Christina and Scott MacIntyre Reach One Million Mark with TV Special “Enduring Hope”
March 8, 2023 (Phoenix Arizona) —— Christina and Scott MacIntyre have hit a major milestone with their first television special, Enduring Hope, with a million viewers. The program, which shares the couples journey through Scott’s blindness and two kidney transplants, debuted in October 2020 on UpTV, NRB and WSMV-TV in Nashville. The audience has now greatly expanded, thanks to multiple airings on new stations and networks each month. The program was produced by Dove Awards veteran, Steve Gilreath, with the MacIntyre’s, Steve and Jackie Green as executive producers. Scott and Christina’s purpose for the project is to help people find hope in the midst of hardship. Its music and message continue to resonate with people worldwide, and will proceed to expand even further with five airings this month. These markets, Oklahoma City OK, Lancaster PA, Norfolk VA, Charlotte NC and Nashville TN, are slating to air March 25 – 26, 2023, immediately following Saturday Night Live. The program is also available online and on Demand.
“We are so grateful to witness our songs and story changing lives,” Scott said. “My favorite part of the process is hearing from people who happen to catch the program during a difficult time, when they really need encouragement, and they find new hope to press on.”
Continuing to increase their output of hope for the nation and beyond, Scott and Christina have launched their weekly Enduring Hope devotional podcast that is reaching 40 countries. It can be heard on Apple, Spotify, Audible, etc. They’ve also pioneered a music mentoring retreat for the blind called SongSight which had its first iteration in November 2022. It was a three-day event with masterclasses, songwriting and instrument experimentation, culminating in the attendees recording an original song together that was released online. It gave the participants the opportunity to explore their potential and to experience the life changing power of music.
One of the attendees, Greg Lindberg, shares in a blog post, “I was completely in awe of my SongSight experience. It totally exceeded my expectations.”
The future holds exciting opportunities for Scott and Christina’s ministry, including visiting public and private schools around the country to encourage the next generation. Scott is also releasing new music every few weeks, with two singles released so far this year being a rap collaboration called “Believe Again” and his latest entitled “We Will Serve the Lord.”
Music and more information is available at Scott MacIntyre’s website, Facebook and Spotify.
About Scott MacIntyre
From his early days as a classical concert pianist who captured the hearts of millions of American Idol viewers, Scott MacIntyre has never let challenges keep him from achieving his dreams. Blind from birth and a two-time kidney transplant recipient, he knows what it means to persevere despite seemingly insurmountable obstacles.
Scott was first diagnosed with stage-four kidney failure at nineteen years old, and after almost a year on dialysis, his college piano teacher’s wife donated her kidney to Scott and saved his life. Less than a year later, he auditioned for American Idol.
That kidney transplant lasted for eight years, then in September 2014, Scott was put back on the transplant waiting list for a deceased-donor kidney. Several months later, an anonymous living donor stepped forward and offered to undergo compatibility testing after hearing about Scott’s need on the radio. In June 2015, Scott underwent his second successful kidney transplant and has since made a full recovery.
Thanks to his two kidney donors, Scott and his wife Christina are the parents of two children – Christian and Stella. In order to pass on the hope they have been given, the couple started “Scott MacIntyre Ministries,” a department of the non-profit Artists in Christian Testimony Intl, to change lives through music and help others find hope in the midst of hardship.
Scott has appeared on Jimmy Kimmel Live, Regis and Kelly, the Today Show, Canada AM, Larry King Live, Huckabee, and many other programs.