Greetings from the NewVision FM Ministry. I, Jon, was born in 1958 and raised in Pemberville, a small town east of Bowling Green, Ohio, the youngest of four (two brothers and one sister).
My father was a family doctor on the east side of Toledo. We lived on a thirty-seven acre wooded farm where I raised horses and sheep. My mother passed away when I was seven months old. Because of my father's practice, my brothers, sister and I lived with my aunt and uncle in London, Ohio. My father would visit every other weekend until 1969, when he moved us back to the farm. Dad met Marilyn, from Toledo, and they were soon married. As a result of this new union, they blessed us with two brothers and a sister.
In 1982, I met and married, Carla. We have been blessed with three beautiful children; Madelynn, born in 1983, Rebecca, in 1985, and Daniel, in 1987. They have very active lives with starting families of their own and have blessed us now with six grandchildren. It is truly a joy and such a blessing to be grandparents to these beautiful children. We are very proud of them!
I thank the Lord for the staff and management at NewVision FM. As Program Director, it has been a honor for me to serve the Lord thru this ministry. I have also been blessed to have my wife, Carla, be such an important part of this ministry. She has volunteered many hours through helping me review music that is sent to the station, preparing food for the staff, crocheted a banner for the ministry and is in constant prayer, interceding for you and for the ministry. I want to leave you with this thought: As followers of Christ, we need to continue to uplift each other in prayer and share words of encouragement as we minister HOPE to those in our part of the world. God Bless!
I was born in 1944 in a farming family of four children near Jenera, Ohio. Being next to eldest, my older brother passed down much of the work on the farm to me. I attended Arlington School for all 12 of my educational years. In 1953, while at Bible School in Jenera, Ohio, Mrs. Glada Jacobs took me to a Revival Service in Findlay and I gave my life to the Lord at the age of 9 years old.
Not knowing exactly what the Lord had in store for me, I entered the Air Force in 1963 and spent much of the time in Crete, Greece. After spending four years in the Air Force, I returned home with my new bride and found no employment. We traveled to Atlanta, Georgia, where she was from and found a job in the Advertising field for about two years. While climbing the ladder, my employment led me to Cooper Tire & Rubber Company as the Art Director. While at Cooper, I decided to further my education by enrolling in Tiffin University for about two years. In 1982, the time had come to spread my wings and start a business in outdoor advertising consisting of designing and producing the paper bulletins that were to be applied on billboards. This is when Dan Kayser and my paths crossed. We produced paper for him where he was employed at the Ohio Department of Natural Resources. Having eight employees, it was hard to inform them one by one that the computer and the changeover from paper to vinyl for coverage of the boards meant changes for us and the downsizing of my business.
During these years, my family grew to four with the addition of a son and later a daughter. I was active in Boy Scouts of America as Scout Leader, Committee Member which continues through today. I also was active in the Community of Mount Blanchard, Ohio, through the Mount Blanchard United Methodist Church and Riverdale School System working with different youth groups.
As time went on, I was employed at Root Outdoor out of Defiance, Ohio and due to distances in travel eventually accepted employment at the Budd Company in Carey (retired in 2005). I married Betty Orwick and we began our singing duo, Jericho Road in 1998. After a few years we expanded to the quartet it is today. We lost Betty to cancer in 2005 and this was a devastating period of my life. Our music helped me through and I continued with the group for several years after. After retirement, I accepted employment at the Hancock County Agricultural Society in Findlay and served for two years on the Hancock County Fair Board.
Currently, I am active in Salem United Methodist Church, north of Findlay, playing Bass Guitar in the Praise Band and singing in special music programs. When Dan Kayser and Joe Emert asked me to be a Friday night host of a Southern Gospel Radio Program, I was surprised and wanted to give it some prayerful thought. After listening to an Afternoon Inspiration presentation by Bill Ramsey, I was struck by his closing comment about "Jesus asking his disciples to lay down their nets and follow him to fulfill the great commission". I considered this to be a call from the Lord to accept this invitation and join the staff at NewVision FM.
Jason DeZurik is a leading Christian speaker for students and host of the radio show, Do Not Keep Silent. As of January 2015 he is the new Morning Show Host for New Morning Praise on WXML - 90.1FM in Northwest Ohio. New Morning Praise is a Monday - Friday program that runs from 6:00a.m. - 8:30a.m. everyday. His reputation for presenting Biblical truth, candid opinions and playful personality have made Do Not Keep Silent one of the most listened to programs on the New Vision FM radio network and #1 on all Christian stations in Northwest Ohio. Because of his 18 years in youth ministry, DeZurik is respected as a leading expert on teen spirituality. Jason's unique blend of modern Christian music and insightful views on student issues has captured the attention of young at heart followers of all ages. DeZurik also speaks at Christian schools, clubs, youth events, and music festivals. He has spoken in over 20 states in the last 5 years. Online, he maintains a strong social networking presence and leads a team of bloggers for Worldview Warriors, the nonprofit ministry he founded to equip students to impact this generation for Jesus Christ.
DeZurik and his team connect with students using tools of music and the latest technologies, to inspire them to follow Christ, exhort them with stories of struggles and triumphs from interviews with Christ followers, and bring real life answers to living out a Christian worldview.
Jason has a passion for speaking to students in a variety of subjects including: Integrity, Hearing and Obeying God's Direction, Discipleship, Becoming the Man or Woman God has Called You To Be, Forgiveness, Perseverance, Moving From Spiritual Infancy to Spiritual Maturity, and Advancing the Kingdom of God. He is also an expert in the Creation / Evolution Debate, with over 16 years of intensive study and debate experience. These are just a few of the topics included in the discussions on Do Not Keep Silent and the ministry of Worldview Warriors.
Like many of our employees, Missy started out as a volunteer because of her love for the NewVision FM radio ministry. Her willingness to give so much of her time as a volunteer eventually led to her full-time employment on June 1, 2015. She has 14 years of office, administrative and managerial experience through previous employment. She is blessed with excellent oral, written communication and leadership skills. She has said, "Since my very first job at the age of 16, God has been preparing and equipping me to step into this position. I am humbled that He would use me to build upon what He & Dan Kayser birthed 25 years ago... to serve and to love people and to advance the Kingdom through NewVision FM Christian Radio."
Missy is a 1989 graduate of the Upper Sandusky High School. She attended Marion Technical College where she majored in business management and marketing. She also is an ordained and licensed minister. You can hear her sweet, joyful and encouraging voice every morning on her radio program, "Our Daily Walk," from 7 AM to 8:30 AM on 89.3 FM - Sycamore, 91.9 FM - Marion, 97.5 FM - Findlay and 101.9 FM - Fostoria "Music of Our Faith".
Besides her daily broadcast program, she will be responsible for all daily operations, accounting functions, ministry projects, monthly, quarterly, and annual government reporting, monthly broadcast reports, payroll, providing staff direction and leadership, and working closely with CEO, Dan Kayser, the board of directors and staff in implementing all goals and objectives of NewVision FM.
She and her husband, Chuck, have four adult children: Brandon, Taylor, Megan and Trey and two bonus children: Tre & Jorden. She is a " real prayer warrior" who thrives on "praise and worship." We are blessed to have Missy on our team as the new General Manager of NewVison FM!"
I was born and grew up in Marion, Ohio. Gary was born and grew up in Paintsville, Kentucky. We both had a lot in common----- we were "Preachers Kids." For as long as we both can remember we have been active in Christian Service. Both of us began singing at an early age. When I was eight years old, I began playing the piano and singing with my "little" brother Ronnie who was five years old at that time. Gary began singing in school Talent Shows and also sang with several people who attended the same church that he did.
After graduating in 1965, he moved to Marion to look for a job. He became employed by Whirlpool Corporation. In September of 1966, he enlisted in The U.S. Army and was stationed in Manheim, Germany until he was discharged in September of 1968.
In November 1967, five months after I had graduated, my family moved across town to a different neighborhood. It was at this time I met my new neighbors, The Lyons Family. I met all of them except one and that was Gary! He was in The U.S. Army and was stationed in Germany. I was told by his family that he would be home on furlough the whole month of December. It was then that I met him! It was love at first sight for me!!! The whole month we dated each other. He would bring his Southern Gospel Albums over to my house and we would play and sing along with them for hours. When he returned to Germany we wrote to each other faithfully. To this day, I have every letter he wrote!
In September of 1968, Gary was discharged from The Military and went back to work to his job at Whirlpool. Shortly after returning home, he asked the "big" question and I said "yes". On December 10, 1968 we were married. We had three children. Kevin, Kathy and Gary Gene. When our children were young we traveled and sang Southern Gospel Music with my brother and his wife. We were known as The Gospel Messengers. Our ministry lasted for almost fifteen years.
In 1999 our son Kevin joined Gary and I and we became known as The Lyons Family. In 2003, Gary's brother Greg joined us as another member of The Lyons Family. We are currently traveling and singing Southern Gospel Music. Our ministry has always included our family.
When Dan Kayser asked Gary and I to come back as hosts on The Southern Gospel Concert we were absolutely thrilled! It is such a pleasure and an honor to be a part of NewVision FM. Our sincere desire is that through our ministry here we might be able to touch the lives and hearts of all our listeners.
It was the same routine every week. Bath on Saturday night, clothes laid out for church on Sunday morning, and heaven help us if we weren’t ready on time! My dad was Head Deacon at the Evangelical United Brethren Church in Fostoria and we never missed Sunday service unless we were truly sick or somebody died. I hated it! I hated singing songs about a God Who meant nothing to me. I hated listening to boring sermons and I hated having to act so "nicey-nice" around people I didn’t like.
My way of providing excitement, and maybe getting even, was to steal money out of the offering plate. Sitting in the balcony with my friends, I’d grab a handful of money out of the plate before they came upstairs to pick it up. Then it was down the fire escape and downtown to have a cream soda or a cho-cho. I'd get back just as service was letting out and mingle with the crowd. Of course I eventually got caught stealing and learned at an early age that crime does not pay.
The Marines taught me that life wasnt all peaches and cream. The training was tough and I longed to be home with my family and friends. I even missed the old church. My dear mother would send me letters encouraging me to serve the Lord but I'd throw them in the trash. Still, the words of those old hymns would linger in the hallways of my mind… "When we walk with the Lord in the light of His Word, what a glory He sheds on our way…. Softly and tenderly, Jesus is calling!".
Exit the Marines and off to college. No inner peace or satisfaction there either. Finally, after suffering two collapsed lungs, losing my father to accidental drowning, and flunking out of college, I came to the end of myself. Sitting on a floor in 1963 with a bottle of Smirnoff vodka and a picture of Jesus hanging on the wall, I deliberately counted the cost of being a Christian and surrendered my heart and life to Christ. Has life been a rose garden ever since? Of course not. Along with the many victories have been disappointments, failures, etc, but I’ve never regretted the decision I made back in '63 to serve the Lord. My only regret is that I didn’t choose Him sooner. Thank God for His mercy and His power to save us! What a glorious, wonderful, loving Heavenly Father we have. His love for us is far beyond our comprehension, penetrating the deepest sin and the hardest heart.
Being a part of the NewVision FM ministry has been such a blessing to me. What a joy and privilege it is to be used of the Lord to impact the lives of our dear listeners. Every time I round the last curve on Route 23 and see the WXML tower beacon, I get a chill down my spine. I call it the "Beacon Of Hope". My hope is to be continually and increasingly used of the Lord at the station.
My hope for you is that the God Of All Hope is the all-consuming love of your life and that you will call to mind the words of a plaque that my mother gave me as a child: "Only One Life Twill Soon Be Past; Only What’s Done For Christ Will Last". God Bless You and God Bless NewVision FM!
"In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth. (Genesis 1:1.)" On November 2, 1948, He created me. I always knew about the Lord through my grandmother, Lena Brown. She would take me to Sunday School and Vacation Bible School in the summer. My mother became a Christian when I was in the 3rd or 4th grade, then we went to church on a regular basis. I gave my heart to the Lord at 12 years of age at the Assemblies of God Church in Tiffin, Ohio on March 23, 1961. A wonderful day that I will never forget. I married the month before my 18th birthday and through the years had 2 girls and a boy. In 2002 I became a widow! The Lord told me then, that He had a new thing for me. In the fall of 2003 I met Bill Ramsey. We dated for a little over 2 years and during this time, he introduced me to 'Sounds of Southern Gospel' heard on NewVision FM which we host on Thursday nights. We married in 2005 and I now have become more active at the station by helping record public service announcements, update the events page on the station’s website, Co-host Sounds of Southern Gospel, and hosting Mid-Day Grace heard weekday afternoons from 1 to 3:30. God wasn't kidding when He told me He had something special for me to do. Praise The Lord!
I was born May 11, 1957 and then born again spiritually on January 7, 1976.
In November of 1976, I felt a call into ministry. In September of of 1978, I
went to Valley Forge Christian College in Phoenixville, Pennsylvania where I
graduated in 1981 with a Bachelor in Science in Bible. Since that time I have
ministered in Pottstown, Pennsylvania; Louisville and Bucyrus, Ohio where I have
been Senior Pastor of Father's Heart Healing Center since April of 1987.
In July of 1996, God drew me to a revival in Pensacola, Florida. A revival had been birthed there on Fathers Day 1995. People were coming from all over the world and services were held every night. When I came back from the revival God mightily moved in the next Sunday Service. I have not been the same since. God has taught me that you can know about God but that doesn't mean you KNOW HIM! The church as a whole has become like the world. We watch the same filth, talk the same trash and live the same life. It's time to come out from among them and be the true light.
Now I have learned and experienced the Father's wonderful love for all people. It is the kindness of the Lord that brings repentance. Repentance is simply a change in our thinking which points us in a new direction. The Kingdom of God is in us and it is a Kingdom of Power! The world as a whole is living in fear but His perfect love casts out ALL fear. We have the answer to all the hopelessness around us. Thank you for helping us display His Love in this region! I am blessed with my wife Karolyn of over 31 years and two children. Danielle 25 and Matthew 22.
Danielle Rebon is a native of Bucyrus, Ohio and the daughter of Pastors Daniel and Karolyn Rebon of Father’s Heart Healing Center. She is a graduate of Bucyrus High School and attended Mount Vernon Nazarene University. She is a worshipper and teacher who enjoys going wherever Holy Spirit leads her to minister. Recently this has come to fruition through the release of her first live worship album, Take Me Back. Her time is divided between both Bucyrus and Chillicothe as she loves being with her church family at Freedom House and loving on the recovery community there. She thrives on leading others into the Throne Room of Heaven where they are able to discover their true identity in Christ. Her passion is to see every son and daughter return to the Father who is waiting to greet them with open arms of love and compassion and does her best to lead people in His direction wherever she goes. Her hope is that her life will be a never-ending song joining with the angels around the Throne beholding the King in all of His glory.
I was born and raised on a farm in Southeast Indiana. My parents, Leonard and Laura Hunter Fox moved from Kentucky to Indiana shortly after the married. I am the seventh of ten children, born to this Godly couple, who always made sure we were all in Sunday School and church. We were a singing family. Both Mama and Daddy attended singing school learning the basics of music theory and the Do Re Mi's of convention style singing. Their love for music was passed on to all of their children. My earliest recollection of singing was when I was five years old. One cold winter morning while the older siblings were in school, Mama was singing the song "I will Meet You in the Morning", I joined in with her on the chorus singing the alto part. Mama was ecstatic, she called me her "little alto girl". My oldest brother, a minister, had a radio program in Hamilton, Ohio. The two older sisters and I would often sing on his broadcast. We soon were invited to sing at other churches. I was so small, I had to stand on a box. How excited I was when people would slip pocket change into my hand. I was saved when I was ten years old and at an early age, I felt God's call for Christian service.
After high school, I moved to Jackson, Tenn. While there, I sang in a ladies trio and the church choir. All my life I've been active in church singing, playing piano and working with the youth. After moving to Ohio, My husband and I traveled and sang with a quartet for several years. We recorded four long play albums and sang in concert with some of the most notable names in Southern Gospel Music.
In 1975 the group disbanded and we moved to Western Pa. It was there my world suddenly fell apart. I was facing the awesome responsibility of single parenthood. God became more real to me than ever in my life. I learned to live by faith. "Jesus Never Fails!"
On November 25, 1988, Dave and I married. My son, Rob, had graduated and was attending Liberty University. The youngest, Ryan, was a sophomore in high school. My daughter, Rhonda, her husband and two children were living in Galion. After moving back to Galion, I organized and sang with New Bethel for five years. Dave has been very supportive of all my endeavors in Southern Gospel music. My love for Southern Gospel music has never changed. How thrilled I was when Bob Nachbar called and asked if I was interested in becoming a DJ on NewVision FM. I began hosting Solid Gospel in January 1998. I am very grateful to Dan Kayser and the board of directors for giving me the privilege of again sharing the Gospel through music. My life's verse is: Romans 8:28; "we know all things work together for good to them who love God, to them who are the called according to His purpose".
Rita Stewart joined the staff of NewVision FM in September of 2009 with the live call-in prayer program, "Praise, Prayer and Power for Today" on Monday evenings from 7:30 to 8:30. Her husband, Jim, and their good friends Walt and Bev Chapman man the phones, while Rita prays for each need and praises the Lord for his goodness on the air.
In 1980, the death of the Stewart's eight year old son, Matthew, was the pivotal point in their lives when they went from being nominal Christians to selling out to Jesus and making Him Lord and Savior of their lives.
The Stewarts are founders of Everlasting Arms Ministry, and they travel throughout the area spreading light and hope in a dark and hurting world. Rita is a Christian Motivational Speaker and Jim is the prayer warrior behind her. They also share in song as they travel and share God's goodness. Rita is available to speak to your group, fill a pulpit or share her testimony. You can reach her at (419) 348-4088.