Dave Jolly joined me for my last morning program on WMBW-Chattanooga, TN. It was a very emotional day for me! I had worked on the air at Moody Radio in Chattanooga for 24 years--the last 12 years hosting the morning program. As I was saying my goodbyes that morning, my manager walked into the control room and told me that I had a surprise guest on the phone. It was my friend Dave Jolly, and he was calling from Romania where he serves with Reach Beyond (formerly HCJB). You could say Dave "commissioned" me live on the air as I was making the transition from local radio in Chattanooga to missionary service with TWR. It meant a lot to me! I still get choked up thinking about it. You see, Dave knows what it means to leave a long-time local radio position and follow the Lord to the mission field. Dave and his family currently are involved in "radio planting" in Romania. It truly is exciting and challenging work. Recently, Dave and I had a chance to spend some time together at the National Religious Broadcasters Convention in Nashville, and while there, I interviewed him about his work in Romania.
Click here for a link to Dave and Beth Jolly's missionary page with Reach Beyond
(Photo of Dave Jolly)