Roe Valley Christian Radio

Thurs 30th Dec - Sat 1st Jan        106 FM

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Roe Valley Christian Radio

Roe Valley Christian Radio is returning for another year from 30th Dec 2021 - 1st Jan 2022. 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 2021 - 1st Jan 2022 on 106FM

RVCR: Serving Him by seeking to connect the unconnected

Mission statement:
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.


Jean Bishop-Greentree

Born and raised in Portsmouth, Hampshire, Jean moved to Northern Ireland in 1975 and has lived in Limavady since 1976. She became a Christian in May 1993 and is an adherent with the Salvation Army. Jean has been involved with RVCR since its beginning in 2002. For the past 7 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. Jean and her qualified therapy dog Joy are currently working with schoolchildren providing canine therapy which is proving very beneficial for both children and teachers.

Fred Corscadden

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.

Richard & Joanne Gallick

Richard & Joanne have been married for 9 years and have three 3 children – Isaac (8), Ruby (5) and Isabella (1), two woofers (Archie & Cooper) and live in Ballykelly. Joanne hails from the coldest place in Northern Ireland – Katesbridge, watch out for it on the weather forecast! Richard is a born and bred Co. Londonderry man!

Joanne has an addiction to buying stationery – notebooks and pens, apparently you can never have enough! Richard is a petrolhead – loves his cars and motorbikes and can often been found googling his next car. They both belong to Drumachose Presbyterian Church and are involved with GB, BB and Youth Fellowship. They both have a heart for mission and the church and to see God’s Kingdom grow.

Clive Glass

Our acting 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 20s. His hobbies include keeping tropical fish, collecting British stamps and photography.

Andy Lamberton

Peter, Sarah, Matthew and Hannah think their dad is CRAZY for letting the Children be in charge for KIDS’ TAKEOVER! It's going to be the best hour each day, so get your requests in for a show packed with Challenges, Bible Stories, Quizzes and of course Songs that'll make you dance your socks off!

Lee McAllister

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 McBeth

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

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 who are both in their 20s. His hobbies are music, swimming and football.

Violet Miller

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 has visited several times and on mission trips and hopes to go back again soon. This year she will again be co-presenting with Drewe McConnell on The Breakfast Show.

John Noble

A sinner saved by the grace of God alone through faith alone in Christ alone. Presbyterian minister (retired but not), currently pastoring two small congregations - Brookvale & Ryans - near Rathfriland, County Down. Married to Lynda for 45 years with 2 sons and 4 grandchildren. Tech & gadget geek. Rollercoaster fanatic. Rangers supporter. Northern Ireland fan. From Londonderry but now settled in Banbridge after a journey via Coleraine, Rathfriland and Limavady serving the Lord. “Woe to me if I do not preach the gospel!”

George Simpson

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 59 years and has one daughter Arlene and one grandson. He enjoys sport, especially football and cricket.

Keith Thompson

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 Tennessee being a bucket list item ticked off.

Andrew Irwin

Andrew is a member of Myroe Presbyterian Church where he sings in the choir and plays clarinet in the praise group. He is currently in his 1st year studying Primary Education at Stranmillis University College, Belfast. This is his second year involved in RVCR and at the age of 19 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.

James Irwin

For the last 8 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. This is just his second 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 5th year.

Darryl Nesbitt

Darryl is the Regional Manager for Samaritan’s Purse and Operation Christmas Child in Northern Ireland. Samaritan’s Purse is a non-denominational evangelical Christian Charity providing spiritual and physical aid to hurting people around the world through Disaster Relief, International Development and Mission Programmes. Since 1990, more than 156 million boys and girls in over 156 countries have experienced God’s love in the power of a simple shoebox gift through Operation Christmas Child. We also provide Children's Discipleship Teaching through the Greatest Journey offered freely to children after they receive their shoebox gift. To date 9.2 million children have completed the programme.

Gary Aitcheson

Gary was born and raised in the big city of Cloughmills, Co. Antrim. He worked for a few years in Shorts aircraft factory in Belfast, but left to go on mission work in India and Nepal for 2 years. Soon after returning he took up studies for ministry in the Presbyterian Church, and has served as minister in Dromore and Drumquin (Co. Tyrone) and Kilcooley (Bangor, Co. Down). In June 2019, he moved to this area as minister of Balteagh and Bovevagh. He is married to Audrey, and they have two grown-up children, Judith, and David. Outside of work Gary plays some golf and used to enjoy football – he is a Manchester United fan so it’s not much fun anymore! Gary is looking forward to his first year with Roe Valley Christian Radio and hopes to present three programmes on the themes of “Faith, Hope and Love.” There will be a wide variety of music focussed on these great themes.

Harold Given

Harold is the rector of Tamlaghtfinlagan Parish Church. In his spare time he enjoys painting, photography and reading. He has been presenting shows on RVCR for many years and is looking forward to his show this year again.

Laura Madden

Laura Madden is a local lady, married to Darren with two children, Aaron and Molly-Anne. She works as a learning support assistant in St. Mary's and also helps out when she can with domiciliary care in the community with NW Care. She has been a member of Derramore Presbyterian Church for over 20 years and has been teaching the teenagers in Sunday School for 13 years; she also helps look after their Facebook page. Prior to this she was a member of St. Aidan’s Church in Magilligan. This is her first time presenting; she normally answers the phone during Violet and Drewe’s programme. She enjoys walking and photography when time permits.

Sue Whitla

Sue was born in Tiverton in Devon, into a Salvation Army Household, so it’s in the blood, you could say. She gave her heart to Jesus when she was 16 years old and has never regretted her decision, to be able to love and serve him is such a privilege. She came to Northern Ireland some 35 years ago as a Salvation Army minister, to Newtownards; there she met her husband Robert, and they have two children Hannah & Daniel and a granddaughter Emily with another grandchild on the way. She moved to Limavady in July of this year from Portadown and is very happy to be here – everyone is so friendly. Sue looks forward to sharing with other churches and organisations in sharing God’s love and helping meet needs within the community.