NewLife FM is celebrating 20 years of ministry this year. The ministry was founded by Joe and Jenny Emert in 1993. Joe credits the ministry’s birth, in large part, to the network of friends and colleagues acquired over many years through his participation at many NRB Conventions.
“The 2016 Convention will be my 43rd Convention,” Joe says, “and the relationships of trust built over the years has powerfully influenced and benefited our ministry.”
“If I did not believe in miracles, or the intervention of God into the daily concerns of a Christian radio ministry, I certainly would now after seeing God move over these past 20 years!” he added.
It was on Easter Sunday, April 16, 1995, when the Atlanta-based radio ministry’s first FM station began broadcasting at 90.7 FM, licensed to Griffin, GA. Following a 10-year application process, the second FM station, WMVW, was birthed in 2010 at 91.7 FM and licensed to Peachtree City, GA. Combined, the two stations simulcast to portions of the Atlanta and North Macon metro areas. The stations are both affiliates of the Moody Broadcasting Network.
Over the years, the radio ministry has enjoyed a strong missions focus, helping to construct, fund, and support 26 FM stations in Papua New Guinea. Currently, the ministry partners with Trans World Radio, assisting in the funding to build that ministry’s 450,000-watt AM transmitter on the island of Bonaire, from where the Gospel will be broadcast into Cuba and many South American countries.
“Now, as we move into our next decade of service I’m so excited about the opportunities to impact our culture for Christ as we see traditional FM radio united in marriage with so many digital and social media platforms,” Joe exclaims.
By NRB Staff
Published: October 15, 2015