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Larry Harp, General Manager


Larry is known among his family and friends as a thinker and a visionary. So it was no surprise when God gave him the vision for the birthing of Joy 1580 WWSJ in 1997. By the prompting and leading of the Holy Spirit, Larry christened the station on Palm Sunday 1997 as a station Working Winning Souls for Jesus, with St John 12:32 as the mission statement. Under his leadership the station has been a beacon of light not only for the local community but was one of the very first stations in the nation to broadcast over the World Wide Web at www.joy1580.com. Listeners from all over the world have been blessed by the music and the ministry of Joy 1580. In March of 2010 an FM translator was added and Joy1580AM can now be heard on 100.3 FM on your radio dial.
Because of Larry’s faithfulness over a few things God has placed him at the helm of two (2) additional FM radio stations located in the Michigan area. Power 91.9 FM WDPW in Grand Rapids, Michigan officially went on the air in February of 2010. Western Michigan has now been given the opportunity to praise God all day and all night. The third station, Praize 90.9 WXPZ is scheduled for an official launch in August of 2010. The corridor of Interstate-96 from the Lake Shore to Mid-Michigan has been taken for the Kingdom and is lifting up the Savior Jesus Christ 365/24/7.

Larry attended Oakland University in Rochester, Michigan majoring in economics and management. He has served as a past Stellar Award Advisory Board Member for Central City Productions of Chicago IL. As a trustee of Messiah Missionary Baptist Church in Grand Rapids, he has served as Minister of Transportation and has been Chairman of the Annual African American Male Conference multiple times. He has been married for over 33 years to his wife Helen and is the father of two wonderful daughters, Danielle and Dione. He has 4 beautiful grandchildren, Christopher, Jonathan, Madeline and David III. He says “God gets all the Glory for the marvelous works He has done in his life.”

Helen Harp, ?Program Director

Saved, Sancitified, baptized in his precious Holy Ghost and with Fire for Jesus, Evangelist Harp is licensed minister. She is very excited about what God has done, is doing and will do in the broadcast of the Gospel of Jesus Christ.  With over fourteen years of experience in radio broadcasting she is attending Cornerstone University in pursuit of her Bachelors of Arts in Business Administration and Ministry Leadership.

Her interests lie in issues concerning women and she has taken an active role in ministering to women who have been incarcerated. She has a desire to build a community outreach facility to provide interim care for women leaving prison and their children . She also has been a Sunday school teacher and ministry leader in the local church.

Evangelist Harp uses Jeremiah 9:23-24 as a basis for her faith.

Thus saith the LORD, Let not the wise man glory in his wisdom, neither let the mighty man glory in his might, let not the rich man glory in his riches:

But let him that glorieth glory in this, that he understandeth and knoweth me, that I am the LORD which exercise lovingkindness, judgment, and righteousness, in the earth: for in these things I delight, saith the LORD.