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
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.
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.
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 8 years Jean has been volunteering with Assistance Dogs (NI) as a puppy fosterer, training pups. 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. ADNI also provide school therapy dogs which is proving very beneficial for both children and teachers.
David is married to Gillian, and they have 3 grown-up children: Jonny, Tim and Rhian, who is married to Peter. David was recently installed as minister of Drumachose and Derramore Presbyterian Churches. His interests include music, playing drums and guitar, photography, watching Formula One motor racing, and is a long-suffering Manchester United supporter! David is looking forward to his debut as an RVCR presenter, and hopes his lunchtime slot will provide some inspiration to those who tune in.
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.
Rob and Karen Craig
In 2019 Rob retired, having served as minister of Kilfennan Presbyterian in Londonderry for the past 25 years. Before that, he served in the congregations of Clough and Seaforde, Co Down. Karen is a retired Primary School teacher, who has played an active part in church life, chiefly through the choir, PW and Girls’ Brigade. They have two grown up daughters. In 2013 when Rob was appointed as Moderator of the Presbyterian Church they visited Rwanda to see first-hand some of the work supported by Tearfund. Before that in 2010, Rob and Karen were able to visit Tearfund partners in India who work among trafficked women.
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.
Richard & Joanne Gallick
Richard & Joanne have been married for 10 years and have 3 children – Isaac (9), Ruby (6) and Isabella (2), 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.
Our secretary 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.
Phil grew up in Rathcoole, a large housing estate in Newtownabbey, where he came to faith at a young age through the love and witness of the church family there. He is married to Jenny and father of Rebekah and Elijah and has been the minister in Ballykelly Presbyterian since just August 2021. He enjoys a laugh, which is just as well. Phil is looking forward to his first year at RVCR, sharing stories of God’s goodness in a difficult world as well as some great music.
Andrew is a member of Myroe Presbyterian Church where he sings in the choir, plays clarinet in the praise group and also teaches Sunday School. He is currently in his 2nd year studying Primary Education at Stranmillis University College, Belfast. This is his second year involved in RVCR and at the age of 20 is one of our youngest presenters. He became a Christian at the age of 6 and is looking forward immensely to RVCR this year.
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 at Kingsbridge North West Hospital in Ballykelly. She has been a member of Derramore Presbyterian Church for over 20 years and has been teaching the teenagers in Sunday School for 14 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.
Andrew and Carol Maybin
Living near the town of Garvagh, Co Londonderry, Andrew & Carolyn were married in 2004 and have two daughters Grace and Ruth. Having worked together for 15 years running an electrical engineering business God clearly spoke into their lives. Firstly, the call was to youth and children’s work and then a further call to study God’s word at the Faith Mission Bible College in Edinburgh. Andrew & Carolyn now serve God with the Faith Mission leading the Gospel Truck Ministry.
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 who are both in their 20s. 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 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.
Linda was born in Omagh and moved to Ballykelly to take up a teaching position in a special school in 1974 where she taught for 37 years. Linda gave her life to the Lord on 19th February 1998 and has since been serving the Lord through church activities. She has a passion to encourage others to study the Bible and has recently become a Precepts leader and leads classes on Zoom and face to face. Linda has been involved in RVCR for a number of years and has had the responsibility of organising the telephone rota and just recently also taken on the role of chairperson. This will be her first year as a presenter. Linda’s hobbies include genealogy, making crafts and working as a member of the Coleraine Collective. She and her husband Martin also enjoy looking after their dog Roshie.
A sinner saved by the grace of God alone through faith alone in Christ alone. Presbyterian minister now retired to the pew in Brookvale congregation near Rathfriland, County Down with the occasional preaching engagement elsewhere. Married to Lynda for nearly 47 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 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 60 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 Tennessee being a bucket list item ticked off.
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.