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"
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