Throughout the Asia pacific region

About Us

Butwal, Nepal

Dili, Timor-Leste

Hog Harbour, Vanuatu

Honiara, Solomon Islands

Solomon Islands Board

The Word for Today

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…

Latest News

Ministerial Visit to Radio Voz

Our team at Radio Voz had a visit from Francisco Martins da Costa Pereira Jerónimo last Week, Timor-Leste's Minister of Parliamentary Affairs and Social Communication. They were able to show the minister their studio and tell him a bit of Radio Voz's history. He...

An increase for 2021

We are excited and encouraged by the positive response to the launch of The Word for Today in 2020. So for 2021, thanks to your support we've been able to increase our print run to over 17,000 copies across 7 nations in the Pacific. The new books are being printed and...

The Word for Today now on air and online in Tetun

Our team at Radio Voz in Timor Leste have a new website - but that's not what this story is about. As part of their website we gave them The Word for Today - with each new devotional automatically publishing each day.  But for many Timorese English is a second...

Vanuatu Team registered

We're excited that our team in Vanuatu are now fully registered with the Vanuatu Government as a not-for-profit association. This is a huge step forward as we work towards establishing a flourishing and effective radio ministry in Vanuatu. Already they are keen to...

Still bringing hope

At our staff meeting last week Aimee shared from Psalm 138:2 For You have magnified Your word above all Your name. This is a great reminder about how important God’s Word is – and why we are so passionate about getting it out through the airwaves. Speaking of The...

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 – you’ll find their contact details when you choose them from the 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…

Bring Out the Best in Others (2)

‘Be strong and of good courage...’ Deuteronomy 31:6 NKJV In the musical My Fair Lady, Eliza Doolittle, a common flower girl, becomes an elegant lady who mixes with England’s high society. How did it happen? Because Henry Higgins, a celebrated linguistics (speech)...

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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

Help in the aftermath of TC Harold

Help in the aftermath of TC Harold

The people of Vanuatu were hit hard by Tropical Cyclone Harold. Many people lost buildings, crops and their livelihood. But there are some good news stories too. Like the folk at the Santo Baptist Church who were out and about helping where they could and distributing...

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...

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