Cornerstone TeleVision has named Donald Black its new president/CEO. Mr. Black, who was born in Washington, Pa., and resides in Franklin, Tenn., with his wife and four children, is the latest in a line of presidents including CTVN founder Russ Bixler, Oleen Eagle and Ron Hembree.
"We are all thrilled to have Don as part of the Cornerstone family; he is truly an answer to our prayers," said Norma Bixler, who co-founded the ministry 33 years ago in Wall.
Mrs. Bixler and the board of directors have overseen the network since Mr. Hembree's death in 2010.
"I feel as if I've come full circle," said Mr. Black, whose wife, Teri, grew up in Butler County.
"[CTVN] has a legacy of purpose, of destiny, and we want to stay true to that," he said.
According to its website, the Christian network owns and operates seven stations in Pennsylvania and West Virginia. There are 115 affiliated stations capable of picking up its programming through cable and satellite, as well as 24/7 streaming at www.ctvn.org.
Mr. Black is a graduate of the University of Charleston and Regent University, with a master's degree in communications.