Industry News Bits 6-23-20
WPHN/Gaylord (The Promise FM) wrapped up their “Stand-in-the-Gap” Campaign on Father’s Day by going up and over the top.
Executive Director Pat Scott said “The ministry’s leadership made the decision to forego our Annual Spring Gift Drive, because they felt encouraging our listeners was the most important thing we could do during this critical time.”We knew this could lead to a significant gap in our funding for the year. So, between Mother’s Day and Father’s Day,The Promise FM invited listeners to Stand in the Gap for those who may not be able to – and boy did they respond!
Over 500 households got involved including more than 100 first-time givers to the ministry; an amazing 20% increase for first time support. In all, over 124% of our budget was met!
We couldn’t be happier with the overwhelming response and support we received during this time and we want to give all the praise, honor and glory to the Lord for His continued support of “Life Changing Radio”!
Solid Rock Radio announces a new radio show coming to the internet station. Cindy Blankenship a.k.a, The Mothership will host “Backstage with Mothership” and stream every Monday beginning on July 13, 2020, from 8-9 PM EST. Backstage with Mothership will discuss new music artist interviews, her ministry, and stories from the road.
Cindy is well-beloved in the music community in supporting bands throughout the years, & providing for their road needs. She works with many groups in the Christian Rock community and also contributes to Rock on Purpose. Cindy is a founder of The Grizzly Awards, and volunteers with Germany’s CVJM Loud & Proud Festival.
Moody Bible Institute President Dr. Mark Jobe, announced that senior vice president of media, Greg Thornton, has been promoted to serve as chief financial officer (CFO). His appointment is effective July 1. “Greg has a long history with Moody and is well known and well respected as a godly, wise, and humble leader by those inside the Moody family as well as our partners,” said Jobe. “Having served in leadership for many years including a tenure in 2018 as interim president, Greg has a deep understanding of our ministry, sound financial wisdom grounded in God’s Word, and great insights in operational efficiency and wise stewardship. He is the perfect choice as CFO during this season and I look forward to continue serving alongside him.”
In his new role, Thornton will lead Moody’s Finance and Treasury team, which includes Controllers, Treasury, Investments and Trust Administration, as well as Media Finance and Procurement. Thornton succeeds Ken Heulitt, who is retiring as CFO on June 30.
John Owens 5 years at WMIT/Black Mountain, NC
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