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Although born into a devout Christian family, Clarence Jones wasn't interested in religion. It was the Midwesterner's ear for music that led him to play trombone at Chicago's Moody Church, where he gave his life to Christ and volunteered for mission work. His legacy of broadcasting the gospel to the ends of the earth soars on the airwaves today.
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Vendor: Ywam Publishing
Publication Date: 2005
Series: Christian Heroes Then & Now
Christian Heroes: Then & Now--Adoniram Judson, Bound For BurmaJanet Benge, Geoff BengeYwam Publishing / 2000 / Trade Paperback$6.89 Retail:5 Stars Out Of 5 1 Reviews
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Christine M. Irvin5 Stars Out Of 5June 10, 2010Christine M. IrvinClarence Jones: Mr. Radio, written by Janet and Geoff Benge, is the biography of a man who became well-known in the world of Christian broadcasting. Although he was born into a Christian family, he didnt accept Christ into his life until he was 18 years old, when he played the trombone at Chicagos Moody Church.Thats when he felt the call to be a missionary. He attended and graduated from Moody Bible Institute to learn how to be a missionary. He didnt have a specific direction, only a burning desire to serve in the mission field. While waiting to see where the Lord would lead him, he started working with Paul Rader, the former pastor of Moody Church. Rader had started a new church called Chicago Gospel Tabernacle and Clarence joined him to once again play his trombone in the churchs band. A short time after that, Paul Rader asked Clarence and three of his friends (who played as a quartet) if they would like to play their instruments on the air as part of the new brand-new radio station WHT. Clarence loved playing his music live on the radio. His enthusiasm for the new medium earned him the title of program director for the station. But, even though he worked hard at the station, and he did a great job, he felt called to do more. He said God called him to go south with radio. This edict from God was eventually translated into a new radio venture in Ecuador, a country radio engineers said would not be conducive to broadcasting a radio signal. However, after much searching and praying, Clarence Jones and his team were able to set up the initially tiny radio station Radio HCJB along with the World Radio Missionary Fellowship. It was broadcast in both English and Spanish and eventually expanded into many more languages and was sent around the world. People around the globe are still benefiting from his many years of hard work and dedication to spreading the Gospel by radio.Overall Rating: Excellent.Christian Children's Book Review
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