Throughout the Asia pacific region

About Us

Butwal, Nepal

Dili, Timor-Leste

Hog Harbour, Vanuatu

Honiara, Solomon Islands

Wewak, Papua New Guinea

Hi there, We are

United Christian Broadcasters Asia Pacific

But you can call us UCB. We’re part of the global family of United Christian Broadcasters International Ltd. that traces its roots back to the 60’s and one bloke in New Zealand with a crazy idea.

Then in 1988 another bloke with an equally crazy idea started UCB Australia…

What we do


Helping local Christian people harness the incredible power of radio to have a positive impact in their communites is the mainstay of our ministry.

Radio gets behind closed doors to bring the light, hope and encouragement of the Gospel message to people right where they are.


The Word for Today

A brand new 200 page, 12 month edition is now available in Papua New Guinea, Vanuatu, Solomon Islands, Cook Islands, Fiji, Samoa and Timor-Leste.

Contact your local UCB team – hover over Projects in the menu above.

A quarterly edition is also available in Nepal as well as Australia and NZ. The Word for Today is loved all around the world for its simple Biblical truths and relevant teaching.

We are thrilled to be able to introduce this powerful printed devotional throughout the Asia Pacific region.

Online & Social

Today, in most nations nearly everyone has a mobile phone or tablet that they use to access social media sites. They might not have running water or elecricity but they do have Facebook!

So if we are to reach them with ‘Christian media’, guess where we have to be.

Read today’s devotion now…

Don’t be impatient

‘Let patience have its perfect work, that you may be perfect and complete, lacking nothing.’ James 1:4 NKJV Just because it hasn’t happened yet doesn’t mean it won’t, or that God has changed His mind. While you are waiting—God is working. The timing may not yet be...

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Stations on air

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Current Projects


Changing Lives For Good

You are enabling God to do great things in the lives of people all across the Asia Pacific region.
Here are just three examples of the impact you are having:


I am from Eastern Part of Nepal called Khotang. Currently I am doing ministry at Kathmandu. I am very much thankful to Message of Hope for providing The Word for Today. I got to know about this from one of my Facebook friends. Since that day I am a regular listener of daily devotion of “The Word for Today“. I am very much blessed by this post, which is very short and sweet to understand and share to others friends. From this devotion post, I learned so many new things, which became very useful for my ministry. Similarly, the weekly quiz has developed my reading habit of Bible. I am very much thankful to Message of Hope Nepal.

The Word for Today reader


Mrs A

…you have no idea, how much impact God has wrought in my life through those anointed messages.

Those messages are sent straight from the throne room of the Almighty down to his chosen. I truly owe it to you all and I believe nothing in this physical world could match the wealth of heaven that is distributed every day through the programs that are aired.

I count myself most privileged person to reap its benefits just by tuning every morning. My daily routine was dependant on those power packed messages.

Laif FM listener & The Word for Today reader

Papua New Guinea


Over Christmas, we had a big Franklin Graham event and 50,000 attended. At this event they showed our video which we made in three days about former addicts who had been set free by Jesus. Many were touched and encouraged by it.

When we put our same video online, it got 700,000 views. I learned that you don’t have to be a specialist. You can be a mom and learn how to use these tools and you can make media and send messages out to share the Gospel with people all over the world. We post one new little video each day. On my website, most of our videos get 200,000 views.

Medialight course graduate


Our Team

Ian Worby

Ian Worby


The big cheese or ‘sir’! He’s the ideas man, dreaming big, coming up with “what if we…” and gathering the right people around him to make it happen.

Grant Kennedy

Grant Kennedy

Projects Manager

Actually he’s more like: photographer, designer, administrator, builder, plumber, maker of things unheard of and fixer of things broken.

Steve Monro

Steve Monro

Broadcast Development Manager

Fancy title, but really he’s a tech whizz/geek who knows how to make the radio, studio, computers and stuff work really well.

Rudy Oei

Rudy Oei

Liaison Officer

Part technician, part Mr Fixit, but
all nice guy. And it really helps he’s fluent in Indonesian when it comes to communicating with our Timor-Leste team

Latest News

Good News – there really is some!

Good News – there really is some!

Lots of Good News regarding The Word for Today! All The Word for Today copies are (with the exception of Timor-Leste) through customs and in the process of being distributed to readers in each Pacific nation. Already we’ve heard some exciting feedback. Julie, who has...

A bumpy road for the launch of The Word for Today

A bumpy road for the launch of The Word for Today

The Word for Today Our plan to launch a special 12 month edition of The Word for Today and into six new nations in the Pacific (plus transfer Papua New Guinea over to this new format ) has had a bumpy beginning. Because instead of "we did it"  we are still doing it…...

Solomons, Nepal, Timor-Leste

Solomons, Nepal, Timor-Leste

Solomon Islands Ian and Grant have recently returned from a trip to the beautiful nation of the Solomon Islands. They were delighted to find that since their visit in 2018 the Board had arranged for further work to be done towards completion of our Honiara studios for...

If I had to sum up everything we do in a few words I would say…

We preach the Word and make disciples.

How? We use media.

Ian Worby