"Grow In The Faith" is more than just a slogan for us. We feel AM 860 airs the finest Christian teachers in the world, all in an attempt to mentor its listeners. Our mission is to "equip God’s people to do His work and build up the church, the body of Christ." (Ephesians 4:12)
"Several years ago I told God I would do whatever He wanted me to do, and endeavor to make an eternal difference in the lives of people."
A WV native, Vernon began his radio career as a part time announcer at WSCW AM in South Charleston, WV, as a junior in high school. After graduation from Kanawha Christian Academy, he attended Liberty Baptist College (now Liberty University), in Lynchburg, VA, where he graduated with a B.S. in Business Administration and minors in Radio and Bible. He served on the first staff of WRVL FM in Lynchburg while in college. His travels have taken him to serve on staffs at WTLN AM & FM in Orlando, FL, WVCH in Philadelphia and WSJI in Cherry Hill, NJ.
Vernon lives in Prosperity with his wife of over twenty years, Ana Bilda, and their three children, Joel, Leah and Ezra.
"If you don't think God has a sense of humor, just look in the mirror. I know He has to have a sense of humor to have a servant that looks like me!"
Originally from central Indiana, Mike has been on the air for nearly 20 years, in all music genres, in Indiana, North Carolina, Ohio, Maine and Kentucky before coming to West Virginia. Mike is a huge fan of the Indianapolis Colts, Boston Red Sox, Carolina Hurricanes, and the University of Kentucky.
Mike lives in Oak Hill with his wife Ally, 4 children, Shay, Grace, Jake and Josh, and 2 cats, Isis and Delilah.
Jim was born in South Charleston WV and graduated from St. Albans High School in 1976. He has over 30 years of experience in the graphic arts industry.
Jim is married to his wife Cindy, who is an insurance agent with State Farm for 20 years. Together they have three adult daughters, Candace, Ashley, and Reagan who graduated from Christian colleges and now serve in their local church. They also have two grandchildren, Addyson Sue and Evelynne Grace, who they love very much
While working at a newspaper, Jim begin writing a Christian weekly column that ran in a number of small newspapers for 5 years. In 2012 he wrote his first book entitled “Why a Christian can and should vote for a Mormon in 2012.” He now serves as a teaching elder at Oakridge Bible Church in Charleston WV where his son-in-law is pastor.
Jim joined our staff in 2012.
“I give them eternal life, and they shall never perish; no one will snatch them out of my hand. My Father, who has given them to me, is greater than all; no one can snatch them out of my Father’s hand. I and the Father are one.””