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Onaway Baptist Chapel will become a television recording studio

by Peter Jakey–Managing Editor

Tuesday Oct. 3 was the 40th anniversary of the founding of Children’s Television Ministries (CTM), Inc in Detroit.

David and Carolynn Walters started the Gospel television program for children with a group of friends in 1977.

The couple now owns and operates Mr. Mustache and Company, the North Third Street toy store in Rogers City.

4117-Mr-Mustache-Childrens-TV-The store got its name from the television show that has been on hold for two years, even though reruns can be seen on YouTube.

The couple had plans of recording new shows from the back of the store that replicates the set used in the program. Their last recording studio was in Florida.

However, their future studio will be along M-68 east of Onaway thanks to the generosity of the people of Onaway Baptist Chapel.

The pastor and its small congregation decided to close their doors and hand over the building and land to the Walters, so they can continue reaching out to young people through the television ministry.

The paperwork to transfer the property was signed on the anniversary date of CTM.

The last church service was Sunday. Calls to contact the Rev. Jim Warner were not returned.

Walters, who attended a church meeting recently, could not believe they made the offer. “I was blown away,” said Walters, who many know as Mr. Mustache. “It is 30 acres…it’s probably five or six times larger than the studio we had in Florida.”

The store will expand into the back of the store in Rogers City, while the sanctuary in the lower level of the church building in Onaway will be transformed into a television studio.

“We are going to rebuild the set, but much larger. It will take us some time to get it going, but from there, we will be able to

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