About Us

Joy Christian Radio is a nonprofit organization whose calling and ministry is to spread the Hope of the Gospel to as many people as we can possibly reach around the world via the Internet and closer to home via our terrestrial radio stations.

The dream of Joy Christian Radio started on the morning of January 1, 2000 around their dining room table as the founder, Ed Smith presented to his family the vision to build a network of radio stations and to broadcast online.   Since that day, Joy Christian Radio has expanded into the radio network it is today.  Joy Christian Radio currently owns and operates 3 FM terrestrial radio stations and 2 Internet radio stations.

Joy Christian Radio is also involved with other ministries in our local communities.  Our annual Nursing Home Christmas Card ministry is a tradition that has been ongoing for several years, with volunteers from all over who get together to prepare and distribute Christmas Cards to nursing homes and similar type organizations over the 12 Days of Christmas.  We also sponsor Bible Studies that someone from the radio station teaches.  We sponsor Home School groups, Pro-Life groups.  We plan to organize several community-wide worship services this year as the Lord opens the door.

Joy Christian Radio has a missions heart and passion!  We support missions with Wycliffe Bible Translators, Inspiracom (a radio mission along the Mexico / US Border) and Wantak Radio Light (a Papua New Guinea missions radio group); plus several others   We also partner with missions radio groups such as FEBC and Trans-World Radio in their efforts to spread the Gospel to the world.

Joy Christian Radio has a burden and passion to call Christians around the world to prayer.  We know that prayer does change things, but mostly prayer changes our heart.  We are thrilled to have a family of prayer warriors who pray with us regularly, and we’d love to have you pray with us.  You can also send us a prayer request by clicking the prayer tab at the top of the page.

Joy Christian Radio reaches into countries all over the world via the Internet.  We have heard from listeners from obscure places such as China and the Ukraine.  We have heard from listeners in the UK, South Africa, Germany, South America, Brazil, Belize and many more.  When you join our family of Sustaining Supporters, you become part of the “life blood” that keeps our stations on the air.

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