February 8th Edition

News & Views

Free Detroit Medical/Dental Clinic volunteer opportunity March 10th

Free Clinic Volunteering

Learn how you can volunteer for a free medical/dental clinic 3:30 a.m. Sunday, 4 p.m. Monday, 9 p.m. Wednesday, and 1 p.m. Thursday only on Strong Tower Radio (STR) stations, STR apps, or STR.fm.

Gary Heilig is Strong Tower Radio Garden Guy

February Garden Quiz and Prep

Gary Heilig has a fun cherry quiz on this month's "Good Growing with the Garden Guy." Google cherries and see how many questions you can answer. Hint, one is on President George Washington.

Gary gives tips of staring seed—including seed sourcing, artificial lighting, seed starting mixes, homemade fertilizers plant containers, and plant labels. He brings you info on new gardening tools, talks about pruning your fruit trees, equipment preps for the season and more on Strong Tower Radio at 5 p.m. Sunday, 10 a.m. Monday, and 12 a.m. Wednesday.

Pastor Jay Gallimore on Galatians- PC: 3ABN

Gallimore on Galatians

Hear Pastor Jay Gallimore explain Galatians on Strong Tower Radio Fridays at 1 p.m. and Saturdays at 5 p.m. only on Strong Tower Radio (STR) stations, STR apps, or STR.fm.

STR's Production Control Construction back in 2019. PC- Tom Mejeur

February Updates

Praise the Lord, spring is only a few weeks away! 

That's what I've been telling folks since Thanksgiving. Spring brings new life, and, at STR, spring will bring new station construction.

Regarding our new station builds, this seems to be the first question I am asked almost daily, and no one will be happier than I to hear them ALL on the air. At the same time, adding eight new stations will add more to our workload as we will have to update the weekly EAS logs and quarterly FCC reports eight times more. Like I've said to many of the staff, “I wouldn't do all this if I didn't love it.”

Sometimes, we run into challenging situations with our stations, and we must make tough decisions. This was the case with our station near Camp Au Sable, 93.9 FM WAVC. The tower owners have more than doubled our rent with a new tower contract. I looked at other tower options, but I couldn't find a cheaper tower location even considering the increased rent. So, we are locked in on a new figure with the new contract. 

To help offset the increased costs, we lowered the broadcast power to 20% - from about 10,000 to 2,000 watts. The FCC granted us permission to do this for the next six months. As you can imagine, this impacts our coverage. We know this station impacts people from all over the state, as many visitors to Camp Au Sable tune in to WAVC as they drive to and from the camp. If you listen to one of the 15 STR stations or tune in via the web, as the Holy Spirit directs, please help keep these stations on the air as well as the new stations.

In other news, I am getting prices from various broadcast equipment installers to begin building some of our new stations. Most of the equipment needed to build WGNP, Port Sanilac, has been delivered to our main studio. We will be in touch with various local contractors to help us begin the building process this spring. We are waiting for the delivery of the antenna for WJCG, Greenville. Other pieces of equipment should be arriving in the coming weeks.

STR's Tom Mejeur on-location recording last summer

Current Events

Last month was Human Trafficking Awareness Month. We aired three programs on forced labor and sex trafficking (heard only on STR). The national Truckers-Against-Trafficking co-founder and a three-time victim were our guests for the first program in the series. The second interview was with a trafficking awareness activist, a victim recovery ministry director, and another recovering victim. The third program was with an articulate Michigan State Police Community Service trooper who provided a law enforcement perspective on both forced labor and sex trafficking. We received thoughtful and appreciative calls from listeners on this uncomfortable and real subject that is largely under the radar, but closer to home than we like to think.


Church-based wellness programs have sprung up in Lansing, Grand Rapids, and Berrien Springs. In early December, we went on-location to the Grand Rapids Health Intervention Alumni Meeting with Dr. John Kelly. We interviewed the presenters and heard amazing testimonies from two participants. This program is scheduled to air the week of February 4 before their next session.


The STR Variety Hour team is sharing a sacred music program for the Divine worship hour at St. Johns Seventh-day Adventist Church on February 10 at 11 a.m. The Strong Tower Radio Quartet is singing at the Saginaw Seventh-day Adventist Church's Divine worship service on February 24th at 11 a.m. Kam Ferguson and Tom Mejeur will be representing Strong Tower Radio at the Camp Au Sable Rest and Renew Retreat from February 29th to March 3rd.

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Ways for STR Giving

You can give to Strong Tower Radio in several ways with different effects.

The first is the fastest, most effective donation by giving directly via a mailed check, calling in a donation, or donating on our website at StrongTowerRadio.org. This allows you to designate a station or support the whole radio network through a one-time or recurring donation.

Another way is by giving to the Michigan Radio Ministry fund with a tithe envelope or via your church's Adventist Giving online.

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You can give to Strong Tower Radio by accessing the giving page with your smartphone. Point, click, and give!

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Development Director Kam Ferguson making a presentation.


STR Events Calendar

Be a part of Strong Tower Radio by joining us personally at one or more of the following scheduled events:

2/10 11:00 a.m. David at Marion SDA Church

2/10 9:00 a.m. Kam at Mesick SDA Church

2/17 9:30 a.m. David at Marion SDA Church

2/24 10:45 a.m. Kam at Holland SDA Church

2/29-3/3 Tom & Kam at CAS MI Rest & Renewal Retreat

3/9 9:30 a.m. Kam at Mio SDA Church

3/30 11:00 a.m. Kam at Grand Rapids Bethel SDA Church

4/13 10:45 a.m. Kam at First Flint SDA Church

4/20 9:30 a.m. Kam at Bristol SDA Church

4/27 11:30 a.m. Kam at Munising SDA Church

"David" is David Bolduc- Founder and President

"Jilane" is Jilane Fenner- Public Relations and Board Member

"Kam" is Kam Ferguson- Development Director

"Tom" is Tom Mejeur- Production &

Marketing Director

"CAS" is the abbreviation for Camp Au Sable

"SDA" is the abbreviation for Seventh-day Adventist

"STR" is the abbreviation for Strong Tower Radio

Photo Credit: Marjie Shade

Pastor Bob Benson's marriage sermon will be aired on STR's Fresh Manna

Sermons on STR

Here are the upcoming Fresh Manna sermons and speakers that will be streamed on StrongTowerRadio.org, STR.fm, and on Strong Tower Radio's local stations Monday-Friday at 2 a.m. and 11 a.m.

This Week-

2/8 Ariel Roldan- "Conflict in the Marriage Covenant"

2/9 Ariel Roldan- "Covenant Marriage and The Mission of the Family"

Next Week(s)-

2/12 Bob Benson "Power of Marriage"

2/13 Sean Reed "What is LOVE?"

2/14 Steven Silva "Healthy Relationships, the Secret of Peace"

2/15 Pat & Tami Milligan "Whole Marriages in a Broken World Part 1"

2/16 Pat & Tami Milligan "Whole Marriages in a Broken World Part 2"

2/19 Moise Ratsara "I Am the Light of the World"

2/20 Mike Lambert "The Vanishing Sinner"

2/21 Sean Brizendine "From Pit to Palace"

2/22 Malcolm Douglas "The Sanctuary Services Part 1"

2/23 Ariel Roldan "Know No Freedom"

STR Sabbath Sermons- Saturdays at 11 a.m.

Sab-2/10 Ron Kelly "Femininity, Submission, and Male Amnesia"

Sab-2/17 Ron Kelly "Mental Health Bible Secrets Revealed Part 3"

Guercino- "Jesus and the Samaritan Woman at the Well"

The Divine Samaritan

Most are familiar with Jesus’ Good Samaritan answer to the question, ‘Who is my neighbor?’ * Why did Jews in Jesus’ time despise Samaritans? After Assyria destroyed the northern kingdom of Israel, the Assyrians repopulated the area with other people groups. Intermarriage with Jews followed, and a blending of Bible truth and pagan error became what the Samaritans (part Jew, part something else) practiced. The Jews despised these “wannabe Israelites.”

Yet the Holy Spirit worked in Samaritan hearts, too, and many ultimately accepted Jesus as the promised Messiah foretold in Scripture. Do we look through the lenses of ethnicity, caste, culture, or creed today? Such is not the way of the Lord. In fact, Jesus is the Divine Samaritan. He risked His life to minister to fallen and dying humanity, leaving heaven to incarnate into humanity, becoming a blend of human and divine. Others viewed him as a half-breed, just like Samaritans. The question, “Who is your father?” ** was often thrown in His face, yet He knew who He was and lived the truth in love.

Personal identity issues drive prejudicial vision. When we are secure in our identity as children of our heavenly Father, we view others as His children. Some need help/education in many areas of life, yet like Jesus, we view them through the lens of what they can become in Christ, not what they are now. 

Jesus lived out the character of God for all to see, *** and this is the character that Strong Tower Radio proclaims throughout each day! Thanks to your prayers, testimonies, and financial support, people of all ethnicities, castes, and cultures are being drawn to God by the Holy Spirit as they listen. Thank you for investing with Jesus’ perspective: lives are transformed; praise God! *Luke 10:29 ** John 8:19 *** John 14:6, 9 

Kam Ferguson

Development Director


How to Make Your Investment Donations…

By credit card charge or bank account withdrawal go to our secure websitewww.StrongTowerRadio.org, or call Sandy at 231-468-2087.

Donations by a check or money order and mail it to STR, PO Box 567, Cadillac, MI 49601 with the following information:



Kam Ferguson, Director of Development

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