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three antennas and two crane
rentals, WJYC was fully
functioning in December
2017. Almost 1 million
people could tune in to hear
the Gospel 24 hours a day!
We have already seen two
people regularly attending
the church because they
heard the radio station.
(FBN). The couple also put us in contact
with the church that eventually gave us
most of the equipment we needed to start
the low-power FM radio station.
After a week and a half of intense work
alongside David Robinson, the FBN
engineer, we came on the air for the first
time on November 12, 2015. After another
week of programing, trouble-shooting, and
adjusting, WJYC-LP was operational just
days before the deadline!
Our antenna was a temporary setup;
however, the town surprisingly approved
Riverside Baptist Church’s zoning
application for a one-hundred-foot
freestanding tower in the summer of 2016!
Then a church fire on July 30, 2016, shut
down the station for a month
and slowed work on the tower!
Unfortunately, some people left
the church at the same time.
While the building was slowly
being repaired from the fire,
God provided the funds
necessary to purchase the
freestanding aluminum tower.
Over the next year we slowly
progressed by digging the
tower foundation, pouring
concrete, trimming trees, and
assembling the tower. After
In the end, the church was
rebuilt from the fire much
better than it was before.
The lady with the seizures
has been seizure free for
two years. My wife’s health has improved
to the point where she is doing more
than she was before! Continue praying
for her energy and strength to increase.
The attendance has again increased and
believers are growing spiritually.
Once again, Jesus Christ has built His
church and the gates of hell have not
prevailed against it. I am reminded of
Isaiah 43:2–3a: When thou passest through
the waters, I will be with thee; and through
the rivers, they shall not overflow thee: when
thou walkest through the fire, thou shalt not
be burned; neither shall the flame kindle
upon thee. For I am the Lord thy God.
David Townsley is the pastor of Riverside
Baptist Church, a new church plant in