A Friend of Steadfast needs help.

The Brothers of John the Steadfast started out by supporting Confessional Lutheran media (thanks be to God for Issues Etc.) and continues to do so.  Along the way we have found lots of new Lutheran media startups as well as some older ones that just have been chugging along for years confessing the faith.  KNGN radio is one of those latter ones.  When years ago we were looking for the technical expertise and help for both broadcasting and podcasting Steadfast Throwdown, KNGN helped us out immensely.  Few people probably realize that there are more than one radio station that is LCMS affiliated.  KNGN is a radio station confessing the faith over the airwaves and also over the internet through streaming.

KNGN has come upon some harder times.  The sources of revenue from past years have been getting smaller.  They are in a pretty dire situation.

From Adam Spanier, the General Manager of KNGN:

“KNGN has had to liquidate our reserve assets to cover expenses. With this liquidation, KNGN has, at best, 3 months of operational funds left, after which, KNGN will have to shut its doors and cease broadcasting. If you value Lutheran radio programming, if you value the mission of the Church to proclaim the Gospel of Christ Jesus Crucified for sinners, then I implore your aid. Without your financial contribution, KNGN cannot survive, and the world’s only independent full powered LCMS radio station will cease to exist.”

KNGN is the world’s only independent, full-powered LCMS radio station.  Let that sink in.  Independent.  Let that word sink in (mindful of how independence can help a confessional Lutheran organization – how does being free of LCMS political fallout help confess the faith?).  Perhaps this is something worth helping and preserving.

So here you go.  1.  Realize that God has given you so much wealth.  2.  Go to KNGN.org    3.  Click on their Donate button    4.  Give thanks to God for such blessedness in your life.


About Pastor Joshua Scheer

Pastor Joshua Scheer is the Senior Pastor of Our Savior Lutheran Church in Cheyenne, Wyoming. He is also the Editor-in-chief of Brothers of John the Steadfast. He oversees all of the work done by Steadfast Lutherans. He is a regular host of Concord Matters on KFUO. Pastor Scheer and his lovely wife Holly (who writes and manages the Katie Luther Sisters) have four children and enjoy living in Wyoming.


A Friend of Steadfast needs help. — 3 Comments

  1. Dear BJS Bloggers,

    Thanks to Pastor Scheer for letting us know about the support needs of KNGN!

    Probably most of you don’t know that when the LC-MS cut out “Issues, etc.” from its broadcast ministries, leaving Pastor Todd Wilken and Jeff Schwarz (and their wives and children) without financial support, or subsequent placement, or any hope for the future, KNGN came through in helping Todd and Jeff rebuild their radio ministry from the ground up. I don’t know the exact details, but in order to qualify as a radio ministry, “Issues, etc.” needed an actual broadcast radio station that would play their program. KNGN was willing to do this, in spite of the possible repercussions that might have from the Kieschnick administration.

    KNGN has been a true friend of “Issues, etc.” from those days, and so deserves the support of anyone who appreciates the ministry of “Issues, etc.” and BJS. Regular ongoing support would be the most appreciated, I am sure. KNGN is, by the way, a certified RSO of the LC-MS.

    Yours in Christ, Martin R. Noland

  2. I am also grateful that Pastor Sheer has let us know about this need. For years I have been listening to the KNGN weekly teaching on the three year lectionary series (Lamplight Conversations). It helps me prepare for Sunday.

    KNGN is indeed an organization worthy of our support.

    Blessings in Christ Jesus,
    Ginny Valleau

  3. Just saw this several weeks after it was posted. Thank you for posting this, definitely an organization worthy of support from Confessional Lutherans.

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