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Phil Cooke Podcast

Jan 19, 2022

Go behind the scenes of Joel Osteen’s broadcast television ministry as I interview Jon Swearingen, the senior director of Broadcast Media at Lakewood Church. Jon shares creative tips on fulfilling the pastor’s vision, directing multi-camera events, leading volunteers, and the various camera shots and multi-cam setups that will capture the best moments for your audience.


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*More About This Episode* Interview with Jon Swearingen, Sr. Director of Broadcast Media, Lakewood Church

Jon Swearingen is Sr. Director of Broadcast Media for Joel Osteen Ministries/Lakewood Church. Since 1999, he has been responsible for all aspects of live and broadcast video production. Jon manages a team of full-time and freelance workers and volunteers that create video content for broadcast, web/on-demand, church services, and social media for the ministry. This content includes long and short-form videos of church services, Bible teachings, stories and much more. Jon worked alongside then media director Joel Osteen for nine years until 1999 when Joel took over as pastor of Lakewood Church.


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