Joe is the latest addition to the team at WGRC. He works with our existing business supporters while also seeking new ones. Joe also occasionally assists with production and covers air shifts from time to time.
Joe’s educational background includes sociology, psychology, religion and communications. Joe has done many things apart from Christian radio, including serving as a camp counselor, doing sales, serving as a tent-making pastor, lay minister and being an audio-visual technician. He also spent about 15 years, as a part-time sociology and psychology instructor.
Central PA has been Joe’s home for all but 8 years of his life. He met his wife, Donna while working at a Christian Radio Station. Joe and Donna have one daughter, Becky who lives with her husband in Maryland. Joe and Donna are blessed to serve at a vibrant, Biblically centered church ministry where they assist in a variety of roles. Joe is an eight-time survivor of suicide loss and volunteers in a variety of capacities to assist others who have experienced similar tragedy.
Joe shares that while researching his family history, he discovered a distant cousin in Canada who also works in broadcast media, in the form of a TV station in Ontario. Joe was recently selected to develop the PowerPoint files for a college textbook that was published in 2016. He says it is still surreal to see his name listed among the credits, knowing that the slides could be viewed by thousands of people.
I was blessed to come to build a relationship with Jesus at a young age, at a time when I was facing some challenges and difficulties. The teaching I heard on Christian radio was very helpful to me as I was growing up. I enjoy being around people, counseling them and teaching the Word.
My entry into Christian radio was a most unusual one, as I was a member of a pre-ministerial group when our chair – a former deejay and ex-con who came to know the Lord in prison – developed a burden to build a Christian radio station on campus; and so, our group took on that endeavor and helped to launch it. I am a lifelong Philadelphia Phillies Phan (yes, I spelled that correctly :-> ). I started researching my family history in 5th grade, learning – among other things – that great-great-grandfather Adam married great-great-great-grandmother Eve. So, while all believers can say that they descend from Adam and Eve, I can prove it. J
Early in my life I experienced a serious accident that left me facing very adult-like challenges in a child’s body. Fortunately I learned that Jesus was the only One who truly understood what I was going through, and that He loved me and would use these situations for His glory, if I would let Him. I did. Christian radio was instrumental during my formative years in helping me learn the fundamental truths of Scripture while also challenging me to grow in my faith. Later I was blessed to attend a Christian college where I was exposed to a huge range of diversity among believers. I grew sharply during these years as I began to refine my Christian worldview. Looking back on my life now, it is nothing short of miraculous to see how various and seemingly random experiences and opportunities have interwoven and led to who and what I am today.