Family Life Interview

Enjoy this week's exclusive interviews. Amy Hubbard, the newly appointed Michigan Conference Family Life Ministries director, granted Strong Tower Radio an interview on the state of family life and the programs her team will be producing. Listen to the interview this Sun. at 5 p.m., Mon. at 10 a.m., and Wed. at 12:01 a.m. on STR stations, STR apps, or

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GYC Generations

Our interview with Generation.Youth.Christ. popularly known as GYC, was generational. This is the 20th yeara generationfor this ministry. We caught up with the current president and a founding board member for an interesting perspective on the past, the present, and the future. It is very interesting to see how this ministry by youth for youth has maintained consistent focus as it grew over time to be a major force in youth nurture and evangelism. Join us for our exclusive interview with Pastor Andrew Park and Stacy Schefka. Hear this interview this Sun at 3:30 a.m., Mon. at 4 p.m., Wed. at 9 p.m., and Thur. at 1 p.m. on STR stations, STR apps, or

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Resurrection Sermons

Classic Strong Tower Radio Christ's resurrection sermons air until Easter on Saturdays at 11 a.m. and weekdays at 2 and 11 a.m. on STR stations, STR apps, or

3/20 Garhett Morgan- "The Final Hours"

3/21 Garhett Morgan- "Gethsemane"

3/22 Garhett Morgan- "The Trial, the Cross"

3/23 Garhett Morgan- "Follow the Lamb"

3/24 Sean Brizendine- "Let Not Your Heart Be Troubled"

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Grand Rapids

Variety Hour 3/25

You, your family, and friends are invited in-person as our guests to the Grand Rapids Strong Tower Radio Inspirational Variety Hour, Saturday, March 25th at 5:00 p.m. Hear the spectrum of local professional talent singing and playing instrumental music, a Strong Tower Radio changed-life testimony, and more.

There is no cost to attend, everyone will love it, and there will be light refreshments following the program. This STR Variety Hour will be held at the Grand Rapids Central Church located at 4250 Remembrance Rd NW, Walker, MI 49534. Come and be blessed.

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Grand Haven

Station is on-the-air

The Grand Haven Strong Tower Radio station 93.1fm returned to the air last Thursday but at reduced power and therefore reduced coverage until we can receive a device to filter unusual harmonics. We have good reports from listeners of this limited broadcast footprint, but we are anxious to broadcast at full-power as soon as the hardware filter is received and installed. This device will cost an additional $3500 so keep this in your prayers. Please remember we have $49,000 to complete the purchase of this station.

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Jesus' Public Ministry

(Note: This is the third of a five-part series on the life of Christ from his birth to resurrection running from December to April.)

The whole city is gathered into one crowd, or so it seems. Everyone is excited, eagerly craning their necks to catch a first glimpse of the expected visitor. Their enthusiasm is understandable. The miraculous opening of the eyes of the blind, healing the lepers, multiplying fish and bread to feed thousands, curing every imaginable illness, and even restoring life to the dead; they had all heard the stories, and in just a few moments they will see the miracle worker Himself.

He's humble yet regal as He presses forward to meet the crowd. Calmly He reaches out, His eyes drawn first to the wide-eyed children, the chastised beggars, and those hesitant yet desperate for hope. Nevertheless, everyone feels that He sees them, His whole being exuding compassion, love, and understanding.

One man, perched up in a tree, doesn't want to be seen. After all, he's the tax collector—the most despised man in Jericho. Yet he has a beating heart that is weighed down with guilt, desperation, and near hopelessness. He wants—needs—to see who this Jesus is. And so, Zacchaeus watches intently as the mass of humanity circling the great teacher draws closer and closer to his perch in the tree.

Jesus stops, the crowd bumping into Him as He speaks to the man in the tree: "Zacchaeus, make haste and come down, for today I must stay at your house." [Luke 19:5 NKJV] So hurry, he does, swinging down from the tree with a child's enthusiasm, his joy-filled heart overflowing with penitence, gratitude, and newfound hope.

The mood of the crowd instantly shifts; their shouts of admiration transform into grumbled protests. That Jesus would set foot inside the house of Zacchaeus, a known sinner, is unthinkable. It is unreasonable to them but not to those who know the Savior's mission.

Surrounded by the disapproving crowd of disciples, religious leaders, and curious onlookers, Jesus clearly and unmistakably articulates His mission: "Today salvation has come to this house, because he also is a son of Abraham; for the Son of Man has come to seek and to save that which was lost" (Luke 19:9–10 NKJV).

Finding—and saving—the lost is Jesus' ministry. It was His mission two thousand years ago, and it remains the passion of His heart today. Jesus seeks after lost people. In reflecting on Jesus' earthly ministry of chasing after sinners, consider three observations:

Jesus sought sinners out. He didn't avoid them and refuse to ignore them to gain the approval of the more respected members of society. Early in His ministry, when challenged for interacting with social outcasts and obvious sinners, Jesus put it this way: "It is not those who are well who need a physician, but those who are sick. I have not come to call the righteous but sinners to repentance," (Luke 5:31–32) NASB

Jesus opened a path to the sinner's heart by demonstrating his love. We've all heard the adage: People don't care how much you know until they know how much you care. While Jesus' ultimate concern during His public ministry was always spiritual redemption, He demonstrated genuine care for all people—regardless of their spiritual inclinations. As Jesus stated, God "makes His sun rise on the evil and on the good, and sends rain on the just and on the unjust" {Matt 5:45) NKJV. In ministering to physically felt needs, Jesus sought an opening to address the deepest needs.

Commenting on Jesus' ministry, the well-known 19th-century American author Ellen White states: "Christ's method alone will give true success in reaching the people. The Savior mingled with people as one who desired their good. He showed sympathy for them, ministered to their needs, and won their confidence. Then He invited them, 'Follow Me.'" (Ministry of Healing, p. 73).

Jesus avoided public acclaim. In an era of social media influencers and spotlight-hungry celebrities, it's common to see ministry leaders seemingly most focused on promoting themselves. Yet Jesus was not interested in being in the public eye. He didn't need—nor did He crave—public attention.

After Jesus multiplied a boy's lunch to feed more than 5,000 people, the well-fed crowd determined to forcibly make Jesus their king. Jesus simply sent them away and found a quiet place to pray (John 6:15; Matthew 14:22). He avoided public acclaim, maintained His ministry focus, and remained accessible to the lost. Finding and saving the lost is Jesus' ministry.

And He invites us to join Him in seeking after lost people.

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Changed Life

 Ron first found Strong Tower Radio [STR] between Lake City and Cadillac while driving on M-55 returning to Grand Rapids from a Grayling client. He hit ‘seek’ on his radio, searching for something better, and found "Bible Answers Live" on STR, though he didn’t know it was STR at the time.

The program hosts were discussing The Great Controversy, which sounded like an excellent book to Ron. He looked it up on his phone (yes, while driving) and found an audiobook version for later listening. He stayed tuned to STR until just past Big Rapids, where the WGCP, 91.9 FM signal fades out. That was the summer of 2018, and it would be several years before Ron again listened to STR.

During the next few months, Ron listened to the entire reading of The Great Controversy and was deeply impressed.

It was a lot to process and understand. He continued attending a Protestant church near Hastings, MI, during this time. He also did research and watched many messages on YouTube from "Amazing Facts and was increasingly convicted by what he was hearing.

In August 2021, Ron began attending the Wyoming Seventh-day Adventist Church, which is closest to his home. One of the elders was the first person that Ron met at the Wyoming church. He invited Ron to Sabbath School (after church service at Wyoming) and to engage in Bible studies from "It Is Written" and "Amazing Facts."

One of the members introduced Ron to STR. As Ron listened, he realized that the Cadillac station he heard three years ago that had started him on this discovery path was also STR! Now with a different company, Ron still has a 45-minute commute and listened to STR daily. He also listened via streaming at home, as the Grand Rapids’ signal doesn’t quite reach his area.

Throughout the Bible studies, Ron didn’t wrestle much with any topics as listening to STR helped him understand the truth and made sense to him. The question & answer (Q&A) programs helped the most with questions that he had during the Bible studies.

Pastor Dan Rachor had the privilege of baptizing Ron the morning of November 12, 2022, at the Wyoming SDA church; praise God!!

Ron continues listening to many STR programs. His favorites include the Bible Q&A formats like "Bible Answers Live" that strengthen his Bible understanding and the Ellen White book readings such as Steps to Christ, Ministry of Healing, and The Great Controversy. He looks forward to more inspired readings on STR. Join us in praising God for lives being changed through this ministry! Let’s keep Ron in prayer as he continues moving forward in faith. 

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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 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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Sermons on STR

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

This Week-

3/16 Phil Mills- "Insert Culture Here"

3/17 Terry Nelson- "The Road to Calvary"

Next Week-

3/20 Garhett Morgan- "The Final Hours"

3/21 Garhett Morgan- "Gethsemane"

3/22 Garhett Morgan- "The Trial, the Cross"

3/23 Garhett Morgan- "Follow the Lamb"

3/24 Sean Brizendine- "Let Not Your Heart Be Troubled"

STR Sabbath Sermons- Saturdays at 11 a.m. 

Sab-3/18 Sean Reed- "Lift Up the Trumpet"

Sab-3/25 Steven Conway- "Jesus on Genesis'

Sab-4/1 Ron Kelly- "From Drop to Drop The Price of Blood"

Sab-4/8 Jay Gallimore- "The Resurrection and the Gospel"

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STR Events Calendar

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

3/25 11:10 a.m.- Kam at Belleville SDA Church

3/25 9:30 a.m.- Tom at Wyoming SDA Church

4/1 9:30 a.m.- Kam at Tecumseh SDA Church

4/8 11:00 a.m.- David at Marion SDA Church

4/15 11:00 a.m.- Kam at Manton SDA Church

4/22 10:30 a.m.- Kam at Lowell Riverside Church

5/6 11:00 a.m.- Kam at Roger Heights SDA Church

5/13 11:00 a.m.- Kam at Gaylord SDA Church

6/2 10:00 a.m.- Kam at Village 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

"SDA" is the abbreviation for Seventh-day Adventist

"STR" is the abbreviation for Strong Tower Radio

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Who Else Tells

You the Truth?

Luke 4:14-30 records Jesus following a Biblically sound custom of going to church and volunteering to read the Scripture on the seventh day Sabbath.

In Nazareth, His hometown, He stood up and read Isa 61:1-3 (partial), which was nice. He then explained the passage, and His hometown members rejected His identity declaration.

We’re inclined to advise Jesus to stop there, yet He didn’t. Instead, with love, He pointed out their faith problem, illustrated that it was multi-generational, and the church members reacted in a murderous rage.

Who else would have told them the truth? Strong Tower Radio broadcasts the everlasting gospel in the context of the Three Angels' Messages 24/7/365 in varying formats to reach a wide range of interested listeners. We broadcast clear, straight truth, that some would advise us to avoid, hoping to prevent certain listeners from taking offense.

In 1 Cor 14:7-8, God calls His people to give the trumpet a specific sound, and that is the full gospel, present truth, not just pleasant truth. We have not heard of classical music bringing a listener to Jesus Christ. The contemporary Christian music format other Christian radio stations use will not prepare people to meet Jesus when He soon returns.

Who else tells you the truth on the radio dial?! Your prayers and gifts keep STR proclaiming the truth of God’s beautiful character every day, and lives are being changed! Just this week, we heard of 50 people who are now in weekly Bible studies with a Seventh-day Adventist pastor because one person heard him on STR when they “happened to pick up the station” while driving across central Michigan!!

Glory to God! As He promised, great is your reward. [Matt 5:12]

Kam Ferguson

Development Director

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