OUR Team

Meet Our Staff

Dr. R. G. & Theresa Smith


Dr. Richard Smith is the President and International Field Director of Church Planting Ministries with IBOM Missions.  With most of his work in Africa Dr. Smith has seen the Lord work many miracles to get the good news of Jesus Christ  our Savior to the people of Africa.  Dr. Smith is a great part of the history of The King’s Radio Network and because of his heart for outreach continues to be a great leader for our future use in the Kingdom of God.  


Luther & Nancy Spivey

Vice president

Dr. Spivey is the Vice-President, Field Missionary to Mexico, and The King’s Radio Network’s General Manager with  IBOM Missions.  Brother Luther has a heart for missions and outreach.  The Spivey’s Have two children who are involved in Christian Ministries. Travis, their son, is a pastor in the upstate of South Carolina. Tonya their daughter is  married to a pastor in Georgia.

Brother Spivey is continually looking for ministry and preaching opportunities and stays the course as The Lord has brought him through many toils, snares, and battles.  He keeps striving towards the goal of the High Calling that is in his life…”he really gets to go to Heaven!

Reverand Joel Burton


During a Sunday night service, while Preacher Jay Blankenship preached on hell, the Lord spoke to my heart, telling me I needed to be saved.

Since that time, I have experienced many mountain tops and struggled thru many valleys, yet the Lord never once failed to always be right by my side. I know this to be true-the Lord will never leave us nor forsake us! The Lord called me into ministry and I started pastoring in 1992.

I am blessed with a wonderful family—godly parents and in-laws, a great wife, two amazing daughters, and six of the best grandkids any Poppy could ever have! My coming to WKJV/WKJW is a great blessing. I am humbly blessed to be involved in such an amazing ministry that broadcasts the good news of Jesus Christ our Lord. Jeremiah recorded these words of our Lord-“Is not my word like as a fire? saith the Lord; and like a hammer that breaketh the rock in pieces?”(Jeremiah 23:29 KJV).

God’s Word is powerful and sharp; “For the word of God is quick, and powerful, and sharper than any two edged sword, piercing even to the dividing asunder of soul and spirit, and of the joints and marrow, and is a discerner of the thoughts and intents of the heart.” (Hebrews 4:12 KJV)



Hello, I’m Jay Michael Sumner, born in Asheville, North Carolina, a long time ago.


I accepted the Lord Jesus Christ as my personal Savior at 5 years old and am so thankful for His grace in my life…



I accepted the Lord Jesus Christ as my Savior at seven years old and grew up in a Christian home.  God has been so good to me and my family.


After graduating from Lee Edward High School, I studied voice and diction at UNCA and also graduated form Elkins School of Radio and Electronics in Atlanta, Georgia.

At the age of 17 I attended a revival at Grassy Branch Baptist Church and invited Jesus to come into my heart and save me.

My work experience includes WISE Radio, WWNC, WFGW/WMI, AT&T, and now The King’s Radio Network, WKJV and WKJW. I am married to Audrie and we have 3 furry children – cats.

My interests include collecting music, bowling and studying the Bible.


Having earned a degree in Criminal Justice, I spent many years in Law Enforcement in one shape, form, or fashion.  However, God had better plans for my future and my ministry. I began to pray and ask God for His guidance and that He would allow me to focus on obtaining a career that was more toward a mission of spreading the Gospel of Christ Jesus and working with Christian people. Drawing on my other strengths, He led me here to WKJV Radio Station. Thank the Lord that He paved the way for me to devote myself to His service.

Thanks to my grandparents, Rev. Jimmy, and Mrs. Louise Justice, I have been in Gospel music all my life and am part of the third generation of The Jimmy Justice Family singing group.  I have also been blessed to hear men of God preach His Word with power and to His glory. It is an honor and privilege to be a part of God’s family, born again children of God, who are spreading the Gospel here at The King’s Radio Network.


For as long as I can remember, Daddy and Mom took us to church and taught us to serve the Lord.  All our family were deeply involved in our home church and carrying the gospel through song and Dad’s preaching engagements.

          I earned a degree in Business Administration and spent many years in different capacities such as Office Management, Banking, Insurance and Bookkeeping.  I then became a Homeschooling mom and switched careers to do so.  To me, it was more important to ensure that my children received a Christian Education than to pursue a career.  I went back to college and served for 20 years in Nursing/Healthcare and as a Certified Activities Director in Dementia/Senior Living Facilities.

          To my delight, God presented an opportunity to serve Him in a Christian organization where I would be able to listen to some good gospel singing and Holy Ghost preaching.  As a member of The Jimmy Justice Family gospel singing group, I have had the privilege to meet many Christians along this journey towards Heaven.  I count it an honor to be allowed to have a part in His service at IBOM – King’s Radio Network.