Posted by jerry
Two of the most basic needs for every ministry are people and money. Our founder, Eugene Priddy, was keenly aware of those needs and often said so in his presentations.
The Lord started meeting the need for people in July, 1981. Dr. Priddy wrote that the Board of Directors had announced “the appointment of Mr. & Mrs. Gerald Pruden to the ministry staff. Gerry and Sharon’s appointment is the answer to many prayers.” Future plans included a recording studio and radio program production. Gerry’s electronics and engineering background equipped him to fulfill this need and Sharon had already been a part-time volunteer for two years. She typed all the radio scripts and helped keep the financial records. Both are still working in the headquarters office in the Tampa Bay area.
In the summer of 1983 the Lord added two more couples, Rev. and Mrs. Fred Clifford and Rev. and Mrs. Samuel Montoya. Fred was our Southeastern Representative and presented the work and the needs of our ministry among churches and colleges around the region. Fred is now with the Lord and Irene lives in North Carolina near family.
Samuel and Imna Montoya were already veteran missionaries in 1983. They were both born in Colombia, South America where they lived until they became missionaries with Trans World Radio in 1964. Sam translated and recorded our radio programs in Spanish and also corresponded with the many listeners who contacted him. Sam and Imna are still serving in the Spanish ministry with Bible Basics in Honduras.