CLERGY APPRECIATION MONTH – OCTOBER 2018
October is Clergy Appreciation Month. WNZR helps you honor your pastor!
WNZR is celebrating Clergy Appreciation Month throughout October. This month is a time to honor our local pastors and their commitment to families in our community.
Each Friday, 5 local pastors will be honored on The Morning Thing (at approximately 7:30 a.m.). Our morning show hosts will share their names and churches along with comments from their church family.
Each pastor that is mentioned will receive a $20 gift certificate to a local restaurant to enjoy a dinner out with family. Each pastor will ALSO receive the “I Can Only Imagine” 40 day devotional from City on a Hill Productions.
Tell us why you love your pastor. Fill out the form below.
Thanks to these restaurants for donating gift certificates for our pastor dinners:
The Southside Diner (week #1 – Friday 10/5)
The Alcove Restaurant (week #2 – Friday 10/12)
North Main Café – (week #3 – Friday 10/19)
Restaurant coming soon…. (week #4 – Friday 10/26)
We will ALSO put ALL nominated pastors into a drawing for a GRAND PRIZE for Clergy Appreciation Month! The Grand Prize is an overnight stay in a standard room at the Mount Vernon Grand Hotel (Value $100)!
Nominate your pastor TODAY!
Congratulations to the winning pastors of Week #1 of Clergy Appreciation Month.
Each of these pastors will receive a $20 gift certificate to The Southside Diner plus the “I Can Only Imagine” 40 day devotional from City on a Hill Productions.
Mike Brown of Franklin United Brethren Church in New Albany.
Comments about Mike - Pastor Mike talks to you like a person, not a preacher. He doesn’t make you feel guilty about your past. He embraces you, accepts you and sees the good in you. He welcomes everyone! He answers your call or your need day or night.
He is simply an amazing person!
Tim Overly of Covenant Church of God in Mount Vernon.
Comments about Tim – Pastor Tim is a remarkable individual. When people are around him they feel loved and cared about. He has genuine concern for not only the people within the church, but people in the community as well. His sermons help us grow closer to the Lord and challenge us to be the best we can be.
God bless you Pastor Tim! We love you and your family!
Richard Prater of Fredericktown’s First Church of God.
Comments about Richard– Our pastor stands Biblically strong always. He continues to remind and gently bring his "flock' back into being reminded that there is a higher calling on our lives as well as a higher bar for us to follow in Christ. In these times of such chaotic uncertainty, Pastor Richard reminds us to always hold the course and remember that God is STILL in control. Pastor Richard is a humble man with one strong conviction-God is still in control.
Brad Ham of First Christian Church in Mount Vernon.
Comments about Brad – Pastor Brad is compassionate and caring. He gives so much of his time to minister to his congregation and others in the community. Our church is blessed to have him.
Dennis Eggerton of the Grace Brethren Church of Danville.
Comments about Dennis – Pastor Dennis spends a great amount of time ministering to all the members of our small church. He leads us into outreach in our community, not only to share God's word, but to be a witness for others. He conducts bible study every Wednesday night to help us grow in our faith in God. Pastor Dennis organized our small mission trip to an orphanage in northern Thailand and helped us greatly in raising the funds needed for the trip. Pastor Dennis’s faith and compassion helps each and every one of us at Grace Brethren Church of Danville
Congratulations to the winning pastors of Week #2 of Clergy Appreciation Month.
Each of these pastors will receive a $20 gift certificate to The Alcove Restaurant plus the “I Can Only Imagine” 40 day devotional from City on a Hill Productions.
Rev. Clarence Hensel of Brandon United Methodist Church in Mount Vernon
Comments about Clarence - Rev Hensel is a wonderful pastor! He is the old-fashioned style preacher, bringing Biblical, inspiring and challenging sermons every Sunday!! His best and most sincere sermon is the way he lives his life. He practices what he preaches and he preaches the Word! We love him!
Pastor Chuck Hagy of Journey Church in Howard
Comments about Chuck - Chuck is teaching our church body how to be a family - living, loving and working together so the world sees God through us. Chuck is a man of integrity who leads well.
Richard Hite of The Church On The Rise in Mount Vernon
Comments about Richard - I want to take the opportunity to thank my Pastor. He is a very hard working Pastor and goes out of his way to see that each and every one of his flock is taken care of. He works a full-time job and yet still has time to serve his church and serve the community of Mount Vernon. He heads up one of the biggest food pantries in the county by helping to feed over 800 individuals each month. Throughout the month, he helps the homeless and serves on the 211 call emergency listing to offer help to anyone that needs it. He brings the whole truth to the pulpit and I have learned so much from him. Pastor Hite, you are appreciated.
Andy Smith of New Life Community Church in Fredericktown
Comments about Andy - Pastor Andy has such a caring heart and is truly concerned about our church family. He pushes us to Be the Church and Bless the World. Plus, he always makes us laugh!
Christine Baker of the Salvation Army in Mount Vernon
Comments about Christine - I love my pastor because she has a non-stop fire for her job at the Salvation Army. She is a powerful speaker, and speaks from the heart. She cares deeply for each person she meets. We are so happy to have her here at the Mount Vernon Salvation Army.
Congratulations to the winning pastors of Week #3 of Clergy Appreciation Month.
Each of these pastors will receive a $20 gift certificate to The North Main Café plus the
“I Can Only Imagine” 40 day devotional from City on a Hill Productions.
Pastor Kevin Moreland of Milford Church of Christ in Centerburg
Comments about Kevin – Pastor Moreland is a phenomenal man of God! He is there whenever you need to talk. He is always able to provide helpful advice and knows exactly what to say to bring comfort. His willingness to meet and get to know everyone he comes in contact with, by name, is one of his greatest attributes. His constant jokes and humor will keep you laughing and makes you feel at home. The work he has put into our little church is greatly appreciated, and we thank God every day that he is the pastor of our church!
Scott Sharpes of Lakeholm Church of the Nazarene in Mount Vernon
Comments about Scott - Pastor Scott is one who recognizes that while he is our minister, he is not the only one in the church who ministers. Scott allows those in the congregation who have gifts to use them. He calls us out to share our story with those we encounter every day. He reminds us that God loves us and joins with us as we minister to those around us.
Mark Wildermuth of Faith Lutheran Church in Mount Vernon
Comments about Mark - Pastor Mark goes above and beyond for his congregation, community members, and anyone in need! He is always visiting people in all surrounding hospitals and nursing homes, as well as home visits! He drops what he is doing at any time, and is there for people in their time of need. Pastor Mark shows everyone around him what a God-loving pastor and human should strive to live their life like!
Father Mark Hammond of St. Vincent de Paul School & Church in Mount Vernon
Comments about Father Hammond - Every sermon he gives to us is so meaningful and you can really tell that he is passionate about what he does. His messages are so relatable to our lives. Father Hammond does an amazing job teaching the mass and connecting to everyone that attends. He is an amazing pastor.
Roger Tickle of Grace Community Church in Mount Vernon
Comments about Roger - Pastor Roger is a very caring and loving pastor. His love and compassion for Jesus is contagious. He loves all people, and will put others first before himself. He teaches nothing but the truth and is very straight forward, which is what people need to hear.
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Congratulations to the winning pastors of Week #4 of Clergy Appreciation Month.
Each of these pastors will receive a $20 gift certificate to Mazza’s Resturant plus the “I Can Only Imagine” 40 day devotional from City on a Hill Productions.
Pastor Marvin Haught of Brandon Baptist Church
Comments about Marvin – Pastor Marvin is amazing and very caring. He has a good sense of humor and loves the Lord with a lot of passion. He teaches God's word and does it well. His love for God filters down through the church and his household. His family is passionate just like he is. We love Pastor Marvin and so does our congregation.
Andy Beatty of Central Christian Church in Mount Vernon
Comments about Andy - Pastor Andy has a great positive attitude, no matter what life throws at him. He was recently diagnosed with MS and he has used that diagnosis to encourage others. He continues to tell us that God is in control.
He coaches East Knox football and many of his team members have been coming to church to support him. Pastor Andy is spreading the love of God with these young men and the rest of our congregation. God is using Andy in big ways.
Jon Whisner of the Church at Chapel Hill in Mount Vernon
Comments about Jon - Pastor Jon is on fire for the Lord and wants to share the good news with everyone! He loves his family and loves his church family!
Justin Meier of Grace Baptist Church in Mount Vernon
Comments about Justin – We love our pastor because he takes a stand for the Word of God and doesn't falter in the midst of trials. He is always there for the flock and cares deeply about each one. He shows up just when you need him to. We wouldn't trade him for anything! He also makes us laugh!
Ken Springer of Central Christian Church in Mount Vernon
Comments about Ken - Pastor Ken always has a smile on his face and kind words for everyone. He is very encouraging to the congregation and to everyone that he meets. Pastor Ken was even encouraging to others when he was faced with his wife Melanie s cancer diagnosis. He was a light in the church. Mel has passed on to her heavenly home and Ken is still spreading Gods love. He is willing to help anyone and always helps at the food pantry we have at church. He talks to all that come to receive help, He encourages them and prays with them. He gives them hope and Gods love.
Congratulations to our GRAND PRIZE winner for Clergy Appreciation Month
We put ALL nominated pastors into a drawing for a GRAND PRIZE for Clergy Appreciation Month! The Grand Prize is an overnight stay in a standard room at the Mount Vernon Grand Hotel (Value $100)!
Congratulations to our Grand Prize Winner – Pastor Ted and Tracie Kiger from Trinity Worship Center in Mount Vernon. Comments about the Kigers - I love Pastor Ted and his wife Tracie! They are compassionate for the lost. When Ted preaches, he preaches from the bible, by the leading of the Holy Spirit and gets straight to the point. They are both so caring and would do anything for our congregation.
Make sure to take time today to show appreciation to your pastor!
Congratulations to the winning pastors of Week #1 of Clergy Appreciation Month.
Each of these pastors will receive a $20 gift certificate to The Parkside Restaurant plus
3 great gifts from City on a Hill - Kyle Idleman’s new book “Grace is Greater” (in paperback), a “Grace is Greater” Journal, plus a “Grace is Greater” Video Series!