Roe Valley Christian Radio is returning for another year from 30th Dec 2019 - 1st Jan 2020. Roe Valley Christian Radio (RVCR) is run by members of a number of churches in the Roe Valley Area, and takes place for three days over the New Year. Tune in, phone in or drop in - see the contact page for details.
We're streaming online again this year, so if you're out of the area, you can still listen on this website.
Most importantly, don't forget to tune in to RVCR from 30th Dec 2019 - 1st Jan 2020 on 106FM
RVCR: Serving Him by seeking to connect the unconnected
Roe Valley Christian Radio prayerfully desires to reach out to people locally and world-wide through music, song, teaching and testimony with the life-giving message of the Scriptures in the hope that there might be those who will respond and become fully committed followers of the Lord Jesus Christ.
Born and raised in Portsmouth, Hampshire, Jean moved to Northern Ireland in 1975 and has lived in Limavady since 1976. After many questions and doubts about “religion”, she became a Christian in May 1993 and hasn't looked back. Jean has been involved with RVCR since its beginning in 2002. For the past 5 years, she has been volunteering as a puppy fosterer and training pups for Assistance Dogs NI. These fully trained dogs help to improve the lives of children with Autism and their families, as well as helping people with disabilities who are wheelchair users.
Ruth is a member of Limavady Reformed Presbyterian Church and has been involved with RVCR for many years, having presented her own show since 2008. She runs her own business doing wedding flowers and other floral arrangements. Her hobbies include trying to master various crafts and orienteering for the past 40 years. You might even see her with her dog at the radio station!
Mike pastors Encounter Community Church here in Limavady when he is not teaching his P7 class in Cumber Claudy Primary School. He loves eating food, listening to music, cooking food, spending time with family, reading cookery books, Star Wars, basketball and ultimate Frisbee.
Fred has been a Christian for over 30 years. He's a retired school principal, having taught for 37 years. He is now up for the challenge of serving God more fully. He is a founding elder of The Bridges Christian Fellowship in Limavady and is married to Sally and dad of Ruth and Paul.
Lisa Cromie is a mum and grandmother who teaches Sunday School in her local church Largy Presbyterian. She is involved in the ministry of Operation Christmas Child as a Church Relations co-ordinator in the North West.
Leslie is an elder in First Limavady Presbyterian Church. He is married with three daughters and three grandchildren. He has been a Christian for 9 years and went this June with a team of seven to Malawi.
Our chairman at RVCR is Clive Glass. He became a Christian at the age of 21 while studying for his PhD in Civil Engineering at QUB. He is the minister of Dungiven & Largy Presbyterian Churches and is married to Margaret, a teacher in Drumrane Primary School. They have two children in their mid 20s. His hobbies include keeping tropical fish, collecting British stamps and photography.
Geoffrey Jones is Minister of 2nd Limavady and Myroe Presbyterian Churches. He was saved at the age of 14 and is able to testify that God is faithful to all His promises. He is married with three grown up children and enjoys photography.
Andy is married to Debbie and father to Peter, Sarah, Matthew & Hannah. He lives in Donegal and is a member of Fahan church. He is passionate about disciple-making, youth ministry, enjoys making things out of wood, and loves the excuse fatherhood has given him to be an eejit.
Stephanie is a Classroom assistant in Rossmar School. She lives in Limavady with her husband Harold. They have 3 children (all married) and 5 grandchildren. She has been volunteering with Operation Christmas Child for over 20 years but became a year round volunteer in 2017 and serves as manager of the local processing centre during the shoebox campaign each year. She enjoys cycling (when it’s not raining), baking and spending time with her grandchildren. One of her favourite Bible verses is Matthew 5:16, “Let your light shine before others, that they may see your good deeds and glorify your Father in heaven.”
Lee is a lifelong member of First Limavady Presbyterian Church. He serves the Lord as a PCI Accredited Preacher. He loves his Lord and utilises every opportunity to make Jesus known. Whether it be in the home, workplace, socially, in the pulpit or over the radio, Lee’s drive and desire is found in encouraging people to seek a walk of faith with Christ and assisting people already in faith to further develop the faith through expanding their knowledge and thereby their love of the Saviour.
David is minister in All Saints' Clooney Church of Ireland in Londonderry. He is well known throughout the North West for his gospel concerts, having recently released his latest CD. You might even hear some of his songs on his ever-popular Country Gospel programme!
Drewe McConnell was installed as minister of 1st Limavady and Magilligan congregations in September 2008. He was a former member of Hill Street Presbyterian Church in Lurgan. He is married to Patricia, a nurse, and has two daughters, Jill and Holly aged 23 and 21. His hobbies are music, swimming and football.
Violet became a Christian in 1977 and is a member of Myroe Presbyterian Church. Ever since her conversion she has had a passion for the gospel, with a particular interest locally in reaching out to young people and globally in the country of Kenya, where she recently spent several weeks on a mission trip. Her hobbies include baking for the Country Market. This year she will again be co-presenting with Drewe McConnell.
George was born in Belfast and attended Bethany Presbyterian Church (now Immanuel). He belonged to numerous organisations including BB, CE, Sunday School, Youth Club and the Choir. He was converted at the age of 18 and worked in Short Brothers & Harland where he served his time as an aircraft fitter. Subsequently he was called to the ministry and ordained on 30th December 1971. He has been married to Myrtle for 58 years and has one daughter Arlene and one grandson. He enjoys sport, especially football and cricket.
A lifetime member of Dungiven Presbyterian Church, Keith was saved at the age of 14 in a local Mission Hall after years of faithful witness by parents and Sunday School teachers. He has since gone on to be a Sunday School teacher and Superintendent for over 30 years, as well as being an elder in the congregation. A keen sportsman in his youth and loyal Man Utd supporter, Keith also has a keen interest in southern gospel quartet music with a recent trip to the National Quartet Convention in Tennesee being a bucket list item ticked off.
Andrew is a member of Myroe Presbyterian Church where he sings in the choir and plays clarinet in the praise group. He is currently on a gap year from his studies. This is his first year involved in RVCR and at the age of 18 is one of our youngest presenters. He became a Christian at the age of 6 and will be sharing the microphone with his older brother James.
For the last 7 years James has been the Musical Director of Myroe Presbyterian Church and is involved in many aspects of the worship in the wider Roe Valley area. However, this is his first year as part of RVCR and he will be presenting alongside his younger brother, Andrew. Whenever he isn’t busy doing all of that he also finds the time to study Medicine at QUB and is in his 4th year.
Lorna attends Myroe Presbyterian Church. She is married to Richard, has two grown up sons and is the very proud Nana of James and Alfie. She has recently retired from working in school, which allows more opportunity to be involved with the children in the Crèche and Holiday Bible Club in Myroe. She also works as a Volunteer for Samaritan's Purse Operation Christmas Child Shoebox Appeal.