MOUNT VERNON, N.Y. (AP) -- The Rev. W. Franklyn Richardson, who twice finished second in voting for the presidency of the National Baptist Convention USA, has won a national pulpit, this time on television.
Richardson, the thunderous preacher who leads Grace Baptist Church in Mount Vernon, began a weekly TV show Nov. 3 on The Word Network, which is seen on Direct TV, Time Warner and Cablevision and other systems.
The Word Network and the Major Broadcasting Cable Network, both aimed at black audiences, reach about 50 million subscribers.
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