Honoring The Memory Of Dr. J. Wendell Runion
September 11, 1941 - April 7, 2018
Founder and President: IBOM
General Manager: "The King's Radio" 1380AM
WKJW "Christian 1010"AM
Shar-a-thon Newsletter 2018
From The Desk of Dr. Richard Smith, President of IBOM
Picking Up The Mantle
Dear Supporters and Prayer Partners,
On April 7th, the Lord took Dr. J. Wendell Runion home to Heaven. He is missed by all who knew him. Dr. Runion was a faithful husband, loving father, ardent soul winner, compassionate Pastor, pioneer missionary, tireless church planter, studious theologian, prayer warrior, and experienced mentor.
I had the privilege to travel with Dr. Runion for almost 21 years planting churches through the IBOM ministry. He was my best friend and co-laborer. To date International Baptist Outreach Missions has 352 church plants, located in Egypt, Philippines, Asia, Kenya, Uganda, Lebanon, Mexico, and America.
Dr. Runion had a great burden and love for Christian radio, I've never known a preacher as well versed in radio as him. He invested 25 years of his life into "The King's Radio" WKJV 1380AM. He organized and led "The King's Radio" from a 5,000 watt station to a 25,000 watt station. In 2013, he also saw the benefits of expanding the radio network with the addition of "Christian 1010"AM a 47,000 watt station and prior to his passing starting the process of adding the 107.3FM station.
When Elijah went home to Heaven, Elisha picked up the mantle of Elijah. We need to pick up the mantle of Dr. J. Wendell Runion and carry on with the legacy he left. He believed that old fashion singing and preaching from the AV 1611 King James Bible was relevant for today and so should we.
We are dedicating this Fall Shar-a-thon to the memory of Dr. J. Wendell Runion and we invite you to come by this week and tell us how Dr. Runion was a blessing to you and your life. Please help us honor and continue his legacy this week by your prayers, participation, and financial help.
Announcement: We Would also like everyone to come by and welcome back Tony Maynor as Station Manager.
A Few Words From Tony Maynor
It was an honor to spend the first 12 years of my radio career working directly with Bro. Runion. We shared the burden of keeping Christian radio alive and going strong in WNC and worldwide via the internet. I had no idea I would be contacted by IBOM about coming back, once again to become the Station Manager of the The King's Radio, but when God has a job for a man to do, he fully equips him for the work and the journey. That journey is a joy!
We are thrilled to be able to honor Bro. Runion during this year's Fall Shar-a-thon. You will be hearing many Gospel singing groups and soloists, along with preaching from several men of God. Make your plans to joinus for the Fall Shar-a-thon 2018, September 17th-23rd and please consider making a donation of support to The King's Radio Network.
II Kings 2:13
He took up also the mantle of Elijah that fell from him, and went back, and stood by the bank of Jordan;
Shar-a-thon Song: "Go Reach The World"
The Staff and Management of the King's Radio Network would like to thank all of you who have contributed and supported the work here. Shar-a-thon is continuing through the end of September. We would also like to say a special thank you to Bro. Todd Page Pastor of Freedom Baptist Church in Greenville, SC, Bro. Travis Spivey Pastor of Cove Creek Baptist Church in Pickens, SC, Bro. Ricky Hensley Pastor of Chestnut Grove Baptist Church in Little Switzerland, NC, Bro. Kellen Griffin Pastor of Big Laurel Baptist Church in Marshall, NC, Dr. Richard Smith, Dr. Ralph Sexton, Jr. Pastor of Trinity Baptist Church in Asheville, NC, Dr. Neal Walker Pastor of Oxford Memorial Baptist Church in Taylorsville, NC, Bro. Jacob Ellege Pastor of Georgetown Baptist Church in Leicester, NC, Bro. Randy Mitchell Pastor of Temple Baptist Church in Statesville, NC, Bro. Stacy Penland Pastor of Liberty Baptist Church in Toccoa, GA, Bro. Phillip Youngblood Pastor of Hooper’s Creek Baptist Church in Fletcher, NC, Bro. Cody Bullman, and Bro. Dalton Hudgins who came in and preached God's Word each day. Along with power filled preaching we also had amazing live singing. For that singing we would like to thank Orville Cutshall, Doug Ramage, Mike Upright, The Happy Valley Choir, Smoky Mountain Gospel, Abigail Sprouse, Curtis Maynor, The Shepherd’s Fold, The Rogers Family, The Marksmen, The Jimmy Justice Family, Middle Cross, Simple Faith, The Hooper’s Creek Baptist Church Youth Choir, The Hoppers, His Fold, New Morning Quartet, and The Edwards Family.
We would also like to thank the men who took time out of their week to be an anchor during this time. Those men were Pastor Phillip Youngblood, Pastor Scott Dean, Pastor Jacob Ellege, Pastor Scott Dotson, Pastor Cody Sturgill, Pastor Marc Penley, Pastor Jack Gassaway, Dr. Luther Spivey, Bro. Larry Riddle, Bro. Dalton McKee, Pastor Phillip Wishon, Dr. Richard Smith, Pastor Bruce Robinson, Pastor Willard Pruitt, Bro. Michael King, and Pastor Stacy Penland. Along with that we want to thank those who helped with the food and supplies. The following churches provided food: Big Laurel Baptist Church in Marshall, NC-Pastor Kellen Griffin, Brown’s Chapel Baptist Church in Weaverville, NC-Pastor Phillip Wilson, Trinity Baptist Church in Asheville, NC-Pastor Dr. Ralph Sexton, Jr., Little Ivy Baptist Church in Mars Hill, NC-Pastor Scott Dotson, Hooper’s Creek Baptist Church in Fletcher, NC-Pastor Phillip Youngblood, and Parkway Baptist Church in Asheville, NC-Pastor Randy Young. We had Papa John’s in Weaverville provide food on Saturday and Hardee’s in Mars Hill provided breakfast each morning. Pepsi and Sam’s Club on Patton Ave. donated the supplies we needed. Thank you to all those who gave and if you go to one of these businesses please let them know you appreciate them supporting the King’s Radio Network with their gift. We would also like to thank Wilma Boone, Judy Rhodes, Brittney Parker, Sherri Lewis, Abigail Sprouse, Linda Maynor, and Shasha Youngblood for helping in the office. We also want to thank Zachary Youngblood for all his hard work keeping things picked up, stocked and cleaned throughout the week.
We would also like to thank the following churches for their love gifts. Avery’s Creek Freewill Baptist Church-Pastor Roger Pack, Beulah Baptist Church, East Black Mountain Freewill Baptist Church-Pastor Danny Sprinkle, Faith Missionary Baptist Church-Pastor Marvin Mathis, Georgetown Baptist Church-Pastor Jacob Ellege, Gospel Baptist Church-Pastor Homer Edwards, Grace Independent Missionary Baptist Church-Pastor Doug Jones, Happy Valley Baptist Church-Pastor Perry Burke, Harmony Hill Missionary Baptist Church-Pastor Roger McCoy, Hominy Valley Independent Church-Pastor Roger Patterson, Hooper’s Creek Baptist Church Adult Ladies Class, Hooper’s Creek Baptist Church Ladies Bible Class, Hooper’s Creek Baptist Church Junior Boy Class, Hooper’s Creek Baptist Church-Pastor Phillip Youngblood, Indian Creek Baptist Church-Pastor Trent McKeean, Little Ivy Baptist Church-Pastor Scott Dotson, Oak Grove Missionary Baptist Church-Pastor Phillip Parker, Richland Baptist Church-Pastor Jack Gassaway, and Woodland Terrace Baptist Church-Pastor Marc Penley.
The King’s Radio Network would like to say a very, very special thank you to Dr. Richard Smith, President of IBOM and Dr. Luther Spivey, Vice President of IBOM for all of their hard work during this week.
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