July 12: Pastor Keith Brich, Providence Church, Mattoon

Today host Howard Gunning welcomes Pastor Keith Brich, the new pastor of Providence Church in Mattoon to our listening area. We learn a bit about Pastor Keith and a bit about the ministry of Providence Church.

July 11: Shirley Beltz & The NiCE Foundation Part 2

Howard concludes his visit on location with Shirley Beltz of the NiCE (Nicaragua Christian Education) Foundation. Part 2 of 2.

July 10: Shirley Beltz & The NiCE Foundation Part 1

Host Howard Gunning is on location at the NiCE  (Nicaragua Christian Education) Foundation in Highland, visiting with Shirley Beltz, and discovering all that this ministry does in Nicaragua and other locations. Part 1 of 2.

July 7: Jon & Tammy Junker TEAM Japan Part 3

Today is the final of a three part conversation Host Howard Gunning has with Jon & Tammy Junker of TEAM (The Evangelical Alliance Mission). Jon grew up in Japan as a child of missionaries, and now has served 30 years himself. He and Tammy serve with the Central Nagano Ministry Initiative.

July 6: Jon & Tammy Junker TEAM Japan Part 2

This is the second of a three part conversation Host Howard Gunning has with Jon & Tammy Junker of TEAM (The Evangelical Alliance Mission). Jon grew up in Japan as a child of missionaries, and now has served 30 years himself. He and Tammy serve with the Central Nagano Ministry Initiative.

July 5: Jon & Tammy Junker TEAM Japan Part 1

Today starts the first of a three part conversation Host Howard Gunning has with Jon & Tammy Junker of TEAM (The Evangelical Alliance Mission). Jon grew up in Japan as a child of missionaries, and now has served 30 years himself. He and Tammy serve with the Central Nagano Ministry Initiative.

July 3: The Lost Secrets of Liberty

Host Howard Gunning gets together again with Bill Heid, Executive Producer of Heirloom Audio, and talk about their newest video, “The Lost Secrets of Liberty.” Just in time for Independence Day!

June 14: Impact of Islam Part 2

Pastor Ken Fookes of East Fork Baptist Church talks about the impact of Islam in the world and the United States. Part 2 of 2.

June 13: Impact of Islam Part 1

Pastor Ken Fookes of East Fork Baptist Church talks about the impact of Islam in the world and the United States. Part 1 of 2.

June 12: Road Riders for Jesus

Host Howard Gunning rides in with Jay Huddleston, of the Pana-Herrick Chapter 70 of the Road Riders for Jesus.

June 8: Gail Leroy, One Mission Society, International

Host Howard Gunning gets to catch up with Gail Leroy, lifelong missionary to Columbia, Dominican Republic, and Uruguay before she heads back out into the field.

June 7: The Lost Secrets of Memorial Day Part 2

Host Howard Gunning checks in with Bill Heid, Executive Producer of Heirloom Audio, about their new video “The Lost Secrets of Memorial Day.” You’ll hear Bill and Howard talk about what happens when a culture loses its memory and swap family wartime stories. Part 2 of 2.

June 6: The Lost Secrets of Memorial Day Part 1

Host Howard Gunning checks in with Bill Heid, Executive Producer of Heirloom Audio, about their new video “The Lost Secrets of Memorial Day.” You’ll hear Bill and Howard talk about what happens when a culture loses its memory and swap family wartime stories. Part 1 of 2.

June 5: Herrick Baptist

Host Howard Gunning chats with Pastor Jay Huddleston of Herrick Baptist Church.

May 23: Effingham English Baptist Church to the Latinos

Station Manager Dick Wheeler chats with Tony Munoz of the English Baptist Church to the Latinos in Effingham.

May 22: Road Angel

Station Manager Dick Wheeler talks with Dock Hinman of the Association of Christian Truckers.

May 16: Childhood Sexual Abuse Part 2

Station Manager Dick Wheeler talks with June Hunt, host of Hope for the Heart, in the second of a two part program on childhood sexual abuse.

May 15: Childhood Sexual Abuse Part 1

Station Manager Dick Wheeler talks with June Hunt, host of Hope for the Heart, in the first of a two part program on childhood sexual abuse.

May 2: Raising a Young Modern Day Princess

Host Howard Gunning visits with Karen Whiting, author of “Raising a Young Modern Day Princess” (published by Focus on the Family), a book about developing the fruit of the Spirit in your daughter. Karen has written about 20 other books, and has 3 more coming out later this year.

May 1: Fathering Adventures Camp with Tom Gensler

Host Howard Gunning talks with Tom Gensler of Relevant Practical Ministries for Men about their Fathering Adventures camp (designed for dads to take their 7-15 year old sons to) held at Little Galilee Christian Camp in Clinton. This year’s camp will be July 14-16.

April 28: Bruce Kugler with “God’s Courtroom.” Part 2

Station Manager Dick Wheeler continues his conversation with Bruce Kugler, a lawyer from Springfield, IL, about his worldwide ministry called “God’s Courtroom.” Listen as Bruce discuses how someone.died on our behalf, paid the penalty, and we must accept that pardon. That somebody is Jesus Christ.

April 27: Bruce Kugler with “God’s Courtroom.” Part 1

Station Manager Dick Wheeler speaks with Bruce Kugler, a lawyer from Springfield, IL, about his worldwide ministry called “God’s Courtroom.”

April 26: XPonent Ministries East Africa

Dan Wilson and Pastor Samuel Kamau discuss XPonent Ministries, the challenges faced by pastors in East Africa, and what God is doing in Kenya, Uganda, Tanzania, and Zimbabwe.

April 25: Pana National Day of Prayer

Carol Chandler and Tom Culberson are in the studio filling Howard in on Pana’s National Day of Prayer events scheduled for Thursday, May 4.

April 24: Choices Pregnancy & Health Charleston

Howard talks with Chris Bugle of Choices Pregnancy & Health in Charleston (they serve a 6 county region, with centers in Charleston, Mattoon, Paris, and Casey) about their ministry and their heart to better reach students at Eastern Illinois University and Lakeland College.

April 21: If I Had to Do It Over Again

Howard chats with John Gauger (co-host of The Land and the Book) about his book, “If I Could Do It All Over Again.” A fascinating look at what many Christian leaders, looking back, would have done differently.

April 20: Heartland Children’s Ministries

Today’s conversation is with John & Anita Cisney of Heartland Children’s Ministries. John shares their heart for, and work with, kids.

April 19: Pass the Baton

Today’s guest is Grady Hauser, author of “Pass the Baton: 100 Life Principles and Skills Every Father Needs to Teach His Children.” He and Howard met at the “Iron Sharpens Iron” conference in O’Fallon in February.

April 18: Pastor Larry Wise and Highland Community Church

Continuing our series on highlighting local churches, today Howard is in the office of Pastor Larry Wise of Highland Community Church. HCC has been a strong supporter of WJLY for over 15 years and was key in getting the Highland 94.3 FM translator on the air and even now keeping it there. Pastor Larry highlights some of HCC’s unique ministries, such as their Oil Change Project for clients of Highland’s Food Pantry and how WJLY’s ministry complements the ministry of the local church.

April 17: May 6 Spring Concert at FCC Herrick

Pastor Paul Dickerson of 1st Christian Church in Herrick and Tim Fontaine of De La CroiX join Howard today and talk about an upcoming BBQ and concert at FCC Herrick on Saturday, May 6.

April 14: The Lost Secrets of Easter

Howard has Bill Heid, Executive Producer of Heirloom Audio, back talking about their wonderful “The Lost Secrets of Easter” video and discuss why knowing the history of Easter is so crucial to our faith.

April 12: Bill Heid Heirloom Audio Part 3

Howard wraps up a 3 day conversation with Bill Heid, Executive Producer of Heirloom Audio and discovers something about the character of “Lucy” from the Chronicles of Narnia.

April 11: Bill Heid Heirloom Audio Part 2

Today is part 2 of a 3 day conversation host Howard Gunning has with Bill Heid, Executive Producer of Heirloom Audio. Today Bill talks about how it felt for his team to win awards over companies like Disney and Pixar, and even Garrison Keillor. And fills in the backstory of their newest release, “In the Reign of Terror,” set during the French Revolution.

April 10: Bill Heid Heirloom Audio Part 1

Today we kick off the first of a three day conversation between host Howard Gunning and Bill Heid, Executive Producer of Heirloom Audio. They chat about what’s the difference between an audiobook and an audio adventure, the need for Americans to remember their Christian roots, and even how a female bull moose nearly ended Bill’s life.

April 6: REGENER8 and ILLUMIN8

We re-air a conversation host Howard Gunning had with Rob Cook, founder of 252 Underground Youth Ministry in Philadelphia and author of 2 youth-oriented devotionals called REGENER8 and ILLUMIN8, Straight Talk for Street Smart Teens.

March 29: Love Packages

Host Howard Gunning talks with Steven Schmidt, of Love Packages, a ministry in Butler, Illinois, that collects new and unused Christian materials from individuals, churches, publishing houses, and ministries across the US and ships them overseas to those who have little or no access to material. Last year they shipped 1,362 TONS!

March 28: Joe Lawson and Rehoboth Baptist Association

Station Manager Dick Wheeler finishes the second of a 2 day program with Joe Lawson, a man who wears many hats in Fayette County. Today they focus on his work with the Rehoboth Baptist Association.

March 27: Joe Lawson and Hospice

Station Manager Dick Wheeler starts the first of a 2 day program with Joe Lawson, a man who wears many hats in Fayette County. Today they focus on his work as a chaplain with hospice.

March 23: Pastor Tim Weihrauch and Metro Community Church Vandalia

Lamplighter host Howard Gunning and Pastor Tim Weihrauch, Vandalia Campus Pastor for Metro Community Church, talk about Metro’s ministries and the impact on faith that having a child with a life-altering diagnosis can have.

March 22: Pastor Paul Dickerson and 1st Christian Church Herrick

Lamplighter host Howard Gunning chatted with Pastor Paul Dickerson of 1st Christian Church in Herrick about the church, and discovered that Pastor Paul is an Air Force veteran.

March 21: Pastor Ken Fookes and East Fork Baptist Church

Lamplighter host Howard Gunning was back in studio today visiting with Pastor Ken Fookes of East Fork Baptist Church in Coffeen. Pastor Fookes shared a bit about the church and about a Genesis study guide he’s written.

March 20: Lighthouse Pregnancy Care Center annual fundraiser

Station Manager Dick Wheeler catches up with Tamela Polanin, Executive Director of the Vandalia Lighthouse Pregnancy Care Center in Vandalia. Tamela fills us in on their annual fundraiser to be held on Thursday, March 23.

March 17: Glen Kreider Racers for Christ Part 3

Station Manager Dick Wheeler finishes a 3 day conversation with Glen Kreider of Greenville about Racers for Christ.

March 16: Glen Kreider Racers for Christ Part 2

Station Manager Dick Wheeler is in his 2nd day of a conversation with Glen Kreider of Greenville about Racers for Christ.

March 15: Glen Kreider Racers for Christ Part 1

Station Manager Dick Wheeler starts a 3 day conversation with Glen Kreider of Greenville about Racers for Christ.

March 14/31: Classical Conversations Curriculum Part 2

Station Manager Dick Wheeler finishes a 2 day chat with Michelle Earls and Laura Taylor about Classical Conversations Curriculum and upcoming informational meetings.

March 13/30: Classical Conversations Curriculum Part 1

Station Manager Dick Wheeler begins a 2 day chat with Michelle Earls and Laura Taylor about Classical Conversations Curriculum and upcoming informational meetings.

February 14: Mary Truitt WallDogs Part 2

Station Manager Dick Wheeler concludes his talk with Mary Truitt about an upcoming “WallDogs” mural project in Vandalia.

February 13: Mary Truitt WallDogs Part 1

Station Manager Dick Wheeler talks with Mary Truitt about an upcoming “WallDogs” mural project in Vandalia and the mural “face space” drawing.

February 10: Habitat for Humanity Fayette County

Today we re-aired Station Manager Dick Wheeler’s conversation with Joyce from Habitat for Humanity of Fayette County and Donna from the Habitat Retail store in Vandalia

February 9/April 5: Darin Valdez Addiction Part 3

Host Howard Gunning concludes his conversation with Darin Valdez, a recovering cocaine and meth addict, about his addiction and road to recovery. Darin is also Howard’s nephew. The third of three parts.

February 8/April 4: Darin Valdez Addiction Part 2

Host Howard Gunning continues his conversation with Darin Valdez, a recovering cocaine and meth addict, about his addiction and road to recovery. Darin is also Howard’s nephew. The second of three parts.

February 7/April 3: Darin Valdez Addiction Part 1

Host Howard Gunning talks with Darin Valdez, a recovering cocaine and meth addict, about his addiction and road to recovery. Darin is also Howard’s nephew. The first of three parts.

January 24: New Hope Baptist Band

Station manager Dick Wheeler interviews Mel Cloe about the New Hope Baptist Band.

January 23: In His Hands Banquet

Station manager Dick Wheeler interviews Michelle and Darren about In His Hands Ministry and their upcoming banquet.

January 20: Recovery

Station manager Dick Wheeler interviews Jim about Recovery Worship America at the United Methodist Fellowship Hall in Nokomis.

January 19: Herrick Women’s Retreat Part 2

Station manager Dick Wheeler interviews Sheryl, Dana, and Robyn about the Soul Sister Women’s Retreat.

January 18: Herrick Women’s Retreat Part 1

Station manger Dick Wheeler interviews Sheryl and Dana about the Soul Sister Women’s Retreat.

December 23:Metro Christmas

Station manager Dick Wheeler interviews Tim from Metro Community Church of Vandalia about an amazing project WJLY was blessed to be a part of.

December 13: Sing Louder Part2

Howard interviews Luke from Kingdom Works Studios.

December 12: Sing Louder Part 1

Howard interviews Luke from Kingdom Works Studios.

November 3: Relevant Pregnancy Options Center Needs a New Home

Howard was back in Highland with Tricia Blasdel, Executive Director of Relevant Pregnancy Options Center, learning about their need to find a new home–quickly! They’re losing their lease at the end of the year and are urgently looking for a new location and trying to raise funds. They’ve set a daring goal of $350,000.