 11:30am. Lunch is self-pay.
Please RSVP to CPMA if you plan to attend.
How thankful we are for a record turnout this past Christian Professional Media Alliance (CPMA) meeting on Tuesday, November 19. If you could not make it…we missed you!
Our guest speaker was John Carter of New Vine Media. New Vine records and promotes innovative new Christian music and media production at little or no cost to the artist.
John shared much of his personal journey to Christ, and as one who has been rescued from himself, the power of darkness and the world system, shared the media ministry that God has immersed him into. John’s message carried with it a clear aura of personal commitment to his God given vision, as well as a sense of urgency of delivering the message of hope to those without Christ.
You can visit John and New Vine Media at www.newvinemedia.com .
Next month CPMA will welcome Mars Hill Network’s Phil Pilalas.
Phil received his MBA with a Marketing concentration and a BS in Broadcast Communications. He manages the Mars Hill Network website, www.marshillnetwork.org
and serves as IT Facilitator for the radio network ministry.
Phil will be sharing some about himself, but hopes to offer ideas and resources that will help us to put the Internet in motion for effective outreach possibilities.
Join us next meeting at Denny’s off of 7th North St in Liverpool on Tuesday, December 18 at 11:30am. Lunch is self-pay.
The Christian Professional Media Alliance (CPMA) will be having their next lunch meeting on Tuesday, November 13 from 11:30 am to 1 PM. The venue will be Denny’s off of 7th North St. in Liverpool. Lunch is self-pay.
This months guest speaker will be John Carter of New Vine Media, www.newvinemedia.com . New Vine Media owns and operates professional recording studios, as well as offering multi-media services.
John grew up in the 80's in and around the radio and music industry. John's dad (also John Carter) was a popular radio disk jockey and program director / music director for several radio stations around the country, eventually finding their home in Binghamton, New York in 1984. He received his first record player and album collection as a gift from his parents on his 9th birthday which changed his world forever. His love for music and pop media would keep him up late at night listening to the latest radio hit singles over the static on his alarm clock radio.
Eventually, John learned how to play guitar and started to develop a band in his freshman year of high school leading to several other bands over the years. At the age of 17, John went to a concert and received a tract sharing his desperate need for a savior. That year in September 1992, though living in a family that declared atheism, John received Jesus Christ as His Lord, and Savior. Since then, John has served as a missionary to India, a pastor, a church planter, a nationally syndicated radio show producer, a worship leader, and a creative director for other larger radio networks in the Northeast.
John Carter is now the founder and CEO of New Vine Media, a missions organization with the vision to create music, media, and communications to influence the nations for Christ based in Ithaca, NY. John lives there with his faithful wife of 14 years; Amy, with three beautiful children, Hannah 13, John 12, and Madison 10.
John is in the process of creating a unique and innovative ministry to Christian music artists and professionals.
Come and be informed, challenged and motivated as a Christian in the media world.
Please RSVP at 315 469-5051, or email firstname.lastname@example.org .