A two minute dose of encouragement with host Moira Brown, showcasing God’s goodness with daily inspiration. Find God’s embrace in the adventure of faith to help us grow together through life’s seasons and circumstances.
Moira grew up in Peterborough, Ontario, the eldest of six children. The family was shattered by her father’s sudden death in 1970 at 47, leaving her mother a widow at 39. The next year, at age 17, after winning the title Miss United Appeal, Moira became involved in local AM and FM radio. The summers of 1973 and 1974 she worked as a boat reporter on the CKLY Radio Courtesy Cruiser in Lindsay, Ontario. In the off season she was receptionist and music programmer, finally hosting her own program as D.J.
For 7 years from 1974 to 1981, Moira produced and hosted The Moira Hunt Show, a daily half-hour variety program on CKVR TV in Barrie, Ontario. In 1978, through the influence of an interview guest, Moira came to know Jesus Christ as her personal Lord and Saviour. Three years later in God’s leading, she left her career and Canada for England, where she spent 9 months at Capernwray Bible School.
In the summer of ’82, Moira returned to her hometown of Peterborough and the radio/TV station (CHEX/CFMP) where her broadcast career had begun. Dr. Terry Winter asked her to be office manager for his Peterborough crusade, Kawarthas Alive ’85. That fall, the Lord led her to Briercrest Bible College in Caronport, Saskatchewan for three years of studying, teaching and producing The Briercrest Bible Hour for radio, until she was invited to join the on-air team of 100 Huntley Street in Toronto in the fall of 1988. Seven months later on May 6, 1989, Moira married one of the men who hired her, Richard Brown.
Moira took a mini-retirement in 1994 from the daily 100 Huntley Street program to be home with her children, Katherine and Davy. During that time, Moira’s husband joined Visionledd, a Christian NGO that helps those affected by HIV and AIDS in poor communities in Africa. Together, the Browns led a team to Zambia where they celebrated the Christmas season with orphans and widows. Moira returned to national television in January 2006 as one of the hosts of Full Circle, a new Crossroads’ program of special interest to women.
Moira was awarded the Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Medal, “for dedicated service to her peers, her community and to Canada.” The following year, 2014, she was named one of Canada’s top one hundred Christian women leaders. Also in 2014, she authored her first book, Hugs From Heaven, a collection of her adventures with God and lessons in life. Now Moira brings these personal reflections to Faith Strong Today, applying years of broadcasting experience to new digital Christian media to reach generations both young and young at heart.