October is Clergy Appreciation Month. WNZR helps you honor your pastor! 


WNZR is celebrating Clergy Appreciation Month throughout October. This month is a time to honor our local pastors and their commitment to families in our community.
Each Friday (starting 10/9/2020), 5 local pastors will be honored on The Morning Thing (at approximately 7:30am). Our morning show hosts will share their names and churches along with comments from their church family.
Each pastor that is mentioned will receive a $20.00 gift certificate to a local restaurant to enjoy a dinner out with family. Each pastor will ALSO receive a $10 gift certificate to the Gospel Christian Life Shop in downtown Mount Vernon.

Tell us why you love your pastor.
Please fill out the form below. 


Thanks to these restaurants for donating gift certificates for our pastor dinners:
The Southside Diner (week #1 – Friday 10/9)
The Alcove Restaurant (week #2 – Friday 10/16) 

North Main Café – (week #3 – Friday 10/23)
SBC Restaurant….(week #4 – Friday 10/30)

We will
ALSO put ALL nominated pastors into a drawing for a GRAND PRIZE for Clergy Appreciation Month! The Grand Prize is an overnight stay in a standard room at the Mount Vernon Grand Hotel (Value $100)! 


Thanks to our prize donors for Clergy Appreciation Month:

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Congratulations to the winning pastors of Week #2 of Clergy Appreciation Month.

Each of these pastors will receive a $20 gift certificate to The Alcove Restaurant plus a $10 gift certificate to the Gospel Christian Life Shop. 


Pastor Pastor Gerald Eicher of Mohican Valley Door of Hope in Danville
Comments about Gerald: Pastor Gerald has a heart of Compassion for everyone. He is always willing to help those that are in need. Gerald is also a Great Leader. Gerald and his wife Grace are always looking for ways to show empathy. I love and appreciate Gerald for how he is such a great Servant of God!     


Pastor Greg Poole of Grace Community Church in Mount Vernon      
Comments about Greg: Pastor Greg is a devoted man of God who leads our church in righteousness. He is caring, compassionate, and wise.           


Pastor Joe Proudfoot of Mount Vernon First Church of the Nazarene 
Comments about Joe: Pastor Joe is a great pastor because he is always telling us that he loves us and that he is praying for us. 


Pastor Joe Noonen of Shepherds House in Mount Vernon          

Comments about Joe: Pastor Joe is concerned for his fellow man, not just his parishioners but for all.  He shows compassion to all and isn't afraid to go anywhere to meet with those who may need to hear of Christ's love.   He always goes above and beyond. 

Pastor Joe loves and believes that God is available to all people.  He especially has a heart for the hurt and broken.  Our church is small, but we are very excited to see what God has for us to do in Mount Vernon. 


Pastors Tim and Alecia Keesee of Faith Life Church in New Albany
Comments about Tim and Alecia: Tim is our Associate Pastor and both Aleica and Tim serve as our Youth Pastors.  Tim and Alecia both have a heart of gold and they love people especially kids and youth!! They are truly a role model for our youth on what a true marriage and being a parent looks like. They love on the youth but also give the truth in love. They are both very passionate for Christ and definitely are living the Good life! 

Congratulations to the winning pastors of Week #1 of Clergy Appreciation Month. 

Each of these pastors will receive a $20 gift certificate to The Southside Diner plus a $10 gift certificate to the Gospel Christian Life Shop.  

Pastor Richard Hasley of the Fredericktown United Methodist Church          
Comments about Richard: Pastor Hasley's soul is on fire for Jesus. He preaches from the Bible, but relates it to today's world. He is passionate about living your life for Jesus. 


Pastor Richard Prater of the First Church of God in Fredericktown   
Comments about Richard: In the midst of a dismal and seemingly hopeless society of COVID, riots, political bashing and genuine degradation of society, our Pastor has spent every conversation, teaching and leading with the offer of hope, stability and love for one another in sharing the timeless message of GOD’s Word. He has continued to constantly trust God and remind us, his church to do the same. In this past year, and the preceding ones, he has held our small congregation together thru the loss of significant saints (in our body), illnesses, financial woes and negative surroundings of a world in turmoil. Running the race with a confidence that we will overcome this, too. He is a bi-vocational Pastor ,husband ,father , grandfather and mighty Shepherd of God’s choosing -encouraging all who turn to him for council; renewing a faith for all who falter and most of all loving all back to the cross in spite of our unlovingness. A constant man of integrity and yet a heart that shares the love of Christ with any. I know I speak for many that “I am proud to call Pastor Richard Prater, First Church of God –Fredericktown, Ohio my pastor.” 



Pastor Clarence Hensel of Brandon United Methodist Church

Comments about Clarence: Our Pastor is indeed a called and chosen by God pastor and servant. He leads our church family by example, with love. He is a wonderful pastor and teacher. His sermons are inspiring, encouraging and challenging. He shows, shares and spreads God's Love to everyone. He is a blessing to our church and community!! We love Pastor Clarence!! 


Pastor Richard A. Hite of the The Church On The Rise in Mount Vernon
Comments about Richard: Our pastor is kind, caring and a very hard worker.  He loves his people and works hard to keep our church (God’s House) clean.  

Pastor Hite is a true man of God and serves his church, his flock and his community is such a compassionate way.  He battles daily with the struggles of having diabetes and it’s accompanying other problems due to being exposed in Vietnam to Agent Orange.  This does not stop him from operating the large food pantry ministry and other outreaches in the community.  He is always ready and willing to help anyone to the best of his ability when asked.  Richard preaches from the Word as he says ""from cover to cover"" and does not add to or take away from it.  He preaches straightforward even if it steps on toes.  He has been preaching for 22 years and we pray that he can go another 22 years. 



Pastors Ted and Tracie Kiger of Trinity Worship Center in Mount Vernon
Comments about Ted and Tracie: We love our Pastors!  Ted and Tracie follow the Holy Spirit. They teach from God’s word and are always there to help you when you need them. They are a team and we are all like family. 

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